Michael Ruchti –  Chief Financial Officer at Greenleaf Trust

Jake has been great to work with. I have used him on a regular basis for my landscaping needs, and he is always attentive and gets the work done quickly and makes sure it is done to my satisfaction. He is great to work with, and I would definitely recommend using him.

Tim Murphy – A client of Jake’s

After interviewing several landscaping services, Jake stood above the rest simply by showing up on time, being courteous, professional, right priced and passionate about what he loves doing. Jake was this way the entire project and we could not have been happier with the end results. I would recommend Jake any day of the week 🙂 Great guy, great team, great results!

Chad Lange – Global Sales

I would recommend Jake for any landscaping project large or small. He does a great job consulting on what is needed or possibilities for your project which helps tremendously for us that know little. He follows up after the job and is quick to respond to questions I may have pre and post job.

Amit Verma – Sr Director Engineering Services at Whirlpool Corporation.

Jake is a very reliable person to work with . He has high integrity, makes commitments he can deliver on and delivers on his promise . He has recently done landscaping at our home and we are very pleased with the work.

Michael Lugli – Northern Indiana District President at Key Bank National Association 

Jake and his Team at lake Michigan Landscapes were a pleasure to work with. Jake took his time developing a great design and his Team did a fantastic install.Both Jake and his Team were punctional and courteous. Jake was in constant contact with us and brought the project in on time and on budget.

Matt Downs – Managing Director at US Bank

Jake completed a big project for us this summer… the second time we’ve worked together. Jake and his crew were a pleasure to work with. We started with a design in mind and as the job unfolded, we consulted and made modifications together. Jake’s number one goal was to create a high quality end product.

Christine Borah – Teacher at St. Joseph Public Schools

Jake and his team did a great job installing a beautiful patio and some retaining walls for my house. Jake did a terrific job of listening to my ideas and also providing some possibilities that I had not thought of. He completed the project much sooner than I expected and was easy to reach when I had a question or change. Jake’s team was prompt, friendly, conscientious and hard working. There is no question who I will look to for any future landscaping projects.

Norma Tirado – VP HP, IT & Organizational Transformation/Chief Talent & Transformation Officer at Lakeland Regional Health System

I would highly recommend Jake Petlick and Lake Michigan Landscapes. Jake recently completed work on our new house. He listened to my needs and wants and worked with us to create not only a beautiful landscape patio, but also to meet my budget. He was very professional, flexible and responsive. The work in beautiful and can grow as our budget allows. He was super timely and created a beautiful landscape in our new home.

Jan Wilson-Richards– Broker/Owner Wilson-Richards Real Estate

I first used Jake and his company a couple of years ago. I was so impressed with his professionalism and attention to detail that I have used him many times since. I will never use anyone else. My yard is a show place and have received many compliments from friends and passerby alike. Jake is the best of the best! Jan Wilson-Richards

Pamela Hanson – HPE Account Manager at LANXESS 

Jake is a detail-orientied professional who excells in the entire landscaping process from designing your perfect yard to placement of intrique details making things unique. He manages a hard-working team that includes himself who work diligently and efficiently getting the job completed to your liking. He went above and beyond for our project after we changed our mind a couple times; his flexibility allowed us to create the most perfect scenery with privacy to finally enjoy our backyard after 6 years of living here! Jake did a beautiful job with our large project and he was always available for questions. He has impecable taste in plant/flower/tree choices and we are very happy with our finished project! I will have already have recommended him to friends and family.

Nancy Tennant VP Innovation and Adjunct Professor at Whirlpool Corporation

I am recommending Jake Petlick as a professional designer and landscaper. Jake completed a large project at my home this summer. It involved a new driveway of pavers, a new stone wall, new soft-scapes, pathways and lighting. My home has a unique architectural style and Jake understood the style and the intent of the project. Jake is one of the few contractors I have worked with who puts the same intensity and care into my home as I do, both at a total project level but more importantly in the small details. The project went very smoothly. Jake and his team are true professionals. They listen and adapt to customer’s input as the project progresses. Their design skills are outstanding, They know what works and what does not. The entire team works efficiently to come in on time and under budget. I highly recommend Jake and Lake Michigan Landscapes.

Sam Abdelnour Vice President Sales North American Region at Whirlpool Corporation

Jake and his team were very professional, easy to work with and most importantly do what they say on time on cost with very little issue. From the day we met Jake and his team we knew we were getting a team that was passionate about the work and results oriented. The final result was more then we expected and their vision for the project came to life. We highly recommend Jake and his team. You will not be disappointed.

