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Landscape Design Services In Northern Virginia

Seamless, customized service making your vision a reality.

Our landscape designers will work with you thought the entire project to make this project easy, fun, and exciting. Our best project is our next project!

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How It Works

Getting To Know Each Other

Our initial meeting is focused on getting to know you and your family. We spend time discussing how you envision experiencing and enjoying your outdoor space...

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Presentation & Review

At Grow Landscapes we pride ourselves in making sure you understand all pieces of the puzzle surrounding your project. This is the most important aspect of...

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Installation

Now the excitement begins! Our uniformed professional installers will work quickly and efficiently to make your ...

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Step One

Getting to Know Each Other

Our initial meeting is focused on getting to know you and your family. We spend time discussing how you envision experiencing and enjoying your outdoor space. We will also review some different styles of residential landscape design and popular material choices.

Landscape options include garden rooms, outdoor structures, patios, walkways and swimming pools. We will also brainstorm ideas for additional features such as outdoor fireplaces, pergolas, decks, porches, water features, ponds and or any garden features that you have in mind.

Offer your guests a serene backyard with a cozy space, complete with an old-fashioned patio or stone path and beautiful perennials lining the way. Or, have us design a modern patio courtyard with an amazing outdoor barbecue station and covered pergola. If you’re considering a new design for your commercial space, we also offer commercial landscape design services.

At this meeting we will discuss design style, work scope, cost and budget requirements.

This is also the best time to start tackling possible challenges:
• Landscaping difficult areas such as slopes, shady areas and swales
• Mitigating erosion and drainage issues
• Drought, disease and deer tolerant plants
• Proper garden room placement
• Circulation and views from the house
• Soil issues that can affect construction and proper solutions
• Swimming pool location and features based on your lifestyle
• Code required setbacks and impervious surface restrictions
• County required trees, shrubs and or storm water management
• Planting for sunny or shady conditions
• Proper plant color combinations
• Landscape Lighting
• Landscape Irrigation

Once our lead landscape designer has a good sense of how we can help you realize your goals we will submit a custom landscape design proposal for your approval.

Once commissioned to create and build your landscape designs, we get right to work.

A member of our team will take photos and other information necessary to begin work on your residence or business.

We practice a collaborative method of design where every project, depending on size and scope, will be worked on and reviewed by multiple members of our team of landscape designers, landscape architects, and engineers.

All work is directed by your project’s lead designer who met with you initially and is the most knowledgeable about you and your needs.

Step Two

Presentation and Review

At Grow Landscapes we pride ourselves in making sure you understand all pieces of the puzzle surrounding your project. This is the most important aspect of beginning a great relationship.

Your landscape designer returns with the completed plan so you can fully envision the whole project.

Depending on the options you chose in your landscape design agreement, our presentation may include a combination of professionally rendered to scale landscape design plan view drawings, hand drawn sketches and/or 3D computer renderings.

Your landscape designer will make sure that you have a firm understanding of how the finished product will look and the process we will follow to achieve it.

Revisions will be made as needed as per your landscape design agreement, followed by an installation proposal. If needed, we’ll make recommendations for phased installation for complex features like pools, masonry, water features, pergolas, and new fencing.

Step Three

Installation

Now the excitement begins! Our uniformed professional installers will work quickly and efficiently to make your dream a reality.

Our designers and site supervisors will make sure you understand every phase of the action and coordinate as needed with any third-party tradesmen.

The true advantage of working with a landscape design build firm like ours is that we take ownership of our projects from beginning to end. That means solid construction practices and plant selections are built into the design from the very beginning.

Frequently Asked Questions

How should I prepare for the meeting?

Gathering any photos that inspire you is a great way to communicate your taste to the designer. Have the house plat available, this provides us with critical information about your property. Prepare a budget, it can feel awkward to share your budget at the beginning but this allows our designers to create a plan that meets your needs.

How long will the design process take?

