513 Castro Valley, 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 Castro Valley, 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 
Walnut Creek, CA, US 94595
13 miles from Castro Valley
Joseph Huettl is a landscape architect and landscape contractor specializing in residential and small to medium scale commercial and institutional projects. Huettl Landscape... Read More 
We have been creating & constructing unique landscapes for over 30 years. Don Vivatson raises the quality of life for his clients by building uniquely beautiful landscape projects. BEST OF HOUZZ 2014.
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, US 94019
25 miles from Castro Valley
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More 
Susan Friedman Landscape Architecture creates custom restidential landscape plans that blend with the architectural style of the home and the unique personality of each homeowner.
San Francisco, CA, US 94107
18 miles from Castro Valley
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology. The resulting gardens are sculptural, visually stunning and... Read More 
We are a full service landscape design and installation company. We provide professional design and installation of all phases of landscaping.
Walnut Creek, CA, US 94596
15 miles from Castro Valley
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 
South San Francisco, CA, US 94080
19 miles from Castro Valley
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 
San Francisco, US 94107
18 miles from Castro Valley
A Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and equestrian properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pebble Beach,... Read More 
Walnut Creek, CA, US 94596
15 miles from Castro Valley
For over 30 years, we have been creating and constructing unique landscapes. For years Don Vivatson, together with Alder Group, have been raising the quality of life for their... Read More 
Berkeley, CA, US 94708
17 miles from Castro Valley
AFLA Landscape Design provides personal and custom residential landscape master planning design services reflecting a broad range of design styles throughout the larger Bay Area Read More 
Saratoga, CA, US 95070
30 miles from Castro Valley
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 
Greenbrae, CA, US 94904
31 miles from Castro Valley
My goal is to help my Clients achieve their dreams for their garden. I have become capable of taking the ideas of my clients and create a unique environment personally tailored to... Read More 
Portola Valley, CA, US 94028
24 miles from Castro Valley
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 
San Rafael, CA, US 94901
30 miles from Castro Valley
Pedersen Associates Landscape Architecture offers expertise in landscape architecture, site planning, and urban design in Northern California, Marin County and throughout the Bay... Read More 
San Anselmo, CA, US 94960
34 miles from Castro Valley
Landscape designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden designs that provide year-round beauty and appeal for residences in Marin County, CA and throughout the San... Read More 
Alamo, CA, US 94507
12 miles from Castro Valley
John Montgomery has been designing personalized environments for over 30 years. Clients hire JM-LA because of John's unique art, construction, and architectural background along... Read More 
Berkeley, CA, US 94710
17 miles from Castro Valley
I am a Landscape Designer and builder. We do projects that vary from residential to commercial, and modern to traditional. We focus on finely crafted projects built to last a... 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 Castro Valley, CA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Castro Valley, 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 Castro Valley, 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. 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 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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