335 Downers Grove, IL 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 Illinois landscape designer that’s familiar with the Downers Grove, IL 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 
Glencoe,Winnetka,Wilmette,Lake Forest,IL, IL, 60022
26 miles from Downers Grove
Each design that we conceive is a unique, artistic response to the individuality of your home and your desires. We specialize in designing beautifully balanced and well planned... Read More
At Western DuPage Landscaping we work closely with our clients to develop goals, objectives and a plan to fulfill their landscape needs.
Bolingbrook, IL, 60440
9 miles from Downers Grove
By taking the time to understand what’s most important to each client, Hursthouse is able to create extraordinary outdoor environments that both reflect and enhance people’s lives... Read More
Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. is a full service landscape architecture and design firm specializing in "The Art of Fine Gardening."
Lemont, IL, 60439
8 miles from Downers Grove
Whatever you have in mind, our devoted landscape architects and designers have the talent, experience and passion to create it just how you envision. For over 25 years, our... Read More
Grant & Power Landscaping has over 30 years of experience designing and installing award-winning artistic landscapes and fabulous outdoor getaways in Chicago and surrounding suburbs.
Chicago, IL, 60436
24 miles from Downers Grove
K&D Landscape provides solution-driven landscape design for our clients. Our work includes a diverse portfolio of traditional and contemporary landscapes throughout Chicagoland... Read More
Small's Landscaping is a Multi-Award winning design/build custom landscape company. We specialize in unusual and unique plants and materials.
Milieu Design (847) 465-1160
Barrington, Wheeling, Wauconda, IL, 60090
23 miles from Downers Grove
Best of Houzz! Award winning Landscape Design Firm. We help our clients celebrate life through the creation and care of their natural outdoor Milieu. Established in 1987,... Read More
Blanford Design (224) 778-5317
Blanford Design specializes in creating landscapes worth framing. We develop masterplans for your property and guide you through the construction and implementation of your landscape.
Oak Brook, IL, 60523
4 miles from Downers Grove
VizX Design Studios LLC is the preferred 3D Outdoor Living & Home Improvement Design Firm. Our design Studio will work with you in order to realize a rich, innovative, enticing... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60642
20 miles from Downers Grove
Chicago Roof Deck & Garden is a full service outdoor design/build firm serving the Chicago area with over 30 years of value enhancing perspective. We design to fit our client's... Read More
Vernon Hills, IL, 60061
30 miles from Downers Grove
To Chicagoland homeowners, we are the partner that creates the beautiful landscape of your dreams and enables the lifestyle you want. To our colleagues in the industry, we are... Read More
Van Zelst Inc (847) 623-3580
Wadsworth, IL, 60083
45 miles from Downers Grove
Meet the award-winning landscape architects at Van Zelst. For over 30 years, Van Zelst has provided complete design, installation and maintenance services throughout Chicago's... Read More
Chicago, IL, 60642
20 miles from Downers Grove
Chicago Specialty Gardens (CSG) is a full-service urban garden design/build firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. We are specialists in the design, construction and... Read More
Blanford Design (224) 778-5317
Mundelein, IL, 60060
32 miles from Downers Grove
Blanford Design specializes in creating landscapes worth framing.We develop masterplans for your property and guide you through the construction and implementation of your... Read More
Premier Service (630) 321-9530
Lemont, IL, 60439
8 miles from Downers Grove
Premier is a Design/Build Landscape company focusing on the high-end residential market in the greater Chicagoland area. Mission: Premier operates on a daily basis for the... Read More
Naperville, IL, 60565
8 miles from Downers Grove
JR's Creative Landscaping of Naperville has been creating breathtaking outdoor living solutions for Chicagoland's high-end homes since 1984. Whether you want an elegant pergola,... Read More
Chesterton, IN, 46304
50 miles from Downers Grove
Awarded the Best of Houzz 2014 ! Our team of registered Landscape Architects average over 35 years of experience. Read More
Highland Park, IL, 60035
28 miles from Downers Grove
The Garden Consultants, Inc. is dedicated to the design, installation and maintenance of exceptional landscapes that enrich the lives of our clients. As landscape architects... 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 Downers Grove, IL house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Downers Grove, IL 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 Downers Grove, IL 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 Illinois 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. 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 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?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Downers Grove, IL landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Downers Grove, IL photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Chicago, Aurora, Naperville, Cicero and Schaumburg.
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