67 South Sarasota, FL 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 Florida designer that’s familiar with the South Sarasota, FL 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 
Sarasota, FL, US 34233
4 miles from South Sarasota
Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. is a landscape architecture studio in Sarasota, Florida, established in 1981. Through a passion for pure design and personal relationships with architects,... Read More 
Sarasota, FL, US 34236
3 miles from South Sarasota
Celebrating 15 years! Founded in 1999 by Landscape Architect David Young, DWY has enjoyed commissions ranging from modern waterfront estates to healing gardens and beachfront... Read More 
Sarasota, FL, US 34236
3 miles from South Sarasota
Located in downtown Sarasota, Florida BORDEN Landscape Architecture is a locally engaged landscape design firm that prides itself with client interaction and satisfaction. The... Read More 
Sarasota, FL, US 34232
5 miles from South Sarasota
Landscape Design and Project Management Read More 
Landscape-Fusion (813) 399-3634
Tampa, FL, US 33611
42 miles from South Sarasota
Landscape Fusion is a full service landscape company providing quality, landscape design/build services to a wide array of clientele. We specialize in providing personal attention... Read More 
Bradenton, FL, US 34205
15 miles from South Sarasota
Jeff Gilchrist Landscaping has been creating exquisite, custom residential landscaping for more than 15 years. From xeriscape to contemporary gardens to our specialty, lush, loose... Read More 
Sarasota, FL, US 34234
6 miles from South Sarasota
Grant's Gardens, Inc. is a fine landscape gardening company, established in 2000. Through a passion for landscape design coupled with a keen interest in horticulture and... Read More 
Venice, FL, US 34292
17 miles from South Sarasota
Founded in 1990, ArtisTree specializes in landscape design/installation and planned community/commercial maintenance. We are a privately held company serving Sarasota, Manatee and... Read More 
Grants Gardens (941) 343-9396
Sarasota, FL, US 34234
6 miles from South Sarasota
Grant's Gardens, Inc. is a fine landscape gardening company, established in 2000. Through a passion for landscape design coupled with a keen interest in horticulture and... Read More 
Schatz Landscape Design (813) 908-8580
Tampa, FL, US 33613-1706
46 miles from South Sarasota
We're a small landscape design firm that provides the construction drawings for all types of outdoor living projects. Other services are project management and horticultural... Read More 
Connery Design, LLC (978) 501-0134
Sarasota, FL, US 34233
4 miles from South Sarasota
Specializing in hardscape design with focus on pool and other outdoor relaxation and entertainment areas, and entry ways. Either new construction or redesign of existing spaces.... Read More 
St. Petersburg, FL, US 33704
36 miles from South Sarasota
We create and install a visually pleasing, yet practical, outdoor living space in beautiful West Central Florida. FDL brings more attention to detail with a higher desire to... Read More 
David Conner + Associates (813) 258-1997
Tampa, FL, US 33602
47 miles from South Sarasota
David Conner + Associates is a Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban/Environmental Design Firm. From our beginning in 1997, we have been working to create beautiful and... Read More 
Cape Coral, FL, US 33909
50 miles from South Sarasota
For nearly 20 years Tri County Landscape has been focusing on providing quality workmanship. Education and experience drive our company to the forefront in landscape designs and... Read More 
Tampa, FL, US 33602
47 miles from South Sarasota
rain gardens and biofiltration; urban redevelopment; community and schoolyard gardens; garden design and management of residential, non-profit and civic projects 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 Sarasota, FL house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the South Sarasota, FL 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 Sarasota, FL 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 Florida 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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