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Ted Lare Design + Build

Ted Lare is the Des Moines expert in landscape design and installation. With thousands of landscaping projects completed in the past 37 years, our philosophy of doing it right carries with it the Ted Lare promise of the best results, the first time.

If you are looking to upgrade your landscaping in Central Iowa, our designers can help you with any aspect of your home. Some of our most popular projects are front entry makeovers, backyard patios, fire pits, and complete outdoor living installations. We also do a lot of planting makeovers that can enhance any part of your yard. If you are looking to start a landscape project in the Des Moines area, you can get started here.

We also have an award winning garden center that is the best in Central Iowa. If you love gardening and DIY landscaping projects, the Ted Lare Garden Center is the place for you. If you have not visited us, you will love all the landscape installations we have as examples and the enormous selections of flowers, shrubs, trees, fountains, pottery, and locally sourced garden art. If you love gardening or are looking to get your hands dirty for the first time, you will love our Garden Center and friendly staff.

Come in and see for yourself everything that comes with the Ted Lare experience. Whether you are looking to start a new landscape project in the Des Moines area or just looking to add some colorful flowers to your front porch, we are confident you will find what you need at Ted Lare Design Build.

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.

Meet Our Team

Ted Lare

Owner/Landscape Architect

Jean Lare

Landscape Designer

Keegan Lare

Landscape Architect

Melissa Peterson

Garden Center Manager

Bobby Rushing

Operations Manager

Dustin Goering

Landscape Architect

Rachel Cox

Landscape Designer

Ryan Bates

Nursery Manager

Derek McKay

Greenhouse Manager

Anita Enos

Merchandise Manager

Mike Spieker

Grounds Manager

Graham Charron

Fleet Manager

Corey Hurst

Landscape Designer

Sand Runkel

Asst Garden Center Manager

Hallie Pardekooper

Maintenance Manager

Jamie Gillotti

Water Feature Maintenance

Danielle Watson

Office manager

Lare Family
Landscape Designers
Garden Center Team
Landscaping Department
Lawn Care Department
Maintenance Department