Gardener in Sandusky

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Apples have an incredible range of colors, flavors, and textures. Jonathan apples, for example, are tart with firm flesh, and Cortland apples are tender, yielding fruit with a hint of spice. Five generations of the Dodd family have mastered these distinctions at Hillcrest Orchard, the 90-acre farm where honeycrisp, jonagold, and stayman winesap apples hang heavy on branches in a palette of sunset hues. As the air cools in the fall, pumpkin vines wither, leaving behind the vibrant gourds near peach trees and a kids’ play-area. Visitors pluck apples from trees, watch the scenery slip past on a hayride, or wander through a 4-acre corn maze. Chatter in the farm's store drifts amid plank shelves laden with cake and cobbler mixes, candles, and old-fashioned candies such as licorice or sepia-toned lollipops.

50336 Telegraph Rd.
Amherst,
OH
US

Complete Home Services keeps homes looking clean year-round with a variety of services. The team can pressure-wash home exteriors, clean vinyl siding, and remove dirt, dust, mold, and algae from homes to extend their lives and increase their market value.

PO BOX 249 (6320 W Tiffin St)
Bascom,
OH
US

The gardening experts at Black Diamond, Inc. have dispensed seedlings and seedpods, as well as wisdom on coaxing blossoms and branches from each, for more than half a century. Rather than just pairing visitors with plants to plop into the ground, they strive to understand individual gardening needs. They troubleshoot issues unique to each customer's landscape and impart advice about which plants play well with which fertilizers and insecticides, and which will end up calling each other names and refusing to share their LEGOs. The green-thumbed staffers grow a wealth of their own bedding plants and nursery stock, and they acquire the rest from local growers. This lets them assemble dozens of annuals and perennials, a wealth of pepper and tomato varieties, and a bevy of shrubs and ornamental trees that keep yards shady enough for pet ice cubes to play outside. Customers can also avail themselves of landscape design and maintenance services, which tap into the skills and experience of professionals.

1964 Tremainsville Rd
Toledo,
OH
US

Hachman Farm Supply equips Temperance-area households with tools, fuels, and food for pets and livestock. In the store's aisles, Kent Feeds bags brim beside lawn and garden supplies, tools, and petroleum products. The store also houses an RV and propane-filling station, a boon for barbecue chefs tired of cooking with helium only to watch their steaks float away.

627 W Temperance Rd
Temperance,
MI
US

An offshoot of a national network, the locally based staff of Weed Man maintains alluring front-yard aesthetics with environmentally friendly products, each stamped with the EPA's seal of approval. They tweak their lawn services for specific issues: fertilizing and aerating wilting blades, nurturing grass with a rich, organic top dressing, and subduing rogue garden gnomes with chloroform. Employees unleash safe solutions on lawns teeming with white grubs or other harmful insects and tyrannical flora, such as nutsedge, dallis grass, and crabgrass.

8800 Airport Hwy
Holland,
OH
US

Established: 2010

Staff Size: 50+ people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 10 Inflatables, huge arcade, seven party rooms

Recommended Age Group: Kids

Q&A with the Owner

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?

Our staff has Disney-oriented training to make your visit fun.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

We consider problems opportunities /[and/] refuse to let anyone leave without a smile on their face.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have a teen night glow party every friday night from 8:30?11 p.m. for 10 to 15-years-olds. The lights go down and the music goes up. /[There is a/] live DJ, karaoke, light show, dance floor, music, contests, and safe fun.

13700 York Rd.
North Royalton,
OH
US