This process will vary according to the size of your project and time of year. Your designer will give you a timeline at your consultation.

Why do you charge for landscape design plans?

Although it may be possible to find companies that offer free landscape designs in our experience these plans are not an equivalent product. Our designers create accurate buildable drawings that account for special possible site conditions, HOA and county restrictions etc. Our goal is to discover and solve issues in the planning phase to minimize unpleasant surprises and costs during construction. We follow the PPP philosophy Planning Prevent Problems.

I already have a design; can you implement it?

Absolutely, it is our privilege to work and install for some of the most creative and influential landscape architects in the Washington DC area. We are always happy to be a collaborative team member in your project.

Can Grow Landscapes provide all facets of my project?

Yes, we are a licensed Class A builder and can implement every aspect of your project and maintain it for years to come.

I am building a new home; how soon should I start the landscape design process?

Now! It’s never too early to integrate your outdoor living areas with your interiors, the earlier in the process you start the better. We work for some of the finest home builders and architects in Northern Virginia and love collaboration!

Our home sits on a challenging site, is it still possible to create the outdoor living area of our dreams?

Yes! This is where having both design and construction experience becomes most valuable. Our plans are created to meet site challenges and prevent ugly expensive surprises. With proper engineering any environment can be made more livable and more beautiful.

I am not a visual person; how do I know the design meets my needs?

At Grow Landscapes we specialize in creating project 3D images that allow you to see exactly how your property will look and feel at completion. We provide images from multiple perspectives. Our capabilities also allow us to provide walkthrough videos of more larger scale complex projects.

What Our Clients Say

True Nursery Stock Quality

The crew came out and did a great job pulling out and replanting the foundation planting at my home. The pulled out 7 old azaleas and 3 newer ones, The 3 they replanted in another area for me. The new planting was done quickly and all the material appears to be doing great. The Paperbark Maple is of excellent quality and well-shaped. The crew was courteous and polite. The nandinas and hydrangeas used in the new planting were of excellent quality and size. This was not contractor grade material, true nursery stock quality.

Janet Johnson ( On Houzz)

Grow Landscapes Company Northern Virginia
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2020-02-24T13:09:48+00:00

Janet Johnson ( On Houzz)

The crew came out and did a great job pulling out and replanting the foundation planting at my home. The pulled out 7 old azaleas and 3 newer ones, The 3 they replanted in another area for me. The new planting was done quickly and all the material appears to be doing great. The Paperbark Maple is of excellent quality and well-shaped. The crew was courteous and polite. The nandinas and hydrangeas used in the new planting were of excellent quality and size. This was not contractor grade material, true nursery stock quality.

Happy Client

Grow Landscapes built a pool, pavilion, patio, and several stone walls. The project was a major undertaking and took about 7 months. Grow did a great job. They came to every day weather permitting, stayed all day, were meticulous about following the plan, and kept us informed. We are quite happy with the outcome and would hire them again.

HU-638728203 ( On houzz.com)

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2020-02-26T06:35:25+00:00

HU-638728203 ( On houzz.com)

Grow Landscapes built a pool, pavilion, patio, and several stone walls. The project was a major undertaking and took about 7 months. Grow did a great job. They came to every day weather permitting, stayed all day, were meticulous about following the plan, and kept us informed. We are quite happy with the outcome and would hire them again.

So Impressed

Grow Landscapes provided detailed landscape design, worked with us to revise and refine it further and then implemented the plan. They were extremely easy to work with and professional- and took care to transplant many of our existing plants. They also followed up several times to check on the plantings. We were so impressed with the work that we hired them to continue with our on-going lawn care

Happy Client (on Angieslist)

Grow Landscapes Company Northern Virginia
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2020-02-26T06:37:02+00:00

Happy Client (on Angieslist)

Grow Landscapes provided detailed landscape design, worked with us to revise and refine it further and then implemented the plan. They were extremely easy to work with and professional- and took care to transplant many of our existing plants. They also followed up several times to check on the plantings. We were so impressed with the work that we hired them to continue with our on-going lawn care

All Fit Together Like a Glove


We met Paulo at a home & remodeling show. We needed a deck and screened porch built onto a new construction home. We contacted Paulo once the house was underway and he was very professional and knowledgeable about what we needed him to do for us. He provided excellent drawings that gave us insight to how the finished product would look. We decided to hire Grow Landscapes for the job and they began the process of getting HOA permissions and the permits required for the work...

