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The Important Role Of A Landscape Designer

Hiring a talented and experienced landscape designer is the important first step in reviving a tired or underused outdoor area.

Long before digging the first planting hole, a detailed, well-conceived design must be in place in order for a landscaping project to be successful. At Koch & Associates, a landscape designer is often your first and primary contact on a project, charged with transforming your vision for an outdoor space into reality.

Whether you hire your own landscape designer or prefer to take advantage of Koch & Associates’ seven-part process that includes a comprehensive planning phase, it’s essential to rely on the expertise of a professional designer to create a timeless landscape that you’ll enjoy for years.


Every plan drawn up by a Koch & Associates’ landscape designer is based on three key concepts:

  • Size and type of space. The physical dimensions of your project will determine the size and scale of its elements, including trees and other plantings, hardscape such as walkways, water features, retaining walls and even swimming pools, and the timing to complete the job. Topography is another factor that plays a role in how we design your outdoor space. For example, a hillside requires a much different design than a level yard.
  • Function. For Koch & Associates, the desires and needs of each client is paramount. We specialize in customizing designs that reflect the way individuals, couples, and families spend their time at home. We’re capable of building a variety of outdoor areas that are ideal for entertaining, relaxing, gardening, or serving as additional living space.
  • Budget. Our designers are experts at reconciling an appealing layout with the amount of money you want to spend.


Koch & Associates is a full-service landscape contractor for homeowners throughout the Bay Area.

Our service area includes the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Milpitas, Mountain View, Morgan Hill, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Saratoga.

To discuss your ideas for renovating your yard or outdoor area, contact us to speak to a Koch & Associates landscape designer.



  • 3230 Darby Com, Fremont, CA 94539
    111 N. Market St #300, San Jose, CA 95113

  • (510) 490-0487



This is easy . . . if you have a landscape project, hire Koch & Associates.
There’s a reason why they’ve been in business over 40 years. They listen to what you’re trying to accomplish, design, listen again, discuss, get agreement and then execute. They say what they’re going to do and do what they say . . . all a pleasure to work with and with beautiful, on-time results.

San Jose
We had a wonderful experience with Koch & Associates. We hired them to completely redo our backyard and now we have a beautiful Trex deck, a lovely fire pit with seating and a swimming pool with a substantial swim deck. We couldn’t be happier with the result.
I wholeheartedly recommend Koch & Associates to anyone looking for top-quality, conscientious landscape design and construction.

I have used Koch and Associates for big jobs and smaller jobs with the firm handling all aspects of the work, from design, permits and installation. Very high-quality professional workmanship. I highly recommend them to all my friends for landscaping needs.

We are super pleased with the work, communications, design and professionalism of everyone at Koch & Associates. We did a complete redesign and remodel of our front and back yard. All of the stone work is fabulous. They put in a new irrigation and lighting systems. Plants and trees fit our yard perfectly. if you are looking to get your yard done, give them a call!

Koch & Associates did a great job for us. They were very helpful during the design process and created the attractive and low maintenance yard that we wanted. The hard working crew was efficient and did good work on everything from demolition, to grading and drainage, to concrete work, fencing, lighting and all the final landscaping.
They started on the day that they said they would start, and finished on the day they said they would finish. I would highly recommend their work to anyone.

San Jose
If you want a beautiful landscape and a wonderful experience getting there, hire Koch & Associates!
After finishing my ADU, we had a front and back yard that consisted entirely of dirt.  And weeds.  And an old, cracked concrete patio.  Our  ADU was built at grade (for the back half of the property) while the front house was almost a foot higher, so in addition to wanting a beautiful landscape, we also needed someone with the technical skills to address the grading issue.
The final result is a gorgeous landscape, driveway, paths, a firepit, a fountain, and loads of plants.  We highly recommend Koch & Associates and would give them 10 stars if we could!

We cannot begin to tell you how great of a job these guys did. Very professional, did exactly what they said they would do, and they are very detailed oriented. 40 plus years of experience really showed while engaged with this company. A class act organization that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Do yourself a favor and choose this contractor. They may be a little pricey compared to other places but it is 100% worth it!

I renovated my entire yard, softscape and hardscape, with Koch & Associates Landscape Company.
Their landscape designer is extremely knowledgeable and designed the perfect yard for me.  The demo work was quick and clean.  The new irrigation and lighting systems are energy efficient. The plantings are drought tolerant and low maintenance.  They redid the driveway, added an RV pad and extensive back patio, and built a deck in my side yard.  The yard is absolutely beautiful!
All of the employees are professional and responsive. I would highly recommend Koch & Associates to anyone!

We used Koch & Associates to redo our back and front yards. They did a great job listening to and understanding our needs.  They came up with the design and execution plan and estimate within our budget. The one thing I liked about them is that once the work started, they didn’t get sidetracked to do other jobs. They even worked on a Saturday and finished the project slightly ahead of time!