Fairfax, 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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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Galen Fultz has been designing landscapes in Northern California for 30 years and is the owner of Avant Garden, a... Read More
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  • 1 mile from Fairfax, 1 project in Fairfax
Marin County's Premier Landscape Architects Best of Houzz 2012-2017
Well known for designs that foster a seamless flow between indoors & out, our team brings innovative ideas,...
VISIONARY designers and planners of "Inspired Quality" personalized custom homes, interiors and landscape... Read More
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  • 25 miles from Fairfax, 1 project in Fairfax
Marin County's Expert Landscape Design & Maintenance Firm
An 18-year veteran of the landscape design industry, Lisa Kaiser is passionate and committed to bringing the...
We are a licensed Landscape Architecture firm, designing custom outdoor living environments in Northern... Read More
Marin County Landscape Architect | Best of Houzz Award Winner
IDS is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together they bring innovative and creative...
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape... Read More
East Bay Architects & Landscape Architects Best of Houzz 2016
At Inside Out Design, we strive to bring our combined fields of architecture and landscape knowledge to the table...
Integrated Design Studio (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together, they... Read More
Bay Area Landscape Architect & Design Build Best of Houzz 2018
We work closely with our clients from design through construction administration in order to create unique,...
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology... Read More
San Francisco Bay Area's Forward-Thinking Landscape Architecture Firm
Each unique place we create is a sanctuary from the stresses of life and an environment that nourishes the spirit...
Simmonds & Associates, Inc. is a fully licensed landscape architecture firm serving the San Francisco Bay area... Read More
San Francisco & Monterey Bay Area's Trusted Landscape Architect
Whisler Land Planning's years of successful landscape design and knowledge of how people use and enjoy the...
Huettl Landscape Architecture creates comfortable, yet compelling spaces that respond to the site, region and... Read More
Marin County Leading Landscape Designer Specializing in Custom Decks
Our focus is the creative blending of all landscape components including decks, water features, porches,...
SW Design is distinguished by a strong commitment to design excellence and quality, sustainability, and a direct... Read More
Marin County's Top Landscape Architect & Designer | Best of Houzz 2018
Christian Douglas Design is an experienced, Landscape design company that creates stylized outdoor spaces which...
Pedersen Associates has provided comprehensive land planning and award-winning design services for estate,... Read More
Wine Country's Award-Winning Landscape Design Firm Best of Houzz 2014
A Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on creative and innovative designs for high end residences, estates and...
Best of Houzz 2013-2017. Award Winning Landscape Designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden... Read More
Marin County Premier Landscape Design-Build Firm | Best of Houzz 2018
TLC is a Licensed Landscape architectural and landscape contracting design build firm in the San Francisco Bay...
HGTV host and designer, Jake Moss, is the founder and principal designer for Jake Moss Designs. Jake Moss Designs... Read More
Marin County Custom Design and Construction Best of Houzz 2015
We are a design/build company specializing in landscape design and construction. We have served the Northern Bay...
Landscape design that imbues inspiration and excites emotion in the beholder. We collaborate closely with our... Read More
Bay Area Landscape Architect Best of Houzz 2017
SW Design is distinguished by a strong commitment to design excellence and quality, sustainability, and a direct...
At Native Sun Gardens, the focus is on drought tolerant plants and low water gardening, edible estates and... 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...
Boxleaf Design provides landscape design solutions for high-end residential and small commercial projects. We... Read More
Marin County's Ecological Landscape Design Build Firm
DIY Edible Gardens is an ecological landscape design build firm and education company. Our focus is on creating...
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
Avant Garden
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
"Galen is amazing! I have worked with him on three different houses I have owned and every design we have implemented has turned out beautifully. Galen is incredibly talented with the eye of an artist and the skill of a true landscape architect. He listens carefully to what you want and then comes up with the most beautiful design you can imagine. He relationships with some of the best landscapers out there and sees to every detail of your project. I will be working with him again in the near future and highly recommend him for your next job."
