26 Susan, VA 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 Virginia designer that’s familiar with the Susan, VA 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 
Eastville, VA, 23347
20 miles from Susan
Landscape design and build in the mid Atlantic and Hampton Roads Read More
Toano, VA, 23168
29 miles from Susan
Landscape Consultation, Design, and Installation. Designing creative, beautiful landscapes in the Williamsburg, Virginia area since 1993. My clients LOVE their yards....so can... Read More
WPL (757) 431-1041
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
38 miles from Susan
WPL has specialized in customized site design for over 50 years. We are a Certified Small Business (SWaM). With the addition of the landscape architecture division 13 years ago,... Read More
McDonald Garden Center and Landscapes (757) 722-7436 ext. 312
Hampton. Virginia Beach. Chesapeake, VA, 23661
24 miles from Susan
Family Owned and Locally Grown Since 1945. McDonald Garden Center provides a wide selection of high-quality products and landscape services to enhance and beautify homes and... Read More
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454
40 miles from Susan
landscape design and install Read More
Hertzler & George (757) 229-9668
Williamsburg, VA, 23187
24 miles from Susan
Hertzler & George is a design, build and maintenance firm in Williamsburg, Virginia dedicated to the development of extraordinary gardens and properties throughout the... Read More
Anderson's Landscapes (757) 599-3510
Newport News, VA, 23601
22 miles from Susan
Located inside Anderson's Home and Garden Showplace, our landscape department provides everything from the plan to the planting. Our skilled landscape architects can create the... Read More
Courtland, VA, 23837
50 miles from Susan
Landscape Design, Consultation and Job Planning Read More
MSDC (804) 815-4790
Gloucester, VA, 23061
14 miles from Susan
village garden design (757) 753-5271
Newport News, VA, 23601
22 miles from Susan
Landscape design and consultation Specializing in designs for the homeowner.....from foundation plantings to the whole yard. Plant specialists in deer resistant plants,... Read More
Poquoson, VA, 23662
16 miles from Susan
Design, installation, maintenance. Pavers, patios, fireplaces, outdoor ling, kitchens, pergolas, retaining walls Read More
Suffolk, VA, 23433
33 miles from Susan
Award winning custom landscape design and installation company. Read More
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
38 miles from Susan
Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying Read More
PattiDee's Garden (757) 735-1572
Onancock, VA, 23417
40 miles from Susan
Home gardens, cottage gardens Read More
Hampton, VA,
23 miles from Susan
Commercial and Residential Landscape Design 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 Susan, VA house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the Susan, VA 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 Susan, VA 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 Virginia 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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