Louisville, KY

An Eco-Friendly Approach to Creating Life-Enriching Outdoor Spaces in Central Kentucky

In a city that's known for so much—the Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Slugger, Muhammad Ali, bourbon, and fried chicken, not to mention being Kentucky's largest city—it's easy for visitors to overlook the simple natural beauty that abounds in Louisville. From the banks of the Ohio River to the rolling hills and meadows that lead to forested mountains, the Bluegrass Region enjoys an incredible natural landscape that is reflected in the city's parks, golf courses, tree-lined paths, and exquisite gardens in front of historic homes—as well as in many private backyards.

We specialize in creating the outdoor spaces that give you a place to enjoy nature with the people you love, enriching your life as you make memories in a space that was designed specifically for you and your lifestyle. As lifelong and long-time residents of Central Kentucky, the Inside Out Landscape Design team has up-close-and-personal experience with the plants that thrive in this region. We make maintenance easy by planting Kentucky native species, providing drainage solutions, solving any specific challenges your land presents, and using eco-friendly practices that support the environment.

The result is a beautiful one-of-a-kind space that suits your existing architecture and can be truly lived in and enjoyed for years to come. With a full range of landscaping services that includes maintenance, we're happy to work with you on an ongoing basis to ensure your space stays beautiful and functional.

You don't have to wander in the wilderness to enjoy nature, though we do encourage that from time to time! A soothing outdoor space is simply more accessible when it's in your own backyard, and we're here to make that happen for you. Contact us to learn more about our landscaping services in Louisville, Kentucky.

Highly Experienced, Certified Professionals for All Your Landscaping Needs

Whether you're installing a new outdoor living area, adding curb appeal to your home, or want to add an artistic statement to your property, we're on the job. Our full range of eco-ethical landscaping services are backed by well-educated professionals, detailed contracts, and responsive customer service. We're here to help you love your outdoor space, whatever that requires for you:

Prairies

Prairies

Do you love butterflies and birds? Prairies add pollinator and wildlife value, as well as can reduce long-term maintenance costs for your property. Imagine mowing only once a year! Our certified crews will install and maintain your prairie for the first 3 years. You’ll be amazed at the interest and beauty a prairie provides your property!

Happy Clients in Louisville and Beyond

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:

Work With Us in 8 Simple Steps

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!) to help us get to know your landscaping challenges, aspirations, and preferences.

Schedule an Inside Out Consultation Over Zoom or FaceTime

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! We can do this virtually or in person. The virtual sessions are free; the in-person consultations range from $100-150, and that amount is fully rebated on your design or install cost.

Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit

Within 24 hours of your consultation, Kristin will send you the agreement with the price of the design plan. These are priced at a flat rate based on your existing site and the complexity of the design, with simple designs starting around $600, full site plans for large properties ranging $3-8,000, and an average design rate of about $1,500-3,000. 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

Becky will need to measure and evaluate the site, and she will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. She passes that information on to Andrea, who gets to work on your design. For especially large projects, Andrea may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before Kristin estimates 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, Construction Agreement, and more. This Construction Agreement is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate (no surprises at the end!).

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 may be divided into 10% upon signing, 40% when we begin the work, 40% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 10% percent when the entire project is done.

You'll hear from Kristin to schedule an approximate start date, and she'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!

From Lexington to Louisville, We Proudly Serve Central Kentucky with Expert Landscaping Services

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

Start Your Own Life-Enriching Career With Us

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 (rare for landscaping companies!), 100% health insurance, 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.

We'd Love to Hear From You —Reach Out With Your Louisville Landscaping Needs

Landscaping is overwhelming if you're considering doing it yourself. It doesn't have to be. We have the tools, the experience, the education, and the passion for horticulture and making people happy with beautiful outdoor spaces—let us go to work for you. Whether you want a patio upgrade, a few seasonal planters, a sparkling new pool, or help with seasonal clean-up and maintenance, we've got you covered. Contact us and get started. It's time to live and enjoy more life outside with your friends and family.