South San Francisco, 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 South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco, 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 South San Francisco, CA that will help create your dream garden. More
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Envision Landscape Studio is a Landscape Architecture and Landscape Construction Firm. We see Landscape... Read More
The Peninsula's Leading Landscape Designer
Bergez & Associates’ designs achieve uncommon outdoor environments on both small- and large-scale projects by...
  • Click to Call(650) 667-7638
  • 7 projects in the South San Francisco area
The leading design studio in San Jose and Los Angeles since 2011. We can help you design and visualize your dream... Read More
  • Click to Call(650) 351-4094
  • 4 projects in the South San Francisco area
We are a licensed Landscape Architecture firm, designing custom outdoor living environments in Northern... Read More
Bay Area's Expert in Custom Outdoor Spaces | Best of Houzz 2018
Here at Gigi McAdam Landscape design we are dedicated to creating the perfect custom plan for you. Our goal is to...
  • Click to Call(650) 667-7535
  • 7 projects in the South San Francisco area
Please visit http://www.karenaitkenassociates.com for more information. Karen Aitken and Associates is a... 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...
  • Click to Call(510) 833-6952
  • 17 projects in the South San Francisco area
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for... Read More
Bay Area's Professional Design-Build Concrete and Landscaping Company
Here at Conscapes, we are committed and dedicated to provide you with quality standards and accountability for...
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design &... Read More
The Peninsula's Full Service Landscape Design-Build Company
Landsystems Landscapes is a full service landscaping design/build company that has over 25 years of experience....
  • Click to Call(650) 851-2793
  • 28 projects in the South San Francisco area
Integrated Design Studio (IDS) is led by Landscape Architects Jane Sedonaen and Michael Erskine. Together, they... Read More
Palo Alto Design Firm "Best of Houzz" 2015, 2016 & 2017
Greenblott Design has a unique advantage of combined talents. We are landscape and interior designers providing a...
  • Click to Call(650) 646-5494
  • 14 projects in the South San Francisco area
Verdance Landscape Design is a residential landscape design studio in Palo Alto, California. We create welcoming... Read More
Peninsula Premier Landscape Design Build Firm, Best of Houzz!
Since 1992 Keith Willig Landscape Architecture and Construction has designed and built residential landscapes for...
  • Click to Call(650) 581-9146
  • 19 projects in the South San Francisco area
Arterra provides a unique and visionary residential landscape design service which integrates art with technology... 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...
  • Click to Call(510) 466-1368
  • 37 projects in the South San Francisco area
At Native Sun Gardens, the focus is on drought tolerant plants and low water gardening, edible estates and... Read More
Industry Leading Northern California Landscape Architect & Designer
Design Focus is a Landscape Architecture & Construction firm located in Ben Lomond, California. We are currently...
  • Click to Call(831) 508-3249
  • 10 projects in the South San Francisco area
We design modern, nature friendly gardens. Our work explores how we can live closer to nature where it matters... Read More
Peninsula Landscape & Hardscape Designer Best of Houzz '15, '17, & '18
Kristen Rudger brings expertise, creativity and enthusiasm to every project she designs, from simple garden...
  • Click to Call(650) 262-0601
  • 20 projects in the South San Francisco area
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural... Read More
Bay Area’s Premier Landscape Construction and Maintenance Company
We are a full service landscape construction and maintenance company servicing the San Francisco Bay Area. We...
  • Click to Call(650) 400-4399
  • 4 projects in the South San Francisco area
Best of Houzz 2013-2017. Award Winning Landscape Designer Eileen Kelly creates unique landscape and garden... Read More
Collaborative Award Winning Bay Area Landscape Design Build Firm
The Garden Route Company was founded by Richard Radford and Sandy Ayers in 2000 and has continued to design &...
  • Click to Call(415) 608-8144
  • 44 projects in the South San Francisco area
A best of Houzz winner for 2013-2017, and again in 2019, Zeterre is a Landscape Architecture Firm focusing on... Read More
Bay Area Custom Outdoor Environments Built Just for You
Jim Redman has been designing and creating imaginative and functional custom residential landscapes and...
  • Click to Call(650) 389-5588
  • 2 projects in the South San Francisco area
*Belgard Authorized Contractor* Garden Lights Landscape Development is an award winning landscape design/build... Read More
The Peninsula's Top Resource for Sustainable Outdoor Design Solutions
At Rock Paper Clippers, our passion is updating old, tired spaces into beautiful, comfortable spaces that are...
