Q. Why should I use a landscape designer rather than just calling a landscape contractor?

A. We offer our 40 years of field and office landscape design experience as your advocate, providing detailed advice that you will use if you do it yourself or hire a contractor. Having one plan to shop with 3 contractors can help you save thousands and know you have a long term plan that is yours!

Q. Do you do landscape maintenance such as mowing, pruning, and mulching? Can you just give me a price on installing a walk or patio?

A. No, I’m afraid we don’t. Land Design is an unique company in the Capital District and our main emphasis is providing landscape consulting and landscape plan creation. Please see our services info for what we offer. We are not landscape contractors who provide installation services.

Q. Can you just come over to my house for a couple of hours and give me advice?

A. Yes we certainly can. See our Consultation service info. For the 2023 season our 2 hour consultation is $300.00. During that time we can just walk the property, giving you expert advice as you take notes. Or we can do a plant flagging consult where we create a customized plant list with photos together and then place wire flags with the plants’ names in their exact locations.


Q. Do you provide design help to clients who are planning on doing the work themselves?

A. Yes we do!! One of our main services is to provide clients with small or large projects objective advice and actionable recommendations so they can install the project themselves but still get professional results.


Q. Do you provide design services for landscape contractors?

A. Yes, we certainly do. For smaller plans contractors can send us site measurements and photos and we provide a scaled CAD plan with plant legend/portfolio as digital files they can print easily. We work with landscape contractors anywhere in New York State. Landscape companies without a full time designer can grow their businesses with professional, job selling design plan packages.


Q. How long does it take to get my landscape plan once you have come to my house and measured?

A. Typically you should allow 6 weeks. That may seem like forever in the Spring but good design takes time and we may need to run a draft by you or ask a question mid design in order to get you the best plan for your needs. Often having your plan done over the Winter, our slower time, is the ideal. That way you are ready and prepared for the Spring!