Lawn Doctor’s savvy yard magicians rejuvenate hapless grounds, conjure spells for increased grass growth, and banish nutrition-sapping weeds. Famished foliage is sated with the help of beneficent Turf Tamer equipment that doles out nourishing fertilizer to every inch of greenery. Grass is then meticulously fortified against intruders with a herbicide that, when applied, causes dandelions, crabgrass, and yard yetis to disappear with a cackle into a cloud of smoke. Broad-leaf weed control kills existing weeds, while preemergent weed control makes new weeds think twice about setting their roots down in treated territory. Homeowners need not be present for the service, eliminating the hassle of rushing back home from business meetings or pog-trading conventions.
In 2001, James Daily brought his vision to fruition, starting a lawn-care company that serves the diverse and varied needs of home and business owners throughout the region. What began as a one-crew operation built around mowing and basic grass maintenance quickly grew, expanding its staff with a licensed pest-control tech, regimented crews of landscapers, and herds of grass-grazing wildebeests that operate throughout the tri-state area. Lawn experts care for residential and commercial green spaces throughout the year with season-specific treatments, such as springtime lawn aeration to reduce soil compaction. Other services include autumn leaf removal and wintertime ice management.
When Simon Huber arrived in southern Indiana from Baden-Baden, Germany in 1843, he knew how to do two things particularly well: grow fruit and make wine. What started out as Simon's humble, 80-acre operation, today stretches across more than 600 acres as one of the state's oldest wineries. It remains a family business, too, with seventh-generation Hubers at the helm.
Open seven days per week, 12 months a year, the facility features u-pick fruits and veggies, a bakery, a cafe, and even a family farm park. All of this activity bustles above the wine cellar, which resides underground beneath the Huber's restored 1938 barn. There, the family transforms 18 different varieties of grapes into award-winning wines, combining modern equipment with old-world winemaking techniques.
Lamps ensconced in metal shades toss warm beams across New Earth Garden Center's verdant showroom, where thriving basil, tomato, and hot-pepper plants demonstrate the dirt-free wonders of hydroponic gardening. Organic provisions for soil-less and traditional planting fill shelves and display cases with supplies such as nutrients and fertilizers, eco-friendly pest control, composting supplies, and heirloom seeds whose plants bear hardy blooms, unique fruits, and stories from their seedling days of climbing trellises uphill both ways. Robust collections of wheatgrass growing kits also guide gardeners through the two week process of nutrient-packed projects and inspire future harvests.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps to inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
The fresh scent of flowering plants, modest-sized trees, and hardwood mulch wafts about the greenhouse of Maple Crossing Nursery. Water droplets mist the leaves and petals of take-home flora—shrubs, bushes, and perennials—selected for their ability to flourish in the humid climate of Kentucky and southern Indiana. An arsenal of gardening and landscaping tools arm walk-in green thumbs for tasks such as trimming up boxwoods, mulching flower beds, and digging moats around doghouses.