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Find landscape designers in Smyrna, GA

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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 Smyrna landscaping designers

Recent success stories from people in the Smyrna area.
John K.
Jose is very professional and has done a great thorough job with my backyard plant, tree, and shrub installations. He fix my yard drainage issue with a beautiful stone river around my deck. Jose also did a fantastic job filling the gulley with cement and installing a retaining curb. His work and thoroughness is beyond reproach and affordable.
Jose Ortiz, owner. Creative Scapes
Annette B.
Portillo Garden Services 24 reviews Claimed Tree Services, Landscaping, Gardeners Closed9:00 AM - 3:00 PM COVID-19 Updates Edit "Open and taking safety and precautionary measures to protect you and our team. Remote services available, call us today to book an appointment and estimate. Call/Text for quality (626) 421-3996" Posted on September 2, 2020 Updated Services In-person visitsVirtual consultations Health & Safety Measures Based on info from the business or our users Social distancing enforcedStaff wears masksSanitizing between customersStaff wears glovesHand sanitizer providedTemperature checksMasks required Highlights from the Business AVAILABLE_BY_APPOINTMENT EMERGENCY_SERVICES FREE_ESTIMATES 24_7_AVAILABILITY WALK_INS_WELCOME FREE_CONSULTATIONS Photos & videos See all 156 photos Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. installation of artificial grass Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. installation of artificial grass Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Portillo Lansdcape Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Portillo Lansdcape Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Portillo Lansdcape Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Trim Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Photo of Portillo Garden Services - Altadena, CA, US. Encino Services Offered Verified by Business Garden Maintenance Garden Design Shrubs, Hedges & Bushes Artificial Turf Installation Tree Planting Landscape Construction Yard Cleaning Brush Chipping Review Highlights “Eliana & Efrain from Portillo landscaping just finished installing new St. Augustin sod, sprinklers, mulch & two trees.” in 11 reviews “Eliana is so diligent about communicating every step of the way and was so responsive to any questions we had.” in 9 reviews “I highly recommend you to anyone needing your garden and landscaping services.” in 3 reviews About the Business Business owner information Efrain P. Business Owner 15 Years in the business! We are a local business who are passionate about gardening and landscaping services. We provide a variety of the best garden care services. CALL NOW/ Message Now for limited Landscaping Deals! (626) 421-3996 Location & Hours Map Altadena, CA 91001 Serving Altadena, CA Area Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Closed now Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Edit business info Amenities and More In-person visits Accepts Credit Cards Accepts Cryptocurrency Ask the Community Ask a question Yelp users haven’t asked any questions yet about Portillo Garden Services. Recommended Reviews Your trust is our top concern, so businesses can't pay to alter or remove their reviews. Learn more. Search within reviews Search within reviews Yelp Sort Username Location 00 Start your review of Portillo Garden Services. Annette B. Glendale, CA 472 9/17/2018 Portillo and the crew did our front yard recently. they were very professional , came early and worked hard all day and finishing everyday by washing the driveway and putting everything in place. I am very happy with the job they did at my house, and it wasn't an easy project. Very honest and dependable people. Thank you
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