Jaques Lawn Care keeps home landscapes neat and manicured all year long, maintaining yards in every season since 2000. Through spring and summer, its crews canvas lawns with mowers and fertilizer, decimating weeds and aerating grassy soil. As the weather grows cooler, staffers round up piles of leaves and truant scarecrows then return in the winter to remove snow and ice from walkways and driveways.
Founder James Freeman preceded his storied 30-year career in the pest-control field with an even grander story in the music industry. His bass vocals can be heard in the 1950s hit “In the Still of the Night,” recorded when he was a member of The Five Satins. His illustrious career placed him on stage beside legends such as Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley in fabled venues such as the Apollo Theater. Mr. Freeman’s accomplishments have earned him an induction into the United in Group Harmony Association Hall of Fame and a Pioneer Award from the R&B Hall of Fame.
Since 2005, Frontline Lawn & Landscapes has been breathing new life into grass and gardens with a range of lawn-care and landscaping-design services. Its seasonal approach to gardening incorporates several different collections of weather-specific services, such as snow removal in the winter, mulching in the spring and fall, and fluffing grass for comfortable picnics in the summer. Frontline's team of resident designers oversees small- and large-scale projects from conception to completion, from planting a single bush to re-landscaping an entire bocce court.
Mattress Firm's large selection of beds from such brand names as Sealy, Simmons Beauty Rest, and TempurPedic ranges from the soft, cushy Direct Milan pillow top (starting at $398) to the firm-and-supportive Direct Havana (starting at $178). Browse the full selection on Mattress Firm's website using an Internet connection and Internet-ready navigation device.
Like the popular kid at school or the kid whose parents have bribe money, Nobbies Party Superstore products are always invited to the party. Whatever the reason for celebration, Nobbies stocks get-togethers with tableware, balloons, and party favors from an inventory of thousands of accessories, decorations, and costumes. Themed party decorations immerse guests in re-creations of circuses, barnyards, and casinos, or help party planners create a crime-scene theme when police won’t let them borrow decorations from the real thing. Collections of Halloween costumes and accessories also enhance the holiday experience for adults and kids with spooky masks, corsets, tutus, and outfits for dogs. Supplies for holiday and religious celebrations are also included, such as custom napkins, banners and centerpieces. Decorations are also available for big life moments as births, weddings, anniversaries, and tax returns.
Sticks sprung from humble origins when, in 1992, Sarah Grant began carving ornaments and candlesticks from birch, poplar, and driftwood in a small studio in Des Moines. As her work began to attract national interest and demand for it grew, Sarah enlisted the aid of other local artists and expanded her inventory to include handcrafted heirloom-quality furniture, whimsical sculptures, and intricate keepsakes.
Today, the artists’ work is showcased in more than 100 galleries across the country. Their installation projects have even decorated the walls of Blank Children’s Hospital, the Animal Rescue League of Central Iowa, and the student center at Iowa State University.
Sticks artists can often be spotted by the shores of local rivers, gathering driftwood for their work. They assemble the wood into custom-designed tables, beds, and armoires within their spacious, light-filled studio before painting them with colorful, whimsical designs, from smiling suns and moons to lush landscapes. The versatile artists even take their tools and paintbrushes to homes, businesses, and underground mad-scientist labs to craft custom art installations and interiors.
The Art Store has been securing and preserving delicate drawings, cherished keepsakes, and celebrated degrees for more than 40 years within their in-house frame shop. Aided by 100 years of combined experience, sketch-suspending specialists adorn artwork with single, double, or triple matting to compose a complementary construction for even the most fickle artwork or mouthy portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. Add a fancy fringe to any abstraction with more than 2,500 molding samples on-hand in traditional wood or modern metal. The Art Store's full-service framery has all the fixings for protecting pictures, including mats, glass, and the chemicals necessary to mummify masterpieces for future Scooby Doo mysteries. Prices vary widely depending on the size of the item being framed and materials chosen, but framing an 8"x10" photo or a diploma usually costs between $80–$120.