251 Aptos, CA 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 California landscape designer that’s familiar with the Aptos, CA 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 
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, 94019
46 miles from Aptos
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More
Gilroy, CA, 95020
18 miles from Aptos
Landscape Architecture firm, specializing in Northern California drought tolerant landscapes for residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Read More
Saratoga, CA, 95070
22 miles from Aptos
Our mission at Casa Smith Designs is to help you create an indoor-outdoor home environment that refreshes you completely—body, mind and soul. We start with a design vision that... Read More
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
50 miles from Aptos
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design & build groundbreaking landscapes throughout California and abroad. ... Read More
Portola Valley, CA, 94028
33 miles from Aptos
I am an organic gardening consultant and edible landscape designer working in the San Francisco Bay Area. My primary focus is on raised bed organic vegetable gardens and edible... Read More
Modesto, CA, 95353
50 miles from Aptos
Founded in 1998, Westfall Design Studio is a Landscape Architectural design firm that specializes in both custom residential and commercial designs ranging from traditional to... Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
13 miles from Aptos
I am a landscape designer living in Santa Cruz, California. I have been designing residential gardens and exterior spaces throughout the Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco... Read More
South San Francisco, CA, 94980
50 miles from Aptos
Terra Ferma Landscapes provides our clients with imaginative and distinguished landscape architectural design, elite landscape craftsmanship, and time-tested horticultural... Read More
Willow Glen Design (408) 803-0440
San Jose, CA, 95125
23 miles from Aptos
At Willow Glen Design we strive to create beautiful, affordable landscapes. Whether your desire is to have a backyard retreat, a low maintenance front yard, or to simply get ideas... Read More
Ben Lomond, CA, 95005
13 miles from Aptos
Landscape Architecture Design and Construction Read More
San Jose, CA, 95118
20 miles from Aptos
Landscape design and consultation services by an award winning designer with a Landscape Architecture degree focused on water-wise gardens, edible gardens, small spaces, family... Read More
Carmel, CA, 93923
30 miles from Aptos
Professional Landscape Designer/ Irrigation Designer/ Landscape Architecture Creating enduring and sustainable outdoor living spaces for residential and commercial properties Read More
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
13 miles from Aptos
Wildflower Landscape Design was created to provide clients with thriving California gardens. At Wildflower we believe that beautiful gardens begin with good design and appropriate... Read More
Boulder Creek, CA, 95006
18 miles from Aptos
Rhadiante Van de Voorde's award winning work has been showcased at the 2001, 2002, and 2003 San Francisco Flower and Garden shows. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Masters of... Read More
Burlingame, CA, 94010
49 miles from Aptos
Our work is rooted at the intersection of art, architecture, and landscape. We design exterior architectural spaces that encourage exploration, invite curiosity, and evoke a sense... 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 Aptos, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Aptos, CA 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 Aptos, CA 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 California 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.

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?

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