A lawn-care technician from Lawn Doctor will diagnose personal pasture issues and provide customized services to improve yard appearance and health. To stimulate growth in receding grass lines, the power-seeding service spreads seeds throughout thinning yards for maximum germination to improve appearance and eschew lawn-sized baseball caps ($25+). Technicians can also seed undernourished plots with a fortifying fertilizer treatment ($50+), or aerate soil to allow for deeper root growth, easier nutrient access, and more ammo during slingshot fights.
For 20 years, Ellen Ashley has pursued and shared her passion for gardening by tending and teaching in her own 10-acre paradise, which houses thousands of plants in nine types of gardens. Ashley's interest in flora ignited when she was a youngster in rural Virginia, where she watched her father grow vegetables and fruit trees while her mother raised flowers and tutored wood nymphs. After retiring from a career in technical sales, Ashley dedicated herself full time to her planting passion, both at home and in the community. Her decade of activity with the Guilford Horticultural Society has included lecturing on subjects such as butterfly gardens, seed saving, and herbs.
One Guy and a Machine owner Joe Barbagallo and his team of professionals collaborate with the natural layout of customers' outdoor spaces to create functional and innovative design solutions. The team adorns properties with patios, retaining walls, and flowerbeds, and keeps investments healthy with regular seeding, mowing, and aerating services. With an artful eye, landscapers transform flat surfaces into synthetic putting greens, or add another dimension with hardscape walls and stairways. The price of landscaping services will vary depending on the cost of materials, labor, and the amount of Gushers required to distract mischievous gophers from thwarting the job, but Barbagallo offers free written estimates to each customer to provide an approximate overall job cost.
ChemDry of the Triad cleans carpets, furniture, and other room dwellers without detergents or chemicals. Floor toupees find a new reason to lie still after bathing in ChemDry’s carbonation system, which spares them the damage that rug shampooing and washboard scrubbing can do. The green-certified ChemDry method, which eschews soaps and phosphates, finds a similarly appreciative audience in the sofa-and-loveseat peanut gallery. Errant spots and stains make a hasty retreat after meeting the stalwart carbonation, which de-furs favorite sitting places of pet hair, mystery fluff, and stowaway Furbys. Antsy furniture and carpets with hectic social calendars can count on the service being completed within one to two hours, and cleaned areas are dry within two hours afterward.
Midas Fabric & Blinds' large selection of fabrics supplies all manner of DIYers with the materials necessary for their projects. Designers of all skill levels can select from hundreds of fabrics, then reupholster a timeworn sofa or relative with a durable new covering or swathe drab living spaces in swanky animal-print tapestries. Custom window treatments ($129/valance) surround panes in style, and a made-to-order set of 48"x90" curtains ($309/pair)—including fabric, lining, fabrication, wood rods, and finials—furnishes hard-to-cover windows. During an in-home consultation ($50), one of the store's talented interior decorators makes expert recommendations as to which fabric patterns best complement furniture, architecture, and the ghost chandeliers of tenants past.
The team of specialists at Aggressive Sounds Car Audio adds shade to cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans with privacy- and safety-enhancing window tinting. Whether drivers choose to darken two or five of their vehicle's windows, they can rest assured that the tinted glass will block up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays from sneaking into interiors to fade upholstery or give dashboard bobbleheads embarrassing tan lines. A proper tint job may also help reduce glare, keep passengers cool on sunny days, and hold shattered glass together during collisions.