5504 Muddy Creek Road, West River
Hours: 104 SaSu; noon5 M & by appointment
Owner: Suzie Robertson
Fall is the time to prepare for the winter and spring needs of songbirds, owls, woodpeckers, bats, squirrels and ladybugs. Early placement of nesting/nursery boxes makes it more likely youll get occupants next breeding season. Early Birds has the proper housing as well as feeders, suitable feeds, baths, heaters and pond deicers. We also make free local home deliveries of feed.
Bittersweet Hill Nurseries
1225 Governor Bridge Road, Davidsonville
Hours: 96 Daily
Owner: Hildreth Morton
Herbs have been the passion of Bittersweet Hill for almost 40 years. We have hundreds of varieties, from the famous four parsely, sage, rosemary and thyme to the more obscure, including salvia, Cuban oregano, dark opal basil and some medicinal herbs. With our herbs comes expert advice on how to grow and preserve them, plus some interesting history and uses.
Bittersweet Hill Nurseries also offers aquatic plants, pond equipment and supplies. Our expert staff helps you add to your current pond or create a whole new water feature in your yard or deck container. We hold clinics and host guest speakers to lecture on aquatic life and other pond concerns.
At Bittersweet Hill Nurseries, a sale always means a new friend and a new commitment. We are nestled in the rolling hills of rural Davidsonville, just off Route 50. Stop by, stroll around. Mark your calendar for our Maryland Wintertime Celebration Herbal Extravaganza December 1 and 2.
2806 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater
Hours: 106 MWF;
108 TuTh; 104 Sa
Owner: David Ward
You paid for the yard: Enjoy it! Its time to get outside and grill burgers for the football party, escape evenings chill with a soak in the hot tub or laze about in the cool autumn air in the gazebo.
Oh, you dont have any of those? What do you do with your yard? Chesapeake Spas will turn that ordinary chunk of turf into your personal resort. Chesapeake Spas will install a hot tub or sauna, erect a custom deck, set you up with a serious grill and even build you a gazebo.
Owner David Ward suggests before you get your spa anywhere, study up. Make sure youre comparing apples to apples, he says. Youll see spas from $2,000 to $9,000. Know what youre looking at. He also offers this sound advice: Always ask about service, warranty, energy efficiency and what you are actually getting for the cost of that tub.
Visit Chesapeake Spas at their new, larger location on Route 2 just above the South River.
The Clutter Cutters
Hours: 84 Daily
Owner: Carol Simmonds
Is getting organized a challenge for you? Then hire a professional.
Well help you get your life in order at home or in the office. Our professional organizer will come to your aid for projects large and small, from basements to attics, pantries to filing systems, photo albums to time management. We also offer on-going support for our customers, whether managing families in flux between moves or teaching ways to keep clutter under control. If you have trouble remembering where you put things, live in a home layout that doesnt mesh with your familys lifestyle or tend to be a packrat, The Clutter Cutters are just the help you need.
Green Landing Nursery
5810 Green Landing Road, Upper Marlboro
Hours: Change seasonally.
Owner: George Sliker
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Our customers tell us that the best tonic for their gardens is our garden. Weve found what we consider the best spot on earth convenient to all Chesapeake Country but hidden away from the bustle and filled it with our best garden dreams. Since weve been at it every day since 1964, our dreams have had time to mature. A visit to Green Landing will stimulate your imagination and fill your garden with locally grown, hardy plants to give your garden beauty through fall and into next spring.
Whether you seek trees, shrubs, bulbs or grasses, youll find them here, many displayed in garden settings so you can see just what works where. We also carry a charming array of fountains, arbors and statues.
Youll always get personal attention at our family-owned and operated nursery. When you need a bit more, our in-house designer can visit to help you design your yard and garden. As well as residential, we also offer commercial landscaping.
Get advice here on preparing your flower beds for winter using fertilizers, pre-planting for next year and pruning bushes and trees.
Sneades Ace Home Center
Route 260 & Boyds Turn Road, Owings 301/8558120
Hours: 77 M-F; 85 Sa; 93 Su
Route 2/4, Solomons 410/3263222
Hours: 87 M-F; 85 Sa; 93 Su
Sneades Ace Home Center carries a full line of lawn garden and seasonal products. For one-stop shopping, youll also find hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies. plus lumber and building materials for your fall fix-up projects.
