For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps to inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
Multinational Retailer and Wholesaler of ornamental fish pond, koi pond, waterfall, water feature, and earth bottom pond supplies including fish and plants. We also provide repair, maintenance, service, and installation services to our local market.
Haegele Nursery and Garden Center first sprouted in 1986 and continues to spread flower-powered goodwill through its collection of landscaping and gardening goods. Brush-lovers can select from a host of perennials ,sold in quarts ($4.95+) or gallons ($7.95+), such as the delicate balloon flower or the antistress scented lavender. One-gallon greeneries, such as the pine-like juniper shrub, give character to sparse lawns and add buffers between window-cooling pies and pesky neighborhood kids ($6.95–$14.95). For a total lawn makeover, garden-dreamers can also peruse nine different types of bulk decorative rocks ($2.75+/50 lbs.), ranging from bright lava rocks to more diminutive pea rocks, which provide a charming green color and a never-spoiling ability to add heartiness to soups.
In 1910, fourth-generation German immigrant Alvin O. Eckert set up a small produce stand on a roadside in Belleville, Illinois. More than 100 years later, that roadside stand has flourished into the expansive Belleville plot of Eckert's Farm: a pastoral acreage where orchards surround a country-style restaurant, bakery, and handmade-custard shop. The Eckert family's sixth and seventh generations ensure this farm remains a true family affair. Sixth-generation member Jim Eckert is the chief horticulturist, and his cousin-once-removed, Chris, oversees retail operations and the sale of the farm's homegrown produce and spare scarecrow parts. Chris's sister Jill helms the food program, and his wife Angie oversees the Country Store and colorful Garden Center.
Throughout the year, visitors arrive on the Belleville farm's grounds for a range of seasonal activities, including peach-, apple-, and pumpkin-picking. During the summer, a concert series features live outdoor music on Friday and Saturday nights, and in the fall, staff lead bonfires and evening hayrides through the orchards. Inside the farm building, instructors teach cooking classes for adults and children, as well as a wine-pairing class.
Family-friendly activities also abound at the Eckert family's other two farms. The Grafton farm, where public apple-picking began in 1964, offers daily animal feeding and miniature golf. The seasonal Millstadt farm is home to a workshop, haunted hayrides, and an array of warm-weather children's attractions—including a 70-foot underground slide.
A kaleidoscope of colorful blossoms peeks out from the sun-drenched windows dotting W.W. Florist & Gifts' 1850s-era structure. Inside, two designers, one floral assistant, and a floral wholesaler combine their petal prowess to lavish patrons with predesigned bouquets and custom arrangements, each artfully crafted to create a thoughtful surprise for a loved one or a decadent feast for a couch-surfing hummingbird. For nonbouquet baubles, gift baskets brim with themed treasures and blossoms unfurl from within decorative mugs and whimsical figurines to splash presents with a festive touch.
When brutal St. Louis summers end, a new season begins, marking the opening of?Sullivan Farms. Each autumn, the North County farm offers fall refreshments, hay rides, pumpkins, and decorative gourds. However, its work really begins in November, when the farm sets up Christmas-tree lots throughout the area. Stocked with eight precut varieties ranging in size from 3 feet to more than 16 feet, each lot's staff members bale and attach trees to vehicles for free. To complement holiday trees, Sullivan Farms offers an assortment of fresh wreaths and pine roping.