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Top 10 landscaping designers in Sacramento, CA

Homeowners agree: these Sacramento landscape designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cruz Landscaping & Design Inc.

Cruz Landscaping & Design Inc.

15 hires on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Evelyn P. says, "We had several bids on our project, but Cruz Landscaping & Design stood out. The price was fair and the work he was proposing was quality rather than the bare minimum to get the project done. We were very happy with the result. Time and care was taken to get the job done right (and it was fun to watch, too - it was a concrete pour). The result was excellent and we've asked them to come back to do more work. Seeing what was going on, a neighbor came by to ask for a concrete pour on her property that she'd been meaning to do. Once she saw our completed work, she immediately contacted Cruz Landscaping. Great experience, quality work and fair prices. We recommend them!" Read more
Sens Landscaping

Sens Landscaping

24+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Dianne B. says, "they got fast service, very honest and trustworthy people. you can also negotiate with them when it comes to pricing. " Read more
Alta Vista Landscaping

Alta Vista Landscaping

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Our commitment to supplying only the highest quality products, materials, and customer service available has provided us with an extensive network of referrals. Customer satisfaction is always our top priority! We are experts in their craft and give attention to the smallest detail. Every project is handled with care for our clients. We specialize in: - Pavers services, such as renovations and custom designs - Pool decks, patios, driveways, walkways, and other exterior areas - Firepit design, replacement, and installation - Retaining walls, sitting walls and steps - Coping services - Residential and commercial services - Artificial turf i...
American Landscape Design And Installation

American Landscape Design And Installation

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
39+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
My name is Tony, I'm the owner of American Landscape Design and Installation. We've been Landscaping and doing concrete work for approximately 35 years. We've helped thousands of people just like yourself turn there houses into homes that they could be very proud of owning. We've always worked to make your world and your home a better place for you and your family to live. I very much like working with people and working outdoors. I really like the idea of taking a bare lot or a plain yard an making it into your paradice and the envy of your neighborhood. I look forward to helping YOU, make your world a better place and your home a nicer pla...
Environmental Landscape

Environmental Landscape

New on HomeGuide
Serves Sacramento, CA
This is a family operation. We take pride in all of our happy customers. We can handle everything outside of the home including the landscape design by Cal Wild Landscape Design. We get to see yards grow and people enjoy them for many years. I drive by yards that I did 30 years ago.

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?

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