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Pressure Washed Paver Walkway

Paver walkways look great and are a long-lasting addition to your home. Over time, walkways can collect dirt and grime. With the proper technique, we were able to restore this walkway without causing any damage or degradation.

Pressure Washed Paver Patio

Over time, patios collect dirt and can become discolored, leaving the entrance to your home looking dull. With a fresh cleaning, this patio was restored to former glory.

Premier Lawn Care

We believe in top notch quality work. We spend the necessary time training our employees to give it their best each and every lawn. “We Love This Stuff” is more than just a motto, it’s a culture that we encourage daily. When you love what you do your best is never in question!!!

Residential Lawn Mowing

At R&D our dream is to make your life just a bit easier. The best way we can assist with this is taking away some of the more menial tasks that take away from your time. Mowing the lawn can be a chore that some deem “unfun.” Lucky for you, WE LOVE THIS STUFF. Allow… Continue reading

Grill & Paver Patio

Grilling is a past time that most of us share fond memories of. It’s usually a great time, with great friends & family, and great food.

Nature’s Family Room

Soak up the sun during the day and be the light that sparks entertainment at night with this gorgeous patio and fire-pit combo.

Dreams Do Come True…

This project showcases the amazing design talent we have here at R&D Landscape.

Retaining Wall and Flagstone Walkway

We love natural scenery. Our awesome team installed this amazing retaining wall and flagstone walkway. The mulch and surrounding wood line really make this project standout.  

Bon Fire Beauty…

The outdoor experience is one you should always be willing to share good news about. Here at R&D, we specialize in paver patio design and installation.

Multi Level Retaining Wall Flower Bed

Spring is the season of vibrant colors and new beginnings. We wanted to continue this trend with this multi layer retaining wall flower bed. The sandy brown retaining wall blocks compliment very well with the mixture of deep purples and light greens emulating from flowers.

Natural Outcropping Stone Retaining Wall

This All-American home is the perfect canvas to showcase our artistic side. A Natural Outcropping Stone Retaining Wall combined with a vast selection of colorful plants  and trees, instantly made this home transform.

Rock Bed Oasis

Country Charm! Every landscape is a new opportunity and a new challenge for our designers and installers. This low maintenance landscape is just right for these home owners.

Enclosed Fire Pit & Brick Patio with Bar

The epitome of summer vibes starts with a beautiful place to enjoy the sunshine. Plenty to enjoy during the day with the Roses and Grasses. Entertain friends and family at night.

Rosetta Staircase and Raised Patio

This beautiful lake home became breath taking with the addition of a custom built Rosetta Retaining Wall. What makes this project unique is the multi layer paver patios and the Rosetta Staircase. We even placed a fire-pit in the mid-level patio because we love this stuff and want you to as well.

Beacon Hill Paver Patio and Wall

What could possibly make your home hidden in the woods even more surreal? How about a Beacon Hill Paver patio equipped with a fire-pit and Limestone retaining wall. This design heavily emphasizes the surrounding habitat, from the plant choices and placement to the earthy colors chosen for the hardscape.

Pergola Over Paver Patio with Fire Pit

We had a country backyard with some inviting views, but no inviting area in which to enjoy them. The designers at R&D Landscape came up with this patio dining area with a pergola over it. We also installed some paver steps and fire pit, and landscape beds around to finish it off.

Paver Patio and Walkway for Outdoor Living Area with Hot Tub

This country farm has a wonderfully secluded area between the house and the garage, perfect for R&D Landscape to install a patio area for their hot tub, some planters, a set of patio furniture, and a swing. We incorporated it into the walkway leading up to the house as well.

Outdoor patio, pergola, hot tub, and grilling area

At R&D Landscape we love taking unused spaces and transforming them into havens of outdoor activity. While we love curb-appeal and fantastic looking landscapes, we are really passionate about outdoor spaces you can use. Here we turned an old outdated swimming pool that was just a maintenance pit and an unused back yard into an… Continue reading

Surrounded Fire Pit

We definitely love decks, but this deck needed more. What could be better than walking out your back door to a grill on your deck with a paver patio and built in fire pit just a few steps away? Suddenly getting outside seems like the thing to do.

Sweeping Landscape Beds

This large country lawn was just begging for some color. We installed several landscape beds with boulders, Feather Reed Grass, Coral Bells, Violet Meadow Sage, Stella d’oro Lilies, Coreopsis, Endless Summer Hydrangea, and Knockout Roses.

Tribute Park

R&D Landscape has a great relationship with the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Kids in Eaton Rapids. When the VFW Home wanted to build a Tribute Park, they turned to us. The park is a work-in-progress, waiting for additional sponsors, but R&D Landscape has provided a great foundation to the project.

Front Corner Patio & Steps

An old, unsightly, and crumbling concrete patio just wouldn’t do for this Okemos home. R&D Landscape removed the old structure and incorporated this brick patio and steps into a beautiful corner that integrates perfectly with the surrounding plant beds.

Condominium Association Entrance Retaining Walls

The old post and tongue-and-groove wood retaining walls at the entrance to this condo association provided many challenges to our crews in the demo and subsequent construction of this retaining wall, but as is our forte, we overcame them, leaving a nicely rounded and inviting entrance for the residents.

Backyard Natural Brown Flagstone Patio

This flagstone patio was designed to connect the pool, gardens and three season room. The home owners are lovers of antiques and anything that is unique. The irregular design brings about great aesthetic appeal as well as highlights many of their beloved artwork.

Lush Backyard Sanctuary

On this particular project, we transformed a dated yard into a mature landscape design by using weathered pavers, New York Flagstone and a number of woody shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Here the combination of native plants, boulders and freshly grown moss covering the hardscapes truly gives you an experience of nature at home.

