645 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 
Los Angeles, CA, 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
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
12 miles from Surfside
A boutique full service design firm specializing in professional and personal outdoor spaces. Each unique project reflects the warmth, personality and lifestyle of each client... Read More
Santa Monica, CA, 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, 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
June Scott Design (626) 441-0040
South Pasadena, CA, 91030
27 miles from Surfside
June Scott Design specializes in residential landscape design, creating comfortable spaces that are simple in structure yet rich in plant and material choices. Read More
Lost West (323) 258-8214
Los Angeles, CA, 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
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720
5 miles from Surfside
Graham Stanley & Associates is regularly involved in a variety of landscape design projects for public and private clientele. The company has provided Landscape Architecture and... Read More
Fullerton, CA, 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
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
29 miles from Surfside
As one of the “Five Best Landscape Designers in Los Angeles,” according to CBS New's "Latest Best in LA," we're a residential and commercial landscape design, contracting and... Read More
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
15 miles from Surfside
Mark Scott Associates has been creating exquisite and functional landscape architectural solutions for over 20 years. We are committed to creating the perfect outdoor environment... Read More
Shirley Bovshow (818) 914-5331
Woodland Hills, CA,
43 miles from Surfside
Shirley Bovshow is a nationally recognized garden designer and garden television host ("Garden Police" Discovery) based in Los Angeles. Hallmarks of Shirley's design work include... Read More
ZenArchitect.com (949) 235-4847
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
24 miles from Surfside
The commitment of Zen Architects is to provide comprehensive design services in a cost-effective, personal and responsible manner. Our method allows the ease of a "ZEN-simple... Read More
Dreamscapes (714) 996-8040
Yorba Linda, CA, 92886
22 miles from Surfside
Our goal at Dreamscapes is to create functional and unique spaces that allow clients to stretch the interior space into the outdoors. We feel that there is great potential and... Read More
Venice, CA, 90291
29 miles from Surfside
As a licensed Landscape Architect in Los Angeles, Jeremy Taylor Landscapes provides a full service design studio to our clients. We try to advocate the best value while working... Read More
Signal Hill, CA, 90755
8 miles from Surfside
We design and install cottage, vintage and recycled gardens using low water plants for the Los Angeles area. Whether the home is Spanish, Craftsmen or Bungalow we can design the... 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.

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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