Rated the top nursery for the last 10 years by AZ Business magazine, Moon Valley Nurseries complements its extensive inventory of plants and trees with services such as delivery, installation, and tips for care. The knowledgeable staff can help customers navigate the green aisles of trees and plants, which encompass such Plant Kingdom constituents as Palm Trees, Flowering Trees, Shrubs, and, during the holiday season, Christmas Trees. They also grow their own inventory so they can maintain direct control over the health and well being of their plants, whether treating them with the correct combination of fertilizers or pressuring admittance boards to make sure each seed gets into the best of nursery schools.
The Rogers family knows the importance of keeping critters out of the home. With their bug-busting services, they oust everything from ants and roaches to scorpions and crickets. Their pest control is centered on power sprays around home perimeters, fencing, rock beds, pools, and patio pillars. Inside, they spray along baseboards and throughout garages. They also take a thorough approach toward preventing rodents and even weeds from taking up residence.
When Hardscape Contractors' craftsmen arrive on the job, they take their time listening to the homeowner. Only once they have a firm grasp of their client's vision and budget do they then carefully craft their plans. That respect for the customer and attention to detail carries through to the project itself. They refuse to cut corners or settle for subpar work as they install custom water features, lay natural stones for patios, or irrigate thirsty lawns. For comprehensive yard care, the company also offers lawn-care and snow-removal services and employs a staff of professional landscape architects to help homeowners reengineer their yards into to-scale replicas of their desktop zen gardens.
The Phoenix New Times crowned it the Best Place to Buy a Live Chicken in 2012. An unusual accolade, but one that The Stock Shop’s founders happily accepted nonetheless. When they opened The Stock Shop more than 30 years ago, it wouldn’t have been eligible for the award, since their inventory consisted solely of feed and tack—no live chickens. But as business grew, so did their offerings. Today, staffers still fill the shelves with natural, grain-free, and organic pet foods from brands including Nature’s Variety and EVO. But they also peddle baby chicks, potbellied pigs, and bunnies, gear from John Deere, and all the equipment needed to farm organically, especially in an urban setting. That’s in addition to goodies for pets—leashes, treats, chew toys—and even the occasional cowboy hat. Plus, there’s onsite dog grooming that specifically caters to anxious pooches.
The team at AA Cleanup & Lawn Maintenance are experts at keeping yards green and pristine. Ongoing lawn-maintenance visits keep curb appeal at capacity by fertilizing and trimming turf on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. For outdoor spaces in need of a larger overhaul, homeowners can enlist the team for landscaping services such as spreading rocks, planting shrubs and flowers, or installing brick borders, and shaping and thinning services help trees fit back into their wedding foliage.
When Les Blake founded his nursery in Phoenix's Moon Valley neighborhood, he adopted an approach that was unconventional at the time: after selling a tree or shrub, his staffers would also deliver and plant it at no extra charge. Today, Moon Valley Nursery Las Vegas's staffers hold to that mission—they plant any item in their collection, including more than 24 international types of evergreens, 24 species of palm trees, and 20 species of colorful desert trees. Staffers also oversee ranks of citrus trees such as mandarin, lemon, and grapefruit, and shrubs that make lawns explode in yellows, purples, and reds. Free landscaping consultations help customers launch front-yard makeovers, along with lawn pottery and fountains ranging from neoclassical to modern. Customers can feed new plantings with fertilizers such as house-blend Moon Juice, which uses organic enzymes and amino acids to stimulate the growth of plant cells while ensuring they never develop human emotions.