Hawthorn Woods, 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 Hawthorn Woods 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 Hawthorn Woods, 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 Hawthorn Woods, IL that will help create your dream garden. More
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Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, IL
Schmechtig Landscapes
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, 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."
- flourishgifts
Jill Davis Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, IL
"Jill Davis has turned my plain landscape into a lush beautiful array of color and life. Jill not only has helped me with our landscape, but she puts together wonderful festive pots for my front porch for every season. Jill is extremely knowledgable and creative. Jill has helped us for several years now and I look forward to her continued support."
- lisaorser
Blade Runners Services LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, IL
"In 2014 my wife and I searched out a new landscape contractor for deck demolition, paver patio construction and backyard landscape design / implementation. Our former experience for front yard landscape design (a larger, local landscape company) was a complete disaster of missed deadlines and project manager ineptitude, all at the cost of a way overpriced project. I found Garret Metzger (Bladerunners Services LLC) online and took a second chance for our backyard and have never looked back. Garrett takes the time to plan things accordingly, and doesn't hesitate to take on last minute customer changes. He works within budget, discusses possible issues to reduce future sticker shock, and routinely inspects the work throughout its various phases to make sure things are completed properly. He works with UniLock pavers and maintains a good relationship with both his supplier as well as those performing the work. Our experience has resulted in on-time work completion, very reasonable and rational pricing, and a next-door neighbor who now enjoys sitting and viewing our patio from their yard possibly more than we do sitting on ours. I now routinely refer Garrett to my professional clients."
- lbgottlieb
Blanford Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, IL
"Wow, is all I can say about Gary's work and flair for landscape and outdoor living area design. I have worked with a number of landscape designa nd installation firms in the past, but none of them has come even close to the caliber of work and design that Gary at Blanford Design is capable of. Not even close. The sheer difference in architectural design quality sets Gary far apart from the rest of the pack. If you require elegant and well thought out design and installation services, give Gary a call - no doubt you will be as amazed as I am!"
- James Royster
The Barn Nursery Landscape Design & Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, IL
"From our first meeting with Tom Kusmerz, The Barn Nursery, we were sold on working with that company and looked no further. Through conversation and walking around on our property, Tom was able to create a hardscape design concept that we just loved. Our retaining wall was failing and we needed to redesign the whole thing. With his help we chose natural stone that blended well with our existing house brick and pool decking and gave us both the color and natural look we were after. Tom worked with our pool and concrete contractors so everything on our project was done in the right order and no one had to wait on someone else. With Tom's design on our retaining wall and how the base materials were installed, we were able to reduce the costs of our concrete decking repair by half of the original bid and we have a beautiful, natural looking retaining wall that will last forever. The crews working on our project from The Barn Nursery were great. I looked forward to their arrival every morning. They were neat, efficient, friendly and very hard working. I could tell that they really took pride in their workmanship and the job came out beautifully. My family and I look forward to their return in the spring to help us with our plantings. It was a truly great experience working with this company and we couldn't be happier with the outcome."
- jamiegrubich
KMS Gardens and Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, 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
Chicago Specialty Gardens, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, 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
Hursthouse Landscape Architects and Contractors
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, 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
Van Zelst Inc
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, IL
"We have had the pleasure of partnering with with Van Zelst, Inc. on numerous jobs over many years. Each project has been thoughtfully designed, and professionally executed from start to finish. We look forward to our next opportunity to partner with them."
- Rosebrook Pools, Inc.
Runde's Landscape Contractors, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Hawthorn Woods, IL
"Just started working with Joe but we loved his design so we went with him. He's very passionate about his work. He picked out beautiful plantings and his design had so much movement to it. His pricing was very reasonable and he's been very helpful in the whole process in getting this started. Our work starts at the end of September and I'll be back for the final review but so far Joe's been great and very helpful!"
- lizcar2
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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 Hawthorn Woods, IL house. From there the Hawthorn Woods 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 Hawthorn Woods 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 Hawthorn Woods, 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 Hawthorn Woods, 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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