84 North Amherst, 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 North Amherst, 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 
Ludlow,, MA, 01056
17 miles from North Amherst
Landscape design, build and maintain company. Read More
Gardens of Delight (413) 230-7722
Northampton, MA, 01060
8 miles from North Amherst
residential ecological landscape design Read More
Kent, NY, 06757
50 miles from North Amherst
Designing and installing gardens in the Hudson Valley, the Berkshires, New York City and Connecticut since 1987, our emphasis is on landscaping that enhances the site, the house,... Read More
Sterling, MA, 01564
39 miles from North Amherst
Full Service Landscape contractor in business 21 years. We pride ourselves on providing peace of mind while we create and care for your properties! There are many landscape... Read More
Stillman Landscape (774) 234-7663
Sterling, MA, 01564
39 miles from North Amherst
Landscape Design & Installation specialist.Custom landscape design is about transforming your yard into a unique outdoor living experience designed to perfectly fit your lifestyle... Read More
Lenox, MA, 01240
38 miles from North Amherst
The mission of Greylock Design Associates is to incorporate physical, environmental and horticultural sciences into the design of outdoor space to create both practical and... Read More
Rutland Nurseries, Inc. (800) 540-5678
Rutland, MA, 01543
30 miles from North Amherst
Rutland Nurseries is a premier landscape design and construction firm located in Massachusetts. An award winning full service residential and commercial landscaping company since... Read More
Leominster, MA, 01453
41 miles from North Amherst
Katie Moss, a native of Southern California, began her career working in her garden as a form of meditation. Before she knew it, neighbors and passersby seeking their own... Read More
Flower Power Landscaping (978) 424-7112
Leominster, MA, 01453
41 miles from North Amherst
Independent landscape designer Read More
Bilowz Associates Inc. (978) 422-5040
Sterling, MA, 01564
39 miles from North Amherst
Award winning landscape architectural design firm creating designs with harmony and balance. Bilowz Associates Inc. consults on a wide array of landscape projects for private... Read More
Illumascape Lighting, LLC (413) 592-3078
South Hadley, MA, 01075
13 miles from North Amherst
Illumascape specializes in the design and installation of low voltage architectural landscape lighting for showcasing your home and property. Our goal in lighting is to display... Read More
Simsbury, CT, 06070
40 miles from North Amherst
Blue Heron Landscape Design provides sustainable landscape and garden design, and installation services to residential clients in Connecticut's Hartford County and surrounding... Read More
Cynthia Dodd (860) 978-9345
West Hartford, CT, 06117
45 miles from North Amherst
Cynthia Dodd is a horticultural designer and the principal of Plantscapes, now in its 30th year. Her firm specializes in creating unique residential gardens, award-winning... Read More
coventry, RI, 02816
50 miles from North Amherst
Our services include but not limited to: opening, maintaining, closing ponds, designs, repairs, renovations of cement and lined ponds and foundations, new pond & fountain... Read More
Tapestry Gardens (603) 562-7731
Greenfield, NH, 03047
50 miles from North Amherst
Garden design and maintenance. 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 North Amherst, MA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the North Amherst, 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 North Amherst, 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.

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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