  • Click to Call(650) 419-4524
  • 5 projects in the South San Francisco area
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, CA
Envision Landscape Studio
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, 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
Vision To Completion
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, CA
"Working with Yaniv was an excellent experience for me. We did many projects together, mainly hardscape (backyard design) and every time my clients were amazed with the renderings!! I really appreciate his time and effort to design within the client's budget. I highly recommend Yaniv and his team."
- LUSH REMODELING & DEVELOPMENT INC
J. Montgomery Designs
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, 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
Karen Aitken and Associates
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, CA
"Aitken & Associates considered all of the elements we wished to include in the landscape of our home, together with the grading plan of our lot, and came up with a design that could accommodate our wishes. We have been enjoying the result for 10 years now, with my only regret being the things I changed on my own from the written design plan as we were executing, thinking I had just come up with "better" idea. Wrong! They know what they're doing, and you can be sure its been thought all the way through. Everyone in the office was great to work with, returning phone calls and emails in a timely manner, and showing up for scheduled appointments on time. Our design plan was done when they said it would be, and we went straight to the City to get our permits. Which brings up another thing: Aitken & Associates was clearly familiar with our City ordinances because upon review by the City, there was nothing in our landscape design plan that we couldn't get permitted. We were very pleased with Aitken & Associates."
- Marie Blankley
Keith Willig Landscape Services, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, CA
"We worked with Keith this last winter to redo essentially all of the yard space for our suburban home. This included front (yard, walkways, driveway), back (yard, patio), sides (planter boxes, walkways). We're very happy with not just the results, but the experience of working with Keith. Our house is an Eichler, so we were looking for a modern aesthetic in the design phase. Both Keith and designer Charlie Loy worked on preliminary design iterations. We worked with Keith directly as the design finalized, through the inevitable tradeoffs between features & budget. Through the build process, Keith was creative, flexible, and unflappable in making design and build adjustments due to complications (tree overhang required fire put to move, which meant the layout of some key benches and walls had to move, Keith worked out a new design immediately) and opportunities (turning some reclaimed boulders and river rocks into a water-less water feature). Budget and schedule: Our budget was around $100K, and we were able to stick pretty close to it, by changing some design elements so that the final design was at budget. Once we were in the build phase, both budget and schedule went without a hitch. Of course there were delays, but Keith and Cesar, his foreman, kept us informed, and worked around delays (inspections, parts not showing up) as much as they could. The whole crew was professional and thoughtful throughout the process -remember when we had those big storms in Nov /Dec - they made sure that even tho the yard was a muddy mess, we had clear access to the house. In the end, we're very very happy, and I would whole-heartedly recommend Keith Willig. Our new landscaping is not only beautiful, its 10X more usable! Keith & co were able to unlock parts of the property that we didn't even think about, and make them great."
- Larry Cheng
The Garden Route Company
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, CA
"The design/build team at Garden Route are impressive. Rich and Sandy's designs are contemporary and liveable, and always striking and interesting. The designs are enhanced by an environmental consciousness regarding the use of water and the use of plants such as native plants and grasses that do not require regular maintenance and a chemical regime to sustain. They have an outstanding knowledge of useful and innovative materials for their designs. They create conceptually interesting gardens where the complexity and thought that goes into the design and construction supports eminently liveable spaces."
- kayhamilton
Integrated Design Studio, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, 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
Verdance Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, CA
"I have had the pleasure of installing 2 projects designed by Verdance Landscape Design. John brought me in on both projects to do preliminary cost estimates which blossomed into construction contracts. John was extremely easy to work with as we co-labored to bring the homeowner's vision into reality. We share a passion for landscaping and are both interested in every little detail so that the final product is something we can take personal pride in. Whenever I had a question or was concerned about something he was readily available to help and give his direction and input. I would highly recommend John if you value great, well thought out design and someone who can take your project all the way through completion. I look forward to installing many more of Verdance's Award Winning landscapes in the future."
- Lifescape Custom Landscaping, Inc.
Arterra Landscape Architects
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, 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
Native Sun Gardens
Landscape Architects and Designers in South San Francisco, CA
"Joshua Burman Thayer is a terrific landscape designer. He's knowledgeable about native plants and the different ecosystems that may coexist within a single yard. He makes suggestions based on what he knows will work well, but is always careful to take into account the client's tastes and budget, and how much watering and work they want to do. He is warm and prompt and lovely to work with, and he loves to show homeowners how to do their own plant care, if they are so inclined. We could not be happier with his work!"
- maryroach1
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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 South San Francisco, CA house. From there the South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco, 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 South San Francisco, 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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