Customer service sets Sneades apart. We want to be your hardware store and home center. If youre our customer, we guarantee youll be satisfied.
Now is the time to spruce up your yard and plant new seed, as well as fertilize lawns and gardens. Its also time to clean and treat wood decking.
We thank all of our loyal customers and welcome new residents. If you cant find a product, please ask. We will do our very best to get it for you. We are committed to providing service, value, quality and, above all, customer satisfaction. Stop by and let us prove it to you!
Tilden Lawn Nursery
1008 Central Avenue, Davidsonville
Hours: 86 M-F; 85 Sa; 95 Su.
Owners: Debbie and Mark VanLunen
Take stock and spruce up. Falls the time to reinvest. Improve the lawn and garden thats given you months of pleasure with our quality mulches and soil amendments. Extend your gardens beauty into fall and winter with accents of staking stone and handcarved granite.
Youll find all you need to do just that on a visit to Tilden Lawn Nursery. Visit us on Central Avenue just west of the Route 424 intersection. Were nestled back from the road for relaxed country shopping. Look for our green and gold sign.
We especially want to thank our customers who have supported us over the years. Again this year, we promise to make the best we can do even better.
Room Smart ReDesigns
2300 Seabury Drive, Crofton
Owner: Jackie Gallagher
Making the most of what youve already got is Room Smart ReDesigns special talent. And when you want to add furniture, rugs, accessories or even plants to your newly beautified living space, Room Smart ReDesigns will advise you on the best choice.
Ill help anyone who wants a new look, who just wants to update a room or who realizes they have great things, but doesnt know where to put them, says owner and designer Jackie Gallagher.
If youre selling, Room Smart ReDesigns will also stage your home for you. First impressions are vital and only happen once, warns Gallagher. Well place your furniture, art and accessories to bring out the positive features of your home.
And when you move into a new home, Room Smart ReDesigns will help you settle in with their move-in services. Imagine yourself in your new, comfortably decorated home tonight! she says.
Ask Room Smart ReDesigns about their many other services, like party decorating, inhome consultations, home accessorizing and even commercial design.
Real Chill Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
5871 DealeChurchton Road, Deale
Hours: 84:30 M-F
Owner: Robert Rentz
Now is the time to take control of the temperature in your home and business. Real Chill is on the spot to help you choose the appropriate heat pump or furnace system.
A smart first step is to call the professionals at Real Chill to evaluate your needs and to recommend the right solutions. We carry and service all the leading brands, so we can match the perfect product to your home and business needs.
Even if your system is just what you want, fall is a great time for a semi-annual service and maintenance check. You sure dont want your heat to fail on a frigid day.
But if trouble should unexpectedly call, you can call us for emergency service 24 hours a day, regardless of the weather.
With 16-plus years experience, owner Robert Rentz is determined to make sure no one else gives you better service or quality.
Echoes and Accents
224 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis
Hours: 105 MSa; noon4 Su
Owner: Barbara Price
Ready to change your homes mood with the season? Moving? Downsizing? Whether you are buying or selling home furnishings and accessories, Echoes & Accents unique consignment showroom is the place to start.
If youre buying, youll walk out with great merchandise at very affordable prices. Our gently used and new furniture and accents, ranging from the sublime to the whimsical, carry names like Baker, Hekman and LaBarge. And our experienced and friendly staff offer advice without intruding.
If youre selling, your home furnishings will be displayed in our designeroriented 5,000squarefoot showroom.
Our extensive tri-state clientele means rapid turnover that pleases buyer and seller alike.
Stop in and discover why our customers say Echoes & Accents is a very civilized shopping experience.
391 West Bay Front Road, Lothian
410/8679500; fax 410/867-6130
Hours: 96 M-F; 94 Sa-Su
Owners: Ray & Stacy Greenstreet
Beautiful fall pansies and garden mums are growing right in Southern Anne Arundel County. In Windmeres many greenhouses, you choose from an array of colors as bright as the upcoming leaves.
Plant your fall pansies now and youll get two full showings of color; one this fall and once again next spring, advises owner Ray Greenstreet. Mix your pansies with your spring bulbs for a double whammie come springtime!
More good advice: Mulch your pansies well to help them over-winter. Stop by to see what magic you can create in your fall garden.