Pope's Cleaners emancipates duds from dirt and stains at each of its five Raleigh-area locations. Revive wrinkled men's pants with a laundry wash and fresh crease ($7.07) or enlist the cleaning connoisseurs to free dress shirts ($2.55) from lipsticked collars and blushing cuffs with a laundry cycle. The Pope's cleaners hand-press every garment, lavishing dry-cleaned skirts ($6.39), trousers ($6.39), and dresses ($12.74) with precise, individualized attention. Refresh fusty down comforters ($47.23) or console honeymoon-snubbed wedding dresses with a tender cleaning and preservation ($275). Dirty clothes that arrive by 9 a.m. are tidied and ready by 5 p.m. the same day and available for pickup at drive-through windows at all locations except the Pope’s on Medlin Drive.
The Mosquito Man exiles pesky mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas from yards to maximize relaxation outside. A specialist dons a backpack fogging system and unleashes a torrent of spray on at-risk areas, which will exterminate adult 'skeeters upon impact over the course of 20–40 minutes. After a 30-minute dry time and a 5-minute eulogy, the yard is once again frolic ready for pets, children, and guests without lingering hints of odor or residue. The treatment lasts for 21 days with a guarantee, ensuring biting bugs stay away from outside functions, backyard soirees, and grass-eating contests.
The yard specialists at GrassPlus & Associates aerate earth-hair without the use of chemicals by way of a core plug aerator that opens up the thatch for breathing, seeding, and hiding family heirlooms. In the warm summer months, pasture primpers use a high-phosphorus, high-potash fertilizer by Lesco to nourish the soil from which picnic-friendly blades spring. When the temperature cools off, a high-nitrogen fertilizer is used instead. Those who opt for the overseeding service following aeration and fertilization see their turf bolstered by rye grass in the warm seasons and a rye-fescue mix in the cooler months.
JT's Landscaping & Lawn Care founder Jimmy Tompkins cut his first lawn as a professional landscaper in 1997, when he was still in high school. With a truck loaned to him by his parents, he went door-to-door in the Raleigh area and offered his lawn-manicuring services. Soon, his clients asked him to handle more complicated work, and a few years later, his one-man operation birthed a landscaping business composed of experienced team members.
Today, he and his staff install and maintain all manners of outdoor decoration, from designing and constructing patios to mowing lawns and putting up holiday lights. Their expertise also extends to the insect world, where their integrated pest-management systems stem off invasions from unwanted guests while reserving pesticides and small-scale explosives as a last resort.
The professional and courteous handymen at Mr. Do It All live up to their jacks-of-all-trades reputations by offering maintenance services ranging from painting and power washing to installing flooring and cabinets. Upon recognizing that it might be time for some new siding or kitchen sinks whose faucets dispense only chocolate milk, homeowners can call the handyman hotline at any time of the day to arrange for free estimates. Service shoppers can also peruse the photo gallery of the outfit’s past projects for glimpses of the team’s handiwork.