A Full Service Landscaping, Lawn Care, Tree & Shrub Service
Family owned and operated since 1961.
"In Nature, There's No Free Lunch."


Back when the New England region was settled by Europeans, they looked at the land for its opportunities and feasibility of husbandry. They saw the land as needing to be improved - something that was a foreign concept to the native Indians. The early Colonists of those days saw value in the land, and we continue in this tradition today at J & D. We see your property as your personal valuable asset and we seek to improve it for you. We look at your yard in terms of the overall value and beauty of each species. Since 1961 when my father Dominic Verdi founded the company he has had an old saying: "My name MEANS GREEN!" In Italian is of course what he meant. But I continue to honor his tradition of green. Let us IMPROVE YOUR LAND!


"Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

That's from the book of Genesis. Believe it or not, the Bible is full of good advice for us in the landscaping field.

Click HERE to see my collected Bible Quotes that have to do with this business that have guided us here at J & D!

-Ritchie Bisho

Welcome to J & D Landscape Services, Inc.  We are dedicated to beautifying and maintaining the natural value of your property.

J & D Landscape, Inc. was started in 1961 by Jerry & Dom Verdi. In 1985 the current owners, Rick Verdi and Ritchie Bishop, took over the business. Rick is Dom's oldest son and Ritchie is his cousin. Under Rick and Ritchie's direction the company has grown and flourished with 15 full time employees and over 50 seasonal employees. We are active members of the Rhode Island Nurseryman's Association, and the Home Builders Cooperative of New England. We specialize in both residential and commercial projects.


Rick Verdi is General Manager and Head Designer. He has been in the landscaping business since 1980 when he graduated from Iowa State University in Landscaping Architecture. He is a Rhode Island Certified Nurseryman and has been working for J & D as a Landscape Designer for 15 years. His father, Dominic Verdi, co-founded the company. Rick is DA BOSS!

Ritchie Bishop has been working at J & D since he was 12 years old. His first job was as "maintenance supervisor". After graduating from Frenchtown Theological Institute he rejoined Rick in the family business.  Since 1986, his primary responsibilities include plant material buyer, order preparation and loading for crews. Plant care at the nursery, potting and field planting and inventory in the nursery. He also specializes in disease and insect control. Ritchie is DA BISHOP!

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