Castro Valley, 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. A Castro Valley landscape architect or designer works with living plants as well as building materials to design for future growth and maintenance as well as the present visual appeal. Landscape architecture is very regional, so look for a landscape designer in Castro Valley, CA that’s familiar with the local climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services in Castro Valley, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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At Native Sun Gardens, the focus is on drought tolerant plants and low water gardening, edible estates and... Read More
Artistic and Sustainable Landscape Designs in the Bay Area
Haven is a local landscape firm that offers design, build and maintenance. We specialize in custom Landscape...
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Laura Frost has been transforming homes and gardens into harmonious living... Read More
Greater Bay Area's Passionate Landscape Designer Since 1979
Land Plan designs and installs unique custom residential Landscapes. We offer comprehensive services and endless...
In the changing Northern California climate, our projects often start with a desire to reduce water consumption... Read More
Multi-Disciplinary Design Studio Serving the Bay Area
Here at Studio M MERGE, we apply forward-thinking, innovative solutions to the design of places, inside and out,...
We are a licensed Landscape Architecture firm, designing custom outdoor living environments in Northern... Read More
Northern & Central CA's Responsive Landscape Architect. Best of Houzz!
Monica Perrone, Monica Perrone Landscape Architecture: Monica Perrone is a sole-practitioner landscape architect...
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape... Read More
Bay Area's Certified Ecological Landscape Designer - Best of Houzz
At Native Sun Gardens, we are dedicated to creating sustainable landscapes by focusing on drought tolerant plants...
Please visit http://www.karenaitkenassociates.com for more information. Karen Aitken and Associates is a... Read More
East Bay's Collaborative & Sustainable Landscape Designer
We're a landscape design/build focused on connecting the indoors & outdoors to restore our relationship to nature...
East Bay's Leader in Distinguished & Innovative Landscapes
K&B Landscape employs a dedicated staff of experienced designers that are able to take even the most challenging...
The leading design studio in San Jose and Los Angeles since 2011. We can help you design and visualize your dream... Read More
East Bay's Landscape Design + Contracting Professional
For over a decade, Deborah has used plants, stone, water, pottery, ambient lighting, and found materials to...
East Bay Landscape Design Build Specializing in Sustainable Gardens
At Mariposa we fuse art and ecology into the landscape, bringing beauty to the practice of sustainability. We're...
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for... Read More
San Francisco Bay Area Landscape Architect Best of Houzz 16, 17, 18
Susan Friedman Landscape Architecture creates custom restidential landscape plans that blend with the...
East Bay Landscape Design Build
Bay Area premier Landscape Designer and Contractor. Serving Contra Costa County, Alameda County, and Beyond. ...
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural... Read More
East Bay Premier Landscape Architect & Designer - Best of Houzz Winner
Ian Moore Design is a landscape design and construction firm located in Berkeley, California. We strive for...
High-End Bay Area Landscape Design & Installation | Best of Houzz 2017
We specialize in medium to large scale residential landscape design projects throughout the Bay Area. We love...
*Belgard Authorized Contractor* Garden Lights Landscape Development is an award winning landscape design/build... Read More
Premier Landscape & Pool Design/Build Specializing in Outdoor Living
We've been creating & constructing unique landscapes and swimming pools for over 30 years. Best of Houzz Service...
Integrated Design Studio (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together, they... Read More
Full Landscape Design and Build Firm Serving the Coastal East Bay Area
We specialize in urban, outdoor living and interior renovations. From intimate patio gardens to container design,...
Huettl Landscape Architecture creates comfortable, yet compelling spaces that respond to the site, region and... Read More
Bay Area Landscape Architecture Firm
Miller Landscape Architecture is a Bay Area design firm specializing in residential design and project management.
We believe that landscape design is a confluence of art and science. Our philosophy and design aesthetic are... Read More
SF Bay Area Landscape Architecture Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2018
Clients hire JM-LA because of John's unique art, construction, and architectural background along with his...
Our firm speacializes in Residential Landscape Architecture."Renovations make up most of our design work. This is... Read More
East Bay's Collaborative & Experienced Landscape Designer
Understanding the client's aesthetics and interests and a full appreciation of the landscape's character and home...
Kristen Rudger, APLD brings expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to every project she designs, from simple garden... Read More
Bay Area’s Leading Landscape Design/Build Firm | 3x Best of Houzz
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Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
Native Sun Gardens
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"Joshua Burman Thayer is a terrific landscape designer. He's knowledgeable about native plants and the different ecosystems that may coexist within a single yard. He makes suggestions based on what he knows will work well, but is always careful to take into account the client's tastes and budget, and how much watering and work they want to do. He is warm and prompt and lovely to work with, and he loves to show homeowners how to do their own plant care, if they are so inclined. We could not be happier with his work!"
- maryroach1
Laura Frost Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"As a General Contractor I have worked with many designers and Laura Frost Design is in a class of her own. Laura has the ability and artistic creativity to design any living space, inside and out. I have built structures and hardscaping for her landscape designs, as well as the construction of kitchens, bathrooms, remodels, and additions that she has designed. Regardless of the project, inside or out, small or large, Laura is passionate about her work. She is always available for onsite consultations and helps keep the job running smooth by communicating with the client, helping them with the decision making process, and staying one step ahead of the contractor by having the materials available as soon as they are needed. It has been a pleasure building projects and a professional relationship with Laura Frost for the past four years."
