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In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Nolan's Lawn & Landscapes stands as a beacon of excellence in landscaping services. Founded in 2007 by Nolan Herlocker, a passionate entrepreneur and Iowa State University alum, the company has evolved from a simple lawn mowing service to a comprehensive lawn and landscape powerhouse. This article delves into the diverse range of services offered by Nolan's Lawn & Landscapes, illustrating how they go beyond mere lawn maintenance.

The Humble Beginnings

Nolan Herlocker's entrepreneurial journey began at the age of 12, mowing lawns in his neighborhood. What started as Nolan's Handyman Service, focusing on hardscape projects during his college years, eventually blossomed into Nolan's Lawn & Landscapes in 2019. This marked a significant expansion in services and a commitment to holistic property care.

Comprehensive Lawn Care Services

Lawn care is more than just mowing; it's an art and science that Nolan’s team has mastered. Their services include regular lawn mowing, fertilization, seeding, and sodding, ensuring lush, green, and healthy lawns. They also offer spring and fall cleanup, essential for maintaining lawn health throughout the changing seasons.

Expert Landscaping Services

Nolan's team excels in transforming outdoor spaces. From planting to grading, they create stunning landscapes that reflect each client's vision and the natural beauty of Iowa. They also specialize in yard waste hauling, keeping properties clean and tidy.

Innovative Hardscaping Solutions

The hardscaping services, a nod to Nolan's original business model, include building retaining walls, patios, stairways, and fire pits. These features not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of outdoor areas but also add functional living spaces for families to enjoy.

Outdoor Lighting for Ambiance and Safety

Nolan’s Lawn & Landscapes has also expanded into outdoor lighting. This includes under-cap lighting, up lighting, and pathway lighting, adding beauty, safety, and security to properties after dark.

Specialized Seasonal Services

Understanding Cedar Rapids' climate, Nolan's offers tailored seasonal services. This includes residential and commercial snow removal, and salting services, ensuring safe and accessible outdoor areas during winter.

Power Washing and Driveway Maintenance

Maintenance extends to power washing and sealing patios and driveways, preserving their longevity and appearance. This service is vital for maintaining the integrity and safety of these areas.

Customer-Centric Approach

What sets Nolan’s Lawn & Landscapes apart is their commitment to customer satisfaction. Every project, big or small, is handled with the same level of professionalism and attention to detail.


Nolan's Lawn & Landscapes has grown beyond a simple lawn mowing service into a full-fledged lawn and landscape provider in Cedar Rapids. Their comprehensive services, customer-centric approach, and commitment to quality make them a top choice for residential and commercial property owners seeking exceptional lawn and landscape care.

Our founder, Nolan Herlocker began mowing lawns in his neighborhood when we was only 12 years old. Nolan’s used his work ethic and passion for providing great customer service to grow his business. Nolan grew up in Cedar Rapids and is a graduate of Iowa State University.

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Nolan Herlocker

Founder of Nolan's Lawn & Landscapes