Evanston, IL 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 Evanston 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 Evanston, IL that’s familiar with the local climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services in Evanston, IL that will help create your dream garden. More
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Chicagoland Full Service Landscape Design & Installation
The Barn Nursery has been designing and installing landscapes in Chicagoland for over 50 years. We are licensed...
Calafia Design LLC was started in 2003 by Katy Sheppard. It is a culmination of years of education and experience... Read More
Chicago's Award Winning Landscape Design Firm, 7x Best of Houzz & 2019
Established in 1987, Milieu Landscaping offers landscape design, maintenance, lighting and snowplowing for...
Chicago Specialty Gardens (CSG) celebrates 24 years of designing and installing Chicago gardens in 2019. CSG is... Read More
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  • 10 miles from Evanston, 1 project in Evanston
Chicago Premier Landscape Architect and Landscape Contractor
Urban, sustainable landscape architecture and ornamental horticulture. Design, build and maintenance services....
Chalet is the number one landscaping destination in the Chicagoland area for over 100 years. We take a... Read More
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  • 4 miles from Evanston, 2 projects in Evanston
North Shore's Top Landscape Firm Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces
Our talented staff of designers can make your plans come true for a new or revitalized outdoor living space. We...
We believe in details. We believe in problem solving. We believe in artistry. ==Designers and Builders of... Read More
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  • 8 miles from Evanston, 1 project in Evanston
North Shore's award winning design, construction and maintenance firm
Established in 1983, Scott Byron & Co. is a landscape architecture design, build, and maintenance company with a...
We talk with you, not at you. Our initial consultation is about meaningful dialogue regarding your wants, needs... Read More
North Shore Landscape Architect, Design & Build Expert | Best of Houzz
At O’Brien Landscape, we believe your yard is an integral part of your home and we craft custom outdoor spaces...
Chicagoland Full Service Landscape Firm
Our commitment to artistry, impeccable craftsmanship and unwavering loyalty has earned us the reputation as one...
Goodner Brothers Custom Homes builds all throughout Williamson County. We follow a carefully constructed 3-step... Read More
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  • 28 miles from Evanston, 1 project in Evanston
North Shore's Full-Service Landscape Architects | Best of Houzz!
For over 25 years, we have created exceptional, elegant outdoor environments for our clients. As a full-service...
Chicago's Experts in Designing Beautiful & Sustainable Landscapes
We are comprised of a talented staff of nearly 40 professionals with expertise in landscape architecture,...
KMS designs and installs urban gardens. We specialize in city-sized landscapes for residential clients and small... Read More
Chicago's Unparalleled Outdoor Landscape Design Specialists
Sylvia's Landscape Company, LLC., is an international landscape architecture firm that designs small gardens as...
Chicago's 3x Best of Houzz Landscape Design-Build Co. & Garden Center
Chalet is the number one landscaping destination in the Chicagoland area for over 100 years. We take a...
Since 1990, Hursthouse has created enduring outdoor spaces all over Chicago. We’ve built for more than 2600... Read More
North Shore's Landscape Design and Build Company - Best of Houzz
An established family firm with a reputation for creativity & excellence, Mariani Landscape is one of the largest...
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Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. is a full service landscape architecture and design firm specializing in...
Our 58 years of success comes from our dedication to building long-term relationships with our clients. Whether... Read More
Chicago North Shore Landscape Design-Build Firm- Best Of Houzz 2018
Calafia Design LLC was started in 2003 by Katy Sheppard. It is a culmination of years of education and experience...
Jill Davis Design is garden design company specializes in landscape restoration, landscape lighting, and all... Read More
Chicago Award Winning Landscape Architect 4x Best of Houzz Winner
Blanford Design specializes in creating landscapes worth framing. We develop masterplans for your property and...
We are a fully integrated landscape design and construction business, serving Chicago and suburbs for 25 years. ... Read More
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Meet the award-winning landscape architects at Van Zelst. For over 30 years, Van Zelst has provided complete... Read More
Northern Suburban Chicagoland's Creative Landscape Design Firm
I design residential landscapes will all sorts of budgets. I like to think outside the box for ways to connect...
Landscape design and installation in the Elgin, Dundee, St Charles, Geneva, and Batavia areas Read More
Chicagoland's Finest Outdoor Living Space Design Specialist
Exterra Designs has 18 years of experience providing Landscape Architectural and Construction Services in the...
