What You'll Get
Pouring water on things to make them grow is a valid approach to gardening, but less effective as an investment strategy. Keep busy while your stock certificates dehydrate with today's Groupon: for $49, you get two one-day tickets to the Yard, Garden & Patio Show at the Oregon Convention Center ($14–$20 value, free admission for children 12 and younger) on February 18–20, plus one of four landscape services by ProGrass (up to a $125 total value). Service is limited to 30-mile radius from the zip code 97220. Groupon buyers can choose from the following services:
- A NaturalCare Plus lawn and tree care treatment for up to 3,000 square feet of lawn and 1,500 square feet of trees and shrubs (up to a $105 value).
- A residential pest control treatment for a home of up to 5,000 square feet (up to an $89 value).
- A lawn aeration and overseeding treatment for up to 2,000 square feet of lawn (up to an $89 value).
- A sprinkler system spring activation and back-flow test (up to an $85 value).
Launched by the Oregon Association of Nurseries, the Yard, Garden & Patio Show is a must-see horticultural event for green-thumberjacks. This year's event promises to be the largest yet, with more than 300 exhibitors setting up shop alongside 18,000 square feet of display gardens arranged by leading landscapers. The Incredible Edible Garden and the Curiously Cool New Plants exhibits gather photosynthetic wonders, while the Kids Digs area gives tykes a spot to get their faces painted or genetically engineer new chrysanthemum hybrids. Guest speaker Amy Stewart, author of New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential, headlines a lineup of educational seminars with around 40 hours of earthy knowledge. Attendees can revel in the event’s copious activities, including outdoor cooking classes, backyard games, and live music.
Under the same ownership for more than three decades, ProGrass can lend a garden-gloved hand to those riding high on the show’s leafy splendor. The yard doctors at ProGrass can nourish nutrient-thirsty lawns, help banish house pests (including ants and earwigs), aerate overseeded lawns, or relieve desperate sprinkler systems distraught from holding it in all winter.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per household. Event valid only 2/18-2/20. Service by appt only; subject to availability. New clients only. Valid only within 30mi of 97220. NaturalCare valid for 3,000 sq ft of lawn or 1,500 sq ft of shrubs; pest control for 5,000 sq ft; lawn aeration for 2,000 sq ft. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.