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.
Mattress Direct culls a variety of mattresses in textures ranging from firm to plush from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Serta. Serta's iComfort, for example, evenly distributes support across the body with microsupport gel capsules nestled in its memory foam; a specialized material prevents overheating and the resulting unpleasant lava-chase nightmares. Mattress Direct's stock of bed frames, bed linens, and pillows allow patrons to assemble complete bedroom sets in one trip, and an express delivery service prevents the hassle of renting a moving truck or outfitting each leg of a new bed with a rollerblade.
Big Head Horticultural Services stocks their garden center with Louisiana-grown plants and flowers, each specimen hand-selected for its vitality and beauty. Customers can bring plants home for DIY projects, or leave the process to the company's landscape designers. In addition to flowers and greenery, the center sells lawn accessories such as cypress furniture, pottery, and fountains.
Villere’s crew of friendly and prompt petal professionals, first banding together in 1969, crafts a vast array of retina-regaling bouquets for any occasion or season. Commemorate a special someone's birthday without burning a cake or hiding a piñata's head beneath the sheets in the middle of the night with a vase of Garden Parade birthday flowers ($42.95+), a vibrant gaggle of yellow roses, red gerberas, and purple statice. With summer having fully unpacked its bags, celebrate its homecoming with a collection of sunflowers ($37.95+) or the Sweet Liberty bouquet ($47.95) of roses and carnations arranged to resemble the colors of the American flag. Many flower combinations include a vase to help accentuate each petal's distinctive color and create a lively accouterment for the table or teleportation chamber. In addition, Villere’s stocks a bounty of fresh-cut flowers for custom bouquets that can relay the message of “I love you,” “Congratulations,” or “You'll catch that sea monster next time.”
At Seven Wonders Furniture, each table tells a story. Some recall their roots as majestic forest oaks, and others regale onlookers with tales of the barns, houses, and factories they once called home. In addition to radiating beauty, each reclaimed piece comes with the kind of character that takes years to build. Along with tables, the shop corrals bookshelves, nightstands, and bed frames made from the same preloved materials, shrinking carbon footprints as they enhance a home’s style. Wooden patinas make cabinets glow with antique colors, and repurposed metal helps stools look tougher than Clint Eastwood’s titanium-coated skeleton.