Little Rock Landscape Inc., has evolved out of four generations of landscape and Nursery Contractors.


It began in the 1940’s with Mr. H. H. Heitman going door-to-door selling plants off of the running board of a T-Model Ford.


He was one of the first three landscape nurseryman in all of Little Rock.

In 1949, Mr. Lloyd Heitman started H. H. Heitman & Son Nursery.

In 1968, while attending Little Rock University, Steve Knight married Marietta Heitman, the only child of Mr. Lloyd Heitman and joined the family business.

In 1978, Mr. Heitman wanted to retire which led to the evolution of a name change.

Little Rock Landscape Inc. was founded in February of 1978 by Steve Knight. In that same year, Little Rock Landscape contracted to install the landscape and irrigation to the first phase of, what is now, The Little Rock National Airport.


A few years later, Little Rock Landscape was awarded the contract for Landscape & Irrigation to Park Plaza Mall and with that, the new name with an old History had arrived.

In 1998, Tony Knight, second born son to Steve and Marietta Knight, returned home after two years of on the road Church Ministry and joined forces to become the fourth generation of Landscape and irrigation contractors.

Since its inception, Little Rock Landscape has installed the second phase of Little Rock National Airport, five different Wal-Marts, in state and out, five La Quinta Inns, 5 Bank of the Ozarks, three Metropolitan Banks including the now 40 story headquarters building downtown, The Regions Bank Building downtown, McCain Plaza Mall, University Plaza Shopping Center, The original Worthen Bank Building downtown, Athletic Fields in Little Rock and Conway, Veterans Cemetaries in and out of state, numerous Churchs, two OBU Dormitories, UALR Residential Housing, two Pulaski Tech Campuses, and hundreds of other notable projects spanning sixty five plus years of family run landscaping and irrigation.

In 2011, Tony Knight became V. P. of Operations and is now set to take Little Rock Landscape, to new heights.


In addition to commercial and residential landscape and irrigation, Little Rock Landscape now installs segmental walls, LED lighting, lawn maintenance, water features, drainage and many other hardscape projects, plus RainBird Corporation of California, now recognizes Little Rock Landscape as one of it’s only Select Contractors statewide.


From the running board of a T-Model Ford to installing million dollar landscape projects, Little Rock Landscape, Inc. continues to change the face of our great state.

The world we live in was originally created to be a lush Landscape Garden, and now Tony has given birth to what we look to be our fifth generation landscape heritage, that will continue the tradition to change the face of the landscape to Little Rock and beyond.


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