585 Foster City, 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 Foster City, 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 
Berkeley, CA, 94708
24 miles from Foster City
AFLA Landscape Design provides personal and custom residential landscape master planning design services reflecting a broad range of design styles throughout the larger Bay Area Read More
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
31 miles from Foster City
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
South San Francisco, CA, 94980
11 miles from Foster City
Terra Ferma Landscapes provides our clients with imaginative and distinguished landscape architectural design, elite landscape craftsmanship, and time-tested horticultural... Read More
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
34 miles from Foster City
Landscape designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden designs that provide year-round beauty and appeal for residences in Marin County, CA and throughout the San... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94110
16 miles from Foster City
After working together at a design/build firm in San Francisco, Laura and Jude collaborated on an award winning garden at the 1999 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. In... Read More
San Rafael, CA, 94901
32 miles from Foster City
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
Belmont, CA, 94002
4 miles from Foster City
Kristen Rudger brings expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to every project she designs, from simple garden borders to elaborate outdoor entertainment spaces, every design is... Read More
Oakland, CA, 94618
20 miles from Foster City
At Inside Out Design, we strive to bring our combined fields of knowledge to the table to tailor your environment to best fit you, your property and your budget. We realize that... Read More
Burlingame, CA, 94010
6 miles from Foster City
Our work is rooted at the intersection of art, architecture, and landscape. We design exterior architectural spaces that encourage exploration, invite curiosity, and evoke a sense... Read More
Willow Glen Design (408) 803-0440
San Jose, CA, 95125
28 miles from Foster City
At Willow Glen Design we strive to create beautiful, affordable landscapes. Whether your desire is to have a backyard retreat, a low maintenance front yard, or to simply get ideas... Read More
Berkeley, CA, 94710
22 miles from Foster City
I am a Landscape Designer and builder. We do projects that vary from residential to commercial, and modern to traditional. We focus on finely crafted projects built to last a... Read More
Legacy Landscape (925) 933-4452
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
27 miles from Foster City
John and Marty have the combined experience and knowledge to see your project through from start to finish whether it is a new landscape, renovation, or dedicated project.... Read More
Avant Garden (415) 454-0667
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
34 miles from Foster City
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
Alamo, CA, 94507
25 miles from Foster City
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
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
38 miles from Foster City
I am a landscape designer living in Santa Cruz, California. I have been designing residential gardens and exterior spaces throughout the Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco... 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 Foster City, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Foster City, 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 Foster City, 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.

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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