186 Forestdale, MA 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 Massachusetts designer that’s familiar with the Forestdale, MA 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 
Boston, US 02127
50 miles from Forestdale
At Nilsen Landscape Design, we are committed to encouraging outdoor living. We believe that access to nature can have a restorative impact on health and well being; and that a... Read More 
duxbury gardeners (781) 934-6430
The Gardeners is one of the South Shore’s most respected full service Landscape Contracting firms.
Centerville, MA, US 02632
8 miles from Forestdale
Practicing landscape designer on Cape Cod for over 24yrs. Extensive experience in project management and scheduling all phases of development. Capable of mitigation with local... Read More 
a Blade of Grass (508) 358-4500
Wayland, MA, US 01778
50 miles from Forestdale
Featured in such publications as House & Garden and The Boston Globe, a Blade of Grass has earned a reputation for lending a fresh perspective to landscape design. We offer a wide... Read More 
Cohasset, MA, US 02025
42 miles from Forestdale
Amy Martin Landscape Design offers a highly imaginative approach to creating stunning outdoor living spaces. Through Amy's unique process of understanding your style and goals,... Read More 
Boston, MA, US 02113
50 miles from Forestdale
Clients have more options and solid recommendations to improve their property when working with DBLA. David makes the design, permitting, and construction process clear and... Read More 
Wayland, MA, US 01778
50 miles from Forestdale
We are a boutique landscape architectural firm focusing on residential and hospitality design although all project types are welcome Read More 
Sunflower Designs (401) 525-0634
Bristol, RI, US 02809
40 miles from Forestdale
Based in Bristol, Rhode Island, Sunflower Designs works to create beautiful, functional outdoor spaces that reflect who we are and how we live. We work closely with homeowners... Read More 
Sudbury, MA, US 01776
50 miles from Forestdale
Sudbury Design Group has long been recognized as one of the leading landscape architectural firms in the region, working with discerning residential and commercial clients in the... Read More 
duxbury gardeners (781) 934-6430
kingston, MA, US 02364
25 miles from Forestdale
landscape design/ build specializing in swimming pool designs and outdoor living turn key landscape services Read More 
Jamestown, RI, US 02835-1542
47 miles from Forestdale
Full service landscape design, ecological site planning and horticulture for residential, commercial and municipal clients. Consulting and graphics services for architectural... Read More 
Hingham, MA, US 02043
42 miles from Forestdale
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Providence, RI, US 02906
48 miles from Forestdale
Bradford Associates is a small landscape architecture firm committed to good design, providing design solutions to meet our clients' needs, responding to the specific... Read More 
Cambridge, MA, US 02139
50 miles from Forestdale
At Jean Brooks Landscapes, we provide the three most important components to a vital and memorable landscape: a carefully conceived and thoughtful design, a meticulously... Read More 
Sandwich, MA, US 02563
1 mile from Forestdale
Enchanted Gardens (508) 494-8768
Holliston, MA, US 01746
50 miles from Forestdale
Enchanted Gardens is a Holliston-based landscape design/build firm that creates unique and personal gardens for clients in Metrowest Boston. With our extensive knowledge and... 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 Forestdale, MA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Forestdale, MA 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 Forestdale, MA 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 Massachusetts 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. 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 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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