Red Cedar Landscapes provides lasting designs to enhance the natural beauty of your home or outdoor space.  We value our work and install quality timeless landscapes that blend form and function.  A well-designed project will increase the value of your home and reveal your space's fullest potential.  We strive to ensure long-lasting relationships with our clients by delivering sound projects built on integrity.  Our difference is rooted in trust.

We understand that it may be challenging to visualize your project.  From conception to completion, we will tailor your custom space to suit your needs.  We can work with your ideas to create a new landscape or rework a previously installed vision.




Red Cedar Landscapes provides complete landscape design and installation for our clients.  Simple and complex projects require knowledge and skills.  We have extensive experience in the following areas:

Outdoor Kitchens

Landscape Lighting


Planter boxes


Irrigation coordination

Drainage and water solutions

Retaining walls

Patios and decks

Fire Pits or Outdoor Fireplaces

Water Features – ponds, waterfalls, fountains

Walkways and driveways


We encourage you to browse our gallery, read our testimonials and request a quote below or by giving us a call.


Work Experience

Ryan VanAgtmael has over 15 years of experience working in the green industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture Landscape Design from Michigan State University. He has a Michigan Certified Landscape Contractor designation through the Certified Green Industry Professional (CGIP) Committee. After many years installing large commercial landscapes, he decided to start his own venture in Grand Rapids, Michigan to provide practical and creative solutions focusing on residential clients. Red Cedar Landscapes is a member of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) as well as the Association of Grand Rapids Landscape Professionals (AGRLP).











Carole Fields

Ryan has the ability to see the big and little picture in his landscaping. He is creative and knows what will flourish in different areas, along with adding an interesting detail. He is professional, talented, timely, fair and a joy to work with. We have already recommended Ryan to several people and will continue to support his excellent work.

Kerry Ottenwess

I recently moved to the Pierson area and was in need of some landscape ideas and work.  Ryan’s name was recommended to me by a friend and he surely did not disappoint!  During a very busy time of the year he made time for our project and executed it professionally, timely and the results are beautiful!
Thank you Red Cedar Landscape, I will definitely use you again in the future.

Judy Brom

Ryan has an excellent eye for creative landscape. He offers a variety of ideas for new or existing gardens. Is not afraid to incorporate existing plants and bushes with a new plan.a great trait is that he completes the job when he plans it. Incredibly hard working man.creative,industrious, and reasonably priced.

Shelley Misenheimer

In the area below our deck, Ryan removed an old collapsing wood retaining wall and replaced it with a beautiful boulder wall with landscaping along the top. He also replaced an old concrete slab, stones, and mulch with a patio facing the boulder wall. Finally, he replaced the sidewalk from our patio to pool with a beautiful paver walk. Ryan worked with our limited budget, communicated well, started when he said he would, and did a wonderful job.

Brad Otto

We knew we needed to have some landscaping done to make it our old landscaping look nice. Ryan laid out what he thought would look best. We ended up with some nice looking beds with shredded bark and new grasses and plants and small bushes. It really looks nice. We really like the end result, we get lots of complements. Ryan is easy to work with and is polite and a hard worker. He did some things he didn’t even have in his quote, just to make it look nice. He even moved a couple of sprinkler heads. My Wife and I highly recommend Ryan and his work.

Sara Steele

Red cedar landscapes is my go to for landscaping. Ryan is easy to work with & offers suggestions & ideas that are unique & personalized. In addition to all the plants he put in, he also put in our front walkway over 5 years ago now & it still looks great today. His landscaping has made our home look more appealing while feeling very welcoming. The best part is he made it so easy for us to maintain it over the years.

Marcia Talaski

I had an area where we took down a huge tree in our front yard-I wasn't sure what to do with it. Ryan had great ideas-he has a lot of experience and had excellent vision for the area. I love how it turned out. Plus price was very reasonable. Ryan's a hard worker, keeps his commitment to his time table, and extremely easy to work with. Highly Recommend!

John Weis

I love everything Ryan has ever done for us. He made a very nice brick path to our deck. He has always helped place our large trees and plants in just the right spot in our yard. Ryan always has great suggestions about changes we can make to update our landscaping. We get lots of compliments on our landscaping, and we always tell everyone that it is thanks to Ryan's expertise and attention to detail.

Julie VanAgtmael

Ryan listens to what you want and considers what will work best in the area you are doing and can design something in his head in a matter of minutes. He just has the ability to "see" what others do not. Beautiful color combinations, heights, foliage, everything just went well. He did one bed for me with plants that I had in other places in the yard and put them together in a way I would never have envisioned. I am just in awe of his talent!

Beth Jester

Ryan did our landscaping when we moved into our new home. He made it absolutely perfect and easy to maintain! Highly recommend!!