If left untamed, natural beauty releases a potent musk that attracts wild-eyed stallions, aggressive landscape photographers, and packs of feral Fabios. Subdue sublime scents with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a landscaping consultation from a master landscape designer (a $299 value) from Arnold Farms. Groupon holders will also get a $200 credit toward projects up to $5,000, and a $500 credit toward services worth more than $5,000. Arnold Farms' landscapers will travel to any house in Anne Arundel County.
The friendly plant lovers at Arnold Farms transform boring backyards into verdant retreats bursting with lush blossoms, babbling fountains, and shady, stately trees. Whether homeowners know exactly what they want or simply yearn for a manicured space free of ruts and wormholes, a master landscaper will come directly to the scene to draw up a detailed plan. The customized design can include a wide range of exterior enhancements, from planted groves of crepe myrtles or conifers to rows of flowering shrubs nesting in an attractive spread of mulch or pebbles. A decorative stone driveway extends an elegant hand to cars waiting on the street, and garden pools and waterfalls harness water's universal attractiveness to lure in visits from bathing birds and skinny-dipping koi.
Arnold Farms opened in 1970 as a simple roadside farmstand. Today, patrons find the same folksy service alongside gardening and landscaping needs sprawled across the shop’s multilevel facility. On Arnold's upper floor, outdoor-living supplies, including pottery, potted plants, all-weather Cheetos, and more than 100 styles of patio furniture rest near a fully stocked hardware store. One floor down, the shop spreads out its mulches and landscaping supplies in a nursery that houses annuals, perennials, shrubs, grasses, and trees. Gardening experts roam the aisles to assist customers, and master landscape designers work with patrons to create beautiful touches or complete overhauls for existing yards of all shapes.