Landscape Design

Creative Landscape Design In Rocky Hill, Glastonbury, And Wethersfield CT

Inspiring & Creative Outdoor Spaces

Welcome to Scenic Landscaping & Property Maintenance, your premier destination for exceptional landscape design and build services in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and surrounding areas including Berlin, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Newington, West Hartford, and Wethersfield. Our expert landscape design team specializes in transforming your outdoor spaces into breathtaking landscapes that reflect your unique style and meet your lifestyle needs.  You'll be amazed with the potential of your property when you have our creative expertise and know-how in your corner!

Before & After

Our team has the expertise to turn your ideas into reality. Let us help you redefine the concept of outdoor living with a new landscape design tailored precisely to your preferences, your lifestyle, and within your budget.

Why Choose Scenic Landscaping?

2D and 3D Landscape Designs Showcase How Your New Outdoor Space Will Look

3D Design Brings Your Landscape To Life

We understand that picturing your ideal backyard can be challenging. That's why at Scenic Landscaping & Property Maintenance, we develop comprehensive 3D landscape designs that bring your vision to life before the build ever begins. Whether it's a luxurious paver patio, a lounge area around your pool, or a new paver pathway and steps for your front entrance to improve your curb appeal, our landscape designs are tailored to your imagination and your budget.

Outdoor Patio Designed And Built By Scenic Landscaping & Property Maintenance

No More Guesswork With Your Landscape

We're committed to ensuring that you never have to live with the regret of inaction or wrong decisions.  When you're working with a professional team like Scenic Landscaping & Property Maintenance, we're going to help you make those tough decisions.  With our expert guidance and transparent process you'll know and understand what your landscape is going to cost and you're going to know exactly what it will look like, before shovels ever hit the ground.

Patio Designed and Built By Scenic Landscaping & Property Maintenance

Trustworthy Execution Design To Build

At Scenic Landscaping & Property Maintenance, we don't just design; we also have an experienced installation team that can bring our designs to life. Our team is skilled in both the creation and the actual construction of our landscape designs, ensuring that what you see in our plans is what you get in your yard. Trust us to transform your outdoor space into your own private retreat that you your family, and your friends, will get to enjoy for years to come.

What Our Clients Say...

Paris Mastorakis
Paris Mastorakis
November 28, 2023

Scenic landscaping has been handling all my garden , lawn , fall cleanup , retaining wall work , and all my snow removal including driveway,sidewalk,walkway to front door and patio. They have been working with me for two decades and I am always happy with the results of every project we have done also including many plantings and reseeding the yard. The staff and owners are always respectful and mindful of their work and clean up afterwards. I have faith that everything will always be done well and professionally and that is why I have not changed from using them for anything I need done. Also I am very particular about everything that is being done and they never disappoint. You will be very satisfied and very happy with the work that the team completes for you. Sincerely Paris

Alina Brown
Alina Brown
July 8, 2021

Dave was easy to work with, very professional, use high quality materials, dedicated to your project and show up on-time, work was scheduled exactly as planned, my patio came out stunning! Highly recommend using this company.

Steve D
Steve D
August 15, 2019

Dave, Enzo, and crew have worked at our property for several years now. Their work has a consistent high level of workmanship. From shrub trimming to care of beds, everything has been top notch. In the past year, they have installed two paver patios and a walkway. The work performed was of the highest quality and workmanship. Their communication, punctuality, and responsiveness are always tops. They are are very fairly priced as well. I would not hesitate to call Scenic for any job, large or small.

Sarah Moulton
Sarah Moulton
December 9, 2022

After receiving multiple quotes and meeting with several contractors, we decided to use Scenic to replace our patio and add a Cobblestone border with stone fill. They provided a timeline for the work and arrived promptly, cleaning-up each day, and communicating throughout the process. Our neighbors (many, since we are in a condo) commented about how meticulous and professional the team was. In fact, several members of the Board even wished to seek a bid to have them handle our landscaping! They couldn't believe how thorough the team was. I even noticed the team leafblowing the grass where they had driven their trucks in order for it to stand back up again and look untouched. We look forward to reaching out for future work and possibly sealing our patio in the spring.

Marianne McKenzie
Marianne McKenzie
July 3, 2023

Scenic Landscaping does excellent work! We love our new patio! We are also very happy with tree removal/ brush clean-up in the back of our yard. They are always professional and clean everything when they are done!

Lauren M
Lauren M
February 27, 2019

Scenic Landscaping transformed our backyard from an old broken patio to a beautiful work of art. From the planning stages to the completion of the project their attention to detail, timeliness and communication was great!

gino quaresima
gino quaresima
January 3, 2024

Recently had Scenic install a new patio and walkway for our home. We were very happy with the work, it looks great and the guys did a excellent job. We have also used them for snow removal and other landscaping projects. Would definitely use them again and we recommend them to all our family and friends.

