APRIL BUSINESS: Nelson Lawn Care & Landscaping
Nelson Lawn Care & Landscaping got its start the old fashioned way—with a young man offering to mow yards in a local neighborhood to make some money. Andy Nelson realized lawn care was the perfect fit for him. His one-man operation quickly evolved into hiring fellow classmates who would help him mow lawns before school, during lunch and after school.
“I started pushing a lawn mower when I was 12 years old,” said Nelson. “I would push my mower, weed eater and leaf blower about a mile and a half, over the I-35 bridge to the Spring Hill neighborhood in Edmond.”
Nelson now employs around 30 people and specializes in landscaping and retaining walls, and ultimately, making a lawn look the best it can. Beyond that, he enjoys being able to make the city of Edmond more visually appealing—one project at a time.
Growing beyond simply mowing yards, Nelson Lawn Care specializes in many landscaping services. Nelson leads the way with 3D landscape designs and installations, allowing clients to see what a finished project will look like. He also features an industry leading $45 service call for sprinkler repair. Beyond that, Nelson Lawn Care offers existing landscape remodels, weed control plans, lighting installation, drainage, fertilization and more. Recently, the company has been focused on retaining walls. Nelson said that many of the retaining walls built in the 1990s need work because they were made of timber or railroad ties. His team takes the time to make sure the job is done right, providing a structurally sound and beautiful wall that will last for years to come.
“Last year, we did about 150 retaining walls, all in Edmond. Edmond’s got a lot of hills and undulation,” said Nelson. “We specialize in that. We even have engineers who work with us if a wall is a certain height and requires special planning.”
Nelson Lawn Care’s work can be seen all around the Edmond area. Currently, the company is working on projects for Belmont Farms, the Coffee Creek Neighborhood and McCaleb Homes. The partnership with McCaleb Homes led Nelson to be able to give back to the community. A home is being raffled by McCaleb Homes for the Hope Center of Edmond. Nelson Lawn donated time and materials to the landscaping and installation of a sprinkler system for the home; much the same way the landscaping company provides services for the other homes McCaleb sells.
Being a lifelong Edmond resident, Nelson plans to make Edmond beautiful for a long time to come.
For more information, call Andy Nelson at 202-4120.