Propane Genie replenishes propane provisions by delivering freshly topped-off tanks. Gas-grillers schedule deliveries by visiting the company’s website, where a prompt asks them to enter their zip code and pledge their allegiance to coal-less cooking. Overanxious tanks are then placed on doorsteps or given a mild sedative while they wait to be replaced by a tamer tank. Propane Genie fills all of its tanks to capacity, ensuring fulfilling grilling sessions and preventing bun-only barbecues. For an additional fee, full tank deliveries are also available to customers without a tank to exchange.
Voted St. Augustine’s Best Florist by the St. Augustine Record, Flowers by Shirley has been transforming palettes of flowers into contemporary and traditional masterworks of artful expression since 1973. Pitch woo at a crush's noggin as hard as you can with the Love in Bloom bouquet—a vase bursting with cream and white roses accented with pink snapdragons (starting at $38.99)—or thank a maternal unit for not trading you for magic beans with the Flourishing Garden basket, a jubilantly yellow mix of lilies, spray roses, daisies, and cowardly cartoon characters (starting at $39.99). Lovers of less high-maintenance plant life will prefer a decorative fern (starting at $39.99) to gussy up their dreary abandoned space station.
Selected a top furniture store in 2010 by the St. Augustine Record, Wholesale Furniture Outlet showcases over 6,000 square feet of dining-room, bedroom, and living-room accouterments from brands such as England by La-Z-Boy, Klaussner, Liberty, and Leather Italia USA. Raise relaxation and your feet to new heights in a leather recliner ($359+), or fall into perfect slumber with a new mattress set ($159+). A trove of comfy sofas ($379+) help cushion tough losses during football season, and a selection of end tables ($69+) can seamlessly pull a room together or foil burglary attempts when used to form an obstacle course.
Holly’s Nursery's botanical specialists aid the green-minded in adopting new leafy additions and perfecting lawn décor. The full-service nursery flourishes with a verdant populace of native plants and a wide selection of annual and perennial flowers, such as Endless Summer hydrangeas ($27.99/3 gal. pot) or Knock Out roses ($19.99+). Vibrant shrubs ($65) and an assortment of 15-gallon potted trees ($65) impart attractive textures to landscapes or shelter for escaped sea monkeys. Customers can also peruse Holly's organic vegetable garden and purchase edibles from its cache of fresh produce. Plant shipments arrive each week, filling the nursery with the ever-strident cries of newborn greenery.
In the mid-1960s, friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano began giving weekly lawn-care workshops to green-thumbed homeowners. After watching students become frustrated because they couldn't produce professional-quality results, Bob and Tony decided to go into business caring for lawns themselves and building lawn-nourishing machines to maintain their hard work between visits. Those same machines would later be patented and used in the duo's 500 lawn-care-franchise locations across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Lawn Doctor's technicians arrive at yards ready to sow seeds with the patented Turf Tamer, control pests, trim up lawns, and perform lawn-mower maintenance. Clients and technicians come up with a lawn-care program to keep greens in good health after professionals have a chance to inspect soil quality, grass condition, and Stonehenge replicas constructed by religious moles. The company guarantee promises a reapplication or a full refund if its services are unsatisfactory.
Cottage by the Sea beautifies abodes with cottage-style furniture and beachy accessories. Seafaring shoppers can infuse their homes with ocean accents such as seashell-framed mirrors and coral prints without having to barter with miserly mermen.