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Top 10 landscaping designers in Long Beach, CA

Homeowners agree: these Long Beach landscape designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Vera Landscape

Vera Landscape

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Amy C. says, "Fidel was a pleasure to work with! He was prompt in responding to me, offered a very fair quote, and he did a fantastic job on our project. I would definitely hire him again for future needs." Read more
Dreamscapes By M.G.R.

Dreamscapes By M.G.R.

4.9Exceptional(9)
1 hire on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Jeff N. says, " We recently bought our first home out in Irvine about 6 months ago. It was ready to move in except for the backyard which was in pretty rough shape. My wife has always wanted a pool so a friend recommended Dreamscapes to us. Our pool and surrounding landscape was completed last Thursday and I must say they exceeded our expectations. The two main things I was really impressed with was that they keep us involved every step of the way, which helped keep us within budget and their utilization of the backyard space. They yard is about 8,000 sq ft which is not huge but they did a really nice job of putting the pool in and some landscaped trimming. Thanks again guys!" Read more
Munoz Landscaping

Munoz Landscaping

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Vincent S. says, "Armando did an excellent job on the lawn, Highly recommended with competitive prices. I am very happy with the service and will be continuing to using them." Read more
Nelson Pena Lanscaping

Nelson Pena Lanscaping

4.8(4)
19+ years in business
Serves Long Beach, CA
Derrick C. says, "He is OUTSTANDING!" Read more

Your Landscaping and Design questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does a landscape designer cost near me?

A landscape designer costs $50 to $150 per hour with a minimum consultation fee of $100 to $200. The design plans cost $700 to $3,000 according to the project size and the number of revisions. Some landscape design packages include videos with computer imaging to illustrate the finished look.

Is hiring a landscape designer worth it?

Hiring a landscape designer is especially worth it when you have a large yard that needs a detailed plan to manage maintenance costs. However, a designer's fees can be excessive if you have a small lawn and want a simple plan.

The benefits of landscape designers include:

  • Practical plans to raise the home’s value and boost curb appeal
  • Cheaper yard maintenance with a local-climate friendly design
  • Preventing DIY landscaping mistakes that waste your money

What does a landscape designer do?

A landscape designer's services include any of the following:

  • Consultations at your home to explore design options
  • Planning out budgets for each landscaping plan
  • Producing landscaping sketches, conceptual computer-generated plans, and basic drawings
  • Revising the plans as many times as needed
  • Consulting with contractors to help convey your vision

However, each designer offers different things according to the level of their training and whether they work with a design-and-build firm.

When should I hire a landscape designer?

You should hire a landscape designer when:

  • You want a new garden installed with a special plant scheme tailored to your needs.
  • The home you're selling needs more curb appeal to stand out in the neighborhood.
  • Your landscaping has been neglected, and you don't know how to fix it because you have no design or landscaping experience.
  • The new home you’ve moved into has a yard that doesn’t suit your lifestyle, pets, or children.
  • You have lots of new landscaping ideas but can’t decide which one will work.
  • The local climate has watering restrictions that you need to design around.

What’s the difference between a landscape designer and landscape architect?

The biggest differences between a landscape designer and landscape architect are that the architect must have a degree and typically works on bigger commercial projects. Hiring a landscape architect costs $100 to $250 per hour minimum. An architect makes official building plans required to get permits for bigger landscaping projects.

Important: Landscape designers don’t have all the qualifications to make detailed construction plans to get permits from the building department.

What are common landscaping project costs?

The most common landscaping projects are a combination of:

How do I find a good landscape designer?

You can find a nearby landscape designer by searching through our list to compare services in your neighborhood. When hiring a design consultant, remember to:

  • Compare multiple quotes from companies with 5+ years of experience.
  • See if your state requires designers to have licenses in horticulture services, home improvement, or landscape contractor credentials.
  • Ask if they have training from the NALP, the APLD, or local landscaping and construction associations.
  • Verify that they have a current business license, insurance, and surety bonds.
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Collect an itemized estimate and contract upfront.
  • Beware of the cheapest bids that often yield low-quality results.
  • Don’t give a full payment until after the job is complete.

What questions do I ask a landscape designer?

  • How long have you been designing landscapes?
  • Can I get a free first consultation, and if so, then how long is it?
  • Have you done more hardscaping or gardening projects?
  • Do you offer designs only, or does your firm also build landscapes?
  • How long will it take to make my designs, and do they include a 3D digital design or scaled drawings?
  • What are the fees for plan revisions?
  • Can I see a list of your references and design portfolio?
  • Does the city building department need to approve these designs with permits?
  • Which features of this design are the most expensive and why?
  • Can you make a design that minimizes yard maintenance?
  • What’s your payment schedule, and do you offer payment plans?

Reviews for Long Beach landscaping designers

Recent success stories from people in the Long Beach area.
Alex N.
I am the owner of a 16 unit apartment complex here in Mission Viejo. We have a pool here ever since we purchased the property in 2008. However, it was never used and gotten quite dilapidated. The tile started to chip away and the flooring was becoming powdery from exposure to the weather. A friend of ours had used Dreamscapes to build the pool at their home so we gave them a call to see if they could help. They initially came out for the estimate and gave us some great ideas that would bring the recreational area to life. They proposed some cost effective landscaping to accent the pool that gave the place a whole new look. All the tiling was redone, inlets and outlets were replaced, and they even removed the awful diving board. The project was completed last Friday and our tenants there can't stop giving us compliments. I've never seen so many of our tenants out and about as I did this past weekend. Great Job Dreamscapes, keep up the good work.
Dreamscapes By M.G.R.
Derrick C.
Nelson has handled our landscaping for years and he is by far the most outstanding person we have ever had. Beyond that, he is timely, responsive, thoughtful and forward thinking. And he is a loving father and husband, put it all together and he is OUTSTANDING!
Nelson pena lanscaping
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