34 Carter Lake, IA 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 Iowa designer that’s familiar with the Carter Lake, IA 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 
Omaha, NE, 68127
10 miles from Carter Lake
Landscaping is our life. We wake up every day with the hope that we can allow others to enjoy the outdoors as much as we do. At Sun Valley Landscaping we do everything we can... Read More
Omaha, NE, 68105
5 miles from Carter Lake
A Landscape Design Firm with a passion for creating beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces and gardens. Read More
Canopy Gardens (402) 630-6333
Omaha, NE, 68127
10 miles from Carter Lake
Contemporary Landscape Design and Installation, specializing in custom homes, paver patios, pergolas, water displays, fire features, planting beds, colored concrete, outdoor... Read More
Omaha, NE, 68106
6 miles from Carter Lake
As the design branch of Kinghorn Gardens, Dropseed Studio promotes design solutions that incorporate sound horticulture and the principles of stewardship, all while creating... Read More
Mulhall's (402) 963-0700
Omaha, NE, 68164
10 miles from Carter Lake
"Naturally Beautiful." Mulhall’s, a family-owned business located in Omaha, Nebraska, is a leading provider to the green industry. Established in 1957 by Irish immigrants John... Read More
Omaha, NE, 68130
14 miles from Carter Lake
Lanoha Nurseries is one of the largest landscaping companies in the Midwest, offering full-service Residential and Commercial landscape divisions, nursery, and Garden Center. ... Read More
Landscape Illuminations (402) 699-3414
Omaha, NE, 68104
5 miles from Carter Lake
Landscape Illuminations is your premier designer and installation specialist of outdoor landscape lighting in the Omaha area! No job is too big or too small! Licensed electricians... Read More
Omaha, NE, 68106
6 miles from Carter Lake
Landscape Design Build, Maintenance & Seasonal Enhancements Read More
Omaha, NE, 68104
5 miles from Carter Lake
richard j. nielsen, designs creates environments to keep you, our clients, aware of the spaces you occupy. Our objectives are to understand who will use the space, how the space... Read More
Marti Neely, APLD (402) 630-0050
Omaha, NE, 68134
8 miles from Carter Lake
APLD Certified Landscape Designer with 25 years of experience in Residential Landscape Design for discerning clients.. Read More
Greenlife Gardens (402) 593-7651
Papillion, NE, 68133
12 miles from Carter Lake
Design.Build.Maintain. "Premier Gardens with Natures Intent" Read More
Paver Designs LLC (402) 660-7636
Omaha, NE, 68147
9 miles from Carter Lake
We are a father and son team and co-owners of Paver Designs LLC in Omaha, Nebraska who undertake landscape projects many contractors avoid, and do it without any other employees. ... Read More
Omaha, NE, 68116
13 miles from Carter Lake
Full Service Nursery, Lawn & Landscape Services: Robert's specializes in higher end landscape projects including: Planting beds, patios, retaining walls, fire pits, water features... Read More
Breaking Ground (402) 779-4444
Valley, NE, 68064
23 miles from Carter Lake
Breaking Ground specializes in the development of landscapes for fine residential properties. Many of our jobs are large and complex, but we tackle smaller jobs with the same... Read More
Lincoln, NE, 68522
50 miles from Carter Lake
Monarch Gardens is a landscape consulting business focused on native prairie plants, low maintenance design, and providing habitat for wildlife in all four seasons. We consult on... 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 Carter Lake, IA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Carter Lake, IA 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 Carter Lake, IA 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 Iowa 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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