14 Merrill, MI 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 Michigan landscape designer that’s familiar with the Merrill, MI 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 
Clarkston, MI, 48348
50 miles from Merrill
Lowrie’s Landscape of Clarkston is Southeast Michigan’s premier residential and commercial landscape company. Whether you’re planning a new landscape or renovating an existing... Read More
East Lansing, MI,
48 miles from Merrill
Licensed Landscape Architect Read More
Outdoor Living, Inc. (517) 484-0230
Lansing, MI, 48910
50 miles from Merrill
Registered Landscape Architect and President, Tim Has over 35 years of experience in the Green Industry. This helps to insure landscape plans are both functional as well as... Read More
Garpiel Landscaping, LLC (877) 797-4749
Saginaw, MI, 48603
16 miles from Merrill
Garpiel Landscaping is a design, build and maintenance firm that has been providing outstanding landscaping, lawn care and snow removal services to the Great Lakes Bay Region of... Read More
Designscapes, Inc (989) 798-6477
Saginaw, MI, 48638
17 miles from Merrill
Landscape Architecture and Project Management Read More
Reder Landscaping (989) 835-8260
Midland, MI, 48642
18 miles from Merrill
Reder Landscaping is a full service landscape company providing residential & commercial services: landscape design & construction, hardscaping, landscape lighting, ponds and... Read More
Okemos, MI,
48 miles from Merrill
Lansing, MI, 48910
50 miles from Merrill
Karen Meissnest (248) 625-9100
clarkston, MI, 48348
50 miles from Merrill
Clarkston, MI, 48346
50 miles from Merrill
GARDEN SHOP (989) 777-7000
MI, 48601
21 miles from Merrill
MI, 48867
30 miles from Merrill
BUNDSCHUH LANDSCAPE CTR (810) 743-6941
MI, 48519
47 miles from Merrill
UNIVERSAL DESIGNS (517) 627-0363
MI, 48837
50 miles from Merrill
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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 Merrill, MI house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Merrill, MI 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 Merrill, MI 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 Michigan 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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