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Edible Gardens by Sully

Grow your own produce at home

Have an expert design, install and even maintain an edible garden at your home! No project is too small or big for longtime organic farmer Amy Sullivan—“Sully” of Edible Gardens by Sully. Whether you’d like a container garden for the patio, window boxes, or something bigger, like raised garden beds, Sully can create an edible garden for your family that yields produce all season long and teach you how to care for it. For those with existing gardens that just aren’t producing like they used to, Sully can evaluate the soil, and get your garden cranking out healthy produce once again. And if you’re going away this summer, she’ll also make sure your garden is taken care of. Interested? Sully is popping up in Newton on Thursday, April 25th, offering reduced price on-site consults for $85. Sign up soon while there are still spots left!

Moon Garden Designs

Breathtaking gardens & containers

Rejuvenate a diamond-in-the-rough garden. Add container gardens for a stunning first impression to your home, or, for restaurant owners, to your outdoor seating area. Laurie Carter of Moon Garden Designs can help—and her work is, well, pretty magical. Laurie’s a MA-Certified Horticulturist with a professional background in designing and organically caring for landscapes, and growing and arranging cut flowers. She combines her deep knowledge of horticulture with a keen eye for beauty and design, creating dreamy gardens and container plantings for local clients. Moon Garden Designs’ hands-on, organic practices support the specific and timely needs of every plant in the garden, ensuring each one grows vigorously and remains healthy. The result? Robust, blooming and beautiful gardens all season long, year after year. Contact Laurie to get your gardens growing again and to create artful container gardens for every season of the year!


Eliminate backyard mosquitos & ticks, naturally

New England’s short but sweet summer is around the corner, and with it comes the buzzing, crawling, biting, and yes, blood-sucking pests that lurk in our backyards, disrupt family BBQs and drive patio happy hours indoors. As the weather warms up, ticks and mosquitos become more active, OhDEER protects families from tick and mosquito-borne illnesses without the use of harmful chemicals and pesticides. The company employs proprietary natural solutions that don’t harm us, our pets, or the environment. They treat yards thoroughly, getting rid of most pests within 24 hours. Oh, and if deer happen to be nibbling on your gardens, they have a natural repellent for that, too. Call to schedule today!

Elizabeth Home Decor & Design

Spring home decor from Newton’s Best of Boston Winner

It’s no surprise that Elizabeth Home Decor & Design is Best of Boston’s 2023 and 2024 winner for Best Home Accents. After all, it’s a retail shop curated by one of the top interior designers in the greater Boston area—what else would one expect? Designer/owner Elizabeth travels around the world, scouting out eclectic home furnishings and accessories, selling them in her shop at what she calls “feel good prices.” Elizabeth asks herself, “At what price would a shopper feel good about buying this?” And then sets the price—even if the markup is miniscule. Her shop is stocked with lots of accents to bring spring into our homes from home furnishings to objets d’art, artwork, even seasonal cut flowers, plants and wildflower seeds. 242 Commonwealth Ave. 9-5 Mon-Thurs & Fri 9-3.

Nancy McAuliffe & Claudia Doherty

Newton Realtor Team

Newton's a competitive real estate market--with little inventory, off market listings, and many prospective buyers--so when properties become available things move fast. That's why working with the McAuliffe Doherty Group is a Newton buyer or seller's best move. They do it all—from staging homes to negotiating the best deals for clients. Nancy, a Newton native, has 30+ years of experience as a realtor and an extensive network of contacts throughout the city. She has a deep understanding of the local real estate market, the ability to effectively position homes to maximize value, a history of providing stellar service, and an impressive sales closing record.

Claudia brings a diverse background to real estate. She spent a decade in the financial services industry and is also a fine artist. Claudia has bought and sold several properties, completing large scale renovations, including planning and design. Her keen eye for detail helps her envision possibilities which others overlook. Claudia is also from Newton, and lives in Newton Corner with her husband and three children.

Rob Cerra Landscaping

Landscaping, lawn mowing & yard maintenance

Trained as a civil engineer, Rob Cerra grew up in Newton and graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology before starting his own business, Rob Cerra Landscape Construction. Rob offers a full range of landscaping services—from design, to hardscaping, landscaping, lawn mowing and yard maintenance. He has built a local reputation for creating outdoor living spaces that offer privacy and enhance a home’s value—even for those with small yards in Newton’s more tightly-knit neighborhoods. If you already have the yard of your dreams, but looking for someone to keep it in top shape, Rob’s crew provides regular maintenance, making sure lawns and plantings are healthy year round. (617) 965-4446

Milano Jewelry

Spring clean & cash out

Who doesn’t have pieces of jewelry tucked away in drawers or jewelry boxes that are rarely if ever worn? What about silver pushed to the back of a china cabinet? With the price of gold at an all-time high, we may want to get a jump on spring cleaning, and bring our golden baubles to Milano Jewelry instead of collecting dust bunnies. Milano will test your gold and silver jewelry for free, and if it’s valuable and you’re looking for a little extra cash, purchase it from you on the spot. Husband-wife team George and Nora also do jewelry repairs, resize rings, give old pieces of jewelry a new life by reconstituting them and purchase old coins and high end watches. They just moved into 417 Lexington St. in Auburndale. Mon-Fri: 10-7; Sat: 10-5.

New Roots Move Management

Senior move experts

There’s a local women-owned and operated business, New Roots Move Management, that specializes in what can be a challenging time of life—moving a senior parent, downsizing, or preparing a home to age-in-place.

While change can be hard, and moving stressful, the professional duo of Susan Blumenfeld, Lisa Patten and their team step, in, roll up their sleeves, and seamlessly manage a project from start to finish—from sorting, decluttering and trash removal to packing, moving, and setting up a new home—and everything else in-between. Whether dispersing an entire estate, or helping streamline homes for those planning to age-in-place, New Roots is the top senior move specialist in the greater Boston area. Contact Susan for a free in-home consultation.

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