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The bulk of the One Guy and a Machine operation is sculpting verdant lawns and punctuating them with elegant stonework. Providing a slew of services from aeration, fertilization, and trimming to constructing al fresco stone walls and pathways from Allan Block, One Guy and a Machine's crew conjures up garden pathways, peaceful meditation islands, and topiary petting zoos. Services range from $50–$1,000, but the included pre-landscaping consultation helps lawn owners discern the scope of their project. The landscaping specialists also offer general maintenance, including mowing, blowing, hedging, and weeding ($25–$165, depending on size of service area, labor time, access, and supplies required).
The men and the machines that love them are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture to apply chemical treatments and pesticides, eliminating clients' excuses for continuing to accommodate bug-eyed boarders. One Guy's mantra of personalized mortar ministration has led patrons to praise both the quality of its work and the amenability of its operations.