About R&D Landscape
Russ and Doug initially became friends back in first grade, and have continued to grow in their friendship over the years with mutual passions for the outdoors and ideals of honesty and integrity. After working at a landscape nursery together during high school, they both went on to attend Michigan State University for Horticulture degrees where they continued to gain experience at local landscaping companies. In 2001, Russ and Doug decided to open up shop of their own, and R&D Landscape was born.
Some of our favorite customer stories come out of those first few seasons, where customers were willing to take a chance on R&D Landscape, and we were able to deliver. We are even fortunate enough to still serve many of those customers today.
As we continue to grow, we have been able to add key friends to our team, allowing us to serve more customers while still keeping a family feel to our company. We strive to provide quality, valuable landscaping services and exceptional customer service – something that our company was founded on and something we continually instill into our team.
Tell Us About Your Project
We are a tight-knit crew that loves the outdoors and making nature accessible and enjoyable for our customers. Many of us are inspired by the natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as well as our experiences hiking, running, cycling, and swimming outdoors. It’s our goal to share those sights and sounds with you.
Serving Communities in Mid-Michigan
We offer a wide range of landscaping services & maintenance to the following communities located throughout Mid-Michigan. Our communities include:
- Grand Ledge
- St. Johns
- East Lansing
- Eaton Rapids
What Our Customers Are Saying
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
Thanks Doug for overseeing a smooth process. The place is looking much better. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
job well done
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.
Exactly what I had envisioned
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.
Everything looks great!
Everything looks great! I do like rock and how it looks in the rain. Your crews always do a good job with everything!
Our lawn looks great!
Thank You! Our lawn looks great!
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!!
Just a note to express my gratitude
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
We have received many compliments
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.
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.
Rain or Shine
"Paul and Shane are, were wonderful. Weather not conducive for a walk around the yard. Will look later this week."
"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
We’re Really Happy!!
Thank you for such wonderful service! We really appreciate your hard work!
Mark & Betty Lange
Bonnie View Golf Course
R&D Landscape acquired Bonnie View Golf Course in 2010. The R&D Landscape office has moved into the upper level of the clubhouse. It is our pleasure to transform the golf course into a showcase of our landscaping creativity. Please join us for golf or just for a visit and see how we are combining two great outdoor pleasures.