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12,301 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. Garden designers and landscape architects design with living plants and building materials, and they always keep in mind future growth, maintenance and overall visual appeal. Landscape architecture is very regional, so look for a landscape designer that’s familiar with the climate and plant types that do well there. Start here to learn more about the landscaping services that will help you create your dream garden. More 
Carrollton, TX, 75006
Harold Leidner Landscape Architects specializes in the design and installation of exceptional residential properties and gardens that extend the outdoor living experience of our... Read More
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
Grace Design Associates is a High End Custom Landscape Design & Build firm headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. Grace Design Associates’ work has received numerous awards:... Read More
Tarrytown, NY, 10591
New York Botanic Garden instructor and award winning professional landscape designer. Voted "Best Landscape Designer in Westchester County" by readers of Westchester Magazine for... Read More
Houston, TX, 77080
Since 1987, Exterior Worlds has specialized in high-end landscape design, development, implementation and landscape maintenance. By working hard to improve our clients’ quality of... Read More
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
Joseph Huettl is a landscape architect and landscape contractor specializing in residential and small to medium scale commercial and institutional projects. Huettl Landscape... Read More
encinitas, CA, 92024
Debora Carl Landscape Design was founded in 2000 with a mission of designing outdoor living spaces appropriate to California's Mediterranean climate, utilizing distinctive... Read More
Encinitas, CA, 92023
Design Build Landscape architecture and construction. Registered Landscape architect no. 2604 Licensed Landscape Contractor/Builder C-27484988 Rob@thedesignbuildcompany.com Read More
Baywood Park, CA, 93402
GEOGRAPHIC PRACTICE: California, National, International ABOUT US: From the firm's inception in 1992, the philosophy of Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture has... Read More
C.O.S Design +61 3 9889 3329
Camberwell, Victoria, 3124, Australia
C.O.S Design has been designing and constructing award winning landscapes in and around some of Melbourne’s finest properties since it was founded at the start of 2000. Read More
Newport Beach, CA, 92663
Studio H Landscape Architecture brings its passion for creative design solutions, innovative design details and quality execution to make sure each of its projects exceeds the... Read More
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Exteriors by Chad Robert, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial landscape design and construction. Our clients are an integral part of the design process and because of... Read More
Half Moon Bay & Los Gatos, CA, 94019
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group (formerly Kikuchi & Associates) is a Northern California landscape architectural firm established in 1984. Our work includes custom residential... Read More
Houston, TX, 77008
Founded in 1991, David Morello Garden Enterprises, Inc. is a group of seasoned professionals providing high end, comprehensive services in the field of architectural garden... Read More
Seattle, 98125
I am an APLD Certified Landscape Designer and a registered Architect. Banyon Tree Design Studio creates custom landscape design and architecture for discerning homeowners and... Read More
Cedarburg, WI, 53012
Beautiful landscapes begin with an exceptional design by Ginkgo Leaf Studio. Design principal James Drzewiecki and landscape designer/horticulturist Christa Olsen specialize in... Read More
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What is a landscape architect?


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, he or she 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 a licensed professional is 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 is a landscape designer?


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 garden designer 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.

Questions to ask prospective landscapers:


  • Can you provide me with references?
  • How long have you been in the 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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