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Finding Good Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Sonoma County CA

If you're having difficulty properly caring for your lawn and gardens, there's a plentiful resource available to homeowners like you for landscaping services in Sonoma County. Landscape contractors and landscape designers in Sonoma County incluce new landscape installers, garden designers, or landscape maintenance companies.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best landscape contractors & designers in Sonoma County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated January 31, 2014

 The TOP 10 Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Sonoma County CA

Creative Environments
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(707) 827-7980
1550 Gravenstein Hwy S
Sebastopol, CA 95472
State Contractor's License #638571
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association)

Areas Served: Santa Rosa CA, Sebastopol CA, Healdsburg CA, Sonoma CA, Rohnert Park CA, Windsor CA, ...
Services: landscape contractors, landscape designers, garden designers for new landscaping and ...
Key Brands: Products from local companies including: Wheeler Zamaroni, Wyatt Irrigation, ...

Brad Sayre Landscape Services
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(707) 571-1154
1320 Dutton Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
State Contractor's License #768000
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association)

Areas Served: Sonoma County incl. Santa Rosa CA, Petaluma CA, Healdsburg CA, Sebastopol CA, ...
Services: landscape contractors, landscape maintenance

Leff Landscape Associates Inc
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(707) 789-0150, Cell: (707) 529-2015
40 Fourth Street, #244
Petaluma, CA 94952
State Contractor's License #954248
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 Chamber of Commerce-Sonoma Valley ADPSR (Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility) QWEL (Qualified Water-Efficient Landscaper) Build It Green-Certified Professional

Areas Served: Sonoma County & Bay Area, incl. Petaluma, Penngrove, Santa Rosa CA, Sonoma CA, ...
Services: landscape design firm for all new landscaping & landscape design needs. Native ...
Key Brands: Landscapes Unlimited, Sonoma Cast Stone, Unique Lighting Systems

Gardenworks Inc
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(707) 433-7368, (707) 857-2050
PO Box 326
Healdsburg, CA 95448
State Contractors License #669113
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association) APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) Chamber of Commerce-Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce-Healdsburg IA (Irrigation Association) PLANET (The Professional Landcare Network)

Areas Served: Sonoma County incl. Healdsburg CA, Cloverdale CA, Santa Rosa CA, Sebastopol CA, ...
Services: landscape contractors & landscape designers for all landscaping, landscape design, ...
Key Brands: Hunter irrigation systems, SPJ Lighting, local material suppliers

Gardens West
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(707) 576-0525
500 West School St
Cotati, CA 94931
State Contractors License #463172
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association) IA (Irrigation Association)

Areas Served: Sonoma County incl. Santa Rosa CA, Agua Caliente, Alexander Valley, Annapolis, Asti, ...
Services: landscape contractors, landscape designers, landscape maintenance
Key Brands: Pregra Artificial Grass

Autumn Skies Landscapes
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(707) 965-1363
PO Box 381
St Helena, CA 94574
Contractor's License #706174
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau CLCA (California Landscape Contractors Association) Chamber of Commerce-St Helena

Areas Served: Sonoma County incl. Healdsburg CA, Santa Rosa CA, Sebastopol CA, Petaluma CA
Services: Landscape contractors for new landscape installations, landscape renovations, ...
Key Brands: Griswold Controls (Griswold Controls Hydronic Technology Solutions), Irritrol ...

Finding Good Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Sonoma County CA 

Landscape contractors in Sonoma County are required to have a state contractor's license for your protection, such as the C27 license for landscaping specifically. Landscape designers are not required to be licensed so long as they are doing designs only and not any installation work.  If the landscape contractors in Sonoma County have employees, they're required to have workers' compensation insurance for your protection because if a worker is injured on your property and the company doesn't have worker's comp, you could be liable to pay for the injuries. 

Landscape contractors in Sonoma County are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all those bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses their client in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10  such as our research phone calls to their previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

Landscape Companies in Sonoma County Perform Numerous Services
Landscape contractors, landscape designers, and landscape architects are equipped to perform a variety
of techniques to convert your drab yard into your ideal outdoor environment, whether it's a small garden design or a business park. If you need a complete landscape renovation, they'll start that landscape renovation process by removing and disposing existing vegetation, pests, and weeds.

