Lawn Doctor's roots lead back to the mid 1960s, when friends Bob Magda and Tony Giordano took on the endeavor of reviving uncared-for lawns in their hometown of Matawan, New Jersey. Their local business has since blossomed into a national franchise with more than 500 locations across the United States, each adhering to the mission of enhancing lawns' allure with time-tested techniques, dedicated customer service, and dabs of foundation makeup.Before Lawn Doctor's assiduous staffers unleash expertise on swards, they arrive at the client's home for a complimentary consultation to gauge each lawn's specific needs. Grass gurus can thicken turf with their patented Turf Tamer power seeder and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs with fertilizer. Uninvited lawn assailants—such as crickets, ants, and grazing neighbors—shudder at the sight of Lawn Doctor's pest-control experts. The company also helps to preserve Mother Nature's receding hairline with organic lawn treatments and natural, eco-friendly products.
One Guy and a Machine owner Joe Barbagallo and his team of professionals collaborate with the natural layout of customers' outdoor spaces to create functional and innovative design solutions. The team adorns properties with patios, retaining walls, and flowerbeds, and keeps investments healthy with regular seeding, mowing, and aerating services. With an artful eye, landscapers transform flat surfaces into synthetic putting greens, or add another dimension with hardscape walls and stairways. The price of landscaping services will vary depending on the cost of materials, labor, and the amount of Gushers required to distract mischievous gophers from thwarting the job, but Barbagallo offers free written estimates to each customer to provide an approximate overall job cost.
Midas Fabric & Blinds' large selection of fabrics supplies all manner of DIYers with the materials necessary for their projects. Designers of all skill levels can select from hundreds of fabrics, then reupholster a timeworn sofa or relative with a durable new covering or swathe drab living spaces in swanky animal-print tapestries. Custom window treatments ($129/valance) surround panes in style, and a made-to-order set of 48"x90" curtains ($309/pair)—including fabric, lining, fabrication, wood rods, and finials—furnishes hard-to-cover windows. During an in-home consultation ($50), one of the store's talented interior decorators makes expert recommendations as to which fabric patterns best complement furniture, architecture, and the ghost chandeliers of tenants past.
The team of specialists at Aggressive Sounds Car Audio adds shade to cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans with privacy- and safety-enhancing window tinting. Whether drivers choose to darken two or five of their vehicle's windows, they can rest assured that the tinted glass will block up to 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays from sneaking into interiors to fade upholstery or give dashboard bobbleheads embarrassing tan lines. A proper tint job may also help reduce glare, keep passengers cool on sunny days, and hold shattered glass together during collisions.
ChemDry of the Triad cleans carpets, furniture, and other room dwellers without detergents or chemicals. Floor toupees find a new reason to lie still after bathing in ChemDry’s carbonation system, which spares them the damage that rug shampooing and washboard scrubbing can do. The green-certified ChemDry method, which eschews soaps and phosphates, finds a similarly appreciative audience in the sofa-and-loveseat peanut gallery. Errant spots and stains make a hasty retreat after meeting the stalwart carbonation, which de-furs favorite sitting places of pet hair, mystery fluff, and stowaway Furbys. Antsy furniture and carpets with hectic social calendars can count on the service being completed within one to two hours, and cleaned areas are dry within two hours afterward.
The terrace tamers at Razor’s Edge Lawn Care rejuvenate landscapes with an impressive array of lawn services, working with customers one-on-one to help fulfill green-thumbed visions. Whip shaggy-mopped yards into fine-trimmed nobles with a general lawn-care service (from $60 per 1/4 acre to 1/2 acre, to $100 per acre) that includes a thorough mowing, weeding, and edging, as well as removal of any debris accrued from the crew’s fleet of equipment-toting tornados. Cultivate a fresh generation of greenery with Razor’s Edge Lawn Care’s seeding, liming, and fertilization services ($150 per 1/4 acre), or upgrade seeding to include a soil-soothing aeration ($250 per 1/4 acre) to allow nourishing nutrients to penetrate deep, enhancing infiltration and beefing up frail, noodle-armed roots.