Design With Nature, LLC

4.75 |36 Verified Ratings
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Design With Nature, LLC

4.75 | 36 Verified Ratings
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17424 Falls Road
Upperco, MD 21155
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Design With Nature, LLC

Design With Nature, LLC, is an owner run and operated company. Managing Member, Ms. Diane Knighton, brings to creativity as well as a trained background in landscape architecture and arboriculture each project. We at Design With Nature offer four standard services of: landscape, hardscape, drainage and maintenance. If you have any questions about other services please feel free to contact us. Design With Nature's team members include two certified horticulturists and two certified paver installers.Our projects range from small townhome landscapes, charter school, public school and large estate landscapes. Design with Nature is approved by the state of Maryland as Small Business Enterprise and Minority Business Enterprise. Find out more at or call us directly at 410-967-7819.


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Service Area

  • Baltimore
  • Towson
  • Hunt Valley
  • Manchester
  • Bel Air
  • Lutherville Timonium
  • Glyndon
  • Long Green
  • Upperco
  • Fallston
  • Monkton
  • Stevenson
  • Nottingham
  • Phoenix
  • Parkton
  • Parkville
  • Reisterstown
  • Butler
  • Jarrettsville
  • White Hall
  • Brooklandville
  • Finksburg
  • Baldwin
  • Boring
  • Owings Mills
  • Hydes
  • Cockeysville
  • Sparks Glencoe
  • Freeland
  • Hampstead
  • Forest Hill
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Services Offered

Additions & Remodeling
  • Outdoor Kitchen - Build
Brick & Stone
  • Brick and Stone Patios, Walks, and Steps - Install
  • Interlocking Pavers for Patios, Walks and Steps - Install
  • Pavers for Driveways and Floors - Install
Designers & Decorators
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscaping for Yard or Garden Install
  • Minor Grading or Resloping
Lawn & Garden Care
  • Fall / Spring Yard Clean Up
Tree Service
  • Shrubs - Trim or Remove - For Business

Areas of Expertise

  • Landscape Design & Installations, Patio Design and Installation
  • Garden Care & Maintenance, Arboricultural Consulting,
  • and Much More!!!

Product Brands Used

  • EP Henry
  • Local sourced plant material

Quick Facts

Business Hours
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(Please call to confirm)
  • Small Jobs Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted


In Business Since: 2011
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Society of Landscape Architects(ASLA)
  • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI)
  • Maryland Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA)
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
State Licensing
Trade: Home Improvement Contractor
License #: 131528
Expiration: 04-17-2020
  • ALSA IL Honor Award in Planning and Analysis, 2010 {group project} -Diane received during previous employment
  • SSLA Honor Award, 2008 - Diane recieved at West Viriginia University
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Business Overview

Community Involvement

Volunteer with the Mid Atlantic Chapter of ISA

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I grew up with the influence of nature, my family owns a Nursery which led me to starting my own business, Design With Nature. We at Design With Nature have grown to a team of eight talented landscapers. We strive to provide our customers with quality, expertise and creativity in every project we take on. .

We started in this industry in 2000.

We describe our business as Up and coming

Is there a size limit to any landscaping projects?

No! We have had experience with everything from townhomes to estates.


Design With Nature, LLC

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3 Projects
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Review by in Baltimore, MD
I was left grossly dissatisfied with their service. Mine was a small project of spring cleaning, tree and flower bed spading/edging, removing old tree supporting stakes, straightening leaning trees. So, the following are things that one should expect from this company - 1. They are not good communicators. The turn-around time between the request and reply may take up to two weeks. 2. They will not give you an itemized bill. The whole work will be lumped up into an invoice with one total line, which leaves you guessing how much are you paying for what. 3. I have 9 fruit trees, and I was told from the get-go that they don't take care of the fruit trees. Which surprised me - how come the company advertising among others its gardening services, does not take care of the fruit trees? 4. The spading/edging work was not done properly done. I can submit photos showing how it should be done and how it was done on the property. 5. The straightening of the leaning trees was not properly done, I can show that on the photos. Stakes can be used to support the young saplings, but leaning 4 years-old trees require different type of devices to straighten them out. Overall, the delivered service was not worth money I was charged. Maybe they do have expertise in deck, concrete and stone works, as one can see from the number of positive reviews, but definitely not in tree/plants maintenance and gardening.
Response by Design With Nature, LLC: We are professional arborists and horticulturists and are very good at what we do. We strive to make our customers happy. But every now and then we are unable to strike a balance between giving good horticultural advice and pleasing a customer. This customer was residing out of state and wanted us to be proactive on his landscaping needs stating, "You should be my eyes on the property in everything that relates to plants and trees" but yet would not take advantage of our monthly maintenance plan. It is difficult to meet those expectations when providing a one-time only spring clean-up and mulching. He continues to confuse our work with work that was done by previous landscapers and as he was not there to verify that we did indeed fertilize the plants and use a pre-emergent herbicide, etc., etc., (work that needs time to pass to become evident) he questioned whether or not we did the work. We realized that trying to service a long-distance client created an untenable situation that we could not continue. Lesson learned.
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4.5   |  
Review by in Phoenix, MD
The staff were all great- friendly and very accommodating.
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Review by in Baltimore, MD
Design by Nature installed a natural playground for my child's school ( I was the school project manager). The project included grading and installing rock walls, a rain garden, an outdoor classroom with salvaged log seats, and native plantings. It was a PTO sponsored project, and they were great from start to finish. I would recommend this company to anyone, whether you need landscaping for you, your home, school, or business. They are a pleasure to work with and their results are wonderful.
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Review by in Baltimore, MD
I've never used a landscaper before but they were right on the ball. My job had a tight time line and they fit me in without any problems. Carmen was great with her design and working with me. The crew did a good job and were very pleasant. I will definitely use again.
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4.0   |  
Good work, great crew, design stage of job could have been defined.

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Review by in Lutherville Timonium, MD
Very professional. Know there business

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5.0   |  
I wasn't sure where to find someone to fix the grading in my backyard and found Design With Nature on home advisor. They were quick to respond to my query, visit my yard and provide a quote. The service was completed quickly and professionally. They didn't try to oversell the project, but provided the best solution at a fair price to fix my problem. I am very happy with the work they did and the company overall.

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Review by in Cockeysville, MD
Me gusta esta compañía muchos trabajos

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4.5   |  
Review by in Lutherville Timonium, MD
Her knowledge and follow up service is great

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Review by in Baldwin, MD
From the design to the work completion, this group is professional, on time, attentive to the needs of the customer, with excellent work skills and work ethic.. I would not hesitate to hire them again. They bring a lot of expertise in various fields to the table so the end result is terrific..

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