About Jacrist

Jacrist Gardening Services, Inc., has extensive experience in developing distinctive and stylish residential and commercial landscaping. Award-winning landscape designer Richard Tedeschi creates attractive gardens to complement your home or business with your budget and personality in mind using the proper trees, shrubs and flowers. Jacrist has brought beautiful landscaping and gardening to happy customers all around the Buffalo area, including Williamsville, Amherst, Grand Island, Orchard Park and Hamburg.

Jacrist Gardening Services offers custom landscape designs including the following:

  • Trees, privacy hedges, flowers, plants, vines, perennials, ornamental grasses and shrub landscaping
  • Stone walls, retaining walls and walkways
  • Unilock, Cambridge, natural stone stamped concrete patios
  • Pool landscaping
  • Waterfalls and water features

Please note, Jacrist does NOT offer lawn mowing services.

Richard Tedeschi, founder of Jacrist Gardening Services, Inc., has trained with world-renowned landscape designers, John Brookes of London, England and James van Sweden of Oehme, van Sweden Associates of Washington, D.C., whose firm started the New American Garden movement in landscape design.

Richard has won numerous regional awards from the Western New York Nursery & Landscape Association and have received recognition in Buffalo Spree Magazine and Design New York magazine.

All Jacrist landscape design installation customers receive a custom care and maintenance manual that includes gardening tips, care and maintenance information, a scaled copy of the landscape plan and an illustrated guide to keep the gardens looking their best.


Since 1978, my customers have told me what a pleasure it was doing business with us, how patient, thoughtful and detail focused I was throughout and how they appreciated how pleasantly we spoke to each other on the job site and how clean we left their property afterwards.

My clients have allowed Jacrist to grow from a small lawn cutting service into the award winning, true, client based landscape construction firm we are today based on their referrals to their friends, neighbors, family members and associates. I value that.

Landscape Design

Jacrist Gardening Services, Inc. has extensive experience with developing distinctive and stylish residential and commercial landscaping.

Award-winning designer Richard Tedeschi specializes in creating landscaping which compliments your home or business while keeping your budget and personality in mind.

I know the proper use of good nutritious soil with strong composition of healthy trees, shrubs and flowers ensures your landscaping will flourish for years to come.

Here’s what you’ll get with Jacrist~

  • Personal On-site Evaluation and Conferencing
  • Jacrist’s exclusive Client Interest Survey prior to design proposal
  • Computer-generated Before-and-After picture
  • Full-size, scaled site plan
  • Fully itemized Plant and Supplies List
  • A Full 5% Discount if paid within 7 days of billing, with billing upon completion

All Jacrist Gardening Services, Inc., residentially installed plants are guaranteed – Trees and Shrubs: two years, Perennials: one year.

Contact me for your on-site landscape conference that will allow me to custom tailor our work to your specific needs and budget. Landscape design fees start at $450, and is creditable on your completed landscape installation billing.


Create the garden of your dreams with my help. You will work with me directly as I guide you comfortably through my process of creating your very own landscaping. The only limit is your imagination.

A good garden should be beautiful, practical and functional.

Installing a garden at your home or business is an investment, not an expense. Whether you are talking about having a wonderful environment for the next family get together or trying to increase the sale price of your home, a well-designed garden will add value to your outdoor experience.

I design beautiful ornamental borders and beds customized to your exact specifications and budget, using plants I know will do well in your conditions and with minimal care.

» Contact me today to start your professionally-designed garden for you

On-site Landscape Gardener Consultation

This is your chance to use my over 40 year award winning garden experience to visit your home or office, walk around with you and give you ideas and evaluations of how you can either correct or develop your landscape’s potential. Affordably priced at $135, it includes up to two hours of personal conference time and a custom authored Caring For Your Landscaping booklet, overflowing with tips and information to teach you “What To Do, When to Do It and What To Do It With.”

» Contact me today to have us start your consultation


Jacrist offers a wide assortment of plants and flowers including:

  • Deciduous trees and hedges
  • Native Plantings
  • Flowering trees and groundcovers
  • Evergreen trees, hedges and ground covers
  • Vines
  • Perennials
  • Ornamental grasses and shrubs
  • Bulbs
  • Espaliered fruit trees
  • Privacy hedges

» Contact me today to have us start planting


Thinking of adding a patio or improving the outdoor usefulness of your yard for your family? Jacrist can design and expertly install what you have admired in magazines or have been wishing for your home or business. Why not make it a reality this year?

Jacrist specializes in:

  • Beds & Borders
  • Stone walls
  • Retaining walls
  • Patios using Natural Stone, Unilock or Cambridge manufactured pavers
  • Walkways
  • Stamped concrete patios
  • Pool landscaping
  • Waterfalls, streams and ponds

» Contact me today to have us start construction

Aftercare Maintenance

Finally each landscape design installation customer receives my personally authored Care & Maintenance Manual which includes gardening tips, care and maintenance information, landscape plan and a pictorial guide of all plants used in your landscaping~ A valuable resource for all you DIY’s!

» Contact us today to maintain your landscape design

News & Tips

Transitioning From Jacrist~

I am in the process of transitioning from Jacrist Gardening to RT Landscape Consulting and I am looking for established local landscape companies interested in coordinating for upcoming projects. Interested firms must have: – At least 5 years experience in landscape design/installation, – Knowledge of ornamental plants, perennials, trees & shrubs, – Proper Insurance, liability …

Summer Pruning

Now is a great time for ‘plant therapy’ because you can snip a little today, a little tomorrow and eventually get your shrubs back into shape. Mid to late August is a good time to prune branches and shrubs that have died or are starting to fill in where you sheared them earlier. Tree branch …

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