86 Rutherford College, NC 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 North Carolina landscape designer that’s familiar with the Rutherford College, NC 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 
Matthews, NC, 28104
50 miles from Rutherford College
Sunmar Construction is a Professional Hardscape Contractor in Charlotte, NC. We specialize in outdoor living projects such as Swimming pools and spas, outdoor kitchens, outdoor... Read More
Charlotte, NC, 28209
50 miles from Rutherford College
Our philosophy is to create artful, functional and unique outdoor environments for our clients. My design style is centered around the theory of 'less is more'. A large part... Read More
Charlotte, NC, 28205
50 miles from Rutherford College
Bruce Clodfelter and Associates is a landscape architecture firm that has specialized in the design of unique gardens and landscapes since 1996. Each project is carefully... Read More
Charlotte, NC, 28210
50 miles from Rutherford College
I design and install custom gardens, unique to the site and the homeowner. I especially enjoy doing woodland and contemporary gardens, incorporating sculpture and ceramic pieces... Read More
Mooresville, NC, 28115
42 miles from Rutherford College
Winner of 2013 AIBD Gold Award for Outdoor Living/Landscape Jan's 30 years experience in the industry,extensive plant knowledge and her innate artistic talent combine to bring... Read More
groundworks studio (704) 375-2785
Charlotte, NC, 28205
50 miles from Rutherford College
Groundworks studio is a small, award-winning landscape architecture + urban design firm located in the dynamic and historic urban neighborhood of Plaza-Midwood in Charlotte. We... Read More
Solow Design Group (704) 906-1967
Charlotte, NC, 28205
50 miles from Rutherford College
Established in 1983, Solow Design Group specializes in fine landscape planning and garden design, as well as project management. Ric's reputation for design excellence and high... Read More
Charlotte, NC, 28208
50 miles from Rutherford College
Established in 2002, Myron Greer Garden Design has quickly become synonymous with superior garden design and outdoor construction in Charlotte, NC. We are a full-service Landscape... Read More
Charlotte, NC, 28205
50 miles from Rutherford College
SCLA creates outdoor spaces to "delight the eyes and refresh the spirit." Studio Cleary's projects include finely-detailed courtyards, landscapes, and estates for clients often... Read More
Peaceful Ponds (704) 643-6456
Charlotte, NC, 28210
50 miles from Rutherford College
At Peaceful Ponds, we’re passionate about the way of life that caters to custom water features and all that encompasses such as serenity, tranquility and appreciation for nature... Read More
Fort Mill, SC, 29708
50 miles from Rutherford College
Our landscape design and consultation division works closely with clients to translate their vision into a creative, cost-effective and well-suited design. The process begins with... Read More
Charlotte, NC, 28205
50 miles from Rutherford College
Edward Davis is a landscape architect who is also an artist. Custom residential garden designs and renovations are his specialties. Davis creates a garden with personality... Read More
Southern Greenscapes (803) 230-4949
Fort MIll, SC, 29708
50 miles from Rutherford College
Outdoor Living Design & Construction Read More
Charlotte, NC, 28207
50 miles from Rutherford College
Today’s lives are packed with events, hustle and bustle leaving so many people depleted. At Ambiance Garden Design we look to assist people with the ability to reincorporate the... Read More
Fort Mill, SC, 29708
50 miles from Rutherford College
Complete design & build of high-end landscapes 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 Rutherford College, NC house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Rutherford College, NC 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 Rutherford College, NC 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 North Carolina 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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