The office
The office

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Pool and patio
Pool and patio

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Fire pit and stone bench
Fire pit and stone bench

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Because being outdoors just feels right


We all feel more alive when we get outside to play, relax, laugh with friends, and be inspired by nature. Whether your space is sprawling or compact, we can help you design the perfect place to connect with sunshine, fresh air, and natural beauty that makes Southwest Michigan a great place to live. Let’s talk and begin shaping your unique corner of the outdoors.


  • Planning Process

  • "Pre-Visit Questionnaire"

  • Design Packages

  • 2D, 3D & Animation Options 

  • Local & Remote Design Options

Construction & Excavation

  • Trees, Plantings & Gardens

  • Patios & Walkways

  • Outdoor Kitchens

  • Pools & Pool Houses

  • Pergolas & Pavilions

  • Waterfront Protection

  • Fire Pits & Fireplaces

  • Lighting & Sound

  • Excavation Services

Landscape Maintenance

  • Commercial

  • Residential

  • Turf Installation & Service

  • Plant Bed Maintenance & Enhancements

  • Irrigation

  • Tree & Plant Health

  • Four Seasons Care

Garden & Supply Center

  • Tree Inventory

  • Mature Tree Moving & Sourcing

  • High Quality Shrubs & Plants

  • Fire Pits

  • Water Fountains

  • Outdoor Living Accessories

  • Bulk Supplies

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Welcome to a different kind of customer experience in hardscape & landscape design!


From excellence in hardscape and landscape design, materials and workmanship, to the people we employ, our team is committed to the highest standards for our customers and for the communities we serve.

Since 1976, Creative Landscaping & Design has specialized in creating beautiful and functional outdoor living environments in Southwest Michigan. Our design/build philosophy is centered around you.  That’s why our landscaping team members commit to the highest level of professionalism, and also why we have an on-site design center to work through the intricacies of your project.  We are a strong "values-based" organization committed to excellence in our industry.

Easy?  No.  But we are reminded of the difference we make and the value we bring to our landscaping and hardscaping clients through their cards, emails, and repetitive thanks.  We’re not like typical hardscape and landscape companies. We are so much more.  


Our clients enjoy working with us and we enjoy helping to make their dreams of a truly unique outdoor living space a reality.​  We would like to invite you to contact us to experience the uniqueness that sets us apart.


Ryan & Kati Howard

Ryan & Kati Howard

Owners, Creative Landscaping & Design