Entry Door Steps & Walkway

A truly breathtaking approach to a very distinct home. An older timber framed walkway with stairs served as the entrance to this residence. The timbers had deteriorated, and it was time for something more elegant and durable. [Enter natural cut flagstone, Rosetta steps and some very skilled men.] Great effort went into cutting each piece… Continue reading

Lawn at Condominiums

This patterned, beautifully groomed lawn is found at a condominium association where the grass grows so fast that it’s often mowed twice a week. With a landscape that features many different elevations, obstacles and paved areas, special care is taken to ensure that the correct size mower and equipment is used in the proper location…. Continue reading

Patio & Brick Walkway on the Lake

The customer had an older, unsightly deck on the lake side that was deteriorating and had a tree stump in the middle of it. We removed and replaced the deck, opting for some beautiful glass balusters and completed the project with a nicely rounded brick paver walkway to her dock.

Brick Walkway and Water Feature

Welcome Home. This walkway with embedded low voltage lighting creates a beautiful path that ushers you towards the front door. Once on the front porch, the view of the water fall and pond with large coy becomes the focus. So take a seat, enjoy a cold drink and relax to the sound of running water… Continue reading

Brick Patio, Steps, Grill Enclosure, and Pergola

This was an ultimate, all-in-one custom hardscape project! To start this project, we built a brick paver patio from scratch. We also designed and constructed a grill enclosure, retaining wall steps to the back door, a fire pit with gray gorge boulders for seats, and an artsy pergola to the side of the fire pit…. Continue reading

Outdoor Pizza Oven

A fantastic local chef who offers many cooking classes and takes a yearly trip to Italy to refine her Italian cuisine wanted to offer a pizza class cooked in an outdoor pizza oven. And that’s how one, abstract vision turned into a grand outdoor pizza oven that would inspire and unite friends. As the guests… Continue reading

Rosetta Retaining Wall

This project features a towering Rosetta retaining wall. The demands of this site required the use of a large scale retaining wall block. Eleven courses of wall block, “geo” grid reinforcement, and substantial backfill make this project a landscape element that will stand for years to come. A complete landscape planting bed was installed along… Continue reading

Backyard Patio with Circle Kit & Custom Stairs

A true masterpiece. As you enter through the custom wooden gate, you are greeted with a traditional ornamental garden complete with topiaries, decorative stone mulch, and contemporary tile walkway. As you continue, you are greeted with a simply awe-inspiring place to entertain guests. Ample space for seating, the peaceful ambiance of a water feature and… Continue reading

Built In Grill Patio & Remote Fire Pit

This stylish home sits in the beautiful countryside, home to people that enjoy entertaining and wanted an outdoor space where they could do exactly that. As the main focal points of the area, the fire pit ring, seating wall and grill enclosure where designed out of Rosetta blocks to give this outdoor entertainment space a… Continue reading

Bonnie View Golf Course

A peaceful, beautiful, friendly and affordable atmosphere is what Bonnie View Golf Course is all about. Here golfers are first welcomed to the clubhouse with the sound of water falls and a babbling brook. The natural stone bridge and seating area designed outside of the clubhouse allows you to get up close and experience the… Continue reading

Deck with Built In Fire Pit

Found at R&D Landscape team member – Micah’s house, an old junky deck was removed and replaced with a 20×21 deck that included a built-in fire pit. This new, spacious space includes bench seating around the pit, plenty of room for parties, and glass balusters over by the stairs. Our landscaping team also put in… Continue reading

Wraparound Retaining Wall With Stone Plant Beds

Perfect tones, textures, and colors abound in this creation. From the curvilinear retaining wall design to the Lilac colored decorative stone mulch to the robust colors that burst from the Siberian Iris and Coreopsis, this landscape design gives so much more than it takes. This design is truly “low maintenance”. After enjoying a warm season… Continue reading

Atlas Retaining Wall & Rosetta Steps

Retaining walls typically aren’t put in place for looks but for necessity. However, we’ve made it our mission to design and build retaining walls that not only serve the purpose of providing safety and security but also add to the aesthetic of the landscape. On this particular project, Rosetta steps were installed to allow access… Continue reading

Backyard Plant Bed & Retaining Wall

This retaining wall and planting bed combo is the perfect canvas for the homeowner to paint with beautiful plants and flowers. Convenient areas at each end of the wall create an easy access point for wheeling in that fresh load of mulch or the latest purchase from the nursery or greenhouse. So grab a shovel… Continue reading

Meandering Walkway with Planting Beds

Often we are charged with the task of creating entrances that are inviting and appealing to the senses. This home was no exception, but it doesn’t just simply happen. Graceful flowing curves, pleasant aromas and perfectly matched colors radiate from this design creating a grand entrance. What a treat it would be to take this… Continue reading

Brick Patio

This beautiful multi-color patio built with Oak Pavers really lights up this outdoor space. By mixing up the colors on the patio is gives it a timeless appeal and makes you think that this patio was meticulously crafted over an extended period of time. As the seasons change, this patio will continually maintain that natural… Continue reading

Lakefront Retaining Walls & Steps

What better way to spend the day by the lake than right here? The AB Europa Collection retaining wall block was designed to create a living space by the water. Oaks Colonanade pavers and Rosetta steps installed offer the perfect place to grill out or just enjoy time with friends and family. If you are… Continue reading

Well Established Plants

This 1970s cap cod originally had an overgrown exclusively evergreen landscape from the 1980s before undergoing a landscape redesign and renovation. The landscape was replaced with one that provides differing interests in all seasons. In the spring, the smell of Korean spice viburnum flowering accents the creamy white flower of the Dogwood on the corner,… Continue reading