396 Carlsbad, 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 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 California designer that’s familiar with the Carlsbad, CA 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 
Encinitas, CA, 92023
10 miles from Carlsbad
Falling Waters Landscape is a full service landscape design and construction company in Coastal Encinitas in North County San Diego. We also offer ongoing maintenance to our local... Read More
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
47 miles from Carlsbad
A boutique full service design firm specializing in professional and personal outdoor spaces. Each unique project reflects the warmth, personality and lifestyle of each client... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92101
33 miles from Carlsbad
ENVIRONS landscape architecture specializes in creating stunning personalized landscapes and outdoor spaces that will increase your property value and reduce your water... Read More
San Marcos, CA, 92078
10 miles from Carlsbad
Landscape Designer in the North County San Diego area. Susanna's designs have been featured in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, as well as other publications. She was awarded... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92019
37 miles from Carlsbad
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape Architecture as an artistic expression of the synthesis of man,... Read More
San Diego, 92130
16 miles from Carlsbad
Landscape Design Professional with more than 22 years of experience. My goal for each project is to create a unique design that addresses the homeowners requests and preferences... Read More
Carlsbad, CA, 92011
The Hamilton Design Group is experienced in a wide variety of project types and sizes, we have the ability to ensure thoughtful landscape design solutions that are unique and... Read More
ZenArchitect.com (949) 235-4847
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
39 miles from Carlsbad
The commitment of Zen Architects is to provide comprehensive design services in a cost-effective, personal and responsible manner. Our method allows the ease of a "ZEN-simple... Read More
Fullerton, CA, 92833
50 miles from Carlsbad
xeristyle | exterior | design provides customized landscape services & maintenance as well as design & consultation in orange, los angeles, riverside and san diego counties with... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92116
31 miles from Carlsbad
Sage Outdoor Designs is a residential landscape design firm serving San Diego County. The Principal, Kate Wiseman, MLA, has won numerous awards for her landscape designs and been... Read More
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
45 miles from Carlsbad
Mark Scott Associates has been creating exquisite and functional landscape architectural solutions for over 20 years. We are committed to creating the perfect outdoor environment... Read More
Jean Marsh Design (951) 736-8941
Corona, CA, 92882
50 miles from Carlsbad
Jean Marsh is a Horticulturalist & Landscape Designer with over 25 years experience, specializing in water-wise landscape design. She is also an active workshop leader and public... Read More
Encinitas, CA,
10 miles from Carlsbad
Owner/Head designer, Morgan Vondrak, is a G3 Certified Sustainable Landscape Professional specializing in sustainable and native landscape design in Southern California since 2004. Read More
San Clemente, CA, 92672
25 miles from Carlsbad
Living Gardens Landscape Design is a boutique Garden Design firm based in South Orange County known for creating outdoor rooms. Elegant yet functional spaces allow families to... Read More
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
50 miles from Carlsbad
Graham Stanley & Associates is regularly involved in a variety of landscape design projects for public and private clientele. The company has provided Landscape Architecture and... Read More
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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 Carlsbad, CA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Carlsbad, CA 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 Carlsbad, 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 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 California 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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