603 San Carlos, 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 San Carlos, 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 
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
33 miles from San Carlos
Joseph Huettl is a landscape architect and landscape contractor specializing in residential and small to medium scale commercial and institutional projects. Huettl Landscape... Read More
Louis Devereux Landscapes is a full service Landscape company operating in the San Francisco Bay area since 1995. Call today for a free consultation or quote!
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, 94019
11 miles from San Carlos
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for Bay Area clients from Hillsborough to Carmel.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
30 miles from San Carlos
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape Architecture as an artistic expression of the synthesis of man,... Read More
Kristen Rudger brings expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to every project she designs, from simple garden borders to elaborate outdoor spaces, every design is uniquely and thoughtfully executed.
San Francisco, CA, 94107
20 miles from San Carlos
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology. The resulting gardens are sculptural, visually stunning and... Read More
With 19 years of experience as a licensed CA Landscape Architect & Contractor, Elements Landscape excels at designing environments noted for quality, and commitment to exceeding client expectations.
South San Francisco, CA, 94980
13 miles from San Carlos
Terra Ferma Landscapes provides our clients with imaginative and distinguished landscape architectural design, elite landscape craftsmanship, and time-tested horticultural... Read More
South San Francisco, CA, 94080
14 miles from San Carlos
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design & build groundbreaking landscapes throughout California and abroad. ... Read More
mill valley, CA, 94941
31 miles from San Carlos
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
San Francisco, CA, 94107
20 miles from San Carlos
A Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and equestrian properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pebble Beach,... Read More
Saratoga, CA, 95070
21 miles from San Carlos
Our mission at Casa Smith Designs is to help you create an indoor-outdoor home environment that refreshes you completely—body, mind and soul. We start with a design vision that... Read More
Gilroy, CA, 95020
50 miles from San Carlos
Landscape Architecture firm, specializing in Northern California drought tolerant landscapes for residential and commercial projects of all sizes. Read More
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
30 miles from San Carlos
For over 30 years, we have been creating and constructing unique landscapes. For years Don Vivatson of Alder Group, Pool and Landscape has been raising the quality of life for... Read More
Portola Valley, CA, 94028
10 miles from San Carlos
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
Alamo, CA, 94507
28 miles from San Carlos
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
Berkeley, CA, 94708
27 miles from San Carlos
AFLA Landscape Design provides personal and custom residential landscape master planning design services reflecting a broad range of design styles throughout the larger Bay Area Read More
Greenbrae, CA, 94904
34 miles from San Carlos
My goal is to help my Clients achieve their dreams for their garden. I have become capable of taking the ideas of my clients and create a unique environment personally tailored to... Read More
List your business here for free - Learn More

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 San Carlos, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the San Carlos, 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 San Carlos, 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?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to San Carlos, CA landscape architects and designers. You can also look through San Carlos, CA photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo.
Professional Categories in San Carlos
San Carlos Residential Contractors · San Carlos Architect & Contractors · San Carlos Interior Decorators · San Carlos Home Designers · San Carlos Kitchen Designers · San Carlos Kitchen & Bath Remodelers · San Carlos House Builders · San Carlos Landscapers · San Carlos Licensed Landscape Contractors · San Carlos Tile Studios · San Carlos Cabinets & Cabinetry · San Carlos Furniture Makers · San Carlos Carpet Installer · San Carlos Residential Paint And Wall Coverings · San Carlos Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures · San Carlos Pool Suppliers · San Carlos Carpenters · San Carlos Doors · San Carlos Garage Doors · San Carlos Custom Closet Designers · more... · San Carlos Lighting · San Carlos Window Treatments · San Carlos Windows · San Carlos Design Photographers · San Carlos Roofing & Gutters · San Carlos Siding & Exterior Contractors · San Carlos Muralist · San Carlos Appliance Distributors · San Carlos Bed Linens · San Carlos Hardware Supplies · San Carlos Carpenters · San Carlos Driveways & Paving · San Carlos Electrical Contractors · San Carlos Environmental Services & Restoration · San Carlos Fencing & Gates · San Carlos Custom Hearth · San Carlos Nursery · San Carlos HVAC Contractors · San Carlos Sound System Design & Installation · San Carlos Residential Stagers · San Carlos Ironwork · San Carlos Nursery Designers · San Carlos Cabinetry · San Carlos Lawn & Sprinklers · San Carlos Publishers · San Carlos Outdoor Audio/Visual · San Carlos Outdoor Play Systems · San Carlos Plumbing Contractors · San Carlos Rubbish Removal · San Carlos Septic Tanks and Systems · San Carlos Solar Energy Contractors · San Carlos Sport Courts · San Carlos Staircases · San Carlos Stone, Pavers & Concrete · San Carlos Tree Services · San Carlos Real Estate Agents · San Carlos Upholstery · San Carlos Wine Cellars

Professional Metro Areas

Find Professional Listings By Name
A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z · Other · Pros By State
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™