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Greenhouse

We have the most colorful flowers you have ever seen. The variety of eye catching Flowers, Orchids and Tropicals will take your breath away.

Plants

We have plenty of Trees, Bushes, Perennials and Annuals. You will also find a wide variety of Hanging Baskets. Lots of Color.

Stone

Are you needing Stone. We have boulders, Patio Limestone, Cubestone, Castlewood, Wall Stone, Cobbles, Gravel and much more to choose from.

Pottery

Pottery is an excellent accent, indoors or out. We have large and small with many colors and styles to choose from.

Fountains & Birdbaths

Water Fountains are a great way to soothe the senses. We can help you find the perfect match for your project.

Garden Art and Gifts

Put the "Bling" in your yard with Garden Art. We have the most unique items to choose from. You wont find items like this anywhere else.

Annual Recipes

We took the guess work out of choosing plants that work well together. Grab a Recipe Card, buy the plants and follow the planting directions.

Design Plans

Looking for Landscaping Ideas? We have put together our most popular Design Plans and are giving them to you.


Who We Are ?

Family Owned and Operated Landscaping Company
Founded by Ted Lare in 1982. The company designs and installs landscaping projects throughout central Iowa for both commercial and residential. When Ted started the company it was a one man show. Today the company has grown to over 50 employees. Ted is still actively involved in the company, designing and overseeing the company operations. In 2007 we built new facilities on 88 acres in Cumming, Iowa, just a ten minute drive south from West Des Moines. Our new facilities include design offices, garden center, outdoor showrooms with examples of walls, patios, and gardens. We have built our reputation on designing and constructing unique designs, utilizing quality materials, superb customer service, and years of experience. Our designers offer years of experience and creativity in landscape design. Every detail is taken into account in order to design a yard you will enjoy for years to come. We also carry a complete inventory of plant materials and stones and we have the people with expertise to install and construct almost anything imaginable.


What We Do ?

Landscape Design & Installation
All of our professional landscape designers have a bachelor degree in landscape architecture and the experience and creativity it takes to get the job done right. They will meet with you to come up with your personal landscaping plan based on your needs, wants, and dreams. Our designers strive to create unique and functional designs, which respect nature and the environment. Every detail is taken into account in order to design a yard you will enjoy for years to come. Plans may include planting designs, water features, retaining walls, patios, paths, pool designs, deck designs, and circulation routes. We do it all from designing single landscaping elements to full master plans. One of our experienced landscape crews will install the designs we have created for you. Each crew has years of experience installing landscapes in the Des Moines area, and specializes in planting or construction. All of our crew members know the importance of attention to detail and customer satisfaction, and they strive to complete each job with perfection. We have built our reputation on designing and constructing unique designs, utilizing quality materials, superb customer service, and years of experience.

Garden Center
Our garden center is located just 10 minutes south of West Des Moines on 88 acres of a well established apple orchard, complete with picturesque ponds, rolling green hills, and mature trees. Meander through the buildings, greenhouse, and outdoor gardens while shopping in a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere. Get inspired with our slide shows of beautiful and luscious landscapes, free informational handouts, starter landscaping plans, and annual recipe cards. Flower gardens, retaining walls, patios and streams have been built to showcase our landscaping work and to give customers examples of how to put products to work. Shop from a large variety of high-quality trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and unique plant offerings. Our greenhouse contains a large selection of seasonal annuals, hanging baskets, tropical plants, and bonsai. We also carry a large selection of pottery, fountains, garden art, and garden accessories and gifts. Our offerings are unique and you will not find another garden center like us in central Iowa, stop out today and see for yourself.

Lawn Care Services
Our lawn care staff have been specially trained to keep your yard looking its best and to give your yard the detailed attention it deserves. We will provide regularly scheduled weekly mowing of your lawn and our fertilizer program will keep your lawn luscious and green all season long. We also offer grub control, fungicide treatments, aeration, and seeding services when the need arises. Give our lawn care services a try, it will allow you to enjoy your property without the extra work.

Landscape & Water Feature Maintenance
Our landscape maintenance services can help your yard stay beautiful all season long. Our maintenance services can be performed as needed or on a routine basis including monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, or daily care. Services include fertilization of plants and trees, trimming shrubs and trees, cutting back grasses, dead-heading perennials, re-edging planting beds, applying weed preventer, weeding, leaf removal, and mulching. Our maintenance department also offers additional services such as: Annual flower plantings, bulb plantings, watering and fertilizing of annuals, rose care, storm clean-up, and fall leaf clean-up. Our maintenance department also offers the ongoing care of water features including streams, ponds, pondless water featues, and fountains. Our water feature maintenance services include start-up and shut-down of systems, general clean-up of the system in the spring, and ongoing maintenance and water treatments to keep your water feature looking beautiful all season.

Looking for that Great Design and Installation?

   Ted Lare / Design Build Has Your Answer !

We have built our reputation on designing and constructing unique designs, utilizing quality materials, superb customer service, and years of experience. Our designers offer years of experience and creativity in landscape design. Every detail is taken into account in order to design a yard you will enjoy for years to come. We also carry a complete inventory of plant materials and hardscapes and we have the people with expertise to install and construct almost anything imaginable.

Monthly Checklist

We want to help you become a better gardener. We have created a monthly project check-list for do-it-yourselfer's. These lists will Help you to keep your landscape looking it's best all year round. Below is a list of these check-lists.

Maintenance and Tips

We have created a list of helpful Do-It-Yourself maintenance and tips to aid you in maintaining your landscape. Below is a list of these sheets.

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Ted Lare Garden Center
2701 Cumming Avenue
Cumming, Iowa 50061
Phone (515) 981-1075
Fax (515) 981-1074