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.
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+).
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.
Signature service: Inspect and adjust sprinkler system
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Hunter, Rain Bird, Irritrol
Pro Tip: Please make sure that the irrigation controller is easily accessible
For more than a decade, Raindance Irrigation has transformed overgrown yards into verdant, manicured lawns. The team clips grass and maintains irrigation systems rather than encouraging homeowners to stick their heads out the window when they cry.