Hardscapes & Structures

Bring your dream outdoor living space to life With R&D Landscape

What does your dream outdoor living space look like? A winding walkway through your blooming garden, a grand entrance leading to your front door, or a custom patio with built-in fire pit for entertaining family and friends? You name it, we can do it. At R&D Landscape, we are dedicated to helping our customers spend more time outside with usable, enjoyable outdoor living spaces.

Our Recent Hardscape & Structure Projects

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.

Hardscape & Structure Services

R&D Landscape of Lansing, Michigan was founded by two Michigan State University Horticulture and Landscape Design graduates who truly love the outdoors and making it accessible and fun for our customers. Sometimes hardscapes are designed for enjoyment – like a patio for entertaining or a walkway through your garden. Other times, they are a necessity and a preventative measure taken to avoid safety concerns or small issues with your home that have the potential to become huge problems over time.

Our team has the perfect combination of functional know-how and creative genius, allowing us to design and install hardscapes and outdoor structures, including retaining walls, steps, decks, patios, and custom solutions that allow you to enjoy your space while having peace of mind. R&D Landscape is fully certified for the construction of retaining walls, so you can rest easy knowing your installation is in good hands.

Hardscapes & Structures

  • Patios
  • Seat Walls
  • Pillars
  • Decks
  • Walkways
  • Retaining Walls
  • Pergolas
  • Grill Enclosures
  • Fire Pits
  • Outdoor Pizza Ovens
  • Ponds and Fountains
  • Gazebos
  • Beach and Sand Volleyball Courts

Materials

  • Natural Stone
  • Precast Block
  • Boulders and Outcroppings
  • Brick
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Flagstone
  • Wood

Who We Serve

  • Residential
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments
  • Office Buildings
  • Municipalities
  • Parks
  • Medical Facilities
  • Commercial Businesses

Our hardscape projects are often complemented with custom landscape design services.

Bring your dream outdoor living space to life.

Each project starts with an initial consultation to get acquainted, discuss your goals, and identify any needs that should be addressed through our hardscape and structure services. After we have an understanding of the project size, we will often provide a design for you to review and an estimate for the project budget and timeline. Once we get to work, it can take a couple of days to just few short months before you’re sitting back and enjoying your new outdoor living space.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Dependable

We have been customers of R&D Landscape for approximately five years. We have been very pleased with their loyalty in being most dependable, promptness in doing a very good job, and having respect of our property. We have always felt that they possess the attitude of making our lawn look as though it was their personal property.


- Dr. and Mrs. Michael Henderson

R&D Landscape
2015-01-27T20:57:10-04:00
We have been customers of R&D Landscape for approximately five years. We have been very pleased with their loyalty in being most dependable, promptness in doing a very good job, and having respect of our property. We have always felt that they possess the attitude of making our lawn look as though it was their personal property. - Dr. and Mrs. Michael Henderson

Personable

You guys are great to work with and fun to be around. Nice to meet people you connect with. Your work ethics are above and beyond. Changes here, tweaks there, no problem, you worked with us.


Look forward to working with you again. Really love how you made our place look.


-Peter And Janet Sherman

R&D Landscape
2015-02-17T20:36:55-04:00
You guys are great to work with and fun to be around. Nice to meet people you connect with. Your work ethics are above and beyond. Changes here, tweaks there, no problem, you worked with us. Look forward to working with you again. Really love how you made our place look. -Peter And Janet Sherman

Godsend

You guys are a Godsend - your quality of service and, most important to me, your customer interaction and care. I feel you are truly my advocates when it comes to yard care.


- Tariq

R&D Landscape
2015-09-29T19:28:20-04:00
You guys are a Godsend - your quality of service and, most important to me, your customer interaction and care. I feel you are truly my advocates when it comes to yard care. - Tariq

Thank YOU!

Please thank whoever is in charge of the snow plow team. They were at my house at 6:00 this morning to clean my driveway- I was amazed. I really appreciate them.


- Ann

R&D Landscape
2016-12-13T18:15:45-04:00
Please thank whoever is in charge of the snow plow team. They were at my house at 6:00 this morning to clean my driveway- I was amazed. I really appreciate them. - Ann

Meet and Surpass Expectations

I want to take an opportunity to pass along the “Thanks!”  Of East Enders to you, and all the great folks at R&D Landscape.  Too often, we just take “good jobs well done” as routine.  That is a sad error.  The weather has surely given you and your crews a heck of a challenge.  You have risen well to meet, and surpass the situations as they cropped up.


