46 Portland, 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 Portland, 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 
Byron Center, MI, 49315
42 miles from Portland
Pro-Mow installs cost effective quality underground sprinkler systems and provides excellent lawn care and landscaping services for Grand Rapids homes and businesses. See our... Read More
Grand Rapids, MI, 49435
50 miles from Portland
Rose Landscape Services strives to bring value and satisfaction to every landscape we get the pleasure to work on. Landscapers in Grand Rapids MI since 1998, we offer complete... Read More
Legend Services Inc. (616) 677-3305
Marne, MI, 49435
50 miles from Portland
For over 22 years, Legend Services, Inc. of Marne, MI has been delivering professional quality design, installation, and maintenance for all phases of landscaping. You may create... Read More
Kalamazoo, MI, 49009
50 miles from Portland
The Naylor Landscape Management team is dedicated to providing its clients with the best service! Each week the entire team meets to learn about specific job procedures, people... Read More
Cathy Warner (616) 698-6910
Grand Rapids, MI, 49316
32 miles from Portland
Harder and Warner Landscaping is a full service landscape design and landscaping installation company serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Read More
Absolute Landscaping (989) 695-6000
Saginaw, MI, 48603
50 miles from Portland
Absolute Landscaping is a locally owned company that has been serving the tri-cities for over 20 years and because of numerous referrals, I am please to tell you we are continuing... Read More
TWIN LAKES NURSERY INC (616) 949-5230
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, 49525
37 miles from Portland
Twin Lakes Nursery is a full service landscape design build, contracting, and maintenance company serving the Grand Rapids and West Michigan area. The team at Twin Lakes Nursery... Read More
DesignScapes (616) 669-8004
Hudsonville, MI, 49426
50 miles from Portland
I am a licensed Landscape Architect and work with Architects, Civil Engineers, Home Builders and Home Owners. Read More
Hudsonville, MI, 49426
50 miles from Portland
Gritters Landscape Management has been in business in West Michigan for over 15 years. We take pride in the fact that through the years, we have maintained a local company that... Read More
Landscape Designworks (269) 216-4969
Plainwell, MI, 49080
46 miles from Portland
In 1997, Troy Stefl saw that there was a need for for the thorough design and installation of functional, aesthetically pleasing landscapes in the West Michigan market. Landscape... Read More
Outdoor Living, Inc. (517) 484-0230
Lansing, MI, 48910
22 miles from Portland
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
East Lansing, MI
24 miles from Portland
Licensed Landscape Architect Read More
Rooks Landscaping (616) 897-4287
Ada, MI, 49301
30 miles from Portland
Stout Creek Landscapes (616) 774-8812
Belmont, MI, 49306
37 miles from Portland
Landscape Design - Installation - Maintenance Since 1987 Read More
Lansing, MI, 48910
22 miles from Portland
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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 Portland, MI house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Portland, 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 Portland, 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. 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 Portland, MI landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Portland, MI photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in Lansing, Waverly, Ionia, Lake Odessa and Wacousta.
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