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Who We Are:

Welcome to Lacava's Landscape. We are a family owned and operated full service landscaping/general outdoor contracting company with over 20 years of experience. We offer a wide range of services in order to meet the needs of all our customers. Whether you are need of our design team which specializes in creating beautiful outdoor living spaces, or the expertise of our Certified Landscape Technician to renovate and revitalize your current landscape or the experiences of our Bobcat and Mini Excavator operator for land clearing, site prep, excavation or basement waterproofing...we provide the highest level of workmanship and as always safety and customer satisfaction are our top priorities.

Why Hire Us:

We understand that you have many choices when hiring a contractor. Our company sets itself apart from the others in a number of ways. We are a small owner operated company. The owner is on site and involved in every aspect of your project. There are no middlemen and therefore no confusion or misunderstandings. Our approach is simple and straightforward. We are professional, neat, and organized. We build relationships with our clients, you are not just a number to us. We take no shortcuts and no easy ways out. We keep our word and are commited to providing complete customer satisfaction. We strive to meet and exceed your expectations so that not only will you be happy with our work, but that you will enthusiastically refer us to others.

Education & Training

OCNT* - Certified 1997
Continuing Education Courses
-Let's Grow Ohio
-Soil School - Randall Zondag, Lake County Extension
-Urban Forestry
-Herbicides to Control Weeds
-Pruning School
-Pesticide Application
-Soils Drainage & Fertilizers
-Landscape Design
-All About Perennials
-Hardscape Installation Methods & Techniques
-Safety School
-Retaining Wall Construction
-OSU Short Course - Open Enrollment
-Woodland Plants - Shade Gardening - Deer Resistant Plants
-Use of Rock & Water - Sales & Contacts - Insect & Disease

*OCNT stands for Ohio Certified Nursery & Landscape Technician. It is a program sponsored by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association and its purpose is threefold: to improve the skill and knowledge of green industry employees; to have this improvement and professional qualifications recognized in the eyes of the public as well as within the landscape and nursery industry; and to provide a means of self-improvement and increased worth to the employee. A Certified Nursery & Landscape Technician is an individual who is qualified through education as well as training.

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Affiliations & Qualifications:

Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (OCNT) 1997
Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA)
Ohio Department of Agriculture - Nursery Dealer's Certificate
Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Awards & Recognitions:

Council on Aging - Volunteer
Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer
Willowick Garden Club - First Place, Landscaping Beautification, 1995
United Way - Celebrity Luncheon donor


Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association Inc.
The Design Network
Buckeye Yard & Garden
The Ohio State University Extension




"Thank you for giving me back a beautiful yard.  Bigger, better and beautiful.  You guys went above and beyond and are very focused and hard workers!  It is hard to find this respect and dedication in the business in which you have presented."

-Tom and Karrole, Painesville

"Thank you so much for getting the job done in a timely manner. You did a great job!"

-Kate, Eastlake

"I saw Janet this past week and all she did was rave about the great work you do so I am not even going to take the time get other estimates."

-Kathy, Mentor

"A verbal thank you for all that you have done for us didn't seem like enough. It hasn't been easy for Mom and me and having reliable people you can call on eases the stress and provides peace of mind. Everyone that sees the front walkway loves it and is amazed at the difference it makes. Thanks a lot!"

-Diane, Mentor

"What an impressive job you did with the drainage and fence. I am fortunate to have found you for this undertaking. Your work ethic is untouchable. Thank you again for a job well done."

-Mary Ann, Mentor

John LaCava, OCNT
440 - 840 - 4600