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As guests peruse aisles of annuals, perennials, roses, trees, and shrubs at Classic Nursery, they are admiring a selection of backyard-ready plants that has been honed by the nursery's owners for more than 20 years. The chlorophyll-savvy staff can help to direct customers toward high-maintenance plants or the blooms that will flourish in all types of sunlight and soil. The staff can also recommend just the right organic compost, seed cover, or potting soil that will expedite plant growth or feed a vase that’s a picky eater.

9090 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Sun Valley,
CA
US

Midnight Sun, which was voted one of the country’s top 250 salons by Looking Fit, has bronzed the celebrity skins of Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Biel, and Carrot Top. The top-notch sunnery offers six different levels of high-quality beds and bulbs. If you'd like to give your skin a lustrous, fresh-off-the-beach glow without exposing it to tanning beds, beach bullies, or the powerful rays of our binary suns, opt for an excursion inside a comfortable Mystic Tan machine, which quickly coats skin with a special tanning solution.

8966 Reseda Blvd
Northridge,
CA
US

As part of its mission to cultivate Southern California’s native flora, the Theodore Payne Foundation encourages Californians to get acquainted with their rootsy neighbors during its introductory four-hour native-plant horticulture class. Horticulturalist Lili Singer reveals which area plants survive droughts and attract native birds and butterflies, and which ones are just Old Man Jasper from the abandoned amusement park wearing a ghost mask. She'll also clarify the concept of plant communities and give you tips on selecting plants for various types of gardens. By the end of the class, green thumbs and their attached humans will gain an introductory-level initiation into establishing new plantings as well as how to encourage plants' growth by pruning them, irrigating them, and attending their piano recitals. Graduates will be eligible for the foundation’s three-part course in native-plant garden design.

10459 Tuxford St
Sun Valley,
CA
US

11141 Woodley Ave
Granada Hills,
CA
US

Offering weekday and Saturday appointments, the elegant electricians at Lerman Appliances can come to the aid of a bevy of sick and ailing brand-name appliances. Lerman will dispatch a technician for a one-time basic service call to fine-tune faulty washers, dryers, stoves, cook tops, built-in ovens, and double ovens. After analyzing and diagnosing disagreeable appliances, talented technicians will provide a written estimate for specific repairs and an itemized breakdown of all the parts and labor required. If homeowners opt to have Lerman complete the necessary repairs, Lerman will waive the one-time service fee and apply the value of today's Groupon toward the price of parts, labor, and more expensive repairs that could include servicing stackable washers and dryers, trash compactors, front load washers, built-in refrigerators, and exhaust-fan warmers. Licensed and insured, Lerman Appliances offers reliable service to over-the-hill microwave ovens and dishwashers so you can stop washing the dishes by hand or refrain from buying new dishes to replace the dirty ones.

5411 Tyrone Ave
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

With a verdant variety of shrubs, trees, roses, and vines, the friendly plantologists will help you wade through the veritable ocean of foliage. Beginning green-thumbers can take advantage of a jumbo planting kit, including ample plant food, vitamin B1, and planting compost—everything a person needs to lure an unsuspecting plant into captivity ($15.97 for the regular kit; $29.97 for the jumbo kit). Advanced yard-enhancements abound in the form of trees and shrubs, such as a selection of 5-gallon citrus trees, good for accenting a living space and forming a focal point for the worship of the Lemon Pledge gods ($34.99). Armstrong can also help organic gardeners reach full-flavored nirvana with a bevy of 3-inch plant varieties ($2.99; selections vary by season and location).

12920 Magnolia Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US