About Us

Since 1948, Bay Landscaping has been creating beautiful landscape designs and providing exceptional maintenance programs. In our 70+ acre nursery, we grow over 500 varieties of perennials, shrubs, evergreens and trees. We’re proud to say, “Quality is in our roots.”
  • landscape design services,
  • a range of maintenance services and grow, and
  • sell in our nursery over 500 varieties of perennials, shrubs, evergreens and trees, as well as landscape materials.
We have a rich history in the Great Lakes Bay Region. We started in 1948, when Richard “Dick” Somalski returned home from Michigan State University, where he studied forestry. He started a small company called Bay Lawn Service, installing lawns and planting shrubs and trees for residential and commercial properties throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Dick met and wed Marilyn, the love of his life, and she quickly became integral to the business with her accounting experience. Their children, Julie, Dan and Jerry grew up with the business, helping Dick in the mornings and weekends. Dick’s two sons Dan and Jerry handle the commercial and residential ends of the business, respectively until 2012. Today, Bay Lawn Service has grown into Bay Landscaping, a reputable member of the local, state and national communities. We’re proud that Bay Landscaping supports 25 families, and has grown its starter 3-acre parcel of land into a 70+ acre nursery. We’re looking forward to sharing our experience and expertise with you!
Bay Landscaping’s staff is more like family. Craft, work ethics, respect for the property of others and our "labor" of love for the great outdoors are characteristics that distinguish our Bay Landscaping team. Our family consists of Michigan Certified Nurserymen, and some of our family has been with Bay Landscaping since the early 70’s!Michigan Certified Nurserymen
  • Tom Balwinski
  • Shawn Barbeau
  • Gary Nelson
  • Lyle Divo
  • Jack Gustafson
  • Jerry Somalski
  • Christina Martens
  • Jim Howell
  • Greg Jacobs
  • Dean Vos
  • Mike McQuaid
  • Wayne Vos
  • Jeff Merkle