Because a beautiful garden requires thorough maintenance, landscapers will build certain features into the infrastructure of the landscape that make it easier for future care. They'll improve the foundation and water efficiency of the yard by installing lawn irrigation and drainage systems, installing sprinkler systems, grading the plot, and laying down new sod. After the initial landscape work is completed, the best landscapers will begin to sculpt the design of your choice. They can work with several themes appropriate to Sonoma County, creating Japanese gardens, deer resistant gardens, Feng Shui designs, xeriscapes, permaculture designs, or eco friendly designs.

Once the decorative process begins, certain landscapers can construct and install trellises, gazebos, or arbors to give the area some texture. They may also be able to do hardscaping like walkways and other hardscape features. When it comes time to bring your yard back to life, Sonoma County landscapers can plant nearly any flora you prefer, including California natives, olive specimens, junipers, berry vines, or fruits and vegetables.

Good landscapers in Sonoma County usually supply the basics as well, like groundcover, flowerbeds, shrubs and trees. Other structural enhancements include stone hardscapes, terraces, lighting, firepits, outdoor kitchens,  and barbecues. Some landscape contractors  can also build a number of water features, including koi ponds, fountains, ponds, or waterfalls.

Landscapers even design and install systems to maintain your new water features or make your new garden design eco-friendly. Low moisture plants, drip irrigation, French drains, pond filtration systems, and water-wise irrigation systems can reduce your water bill and keep your yard looking good at the same time.

Many local landscapers in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa can arrange for future maintenance servicing as well, with follow-up visits that include rototilling, seeding, pruning, weed control, fertilization, erosion care, and arbor care. The best landscapers are versed in all aspects of landscaping in the Sonoma County climate, so you can trust in their landscape designs and expert advice for your next landscaping project.

Even if your outdoor environment has never been landscaped or the landscape design was done by another landscaping company, a handful of local landscapers in Sonoma County are willing to perform ongoing landscape maintenance services that include garden care, lawn care, grass cutting and more.

Synthetic Grass & Artificial Lawns in Sonoma County
Many local landscape firms can install synthetic grass in Sonoma County, often referred to as artificial turf, synthetic grass, artificial lawns or fake grass as an alternative to real sod. Uses for artificial grass include putting greens, bocce courts, playgrounds, sports fields, or other high traffic areas. Artificial lawns do still require some maintenance for the removal of organic debris, but maintenance costs are often still lower for artificial grass due to the lack of weeding and mowing service needed and water conservation. Some types of synthetic grass in Sonoma County get hot with direct exposure to the sun, so the appropriateness of synthetic lawns in Sonoma County depend on the site, the intended use, and exact material the artificial grass is made from.

Ask to make sure the landscape company you choose for artificial lawn installation already has lots of experience with synthetic grass and the issues that are specific to it. Also a company that can offer more than one type of artificial lawn gives you the advantage of options for cost and the material it's made from rather than be pushed into one kind of synthetic turf simply because the company only sells or knows how to install one type of artificial grass.

Synthetic grass and artificial lawns have varied lifespans so look at the manufacturer's warranty. Most artificial turf is warranted to hold its color and integrity for six years or more.  Common brands of artificial grass in Sonoma County include Pregra Artificial Grass, SYNLawn, AstroTurf, FieldTurf, ForeverLawn, ProGreen, SmartGrass, Synthetic Turf International.

 

Some Landscaping Contractors & Landscape Designers in Sonoma County Are Better Than Others.
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these landscaping companies and landscape designers in Sonoma County: Creative Environments, Leff Landscape Associates Inc, Brad Sayre Landscape Services, Gardenworks Inc, Gardens West, Autumn Skies Landscapes, Reilly Designs. Other landscapers in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa CA that might still be in business include: Heritage Landscapes. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Sonoma County? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask Landscape Designers & Landscape Contractors 



When it comes to landscaping in Sonoma County CA, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the companies you're considering hiring:

• How long have they been doing landscaping in Sonoma County specifically? (Different regions have their own

unique soil conditions and weather that will effect choices to be made among plants, sprinkler system design and irrigation. Lots of experience in your location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)
 

• How many projects have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, drought-tolerant, etc.?

