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Top 10 landscaping designers in Gaithersburg, MD

Homeowners agree: these Gaithersburg landscape designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Makimanta Landscaping Services

Makimanta Landscaping Services

New on HomeGuide
2 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Makimanta Landscaping Services have more than 10 years of experience. We are a dedicated, professional company in the landscaping industry. We are properly licensed and insured.
REMODELING&PAINTING JIREH

REMODELING&PAINTING JIREH

4.8(4)
15 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Abebe A. says, "Very positive experience with Lisset. They did a fantastic job repairing and refinishing my deck. I will hire Lisset and company again." Read more
Natural Construction Inc

Natural Construction Inc

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
18+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
We do more like retaining walls pavers patios decks Foundations waterproof Everything pretty much outside the house
Green Bay Landscaping LLC

Green Bay Landscaping LLC

New on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
We specialize in landscaping maintenance and installation, hardscape, retaining walls, patios, concrete, French drain, land grading, fence installation and more, call 240-417-7355
Yard Scaping Services LLC

Yard Scaping Services LLC

New on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Our business is reliable, with a flexible and speedy schedule, As well as professional.
Eah Landscaping Services

Eah Landscaping Services

New on HomeGuide
27+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Will doing good with the reference and good working crew
A Duarte's Tree Service And Landscaping

A Duarte's Tree Service And Landscaping

5.0Exceptional(5)
7 hires on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Laura R. says, "Marvin was first to respond to my inquiry. He was extremely efficient and fair in his pricing. The work, which was very difficult and dangerous, was done safely and with the utmost respect to our property and our neighbors property. Marvin was kind and professional and most importantly followed thru with the project as requested and as quoted. Would highly recommend and will use this company again. Thanks!!!!!!!!!" Read more
Burch Masonry Llc

Burch Masonry Llc

3.7(3)
20 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Philomena D. says, "Very punctual. Everything was done quickly and neatly. Extra blocks were replaced in order to make the finished wall look good. I had also forgotten to mention a small job I needed done. Both were done at no extra charge. I did have all the materials for the extra small job. I highly recommend Burch Masonry and if I need this type of work to be done again I will not hesitate to call them. And did I mention he was the lowest bid by a lot? Thank you Burch Masonry for a job well done." Read more
Tarzan Tree And Landscape Llc.

Tarzan Tree And Landscape Llc.

5.0(3)
6+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Cynthia P. says, "They did great!, really neat and clean job, they did not leave any mess too!, so Professional, very recommend!" 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 Gaithersburg landscaping designers

Recent success stories from people in the Gaithersburg area.
John P.
Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Lisset is an absolute professional who takes 100% pride in her work. She stand by her work and is very courteous, easy to work with, and I would highly recommend her for any job. She is that great of a professional.
REMODELING&PAINTING JIREH
Jeff C.
Fast, efficiently, very well priced. Marvin did an excellent job and I would recommend him to anyone who needed tree trimming or tree removal.
A Duarte's Tree service and landscaping
TONY H.
Dion has been great. Rain has held up the project, but looks good to be finished soon. Thanks
Burch Masonry Llc
Midnight B.
Highly recommended, great choice, very professional one, very neat, definitely use their services again
Tarzan tree and landscape llc.
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