This woman-owned business is raking in attention — and apparel sales.
When Marie Siravo opened Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia in August 1992, she likely could not have predicted that her business would inspire countless memes and get mixed up in a desperate, last-ditch effort by President Trump to save his flailing campaign on Saturday — the same day he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.
Now, the woman-owned, family-run business is squarely in the spotlight — and capitalizing on the frenzy of attention, hawking hoodie sweatshirts, T-shirts with the American flag and the company’s logo and — yes — stickers that say “Make America Rake Again” and “Lawn and Order!”
Located next to an adult bookstore called Fantasy Island and across the street from a crematorium, the landscaping business’s parking lot temporarily transformed into a media circus when Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, took the stage, or lot, to rail against unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. He added that dead people from Pennsylvania had somehow been allowed to vote.
It is still unclear why the Trump campaign picked that Four Seasons as the site for a press conference, and not the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia. According to the Bucks County Courier Times, there is no record that Siravo has donated to the lame-duck president’s campaign.
Four Seasons Total Landscaping did not return a call for comment.
The company’s owners posted a statement on Instagram saying they were honored to host the press conference — and pointed new fans to merch they would have for sale.
“Our team at Four Seasons would have proudly hosted any presidential candidate’s campaign at our business,” they wrote. “We strongly believe in America and in democracy. We hope that our fellow Americans can join together and support all local small businesses at this time.”
It remains to be seen whether Four Seasons’ brief moment of fame will impact its core landscaping business.