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Top 10 landscaping designers in Santa Monica, CA

Homeowners agree: these Santa Monica landscape designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Nelson Pena Lanscaping

Nelson Pena Lanscaping

4.8(4)
19+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Derrick C. says, "He is OUTSTANDING!" Read more
BC Landscape Service

BC Landscape Service

5.0(2)
7 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Arles B. says, "very good job, responsible and meet your expectations guaranteed work I am satisfied with their work" Read more
Muñoz LA Gardening

Muñoz LA Gardening

New on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Flowers/plants, drough tolerant design or simply your traditional green lawn, we make it happen for you. Our goal is to cater to your gardening needs, giving you better options and pricing. We can design and build the comfortable oasis in your backyard.
PONCE LANDSCAPING

PONCE LANDSCAPING

4.8(4)
12 hires on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Bryan S. says, "Very Professional and easy to work with. " Read more
Landscaper Innovators

Landscaper Innovators

New on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Hello, My name is Atilano with landscape innovators and we can help you to innovate your home with services like emergency water leaks, essential installation, sod installation, low water consumption irrigation systems, nightscape( low voltage lighting), BBQ grills, fire pits, retaining walls, irrigation system installation, tree planting, pavers, patio covers, water features installation, precast installation, wall panel installation, tree trimming, bush trimming, cleanups.
Jose Quinteros Landscaping

Jose Quinteros Landscaping

5.0Exceptional(7)
10 hires on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Clarence C. says, "Very professional, work completed as contacted and pricing was very reasonable. Will have Jose back again for future jobs. I highly recommend Jose Quinteros Landscaping." Read more
Iniguez Landscaping

Iniguez Landscaping

5.0Exceptional(7)
8 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Rick Y. says, "Spoke English, reliable, honest, neat, clean, knew what he was doing. Licensed, insured, and very fair price. His main objective is to do the best work he can do so that he can get a good referral, and when he finished putting in my aster turf two of my neighbors hired him. The major question is would I use him again, or refer him and the answer to that is absolutely. I am Rick Y from Calabasas. " Read more
770 Construction

770 Construction

5.0(1)
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Kerry H. says, "Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality,  Responsiveness, Value Thank you 770 construction for support in a very complex project! We like to share our beautiful experience that we have on our new kitchen remodeling project and some renovation in the back side of our house including new additions of 680 sqft and new roof installation. We believe in quality along with reasonable prices and Quality of service. That’s what we got from 770 construction. We are very happy from the results and the time consider that has been invested by the owner him self. He came to our house numerous times and put his personal ideas and experience as we expected and give us the confidence during of two and Half month of project. He also took care of few very important things! 1. Time line, 2. Stages of payments as promised 3. Taking car of our furnitures and put all in outside storage. 4. Got a portable toilet for the workers. 5. Make sure that workers clean the job site every day and hauling all the debris. 6. Make sure his guys are wearing all protected clothing as needed by the code. 7. Have beside him a person that was supervise the job. 8. And the most important thing, take care of our dog pets (John and rainbow) by sharing with us the expanses For the dogs hotel for Most of the time that this is really suppressed us as a family. 9. We also want to say some good things about the design lady that was available all the time for questions including after hours. 10. Thank you Ron & 770 construction to be with us and give us our new dream house." Read more
HOME REMODELING INC.

HOME REMODELING INC.

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, CA
Lisa N. says, "Very pleased with the work on our bathrooms (Hall/Kids bath and Master Bath) from beginning to end. The procedure was extensive in that it involved going through exactly what we wanted, creating a contract, and then having as many meetings as were necessary to come up with the final design. I like the combination of obtaining the proper design and fixture advice while still having the freedom to present my own ideas." Read more
Vera Landscape

Vera Landscape

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
15+ years in business
Serves Santa Monica, 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

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 Santa Monica landscaping designers

Recent success stories from people in the Santa Monica area.
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
Luna A.
Gerardo BC Landscaping has a group with a lot of experience, responsible people at a reasonable price, they did a synthetic sac job for me and they explained to me which was the best for my dog and the best, an excellent price and with the 15-year warranty certificate
BC Landscape Service
Ginger B.
PONCE LANDSCAPING
James S.
Prompt, in expensive and efficient. He’ll be by new landscaper.
Jose Quinteros landscaping
Peter D.
Took care to quickly contact us, quote and install the sod within a few days. Did a very good and clean job. Now using them also for our weekly service. Highly recommend!
Iniguez landscaping
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