545 Surfside, 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 Surfside, 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 
encinitas, CA, US 92024
50 miles from Surfside
Debora Carl Landscape Design was founded in 2000 with a mission of designing outdoor living spaces appropriate to California's Mediterranean climate, utilizing distinctive... Read More 
Encinitas, CA, US 92023
50 miles from Surfside
Design Build Landscape architecture and construction. Registered Landscape architect no. 2604 Licensed Landscape Contractor/Builder C-27484988 Rob@thedesignbuildcompany.com Read More 
Newport Beach, CA, US 92663
12 miles from Surfside
Studio H Landscape Architecture brings its passion for creative design solutions, innovative design details and quality execution to make sure each of its projects exceeds the... Read More 
Santa Monica, CA, US 90403
32 miles from Surfside
Ecocentrix was founded on the fundamental premise that - the quality of the experience and function of landscapes is achieved by understanding inherently "what is" and "what is... Read More 
EasyTurf 866-EASYTURF
Vista, CA, US 92081
50 miles from Surfside
The artificial turf that stands up to real life! EasyTurf is the premier leader in artificial turf and synthetic grass. Presently, FieldTurf leads the synthetic grass industry... Read More 
Newport Beach, CA, US 92660
15 miles from Surfside
We specialize in creating Exquisite Outdoor Environments for homeowners with discriminating taste and who appreciate creative and unique designs that are crafted as their own... Read More 
Costa Mesa, CA, US 92627
12 miles from Surfside
A well-designed garden is a source of peace and inspiration; a joyful refuge from the hurried demands of everyday life. This is the inspiration behind Lee Ann Marienthal Gardens... Read More 
Encinitas, CA, US 92024
50 miles from Surfside
Award winning landscape designs. Modern, minimalist, contemporary, mid-century modern, or Japanese influence. Read More 
Fullerton, CA, US 92833
13 miles from Surfside
Kathryn Rue is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of California, CLA #3933, with over 30 years experience in ornamental horticulture, landscape installations, and custom... Read More 
Los Angeles, CA, US 90014
24 miles from Surfside
Have you ever longed for a tranquil urban oasis that you can call your own? Jason Lee Design Studio, Inc. (JLDS), a full service Landscape Architecture firm, strives to capture... Read More 
Urban Oasis (323) 905-4965
Los Angeles, CA, US 90064
30 miles from Surfside
My goal is to transform your outdoor space into an inspirational sanctuary. Urban Oasis is a full-service professional landscape design and installation firm. I will take your... Read More 
Santa Monica, CA, US 90409-5579
31 miles from Surfside
The Landscape you envision becomes a reality with inspired original design. In an era where one is confronted with a world that is constantly in flux we offer the opposite -... Read More 
Pasadena, CA, US 91105
29 miles from Surfside
Announcement: We are currently booked and will not be taking on any additional projects until May 2014. We are still available for consultations and look forward to meeting you... Read More 
Lost West (323) 258-8214
Los Angeles, CA, US 90041
30 miles from Surfside
For over 25 years LOST WEST has provided landscape architecture and landscape construction services of the highest quality to a multitude of clients throughout southern California... Read More 
Fullerton, CA, US 92833
13 miles from Surfside
xeristyle | exterior | design provides customized landscape services & maintenance as well as design & consultation in orange, los angeles, riverside and san diego counties with... 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 Surfside, CA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Surfside, 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 Surfside, 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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