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Top 10 landscaping designers in Wilmington, DE

Homeowners agree: these Wilmington landscape designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Leon Garden World

Leon Garden World

5.0(3)
4 hires on HomeGuide
30+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Nicole W. says, "They came out and installed our pool, concrete and fence in just two weeks! We didn’t believe it when they said it would only take two weeks " Read more
J&K Landscaping And Hardscaping

J&K Landscaping And Hardscaping

New on HomeGuide
5+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
satisfy my clients with my work
Absolute Contracting LLC

Absolute Contracting LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on HomeGuide
22+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Tom D. says, "Thorough, professional pleasant to work with." Read more
Carl's General Contracting

Carl's General Contracting

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
hi my name is carl I do clean outs and moving services Landscaping etc. fast reliable reasonable you wont find nobody cheaper
Daniels Lawn & Tree LLC

Daniels Lawn & Tree LLC

5.0(1)
3 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Dave K. says, "Job was quoted significantly cheaper than the next lowest bidder. They took the tree down, ground the stump and cleaned up after. Also as value added, they moved the firewood logs up to the house. Highly recommended" Read more
Bgd Outdoor Construction

Bgd Outdoor Construction

New on HomeGuide
41+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Designer .williason yrade school roots .united way chester pa. Wood plate on eall .wallingfird community art center .marble wall. Plush mill rd penndell hill loyde miller. Dug out tei arce pond .wallingfird poo res. Church 750 hrs. 10.000 supplies.
Landscape Dimensions

Landscape Dimensions

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
21+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Nancy B. says, "Brian is very knowledgeable. He had great ideas. When we were said and done, he had mostly just moved around stuff we already had. The transformation was amazing. We get compliments all the time. His crew is very friendly and considerate. They were careful to make sure our dogs couldn't escape while they were working. They are friendly and hard working. We'e recommended them to a few people and have always gotten great feedback" Read more
D&S Property Maintenance LLC

D&S Property Maintenance LLC

New on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
My company is a small company like a mom&pop store an we take pride in what we do I enjoy doing this work because I show my creativity an my skills on a customer grass
Blackburn Landscape Outfit

Blackburn Landscape Outfit

New on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
25 years experience in all faces of landscape. Installations. We will do a fine job because we take pride in our work and we love to see our customers smile with a good finish product.
Floresbrothers

Floresbrothers

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
We always do our best to keep the customers happy at all times

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 Wilmington landscaping designers

Recent success stories from people in the Wilmington area.
Andrea S.
They were great to deal with. They listened to all my concerns and walked me through the process they gave me a drawing so I could visualize the project which was a huge help being a visual person.... They were awesome on time attentive and paid attention to every detail
Leon Garden World
Lisa L.
George did a marvelous job on my lawn taking down my tree stumps.
Absolute Contracting LLC
Tina Y.
I have been using Brian for five years for everything related to lawn. Brian is very knowledgeable. His choices of bushes/flowers/mulch are excellent. He is very resourceful. He can figure out solution to different problems in different ways, clearly explain to you the alternatives, and help you make the decision that suits you the best. He is very responsive. He will pick up the phone any time. If you leave a message, he will always return the call shortly after. His crew is very nice and hard working. It reduces stress using Brian and his crew, because they are reliable and can handle everything.
Landscape Dimensions
Desiree
Very professional, safe, and friendly work was done much quicker than I was expected
Richard handyman service
Brian S.
Mike and team were fairly priced and worked hard to both level an existing deck and build a new front deck. They were a pleasure to work with.
Berks-Mont Services LLC
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