Green Cut Lawns was founded by the father-and-son team of Phillip and Brent Quirk, the latter of whom currently oversees the business. Among their hundreds of clients are multi-national companies who enlist the company or its technicians' meticulous landscape maintenance services. They offer many treatments that all serve the same goal?to keep lawns looking trimmed and manicured so they can add aesthetic beauty to the home. These services include mowing, fertilizer and weed control, landscape bed maintenance, and core aeration. They work on both residential and commercial lawns, and also offer seasonal services such as spring clean-ups and holiday light installations.
After laying a weather-resistant brick patio, Lowney’s Landscaping and Garden Center’s landscapers finish it off with a stone retaining wall sprouting with perennials and leafy shrubs. They manage the whole project, from design to installation, creating an artful appearance that can increase a home's value. In addition to executing everything from pruning bushes and cutting grass to seeding lawns—services they've been providing for more than 15 years—they illuminate their clients' beautiful residential and commercial properties with low-voltage, energy-efficient lighting systems. Even in winter, they strive to keep landscapes in great shape with snowplowing, salting services, and weight-loss programs for snowmen. The garden center is a place for equally passionate gardeners and novice green thumbs to wade through small blueberry plants, evergreens, tropicals, and a wide assortment of gardening materials.
In 1949, Kenny Schmalz founded Schmalz Custom Landscaping & Garden Center. His son Luke and Luke's wife, Donna, have since taken over, but the botanical wonderland's commitment to stunning gardens has remained constant. Designers and architects can help homeowners bring to life the landscapes of their dreams, and a full inventory of plants, mulch, and accessories can help land planners go it alone.
Flower Co. is a family-owned and operated floral shop, selling seasonal and creative flower arrangements and plants for all occasions. Walking into the store, visitors are spoiled for choices when looking for small gifts to accompany their fresh flower arrangements and stems of blooms: there's a plethora of stuffed animals, figurines, cards, and mugs to choose from. Customers can have florists create an anniversary arrangement bursting with roses or daisies or make a hostess gift out of a Sweet Surrender tulip bouquet in a graceful glass vase.
The nature-taming greenery gurus at The Plant People specialize in indoor and outdoor plantscaping to help spruce up drab domiciles and old office spaces. Stop by the store and peruse a wide array of home adornments, such as metal art ($15–$75), canvas prints ($31+), and all-natural soy candles made by local artists ($6.95–$35). Like the skeletal remains of a brontosaurus or a brightly burning car, a selection of the floral factory’s statues, trellises, and garden art ($15+) can swathe landscapes with elegant decoration. Couple a lonely table top with the simple floral arrangement ($25)—an artistic grouping of greens and rouge floral accents—or pull at eye-strings with the multichromatic fall bouquet ($75). Custom floral arrangements can be assembled with a colorful mélange of petals, producing a festive display of efflorescence.
Flower-focused classes taught by Enchanted Forest's experienced staff help bouquet bundlers of all skill levels learn the art of fashioning attractive flower arrangements. Would-be petalworkers can learn to tie bouquets, create centerpieces, and care for and display flowers in the class of their choice. Sit in on the Principles & Elements of Design: Flower Arranging 101 session to learn floral fundamentals, or take the Wedding/Prom: Fun & Easy Corsages/Boutonnieres class to add flair to a special day or deprive a normal day of its banality. Shower your home in shoots and sprays with instructions from Creative Container Planting, enroll in a wreath-making experience, or create table displays for bud-studded holidays of the future. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings, Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings, and include materials.