44 Scarborough, ME 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 architects work with living plants as well as building materials, so they are designing for future growth and maintenance as well as the present. Landscape architecture is also very regional, so you want to find a Maine designer that’s familiar with the Scarborough, ME climate and plants that do well there. Start here to find out more about hiring a landscape designer to help with your landscape construction. More 
Newmarket, NH, US 03857
48 miles from Scarborough
Woodburn & Company's goal is the production of thoughtful, innovative designs that reflect a deep respect for the desires of the client balanced with a thorough understanding of... Read More
South Berwick, ME, US 03908
34 miles from Scarborough
At Charles Hugo Landscape Design we go beyond transforming the outdoors within the traditional boundaries of the landscape designer and extend into additions, porches and other... Read More
Larkspur Design (207) 227-8641
Yarmouth, ME, US 04096
18 miles from Scarborough
A landscape design firm that is committed to creating artistic and ecologically rich gardens that resonate with the architecture, history and spirit of each site. Read More
Ogunquit, ME, US 03907
27 miles from Scarborough
Thomas Lynch Design, Inc. works closely with clients to create imaginative and inspired landscapes. From urban courtyards and rooftops to large coastal gardens, each design offers... Read More
Finishing Touches (207) 329-3364
Falmouth, ME, US 04105
12 miles from Scarborough
Dedicated to making life beautiful, simply! Creative, passionate & professional gardening services. Read More
PORTLAND, ME, US 04103
8 miles from Scarborough
Soren deNiord Design Studio (SDDS) is a professional landscape design firm located in Portland, Maine. With over 10 years of experience we’ve worked on a range of project types... Read More
Ann Kearsley Design (207) 756-8899
Portland, ME, US 04101
7 miles from Scarborough
Ann Kearsley Design is a landscape architecture and urban design firm with offices in Portland, ME and Cambridge, MA. We specialize in sustainable, ecologically based landscape... Read More
Anderson Landscaping (207) 829-3989
North Yarmouth, ME, US 04097
19 miles from Scarborough
Anderson Landscaping, in North Yarmouth, Maine, is a landscape construction company offering complete residential and commercial services. We have been in business for over 25... Read More
Eliot, ME, US 03903
39 miles from Scarborough
Since 1984 JNL, Inc., has worked with clients designing building and maintaining commercial and residential landscapes. Jacquelyn Nooney, founder and lead designer built her... Read More
Portsmouth, NH, US 03801
43 miles from Scarborough
When design matters. terra firma landscape architecture has been established in Portsmouth, NH and serving the Seacoast New Hampshire, Maine, and southern New England since... Read More
Lewiston, ME, US 04240
37 miles from Scarborough
An experienced landscape designer specializing in perennial gardens. We can create outdoor spaces using plants and outdoor garden fixtures, trellis, bird bath, sculptures fountain... Read More
Buxton, ME, US 04093
12 miles from Scarborough
Imaginative, naturalistic, earth-centric landscape designs are Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes’ company trademarks. Spiritually-attuned to the earth and the people who inhabit it,... Read More
CL DESIGN & LANDSCAPE LLC (207) 475-7870
Kennebunkport, ME, US 04046
15 miles from Scarborough
The driving philosophy of our company is to create environmentally responsible landscapes which enhance the human interaction while in harmony with the natural environment. Our... Read More
Ironwood design group (603) 772-0590
Newmarket, NH, US 03857
48 miles from Scarborough
PROFILE Ironwood design group is a well-respected landscape architectural design practice. It was founded on the belief that extraordinary environments have the ability to... Read More
ExteriorBliss (603) 502-0862
Portsmouth, NH, US 03801
43 miles from Scarborough
Enhancing outdoor life through planting design, walks + driveways, terraces, walls + steps, pools, pergolas + fences, lighting, fire + water features. Read More
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What Is a Landscape Architect?


The work of this professional can pretty much be summarized to include everything that is not related to the house structure itself. The landscape architect can even work with the architect to choose the right spot for your Scarborough, ME house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Scarborough, ME climate and the activities that will be performed in the yard, as well as designs and planting plans. They will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the landscape. Any grading changes that will be added to the landscape are also the responsibility of the landscape 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?


Landscape designers generally have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, landscape 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 Scarborough, ME 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 landscape planning, some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscape contractor, and others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape construction.

Before you hire a Maine landscape professional, consider the scope and emphasis of your landscape architecture 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 a prospective landscape architect or designer:


  • 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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