188 Decatur, GA 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 Georgia landscape designer that’s familiar with the Decatur, GA 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 
Marietta, GA, 30062
19 miles from Decatur
Charles' background and philosophy combine to create a very unique approach to landscape design and client relations. A Charles Hodges Garden is a unique and seamless integration... Read More
For over 21 years, Personal Touch Lawn Care has been providing exceptional landscaping services to residential and commercial customers throughout the Atlanta metro area.
Woodstock, GA, 30189
30 miles from Decatur
Award winning landscaper designs and installs great outdoor living spaces for residential clients. We design and install pools, decks, pavilions, water features, sod, seasonal... Read More
Outdoor Makeover (404) 587-5656
Atlanta, GA, 30319
7 miles from Decatur
Outdoor Makeover, a 47-time award winning company, prides itself on providing comprehensive outdoor solutions. Our services include landscape design and outdoor construction from... Read More
Atlanta, GA, 30340
9 miles from Decatur
Landscape architecture design/build, Garden Design. Landscapes to be "experienced", not just viewed from afar. Outdoor living, wildlife habitats, organic edibles, xeriscaping,... Read More
King Landscaping (678) 262-7117
Atlanta, GA, 30341
8 miles from Decatur
Eric King has been creating award-winning gardens in metro Atlanta for decades. These amazing outdoor rooms blur the line between inside and outside. One of his strengths is... Read More
Atlanta, GA, 30305
7 miles from Decatur
Land Plus Associates is an award winning landscape architectural design firm with an emphasis on fine residential design. Commissions include work throughout the Eastern US and... Read More
Atlanta, GA, 30342
9 miles from Decatur
URBAN AGRICULTURE, INC. provides planning and design services for incorporating food production in multi-family housing, subdivision, institutional, civic, and mixed use... Read More
Suwanee, 30024
25 miles from Decatur
Custom Design/Build Landscape firm specializing in residential landscape remakes. 5x winner "Best of Gwinnett" - we do landscapes, hardscapes, irrigation systems, drainage... Read More
Atlanta, GA, 30318
9 miles from Decatur
CORE Landscape Group is a design-driven landscape firm. Our goal is to create timeless spaces; whether the desired result is traditional, contemporary, formal, casual, grand or... Read More
Atlanta, GA
6 miles from Decatur
Garden design and build firm Read More
Atlanta, GA, 30341
8 miles from Decatur
Full service Landscape Architect, Design/Build firm offering services ranging from site work, grading, plantings, drainage, irrigation and lighting to hardscapes that include... Read More
Hampton, GA, 30228
26 miles from Decatur
Classic Landscapes, Inc. designs and builds outdoor environments for discriminating clients in South Atlanta and beyond. Classic's leadership team has been providing design/build... Read More
Atlanta, GA, 30309
6 miles from Decatur
Howard Design Studio is a landscape architecture firm based in Atlanta, Georgia known for its Classic Garden Designs. The firm's work has been published in many magazines and... Read More
Roswell, GA, 30076
18 miles from Decatur
Award winning landscape design firm located in Roswell, GA - specializing in beautiful landscapes that reflect your individual personality! From contemporary to natural, our... Read More
Atlanta or Cashiers NC, GA, 30305
7 miles from Decatur
1. Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan, in business since 1973 are America's Landscape Alchemists, and licensed landscape architects. Creating beautiful, relaxing havens across the world... 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 Decatur, GA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Decatur, GA 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 Decatur, GA 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 Georgia 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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