Lakefront patio & fire pit
Lakefront patio & fire pit

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Three-tier retaining wall
Three-tier retaining wall

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Pergola & patio
Pergola & patio

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Lakefront patio & fire pit
Lakefront patio & fire pit

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Design Center

  • Planning Process

  • "Dream Builder" Questionaire

  • Design Packages

  • 2D, 3D and Animation Options

  • Local & Remote Design Options

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Landscape Construction

  • Patios & Walkways

  • Trees, Plantings & Gardens

  • Outdoor Kitchens

  • Pools & Pool Houses

  • Pergolas & Pavilions

  • Waterfront Protection

  • Fire pits & Fireplaces

  • Lighting & Sound

  • Excavation Services

Property Management

  • Commercial

  • Residential

  • Turf Installation & Service

  • Plant Bed Maintenance & Enhancements

  • Irrigation

  • Tree & Plant Health

  • Four Seasons Care


Tree & Plant Center

  • Tree Inventory

  • Mature Tree Moving and Sourcing

  • High Quality Shrubs & Plants

  • Firepits

  • Water Fountains

  • Outdoor Living Accessories

  • Bulk Supplies

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We have over 47 years of experience as a company.  Through that time we've built a strong level of trust and dependability with our customers.  If you have a hard-to-solve problem with your property, we've most likely dealt with it before and can bring that experience to your project.

We pride ourselves on our customer experience, working with the customer every step of the way, with great project management, etc..

We are a full-service, well-integrated landscape company, able to find solutions and fill needs across the spectrum of the green industry.

We take the time to understand the specific goals of the customer for the property and have the ability to solve difficult site problems.  into account the property in it's entirety through the design process. 

We are more than a company, we strive to maintain a family-like atmosphere and to be focused on relationships with employees, customers and the community.

Employees: We help people grow.  We want our Team to stay with us for life.  Our Career path and vision for the company is meant to create ongoing growth opportunities for training, engagement, fulfilling careers and even ownership for some team members.



Our Principles of Success:

Details Matter  |  Have Fun  |  Professional Pride  |  Innovation

Our Team Core Values:

Our Core Values guide us through our everyday actions and decisions, and they define our culture and the type of people we attract and retain:

Character  |  Respect  |  Excellence  |  Attitude  |  Teamwork  |  Education

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 southwestern Michigan a great place to live.  Let’s talk and begin shaping your unique corner of the outdoors.

It matters to us because it matters to you

Over the past 40 years, Creative Landscaping & Design has become synonymous with great landscape design and construction excellence throughout Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. That’s because we are passionate about getting it right, from selecting the best materials and recommending plants that will thrive on your property to detailed workmanship and site clean-up when the job is finished. Are you ready to turn your ideas for your outdoor escape into reality? Contact us so we can get started.

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


From excellence in hardscape & landscape design, materials and workmanship, to the people we employ, our hardscape & landscape company 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 professional uniforms, no foul language, smoking, or loud music on any job site.  All of our employees undergo drug testing and criminal background checks.  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 difference that sets us apart from other landscaping companies today.


Ryan & Kati Howard

Ryan & Kati Howard

Owners, Creative Landscaping & Design