NaturaLawn of America devotes itself to caring for both lawns and the environment, eschewing harmful chemicals in favor of eco-conscious products. Natural, organic-based, and biodegradable products are administered to create healthy outdoor spaces that repel intrusive pests such as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and aging golf-course greens searching for a place to retire.
Technicians determine the individual needs of each lawn to develop custom treatment plans, taking soil tests and enhancing lawns with zero-phosphorus fertilizers, seeding and aeration treatments, or regimens that focus on balancing nitrogen, potassium, and sulfur. The pest-control professionals also fight off invasive species, applying milky-spore grub control—which uses a naturally occurring bacteria—to evict japanese beetles and european chafers. The lawn liaisons deter Lyme disease–carrying creatures with Tick Ranger and send moles on their way with biodegradable repellents or inside jobs to infiltrate the neighbor’s vegetable garden.
Triple C Landscaping & Lawn Care is the brainchild of Zane Neugebauer, a certified horticulturist who started the business six years ago. He and his team of professional landscapers beautify lawns with a full menu of services. In addition to mowing the grass, trimming hedges and laying down mulch, they also help out with more labor-intensive projects such as planting trees and evicting intransigent garden gnomes.
Brandon Perkins strives to make things easy for his clients, planning each new job around their schedule, budget, and expectations. He and his team of fully insured and punctual landscaping techs primp residential lawns and help commercial properties grab the attention of passersby with flowers and shrubbery instead of moats filled with snapping alligators.
Blackwood Landscaping's talented team of landscape artists maintains front and backyard health with lawn services that use environmentally affectionate products. Tend grassy areas of up to 10,000 square feet with an aeration procedure, during which cylindrical plugs punch small holes into the soil to reduce compaction and unearth fossilized lawn ornaments. This professional process diminishes thatch and allows roots improved access to delectable nutrients and nourishing lime. Afterwards, a fueling fertilizer encourages the growth of grass, much like height restrictions on tilt-a-whirls encourage the growth of small children. The machinery used in these processes is 38 inches wide, so any gates must be larger than 38 inches, or the household must own a teleporter.
The plant pundits at Green Outdoors Landscaping and Nursery, who double as landscape contractors certified by North Carolina, equip gardeners with the proper accouterments and know-how to surround homes with verdant thickets of abundant life. Anchor unoccupied lawns with a red winterberry holly ($29.95) and a rhododendron ($29.95), or minimize trips to the supermarket by embedding gardens with bounteous blueberry plants ($9.95–$29.95) and bushes that sprout sausage links. The mugo pine makes an excellent container plant and earthy addition to rock gardens ($24.95), and varieties of azaleas provides a healthy dose of color to any drab flowerbed or meat locker ($3.95–$19.95).
The friendly and knowledgeable guides at Sandy Bottom Trail Rides lead horseback riders and horse-drawn wagon passengers into the high country surrounding their secluded mountain ranch, owned for three generations by a single clan. Rides range from one hour to a full day pass through the wooded expanses and mountainous terrain of Madison County, where onlookers can spot Big Ball Mountain and even see Tennessee when it isn’t hiding underneath Kentucky. Tucked away in a corner of the ranch lies Little Pine Gem Mine – accessible on the three- and four-hour trips. Here, riders can dismount and dig for gem-quality garnets to haul home. Sandy Bottom enforces no age or weight limit, and even has smaller horses for youngsters, allowing riders of all types to participate in equine journeys and enjoy the fresh mountain air.