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Landscapes By Lora


Chuck & Lori Stauffer | Rosemount, MN

After some remodeling on our house the landscaping was completely destroyed. When we contacted Lora we didn’t really even know where to start. She gave us some good advice but most importantly stressed the importance of doing a good grading job. This is the stuff that doesn’t show, but really is the most important part of any project. When they finished the grading and adding the dirt it looked 100% better. That enabled us to work on the design aspect which turned out great.

We are extremely happy with the professionalism and the friendliness they showed us. We would highly recommend them to anyone who “doesn’t even know where to start.”


Karin & Hap S. | Lakeville, MN

Great experience from start to finish! We’ve had other estimates to create a border garden but, have never moved forward with the project. Lora and Bill came in, gave some great suggestions and a detailed estimate. The plan was clearly laid out for us so there were no surprises or hidden costs. Their recommendations really made sense! You can tell they have lots of experience and want to do what is truly best and also most practical. Lora said, “I really want it to be fun for you and not stressful” – and she succeeded!

My phone calls/ e-mails were returned promptly, They were able to create exactly what I was hoping for, and were conscious of cost while creating a beautiful berm and garden for us! Lora and Bill are great to work with. We are very happy with the results and would highly recommend their services! We will use Landscapes by Lora for  our next project!


Pat & Michelle Peterson | Farmington, MN

My wife and I are extremely pleased with the results of the retaining wall project completed by Bill and Lora. Bill and Lora both visited the job site and were very thorough with their questions to understand what we wanted and they did not hesitate to offer suggestions. Bill and Lora asked questions that other contractors either did not think of or did not care enough to ask. Lora’s thorough knowledge of products resulted in us altering our original plan to some degree and we are VERY glad that we listened. To top it all off, Lora was tremendously responsive either by email or cell. We would highly recommendLandscapes by Lora for any landscape project!


Tony & Marci Rodriguez | Lakeville, MN

Landscapes by Lora did a wonderful job on landscaping our new home in Lakeville, MN. We met with them, listened to their suggestions on plant selection and placement, overall design ideas based on locale by region, and came away with designs that were both functional and beautiful. Most importantly though is that we were able to depend on them to design the landscaped areas using native plants. Very important to us, and for the longevity of the plants selected. The landscaped areas look great, and over time, will fill in the areas quite nicely, all at a price and timeframe that we could work with. Our goals for function and price were met with enthusiasm, and a can do attitude. Installation was planned, timetables honored, and we feel we received what we paid for. Their staff is family, and was simply wonderful to work with. We highly recommend choosing Landscapes by Lora if you are looking for quality at a fair price point. 



Arlene | Burnsville, MN

I want to thank Lora and Bill for the fantastic work that was done to meet my landscaping needs. Your business acumen from the initial visit, periodic updates on timing and follow through was exceptional and gave me confidence that you could be trusted. I also appreciate the attention given to details that gave my back yard area the little extra loving care it needed, i.e. dirt added in the lower area, the boulder placed in corner by fence, and mulch added to my area by the neighbor’s fence.

A much needed fix and welcome upgrade for my yard.


Sarah & Jeril | Eagan, MN

What an amazing backyard transformation! Bill and Lora took our boring, plain jane backyard and turned it into a beautiful patio and fire pit surrounded with flowers, boulders, and mulch. We have gotten compliments by every neighbor that has seen it. We never thought we would have such a beautiful place to sit and enjoy our morning coffee or watch the kids play in the yard. Bill and Lora had a vision from the beginning and it was fun to see their descriptions come to life. They were also great at changing a few things as they went because it just wasn’t going to look right and they wanted it to be perfect for us. They were a joy to work with! They listened to our ideas and concerns, worked long and hard to get the job done, cleaned up after themselves (I couldn’t believe the day I saw them sweeping the street) and left the job site like it was a masterpiece. We would recommend them to anyone needing some landscape work done. You won’t be disappointed.


