124 Amherst Center, MA Landscape Architects and Designers

Professional landscaping anchors a house to the site, connects it with the environment and creates a welcoming entrance to a home. Garden designers and landscape architects design with living plants and building materials, and they always keep in mind future growth, maintenance and overall visual appeal. Landscape architecture is very regional, so look for a Massachusetts landscape designer that’s familiar with the Amherst Center, MA climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services that will help you create your dream garden. More 
Ludlow,, MA, 01056
15 miles from Amherst Center
Landscape design, build and maintain company. Read More
Gardens of Delight (413) 230-7722
Northampton, MA, 01060
7 miles from Amherst Center
residential ecological landscape design Read More
Kent, NY, 06757
50 miles from Amherst Center
Designing and installing gardens in the Hudson Valley, the Berkshires, New York City and Connecticut since 1987, our emphasis is on landscaping that enhances the site, the house,... Read More
Sterling, MA, 01564
39 miles from Amherst Center
Full Service Landscape contractor in business 21 years. We pride ourselves on providing peace of mind while we create and care for your properties! There are many landscape... Read More
Lenox, MA, 01240
39 miles from Amherst Center
The mission of Greylock Design Associates is to incorporate physical, environmental and horticultural sciences into the design of outdoor space to create both practical and... Read More
StoneFire by Design (508) 614-9696
Westborough, MA, 01581
47 miles from Amherst Center
StoneFire by design can make your dream for a relaxing outdoor living at your home a reality. Giuseppe Ventriglia and his talented staff are specialists, crafting outdoor living... Read More
Leominster, MA, 01453
41 miles from Amherst Center
Katie Moss, a native of Southern California, began her career working in her garden as a form of meditation. Before she knew it, neighbors and passersby seeking their own... Read More
Leominster, MA, 01453
41 miles from Amherst Center
Rutland Nurseries, Inc. (800) 540-5678
Rutland, MA, 01543
30 miles from Amherst Center
Rutland Nurseries is a premier landscape design and construction firm located in Massachusetts. An award winning full service residential and commercial landscaping company since... Read More
Peterborough, NH, 03458
46 miles from Amherst Center
My small company has over 30 years experience designing, installing and caring for Gardens of all types. We specialize in sustainable/organic practices; on estates and commercial... Read More
Northampton, MA, 01061
6 miles from Amherst Center
Landscape Architecture, full service, design concept through construction, including small project design/build Read More
Flower Power Landscaping (978) 424-7112
Leominster, MA, 01453
41 miles from Amherst Center
Independent landscape designer Read More
East Longmeadow, MA, 01028
22 miles from Amherst Center
A & J Porfilio Landscaping Contractors, Inc specializes in custom hardscape design and installation that’s professional and inspired. Contact us today! Read More
Bilowz Associates Inc. (978) 422-5040
Sterling, MA, 01564
39 miles from Amherst Center
Award winning landscape architectural design firm creating designs with harmony and balance. Bilowz Associates Inc. consults on a wide array of landscape projects for private... Read More
Simsbury, CT, 06070
38 miles from Amherst Center
Blue Heron Landscape Design provides sustainable landscape and garden design, and installation services to residential clients in Connecticut's Hartford County and surrounding... Read More
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What is a landscape architect?


The work of this outdoor professional includes most everything surrounding a home's exterior. A landscaping architect can even work with the home architect to choose the right spot for your Amherst Center, MA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Amherst Center, MA climate and activities that will take place, as well as layouts and planting plans. Landscape architects will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the space. Any grading changes that will be added to the yard are also the responsibility of the architect. This includes any drainage modifications. An engineer can also be responsible for these tasks, but a licensed professional is fully capable. Like building architects, they will produce preliminary concept drawings, as well as detailed construction documents and planting plans. Three-dimensional renderings and illustrative plans are all supplementary.

What is a landscape designer?


A landscaping designer generally will have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, garden designers analyze your architecture and yard to produce a plan that may or may not include location and materials for walkways, patios, water features, fences, garden aspects and more. In addition, a Amherst Center, MA garden designer will carefully assess your geographic region to choose plants, trees and flowers that will flourish naturally, as well as address concerns such as drainage, screening and soil conditions. Certain landscape designers only help with the planning portion, while some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscaping contractor. Others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape architecture and construction.

Before you hire a Massachusetts professional landscaper, consider the scope and emphasis of your outdoor project. Landscape architects, who typically hold advanced degrees in their field, are trained to develop comprehensive structural plans that include plants, hardscaping, water use, drainage and more. Landscape designers typically specialize in the aesthetic and horticultural, rather than structural, side of yard and garden planning. They might or might not have advanced training. Even within their fields, a garden designer may specialize in hardscape- or vegetation-focused designs. In some cases you might need to hire additional help to get the outdoor space you want. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of landscape architects & landscape designers: Landscape Contractors, Garden & Landscape Supplies, Tree Services, Lawn & Sprinklers, Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures.

Questions to ask prospective landscapers:


  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the business?
  • What is your certification?
  • Do you have liability insurance?
  • How much do you charge, and what does that include?
  • What regions and climates are you skilled in?
  • Can you accommodate my special requests (such as ADA or LEED)?
  • What types of renderings will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When can you complete this project?
  • What do your services include?
  • Who will be working on the project design?
  • What happens when costs exceed budget, whether due to materials or labor pricing changes? What about changes made by the client or by the professionals — what kinds of situations would cause those costs to be incurred?
  • Can you provide me with a written estimate?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any important considerations or concerns that you know of or that might come up in the future with this project?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Amherst Center, MA landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Amherst Center, MA photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Springfield, North Chicopee, Chicopee, Holyoke and Northampton.
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