A tip o’ my hat to R&D.
Jack Voss, East End

R&D Landscape
2019-03-07T13:11:52-04:00
I want to take an opportunity to pass along the “Thanks!”  Of East Enders to you, and all the great folks at R&D Landscape.  Too often, we just take “good jobs well done” as routine.  That is a sad error.  The weather has surely given you and your crews a heck of a challenge.  You have risen well to meet, and surpass the situations as they cropped up. A tip o’ my hat to R&D. Jack Voss, East End

Flexible and Reasonably Priced

I contacted R and D Landscape to remove my front lawn so I can convert it to perennials and edibles. They got me a very reasonable quote right away and worked me into their schedule of much larger jobs. They showed up right on time (actually, a few minutes early even) and did a perfect job; skillfully avoiding my existing landscaping and that of my neighbors. Timely, considerate, and affordable?? Can’t beat that! Thanks for the great work, R and D! I’m excited to move on to my next phase of yardscaping!


-Michelle Bruneau

R&D Landscape
2019-03-07T13:17:17-04:00
I contacted R and D Landscape to remove my front lawn so I can convert it to perennials and edibles. They got me a very reasonable quote right away and worked me into their schedule of much larger jobs. They showed up right on time (actually, a few minutes early even) and did a perfect job; skillfully avoiding my existing landscaping and that of my neighbors. Timely, considerate, and affordable?? Can’t beat that! Thanks for the great work, R and D! I’m excited to move on to my next phase of yardscaping! -Michelle Bruneau

Very Very Pleased!

We want you to know that we are very, very pleased with the way our home and outbuildings look after being pressure washed. Your employee, Will, did an outstanding job, and willingly went back over the one or two very small areas that were of concern. He was here, did the complete job, and was gone on to his next appointment inside of two hours.
We will be pleased to recommend your company to anyone who desires their home to be pressure washed, and feel free to use us as a reference.


-John & Faith Rankin

R&D Landscape
2019-04-15T15:05:39-04:00
We want you to know that we are very, very pleased with the way our home and outbuildings look after being pressure washed. Your employee, Will, did an outstanding job, and willingly went back over the one or two very small areas that were of concern. He was here, did the complete job, and was gone on to his next appointment inside of two hours. We will be pleased to recommend your company to anyone who desires their home to be pressure washed, and feel free to use us as a reference. -John & Faith Rankin

Plant Enthusiasts

Still so pleased with the landscape and enjoy the variety we have in color and texture in the plantings. I forgot how the azaleas turn such a lovely fall color. A favorite has to be the Quick Fire Hydrangea with it's changing blossom color and foliage change.


-Pat

R&D Landscape
2020-02-27T10:55:59-04:00
Still so pleased with the landscape and enjoy the variety we have in color and texture in the plantings. I forgot how the azaleas turn such a lovely fall color. A favorite has to be the Quick Fire Hydrangea with it's changing blossom color and foliage change. -Pat

Behind The Scene

Nothing but compliments on the landscaping, the mulch, the overall look of the yard. The graduation party went very well, and even though I took credit for it to most people, those who know better asked my secret, I told them R&D. Thanks again for the great job well done!


-Randy M.

R&D Landscape
2020-02-27T10:56:49-04:00
Nothing but compliments on the landscaping, the mulch, the overall look of the yard. The graduation party went very well, and even though I took credit for it to most people, those who know better asked my secret, I told them R&D. Thanks again for the great job well done! -Randy M.

Mind Readers

I'm writing to let you know how pleased I was with the pruning done at my house. Even though I wasn't home to explain how I wanted the bushes, etc. to look, it was as though your crew read my mind. The end result was EXACTLY what I had envisioned, and the clean up afterward was immaculate. Most impressive! So please pass along my gratitude for a job well done, and thank you for running such a professional business!


-Janice H.

R&D Landscape
2020-02-27T10:58:27-04:00
I'm writing to let you know how pleased I was with the pruning done at my house. Even though I wasn't home to explain how I wanted the bushes, etc. to look, it was as though your crew read my mind. The end result was EXACTLY what I had envisioned, and the clean up afterward was immaculate. Most impressive! So please pass along my gratitude for a job well done, and thank you for running such a professional business! -Janice H.

Brilliant Work

Thanks Doug for overseeing a smooth process. The place is looking much better. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


-Sue

R&D Landscape
2020-02-27T10:59:00-04:00
Thanks Doug for overseeing a smooth process. The place is looking much better. Merry Christmas to you and your family. -Sue

job well done

Dear R&D,
Thank you for a job well done. The landscaping looks great. Sam and I appreciate your professionalism, responsiveness, and flexibility. It was a pleasure! We will certainly be reaching out to you soon for the next phase.


