533 Nicasio, 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 Nicasio, 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 
San Rafael, CA, 94901
13 miles from Nicasio
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
Portola Valley, CA, 94028
50 miles from Nicasio
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
Avant Garden (415) 454-0667
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
9 miles from Nicasio
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 Francisco, CA, 94110
27 miles from Nicasio
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
South San Francisco, CA, 94980
33 miles from Nicasio
Terra Ferma Landscapes provides our clients with imaginative and distinguished landscape architectural design, elite landscape craftsmanship, and time-tested horticultural... Read More
San Rafael, CA, 94903
7 miles from Nicasio
TLC is a Licensed Landscape architectural and landscape contracting design build firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in custom residential landscapes. TLC... Read More
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
15 miles from Nicasio
SCHWARTZ AND ASSOCIATES is a landscape architecture, planning, and project management firm. Our practice encompasses an extensive range of project types from large-scale... Read More
Oakland, CA, 94618
30 miles from Nicasio
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
Berkeley, CA, 94710
26 miles from Nicasio
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
37 miles from Nicasio
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
Derviss Design (415) 892-3121
Novato, CA, 94945
8 miles from Nicasio
Landscape design that imbues inspiration and excites emotion in the beholder. We collaborate closely with our clients and craftsmen to design and build environmental experiences... Read More
Alamo, CA, 94507
40 miles from Nicasio
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
15 miles from Nicasio
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
Sonoma, CA, 95476
20 miles from Nicasio
Rollin Design is a multidisciplinary, award winning landscape design and architecture firm, recognized for expertly planned, detailed, and managed work. Our passion for simple... Read More
Yard Art (925) 234-3153
Danville, CA, 94526
44 miles from Nicasio
We are distributors of custom fabricated products for residential, hospitality, corporate, and government projects. There is a standard line of unique designs, as well as building... 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 Nicasio, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Nicasio, 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 Nicasio, 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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