643 Los Altos, 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 Los Altos, 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
40 miles from Los Altos
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
Full service landscape architectural office specializing in the fine art of residential landscape design and installation.
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, 94019
20 miles from Los Altos
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More
Unlimited Outdoor Kitchen (650) 279-6506
We are a local company who is proud to serve our community with quality products and superior customer service.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
31 miles from Los Altos
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
For over two decades, California Horticulture Landscape Construction has been responsible for some of Northern California’s most distinguished and innovative landscape projects.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
37 miles from Los Altos
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
With 19 years of experience as a licensed CA Landscape Architect & Contractor, Elements Landscape excels at designing environments noted for quality, and commitment to exceeding client expectations.
Saratoga, CA, 95070
10 miles from Los Altos
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
Rhadiante Van de Voorde's award winning work has been showcased at the 2001, 2002, and 2003 San Francisco Flower and Garden shows.
South San Francisco, CA, 94980
25 miles from Los Altos
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
Live year-round in a space that blends indoors & out. We can help you create an outdoor destination that is a graceful extension of your home. Featured on HGTV's Rate My Space.
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
26 miles from Los Altos
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
We provide creative residential and commercial landscape design and consultation.
Portola Valley, CA, 94028
6 miles from Los Altos
I am an organic gardening consultant and edible landscape designer working in the San Francisco Bay Area. My primary focus is on raised bed organic vegetable gardens and edible... Read More
San Francisco, CA, 94107
31 miles from Los Altos
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
37 miles from Los Altos
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
Gilroy, CA, 95020
40 miles from Los Altos
Landscape Architecture firm, specializing in Northern California drought tolerant landscapes for residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Read More
Alamo, CA, 94507
33 miles from Los Altos
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
mill valley, CA, 94941
43 miles from Los Altos
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
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
46 miles from Los Altos
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
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
49 miles from Los Altos
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
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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 Los Altos, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Los Altos, 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 Los Altos, 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?

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