157 San Diego 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 designer that’s familiar with the San Diego Metro Area 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
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 
Award-winning Japanese garden design. Traditional and contemporary design and koi pond design by Kohei Owatari.
Encinitas, CA, US 92023
Design Build Landscape architecture and construction. Registered Landscape architect no. 2604 Licensed Landscape Contractor/Builder C-27484988 Rob@thedesignbuildcompany.com Read More 
Urban Landscape (949) 328-7226
Founded in 1986 as an owner operated, landscape contracting firm, Urban Landscape is helping homeowners to redefine the meaning of outdoor living.
EasyTurf 866-EASYTURF
Vista, CA, US 92081
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 
Mooch Exterior Designs is a locally owned and operated design-build firm serving North Park and surrounding areas of San Diego, specializing in period-specific designs.
Encinitas, CA, US 92024
Award winning landscape designs. Modern, minimalist, contemporary, mid-century modern, or Japanese influence. Read More 
An award-winning outdoor living specialist in custom residential Garden & Landscape design, Nick Martin can turn an ordinary landscape into something truly wonderful.
San Diego, CA, US 92103
Carson Douglas Landscape Architecture is a firm dedicated to creating imaginative, functional, and attractive landscapes that elicit lasting responses and are intrinsic to the... Read More 
Promised path provides full custom landscape services in the San Diego county area, from pavers, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, water features, to stonework and landscape lighting.
San Diego, CA, US 92129
Better Landscape and Gardens is an award-winning landscape design and consulting firm serving San Diego California and surrounding areas. We specialize in creating custom outdoor... Read More 
We are a landscape design build firm that works closely with our clients to provide design solutions that are creative, aesthetically inspiring, and in-tune with the diverse ecology of the area.
San Diego, CA, US 92101
ENVIRONS landscape architecture specializes in creating stunning personalized landscapes and outdoor spaces that will increase your property value and reduce your water... Read More 
INSTALL-IT-DIRECT (858) 925-3000
INSTALL-IT-DIRECT specializes in the installation of Pavers for your Driveway, Patio, Pool Deck, or Walkway. We also specialize in Synthetic Turf, Retaining Walls, Fire Pits, & much more.
San Diego, CA, US 92019
Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Read More 
What sets Kimberly apart is the ability to successfully translate her clients’ wants and wishes into an outdoor environment that has consistently exceeded all of their expectations.
San Diego, US 92130
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 
Landscape Architecture design studio with 45 years experience between the two principals. Most of the completed work is in Orange, San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles counties.
San Marcos, CA, US 92078
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 
San Diego, CA, US 92102
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 
Encinitas, CA, US 92023
Falling Waters Landscape is a full service landscape design and construction company in Coastal Encinitas in North County San Diego. We also offer ongoing maintenance to our local... Read More 
Escondido, CA, US 92027
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 
La Jolla, CA, US 92037
Happy Roots is local to San Diego and is an invested supporter of the community. The roots and legacy of our society are the children. A portion of all projects are donated to... Read More 
MLSdesign group (619) 246-4235
San Diego, CA, US 92103
Michael Scott is an award-winning architect + LEED Green Associate who founded his consulting business in 2001. His portfolio of work includes numerous projects in... 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 San Diego Metro Area house. From there he or she will develop preliminary concepts for your landscape construction, based on individual needs, the San Diego Metro Area 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 San Diego Metro Area 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 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?

Find a landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to San Diego Metro Area landscape architects and designers. You can also look through San Diego Metro Area photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Escondido and El Cajon.
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