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Top 10 landscaping designers in San Diego, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Diego landscape designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
ALDAPE G LANDSCAPING INC

ALDAPE G LANDSCAPING INC

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Our goals are to custom satisfactory .... we will not be happy until you be happy ....
JF Landscape

JF Landscape

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
35+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Everything I do, i put all my passion. For over 20 years i been doing all related with landscape. This includes irrigation system installation, pavers, retaining walls etc. I got and irrigation certification, reclaimed water certification as well, and a professional landscaper diploma.
Lawn Star

Lawn Star

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
ive been doing landscaping for years, i have all the equipment and experience to make your yard look the way you want it. i have done work u.p.s freight , i worked at la jolla beach and tennis club as a lead gardner. i have a website on facebook and i know i can help you.
Bylines Studio Landscape Design, LLC

Bylines Studio Landscape Design, LLC

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
We provide custom landscape design through a streamlined and creative online process. ​ This way our clients can create their perfect outdoor space without crazy design fees or weeks of coordination. We understand each project is special with specific needs and budgets which why we value a one-on-one process. We offer design plans with installation guidelines, planting schedules, and material specifications. Plans can be phased over time and additional services like lighting plans or 3D renderings can be added. ​ Once complete, bring the design package to your local home improvement store or contractor and see your space come to life. It's y
Big Bully Turf

Big Bully Turf

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Diego, CA
At Big Bully Turf, it's not just about providing turf; it's about crafting an experience tailored for you. From the bustling city to the serene outskirts, Southern California and Las Vegas are places of contrasts, and the weather? Oh, it's a world of its own. We've understood that and made sure our offerings are not just unique but apt for these climates.
Three Stripes Landscaping

Three Stripes Landscaping

New on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
We help the customer by going the extra mile without being asked. My passion shows in my work, and we stay local, thus knowing the area very well. We are licensed and bonded. www.threestripeslandscaping.com The smile on the customer's face when we are done.
Terra Group Landscape, L.L.C

Terra Group Landscape, L.L.C

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Terra Group Landscape, LLC is a landscaping company located in San Diego, CA. We design-build landscapes for residential and commercial clients.
McClure Landscaping

McClure Landscaping

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
My name is Jason McClure and i enjoy working with my hands to have your landscape feeling natural and fresh. By Hard work to ensure customers satisfaction. Communicative, customer service skills, and 10+ years in the construction craft industry.
JPBLA, Inc.

JPBLA, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
San Diego based landscape architectural firm, JPBLA, Inc., serves all of California and Arizona, and is committed to providing the finest in landscape architectural design, irrigation design, land planning, park planning, master planning, sustainable design, landscape renovation, and water management consulting. Every project is unique. I love to create a enviroment that both is pleasing to the eye and that is environmentally conservative.
Designs 4 You

Designs 4 You

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Designs 4 You is a family-owned and operated San Diego construction company, we are fully committed to providing our customers with outstanding customer service, personal attention and quality work. We are both licensed and insured to work in San Diego county. Our office is centrally located at 9434 Chesapeake Drive Suite 1211 San Diego, CA 92123 We would love to help you bring your dreams to reality, contact us today! We enjoy the creative part of our job and seeing the smiles on our customers' faces after completing the project and them thanking us for making their house a dream place....

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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