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Find landscape designers in Portland, OR

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Top 10 landscape designers in Portland, OR

Clients agree: these Portland landscape designers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.


14 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Reuben G. says, "Needed to install a fence as people were able to enter our property from the street. Came by right away to look at the site and provided us with a reasonable quote. A few days later came by to install the fence and were done in a matter of hours. The fence looks great. Olguin C Landscaping is very responsive and fair, would highly recommend them." Read more
Clackamas River Excavation

Clackamas River Excavation

New on HomeGuide
4+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
We offer professional and unique solutions for all of your excavation needs. With over 30 years of experience and a willingness to work with our customers, in all aspects to get you the results your looking for. We hold extremely high standards in our craftmanship and customer service. We are competitively priced but will not sacrifice your final product. We keep your property, cleanliness and safety paramount during our projects. Give us a call to discuss any project that you need a solution for. Both large or small, residential or commercial.
TerraScapes Restoration

TerraScapes Restoration

1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Shari M. says, "They was very efficient and did a good job." Read more
Key Concepts Landscape

Key Concepts Landscape

3 hires on HomeGuide
13+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Wanda W. says, "They did the work outlined on schedule. Very friendly and willing to do finishing touches to ensure our satisfaction. " Read more
New Green Landscaping

New Green Landscaping

8 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Portland, OR
Uzma A. says, "They were very professional and got the job done quickly. I would definitely want to work with them again for future projects and I highly recommend them!" 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 Portland landscape designers

Recent success stories from people in the Portland area.
Cynthia K.
Cristino did a great job moving a LOT of soil and building a large retaining wall. He was also willing to figure out how to build an uncommon decorative fence I had seen on the internet. It's beautiful.
Marian G.
Israel and Sergio are extremely professional.. Very polite and know their work. They finish my yard in about 30 minutes and it looks better than ever, just once a week. They get it done. They have all pro tools and I highly recommend them. Thanks you guys!
New green landscaping
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