7 Palisade, CO 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 Colorado landscape designer that’s familiar with the Palisade, CO 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 
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Garden Scentsations (970) 255-1312
Grand Junction, 81507
16 miles from Palisade
Garden Designer and Coach, lavender farm consultant Read More
At Tallgrass, our mission is to bring our clients vision to life by seeking to truly understand our clients’ needs and expectations for their outdoor environment before we undertake any project.
Aaron Jerad Designs (720) 432-5437
Crawford, CO, 81415
49 miles from Palisade
My business is to design and consult for projects and people that want to be more sustainable, efficient and productive. I have a degree in fine arts and am a self-taught graphic... Read More
Rgs Designs (970) 856-6077
Cedaredge, CO, 81413
27 miles from Palisade
Rick G Spalenka, Principal licensed landscape architect of RgsDesigns LLC has been designing landscapes for over 30 years. Rick graduated from the University of Wisconsin -... Read More
Dwyer Greens & Flowers (970) 984-0967
New Castle, CO, 81647
50 miles from Palisade
Celebrating 17 years in business, we have built our reputation on our high-quality plants, exceptional service, and traffic-stopping gardens. We have over 14,000 square feet of... Read More
3cycle Studio (720) 212-7741
Paonia, CO, 81428
44 miles from Palisade
3cycle Studio is a design build company concentrating on Landscape, Architecture and small scale manufacturing. We are located in Paonia, CO. and serve the North Fork and Roaring... Read More
Grand Designs, Inc. (970) 257-7718
Grand Junction, CO, 81507-8758
12 miles from Palisade
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8 miles from Palisade
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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 Palisade, CO house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Palisade, CO 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 Palisade, CO 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 Colorado 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?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Palisade, CO landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Palisade, CO photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Grand Junction, Clifton, Fruita, Redlands and Fruitvale.
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