453 San Marcos, 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 Marcos, 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 
encinitas, CA, 92024
9 miles from San Marcos
Debora Carl Landscape Design was founded in 2000 with a mission of designing outdoor living spaces appropriate to California's Mediterranean climate, utilizing distinctive... Read More
Our landscape designers have over 25 years of experience in the industry, providing eco-friendly and aesthetically valuable landscapes and hardscapes to residents all over the county.
Encinitas, CA, 92023
11 miles from San Marcos
Design Build Landscape architecture and construction. Registered Landscape architect no. 2604 Licensed Landscape Contractor/Builder C-27484988 Rob@thedesignbuildcompany.com Read More
INSTALL-IT-DIRECT (858) 925-3000
INSTALL-IT-DIRECT specializes in the installation of Pavers for your Driveway, Patio, Pool Deck, or Walkway. We also specialize in Synthetic Turf, Retaining Walls, Fire Pits, & much more.
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
50 miles from San Marcos
Studio H Landscape Architecture brings its passion for creative design solutions, innovative design details and quality execution to make sure each of its projects exceeds the... Read More
What sets Kimberly apart is the ability to successfully translate her clients’ wants and wishes into an outdoor environment that has consistently exceeded all of their expectations.
EasyTurf 86632798873
Vista, CA, 92081
5 miles from San Marcos
The artificial turf that stands up to real life! EasyTurf is the premier leader in artificial turf and synthetic grass. Presently, FieldTurf leads the synthetic grass industry... Read More
Urban Landscape (949) 328-7226
Founded in 1986 as an owner operated, landscape contracting firm, Urban Landscape is helping homeowners to redefine the meaning of outdoor living.
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
50 miles from San Marcos
We specialize in creating Exquisite Outdoor Environments for homeowners with discriminating taste and who appreciate creative and unique designs that are crafted as their own... Read More
We are landscape designers in San Diego. From pavers to pools, our all-star team of in-house designers, architects and builders can manage your remodel from concept to completion.
Encinitas, CA, 92024
9 miles from San Marcos
Award winning landscape designs. Modern, minimalist, contemporary, mid-century modern, or Japanese influence. Read More
An award-winning outdoor living specialist in custom residential Garden & Landscape design, Nick Martin can turn an ordinary landscape into something truly wonderful.
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
50 miles from San Marcos
A well-designed garden is a source of peace and inspiration; a joyful refuge from the hurried demands of everyday life. This is the inspiration behind Lee Ann Marienthal Gardens... Read More
Promised path provides full custom landscape services in the San Diego county area, from pavers, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, water features, to stonework and landscape lighting.
San Marcos, CA, 92078
Landscape Designer in the North County San Diego area. Susanna's designs have been featured in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, as well as other publications. She was awarded... Read More
Landscape Architecture design studio with 45 years experience between the two principals. Most of the completed work is in Orange, San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.
San Diego, CA, 92103
28 miles from San Marcos
Carson Douglas Landscape Architecture is a firm dedicated to creating imaginative, functional, and attractive landscapes that elicit lasting responses and are intrinsic to the... Read More
Singing Gardens (858) 860-6642
San Diego, CA, 92129
13 miles from San Marcos
Singing Gardens is an award-winning landscape design and consulting firm serving San Diego California and surrounding areas. We specialize in creating custom outdoor spaces with... Read More
Encinitas, CA, 92024
9 miles from San Marcos
Falling Waters Landscape is a full service landscape design and construction company in Coastal Encinitas in North County San Diego. We also offer ongoing maintenance to our local... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92116
27 miles from San Marcos
Sage Outdoor Designs is a residential landscape design firm serving San Diego County. The Principal, Kate Wiseman, MLA, has won numerous awards for her landscape designs and been... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92019
30 miles from San Marcos
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
Garden Studio (949) 673-5450
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
50 miles from San Marcos
We specialize in residential landscape design and construction management. Read More
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
50 miles from San Marcos
A boutique full service design firm specializing in professional and personal outdoor spaces. Each unique project reflects the warmth, personality and lifestyle of each client... 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 San Marcos, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the San Marcos, 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 Marcos, 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. 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?

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