Read our latest news and gain seasonal tips from our expert team!

J. Barker Landscaping Company has been featured in regional and national news outlets for our excellent landscape design and installation. Our demolition work, crew management systems, and investment in top notch snow and ice removal machinery have also received positive coverage.

Our horticultural, design and grounds management experts have a wealth of information to share. Check back often and learn seasonal tips to care for your home or business’s landscape needs. You can also take an inside peek at the landscape design process, and how we manage a large fleet of commercial landscaping equipment!

Inspired Project Spotlight

April 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Inspired Project Spotlight

A Magnificent Entry: A Front Yard Landscaping Renovation The owners came to JBLC for a reimagined front driveway and full front yard renovation project. The scope of the project would include changing the shape of [...]

Inspired Project Spotlight

October 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Inspired Project Spotlight

A Woodland Respite We transformed a quiet, woodsy space into a useable, inviting, and park-like experience. Before: The property owner felt the landscape was "ho-hum" and uninviting. After: (ta-da!) Imagine meandering stone walkways through sprawling [...]

May 2021 Cleveland Magazine Feature: Lake Love

May 17th, 2021|Comments Off on May 2021 Cleveland Magazine Feature: Lake Love

J. Barker Landscaping Co is proud to be featured in the May issue of Cleveland Magazine. The article highlights a recent Lakewood waterfront landscaping and patio design/installation. We designed a functional, clean-lined, unique, and polished backyard [...]

Inspired Project Spotlight

March 24th, 2021|Comments Off on Inspired Project Spotlight

Creating an Inviting Sanctuary  A lakefront property owner contacted us to reinvigorate her front driveway and entryway landscape. We answered the call and created a beautiful front yard oasis that is welcoming, lush, and attractive. [...]

Need a Dumpster? Call on The Barker Group to Help!

October 26th, 2020|Comments Off on Need a Dumpster? Call on The Barker Group to Help!

The Barker Group Dumpster Services Explained J. Barker Landscaping Co. has a lot of services to help with your ongoing internal and external home renovation projects. You may already know that we offer demolition services [...]

Are You Protecting Your Paver, Patio, and Landscaping Feature Investments? Seasonal Upkeep Advice from Our Team

October 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on Are You Protecting Your Paver, Patio, and Landscaping Feature Investments? Seasonal Upkeep Advice from Our Team

Tips to Keep Your Paver, Patio and Landscaping Features Looking Their Best As winter approaches, now is a great time to take a good look at your patio pavers, walkways, and landscaping features such as [...]

Father and son team, Jeff and Brandon Barker Featured in Properties Magazine

May 1st, 2020|Comments Off on Father and son team, Jeff and Brandon Barker Featured in Properties Magazine

Jeff and Brandon were recently interviewed and featured in Cleveland's Properties Magazine as part of its annual Spring Landscaping + Hardscaping section. Read Jeff's business story, their thoughts on celebrating 45 years in business, and [...]

The Value of a Good Spring Cleanup

March 15th, 2020|Comments Off on The Value of a Good Spring Cleanup

At J. Barker Landscaping Co. we think that a high-quality spring cleanup ensures the foundation you need to bring your landscape back to life after the cold winter months. Changes in temperature, snowstorms, icy conditions and wind damage [...]

The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

March 12th, 2020|Comments Off on The Benefits of Landscape Lighting

The lighting experts at J. Barker Landscaping Co. recommend that customers invest in exterior lighting systems to help make their beautiful landscapes shine! Our team has experience working with many different types of lighting systems to create [...]

J. Barker Landscaping Co. Demolition Services Explained

January 10th, 2020|Comments Off on J. Barker Landscaping Co. Demolition Services Explained

Read the recent Landscape Management Magazine article which features how J.Barker Landscaping Company began our demolition services, how much demolition work we complete every year, and how we have honed our skills over the years... [...]

Interview: Reflections and Aspirations after 45 Years of Business Success!

October 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Interview: Reflections and Aspirations after 45 Years of Business Success!

Interview: Reflections and Aspirations after 45 Years of Business Success!                     Jeff and Brandon have much to celebrate and many dreams for the future of J. Barker Landscaping Company. How will the company celebrate its 45th [...]

Seasonal Spring Landscaping Tips

March 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Seasonal Spring Landscaping Tips

Our design and landscape team want to help your landscape look its best every season, particularly during our beautiful northeastern Ohio spring and summer months. This spring season, the J. Barker Landscaping Co. team [...]

True workhorses: Skid-steer and compact track loader trends

May 15th, 2018|Comments Off on True workhorses: Skid-steer and compact track loader trends

Skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTLs) always have been true workhorses in the field. As they continue to grow in popularity, equipment manufacturers are working to make these machines faster, more powerful and more [...]

French Games

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on French Games

The owners of a Cleveland, Ohio, property on Lake Erie requested something unique for their yard — a pétanque court. Brandon Barker, commercial operations manager of J. Barker Landscaping Co., says that this was the [...]

Readers’ Picks: Top 5 ‘Story Of A Landscape’ Features

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Readers’ Picks: Top 5 ‘Story Of A Landscape’ Features

Each Wednesday on TurfMagazine.com, you can find inspiring design/ build projects from your peers featured in a photo-heavy, step-by-step post by our writer K. Schipper. Each story explains with in-depth detail the challenges and wins [...]

Like A Boss: Communicating Clearly With Crews

August 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Like A Boss: Communicating Clearly With Crews

Without a system in place to accurately track the statuses of commercial maintenance accounts, Brandon Barker, commercial operations manager for J. Barker Landscaping Company in Bedford, Ohio, was struggling to keep all of the information [...]

Ohio Landscaping Association Merit Award

August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Ohio Landscaping Association Merit Award

Residential Installation, Category IIIThis project involved the renovation of an entire lakefront property. Natural stone walls were built to create a private courtyard at the front of the home. A Thermal Bluestone walk and patio [...]

Ohio Landscaper Association Merit Award

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Ohio Landscaper Association Merit Award

MERIT AWARD | J. BARKER LANDSCAPING The tightly manicured lawn sweeps across this vast property that faces Lake Erie. The homeowner has a passion for European design and like crisp, clean lines. The large landscape [...]

What’s In My Truck: Brandon Barker

July 19th, 2017|Comments Off on What’s In My Truck: Brandon Barker

Brandon Barker, commercial operations manager for J. Barker Landscaping Co. in Bedford, Ohio, says that his 2017 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab is perfect for the various tasks that might come up throughout his day [...]

Diversifying with demo work

May 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Diversifying with demo work

One landscape company found new work amid the foreclosure crisis. In 2008, the economic downturn left many landscape business owners wondering if they would survive. As businesses and homeowners cut back on expenses, landscaping services [...]

Story of a Landscape: Lakefront Property Gets Euro-Inspired Makeover

February 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Story of a Landscape: Lakefront Property Gets Euro-Inspired Makeover

A residential project J. Barker Landscaping Company installed in Lakewood, a community west of Cleveland, Ohio is certainly a project that keeps on giving – both to the owners and their landscape team.The property, which [...]