436 Vista, 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 landscape architects design with living plants and building materials, and they always keep in mind future growth, maintenance and overall visual appeal. Landscape architecture is very regional, so look for a California landscape designer that’s familiar with the Vista, CA climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services that will help you create your dream garden. More 
Singing Gardens (858) 860-6642
San Diego, CA, 92129
18 miles from Vista
Singing Gardens is an award-winning landscape design and consulting firm serving San Diego California and surrounding areas. We specialize in creating custom outdoor spaces with... Read More
San Marcos, CA, 92078
7 miles from Vista
Landscape Designer in the North County San Diego area. Susanna's designs have been featured in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, as well as other publications. She was awarded... Read More
Carlsbad, CA, 92011
8 miles from Vista
The Hamilton Design Group is experienced in a wide variety of project types and sizes, we have the ability to ensure thoughtful landscape design solutions that are unique and... Read More
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
50 miles from Vista
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
San Diego, CA, 92101
34 miles from Vista
ENVIRONS landscape architecture specializes in creating stunning personalized landscapes and outdoor spaces that will increase your property value and reduce your water... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92019
35 miles from Vista
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape Architecture as an artistic expression of the synthesis of man,... Read More
San Diego, 92130
17 miles from Vista
Landscape Design Professional with more than 22 years of experience. My goal for each project is to create a unique design that addresses the homeowners requests and preferences... Read More
Garden Studio (949) 673-5450
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
47 miles from Vista
We specialize in residential landscape design and construction. Read More
Aliso Viejo, CA, 92656
38 miles from Vista
Welcome to the Morton Design Group! We are a full service exterior design firm specializing in three dimensional landscape design for both the homeowner and business... Read More
San Diego, CA, 92116
32 miles from Vista
Sage Outdoor Designs is a residential landscape design firm serving San Diego County. The Principal, Kate Wiseman, MLA, has won numerous awards for her landscape designs and been... Read More
Dreamscapes (714) 996-8040
Yorba Linda, CA, 92886
50 miles from Vista
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
Fullerton, CA, 92833
50 miles from Vista
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
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
47 miles from Vista
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
Jean Marsh Design (951) 736-8941
Corona, CA, 92882
50 miles from Vista
Jean Marsh is a Horticulturalist & Landscape Designer with over 25 years experience, specializing in water-wise landscape design. She is also an active workshop leader and public... Read More
Escondido, CA, 92027
12 miles from Vista
An award-winning outdoor living specialist in custom residential Garden & Landscape design, Nick Martin can turn an ordinary landscape into something truly wonderful. With... Read More
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What is a landscape architect?


The work of this outdoor professional includes most everything surrounding a home's exterior. A landscaping architect can even work with the home architect to choose the right spot for your Vista, CA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the Vista, CA climate and activities that will take place, as well as layouts and planting plans. Landscape architects will also design any structures or outbuildings that will be added to the space. Any grading changes that will be added to the yard are also the responsibility of the 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?


A landscaping designer generally will have ecological, aesthetic and technical training, which helps them maximize the potential of your outdoor space. Keeping in mind both style and functionality, garden 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 Vista, 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 the planning portion, while some may deliver the plans and then oversee a hired landscaping contractor. Others — typically following a design-build approach — take care of both the design and all aspects of the landscape architecture and construction.

Before you hire a California professional landscaper, consider the scope and emphasis of your outdoor 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 prospective landscapers:


  • 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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