265 West Mclean, 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 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 Virginia landscape designer that’s familiar with the West Mclean, VA 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 
Pristine Acres (703) 431-5059
Gainesville, VA, 20155
18 miles from West Mclean
Pristine Acres is committed to offering the highest-quality, most professional landscape design/installation services with the best customer service in the Washington DC Metro. As... Read More
We are an award winning company that designs, builds, installs & maintains outdoor spaces that let homeowners & their families enjoy them to the fullest. Arbors, decks, fireplaces & much more!
McLean VA 22101, VA, 22101
10 miles from West Mclean
Contemporary and Classic Landscape Architecture Katia Goffin Gardens aims to design brilliant harmonious outdoor spaces. A small boutique design and management practice with a... Read More
We offer a range of services including Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, Landscape Installation to the discerning residential client.
Haymarket, VA, 20169
20 miles from West Mclean
Since 1999, Land & Water Design has been working together with homeowners to develop truly unique and distinctive outdoor living spaces. We provide planning and design services... Read More
Geoscape, Inc. (703) 716-5660
For over 25 years, we have provided our clients with unique and creative landscapes, hardscapes and outdoor living space solutions.
Sterling, VA, 20166
15 miles from West Mclean
Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction is a high-end design/build firm comprised of Registered Landscape Architects, skilled craftsmen, and experienced landscape crewmen... Read More
An all inclusive landscape design and installation company for all aspects of outdoor living. Patios, decks, screened porches, retaining walls and grading, pergolas, arbors and fencing.
Cathy Carr, APLD (240) 381-8425
Silver Spring, MD, 20910
18 miles from West Mclean
Homeowners in the DC area who appreciate beauty, function, and the space where those two qualities meet: take note! My clients enjoy the beauty and comfort of their outdoor... Read More
We pride ourselves in designing unique landscapes that are a reflection of our clients desires and budgets. Projects range from outdoor kitchens, decks, fireplaces, construction to custom landscapes.
McLean, VA, 22102
9 miles from West Mclean
You've got a ton of personality. Does your yard? We take the time to learn the story of how you and your loved ones will live in your new outdoor space, and then we weave that... Read More
Washington, DC, 20003
17 miles from West Mclean
Moody Landscape Architecture is a design office located in Washington DC focused on landscape architecture, garden design, and ecological planning for private and public clients. ... Read More
Bealeton, VA, 22712
33 miles from West Mclean
In our firm the designer and the principal are the same. The company and the individual you deal with directly are the same. The advantage is consistent translation of your ideas... Read More
Magee Design (540) 687-5331
Middleburg, VA, 20117
26 miles from West Mclean
One of Washington DC's most experienced and recognized landscape designers in the use of native plants in the landscape. Custom residential or commercial design & install. Read More
Fairfax Station, VA, 22039
6 miles from West Mclean
We believe that we provide a customer experience unlike any other in our industry. We genuinely care for our clientele and their outdoor projects. We customize both short term... Read More
GardenWise (703) 243-5982
Arlington, VA, 22207
11 miles from West Mclean
Residential landscape design specializing in creating custom, unique residential gardens of all scales from Loft Roof Terraces to Estate Master Planning. Read More
Dulles South (just south of Dulles airpo, VA, 20105
20 miles from West Mclean
Holloway Company Inc. specializes in outdoor living projects. We provide complete design build services for our residential clients including all permits & HOA submissions. Our... Read More
Earth Graphics (571) 235-5647
chantilly, VA, 20151
10 miles from West Mclean
Earth Graphics is the premier landscape design company of Northern Virginia. With the combination of our mobile design studio, creative design group and state of the art... Read More
Fairfax, VA, 22031
3 miles from West Mclean
Colao & Peter Landscape Architecture and Construction is a full service landscape design/build firm that specializes in the design and installation of high-end residential... Read More
Haymarket VA, VA, 20169
20 miles from West Mclean
Advantage Landscaping is a full service company. We are a design build firm. Advantage Landscaping was founded in 2000. From 2000 to 2013 we have grown from a small landscape... 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 West Mclean, VA house. From there, he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs, including the West Mclean, VA 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 West Mclean, 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 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 Virginia 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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