• Can the landscape company give you names and numbers of clients who had similar project to yours

who you can call as references? (All landscape companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• What is their repair or replacement policy for plants that might die after installation and for how long?

• Can the company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All landscape companies in Sonoma County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• How will they determine pricing?

• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All landscape 

companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Will they provide a written estimate that is detailed,

including the amount of the amount of material to be used, brand names if any, and product numbers if any? (This is key because cheap landcape companies in Sonoma County often only appear cheaper by using less material or lower quality brands).

• What are the manufacturer warranties on the material to be used?

• Do they provide a written warranty for their labor, aside from manufacturer warranties?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will the landscape contractors be responsible for getting them or do they leave that up to you?


• Do they use only their own employees, or do they hire subcontractors, and if so, what are the names of

those companies?


When you've chosen the best landscape contractors in Sonoma County for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the State of California. (All landscape contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)







 

 

 

 

Research About Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Sonoma County 

The following is a list of helpful associations and publications on landscaping contractors & landscape designers.

Associations & Licensing for Landscapers in Sonoma County CA
ANLA American Nursery & Landscape Association (http://www.anla.org/)
APLD Association of Professional Landscape Designers (http://www.apld.org)
ASGI Association of Synthetic Grass Installers (www.asgi.us)
ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects (www.asla.org)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CLCA California Landscape Contractors Association (http://www.clca.org/)
CSLB Contractors State License Board (www.cslb.ca.gov)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Diamond Certified (www.diamondcertified.org)
ELA Ecological Landscaping Association (http://www.ecolandscping.org/)
IA Irrigation Association (www.irrigation.org)
IALE International Association of Landscape Ecology (http://www.landscape-ecology.org/)
LDA Landscape Design Association (www.ldaonline.org)
NLAE Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America (http://www.nlae.org/)
PLANET The Professional Landcare Network (www.landcarenetwork.org)
WNLA Western Nursery and Landscape Association (www.wnla.org)



Web & Media Publications for Gardeners and Landscaping in Sonoma County
Deck and Landscape Magazine
Fine Gardening Magazine
Flower and Garden Magazine
Green Industry Landscaping & Garden Magazine
Grounds Maintenance Magazine
Horticulture Magazine
Landscape Management
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
ProGardenBiz Landscape and Garden Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Landscape Companies in Sonoma County within the following zip codes:

95441, 95403, 95444, 95416, 95487, 95407, 95476, 95473, 95419, 95439, 95402, 95431, 95405, 95452, 94923, 95442, 94928, 95425, 95497, 95408, 95450, 95471, 95412, 95480, 95472, 95401, 95436, 95448, 94922, 94999, 95430, 95409, 95404, 94972, 94931, 94951, 95406, 94953, 95486, 95446, 94954, 95433, 95465, 94927, 94975, 95421, 94952, 95462, 94955 and 95492


 


Landscapers Annapolis CA
Frank Schmidt Landscape Service Annapolis CA 95412

Landscapers Bodega Bay CA
Carlo Mascolo Landscaping Bodega Bay CA 94923

Landscapers Cloverdale CA
Personal Touch Landscapes Cloverdale CA 95425

Landscapers Cotati CA
Harold's Landscape & Maintenance Cotati CA 94931
Johnson Landscaping Cotati CA 94931
Marin Gardening Service Cotati CA 94931
Neary Landscape Inc Cotati CA 94931

Landscapers El Verano CA
Magana's Landscaping El Verano CA 95433

Landscapers Fulton CA
Jonathan Herr Landscape Design Fulton CA 95439
Sherman Contracting Fulton CA 95439

Landscapers Geyserville CA
Delorenzo Flower/Garden Design Geyserville CA 95441
Natural Images Geyserville CA 95441

Landscapers Glen Ellen CA
Joseph Edmond Landscape Glen Ellen CA 95442
PDM Landscape Glen Ellen CA 95442
Sonoma Landscapes Glen Ellen CA 95442

