Harnessing the equine expertise of two renowned members of the Professional Horsemen's Association, Caughman Farms advances students of all skill levels in both English and Western riding styles. The content and length of each lesson will depend on the student's individual experience, rate of improvement, and collection of tasseled chaps, but all pupils will learn the basics of horse care, cleaning, and equipment. The mild-mannered canter of a retired juvenile competition horse permits fledgling steed steerers a large margin of error and level of comfort. Two instructors accompany small children to ensure each tyke's safety and feeling of security while instilling the important life lesson that all good things come in stereo. Leaving behind the small, covered beginner area, more advanced equestrians can gallivant around the spacious indoor arena atop a homebred stallion.
The certified specialists at Wild Birds Unlimited open up an encyclopedia of avian-spotting opportunities in local forest preserves and backyards alike with a stock of bird-watching and bird-feeding accessories that promotes the appreciation and conservation of wildlife. They’ve accumulated more than 30 years’ worth of research and experience, culminating in an impressive array of high-quality birding supplies, some of which boast a lifetime guarantee. The specialists cull regional blends of bird feed that consist of 100% edible seed that’s safe for backyard birds. In addition to vending bird food, bird feeders, birdbaths, and powerful optics equipment, the company disseminates helpful information online about bird feeding, migration, and current top 40 bird song charts.
Most Popular Service: Sprinkler repair and tune-up
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Rainbird
Pro Tip: Emailing reservation requests for vouchers is required to expedite scheduling.
U.S. Army veteran and owner of Avets Lawn Care, Robert Dunleavy manicures yards back to front with an arsenal of turf taming services. After evicting wayward dandelions, petulant crab grass, and pyromaniacal garden gnomes from the yard, Robert enlists a no-mercy mower to trim blades to an even cut and wields a precise edger to keep driveway borders neat and tidy. Ferocious gusts from the mouth a leaf-blower remove freshly shorn grass remnants and leave lawns as neat and green as Mr. Clean’s wallet on payday. In addition to basic weeding and mowing up-keep, Avets also treats fairways to mulching, hedging, and fall clean-up services. Though prices vary by project and yard, customers can expect to pay approximately $45 for full-service mowing, weeding, edging, and clean-up.
The yard whisperers at Natures Remedy lavish lawns with coats of pine straw and emancipate gutters from clogs and debris. Each bale of pine straw, or pine-needle mulch, teems with intertwined needles ready to snuggle with bases of trees and coddle delicate expanses of lawn. The aromatic tufts can help insulate tender stems and protect fragile root systems from fluctuating temperatures, torrential rains, and the pecking of lawn flamingos. Mulch masters evenly spread straw over yards and spritz on a specialized pre-emergent spray, which targets nascent weeds and other leafy pests, barring sprouts from blossoming beneath cozy straw coverlets. Natures Remedy also expunges dirt, debris, and thickets of leaves from home gutters, ensuring rainwater and the tears of lonely chimneys glide through unclogged sluices. Gutters on very large houses may be subject to an additional cleaning fee.
Simply Green Landscaping owners Agli Goxhaj and Josh Rutan believe that fetching, well-groomed yards flourish through a marriage of artistic design and smart construction. They've been merging the two philosophies to accent homes with plush, well-plotted greenery since 2007. The crew of landscapers keeps yards looking prim and sleek by mowing grass, and trimming hedges. Simply Green also designs yard layouts and gussies up lawns with stone pathways, new trees, and moats that deter ding-dong ditchers.