Dan O'Neill
Dan O'Neill
August 10, 2020

Scenic came in and designed, planned, and installed a patio and retaining wall in my back yard. The price was right and the materials were great. Top quality work from a great group of guys. They were on time and completed the job early. cleaned up everything, topsoil, seed, and even put the bird feeders and planters back. Couldn't be happier with the job they did. I Definitely recommend them for your next project

How We Design Beautiful Landscapes

Designing a landscape that you can enjoy and be proud of is a complex and multi-step process.  Landscape design requires a great deal of thought and care to ensure that the end result will meet your needs and preferences. A well-designed landscape not only adds beauty and value to your property but also enhances your lifestyle and increases the enjoyment you get out of your property.

Design Considerations

Here are the factors that we need to consider when designing your new landscape:

#1.  Lay of the land: The topography of the land, including its slope, elevation, and drainage patterns, can have a significant impact on the design of a landscape. These factors can affect the placement of features such as patios, retaining walls, and water features.

#2.  Size of the area: The size of the area that is being designed will also affect the design. We must consider the amount of available space, and how best to use that space to create a cohesive and functional design.

#3.  Use of plants: Plants are an essential part of any landscape design, and the choice of plants must be carefully considered. We must consider factors such as the growing zone, soil type, sun exposure, and plant growth characteristics. We must also consider your preferences and the purpose of the plants, whether they are for shade, color, privacy, or aesthetic appeal.

#4.  Plant Growth At Maturity: When selecting plants as part of your landscape design, we must consider how they will grow and how big they will be at maturity. Your landscape 2, 3, or even 5 years down the road will change as your plants grow.  This is an important design detail we need to consider to ensure that the plants do not outgrow their designated spaces or become an obstacle for maintenance in the future.

#5.  Hardscaping: Hardscaping, which includes features such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls, can be an integral part of your landscape design. We must consider the function and aesthetics of these features and how they will fit into the overall design.

#6.  Softscaping:  Softscaping is all of the softer, natural elements of your landscape.  This could include lawn areas, garden beds, landscape beds, hedges, shrubs, and trees.  Do you want a landscape that is low maintenance?  Do you want a landscape that reduces watering requirements? Or how about natural habitat for local wildlife?  These are factors we need to consider with your landscape design.

#7:  Budget:  We know not everyone likes to talk about their budget but this is critical to getting a great design.  We can design beautiful outdoor spaces but we don't want to provide you with ideas and concepts that are outside of your price range.  If we know and understand your budget we can ensure the options we provide are going to stay within your range.  We don't want to design a landscape that you cannot afford to build.

Design Elements

Design Elements

At Scenic Landscaping & Property Maintenance, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of design elements to create your ideal landscape. Each element is chosen to enhance the beauty, functionality, and value of your outdoor space. Here's what we can incorporate into our designs:

Hardscaping Elements:

Paver Patios and Driveways: We design and install durable, attractive, and low maintenance paver patios and driveways, available in various materials and styles to complement your home’s architecture.

Walkways: Functional and aesthetic walkways that guide movement through your garden and connect different areas of your property.

Pool Decks: Custom-designed pool decks using materials that are both safe (non-slip) and visually appealing, creating a perfect poolside ambiance.

Retaining Walls: Both functional and decorative, our retaining walls prevent soil erosion, manage water runoff, and add an aesthetic appeal to your landscape.

Natural Stone Features: Incorporation of natural stone elements, such as boulders or rock gardens, adding a timeless and organic feel to your landscape.

Softscaping Elements:

Lawn Areas: Creation of lush, green lawn areas that serve as a foundational element in your landscape, providing open space for activities and enhancing overall aesthetics.

Landscape Beds: Thoughtfully designed landscape beds that include a variety of plants, from annuals and perennials to shrubs and small trees, tailored to Connecticut’s climate.

Seasonal Flower Plantings: Colorful and vibrant flower plantings that bring life and color to your landscape throughout the different seasons.

Privacy Hedges: Strategically placed hedges that offer privacy and a natural barrier, contributing to a sense of seclusion and tranquility in your outdoor space.

Ornamental Shrubs and Bushes: Carefully selected ornamental shrubs and bushes that add texture, color, and structure to your landscape, enhancing its year-round appeal.

Water Features and Decorative Elements:

Fountains and Waterfalls: Custom-designed water features, such as fountains and waterfalls, that add a peaceful and soothing element to your landscape.

Fire Pits and Fireplaces: Outdoor fire pits and fireplaces that create a cozy gathering space, perfect for entertainment or relaxation.

Gazebos, Pergolas, and Pavilions: Structures such as gazebos, pergolas, and pavilions that provide shaded areas, enhancing the comfort and usability of your outdoor space.

