641 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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 
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
29 miles from Fairfax
Joseph Huettl is a landscape architect and landscape contractor specializing in residential and small to medium scale commercial and institutional projects. Huettl Landscape... Read More
A Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and equestrian properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pebble Beach, Marin and Napa County.
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, 94019
36 miles from Fairfax
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More
SW Design (415) 488-5180
SW Design is distinguished by a strong commitment to design excellence and quality, sustainability, and a direct and friendly interaction with their clients.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
19 miles from Fairfax
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology. The resulting gardens are sculptural, visually stunning and... Read More
Our mission is to design places of great beauty that are stylistically diverse, functional and restorative, reflecting and preserving the unique historic, cultural and environmental characteristics.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
30 miles from Fairfax
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape Architecture as an artistic expression of the synthesis of man,... Read More
We are a design/build company specializing in landscape design and construction. We have served the Northern Bay Area for over 27 years.
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
4 miles from Fairfax
My goal is to help my Clients achieve their dreams for their garden. I have become capable of taking the ideas of my clients and create a unique environment personally tailored to... Read More
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984.
South San Francisco, CA, 94980
26 miles from Fairfax
Terra Ferma Landscapes was founded by Brian Koch in May 1994. We started as a small landscape construction company on the Peninsula and have grown into one of the Bay Area’s... Read More
TLC is a Licensed Landscape architectural and landscape contracting design build firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in custom residential landscapes.
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
1 mile from Fairfax
Awarding Winning Landscape Designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden designs that provide year-round beauty and appeal for residences in Marin County, CA and... Read More
We work closely with our clients from design through construction administration in order to create unique, quality, cost effective and sustainable landscape solutions.
mill valley, CA, 94941
7 miles from Fairfax
INTEGRATED DESIGN STUDIO (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together they bring innovative and creative solutions to enhance the outdoor... Read More
IDS is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together they bring innovative and creative solutions to enhance the outdoor living experience.
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
25 miles from Fairfax
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design & build groundbreaking landscapes throughout California and abroad. ... Read More
JVL Designs (415) 244-9902
John and his team bring years of experience and a broad array of skills to each project they undertake — from the most refined interior design work to expansive landscape design projects.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
19 miles from Fairfax
A Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and equestrian properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pebble Beach,... Read More
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
30 miles from Fairfax
For over 35 years, we have been creating and constructing unique landscapes. For years Don Vivatson of Alder Group, Pool and Landscape has been raising the quality of life for... Read More
Saratoga, CA, 95070
50 miles from Fairfax
Our mission at Casa Smith Designs is to help you create an indoor-outdoor home environment that refreshes you completely—body, mind and soul. We start with a design vision that... Read More
Avant Garden (415) 454-0667
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
1 mile from Fairfax
Galen Fultz has been designing landscapes in Northern California for 30 years and is the owner of Avant Garden, a Marin County landscape design company. He has been cited in... Read More
San Rafael, CA, 94901
5 miles from Fairfax
Pedersen Associates Landscape Architecture offers expertise in landscape architecture, site planning, and urban design in Northern California, Marin County and throughout the Bay... Read More
Alamo, CA, 94507
33 miles from Fairfax
John Montgomery has been designing personalized environments for over 30 years. Clients hire JM-LA because of John's unique art, construction, and architectural background along... 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 Fairfax, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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. 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 Fairfax, CA landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Fairfax, CA photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, San Rafael and Novato.
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