Lexington, KY Sustainable Landscaping

Outdoor Solutions That Nurture the Soil, Promote Pollination, and

Stand the Test of Time

Sustainable landscaping isn't a fad. It's always been the right way to approach outdoor living. The only difference is that more and more people are realizing how many advantages it has to offer. 

An eco-friendly approach works with Mother Nature, bringing out the beauty without causing harm. It supports the soil, encourages healthy plant growth, prevents erosion, and reduces your need for landscape maintenance and water usage. Over the years, sustainable landscaping lasts longer and costs less money. 

At Inside Out Landscape Design, sustainability is woven into everything we do. It's part of our business plan and practices. We use permeable pavers, recycled and repurposed materials, durable solutions, Kentucky native plants, and locally-sourced materials. The result is a landscape that supports the natural beauty of Lexington, Kentucky, without wasting its resources or damaging its delicate ecosystem. 

If you're looking for an outdoor upgrade, work with Kentucky's only APLD-certified landscape designer for sustainable landscaping that aligns with your aesthetic preferences as well as your love of the environment. With a full range of services, Inside Out can manage your landscape design, installation, and maintenance needs, all with an ecocentric focus that ensures long-lasting, low-maintenance outdoor spaces. Contact us for a consultation.

How Our Clients Feel About Their Sustainable Landscapes

With over 120 combined years of experience in Frankfort and the surrounding area, we've built lasting relationships with our clients. Nothing makes us happier than knowing they're enjoying their outdoor spaces. Here's what a few of the hundreds of clients we have worked with have to say about working with Inside Out Landscape Design:

Why You Need 

Eco-Friendly Landscaping

It's better for you and better for the environment, and it doesn't require any sacrifice on your part. You still have a wide range of options for features, materials, textures, and colors. Build the patio, pool, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and colorful garden you've always wanted, but do it sustainably with long-lasting materials, permeable pavers, consideration for drainage and erosion, and pollinator-friendly plants that are known to thrive in the Lexington climate. This is what you stand to gain:

  • Healthier plants that require less water and intervention
  • Improved soil condition and reduced erosion
  • Less reliance on fertilizers and pesticides
  • More pollinator activity
  • Improved air quality
  • Long-lasting landscapes with reduced need for maintenance 
  • Effective drainage to eliminate water damage to your hardscapes or home
  • Peace of mind in knowing your project is protecting wildlife and contributing to the lasting beauty of Lexington, Kentucky

We're proud to have established ourselves as sustainable landscaping experts in the Lexington area, and we'd love to help you preserve and protect the environment during your next landscape design and installation. Contact us to learn more about our eco-friendly practices and materials and what they mean for your property.

The Look of Eco-Friendly Landscaping in Your Neighborhood

We treat our clients—and each outdoor space—like the individuals you are. The result is a unique landscaping design that enhances your existing architecture and takes your lifestyle into consideration. Take a look at some of our landscape transformations, each completed with different challenges and under different budgets:

A Proven Process With Clear Communication and Expert Guidance

Working with us is simple. We follow a transparent process so you know exactly what to expect each step of the way, and we stay in communication with you as we go. Don't hesitate to reach out with your questions at any time:

Complete the inside out questionnaire

In less than 10 minutes, you can answer a few questions (and even upload a few photos, plats, house plans, survey, etc.!) to help us get to know your landscaping challenges, aspirations, and preferences.


It's time for a walk-through of your outdoor space, so we can see it and get more information about what you'd like! Our in-person consultations range from $150-300+ (depending on your location).

Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit

Within 24 hours of your consultation, we will send you the agreement. These are priced at a flat rate based on your existing site and the complexity of the design, with simple designs starting around $1,500, full site plans for large properties ranging $5-10,000+. Extensive outdoor space projects (our specialty and majority of our projects) are a $5,000 minimum design fee. The Design Phase will begin as soon as we receive your signed agreement and deposit, both of which can be done online.

If your project doesn't need a design, you'll get an estimate within one week of your consultation.

Enter the Design Phase

Design support staff will measure and evaluate the site and will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. They pass that information on to our designers, who get to work on your design. For especially large projects, the designer may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before we estimate the cost of the project.

Attend the Inside Out Presentation Meeting

It's so exciting to see your ideas come to life! You'll have the information you need to envision the completed project, including all the details, plant photos, and more. The Construction Agreement will be created once the design is approved, is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate.

Sign the Construction Agreement and Make the Initial Payment

After we've finalized the scope of the work, you can electronically sign an agreement to the terms of payment. For small projects, this is typically 40% initial payment and 60% upon completion. Larger projects are 30% upon signing, 30% when we begin the work, 20% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 20% percent when the entire project is done.

You'll hear from us to schedule an approximate start date, and we'll send you a detailed production email with the next steps in the installation process along with care and maintenance sheets for your reference.

We'll Get Started!

We'll touch base with you the week before your start date, and the crew will call you when they're on the way to the site on the first day of work. We'll coordinate everything—you can simply sit back, relax, and eagerly await the completion of your revamped outdoor space!

Final Walk-Through

Your satisfaction is our priority, so a foreman or manager will walk through the project with you (if you’re available) before we leave the site. If there are any issues, please give us an opportunity to fix them. We would love you to leave us an online review with your feedback!

Our Complete Range of Landscaping Services

Large or small, your project receives the full attention and commitment of our highly-skilled design, installation, and maintenance teams. We believe in building relationships, so we're always here for you as you get to know your new landscaping. Here's what we have to offer:

  • Design: We take your ideas and put them on paper, giving our installation crew a detailed plan to follow.
  • Installation: Our crew takes those designs and brings them to life—on time and on budget.
  • Maintenance: For spring cleaning or monthly maintenance, we can get you on a schedule that keeps your space looking its best.
  • Pools: We can design and install your pool to create a resort-like vibe in your own backyard.

Offering Sustainable Landscaping Solutions in Lexington, KY, and Nearby Communities

Frankfort is our home, but we're proud to serve the Central Kentucky region. You'll find our sustainable landscapes throughout these nearby areas:

Lexington Louisville Goshen Prospect Versailles Lawrenceburg Shelbyville Midway Georgetown Frankfort

Competitive Pay and Career Growth With a Local Landscaping Company

If you're passionate about horticulture, sustainable practices, and helping people enjoy life outdoors, we'd love to hear from you. We offer year-round employment, 100% health insurance, 401K with 4% match, bonuses, company outings, reasonable hours that promote work-life balance, a family-like and community-driven atmosphere, and more. Visit our careers page to see our current openings and apply today.

Life-Enriching Outdoor Spaces That Work in Harmony With Nature

A customized outdoor living area brings people together. When it's built for you and your lifestyle, you're naturally drawn to spend time there, reaping the physical and mental benefits of nature and connection. When it's built sustainably, you save money, reduce chores and maintenance requirements, and do your part to encourage healthy soil, natural pollination, and responsible water usage. 

The Inside Out Landscape Design team has deep roots in Kentucky—we've lived and worked here for years, some of us for life! Its home and its future matter to us. With our unique knowledge of the local climate and area building regulations, we create life-enriching outdoor spaces in Lexington, Kentucky, in accordance with the laws of nature and in alignment with your standards and preferences. Contact us today for a consultation. We'd love to create something special for you and your family.