74 Durham, NC 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 North Carolina landscape designer that’s familiar with the Durham, NC 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 
VanHorn Design (919) 594-8290
Raleigh, NC, 27617
11 miles from Durham
VanHorn Design is a unique, professional, and innovative landscape design company. With years of education and experience, VanHorn Design will work with you to envision an outdoor... Read More
Shannon Hathaway (919) 387-1830
Cary, NC, 27519
13 miles from Durham
I am a residential landscape designer and owner of Green Heron Landscaping, Inc. Read More
Garden Supply Co. (919) 460-7747
Cary, NC, 27513
15 miles from Durham
Landscape designer for Garden Supply Co. Read More
Liggett Design Group (919) 833-0303
Raleigh, NC, 27608
20 miles from Durham
Liggett Design Group is a landscape architecture studio that seeks to design site solutions balanced in practical, unique and contemporary expressions of the built landscape. The... Read More
NC
23 miles from Durham
Welcome to the outdoor living industry. Whether you are looking for patio space and outdoor grill island or wanting to cozy up with an outdoor wood burning fireplace, COVIS is the... Read More
Raleigh, NC, 27623
21 miles from Durham
Residential & small business landscape design and contracting. Read More
Bright Leaf Landscaping (919) 475-1015
Durham, NC, 27705
We are a residential & commercial landscape design and installation firm serving Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. Read More
Old North State Landscape (919) 384-1800
Durham, NC, 27715
Landscape designer and full installation company. Read More
Raleigh, NC
22 miles from Durham
Green Roots Environmental Design is a forward thinking firm bringing a sustainable, innovative, and holistic approach to crafting productive and engaging environments. Our... Read More
Raleigh, NC
22 miles from Durham
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Durham, NC, 27517
Landscape, Lawn Care & Weed Feed Read More
Tributary (919) 403-1311
Durham, 27707
Landscape Architecture, Design and Build Read More
27701
1 mile from Durham
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HabitatStudioLA (919) 601-7997
Cary, NC, 27519
13 miles from Durham
Habitat Studio Landscape Architecture offers residential and commercial design for clients seeking to incorporate more than just pretty plants into their surroundings. The... Read More
Creative LivingScapes (919) 619-5919
Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
10 miles from Durham
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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 Durham, NC house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Durham, NC 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 Durham, NC 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 North Carolina 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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