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Top 10 landscaping designers in San Francisco, CA

Homeowners agree: these San Francisco landscape designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Hibiscus Studio

Hibiscus Studio

5.0(4)
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Amber says, "Jen is knowledgeable, thoughtful, down-to-earth and listened to our needs. She's wonderful to work with!" Read more
Mauricio Handyman

Mauricio Handyman

5.0Exceptional(8)
12 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Marina K. says, "He did a great job." Read more
Redwood Landscaping

Redwood Landscaping

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
i think cause we do great work our costumers kerp recomending us thats i get the jobs for Recommendations i love what i do that's why always have sn ideas for my clients when they don't have a design for their project see my clients happy at the end of their project
Majestic Landscaping

Majestic Landscaping

1.0(2)
1 hire on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I have 23 years in busines, I love what I do , my business stand out for quality of the we do ,also are prices are very competitive,we specially in French drainage and all kind of masonry, carpintery
Presidential Landscapes

Presidential Landscapes

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Presidential Landscapes established 1990 Patricia has an A. S. in environmental landscaping CLCA tested and certified as landscape technician tested and cerified irrigation designer/auditor/repair/installation technician/plus general plumbing and drainage with pumps/gravity drainage systems worked 11+ yrs designing/installing/maintaining landscapes for Presidio Trust SF heavy equipment operator- outdoor lighting masonary/paver work/reataining walls fences arbors/non attached decks/ gates isntallation and repairs tree work up to 20 ft stump removal excells in low maintenance landscapes and general handy person work on call work for an emergenc...
Mint Exterior Designs

Mint Exterior Designs

New on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
When it comes to turning your landscaping project into something you love. We take the time to sit with the customer and truly draw out the area. All customers gets a job layout PDF with an estimate. We call out all of our materials, this way the customer knows exactly what well be installing. Home owner can choose to research the matierals installed by name and look up cost on material. Unlike other installer's we at Mint never put and upcharge percentage on our materials to be fair to the customer. We choose to go this route because we feel comfortable knoeikn that the customer is already oayinp top dollar for the best matierals why woul...
Liaison Landscapes

Liaison Landscapes

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Founded in 2015, Liaison Landscapes is a full-service landscaping company based in San Francisco, CA. They pride themselves on their exceptional customer service, high-quality craftsmanship, and superior project management. Whether it's residential, commercial, or municipal, Liaison Landscapes is known for its unique approach to landscape development projects, providing unparalleled transparency and accountability. Their work ethic, commitment to building lasting relationships, and unwavering honesty set them apart in the industry. From installing drought-friendly water systems to routine maintenance like mowing and pruning, they cater to a d
Randy Thueme Design

Randy Thueme Design

New on HomeGuide
33+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Randy Thueme Design Inc. is a Landscape Architectural design studio located on South Park in San Francisco. Randy Thueme established the office in 1991 and has created a portfolio of unique works ranging in scale from small city gardens to large acreage properties.
Bloom And Lawn Landscape, Inc

Bloom And Lawn Landscape, Inc

New on HomeGuide
Serves San Francisco, CA
B&L enjoys every aspect of landscaping from simple maintenance to a brand new landscape. But most important to us is exceeding expectations at an affordable price.
Naturally GreenLandscaping And Garden Design

Naturally GreenLandscaping And Garden Design

New on HomeGuide
19+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
My business stands out because we are enviromentally friendly and we like to focused on most Natural ways of using Nature to express our work towards sharing such positive natural beautiful.

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 San Francisco landscaping designers

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Sharon S.
Very collaborative process, Jen listened to our needs and pushed our thinking. Very concerned about quality and value. Love our new yard!
Hibiscus Studio
Olga K.
Great job! Was on time and knew exactly what needed to be done. Yes, do recommend him.
Mauricio handyman
Laura M.
I am very satisfied with abc bros gardening for their hard work that they do in my garden. They take care of all my garden from fertilizing, trimming irrigation check, and also something that I like about them is when I ask if they can do extra work they immediately tell me yes. we happy with them
ABC BROS. GARDENING
John G.
LABATS TREE CARE
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