- deidrac
ORR Design Office, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
"I had the great experience of working with Gary Orr. He actually opened a door opportunity for me. His passion for excellence in design and detail was contagious. I was a proud collaborator of each design that I participated. His level of expertise is amazing"
- carlosazamudio
J. Montgomery Designs
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, 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 Fairfax, 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
Integrated Design Studio, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
"I have worked with Michael and Jane on several projects over the years. I find that they have developed a wonderful balance, creating landscape designs that are both functional and sculptural. Ultimately I think that their many images speak to their unique talents."
- Chris Dorman
Arterra Landscape Architects
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
"As an architect, I've been fortunate to work with Vera & Kate on a number of projects over the years, including at my own house. They are nimble and attentive, and able to work in many settings."
- Mark English Architects, AIA
Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
"I've had the pleasure to work with Simmonds & Associates on a number of projects. Their work is absolutely stunning. Their landscapes are like walking into beautiful sanctuaries where one can escape from the stresses of life. In fact, I hated to leave their projects sites! Yet, what I enjoyed most in working with Warren and Alex was watching their client interactions. They truly listen to their clients and as a result their clients rave about them. Whereas other landscape architects take their brand and stamp it onto a client's property, Simmonds & Associates work to transform their client's vision into a reality. If you want a Landscape Architect who will listen, work as your partner and help you transform your vision into a beautify sanctuary using cutting edge sustainability practices - Simmonds & Associates is the ideal firm."
- gdanford
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
"Our experience working with Joe and his crew has been wonderful from design to installation. Joe met with us, took our initial idea and created a yard that captures the modern aesthetic of our Eichler home. Without him, small but important details would have been missed like pebble strips in the driveway, the honed cement block walls, and the simple cut out for the front fountain. Each is a small or simple item, but those details help make the project. We loved the front yard plan so much, we also had him do our backyard. And it is just as spectacular. People drive by our house and stop to look at the yard. Joe made sure all our concerns were addressed from drainage to the color of flowers. We gave him our budget and he stayed within it while providing a phenomenal project. His construction crew were also great to work with. They showed up on time, they left the site clean each day and kept us up to date on any changes or delays. Joe was at the site often to make sure we were happy with the progress, the plants, the layout, etc. When we did make some changes in the design Joe made the changes quickly, easily and perfectly. If this sounds like we are impressed with Huettl Landscape Architecture we are. Not only does he have a phenomenal design aesthetic, but he has a hardworking, experienced crew that is very capable of executing his designs which in our project included steel troweled stucco walls, masonry block walls, a custom deck, slate patio, pebble tile inset strips and 2 custom water features. We highly recommend Huettl Architecture. "
- katheecolman
SW Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
"Following the recommendation of a friend, I hired Stephanie Wondolleck and her design firm, SW Design, for a much-needed and long-delayed landscaping project for the front of our home in Marin County, California. Stephanie was very good at figuring out what we would like (given our tastes and cost constraints), even though we were not very sure what we wanted. She did everything she said she would do, including using only deer-resistant plants and bringing the project in on budget and on-time. Meeting the deadlines required careful coordination of various contractors, at which she was very adept. Stephanie is professional, creative, thoughtful--and a pleasure to work with. We would (will) happily and confidently hire her and SW Design again."
- pscheer
Pedersen Associates
Landscape Architects and Designers in Fairfax, CA
"As an architect, I have worked firsthand with Pete Pedersen on numerous projects and have always found him to be a consummate professional. He listens to the client and then creates beautiful landscape solutions that are not only award winning quality, but also are responsive to budget constraints. He is both creative and practical. We always seek to work with Pete every chance we get."
- ccreath
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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 Fairfax, CA house. From there the Fairfax 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 Fairfax 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 Fairfax, 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 designers: .

Questions to ask prospective landscapers in Fairfax, 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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