Waukesha, 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha, 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 Waukesha, WI that will help create your dream garden. More
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At Bret Achtenhagen’s Seasonal Services, we’ll handle all of your landscaping needs season after season, so you... Read More
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  • 11 miles from Waukesha, 2 projects in Waukesha
Waukesha County Award Winning Landscape Architects 4x Best of Houzz!
Our professional landscape architects can transform your property into an enchanting outdoor paradise. Our...
Beautiful landscapes begin with an exceptional design. Ginkgo Leaf Studio is a landscape design firm serving... Read More
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  • 24 miles from Waukesha, 1 project in Waukesha
Award-winning Milwaukee Area Landscape Designer 11x Best of Houzz
Specializing in custom landscape designs for residential clients, from small intimate gardens to large estates....
At Novotny Landscaping we take great pride in every landscape installation project. Our quality, creativity, and... Read More
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  • 11 miles from Waukesha, 1 project in Waukesha
Waukesha County's Comprehensive Landscape Design Firm-3x Best of Houzz
We are a full service landscape design, construction and maintenance firm, specializing in hardscape and...
Meet the award-winning landscape architects at Van Zelst. For over 30 years, Van Zelst has provided complete... Read More
Waukesha County's Award-Winning Design-Build Landscape Developers
One of southeast Wisconsin's foremost award-winning design/build landscape developers, LandCrafters brings...
Since 1977 the professionals at Wandsnider Landscape Architects & Construction have listened, designed,... Read More
Milwaukee, Washington & Waukesha County Leading Landscape Designer
Creative Landscape Designs is an award winning full service landscape design & contracting company, We have...
One of southeast Wisconsin's foremost award-winning design/build landscape developers, LandCrafters brings... Read More
Ozaukee Counties Premier Full Service Landscape Architecture Firm
Flagstone has expertise in creating incredible landscape designs to match the environment around. We create...
Creative Landscape Designs is an award winning full service landscape design and contracting company, with... Read More
At Bella Terra we promise to provide you with a high quality product at a fair price. Customer satisfaction,... Read More
Residential Landscape Design, Registered Landscape Architect, 37 years experience, Award Winning, National... Read More
Garland Alliance provides full service design, consulting and project management specializing in site development... Read More
Heynssens + Grassman, Inc., a husband and wife team of landscape architects, has been practicing their art... Read More
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We install custom cedar fences in any style - from picket to privacy and everything in between. We also install... Read More
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From small projects to a total landscape makeover, MAYER LANDSCAPES is your one-stop, full-service landscaping... Read More
Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
Bret Achtenhagen's Seasonal Services
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"We have been so pleased with the work that Seasonal Services have been doing to our yard. The crew working here has been very professonal, kind and detailed. Each day I see how hard they are working on our quite large project. They leave each night cleaned up and organized. It is looking beautiful."
- teriboucher
Ginkgo Leaf Studio
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"The staff at Ginkgo Leaf Studio is a pleasure to work with. Being a design-build firm, we like to get them involved right away when we start the design. Your house design and landscaping design should flow and work together. Landscaping should never be an afterthought. Ginkgo Leaf Studio works with our clients to make their visions come true, as well as creating new and exciting ideas for them! "
- Fein Design
Novotny Landscaping LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"I recently have had the opportunity to collaborate on a professional level with the owner of Novotny Landscaping LLC and have had nothing but great experiences. As an art educator and free lance photographer, I have taken photographs for the jobs done by Novotny Landscaping, and in turn they have helped to install an artistic landscape in the entryway of our school building. Between parent and administrative comments, the feedback has been nothing short of amazing. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a new landscaping project, artistic outdoor living space, or even something as simple as lawn maintenance."
- courtneynicolegoss
Van Zelst Inc
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"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.
Wandsnider Landscape Architects
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"Wandsnider Landscape Architects contacted me last year about giving their company a fresh look. I wound up redesigning their logo, website and photographed several projects for them. They are a real pleasure to work with. Bill the owner is a great guy and talented artist. One thing that was very unique to me is his landscape artist renderings. They’re beautiful. They’re hand drawn and colored in a way that reminds me of Santiago Calatrava's watercolor studies. Heidi is my primary contact there and she’s very sweet. She has a great sense of humor and knows how to get work done. While on location for a couple photoshoots, I spoke with some of their clients. All of them had good things to say about Bill and his team. One of them even said they’ve been working with Bill for over 20 years."
- Ryan Hainey Photography LLC.
LandCrafters, Inc
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"Have used LandCrafters twice and have been very happy with the process and the finished product both times. What I have especially appreciated has been the company's attention to detail and focus on getting it right -- at times they recommended adding things I didn't realize I needed (a couple extra lights here, more drainage there), but other times they convinced me why a cheaper option or forgoing something altogether was the better choice. And Dave Guthery, my project lead, was always accessible and willing to stop over on a moment's notice if I had questions or concerns and he continues to offer suggestions about upkeep and general maintenance to this day. Overall, highly recommended for projects small or large."
- tmbubble
Creative Landscape Designs, L.L.C..
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"Lynn really went the extra mile! My yard had a number of drainage opportunities along with a disjointed lot due to a recent garage addition and new concrete. So, she had a number of challenges to deal with. Lynn consulted with a number of contractors and visited my lot more than five times with landscapers before she recommended partners, drew the plan, and secured the time slot. She made sure to be on site almost every day making sure the plan was on track and we addressed any design changes with no problems and worked within our budget. I decided to secure and plant some of the plants myself and she was very open to this. The yard is beautiful -- people actually stop their cars and get out to admire our yard -- the design is really out of the box and not "cookie cutter". Creative Landscape Designs was incredible through the whole process and I highly recommend Lynn and her contractor partners."
- petrzelka
Bella Terra Landscape Services, LLC
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"Bella Terra constructed a beautiful front brick patio for me. They also provided full landscaping services which included design, plant selection, and installation. Very impressed with the level of service and knowledge. Very personable and pleasant to work with."
- Meredith
Landcrafters - Michael A. Manke, ASLA
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"As a landscape architect, Mike Manke is the best of the best. We recently completed an extensive house addition and remodel which included an outdoor living space. This space has a pizza oven and kitchen area as well as dining and lounging areas underneath an extensive pergola. Mike designed and oversaw the construction of all of the outdoor space including all of the landscaping. His ideas are excellent and he has tremendous creativity. We couldn't be more pleased with either the process or the result. We would recommend him and Land Crafters in the strongest possible terms."
- Jen D
Garland Alliance, Inc.
Landscape Architects and Designers in Waukesha, WI
"Services provided: Overall conceptual design Planting plan Purchasing and Planting: shrubs, trees and lawn Hardscape: rustic staircase stone walkways blue stone approach to front entrance garden beds and stone borders Maintenance: watering and fertilizing Customer evaluation: We found Tim's work refreshingly creative and of first quality. Tim is also unusually reliable regarding meeting his committments accurately and on time."
- wabathon
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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 Waukesha, WI house. From there the Waukesha 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 Waukesha 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 Waukesha, 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 Waukesha, 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 Waukesha landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Waukesha, WI landscape architects and designers. You can also look through Waukesha, 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 Milwaukee, Brown Deer, River Hills, Brookfield and Greenfield.
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