Rice's Nursery has been sprucing up area gardens with expert intervention since 1941, often by giving them a whimsical personality by adding a whimsical fairy garden, complete with tiny props and plants perfectly sized for imaginary flying friends. Rice Nursery's collection of fairy gardening products includes miniature shrubbery and flowering plants, itty-bitty statues of fairies ($14.99), houses, furniture ($5.49-$29.99), and accessories like holiday wreaths ($1.99-$2.99) and watering cans ($1.79). Rice's garden center centers on model gardens that give would-be fairy gardeners a chance to scope clever set-up ideas.
Custom Spray's trained turf technicians endow lawns with lushness via aeration and overseeding services. Like a referee separating boxers in a clutch, the driving fingers of the aerator delve 2–3 inches through tough layers of compacted dirt and thatch, releasing their headlock on turf and deflecting approaching noogies. Lawns flourish after aeration, which encourages root development and water retention. During overseeding, technicians customize a gauntlet of hardier grass seeds to join the indigenous blades, making lawns more resistant to insects, disease, and shrunken kids.
Celebrated in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review for its more than 600 hoppy brews, Beer Nutz Bottle Shoppe & Grille pours 35 rotating drafts to complement a menu of delicious—and sometimes intimidating—pub fare. Their featured burger, the aptly named Ruination, challenges bold visitors with its jaw-dropping combination of fried eggs, bacon, and a bun that consists of two texas-toast grilled cheese sandwiches. Lobster rolls and hefty one-pound fish sandwiches round out the menu alongside wings triple flavored by Yuengling marinades, spicy rubs, and tangy sauces. Opened on the same day the Pittsburgh Penguins won the 2009 Stanley Cup, the restaurant hosts game-watching nights as well as regular wine tastings, live music performances, and games of pin the tail on the keg.
Impact Landscaping's owners, Joe Chiera and Micah Posten, have guided homeowners through the full spectrum of landscaping since 1997. They are members of the Ohio Landscape Association and certified technicians. As experienced and credentialed professionals, they keep lawns and gardens healthy and beautiful through services ranging from lawn maintenance to irrigation-system installation and maintenance—including rotors, popups, and sprayheads. The team’s collective green thumb is matched by its handiness with installing hard surfaces, including brick patios, walkways, retaining walls, and any pro wrestler's skull.