Lighting: Strategic landscape lighting that enhances the beauty of your outdoor space at night, increases safety, and extends the usability of your landscape after dark.

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Practices:

Native Plant Selection: We prioritize the use of native plants that are adapted to Connecticut’s environment, requiring less maintenance and providing habitat for local wildlife.

Rain Gardens: Implementation of rain gardens to manage stormwater runoff, reduce erosion, and improve water quality.

Our landscape designs are tailored to reflect your personal style and meet the functional needs of your property. With a focus on quality, sustainability, and aesthetics, we ensure that each element we include enriches your outdoor living experience.

The Design Process

Step #1.  Consultation: We will meet with you on your property to discuss your needs, preferences, and budget.

Step #2.  Site analysis: We will conduct a thorough analysis of the site, including its topography, soil type, drainage, and sun exposure.

Step #3.  Design concept: We will create a preliminary 2D or 3D design concept, including the layout of features and the selection and layout of plants.

Step #4.  Design development: We will refine the design concept, taking into consideration any feedback you have.  We want to make sure you're 100% happy with the design before proceeding.

Step #5.  Final design: We will present you with the final design, including a detailed plant list and hardscape specifications which will include the specific types and styles of materials being used.

Step #6.  Installation: Once the design has been approved by you, we will then schedule and oversee the installation of your new landscape.

How Much Does Landscape Design Cost?

This pricing information is only for the design aspect of the project and does not include the actual materials or labor cost

How Does It Cost For Landscape Design For A Small Yard

Smaller Spaces

$300 - $500

This would be for a smaller front or backyard with a few specific hardscape elements such as a patio and pathway and some surrounding garden beds designed.

Construction Cost $7k-$30k+

How much does it cost to design a landscape for a medium sized backyard.

Medium Spaces

$500 - $1000

This would be for a medium sized front or backyard along with an outdoor living space, garden beds, seating areas, and a few other minor hardscape or landscape elements.

Construction Cost $30k-$80k+

What does it cost to design a large landscape?

Large Spaces


This would be for a larger project including an entire backyard, outdoor living space, retaining walls, garden beds, and more.  This is landscape design for a very high-end, luxury home.

Construction Cost $80k-$150k+

Landscape Designs Can Include

The sky is the limit when it comes to landscape design for your outdoor living space.  We can incorporate any or all of the following elements into your new landscape design.

New Lawn Areas
Patio Or Pool Deck
Retaining Walls
Outdoor Kitchens
LED Lighting
In-Ground Pool
Hot Tub Or Spa
Gazebos & Pergolas
Composite Decks
Entertainment Areas
Water Features
Custom Stairs
Garden Beds
Outdoor Firepits
Outdoor Bar
Built-In Seating
Paver Driveways
Privacy Fencing
Dry Creek Beds

These prices are only ball park figures to give you a rough idea as to what you should expect for the cost of a high-end, true-to-life 3D rendered landscape design.  Your particular landscape design project may vary depending on the site, the specific materials chosen, and the overall scope of work.  If you need a firm price please request a consultation so we can view your potential project, listen to your ideas, and determine the actual scope of work required to complete your design.  After our on-site consultation we'll be able to provide you with a firm estimate to design your new landscape the right way.

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Questions About Landscape Design?

We've tried to answer some of the most common questions our customers ask about landscape design.

2D designs are flat, blueprint-style layouts of your landscape plan. They're great for understanding layout and space. 3D designs, however, offer a lifelike visualization of what the final project will look like, including textures, colors, and how the space feels.

Absolutely! We can incorporate existing elements such as trees, structures, or favorite plants into the new design, ensuring a seamless blend of old and new.

In Connecticut, sustainable and eco-friendly landscaping trends are gaining popularity. This includes native plant gardens that require less water, natural stone or paver hardscaping, and outdoor living spaces like kitchens and fire pits for year-round enjoyment.

Yes, strategic landscape design can enhance privacy. We use elements like fencing, privacy hedges, and strategically placed trees and shrubs to create a natural barrier while maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your property.

The time to create a landscape design plan varies based on the project's complexity. For most residential projects in Connecticut, it can take anywhere from a 7-10 days. This allows us to thoroughly understand your needs and carefully plan each detail.

Absolutely! Your feedback is crucial. After presenting the initial design, we welcome your input and will make revisions to ensure the plan meets your vision. We typically allow for a set number of revisions within the project scope to refine the design to your satisfaction.

Several factors influence material choice: aesthetic preferences, maintenance requirements, durability, and budget. In Connecticut, we also consider the local climate and the material's ability to withstand seasonal changes.

In landscape design, flexibility is key. If unexpected challenges arise, such as site constraints or material availability, we communicate these promptly and provide alternative solutions. Our experience allows us to adapt and find creative ways to overcome such challenges.