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 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 that’s familiar with the local climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services that will help create your dream garden. More
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Featured Reviews for Landscape Architects and Designers
Alderwood Landscape Architecture and Construction
Landscape Architects and Designers
"We hired Alderwood Landscape to redesign and relandscape our yard, take out our concrete driveway and install a paver driveway. The entire team was a pleasure to work with, always concerned that we were happy with the process and the final product. Our project was a big undertaking and there were hicups, but the crew was great at troubleshooting and working with us. We are excited to see our new plants in bloom and the driveway is not not only better from a functional standpoint, but a beautiful improvement."
- jludeman
K&D Landscape Management
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"John and the K&D crew re-landscaped 3 sides of our house. We are very pleased with the work they did. John's plans showed imagination & originality that we have not seen elsewhere. This was the first time that we had work done (our 8th residence over 40 years), that did not require us to oversee anything! The professionalism was astounding! If we were present, it was because we were interested in the process. And the only questions to address were changes regarding availability of plantings, etc. The K&D workers were courteous and neat. A pleasure to work with and our compliments to everyone at K&D!"
- carrpark
Garden Studio
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"Chris created an excellent plan for our under utilized backyard. Our backyard is now an inviting entertainment area with a covered seating area, separate dining area and low water plantings. A fountain is incorporated off the master bedroom. The plan was presented thoroughly with hard scape color options and the opportunity to add our ideas as well."
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
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"Paradise Restored came highly recommended to me. I needed to replace an aging and ugly fence. Micah consulted with me and absolutely understood my preferences for a fence. He even accommodated my request to do this project in early January when we would be away from our home. Normally I would not trust a company to do a project of this nature without supervising them. But I knew our project was in great hands with Micah! We returned home to a gorgeous and sturdy fence! Highly recommend this company!"
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Envision Landscape Studio
Landscape Architects and Designers
"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
J. Montgomery Designs
Landscape Architects and Designers
"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
Harold Leidner Landscape Architects
Landscape Architects and Designers
"Completed an extensive project, Jan thru May 2012. Excellent company from start to finish...great design & installation, excellent quality products utilized for soil prep & plantings, knowledgeable workman who worked hard & efficiently. Harold himself has a personal approach to his clients, very hands on & attentive. End result...exceeded my expectations...the yard has already been featured in the local daily newspaper."
- Norma Glass
Karen Aitken and Associates
Landscape Architects and Designers
"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
Little Miracles Designs
Landscape Architects and Designers
"Little Miracle designs does its name justice. They transformed my dark and unattractive yard into an amazingly beautiful space that has added a new room to my brownstone. A true miracle. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of this company. They work with you closely, they listened to what you want and then they dazzle you with ideas. And this allows every single one of their projects to be unique. They adapt to your aesthetics, but provide you with guidance and options given their vast experience in working with small, and not so small, exterior designs projects in the Tri State NY area. The outcome is truly better than what you expected. The execution is fantastic. They are very detailed oriented and perfectionists. They know how to solve problems fast and in a cost effective way. When we first contacted Little Miracle Designs we had a very small project in mind. But when we sat down with Sasha, their CEO, who by the way gives personalized attention to all of his projects, we knew that we have found the right person to commit to a complete renovation of our yard. Today, we can say we were absolutely right. There is no one out there that can do what Little Miracle Designs does. As a result, we have not only gained a beautiful yard, but truly another room to our house that has increased the value of our property by more than the cost of the project."
- lpalzuru
K.Fair Landscape Design
Landscape Architects and Designers
"K. Fair Landscape Design completely transformed our outdoor space! Working with K. Fair and their team of contractors was a dream. The entire process was a smooth one, from the initial design and renderings to overseeing and completing the project. Kelsey's artistic and creative approach was exactly what we were looking for and we couldn't be happier with the design outcome! I would highly recommend!"
- Kari Ansari
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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 house. From there the 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 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 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 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 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:


  • 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 landscape architect on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to landscape architects and designers. You can also look through photos to find a space you like, then contact the professional who posted the photo.
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