Stone fire place + Pavers + Custom + Sto



Your preferred choice in the finger lakes region!

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With Preferred Landscaping's experience, we can create a landscape and/or hardscape design that meets your needs and function. We work with some of the Finger Lakes area's top contractors and developers for landscaping installations. Our goal is to use your ideas and our experience to create a breathtaking landscape installation.

poolside patio installation with pavers in Corning, Elmira and Ithaca areas.
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Preferred Landscaping offers a wide range of commercial landscape maintenance services. The condition of your landscaping plays a large role in the overall appeal and interest of your commercial or residential property. 

Snow and

 Ice Management

Enjoy feeling confident that your commercial or residential site will be professionally maintained throughout the winter season. A snow and ice management plan will be established based on the preference of keeping safety in mind while keeping your business open during any major storm.​


Previous projects

"We take every job as an opportunity to create something new and unique. No two projects are the same, but each and every project gets the same attention to detail that we are known for. We consider ourselves artists, and the Earth is our canvas!"


Through his years in real estate, DJ Morse, the owner has seen the impact of excellent landscaping for home values. One of the best ways to set your home apart is to make the outside amaze the neighborhood!


"Preferred landscaping redid the flower gardens in our front yard. New stone borders and all new plants. Really worked with us to get something great done within our budget. Great workmanship, done in a timely manner."

- Raymond Hall



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Is this a locally owned business?

Preferred Landscaping was started by an ambitious college student, DJ Morse, with just a push mower. Starting with an ad in the paper (landscaping student with experience $10 per hour) he managed to grow his business while graduating from Corning Community College and attending Mansfield University. "My family has been in the landscaping industry for three generations. As a young kid looking to earn spending money, I worked for my father, who owned Star Landscaping, and my grandparents, who owned Custom Landscaping. Preferred Landscaping was started when I turned 20. I always said I didn't want to work jobs but to create them."

What certifications do you have?

We have been certified by the ICPI ( for paving and concrete work. This is the industry standard that any great landscaping company should have! Currently, we are in the process of becoming a trainer for ICPI. We are also a part of the Keuka Lake Association.

Can you do any type of work?

Yes! Through his past experience and continuing education in the landscaping, construction, and real estate industry, DJ Morse has the knowledge not only to integrate customer ideas but also to create long term value and enjoyment in landscape installations

Do you have any local community involvement?

At Preferred Landscaping, we believe that our company's success stems from a loyal and supportive community of friends, neighbors, and partners. At every moment, we strive to show that same level of support and feel that it is our responsibility to give back to our community as much as possible. We are proud to support the Finger Lakes Region. We want our community to flourish and landscaping is one the simplest ways to show its true beauty. We know that a great landscaping job will increase your property value and bring a greater level of enjoyment to your home or business.

Where does Preferred Landscaping do work?

Currently, Preferred Landscaping is servicing the entire region including Corning, Horseheads, Elmira, Ithaca, Watkins Glen, and Geneva. Recently we have seen a great demand around the lakes (Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, Cayuga, and Owasco) as well! We are willing to do quotes almost everywhere!