149 Elko, MN 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 architects work with living plants as well as building materials, so they are designing for future growth and maintenance as well as the present. Landscape architecture is also very regional, so you want to find a Minnesota designer that’s familiar with the Elko, MN climate and plants that do well there. Start here to find out more about hiring a landscape designer to help with your landscape construction. More 
Southview Design (651) 455-8238
Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55077
22 miles from Elko
Southview Design is a landscaping contractor with a hard-earned reputation for excellence in landscape design, construction, and service in Minneapolis, St. Paul, the Twin Cities... Read More
Independence, MN, 55359
33 miles from Elko
Peterson Masonry Design is a Full Service Masonry and Landscape Company serving the greater Twin Cities area. From design through masterfully crafted works of art we set the... Read More
Windsor Companies (651) 482-0205
St Paul / Minneapolis, MN, 55109
35 miles from Elko
Making connections between indoors and outdoors leads to great design opportunities for enhancing your quality of life. Our services include landscape architecture design,... Read More
urban oasis (612) 799-3934
Minneapolis, MN, 55406
27 miles from Elko
Urban Oasis designs inspired, enduring gardens. Read More
Mendota Heights, MN, 55118
26 miles from Elko
Creating attractive landscapes that evoke the joy and beauty of nature. Read More
EnergyScapes (612) 821-9797
Saint Paul, MN, 55104
29 miles from Elko
Since 1989 EnergyScapes has designed, installed, and maintained landscapes using sustainable practices that benefit people, wildlife, and the environment. We specialize in using... Read More
Minnetonka, MN, 55345
26 miles from Elko
Providing sustainable residential landscape designs utilizing regional native plants. Landscape consulting and stewardship guidance including invasive species removal... Read More
Trio Landscaping (612) 296-5646
Minneapolis, MN, 55407
27 miles from Elko
Consultation . Design . Project Management Outdoor Living, concept to completion With Trio Landscaping we don't expect you to know what to ask for in your landscape, just that... Read More
Edina, MN, 55439
22 miles from Elko
C. Johnson Landscape Design Group is a full service design+build+manage company located in Edina MN. We are focused solely on delivering the best customer experience from the... Read More
Cologne, MN, 55322
27 miles from Elko
Creating naturally inspired environments. Read More
Terra Forma Design (952) 224-5000
Bloomington, MN, 55431
20 miles from Elko
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Long Lake, MN, 55356
33 miles from Elko
From a simple perennial garden to an elaborate backyard retreat, Outdoor Excapes is committed to providing you with inspired design, respectful craftsmanship and uncompromising... Read More
Minneapolis, MN, 55418
32 miles from Elko
Based in Minneapolis, MN, biota is an award-winning landscape design and build firm that works on residential and commercial projects. Our mission is to create innovative designs... Read More
Edina, MN, 55439
22 miles from Elko
Since 1971, JLM has helped people like you transform ordinary properties into priceless ambiance, and a lifetime of value. Imagine a natural stone patio nestled around a cozy... Read More
Mickman Brothers (763) 434-3346
Ham Lake, MN, 55304
47 miles from Elko
Founded in 1975 by John S. and Chris Mickman, Mickman Brothers is an industry leading provider of green goods and services via five service groups: Landscape & Landscape... Read More
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What Is a Landscape Architect?


The work of this professional can pretty much be summarized to include everything that is not related to the house structure itself. The landscape architect can even work with the architect to choose the right spot for your Elko, MN house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Elko, MN climate and the activities that will be performed in the yard, as well as designs and planting plans. They will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the landscape. Any grading changes that will be added to the landscape are also the responsibility of the landscape 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?


Landscape designers generally have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, landscape 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 Elko, MN 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 landscape planning, some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscape contractor, and others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape construction.

Before you hire a Minnesota landscape professional, consider the scope and emphasis of your landscape architecture 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 a prospective landscape architect or designer:


  • 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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