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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!

-Michelle Bruneau

Highly Recommended

R&D came highly recommended and hit the mark. Doug created landscaping that fit perfectly with our home combining elements from the original landscape in the new design. The team was hardworking and friendly. They completed the entire job in 2 1/2 days. Very happy we went with R&D.

-Suzanne T


In an industry where value, integrity, and customer service seem to be withering, R&D Landscape sets itself apart. The communication was prompt and professional. The employees were hard working, and Russ did an awesome job bidding, communicating, and completing this project. I have hired out so much work in the past few years, and this company stood apart from all the others in service and results. It was no hassle from start to finish. I really couldn’t recommend a company more highly. Thank you, Russ and your team. You’ve got a customer for life!

-Derek Rishel

Thanks for This Amazing View!

Last summer you did a huge landscape and patio project for us at our new home. Last summer was rough with the heat, dryness and all the watering but I have to tell you year two is amazing! Everything is filling in beautifully and our yard is awesome! It looks like it’s straight from a landscape magazine! When I looked out my bedroom window this morning and watched a hummingbird on the flowers on the Rose of Sharon tree I knew I just needed to let you know how great everything turned out. Thanks for this amazing view! 🙂

– Tim & Shannon White

To the Crew at R&D Landscape

I would like to thank Clay and his crew for the beautiful work they did on the new retaining wall at y house in Dimondale. They are the hardest working group of young men – very impressed with the work ethic, their helpfulness, and their friendliness.

The work is beautiful and was done on schedule despite the bad weather and some other issues on my property. They were very resourceful and took care of all problems that occurred.

One of the best parts of the work that they did was the cleanup after they were done. I was so surprised when I came home on the last day they had been there – they did an awesome cleanup job. That was such a wonderful surprise – I was not really expecting it to be that good. I did not have to do anything to clean up. They even replanted grass seed.

I would recommend R&D Landscape to anyone who has a big or small landscape job to do. I will definitely have them back for my next project.

Thank You Again,

– Ann Check & Laura Brinker


The path and patio looks amazing, my customers love it. Thank you again for the brilliant work!

– Denene Vincent, Le Chat Gourmet


I am so very pleased,and honored, to be able to offer my opinion regarding my experience with the wonderful gentlemen who make up R&D Landscape LLC.

These fine young men have been in my life for the past two years. They have literally transformed my father’s property and mine into such wonderful sanctuaries.

When R&D first came into my life, they were asked to clean up a major landscaping project on my father’s project that a previous landscaper had dragged out and then just abandoned. The suggestions — as well as their “can do” attitude put me at ease and I soon found out what a professional landscape company was all about.

Whether they were taking down a tree or placing mulch down or separating hostas or doing a walk-through in the yards, they always had time to spend with me. Their experience, as well as their patience, was refreshing and everytime I met with a representative from R&D, it proved to be a rewarding experience.

Other than being polite and exceptionally hard-working young men, they were always willing to work with a situation and fine-tune it to meet my needs. And the ideas they would come up with for the properties have been so unique. Truly, R&D have placed just the perfect touches in the yards that make me want to fuss about and spend more time in them.

I sincerely thank R&D for not only improving my property, but being such wonderful gentleman to hire and be around. I would never hesitate to recommend them to my friends.

– Victoria A. Spector


R&D Landscape has been performing their magic on our properties since the summer of 2004. We appreciate the professional way they handle all aspects of the landscaping business. Doug and Russ have proven skills in landscape design, and installation as you will see in the photographs on this website. Several of the pictures on the creek and foundation plantings are from our properties. We especially appreciate the way they work in all kinds of weather. They are most dependable and fair. We recommend them to all our friends.

– Jim and Kay Cole


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

Easy to Work With

Just wanted to give you an update on our landscape you did for us last year. Now that the bushes are blooming and everything is growing, it looks even better than it did last year! Since it was done so late in the summer last year, it was sort of hard to see how everything would look. I am very happy with the outcome. I know we couldn’t have done anything even close by ourselves. We are still getting compliments from the neighbors.

You and your crew were very easy to work with, and I was impressed at how neat the area was every night at quitting time.

Thank you again!

– Robin Olin

Eaton Rapids Public Schools

We would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent performance of preparing and redoing different areas listed below:

  1. Reworking of the competitive soccer field. This area had been redone by others two times since the original field had been created in 1997 but never held up like it does now.
  2. Reworking the stone dust on the infields of the competitive baseball and softball fields. Prior to your work, a ball hit into the infield tended to bury into the loose surface. No longer does this happen.
  3. Reworking the lawn area surrounding the new Administration Building and adding two landscaping areas. This was done in the fall of 2008 and already has started to fill in and showing a dark green color.

We are all looking forward with great anticipation to seeing the new lawn and landscaping this coming spring.

Thanks again for a job well done.