Landscapers Graton CA
Welborn Associates Landscape Graton CA 95444

Landscapers Guerneville CA
Greenery Guerneville CA 95446

Landscapers Healdsburg CA
Bill Hill Landscapes Healdsburg CA 95448
Classic Landscapes Healdsburg CA 95448
Dry Creek Garden Care Healdsburg CA 95448
Gardenworks Inc Healdsburg CA 95448
Lucas & Lucas Landscape Healdsburg CA 95448
Mountain Meadow Landscape Design Healdsburg CA 95448
Phil Manoukian & Associates Healdsburg CA 95448
Vogensen Irrigation Healdsburg CA 95448

Landscapers Occidental CA
Occidental Landscapes Occidental CA 95465

Landscapers Penngrove CA
JLA Landscape Service Penngrove CA 94951
KA & Juarez Penngrove CA 94951
Sonoma Mountain Associates Penngrove CA 94951

Landscapers Petaluma CA
April Owens Landscape Design Petaluma CA 94952
Arango Landscaping Petaluma CA 94952
Bertotti Landscaping Petaluma CA 94954
Bloomin' Dayle's Landscape Petaluma CA 94954
Dibble Landscaping Petaluma CA 94952
Dreamscapes Garden Design Petaluma CA 94952
Garden Design of Today Petaluma CA 94952
Hillside Nursery & Landscaping Petaluma CA 94952
HMD Landscapes Petaluma CA 94952
Johnson Landscaping Petaluma CA 94952
LJ Landscape Management & Creations Petaluma CA 94954
Landco Environments Inc Petaluma CA 94954
Louise Leff Landscape Architecture Petaluma CA 94952
Mendez Landscaping Petaluma CA 94975
North Bay Landscape Management Petaluma CA 94952
Paisley Gardens Petaluma CA 94952
Sheridan Landscape Co Petaluma CA 94952
Stephanie McAllister Landscape Petaluma CA 94952
Summit Tree Care Petaluma CA 94955
Taylor Landscape Co Petaluma CA 94954
Terra Botanica Landscape Petaluma CA 94952
Thomas A Brown Landscape Petaluma CA 94952
TNT Yard Service LLC Petaluma CA 94954
ZAC Landscape Architects Petaluma CA 94952

Landscapers Rohnert Park CA
Better Landscapes Rohnert Park CA 94927
Holiday Park Country Garden Rohnert Park CA 94928
Steve Stucky Landscape Rohnert Park CA 94928

Landscapers Santa Rosa CA
AA Artistry Sprinkler & Drip Santa Rosa CA 95405
ABC Landscaping & Concrete Santa Rosa CA 95403
Allen Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95401
Andy Del Grosso Gardening Santa Rosa CA 95409
Andy Del Grosso Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95409
Associate Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95407
BE Bird Landscape Santa Rosa CA 95406
Balcerak Design Santa Rosa CA 95404
California Land Art Santa Rosa CA 95402
Castillo's Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95401
Creative Landscape Consultants Santa Rosa CA 95405
Curry Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95409
Daniel R Gibbs Botanical Artist Santa Rosa CA 95409
Dinelli Landscape Maintenance Santa Rosa CA 95407
Dream Home Gardens Santa Rosa CA 95404
Dreamscape Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95405
Exteriors Landscape Architecture Santa Rosa CA 95409
Frank B Dias & Sons Santa Rosa CA 95404
Gardens West Santa Rosa CA 95407
Geared for Growing Landscape Santa Rosa CA 95403
Golden Gate Landscape Management Santa Rosa CA 95403
Great Backyard Santa Rosa CA 95403
Healey Inc Santa Rosa CA 95403
Highland Landcaping Santa Rosa CA 95401
Huppe Landscape Co Santa Rosa CA 95403
J Lopez Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95404
JLP Landscape Contracting Inc Santa Rosa CA 95404
Jose G Flores Landscape Maintenance Santa Rosa CA 95403
KJ Landscapes Santa Rosa CA 95402
Kishmirian Landscape Co Santa Rosa CA 95401
Lamontscapes Santa Rosa CA 95405
Landesign Santa Rosa CA 95405
Landscape Fantasies Santa Rosa CA 95407
Leiser Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95402
Leon Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95401
Lisa Devries Design Santa Rosa CA 95404
Living Art Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95404
Maccario & Son Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95403
MacNair Landscape Architecture Santa Rosa CA 95402
Manzanita Landscape Management Santa Rosa CA 95403
Marizco Landscape Management Santa Rosa CA 95407
Marjorie's Landscape & Garden Santa Rosa CA 95409
Mason White Landscape Architecture Santa Rosa CA 95402
McNeil Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95404
Nessco Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95404
Personalized Landscapes Santa Rosa CA 95409
Quadriga Landscape Architect Santa Rosa CA 95401
Quadriga Santa Rosa CA 95401
Quiet Elegance Santa Rosa CA 95405
Redwood Empire Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95405
Resource Design Santa Rosa CA 95403
Rick Smith Santa Rosa CA 95403
Rovetti's Landscape & Maintenance Santa Rosa CA 95403
S&S Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95403
Seescape Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95407
Sonoma Green Landscape Santa Rosa CA 95407
Student Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95401
Summit Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95404
Susie Dowd-Markarian Landscape Santa Rosa CA 95404
Things to DO Santa Rosa CA 95401
Valley Oak Landscaping Santa Rosa CA 95405
Wieneke & Associates Santa Rosa CA 95404

