Steve’s seasoned band of overgrowth-abating mercenaries mows the grass, trims the weeds, edges, cleans the trimmings, and uncovers any pets and missing neighbors that have been wandering aimlessly through the impromptu jungle. Neglected suburban pastures are chopped down to a uniform crew cut, and any excess wreckage is promptly baled and removed from the premises. Steve's crew will also render the edges of lawns sharp enough to scratch pesky foot itches and whack any weeds they find by ambushing them at a tollbooth. By the time Steve's Lawn and Maintenance leaves, disheveled yards are once again ready to host neighborhood baseball games.
Apalachee Ace Hardware's independently owned aisles arm manor menders with a wide array of home-improvement tools, room-rejuvenating paints, and more. Embrace the weight of old-fashioned housecraft with sturdy hand tools, such as a set of Stanley Pro Driver screwdrivers ($27.99) or an Ace pipe wrench, ideal for household plumbing or reverberating funky beats against rusty pipes after dousing yourself in blue paint ($15.99–$30.99). Choose from a wide array of claw, framing, and ball-peen hammers ($6.29+), or indulge ears enamored by trigger-induced whirring with Dewalt cordless-drill-and-driver kits ($159.99).
For more than 70 years, Tallahassee Nurseries has outfitted outdoor spaces with its expansive selection of plants, gardening products, and expert advice. The greenhouse and nursery house hundreds of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and groundcover options, all looking to settle down, raise a brood of young buds, and grow peacefully around the pickets of white fences. Plant a hummingbird bush to coat the ground in a technicolor dream-shrub and attract hungry hummingbirds and nectar-craving bumblebees ($4.99–$6.99). Or, spruce up a once-frosted bed with an assortment of 4-inch bedding plants, ranging from begonias, caladiums, and zinnias to larkspur, snapdragons, and piranha plants ($1.69+).
Woodville Ace Hardware stocks its shelves with the wide variety of home, garden, and automobile-improvement products that have made Ace Hardware a household name since 1924. A multiuse Gorilla Rack ($29.99) can assume the identity of a workbench or a shelving unit, with each of five shelves supporting up to 200 pounds, suitable for the storage of tools, paints, or baby elephants that aren't housebroken. Patrons can regulate changing temperatures with a Pelonis heater fan, which dispenses warmth at three settings ($12.99), or an Aerospeed oscillating fan with three levels of windpower ($23.99). Automotive accessories such as an Ace jumper cable ($13.99–$28.99) can recharge the batteries of cars that refuse to sleep without the lights on. A wide selection of indoor and outdoor painting supplies make Woodville Ace Hardware a go-to shop for homeowners with fickle walls.
Paul Nicholson founded Paul’s Termite and Pest Control in 1971, drawing on his degree in entomology to protect local homeowners from invasive pests. More than four decades later, Paul’s successors continue to wage his battle against insects and carry on his legacy of community service. They specialize in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, which combine chemical sprays with non-chemical methods such as sanitation and harborage removal to control all manner of pests.
Preventative ProShield pest-control services, for example, eliminate cockroaches, ants, fleas, mice, and family members who unexpectedly wake up as arthropods. In a similar fashion, the Sentricon Colony Elimination System permanently evicts termites by destroying their colony.
Seven days a week, the professional crew at Always Affordable Lawn Care tackles unruly yards and homes with a menu of services designed to leave them pristine from eaves to easement. The friendly landscapers etch perfectly straight lawn-mower lines into grass year-round and can also use their expertise to keep flowerbeds full and neat or provide organic lime treatments for acidic soil. When not busy delivering cease-and-desist letters to weeds, grubs, and other ground-pests, the crew can also scale skyward to unclog filthy, leaf-ridden gutters, and winter sees them returning to yards and rooftops to take down holiday decorations and pack them away until Santa returns for spring break.