Portage, WI 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 Portage 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 Portage, WI that’s familiar with the local climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services in Portage, WI that will help create your dream garden. More
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Landscape Architecture, LLC is a landscape architecture and landscape contracting company serving Madison,... Read More
We are a full-service Madison and Dane county design and build landscape firm—providing design, installation and... Read More
ZDA is an award-winning landscape architecture, land planning and garden design firm dedicated to revitalizing... Read More
We are dedicated to creating beautiful outdoor living areas and landscapes where all the elements are used.... Read More
Providing unique, customized and functional designs that fit every style and budget! Read More
Avant Gardening and Landscaping is an award winning design and landscape company serving the Greater Madison, WI... Read More
Ken Saiki Design is an award winning firm specializing in landscape architecture and sustainable site design.... Read More
Gear Landscape specializes in creative, naturalistic design of living spaces, patios, rainwater harvesting, and... Read More
Olson Toon is a unique organization of experienced design-build professionals with the ability to design and... Read More
Landscape Architect Karen Koberstein and Horticulturist Elena Schmelzer design and manage unique landscapes. ... Read More
Earthscape Landscaping is a family-owned and operated business since 1994. Our motto is: “Escaping the... Read More
Freelance Landscape Designer and Consultant, Project manager. Netzer Design is a full service design firm... Read More
Willow Tree Landscape Solutions is a full service landscaping company locally owned and operated by Tammy Bates... Read More
Innovative Landscapes created through Exceptional Design inspired by Unique Clientele. Read More
As the oldest landscape company in Dane County, we value our reputation for providing quality landscape products... Read More
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
Landscape Architecture, LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"Our experience with Joe at Landscape Architecture was fantastic from planning to construction and follow-up he has been a good partner. He was flexible during design and he and his crew were easy and pleasant to work with at our house. I would and have recommended Joe to friends and neighbors."
- jessyehle
Glacier Landscape Inc
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"We have worked with Glacier Landscape for over 10 years as residents in Verona for landscaping, lawn maintenance, and snow removal. Their excellent service kept us committed to their work and we now have a beautiful stone patio and landscaping at our new home north of Madison. Their wonderful landscape architect, Mark Schessler is a creative designer, who is knowledgeable about plants, and was on-site to insure proper installation. Mark took special care to provide accurate and clear plans and estimates so there were no surprises at the end of the project. We were very pleased with every aspect of this service!"
- Kim Eighmy
ZDA Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"I have worked with ZDA for several years with my business, as well as my home landscaping. I love their attention to detail; we have a garden that has color through most of the seasons, as well as edibles and containers. I really appreciate that Joan is willing to help plan containers and add something new each spring. And having their staff available to help with garden clean up at the end of the season is a huge bonus!"
- Marcia Castro
NS Stoneworks
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"NS Stoneworks was hired to design and install a 4' tall dry-stacked free-standing feature wall, a 10' gabion privacy wall using and a limestone patio all within a 3,500 SF private courtyard, to which three restaurants are connected. The company was hired because of their excellent portfolio from projects over the past several years. This project was intended to be a notch above anything that currently existed in the greater Madison area, and they did not disappoint. Professionalism in working both with the development team and all subcontractors, attention to the smallest of details in all phases of the project, and a genuine interest in the courtyard's overall role played within the redevelopment and community-at-large all contributed to what should be one of NS Stoneworks' greatest achievements to date, and what is already our project's greatest point-of-pride. We have received countless compliments on the space created by Nicholas and his crew over the first 5 months in business. The development team is excited in doing many more projects with this company over the coming years."
- jtreske
Flourishing Landscape Design LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"Victoria is so knowledgeable and really gets plants and how to use them. She did a great design using McKay Plants, and we were so pleased with her skills and her eye. It really updated the look of our home with more color, and dwarf plants. She is also very talented when it comes to flower pots for our patio and front porch too. The project was a success because of her attentiveness and attention to detail. I highly recommend Flourishing Landscape Design LLC for your new landscape."
- Tim
Avant Gardening & Landscaping Inc
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"Tim S. and the rest of the crew and Avant Gardening and Landscaping did an outstanding job turning our fairly vague ideas for a backyard overhaul into a workable plan. They came up with great suggestions for addressing some considerable drainage problems, and successfully transformed our yard into something we could be proud of! During construction, the crew was very hardworking, prompt, and respectful of our property."
- Jim Lacy
Saiki Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"Ken Saiki Design created a beautiful landscape design for our new front garden – we now have a lovely birch grove and woodland understory near the roadway. I love our beautiful new landscape – our paver stoop, entry walk and planters provide a wonderful new view from the street. Ken Saiki Design made plan adjustments to meet our construction budget, they were very professional and helpful in our search for a qualified landscape contractor that could complete the design. Pat Saiki was very attentive, thorough, and a joy to work with - from beginning to completion. I look forward to working with her, and the entire design team again."
- kmbaus
Gear Landscape, LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"Scott is an excellent landscape designer. His designs directly reflect his knowledge in the field. I have used Scott Gear for the last 4 years to provide design for clients of my own landscape install company. I would highly recommend Scott as your landscape designer. Matthew James"
- Matthews Landscape Construction
Olson Toon
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"We built a home last year and used Olson Toon for all of our retaining walls and landscaping work. They did such a fantastic job at the initial construction stage that we had them return this year to do more work. The designer came up with plans and selections that matched our taste, kept us informed of work status and responded to all of our questions promptly. Their work crews are courteous, professional and very knowledgeable. Olson Toon was referred to us by a neighbor and we would refer them to anyone who is looking for a landscaper. Great company to work with. R and C"
- robandcarla
Samara Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in Portage, WI
"I’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting Karen and her staff on a Madison landscape restoration project. I was surprised that Samara Design hasn’t had any reviews on Houzz yet as her work is fantastic. As such, I am sharing my thoughts as a landscape designer/contractor. Although we’ve only worked along side each other on one project site, Karen’s sensitivity to clients wishes and the land is readily apparent. She’s easy to talk to and has none of the arrogance often found with designer-types. Her design is thoughtfully composed and is fitting to the home and site. She seems to understand innately how the site will evolve over time and is planning several steps ahead. Her work displays a subtlety and nuance that can rarely be found. Karen really is elevating the art-form. I was so impressed with Karen and her gardening staff that I have recommended them for several gardening projects that my business was too busy to complete. As expected, the clients were thrilled. Karen and Samara provide top-notch gardening services in addition to design & consulting"
- Aspen Garden and Landscape, LLC
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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 Portage, WI house. From there the Portage 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 Wisconsin 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 Portage 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 Portage, WI 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 Wisconsin 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 Portage, WI:

  • 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?

Find a Portage landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Portage, WI landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Portage, WI photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo. You can find more landscape architects & landscape designers in West Baraboo, Baraboo, Lake Wisconsin, Poynette and Wyocena.
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