THOUGHTFUL SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE SOLUTIONS™ PBD offers landscape design, installation and after care services... Read More
North Shore Landscapes that Burst with Color & Look Great Year-Long
With over 30 years of experience, you can look to Van Zelst for year-round landscapes with breathtaking color,...
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
Marilyn's Dreamscapes L.L.C.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"Marilyn could not be more courteous, patient and knowledgeable about her profession. She has an excellent eye for design of both landscapes and hardscapes and we could not be more thrilled with the end product of her work. She is very hands on, will work to keep costs down, and always has a smile on her face. You won't be dissappointed with the result if you work with Marilyn. Guaranteed!"
- geemoney3135
Calafia Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"We have had the priviledge to perform the landscape masonry work on more than 10 projects that Katy has designed. She is thoughtful and creative with her projects. I have always been impressed that she is able to create functional, yet really beautiful outdoor spaces that work really great for families. She is a great communicater and her projects are always fun for our team to take on. I would highly recommend anyway considering hiring Katy to be their landscape designer."
- Krugel Cobbles, Inc.
Chicago Specialty Gardens, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"I had the great pleasure to work with Phil, who took my vision and made it into a stunning reality! My backyard went through an entire metamorphosis and I could not be happier with it. There was great attention to detail, good communication, and of course the end result was fantastic. I could not recommend this company more. It was even featured in the July 2009 Better Homes & Gardens magazine."
- peterg1
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"Chalet is a fantastic company, they do phenomenal work. I highly recommend them whether you are simply buying plants to plant yourself or using their landscaping services to create something very personal and beautiful."
- Gray & Walter, Ltd.
Arrow. Land + Structures
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"We have worked with Arrow Shop on a number of projects. Their designs offer clients a good mix of creativity and along with functional use of outdoor space. Marco and Tony are a pleasure to work with."
- Rosebrook Pools, Inc.
K&D Landscape Management
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"John and the K&D crew re-landscaped 3 sides of our house. We are very pleased with the work they did. John's plans showed imagination & originality that we have not seen elsewhere. This was the first time that we had work done (our 8th residence over 40 years), that did not require us to oversee anything! The professionalism was astounding! If we were present, it was because we were interested in the process. And the only questions to address were changes regarding availability of plantings, etc. The K&D workers were courteous and neat. A pleasure to work with and our compliments to everyone at K&D!"
- carrpark
ILT Vignocchi
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"We have used ILT for a variety of projects: planting areas, patio, front walk way, annual flowers, weekly lawn maintenance and irrigation system work. They are awesome. the plant designs and the patio design work beautifully together. My back yard feels like a resort The arrangements in the planters for summer are amazing - everyone loves them. I am very particular with my lawn. We went through a lawn service about once a season for a variety of reasons. I typically ended up doing it myself between services to get it done "right". ILT is the first lawn service we have had and kept! The are very careful and do a great job. The lawn isn't too short in summer and they don't leave the large clumps of clippings others have left. All-in-all, we are extremely happy with them and will use them for landscape design and installation on the new home we are building."
- robertwelyki
KMS Gardens and Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"We have used KMS as our landscaper for many years and we are very satisfied with their work. The landscape design they created for our home in the city is perfect for all seasons. Their creativity, knowledge and efficiency are excellent. The service is timely and communication is good. We highly recommend this company"
- rmjones811
Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"The Hursthouse team patiently spent many hours developing a detailed and extensive renovation plan for our entire property. Major features of the plan included: --installing a brick paver driveway bordered by a snapcut limestone retaining wall --installing bluestone front entry walk and porch --rebuilding backyard bluestone patio and new courtyard area with water fountain and cast iron fence border --extensive landscape lighting both front and back --installing imported planter urns on pedestals --extensive tree & shrub planting, perennials & ground cover. The design added great value and enhanced our enjoyment of our property in ways we never anticipated. The entire Hursthouse team took great pride in their work and went to great lengths to make us very satisfied clients."
- caribrown
Schmechtig Landscapes
Landscape Architects and Designers in Evanston, IL
"We had a great experience with Schmechtig. They listened to our needs, created a plan for us, and executed it to perfection. The entire staff was extremely professional and I look forward to working with them again in the future."
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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 Evanston, IL house. From there the Evanston 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 Illinois 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 Evanston 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 Evanston, IL 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 an Illinois 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 Evanston, IL:

  • 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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