About Us

We are professional team of lawn and landscape experts building creative and sustainable outdoor living spaces. Our services include landscaping, retaining walls, patios, water features, lawn maintenance, snow removal, irrigation, landscape lighting, fertilization, seeding and more.

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the beauty and value of every client’s property while exceeding their expectation every step of the way. We commit to the highest standards of excellence in all phases of our company.

Our Clients

We strive to maintain open and active relationships with our clients to provide the best service while always seeking to establish new relationships.

Our Story


Michael G. Lowes started Lowes’ Landscaping in 1985 as a small close customer based company. Erik Lowes, Michael’s son, took over and expanded the business in 2008 to serve residential, commercial, and municipal customers. In 2013, Erik opened Planted in Stone, the retail division of the company. Lowes Landscaping purchased Clean Cut Lawn Service and expanded its services in Fall of 2013. The company is certified with National Concrete Masonry Association and International Concrete Paver Association

Our mission is to enhance the beauty and value of every client’s property while exceeding their expectation every step of the way. We commit to the highest standards of excellence in all phases of our company by always using quality materials, demonstrating professionalism, providing the best service and continually looking for ways to improve, all while focusing on safety. We strive to maintain open and active relationships with our clients to provide the best service while always seeking to establish new relationships. Our profitability also allows us to give back to the community we serve. We continue to base our company upon value and professionalism with an emphasis on unique hardscape design.

In March 17, 2016,  we acquired Peaceful Valley Nursery from David Baxter.  David, Landscape Architect and owner of Peaceful Valley Nursery, is a 4th generation nursery grower and installer. In 1882 his Great Grandfather started in the nursery industry with the establishment of Waldbart and Sons Nursery, generating Baxter Gardens, Baxter Farms and Nurseries, Hillside Gardens, Baxter Valley Nursery and Meramec Valley Nursery. David worked with his father who owned & operated Meramec Valley Nursery until Feb 2003. Then he opened Peaceful Valley Nursery in Cuba.

David had over 45 years in our industry, and designed and installed some of the best landscapes in the St. Louis region. Regretfully, David lost his long battle with Cancer on April 24th. There will be a big void to fill in our industry. He will be missed by many that knew him.

But, we will carry forward. After years of competitive rivalry, we are very excited to provide even better service to our customers and continue the legacy of these two amazing landscape businesses as we merge into one. Current staff have made this transition very seamless!

Thank you to all our customers old and new for all you have done for us!

- Erik

Lowes Landscaping Lawn Care Team

Erik Lowes
Erik Lowes

Erik Lowes is the President of Lowes Landscaping today. At the age of 21 Erik went into the business full time, with 1 employee. Today Lowes Landscaping has grown to a staff of 9 employees, has a retail garden center, and is known as a leading provider of the best quality landscape services around the Cuba area. Every year Lowes Landscaping participates in PLANET's (the voice of our inustry) "Day of Service" in which we volunteer our talents to enhance the beauty and function of our community while spreading awareness of our trade. This is done every year on Earth Day. This past year Erik and the entire crew landscaped a new bed at a local non-profit daycare facility in Cuba, and taught the youngsters how to plant, water, and care for plants and vegetables that they can grow in their very own homes. Erik is an active volunteer. He currently serves on the board of directors as Vice-President for the Cuba Chamber of Commerce, the current President of the Cuba Lions, and is on the Board of Directors for Mid-Ozark C.A.S.A. He also serves on the Cuba Volunteer Fire Dept, Viva Cuba, and helped organize a local gardening seminar series in the winter, along with helping at numerous local events. Erik holds industry certifications from PLANET, is an ICPI Level 1 installer, NCMA certified for segmental retaining walls, and is a Missouri Master Gardener.

Wesley Gillam
Wesley Gillam
Operations manager/Irrigation technician

Wesley has worked for Lowes Landscaping for the previous 5.5 years as the head maintenance/mowing tech. He has a total of about 9 years of landscaping experience. He previously worked for Clean Cut Lawn Care for a little over three years until Erik acquired the company. Since that time, Wesley stayed on as the head maintenance/mowing tech and has now been promoted to the operations manager and head irrigation technician. He is skilled in various fields from mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, retaining walls, patios, equipment operator, etc. In his spare time, you will find Wesley heading to his favorite lake to go fishing or heading to a fishing tournament. Wesley is a very family and friends oriented person and will always go out of his way to help you out.

Martin Padilla
Martin Padilla
Landscape Team Leader

Martin began working with Lowes’ Landscaping in March 2016. He previously worked for 11 years with the company we acquired, Peaceful Valley Nursery, LLC. He also worked for Baxter Gardens for 10 years. Martin uses his attention to detail, friendly nature and 24 years of experience to add value to our company.  We are pleased to celebrate his three years of service with Lowes’ Landscaping! Outside of work, Martin enjoys spending time with his 6 children, his wife, 5 grandchildren, and other family members. Martin became a United States citizen in November 2016 after 20 years as a permanent resident.

Tammy Davila-Forister
Tammy Davila-Forister
Office Manager

As our Office Manager, Tammy is our jack-of-all trades in the building, from fielding phone calls/emails, to developing marketing tools and public relations, to accounting responsibilities, to implementing and overseeing the Human Resources side of things at our company. She previously worked for 3 years as the office manager after serving as an administrative assistant for 2 years, with the company we acquired in March of 2016, Peaceful Valley Nursery, LLC.  We are pleased to celebrate her three years of service with Lowes’ Landscaping! She has worked towards her Bachelor degree in Business Management/Accounting from Columbia College and has an associate degree in Accounting from East Central College. In her free time, Tammy enjoys her family-time with wife Nayda, sons and their spouses/girlfriends: Larry & Jordan and grandson Larry IV, Tyler & Kaylee, Joshua & Lori, and Brett. Her hobbies changed drastically after the birth of her four sons. She is an avid football fan and volunteered as the Parent Representative for the Football Booster Program in St. James for 12 years while her boys played. She also likes traveling and completed her first marathon April 9, 2017 and WILL qualify and run in the Boston Marathon within the next 3 years. Next up for her on the road to Boston is the Marine Corp Marathon this upcoming October.

Servicing Franklin County including Sullivan, Union and Washington; Phelps County including Rolla and St. James; and Crawford County including Cuba and Steelville, Gasconade County and Owensville area
Lowes Landscaping