42 South Portland, 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 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 Maine landscape designer that’s familiar with the South Portland, ME 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 
Newmarket, NH, 03857
50 miles from South Portland
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, 03908
40 miles from South Portland
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, 04096
12 miles from South Portland
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, 03907
33 miles from South Portland
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, 04105
7 miles from South Portland
Dedicated to making life beautiful, simply! Creative, passionate & professional gardening services. Read More
PORTLAND, ME, 04103
4 miles from South Portland
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, 04101
1 mile from South Portland
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
Newmarket, NH, 03857
50 miles from South Portland
PROFILE Ironwood design group is a well-respected landscape architectural design practice with offices in Newmarket, New Hampshire and Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The firm was founded... Read More
Anderson Landscaping (207) 829-3989
North Yarmouth, ME, 04097
14 miles from South Portland
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, 03903
45 miles from South Portland
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, 03801
49 miles from South Portland
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
Buxton, ME, 04093
15 miles from South Portland
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, 04046
21 miles from South Portland
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
ExteriorBliss (603) 502-0862
Portsmouth, NH, 03801
49 miles from South Portland
Enhancing outdoor life through planting design, walks + driveways, terraces, walls + steps, pools, pergolas + fences, lighting, fire + water features. Read More
The Coastal Landscape (207) 529-2365
Bremen, ME, 04574
50 miles from South Portland
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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 South Portland, ME house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the South Portland, ME 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 South Portland, 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 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 Maine 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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