221 Seattle, WA 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 Washington landscape designer that’s familiar with the Seattle, WA 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 
Exteriorscapes llc (206) 783-1852
Seattle, WA, 98133
MISSION: Connecting people with nature through passion and sustainability Exteriorscapes offers a full range of professional landscape design, construction, maintenance, and... Read More
Coupeville, WA, 98239
46 miles from Seattle
Root Design & Landscape providing landscape design and services for homeowners and others with discerning taste. Educated in project management, interior and exterior design,... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98109
Bill Noland is a west coast native and has been landscaping for nearly thirty years. Noland Landscape Design is an award winning licensed retail nursery, plant broker and design... Read More
Snohomish, WA, 98290
24 miles from Seattle
Sublime Garden Design is passionate about designing and creating beautiful and sustainable outdoor living spaces. Just as holistic medicine treats the mind, body, and soul, we... Read More
Studio AB (206) 271-9489
Seattle, WA, 98107
Studio AB is small independently owned and operated design-build firm with a unique integrated art-centric approach to garden making that focuses on the client's lifestyle. We... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98109
The Watershed Company is a landscape architecture firm in Kirkland, WA. We specialize in ecological shoreline designs that incorporate native, drought-tolerant and... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98103
Big Picture Landscapes offers landscape design and fine gardening. Read More
Seattle, WA, 98119
Full service licensed landscape architect specializing in residential gardens, shorelines, ecological restoration, native and drought tolerant plants. We are fun to work with,... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98155
Washburn Gardens, LLC will help you with: Garden Design Garden Consultation and/or Coaching Read More
Scot Eckley Inc (206) 526-1926
Seattle, WA
Scot Eckley Inc. enjoys challenges big and small. We provide award-winning landscape design, construction, renovation and gardening services. We are flexible, easy to talk to and... Read More
Tukwila, WA, 98168
9 miles from Seattle
Lifestyle Landscapes is a custom residential design/build firm located in Seattle. Our landscape designers and our installation team create beautiful outdoor spaces that are... Read More
Seattle, WA, 98177
Residential landscape design Read More
Seattle, WA
Landscape architectural services for residential projects. Read More
Seattle, WA, 98109
Garden design, construction, and project management. Read More
Spring Greenworks (206) 769-8392
Bellevue, WA, 98004
6 miles from Seattle
Landscape Design, Installation, Container design, Courtyards, Patios, Water features, Sustainable Landscapes, Coaching 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 Seattle, WA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Seattle, WA 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 Seattle, WA 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 Washington 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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