Greta Gosch (On Houzz)

Grow Landscapes Company Northern Virginia
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2020-02-24T13:10:27+00:00

Greta Gosch (On Houzz)

We met Paulo at a home & remodeling show. We needed a deck and screened porch built onto a new construction home. We contacted Paulo once the house was underway and he was very professional and knowledgeable about what we needed him to do for us. He provided excellent drawings that gave us insight to how the finished product would look. We decided to hire Grow Landscapes for the job and they began the process of getting HOA permissions and the permits required for the work...

A Great Find For Me

Grow Landscape designed a replacement deck, flagstone patio, fireplace with seating wall, all the lighting and landscaping to complete it. They were so timely and easy to work with. To save some costs for us, they assessed the framing of our old deck determined the framing was still good and were able to use it and just replace the decking, rails and add stairs. In addition, they handled all of the headaches with the county for us. We live in Prince William County and they got everything approved with the county and prepared all the HOA paperwork. I would recommend them to anyone who likes to have a true design, delivery of exactly what was designed with very high-quality products too. I love it! Since we live on a golf course, on occasion people will ask who did our work. Grow Landscapes was a great find for me and my family!

Jen Nowell ( On Google )

Grow Landscapes Company Northern Virginia
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2020-02-24T13:11:03+00:00

Jen Nowell ( On Google )

Grow Landscape designed a replacement deck, flagstone patio, fireplace with seating wall, all the lighting and landscaping to complete it. They were so timely and easy to work with. To save some costs for us, they assessed the framing of our old deck determined the framing was still good and were able to use it and just replace the decking, rails and add stairs. In addition, they handled all of the headaches with the county for us. We live in Prince William County and they got everything approved with the county and prepared all the HOA paperwork. I would recommend them to anyone who likes to have a true design, delivery of exactly what was designed with very high-quality products too. I love it! Since we live on a golf course, on occasion people will ask who did our work. Grow Landscapes was a great find for me and my family!

Thrilled With The Final Product

We couldn't have been happier with our decision to hire Grow Landscapes for our patio installation.  The owner, Paulo, was very timely and professional from our first meeting through the completion of the project.  He was always available to answer any questions/concerns we had and his entire staff was hard-working and very respectful of our property.  Not only did the price beat out estimates quoted to us by other competitive landscaping companies, but the quality of work was exceptional and was completed in a timely manner. Paulo was very knowledgeable in guiding us towards the best design plan for our needs and offered additional suggestions that we otherwise would never have thought of.   Overall, we are thrilled with the final product and would not hesitate to use Grow Landscapes again in the future.

Happy Client ( On Angieslist )

Grow Landscapes Company Northern Virginia
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2020-02-24T13:11:33+00:00

Happy Client ( On Angieslist )

We couldn't have been happier with our decision to hire Grow Landscapes for our patio installation.  The owner, Paulo, was very timely and professional from our first meeting through the completion of the project.  He was always available to answer any questions/concerns we had and his entire staff was hard-working and very respectful of our property.  Not only did the price beat out estimates quoted to us by other competitive landscaping companies, but the quality of work was exceptional and was completed in a timely manner. Paulo was very knowledgeable in guiding us towards the best design plan for our needs and offered additional suggestions that we otherwise would never have thought of.   Overall, we are thrilled with the final product and would not hesitate to use Grow Landscapes again in the future.
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