Robert and Lucy S. | Lakeville,  MN

Landscapes by Lora is our go to business for our yardscaping needs! They have done at least a dozen different projects for us from small to large including plantings, block patios and walkways, grading, mulch, and retaining walls. They have helped us transform our entire property from a dusty, lumpy bunch of grass into a highly admired garden and landscape showpiece. Everyone that sees it tells us how much they really like what Lora and her family have created for us. Lora and her family are great to work with and are helpful, attentive, concerned, considerate, and are everything that you would want a contractor to be! When we need something new we do not call anyone else.


Kripanand Joseph SewpersaudFarmington, MN

 I was building a pool in what I thought was a flat backyard. The first hurdle was installing drain tile to reroute the gutter system to the far corner of the lot. This work had to be completed before work started for concrete within 4 days. I called around to many landscape professionals and the earliest they could even give me a quote was a week out. Lora and her husband Bill came out and gave me a quote the same day and then Bill came by that weekend with his son Evan and completed the work. The second hurdle was finding out that I needed to build a retaining wall. Only about a two feet tall but over 100 feet long. This work had to be completed as soon as possible since the concrete work was completed and I did not want to have the heavy rains undermining the integrity of the concrete. Once again Lora, Bill, and Evan came to the rescue. They came out and gave me an estimate right away and worked weekends to get this completed for me, even though they were very busy with other work. They provided very fair pricing and even worked with me to make payments when my funds were very tight. They even came back the following spring to fill in rocks where there was some settling over the winter. I would highly recommend Landscapes by Lora and will not hesitate to use them again for any landscaping projects.


Patty and Larry LupkowskiFarmington, MN

Thank you so much Lora, Bill, and Evan for all the hard work and care you put into our landscape project. I appreciate your willingness to put up with my changes and the patience you had too. It’s so beautiful and clean. (:


Cammie Nakib | Farmington, MN

Bill, Lora, and Evan did an outstanding job on our landscaping.  We added an addition to our house and they made the time to finish our landscaping between our contractors.  I strongly recommend them!  They did landscaping for us years ago that still looks great…they have wonderful ideas and they know what they are doing.  We trust them completely!!!


Dan and Kay | Apple Valley, MN

My wife and I really enjoyed working with Lora and Bill for the redesign of our yard landscaping in 2015. We didn’t need a total redo, just a refresh of all of our outdated plants and overgrown trees near the house. When it was complete it looked great, and we saved a lot of money over some other estimates we had gotten! Almost missed them when they were gone, they were so good to work with!



John Verby | Burnsville, MN

I have had projects done with” Landscapes By Lora” in two different homes. Bill and Lora have done multiple projects on my  behalf (approximately 7-8). All were done timely, and done well.

I believe the quality of their work is exceptional. They are honest in their projects, and do not skimp on materials, or plants. They have guaranteed their work. Their pricing is reasonable, and very good in relationship to the work done. I would highly recommend them.

In fact, I have recommended them to family, as well as friends.

The experience of friends and family was also very good.

I have been in business for over forty years and have had experience with many other business owners. Bill and Lora are a small closely held company, and do the work themselves, and directly oversee the projects. Based on my experience with other business owners, Bill and Lora rank in the top 10% of all businesses I have worked with.


Kyle and Shakeitha Harshe | Lakeville, MN

Lora and her team are absolutely amazing!! We couldn’t be happier! We had old overgrown bushes and shrubs removed and replaced with new beautiful colorful plants and shrubs! They were attentive to our needs, answered all our questions and made sure we were happy with the end product! We have received multiple compliments from neighbors. I was especially surprised at how fast the project was completed for such a large area.The project was completed in just two days! I would highly recommend Landscapes by Lora, you will not be disappointed! They are such a joy to work with!


Martha and Trey Altemose | Lakeville, MN

Our first project with Landscapes by Lora came on the heels of a damaging storm.  Clean up was the first order of business and not something we had been planning.  However, after meeting with Lora and Bill we knew immediately we would take adversity and turn it into opportunity.  They helped us not only restore but improve our landscaping with new designs and vision. Multiple projects later we realize we’ve hit the trifecta – a family run business that brings design artistry, installation excellence and business integrity.