- Eric Wood Company
BuenoLuna Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"Ryan / BuenoLuna completely replaced our out of date landscaping and irrigation system. Ryan was easy to work with, kept to the schedule and budget, and provided a 'stress free' experience. I will come back and add photos when the garden 'grows up' a bit."
- Alfio Levy
J. Montgomery Designs
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"I am a Landscape Contractor and have installed many of John's designs. His plans are detailed and easy to follow. He is one of the few Landscape Architects that designs to a budget. The client will know the construction costs prior to receiving my written proposal. I enjoy working with John and his staff. Very professional and talented One of the best custom residential Landscape Architectural firms in the East Bay."
- dolwin
Envision Landscape Studio
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"Colin and his firm Envision have now done two landscape design and build projects for us. It was an experience so different than other construction jobs we have endured. Colin communicated each step of the way, he was creative in taking our ideas and offering creative solutions, alternatives and even cost savings. He was always on schedule and employs a great crew with an eye for detail. The stack rock retaining wall is amazing how it all fits perfectly and actually saved us money versus and plain wood wall. I never knew that native plants could have so much color and visual interest for so much of the year. His design and construction project for a duplex we own was even more creative as he took one plain backyard shared by two tenants a turned it into two separate peaceful low maintenance yards using clump bamboo and natives. Envision’s start to finish philosophy made it easy! (I'll upload some pics soon)"
- tahoeguy
Karen Aitken and Associates
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"Aitken & Associates considered all of the elements we wished to include in the landscape of our home, together with the grading plan of our lot, and came up with a design that could accommodate our wishes. We have been enjoying the result for 10 years now, with my only regret being the things I changed on my own from the written design plan as we were executing, thinking I had just come up with "better" idea. Wrong! They know what they're doing, and you can be sure its been thought all the way through. Everyone in the office was great to work with, returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner, and showing up for scheduled appointments on time. Our design plan was done when they said it would be, and we went straight to the City to get our permits. Which brings up another thing: Aitken & Associates was clearly familiar with our City ordinances because upon review by the City, there was nothing in our landscape design plan that we couldn't get permitted. We were very pleased with Aitken & Associates."
- Marie Blankley
Vision To Completion
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"Working with Yaniv was an excellent experience for me. We did many projects together, mainly hardscape (backyard design) and every time my clients were amazed with the renderings!! I really appreciate his time and effort to design within the client's budget. I highly recommend Yaniv and his team."
- LUSH REMODELING & DEVELOPMENT INC
Keith Willig Landscape Services, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"We worked with Keith this last winter to redo essentially all of the yard space for our suburban home. This included front (yard, walkways, driveway), back (yard, patio), sides (planter boxes, walkways). We're very happy with not just the results, but the experience of working with Keith. Our house is an Eichler, so we were looking for a modern aesthetic in the design phase. Both Keith and designer Charlie Loy worked on preliminary design iterations. We worked with Keith directly as the design finalized, through the inevitable tradeoffs between features & budget. Through the build process, Keith was creative, flexible, and unflappable in making design and build adjustments due to complications (tree overhang required fire put to move, which meant the layout of some key benches and walls had to move, Keith worked out a new design immediately) and opportunities (turning some reclaimed boulders and river rocks into a water-less water feature). Budget and schedule: Our budget was around $100K, and we were able to stick pretty close to it, by changing some design elements so that the final design was at budget. Once we were in the build phase, both budget and schedule went without a hitch. Of course there were delays, but Keith and Cesar, his foreman, kept us informed, and worked around delays (inspections, parts not showing up) as much as they could. The whole crew was professional and thoughtful throughout the process -remember when we had those big storms in Nov /Dec - they made sure that even tho the yard was a muddy mess, we had clear access to the house. In the end, we're very very happy, and I would whole-heartedly recommend Keith Willig. Our new landscaping is not only beautiful, its 10X more usable! Keith & co were able to unlock parts of the property that we didn't even think about, and make them great."
- Larry Cheng
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"We have had the pleasure of working with Kikuchi & Assiciates for over 20 years on projects all over the Bay Area. Keep up the good work, love your designs!"
- Aquamatic Pool Cover Systems
Garden Lights Landscape and Pool Development Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Castro Valley, CA
"I only had a bid done for a landscaping project, but was very happy with the information provided by Garden Lights. They made a home available to me to see their work, which I appreciated. In the end, we decided to put off the project, but I thought the bid process with Garden Lights was very professional."
- hender_sk
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What does a landscape architect do?


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 Castro Valley, CA house. From there the Castro Valley landscaper will develop preliminary concepts for your front or backyard design based on individual needs including the 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 licensed California landscapers are 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 does a landscape designer do?


A Castro Valley 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 landscaper in Castro Valley, CA 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. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of landscape architects & landscape designers: Landscape Contractors, Garden & Landscape Supplies, Tree Services, Gardeners, Lawn Care & Sprinklers, Decks, Patios & Outdoor Enclosures.

Questions to ask prospective landscapers in Castro Valley, CA:


  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the landscaping 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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