Landscape Design – Louisville, KY

Sustainable Design and Precise Installation for a Life-Enriching

Outdoor Space

Good landscape design considers your preferences as well as your existing space and architecture, how you intend to use your yard, the condition of your soil, the area climate, and more. It's about creating a harmonious space that's as low-maintenance and environmentally responsible as it is beautiful and functional. 

We specialize in blending those elements at Inside Out Landscape Design, where you'll work with Kentucky's only APLD Certified Landscape Designer to create an outdoor space that encourages connection with family and nature alike. It's everything you love about the outdoors (the sun and the shade, the beautiful plants, the fresh air) and everything you need in a Louisville, Kentucky home (usable space where people can get together over dinner, coffee, or conversation). 

With years of experience in Central Kentucky, we've had the privilege of working on landscaping projects of all sizes, for all purposes. Contact us to learn more about our seamless, collaborative design process and to schedule a consultation.

Beautiful Landscapes and Happy Clients in Central Kentucky

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:

Your Partner in Landscaping

There are five core values that shape our business and our personal lives. Every decision we make with and for our Louisville, KY clients has its foundation in these values, and through them, we create long-lasting relationships and world-class landscapes:

First-Class Service:

With prompt communication and in-depth collaboration, our high-trained and qualified professionals are dedicated to your project. We're here to answer your questions as we enhance your landscaping.

Pride in Craftsmanship:

We only do work we're proud to put our name on, which means every decision—from design to plant and material selection to the installation process—is made carefully. We have a passion for sustainable landscaping, and that passion shines through in every satisfied client and magazine-worthy landscape.

Grow and Glow:

We want you to love outdoor living as much as we do! Our team is always learning new techniques and trends that allow us to deliver the best possible results for you.

Enrich Lives:

If we can make your day a little better, we've done our job. It's something we strive for with our clients, our team members, and our entire community, which leads up to seek ongoing training and education, balance our work and personal lives, and shape an eco-conscious business model for the good of the environment. 

Ecocentric:

Mother Nature will always have her way, and everyone wins when we work within her guidelines. To that end, we choose techniques and materials that enhance the planet and create outdoor spaces that need little in terms of time, money, and maintenance.

Our Recent Work

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 Simple and Enjoyable Process for Creating Beautiful Landscapes

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!

Transforming Outdoor Spaces with a Full 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.

Kentucky's Only APLD-Certified Landscape Design Expert Serving Louisville & the Surrounding Area

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

A Fulfilling Career From the Inside Out

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.

Contact Us to Transform Your Landscape—and Your Everyday Life

A fresh landscape is the start of a new lifestyle at home. Spend more time outside. Use that space to read a book, play with your dog, and get closer to your family over meals, games, and good conversation. Ecologically responsible landscape design gives you all the benefits of a beautiful, functional space without the high maintenance requirements that take ongoing effort and time away from your family. 

Contact us to learn more about the work we've done in Louisville, and get started on your own life-enriching landscape transformation.