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Ted Lare Design + Build

Ted Lare is the Des Moines expert in landscape architecture and design. Founded by Ted Lare in 1982 we have since grown to be Central Iowa’s premier landscaping design and build company, with over 80 employees! Our landscape design office and award-winning retail garden center is located just South of West Des Moines.

At Ted Lare we pride ourselves in our ability to design and construct unique landscaping solutions, using high quality materials. We tailor each project to our individual clients to ensure every project is customized to fit your needs. Our friendly and dedicated team works hard to provide superb customer service, you will love working with them from design to completion.

Landscape Design & Installation

At Ted Lare, we have been creating beautiful landscapes for over 35 years. All our landscape designers have a bachelor degree in landscape architecture and the experience and creativity to bring your outdoor living space to life. We will meet with you to create a personal landscaping plan based on your unique space and vision. Plans may include planting, water features and LED lighting, as well as outdoor living elements such as pools, patios, retaining walls, and outdoor kitchens. From designing single landscaping elements to giving your yard a full makeover, we do it all. Our attention to detail is what sets us apart and ensures that we are able to design a yard you will enjoy for years to come.

Once your design is complete, one of our specialized construction crews will bring the design to life. Your designer will oversee the progress throughout the construction process and make any refinements as needed to ensure the job turns out beautifully. Our goal is to make the landscaping process as easy as possible for the homeowner, leaving them with results they are happy with the first time.

Landscape Maintenance & Lawn Care Services

Our maintenance team has been specially trained to keep your yard looking great all spring, summer, and fall. We provide mowing and lawn care applications, as well as annual flower planting and routine planting bed maintenance. Weekly or monthly stops at your property will help us keep your beds weed free and full of color. We also maintain water features and fountains, making weekly stops to ensure cleanliness and water quality. Let us do the work so you can enjoy your hard-earned free time in your beautiful backyard. With a customized maintenance plan, we can help you keep your outdoor living space looking its best all season long.
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Meet Our Team

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Owner/Landscape Architect

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Jean Lare

Landscape Designer

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Keegan Lare

Landscape Architect

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Melissa Peterson

Office/Garden Center Manager

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Bobby Rushing

Operations Manager

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Dustin Goering

Landscape Architect

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Rachel Cox

Landscape Architect

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Ryan Bates

Nursery Manager

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Danie Watson

Office Assistant

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Hallie

Maintenance & Lawn Care Manager

Landscape Designers at Ted Lare
Design Team
Garden Center Staff
Garden Center Team
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Construction Team
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Planting Team
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Water Feature Team
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Maintenance Team
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Graham (Fleet Manager)
Mike (Grounds Manager)