Currently Seeking:

Skilled Landscapers + Crew Leaders

Garden Center Laborer/Sales Associate


Our Business and Landscaping Offices are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.  Stop by or call to discuss landscape design or other work.  

The Garden Center is open (beginning March 12th)

  • Monday to Friday, 8 to 6
  • Saturday, 9 to 5
  • Sunday, 10 to 4 

Hard-working Landscapers:  If this is you, and you want to learn more about plants, please call us at 607-257-3000 and ask for Kathy Bates.  Or go to our employment page and fill out our application and send it to us.  You must be at least 18 years old and have a clean New York State Driver’s License. Landscapers are required to lift 80 lbs.

Mulch: We deliver mulch (and topsoil, and stone) by the cubic yard with a delivery fee.  We have single ground mulch (a brown color) and double ground mulch (very dark brown almost black color). We do not sell dyed mulch.  Call the Garden Center  for more details.

Seasoned Firewood will be available in September 2019: Please call 607-257-3000 (after 8 am) and we will assist you.

Inviting walkways, outdoor rooms, banks of blooms: Let us design your garden retreat.

For 40 years our mission has been to create and maintain imaginative and sustainable landscapes in Tompkins County, NY, including complete site development and garden creation for your home and for our community green spaces. To support this mission we operate the following divisions:

Garden Center

We are your complete source for all garden plants, gifts, and horticultural materials.    We

Knockout Roses in our Garden Center

are also a specialist nursery in deer-resistant plants and therefore stock  an extensive list of boxwoods, hellebores, and other deer-proof plants.  We have a huge selection of large trees of all kinds… especially native shade, flowering, and evergreen trees grown at our own nursery on Bundy Road in the Town of  Ithaca.  Our staff of horticultural zealots are professionally trained and eager to help you select the right plant for the right site.  So come stroll through our delightfully diverse selection at our pastoral site high above Cayuga Lake.  You’ll find us only 2 miles north of Rt. 13 on North Triphammer Rd.

Residential Design-Build Landscape Service

Deck with Lattice Fencing

Whether you need a design for your entire home environment or for a small construction or planting project, we are poised to help.

Our four estimators are talented garden designers or landscape architects… and all four of us have degrees in Landscape Architecture. We do not decorate your house but instead create true environments…. from the initial house-siting, grading, and drainage to the final sodding, planting, and garden lighting.   Entry courtyards, backyard rooms, rain gardens, groves, and meadows are just a few of the potential features we may create for you.  Our landscape planting and construction crews have extensive experience creating retaining walls, terraces, walkways, stairways, pillars, fences, gates, lawns, gardens,  pools, landscape lighting, French drains, and more.  Many are either CNLPs (Certified  Nursery-Landscape Professionals) or ICPI graduates (International Concrete Paver Institute).  Let us design your garden retreat!  Please call to meet one of our estimators:  David Fernandez, Christian Gruber, Elizabeth Prugh, or Pat Dutt.

Residential Grounds Maintenance Landscape Service

You can leave all the garden maintenance for your property in our hands.  Our horticulture team will mow and trim your lawn or meadow, care for your garden beds and plantings,

Cornell University President’s Residence

scout for insect and disease pests, and protect your plantings from the ravages of deer and rodents.  We leave your property neat and tidy after every visit.  Mowing, for Cayuga Landscape, includes blowing debris off all your paved surfaces.  Our most popular horticultural service plan is for 4 seasonal visits:  spring cleanup and mulching, summer pruning and bed care, fall cleanup, and finally winter protection.  Please see our Spring and Fall Checklists to review our typical services.

Commercial and Civic Landscape Service 

Cornell University Weill Hall Planting

We have an extensive resume of successfully completed projects with some of the top General Contractors in the Northeast.  Completed projects at Cornell University include:  Milstein Hall, Weill Hall, Bailey Plaza, Tiger Glen Garden designed by Marc Peter Keane, Cornell Plantations Welcome Center, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  Other community projects over the years have included the entire Tompkins County Airport and many of the new landscapes at the Cayuga Medical Center.

We have extensive experience with large tree moving, green roof installation, rain gardens, sports turf fields, timber stairways and wall, Unilock retaining walls and pavers, and with stone and carpentry work.

Tompkins Country Airport Entry Garden

We have the resources to meet your critical deadlines:  an experienced staff of fifty, a fleet of 30 vehicles, a dozen pieces of heavy equipment, and, in addition we have specialized equipment such as rock-hounds, hydroseeders and treespades.

Farm and Nursery

Autumn Blaze Maples at Bundy Road Farm

We grow almost all the trees we sell at our 25-acre Bundy Road farm on Ithaca’s West Hill.   Our trees are naturally acclimated to your growing conditions here in Tompkins County and are transplanted with a minimum of stress to the tree.  We operate a separate 90 acre farm which produces hay and sustainable forest products, such as natural black locust fence posts, riven maple picket fencing, cleft oak gates, woven wood hurdles and more.

Cayuga Landscape Company

 2712 N. Triphammer Rd.
Ithaca, N.Y. 14850
607-257-3000 (p)
607-257-5242 (f)