Regards,
Amy

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:40:16-04:00
Dear R&D, Thank you for a job well done. The landscaping looks great. Sam and I appreciate your professionalism, responsiveness, and flexibility. It was a pleasure! We will certainly be reaching out to you soon for the next phase. Regards, Amy

Exactly what I had envisioned

R&D,
I am writing to let you know how pleased I was with the pruning done at my house. Even though I wasn’t home to explain how I wanted the bushes, etc. to look, it was as though your crew read my mind. The end result was Exactly what I had envisioned, and the clean up afterward was immaculate. Most impressive! So, please pass along my gratitude for a job well done and thank you for running such a professional business.


Janice H.

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:41:24-04:00
R&D, I am writing to let you know how pleased I was with the pruning done at my house. Even though I wasn’t home to explain how I wanted the bushes, etc. to look, it was as though your crew read my mind. The end result was Exactly what I had envisioned, and the clean up afterward was immaculate. Most impressive! So, please pass along my gratitude for a job well done and thank you for running such a professional business. Janice H.

Everything looks great!

R&D,
Everything looks great! I do like rock and how it looks in the rain. Your crews always do a good job with everything!


Thanks,
Sylvia H.

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:42:15-04:00
R&D, Everything looks great! I do like rock and how it looks in the rain. Your crews always do a good job with everything! Thanks, Sylvia H.

Our lawn looks great!

Thank You! Our lawn looks great!


Jacklyn

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:43:27-04:00
Thank You! Our lawn looks great! Jacklyn

job well done

Thank you for a job well done. The young men you sent were great workers and worked under unusual circumstances. Will be calling you next Spring to do some additional landscaping!!


Thanks Again,
Rose T.

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:47:24-04:00
Thank you for a job well done. The young men you sent were great workers and worked under unusual circumstances. Will be calling you next Spring to do some additional landscaping!! Thanks Again, Rose T.

Just a note to express my gratitude

Dear R&D,
Just a note to express my gratitude. On Monday when the snowplow showed up, I was outside struggling with my snow blower. After clearing my drive, the gallant young man jumped out of his truck, grabbed his shovel, and cleared my walk and porch. Today another kind young man did the same. I can’t express how much I appreciate the service.


My sincere thanks!
Sylvia W.

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:48:42-04:00
Dear R&D, Just a note to express my gratitude. On Monday when the snowplow showed up, I was outside struggling with my snow blower. After clearing my drive, the gallant young man jumped out of his truck, grabbed his shovel, and cleared my walk and porch. Today another kind young man did the same. I can’t express how much I appreciate the service. My sincere thanks! Sylvia W.

Thank you for a job well done

Thank you for a job well done! Your guys that did the work were great-friendly, efficient, and very hard-working! Everything looks great and we will highly recommend R&D Landscape!


Hardy A.

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:49:24-04:00
Thank you for a job well done! Your guys that did the work were great-friendly, efficient, and very hard-working! Everything looks great and we will highly recommend R&D Landscape! Hardy A.

Still so pleased with the landscape

Still so pleased with the landscape and enjoy the variety we have in color and texture in the plantings. Forgot the azaleas such a lovely fall color. A favorite has to be the Quickfire Hydrangea with its changing blossom color and foliage change.


Pat

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:50:14-04:00
Still so pleased with the landscape and enjoy the variety we have in color and texture in the plantings. Forgot the azaleas such a lovely fall color. A favorite has to be the Quickfire Hydrangea with its changing blossom color and foliage change. Pat

Congrats on your choice of employees

The landscaping your people did for us is excellent and improved the look of our lawn. Congrats on your choice of employees. Clay and crew are great guys and they all worked hard to keep promises.


Many Thanks,
Anonymous

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:51:17-04:00
The landscaping your people did for us is excellent and improved the look of our lawn. Congrats on your choice of employees. Clay and crew are great guys and they all worked hard to keep promises. Many Thanks, Anonymous

Thank you for your help

Thank you for your help during the two big snowstorms of late February! We especially appreciate your prompt response to our call for help after wind and the county’s snowplow made a mess of our driveway again—that’s outstanding customer service!


The Lieskes

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:52:13-04:00
Thank you for your help during the two big snowstorms of late February! We especially appreciate your prompt response to our call for help after wind and the county’s snowplow made a mess of our driveway again—that’s outstanding customer service! The Lieskes

Many thanks

Hey there R&D team,
Many thanks for, once again, this year, helping with our fall leaf removal. Most of all however, is the help you provided in getting the leaves off the roof and gutter caps. I could not do that. I hope to have you help next fall!


