171 Clay, 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 Clay, 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 
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
50 miles from Clay
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
Sacramento, CA, 95819
22 miles from Clay
We provide custom award-winning landscape design and architecture featuring a problem solving approach. We design unique and functional outdoor environments including hard scape... Read More
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
50 miles from Clay
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
sacramento, CA, 95864
22 miles from Clay
Gary Kernick and Change of Seasons have created memorable gardens throughout the Sacramento region for over 20 years. Each custom garden is tailored to the preferences of the... Read More
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
50 miles from Clay
For over 35 years, we have been creating and constructing unique landscapes. For years Don Vivatson of Alder Group, Pool and Landscape has been raising the quality of life for... Read More
Alamo, CA, 94507
50 miles from Clay
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
Modesto, CA, 95353
49 miles from Clay
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
Legacy Landscape (925) 933-4452
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
50 miles from Clay
John and Marty have the combined experience and knowledge to see your project through from start to finish whether it is a new landscape, renovation, or dedicated project.... Read More
Yard Art (925) 234-3153
Danville, CA, 94526
50 miles from Clay
We are distributors of custom fabricated products for residential, hospitality, corporate, and government projects. There is a standard line of unique designs, as well as building... Read More
Concord, CA, 94518
50 miles from Clay
Works with Residential Clients to develop ecologically responsible gardens for outdoor living and enjoyment. Read More
San Ramon, CA, 94583
50 miles from Clay
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.... Read More
Oakdale, CA, 95361
43 miles from Clay
Monica Perrone, Monica Perrone Landscape Architecture: Monica Perrone is a sole-practitioner landscape architect with twenty-five years of industry professionalism. She has... Read More
Outdoor Republic (925) 766-6965
Pleasanton, CA, 94588
50 miles from Clay
Extraordinary Landscape Designs for discerning clients looking to recreate an authentic resort experience with their own property. Outdoor Republic's approach to design is to... Read More
Pleasanton, CA, 94566
50 miles from Clay
Our firm speacializes in Residential Landscape Architecture."Renovations make up most of our design work. This is great because marrying the best of what is existing with fresh... Read More
Sacramento, CA, 95831
23 miles from Clay
Landscape and Outdoor Environment Designer, Irrigation Auditor, Sacramento River Friendly Green Gardener 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 Clay, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Clay, 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 Clay, 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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