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Casey Caplea SCM

I would like to recommend Jake Petlick and his company Lake Michigan Landscapes. My wife and I built a house about 5 years ago and we hired Lake Michigan Landscapes to build a brick paver patio, including a built in fire pit, and grade/sod our yard. Being an old landscaper myself, I was impressed with the attention to detail Lake Michigan Landscapes put into the patio, fire pit, and preparation for the sod. Our yard and patio look amazing even after 5 years of Michigan winters. I would highly recommend Lake Michigan Landscapes for your landscaping needs.

Jon McIver Station Owner at Echo Global Logistics

I have been working with Jake since 2004. He has completed on time and on budget 4 to 5 major projects ranging from 5000 to $28,000. From major landscaping and design to multiple blue stone patios, and gas fire pits that have increased my property vaules more than double the investment into the project. I have recommended Jake numerous times to other friends and clients. They have all thanked me extensively for putting them in contact with his services. I would highly recommend Jake for any project. His integrity, knowledge of his profession and creative design is second to none.

Joshua Schmidke Owner, Schmidke Construction & Contracting, LLC

I have worked on a number of projects with Jake over the past few years. On both our second home lakefront job sites, and my own backyard. Jake knows what is needed to deliver the job on time and on budget, and is always eager to figure out the best way to conquer challenges that are thrown his way. Because of these traits we look forward to working with Jake on future projects!

Kris Craig Warehouse Manager at Hanson Logistics

Jake is great to work with from concept to completion. He designed and completed my project on time and on budget with no surpises. He and his crew are very professional and easy to work with, and they do the job right. I plan to use Jake in the future and highly recommend him.

Wanda Pelz Real Estate paralegal and Loan Administrator/Closer

Jake is extremely personable and well versed in the area of landscape design. We found him easy to work with as he listened to our ideas and enhanced them with his expertise leading to a landscape that looks like of a piece of art. We fully intend to continue working with him on future projects.

Doug McQuillan Sr. Director/General Manager Category Merchandising

We hired Jake for a couple of projects at our house. I would recommend Jake not only because he does great work, but he follows up and stays in touch throughout the job. He does the work on time, on budget and he calls me back immediately when I have questions. Great Landscaper!

Becky Kliss, LEED AP O+M Board President at Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum

Lake Michigan Landscapes did my newly built house in Edgewater in its entirety..from the sod, trees, plants, to the patio with a built-in fire pit. We loved that patio and how Jake helped design it to be in a curve with a half wall all focusing on the fire pit…a favorite hang out area. I never had any issues with the patio…it was solid, level, and I had many compliments on it. I have since moved and miss my patio, so am having Jake design a walkway and patio, including a fountain through my yard/around the house. I would recommend Jake for this as he has clearly proven his solid workmanship with these type of projects.

Kenneth J Edwards, M.D Medical Director Surgical Services at Lakeland Regional Health System

Jake is one of the few landscapers who is punctual and precise. He clearly communicates the scope and cost of a project and delivers. His crews are courteous and neat. Excellent landscaper who I will use again

Roger Johnson Engineering Director at Whirlpool Corporation

Jake did a great job on our landscaping. He presented several ideas and concepts and helped us decide on the best option. He clearly showed us cost/timing, and delivered on-time results.  I would not hesitate to call Jake again for future projects.

Claire Fetters, PMP Director Sales & Marketing

Jake helped us formulate a plan that would coincide with the plants that are available for us as low maintenance and manicured. He helped us navigate a plan that coordinated when the best planting time was for each plant. All of the plants were healthy and vibrant so it looked natural. It has been a pleasure working with Jake.

Kerry M. Wright II  Director of Real Estate Sales and Marketing

I have hired Jake for several of my personal projects around my own home as well as large projects at Harbor Shores. Regardless of the size of the project Jake approached every job with the same level of professionalism and energy. Jake is dependable and provides a great amount of value in his work.

Ryan Arnt REALTOR and Operating Principal at Keller Williams Realty, Southwest Michigan

Jake did a great job and stayed within budget on my own home in 2005. I always recommend Jake to my clients who want to maximize curb appeal and profit, when it comes time to sell or upgrade their home.  Honest, fair and very creative for a one of a kind finished product for every client.

Amy Heugel, Director at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, St. Joseph

Jake is a detail oriented landscaper. He is personable, always on time, very creative in his design work and his results are amazing. He is extremely reliable and we are so glad we chose Lake Michigan Landscapes for our property.

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Our Services

  • Landscape Design
  • Plantings
  • Lawn Installation
    • Hydroseed
    • Sod
  • Hardscapes
    • Assortment of Pavers
    • Flagstone
    • New York Bluestone
  • Retaining Walls
    • Timber Walls
    • Outcropping Stone
    • Boulder Walk
    • Manufactured Wall Block
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Custom Outdoor Fireplaces