Spring has sprung and so has the organizing and sprucing-up energy that usually goes with it. Southwest Orlando Bulletin’s Home & Garden offers tips and advice from local experts on how to improve and protect your home and garden this season.

Andy Phillips of State Farm Insurance Co.

Andy Phillips is an agent with State Farm Insurance Co. who specializes in homeowners insurance. State Farm offers one of the most comprehensive homeowners policies in Florida. Its premier coverage is Loss of Use, which covers the increase in cost to maintain one’s standard of living when damage renders his or her home uninhabitable because of a covered loss — no limit within a 24-month period. State Farm Insurance Co. is located at 7608 W. Sand Lake Road in Orlando. For more information, call 407-354-1320 or email

Arbor Crest Outdoors Inc.

For more than 10 years, Arbor Crest Outdoors Inc. has provided each customer with the highest level of quality work and superior quality materials tailored to each individual project. As a full-service landscape and irrigation company, it offers unique and innovative landscape designs to enhance the curb appeal of each project, while directly attracting interest and increasing aesthetic value. Arbor Crest’s goal is to bring your vision to life with the end result being a beautiful landscape retreat that exceeds expectations.
For more information, call 407-217-4062 or visit arborcrestinc.com.

Dr. Phillips Painting

From house painting to deck staining to wallpaper removal, Dr. Phillips Painting offers a wide range of painting and painting-related services. Founded in 2002, owner Michael Nevius approaches each project with quality, efficiency and service at a price clients can afford. For more information about Dr. Phillips Painting, call 407-235-5388, email mikenevius@aol.com or visit the company’s page on Facebook.

Eton Bridge Insurance

Purchasing homeowners insurance can be overwhelming. Select an agent who is engaged in providing personal service. This can make all the difference, not only in choosing a carrier, but also navigating each carriers’ unique features. A homeowner’s relationship with his or her agent is vital, especially if any problems arise. You must have confidence that your agent will work to resolve issues favorably and explore every possibility. Don’t be afraid to interview agents and their staff. Under the direction of Sherri Asadi, Eton Bridge Insurance, located in Suite 201 at 7625 Sand Lake Road in Orlando, provides unparalleled service and client advocacy. For more information, call 407-351-3331 or visit www.etonbridgesolutions.com.

Royal Landscape Nursery

For personal gardens, offices, professional buildings or commercial sites, Royal Landscape Nursery can supply the materials to complete any landscape project of any size. With more than 56 acres of “growing facilities,” Royal Landscape grows, sells and delivers shrubs, trees, palms, ground covers, sod, mulch and rocks. While at Royal Landscape, browse its display of pavers to complete your landscape with hardscape. Royal Landscape Nursery is located at 2204 Hempel Ave. in Gotha. For more information, call 407-296-3042 or visit www.royallandscapenursery.com.

Stonebridge Contracting

The experts at Stonebridge Contracting are proud to offer both home renovation and licensed commercial construction services. If a homeowner wants it fixed, repaired, remodeled or renovated, they do it all! Stonebridge Contracting, located in Suite 540 at 37 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando, offers top-of-the-line advice and ensures that each homeowner’s vision is complete, all while providing the highest quality in construction and materials. Stonebridge Contracting’s goal is to turn its clients’ existing homes into dream homes. For more information, call 407-456-1400, email info@stonebridgecontracting.com or visit www.stonebridgecontracting.com.

Sun Insurance Services Inc.

Contrary to what homeowners may have been told, every home in Florida is in a flood zone. If your mortgage does not require you to carry flood insurance, you are probably in a preferred risk zone and can buy coverage for typically about $1 per day. Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage, and more than 30 percent of flood claims come from properties in a preferred risk zone. Protect yourself by calling 407-781-1600 for a no-obligation quote. For more information, visit Sun Insurance Services Inc., located in Suite 300 at 7208 Sand Lake Road in Orlando, or visit www.suninsuranceservices.com. ♥

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