Denny

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:52:37-04:00
Hey there R&D team, Many thanks for, once again, this year, helping with our fall leaf removal. Most of all however, is the help you provided in getting the leaves off the roof and gutter caps. I could not do that. I hope to have you help next fall! Denny

We have received many compliments

Hi R&D,
Thanks much for a job well done. Glad for the opportunity to deal with a Christian young man. Appreciated the work crew, courteous & polit, clean and tidy with work. We can highly recommend you and will do so whenever possible.


Sincerely,
Don & Norma
P.S. We have received many compliments on the landscape project!

R&D Landscape
2020-03-04T10:52:57-04:00
Hi R&D, Thanks much for a job well done. Glad for the opportunity to deal with a Christian young man. Appreciated the work crew, courteous & polit, clean and tidy with work. We can highly recommend you and will do so whenever possible. Sincerely, Don & Norma P.S. We have received many compliments on the landscape project!

Concerned About Meeting Expectations

We wanted to express our thanks for the outstanding work everyone did in planning and putting our stairway to the backyard. The original plan was just what we envisioned and more. The guys who installed the stones were creative, professional, and dedicated to doing a fine job. They were concerned about meeting our expectations and offered suggestions to make it even better. This was a great experience for us, and we will continue to recommend R and D services.


Thank You


Sandy Schuette

R&D Landscape
2020-03-24T08:44:09-04:00
We wanted to express our thanks for the outstanding work everyone did in planning and putting our stairway to the backyard. The original plan was just what we envisioned and more. The guys who installed the stones were creative, professional, and dedicated to doing a fine job. They were concerned about meeting our expectations and offered suggestions to make it even better. This was a great experience for us, and we will continue to recommend R and D services. Thank You Sandy Schuette

Rain or Shine

"Paul and Shane are, were wonderful. Weather not conducive for a walk around the yard. Will look later this week."


-Barbara Atkin

R&D Landscape
2020-04-01T07:44:34-04:00
"Paul and Shane are, were wonderful. Weather not conducive for a walk around the yard. Will look later this week." -Barbara Atkin

Friends

"R and D is the best. They have become our friends. Andrew, Charlie, Sparky, Paul, Shane and all the rest work hard to keep our yard in shape. When we have problems, like moles, they respond immediately. I look forward to another great year."


-Bruce & Janet

R&D Landscape
2020-04-01T07:49:19-04:00
"R and D is the best. They have become our friends. Andrew, Charlie, Sparky, Paul, Shane and all the rest work hard to keep our yard in shape. When we have problems, like moles, they respond immediately. I look forward to another great year." -Bruce & Janet

Awesome & Entertaining

Hi Russell,

Just wanted to let you know your irrigation guy was awesome yesterday!! Our yard was pretty torn up with moving the heads around and once he left, you can hardly tell he even dug anything up. Pretty impressive! He was also so kind and knowledgeable. I just thought I should give him a shout out!


The other guys who did the landscape were equally as amazing. They were so kind to a very chatty 4 year old who just wanted to help and be involved. He loved watching them all day. Pure entertainment for our son.


We love the new landscape and appreciate you guys so much! Your guys did a great job on all of it!


Amy and Jeff
R&D Landscape
2020-05-14T11:56:22-04:00
Hi Russell, Just wanted to let you know your irrigation guy was awesome yesterday!! Our yard was pretty torn up with moving the heads around and once he left, you can hardly tell he even dug anything up. Pretty impressive! He was also so kind and knowledgeable. I just thought I should give him a shout out! The other guys who did the landscape were equally as amazing. They were so kind to a very chatty 4 year old who just wanted to help and be involved. He loved watching them all day. Pure entertainment for our son. We love the new landscape and appreciate you guys so much! Your guys did a great job on all of it! Amy and Jeff

We’re Really Happy!!

We're really happy. The finishing touch with the lower pad and steps made such a difference and looks really nice. We don't have to worry about slipping on the slope!


Thanks, again! We'll be in touch. I'll send some pics as things start blooming. Please give our best to your guys. They were a pleasure to work with.



-Julie and Jerry
R&D Landscape
2020-05-29T15:17:22-04:00
We're really happy. The finishing touch with the lower pad and steps made such a difference and looks really nice. We don't have to worry about slipping on the slope! Thanks, again! We'll be in touch. I'll send some pics as things start blooming. Please give our best to your guys. They were a pleasure to work with. -Julie and Jerry
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Why R&D Landscape?

We Love This Stuff. Just as your home and interior design are often a reflection of who you are, so should be your outdoor living space. R&D Landscape is founded not only on sharing our enjoyment for nature with our customers, but also on our desire to connect with people in our community. The relationships we build allow us the unique ability to craft custom outdoor experiences tailored to our customers as something you can truly enjoy year after year.