11 Buffalo, IL 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 architects work with living plants as well as building materials, so they are designing for future growth and maintenance as well as the present. Landscape architecture is also very regional, so you want to find a Illinois designer that’s familiar with the Buffalo, IL climate and plants that do well there. Start here to find out more about hiring a landscape designer to help with your landscape construction. More 
CopperTree (217) 793-0900
Springfield, IL, 62711
19 miles from Buffalo
Landscape Design & Installation company that has a retail store that is dedicated to personalizing and finishing your gardens and outdoor spaces. We enjoy getting to know you and... Read More
Bellas Landscaping (309) 827-5263
Bloomington, IL, 61705
45 miles from Buffalo
Landscape design, installation, and maintenance company located in Bloomington, IL serving the entire Central Illinois area. Read More
Springfield, IL, 62711
19 miles from Buffalo
Landscape Architecture of outdoor living spaces. Specializing in pool and kitchen design. Also a 6000 square foot retail store Read More
Stuber Land Design (309) 925-5277
Tremont, IL, 61568
46 miles from Buffalo
Landscape Architecture / Design Build Read More
Stuber Land Design, Inc. (309) 925-5277
Tremont, IL, 61568
46 miles from Buffalo
Landscape and Site Design/Build Read More
Normal, IL, 61761
50 miles from Buffalo
Mt Zion, IL, 62549
30 miles from Buffalo
Landscape design, installation and maintenance. Sales of garden ornamentation. Read More
Green View Landscaping (217) 787-4700
Springfield, IL, 62707
14 miles from Buffalo
Kyle (309) 846-2369
Bloomington, IL, 61704
50 miles from Buffalo
The Private Garden (309) 830-2680
Normal, IL, 61761
50 miles from Buffalo
Garden and landscape design and installation Read More
MASSIE MASSIE & ASSOC INC (217) 544-3210
14 miles from Buffalo
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What Is a Landscape Architect?


The work of this professional can pretty much be summarized to include everything that is not related to the house structure itself. The landscape architect can even work with the architect to choose the right spot for your Buffalo, IL house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Buffalo, IL climate and the activities that will be performed in the yard, as well as designs and planting plans. They will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the landscape. Any grading changes that will be added to the landscape are also the responsibility of the landscape 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?


Landscape designers generally have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, landscape 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 Buffalo, IL 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 landscape planning, some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscape contractor, and others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape construction.

Before you hire a Illinois landscape professional, consider the scope and emphasis of your landscape architecture 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 a prospective landscape architect or designer:


  • 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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