Novato, 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 Novato 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 Novato, 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 Novato, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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Best of Houzz 2013-2017. Award Winning Landscape Designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden... Read More
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,...
Cathy Edger collaborates with her clients to create their garden vision. Her objective from the beginning of the... 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...
SW Design is distinguished by a strong commitment to design excellence and quality, sustainability, and a direct... 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...
Designing and building gardens for a sustainable future, Equinox Landscape is an award-winning company serving... 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...
Landscape design that imbues inspiration and excites emotion in the beholder. We collaborate closely with our... 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,...
BK Landscape Design provides landscape and architectural design services in the San Francisco Bay. Since 2003, we... 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...
We believe in being as kind to the earth as we are to our clients. With sustainable sensibilities, artistic... 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...
A 14-year veteran of the landscape industry, Lisa Kaiser is passionate and committed to bringing the artistry of... 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...
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...
Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape... 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...
Huettl Landscape Architecture creates comfortable, yet compelling spaces that respond to the site, region and... Read More
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
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,...
Integrated Design Studio (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together, they... 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...
Verdance Landscape Design is a residential landscape design studio in Palo Alto, California. We create welcoming... 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...
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for... Read More
Bay Area's Leading Landscape Designer for 25 Years Best of Houzz 2017!
At DPG Design, we provide you with the right tools and guidance, allowing you to take advantage of conceptual...
Simmonds & Associates, Inc. is a fully licensed landscape architecture firm serving the San Francisco Bay area... 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...
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, CA
Dig Your Garden Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, CA
"I am DELIGHTED with my garden and appreciate all the hard word that Eileen put into the design and installation. It's in full bloom and I LOVE it. I often wander out in the morning or afternoon to talk to the flowers, or sit on the bench and enjoy the view. It's so serene and relaxing, it's EXACTLY what I wanted. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You MORE than met my expectations!""
- carolyngoodman
Edger Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, CA
"Cathy Edger designed the landscape for Gilead House a home for homeless moms and kids. She lovingly crafted a place of beauty all around our newly constructed home. Since that time she has continued to v olunteer her time to assuring our landscape retains its health and beauty and managed volunteer work parties at the same time. I can tell she loves what she does and is excellent at it. I highly recommend Edger Landscape."
- jmac100
SW Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, 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
Equinox Landscape
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, CA
"The work done by Patrick and his team at Equinox Landscape brightens every single day of my life. I love the design, almost entirely suggested by Patrick. I love the quality of the materials and the wokrmanship. We had to modify the project a couple of times while in progress: costs went up too fast once we realized how hard it was to do any digging into the hillside. I also realized I wanted more of a finished look in one area than I had previously indicated. A drought set in and I became concerned about water rationing making it impossible to keep all the projected trees alive. A bobcat attacked my chickens and I changed the design for the coop. So it was an adventure, and in the end there were many changes. The end result though, makes me smile every day. Please work closely with the team to make sure the cost does not go over budget, but keep in mind that this is not just about how everything looks, but also how meaningful it is to you in the end."
- Myrto Ashe
Derviss Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, CA
"Michelle created an inspired Landscape Plan for me, with a gorgeous sinuous stone path layout that fully delighted. She then empowered me in exercising my own creativity in executing the plan, as I had requested, guiding, providing resources, and educating patiently as needed. Her design sense is well-honed, her plant knowledge extensive. I particularly appreciate her knowledge of the fascinating plants of Australia and South Africa, so appropriate for our climate and need to be water-wise. Her services are well-priced, she's timely, and accessible for questions. She comes from a line of artisans, which is reflected in her quality of work. I've engaged a number of landscape professionals over many years and found the collaboration with Michelle to be bring happiness to me and my garden."
- awakening1
BK Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, CA
"We were extremely pleased with the job Brian did for us. We basically had our old and problematic backyard swimming pool demoed and we were faced with what to do with this large space. Brian presented us with a design and planting plan and named specific plants that we agreed mutually on to be planted. Also included was a plan for a pergola which ties in well. Under the pergola and on a concrete pad, he designed a bar. All of the swimming pool coping stones were used as landscape steps and old redwood planks from our old deck were re purposed for a landing outside our master bedroom which leads into the back garden. Our existing front yard was filled with juniper, which the fire department wanted out because of the flammability aspect. We wanted perennials and plants that deer didn't like. We wanted a drip system and landscape lighting in both spaces. It was also time to have our two story staircase and decks replaced. He designed all of that and used a hardwood for the material. Lights were recessed into the side walls and benches were built into the main deck, which is perfect for entertaining. The job went well and his pricing was fair based on the scoop of the job. I would recommend him highly."
- Marsha Rhine
Leff Landscape Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, CA
"Designed and coordinated landscaping which included a retaining wall, plants, sprinkler/ater system, and cover for back yard. Excellent on design and coordination, easy to work with, timely, knowledgeable."
- caroleestes
Kaiser Gardens
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, CA
"Lisa and her team designed and installed a garden in front of our house that had previously been a dead zone. Lisa had great ideas and seemed very knowledgable. He installation team and great and very professional."
- Amy Pfaffman
Envision Landscape Studio
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, 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
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architects and Designers in Novato, 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
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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 Novato, CA house. From there the Novato 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 Novato 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 Novato, 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 Novato, 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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