503 South San Francisco, 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 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 California designer that’s familiar with the South San Francisco, CA 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 
South San Francisco, CA, US 94980
Terra Ferma Landscapes provides our clients with imaginative and distinguished landscape architectural design, elite landscape craftsmanship, and time-tested horticultural... Read More 
San Rafael, CA, US 94901
23 miles from South San Francisco
Pedersen Associates Landscape Architecture offers expertise in landscape architecture, site planning, and urban design in Northern California, Marin County and throughout the Bay... Read More 
Portola Valley, CA, US 94028
23 miles from South San Francisco
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 
San Anselmo, CA, US 94960
25 miles from South San Francisco
Landscape designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden designs that provide year-round beauty and appeal for residences in Marin County, CA and throughout the San... Read More 
Berkeley, CA, US 94710
17 miles from South San Francisco
I am a Landscape Designer and builder. We do projects that vary from residential to commercial, and modern to traditional. We focus on finely crafted projects built to last a... Read More 
Avant Garden (415) 454-0667
San Anselmo, CA, US 94960
25 miles from South San Francisco
Galen Fultz has been designing landscapes in Northern California for 30 years and is the owner of Avant Garden, a Marin County landscape design company. He has been cited in... Read More 
Burlingame, CA, US 94010
7 miles from South San Francisco
Our work is rooted at the intersection of art, architecture, and landscape. We design exterior architectural spaces that encourage exploration, invite curiosity, and evoke a sense... Read More 
San Jose, CA, US 95125
38 miles from South San Francisco
At Willow Glen Design we strive to create beautiful, affordable landscapes. Whether your desire is to have a backyard retreat, a low maintenance front yard, or to simply get ideas... Read More 
Alamo, CA, US 94507
26 miles from South San Francisco
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 
Santa Cruz, CA, US 95060
46 miles from South San Francisco
I am a landscape designer living in Santa Cruz, California. I have been designing residential gardens and exterior spaces throughout the Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco... Read More 
Legacy Landscape (925) 933-4452
Walnut Creek, CA, US 94596
26 miles from South San Francisco
Landscape Design Build Since 1980 Read More 
San Francisco, CA, US 94111
10 miles from South San Francisco
Our mission is to design places of great beauty that are stylistically diverse, functional and restorative, reflecting and preserving the unique historic, cultural and... Read More 
Boxleaf Design (914) 629-6986
San Francisco, US 94123
11 miles from South San Francisco
Boxleaf Design provides landscape design solutions for high-end residential and small commercial projects. We work with our clients to create custom spaces, designed specifically... Read More 
San Francisco, CA, US 94110
7 miles from South San Francisco
San Francisco and surrounding area environmental design offering outdoor and landscape design, build and care and interior design. Read More 
San Francisco, CA, US 94110
7 miles from South San Francisco
After working together at a design/build firm in San Francisco, Laura and Jude collaborated on an award winning garden at the 1999 San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. In... 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 South San Francisco, CA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the South San Francisco, CA 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 South San Francisco, 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 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 California 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. 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 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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