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Land Design, Inc. is a landscape consulting and design company based in Rensselaer county serving all of Albany’s Capital District.  John and Laura Kelly have owned and operated Land Design, Inc. since 2003.  Together they have over 30 years of landscape and interior design experience.  Let us collaborate with you to create a garden to look at,  a sanctuary to be in, a yard to enjoy with your family.  From simple plantings to multi-year master plans, we’re here to help.

We are Landscape Consultants that provide Design Plans, Simple Consultations, and Landscape Project Management.

We are Designers not Landscape Contractors and charge for our consulting time.

We Do Not provide Estimates or Installation for any project unless it is in conjunction with Our Design Services.

What we do is more similar to a landscape architect’s role rather than a contractor’s or builder’s.  Clients pay us for our time and expertise in helping them create their outdoor spaces, whether it is a simple perennial border 2 hour consultation or a multi-year hardscape master plan installation.

In turn we are your advocates and provide objective, realistic advice fine tuned for your budget and goals.  Since you are paying us for our time we can take that time and create something special and unique to your home or business.

  • Planting the project yourself?  We’ll provide you with all of the information you’ll need to purchase and install your project.
  • Do you need a detailed landscape master plan that lays out your entire property in realistic phases, step by step?  You’ll be able to obtain multiple quotes with our scaled plans and plant lists.
  • Would you like a single point of contact from initial brainstorming through complete project installation?  We can manage your project, using our short list of master contractors in all disciplines.

We can provide scaled CAD drawings, plant portfolios, 3D software models, project phasing timelines, and any other relevant information required for your particular project.

We do charge to visit your home; see our services pages below for all details.

 Please review our services carefully and contact us with any questions you may have.

6 / 12 / 2019 Update on Scheduling:

Laura and I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to submit a questionnaire and contact us. We have met so many people who said “this is what I need!”.

Land Design is just Laura and myself and we currently have several dozen new clients to schedule and a number of managed and design projects in progress. 

This means new clients contacting us will have a wait time before a site visit.

We currently estimate new client appointments to be in Mid-August to September.  Early Fall is a wonderful time of year to start planning large Spring 2020 projects or tackle smaller 2019 projects as Fall is an excellent time for many types of plantings. 

We will stay in contact with waiting list clients by email and provide scheduling updates here as best we can.  Our 2 hour consult scheduling is subject to weather and the demands of our larger projects.  We group appointments by location to be more efficient but we will get to you if you can wait.  If you can’t wait we certainly understand. 

Thanks for your understanding and patience!  


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We are members of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers , Ecological Landscape Alliance  , and WildOnes.org.  We help our clients create more sustainable landscapes by:

  • Reducing emissions and costs of pruning and watering by using the right plant in the right place.
  • Using native or plants where possible; they consume fewer resources and provide more consistent food and shelter for pollinators and other beneficial insects.
  • Partnering with several native plant nurseries to provide native perennials that typically can’t be found for landscape use.
  • Planning our outdoor spaces in advance to save time and money that can be used for the greater good of the community.  Building higher quality hardscape outdoor elements that will last and won’t clog our landfills prematurely.
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