With more than 500 locations in 40 states, the Lawn Doctor franchise vaunts core care programs that cover everything from shrub care and pest control to natural, synthetic, and organic lawn fertilization. A free evaluation of residential and commercial plots uncovers the distinct characteristics of the area, such as soil type, weather patterns, and annual rate of pink-flamingo theft. After technicians spread seeds with patented Turf Tamer equipment, home or business owners can solicit color-free treatments to coax away weeds or special pesticides to stave off fire ants, millipedes, and Hollywood movie producers scouting locations for another FernGully installment.
The Name Dropper swaddles babies in clothing and footwear, while Storkland supplies pintsize furniture, car seats, and strollers. Together, the side-by-side sister stores outfit babies for playtime, naptime, and small-claims court trials. Top tots off with a selection of bows ($4–$12) or dress them in brand-name duds ($20–$70) from Bailey Boys, Vineyard Vines, and Kissy Kissy. Little piggies stay comfortable in an assortment of sandals ($26–$40) or Crocs ($24.95), while pint-sized rockers ($60) lull wee ones to sleep faster than a six-part miniseries on solid foods. Storkland and The Name Dropper's obliging staff can also help parental units find a bevy of dolls and toys to entertain developing brains.
One of the largest nurseries in northwest Florida, Floral Tree Gardens surrounds its customers with a land-grown sea of lush foliage and vibrant blooms. Row upon row of the outdoor gardens are painted with yellow daisies and purple cornflowers, and loquat and avocado trees cast shadows over shoppers. Plant purchases may be complemented with garden accents such as clay pots and metal butterflies, which, unlike their living counterparts, follow orders to sit and stay. Floral Tree Gardens' stock changes with the seasons; its facility brims with pumpkins in the fall and poinsettias in the winter. It also stocks fauna at an onsite pond, where visitors can fish for bass or pygmy submarines.
Hot towels and heated treatment beds are part and parcel with the experience of visiting Stay the Clinical Spa. Dedicating to fostering bliss, the spa enhances services with various frills—complimentary beverages, private settings, and take-home skincare kits, to name a few. Nonetheless, the spa stays focused on delivering results-based treatments that cater to the individual. Skincare treatments integrate pharmaceutical-grade products, and massage sessions target specific trouble spots. For brides, the spa bundles rejuvenating services into packages that relieve the stresses of planning a wedding and deciding on a groom.
The exterminators at The Mosquito Authority keep backyard barbecues and front-yard frisbee games free of the high-pitched buzzing of the swarming scourge. The team deploys anti-mosquito measures such as barrier sprays, misting systems, and special event sprays, each of which involves applying an environmentally friendly, EPA-approved solution to plants around the property. The solution kills off all current mosquitoes and prevents new ones from invading for up to 21 days, but won't cause health issues for pets, children, or mailmen who nestle under the hedges for a midday nap.
Betel Multi-Service helps homeowners beautify and maintain their living spaces with masterful, speedy repairs, installations, painting, and spruce-ups. Friendly, experienced workers tackle nearly any household project, from recaulking leaky tubs and hanging drywall to landscaping the backyard and dusting the Elvis shrine. The community-minded owners pride themselves on their commitment to customers and their deep sense of professional integrity, and they operate a local ministry program in their personal time.