Landscapers Sebastopol CA
Apple Blossom Nursery Sebastopol CA 95472
Attune Landscape Co Sebastopol CA 95472
Creative Environments Sebastopol CA 95472
Daly Landscape Architecture Sebastopol CA 95473
Design Nursery Landscape Sebastopol CA 95472
Dexter Estate Landscape Sebastopol CA 95472
Elder Creek Landscape Sebastopol CA 95472
Garden Art Sebastopol CA 95472
Gene Kunit & Associates Hawk Ridge Sebastopol CA 95472
Gill Landscape Inc. Sebastopol CA 95472
Hurd Landscaping & Maintenance Sebastopol CA 95472
Insight Landscape Sebastopol CA 95472
Kate Anchordoguy Landscaping Sebastopol CA 95473
Landesign Group Sebastopol CA 95472
Lesley Parris Designs Sebastopol CA 95472
Mindful Landscapes Sebastopol CA 95472
Ogasawara Landscaping Sebastopol CA 95472
Pacific Landscape Inc Sebastopol CA 95473
Park Landscape Maintenance Sebastopol CA 95472
Parker Smith Sebastopol CA 95473
PNM Co Sebastopol CA 95472
Ridgeline Landscape Gardening Sebastopol CA 95472
Ruth Bracken Designs Sebastopol CA 95472
Sentient Landscape Inc Sebastopol CA 95472
Steve French Landscape Architects Sebastopol CA 95472
Susie Dowd Markarian Landscape Design Sebastopol CA 95472

Landscapers Sonoma CA
Alta Planning & Design Sonoma CA 95476
Art & Landscape Sonoma CA 95476
Cline Landscapes & Maintenance Sonoma CA 95476
Con Mara Gardens Sonoma CA 95476
Darcy's Garden Co Sonoma CA 95476
Donald Kreuzberger Landscapes Sonoma CA 95476
Fab Foliage Landscape Design Sonoma CA 95476
Hanford ARC Sonoma CA 95476
Homekeeper Sonoma CA 95476
Imagine Sonoma Sonoma CA 95476
Landmark Landscape Sonoma CA 95476
Magrane Associates Landscape Design Sonoma CA 95476
New Image Construction Sonoma CA 95476
Nyberg Landscaping Sonoma CA 95476
Regina Design Landscape Art Sonoma CA 95476
Scandia Landscaping Sonoma CA 95476
Tending Garden Sonoma CA 95476
Vine Gardening Sonoma CA 95476
Vintage Landscape Service Sonoma CA 95476
Waldron Landscape Installation Sonoma CA 95476

Landscapers Windsor CA
Anthony's Landscaping Service Windsor CA 95492-8914
C&S Landscape Maintenance Windsor CA 95492
George's Landscaping Windsor CA 95492
Marc Rutkowski Landscaping Windsor CA 95492
Peter Murray Landscaping Windsor CA 95492
Rick Tarantino's Yardscapes Windsor CA 95492
Strada Design Group Windsor CA 95492
Tabata Landscaping Co Windsor CA 95492
TELCS Windsor CA 95492