675 Costa Mesa, 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 Costa Mesa, 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 
Urban Oasis (323) 905-4965
Los Angeles, CA, 90064
40 miles from Costa Mesa
My goal is to transform your outdoor space into an inspirational sanctuary. Urban Oasis is a full-service professional landscape design and installation firm. I will take your... Read More
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
4 miles from Costa Mesa
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
Los Angeles, CA, 90014
34 miles from Costa Mesa
Have you ever longed for a tranquil urban oasis that you can call your own? Jason Lee Design Studio, Inc. (JLDS), a full service Landscape Architecture firm, strives to capture... Read More
Santa Monica, CA, 90409-5579
42 miles from Costa Mesa
The Landscape you envision becomes a reality with inspired original design. In an era where one is confronted with a world that is constantly in flux we offer the opposite -... Read More
Pasadena, CA, 91105
37 miles from Costa Mesa
Announcement: We are currently booked and will not be taking on any additional projects until May 2014. We are still available for consultations and look forward to meeting you... Read More
June Scott Design (626) 441-0040
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
36 miles from Costa Mesa
June Scott Design specializes in residential landscape design, creating comfortable spaces that are simple in structure yet rich in plant and material choices. Read More
Singing Gardens (858) 860-6642
San Diego, CA, 92129
50 miles from Costa Mesa
Singing Gardens is an award-winning landscape design and consulting firm serving San Diego California and surrounding areas. We specialize in creating custom outdoor spaces with... Read More
Garden Studio (949) 673-5450
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
4 miles from Costa Mesa
We specialize in residential landscape design and construction. Read More
Lost West (323) 258-8214
Los Angeles, CA, 90041
38 miles from Costa Mesa
For over 25 years LOST WEST has provided landscape architecture and landscape construction services of the highest quality to a multitude of clients throughout southern California... Read More
Fullerton, CA, 92833
17 miles from Costa Mesa
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
ZenArchitect.com (949) 235-4847
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
14 miles from Costa Mesa
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
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
39 miles from Costa Mesa
As one of the “Five Best Landscape Designers in Los Angeles,” according to CBS New's "Latest Best in LA," we're a residential and commercial landscape design, contracting and... Read More
costa mesa, CA, 92627
1 mile from Costa Mesa
Since 1995, Molly Wood Garden Design has been creating award-winning outdoor spaces. Based in Costa Mesa, CA, our boutique firm has completed over 500 landscape design projects... Read More
Shirley Bovshow (818) 914-5331
Woodland Hills, CA,
50 miles from Costa Mesa
Shirley Bovshow is a nationally recognized garden designer and garden television host ("Garden Police" Discovery) based in Los Angeles. Hallmarks of Shirley's design work include... Read More
Dreamscapes (714) 996-8040
Yorba Linda, CA, 92886
20 miles from Costa Mesa
Our goal at Dreamscapes is to create functional and unique spaces that allow clients to stretch the interior space into the outdoors. We feel that there is great potential and... 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 Costa Mesa, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Costa Mesa, 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 Costa Mesa, 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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