About Us

Gary Granual About Lush Lawn

Mission Statement

To provide the ultimate customer service experience, while maintaining the beauty and wellness of the environment that we live, work & play in.

Lush Lawn is a family owned and operated business founded in 2004 in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Lush Lawn specializes in lawn care, tree care, and pest control services, serving the needs of over 16,000 customers from the Detroit area to Saginaw. Lush Lawn employs 85+ hard-working individuals who work out of our four branch locations: Grand Blanc, Rochester Hills, Brighton, Saginaw and our new location in Plymouth. Lush Lawn is involved in many community events from sponsoring Little League teams to exhibiting works at cultural centers. Aaron and his team at Lush Lawn are obsessed with making sure that every customer receives an amazing lawn care, tree care and pest control experience! Learn more about the awesome members of the Lush Lawn family that make the vision of this incredible company possible.

Meet The Lush Lawn Family

Aaron Samson

Aaron Gardner Samson

CEO & Founder

Aaron Samson is the founder and CEO of Lush Lawn and Safari Tree. He grew up in Royal Oak Michigan and later went to Walsh College for accounting. Aaron has a family and children in Troy Michigan where they go to school. Later he developed a passion for lawn care and started Lush Lawn with 1 truck and service about 500 customers out of a small office and garage. Today Lush Lawn and Safari Tree services 17,000 customers, employs 90 people and supports many community activities. Aaron spends a lot of time recruiting, training and developing his staff so that they best serve customers and communities. It is Aaron’s goal to support his family, employees and communities that his companies are a part of. In addition to lawn care and tree services, Aaron also owns and operates real estate in southeast Michigan. He has innovated many of the new methods and practices within the industry such as; separate branding of tree services, tipping practices, soil testing services, wage/revenue matching in cost accounting, water maximizer, applying Scinetific management principles to lawn care, organic mosquito control and the new Xtender program that provides for all lawn care needs for one same price. Aaron has also contributed time and money to local charities and community activities such as fund raisers for Whaleys Children center in Flint, sponsorship of exhibits for Sloan Museum and contributions with the Mower Gang in Detroit to restore parks there.

Ken Jesso

Ken Jesso

COO/Chief Operating Officer

Hello, my name is Ken Jesso. I have spent time as a Lawn Technician and as a Production Manager before moving into the Branch Manager position and now the COO.  I love spending time with my wife and my beautiful 2 year old daughter.  I also enjoy participating and watching many sports.  Staying physically active is important to me, and I love the outdoors, especially sand volleyball and golf.   The Brighton Team looks forward to helping beautify the community, one lawn at a time!

Eric at Lush Lawn

Grand Blanc

Erik Hutson

Branch Manager

Hi I’m Erik Hutson of Lush Lawn & Safari Tree. I have been with Lush Lawn & Safari Tree for 8 years now and have work in the green industry for 15 years. I started here as a Tree Health Care tech and worked my way up to the position I hold now.  I’ve always striven to find the best way to do everything in order to improve my job and my results.  I love being in the outdoors & enjoy learning new things, which is probably why I enjoy my work so much now.  I currently live in Otter Lake, MI with my wife and 5 year old son.  When I’m not at work I am spending time with my family or making music as a musician in spare time

Corey at Lush Lawn

Rochester Hills

Corey Alexander

Branch Manager

I am Corey Alexander, Rochester Hills Branch Manager. I started with Lush Lawn/Safari Tree in 2014 as a lawn consultant and moved up through different management positions to where I am now. I enjoy what I do because I get to help develop people and watch them grow! Our customers are everything to me because they are the reason we have jobs! I am getting married to my beautiful fiancé in October 2019. Currently I reside in Gaines, MI. Some hobbies of mine include kayaking, fishing, traveling, and helping others.

Sheena at Lush Lawn


Sheena Weasel

Branch Manager

Hello I’m Sheena Weasel, Branch manager of Lush Lawn and Safari Tree in Brighton. I have been with Lush Lawn and Safari Tree since 2016. I started here as a customer service representative working my way up the company through the office, I have worked in accounts receivable and also as office manager before taking my current position. I enjoy the outdoors, most of my time outside of work is spent in the woods kayaking and hammock camping. I love dogs, I have a black lab beagle mix that means the world to me so working for a company that offers pet and kid friendly products was very important to me. I can’t thank our customers enough, without you I wouldn’t be where I am.

Lush Lawn - Gary Granule

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