Slab Handcrafted Soap Company's dedicated soapsmiths blend and cut soaps by hand. With extreme care and consciousness of the suds-making process, these artisans forge blocks from a blend of palm, coconut, and olive oils, and exotic butters—ingredients that cohere into smooth, rich bars. These slabs not only clean skin, but also moisturize it—unlike commercial soaps, which are made with a milling process that extracts the natural moisturizing glycerin, they contain a high glycerin content. The all-natural soaps can last one person 4–5 weeks through regular use and only slight nibblings.
Aerials Tree Service owner Jason LaDue personally visits his clients’ homes to make estimates and render services such as planting and removing trees, pruning hedges, and grinding stumps. After more than two decades of experience on the job, he has an eye for arboreal aesthetics and a keen understanding of when a tree poses a safety issue, such as when the tree begins to sprout Louisville Sluggers. When services are completed, homeowners can elect to have the resulting scrap wood chipped and cleared, or turned into firewood that can be donated to families in need.
Color Tile of Salem’s IICRC-certified carpet cleansers un-sully floor coverings of all dispositions with state-of-the-art technology. Decrud three rooms of filthy fibers with Color Tile of Salem’s eight-step carpet-cleaning process, which uses Sapphire Scientific equipment to evict shag-sitting particles and other dulling debris. Offending floor blankets receive a hot-water extraction, which dissolves soil, dirt, and domestic lava flows, and creates up to 400 square feet of picturesque carpetscapes.
Greenlands' staff crafts a compost blend for vineyards, nurseries, yards, and gardens that the dedicated gardening experts make by carefully balancing temperature, moisture, and microbial activity for a finished product approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute. This is no small feat—six months to one year after it’s created, compost must to prove its quality by passing a screening and spontaneously producing a single red rose. Customers can choose from Greenlands’ variety of compost blends, including fine garden compost made with 100% plant matter, or potting soil, which contains pumice, peat moss, and NutriBoost. Sandy loam breaks up stubborn clay and fills in holes. Greenlands’ staff can also whip up custom compost blends for gardeners that are tailored to the specific qualities of their soil.
Founded by a college student in 1999, Green Thumb Landscape & Maintenance has since blossomed into a full-service yard-care authority, tackling projects ranging from residential landscaping to intricate redesigns at the Portland International Airport and the Oregon State Hospital. The team of professional technicians can transform overgrown lawns into meticulously landscaped works of art dappled with stone walkways, fire pits, water features, and sprinkler systems. They overhaul scruffy yards and dispose of debris offsite during full-scale renovations that encourage new, healthy foliage to bloom, and they revivify dowdy turf with chromatic seasonal flower beds, Christmas lights, and tie-dyed jack-o'-lanterns.
Upon their 40-acre parcel in South Salem, the Kreitzberg family sets aside 10 acres of land for other families–and their dogs–to come and explore more than 15,000 potential Christmas trees, including douglas firs, grand firs, and noble firs. A pond, a barn, and abundant wildlife swirl together to form a picturesque backdrop, and nearby, the Kreitzbergs manage warm bonfires and pass out complimentary hot apple cider and coffee.
Whether it’s mowing lawns or completely redesigning green spaces, the bonded and licensed crew at Mow Town Lawn Care works tirelessly to beautify the expanses surrounding homes and businesses. Time-saving teams travel to homes to trim, edge, and weed yards or to reimagine them via flower-bed design or ornamental hedge trimming. Larger projects take on the form of deck and patio construction and retaining walls that accent natural topography better than a scarecrow made of sod. The techs also handle trees left in precarious conditions, pruning limbs ravaged by storms, removing and grinding stumps, and patching up arborous wounds caused by decay.