New Jersey Landscapers

Live Oak Landscape Contractors is a first class purveyor of fine gardens, landscape designs and landscape maintenance. Our employees are professionally trained with specialized knowledge, skills and abilities for all phases of landscape. We are passionate about the mission of our company. We want to create a beautiful space that will enrich your life and enhance your home.

The ultimate purpose for Live Oak Landscape Contractors is to fulfill the dreams of our clients. Our gardens and spaces will create a legacy that will live on in the lives of our clients, their children, family and friends.

Live Oak was recognized in the July issue of DesignNJ, New Jersey’s Home & Design Magazine in an article titled “Lush Landscapes” by Robin Amster.


 It focused on a Scotch Plains garden that was designed as a formal space but with areas to relax, play, and to enjoy the scenery. Live Oak Landscape Contractors was awarded the “Gracious Grounds Award” for Raritan Center which is given annually by the Edison Arts Society to honor a local business that enhances the quality of life with its attention to beauty through plantings, landscaping, and environmental art.

New Jersey landscapers and landscape architects are plentiful; we are different. We serve New Jersey and our clients with pride.


Michael Sidlowski – Founder

After starting Live Oak Landscape Contractors in 1989 to help pay for college, the graduate from Rutgers Landscape Architecture Program decided to follow his passion for plants and the living environment to create one of the area’s finest landscape architecture and design/build firms. Michael’s understanding of his client’s desires is a large focus in the design process and has permeated down through all aspects of his business. The client-first approach has allowed Michael to work on projects ranging in size from very small gardens to over a million dollar landscapes. Our client roster dates back to the founding years.

In addition to coaching his son’s ice hockey team and his daughter’s softball team, Michael is committed to many civic and charitable organizations including The Valerie Fund for children with cancer and blood disorders, Lupus Foundation and the ALS Association of America.

As a result of Michael’s 30 years of experience, Live Oak Landscape Contractors has grown to over 80 employees. Many of our key team members have over 15 years of tenure.

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New Jersey landscapers and landscape architects are plentiful; we are different. We serve New Jersey and our clients with pride.