“Playing on a great field makes soccer fun. I wish I could tape and play back for you all the positive comments we get about the field.” -Matt Boersma, Eaton Rapids boys varsity coach

– Charles R. Page, Owner’s Representative for Eaton Rapids Public School’s Bond Work

Future Media Corporation

Firing snowplow contractors used to be a common occurrence here. Despite walking tours and placing marker stakes, they’d tear up lawns, push rock gardens across the lot, break off sidewalk corners, pile up snow and ice on nursery trees and do a half-hearted job of clearing the snow, besides. That all came to a screeching halt when Doug signed us up five years ago (time flies when you’re having snow). R&D Landscape’s drivers are careful and courteous and plow my C-shaped lot as if they own it. And their rates are among the lowest in the region. I founded my media production business over 34 years ago and my company’s image and my property’s street appeal remain among my top concerns. My vendors have to prove that they share my concerns or they’re gone. R&D Landscape proves their worth to me, my employees and customers each time they plow.

– Bob Bishop, Owner

Hard Working

After living in my home for over 20 years and going through a number of landscapers, I received a flyer from R&D and called for a free estimate. I was immediately impressed with their level of knowledge and professionalism. They always arrive at the scheduled time and work extremely hard to complete the job. They have given me excellent suggestions on plants and trees that would work into my landscape. My yard looks beautiful and I continue to use their various services for maintenance of the plantings and beds. They are extremely hard workers and I would happily recommend them.

– Phyllis Fox


Thank you for the great work of your crew. I found Clay very helpful and really appreciated his ideas. Ian was great too.

– Malinda Hudkins


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


Image is everything! We at Hasselbring Clark pride ourselves on our image in
the community and certainly our facilities offer an impression to all who pass and visit our office daily. It was with those high standards in mind that I sought a company to keep our grounds well maintained. In 2003 I first spoke with Russell and Doug and learned of their recent partnership in R&D Landscape. It was at that time that I decided to give them a try. I have never been happier! They started that season mowing our lawn.

R&D services are always handled professionally. They employ hard working people, using well-maintained equipment, guaranteeing on time, scheduled services. They are thorough in their work and competitively priced. It is no surprise that our relationship has grown to encompass more than just a lawn mowing service. I have turned over all areas of my outdoor maintenance to R&D to include aerating, fertilizer applications, tree trimming, mulching, and clean up jobs. We also used their landscape services when they designed and installed custom steps and a hand railing solution, helping to connect our two parking lots, offering our employees a safer access to their cars. I have also used R&D’s snow plowing services the last three years and have always been pleased to find my lots plowed when I arrived in the morning as we agreed. There has been several times this winter that they have checked back throughout the day to clean the lot of the days’ snow fall prior to our employees’ departure for the day .The safety and convenience of a well maintained lot gives me peace of mind knowing that I have done my part in ensuring a safe arrival to our door.

If you are looking for a professional landscaper as well as on-time scheduled lawn and snowplowing services I highly recommend you give R&D a try. You, like me, will not be disappointed.

– Mike Egan, Hasselbring Clark


We at Emerald Isle Condominiums have been very happy with the lawn service given by R&D Landscape. We have found them to be responsible, caring, and truly interested in doing a good job. They mow, trim, and blow cuttings off drives and sidewalks on a typical mowing day. R&D also edges our asphalt and concrete areas as requested. Additionally they bag unwanted grass cuttings and provide services for spring and fall clean up to our complex. For their quality lawn care we highly recommend R&D Landscape.

– Emerald Isle Condominiums


I just wanted to thank you for the great job that was done on fixing my retaining wall. It looks great and the rocks that were placed and the flowers that were planted are beautiful. Thanks so much!

 – Shelly Henning

Timely & Polite

I have used R&D Landscape on several different occasions for projects large and small. They have done complete landscaping around my homes and also a very large lawn seeding project. They have done several drain projects to get water away from my homes.

Every project has been completed in a professional and timely manner. Their staff are all very polite, courteous and friendly.

I have had several of the same projects bided and they are competitive with other like contractors in the area. I have always received a quality job at an affordable price. I would recommend this company to anyone!

 – Todd Marriott, Facilities Director VFW Home for Children


In the spring of 2001 we were ready to finish the landscaping around our three-year-old home. We called the number on a flyer that had been left in our paper box to get an estimate. Impressed with Russ and Doug’s artistic ideas, eagerness to work and readily apparent integrity we decided to hire them to install a flagstone walkway and planting beds. We were pleased with the outcome and since then have employed R&D every summer to take care of our lawn, trees and shrubs. Building on their previous ideas in the fall of 2007, Russ and Doug designed and installed the landscaping around an addition to our house. R&D’s careful, considerate labor enables us, as we grow older, to remain in, and enjoy, our home.

– Mr. and Mrs. William L. Brown