Rice's Newsletter - Summer 2019


From the President 

Portrait of Bryan RiceSummer is here and with it comes outdoor barbecues, holiday parties, and spending quality time with family and friends in an award-winning landscape. Now that your landscape has had the chance to leaf out, an evaluation is in order. Just like with anything in life, your landscape has a life cycle. Timely rejuvenation is the key to keep it looking it's best. So consider: Are there any plants that might be under performing or have perhaps gotten too big for the space? Let's replace them with something fresh and flowering. Looking to be the host with the most impressive patio space? Your dream is a design away! We'll work with you, whether you want to one-and-done your space or would rather phase out a multi-year project to perfect your landscape. For our full-service maintenance clients, enhancements are a great way to gradually improve your landscape as dreams and needs evolve.

And it never hurts to look ahead. Do you have a graduation coming up in 2020? Hosting a wedding shower or other milestone event? Fall would be a perfect time to plant in preparation for a showy spring or summer celebration. And don't forget about adding a firepit or even some low voltage landscape lighting! Our schedule fills up fast, so now is the time to act. 

As always, thank you for your confidence and continued support of us here at Rice’s. Please let me know if you have a question or comment. You can reach me by email at [email protected] or by calling 330-499-9857. I’d be happy to hear from you.

I hope you and your family have a safe and happy summer. Now's the time to make wonderful memories while enjoying all the beauty nature has to offer.

- Bryan Rice

Featured Installation - Grill Islands 

Outdoor grill island'

We can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening than entertaining friends and family while grilling up a few burgers at a custom designed grill island. Big or small, a beautifully designed, expertly installed grill island might just be the perfect fit for your outdoor oasis. If you're looking to make the upgrade, Rice's makes it simple. Pick out the options that best suite you and your style, and our landscape designers will create a space to seamlessly integrate into your new or existing outdoor entertaining area.

Grill island proposal
3D rendering of grill island

Want to add some functional and interesting elements? We can create a full outdoor kitchen with plenty of room for grilling, serving, and just plain enjoying. Vary your bar height so the chef stays center stage as guests socialize, or even add an overhead structure such as a pergola or pavilion for a true "outdoor room" feel. 

If you're ready to see what our designers can do for you, request a quote online or call us at 330-499-9857.

Featured Service - Enhancement Planning 

Landscape enhancement planningYour landscape is a reflection of you: your home, your style, even your favorite color. But growth, as is clear in your landscape, is a part of life. Sometimes a shrub that's been perfect for years is no longer right for the space. Maybe you've expanded your hobbies, and an outdoor grill island is just the thing to show off your skills. Perhaps some night lighting would be the icing on the cake to highlight a landscape design you love. Rice's can help. As your dedicated landscape partner, not only do we offer you award-winning landscape maintenance, but we're also the perfect choice to help you plan—and implement—a wide variety of custom landscape enhancements to continually improve the quality and aesthetics of your landscape.

Why choose us? Because of our commitment. Whether we've been with you from the start or have only recently begun our partnership, Rice's is committed to understanding your landscape. We are committed to understanding your style. And we are committed to unlocking your landscape's potential. Now is a great time to plan for fall enhancements that will elevate the look and feel of your property. Add some colorful plantings so your yard is sure to wow for that fast approaching graduation party or get in early for our spring schedule. Need help visualizing? Your account manager is available to help your landscape get the attention it needs and the beauty you desire. Backed by our landscape designers, there isn't a landscape project we can't tackle. So the next time you're enjoying your landscape but dreaming of something more, why not consider any of the following:

Contact your account manager any time to request a quote and watch your landscape grow.

Community Involvement - Meals on Wheels

Employees from Rice's working on curb appeal at Meals on Wheels
Installation of new patio by Rice's at Meals on Wheels

Rice's is proud to have partnered with Meals on Wheels by donating all the plants, labor, and equipment necessary to provide them with a new employee patio space, as well as some simple curb appeal, at their Canton office location. Rice's would also like to thank Mathie Supply for donating the brick pavers used to create the patio!

Employee Spotlight - Shane Boyce 

Shane Boyce, Landscape Design Sales. Being the area’s premier provider of custom, high-end landscapes has not only attracted great clients, it’s also attracted great talent. Shane joined the Rice’s family nearly 15 years ago after graduating from The Ohio State University. Read more

Interested in joining the Rice's team? View our career opportunities.