Mark Higgins is the owner and operator of Landscape by Design, headquartered in St Petersburg, FL. This is a highly regarded Custom Landscape Design company in Pinellas County.

Mark was trained in Custom Landscape Design and is a Florida Certified Horticultural Professional.

Some of the services Landscape by Design provides include: Certified Horticultural landscape design,Landscape Design & Plans, Plant installation,Property Maintenance, Pre existing landscape enhancement, Mulch installation, Butterfly gardens, Xeriscaping / Florida Friendly Yards,and  Light Tree Service.

When it comes to providing expert Custom Landscape Design services, nothing takes the place of experience. Mark began working in the industry 16 years ago and started Landscape by Design in 2006.

One of Landscape by Design’s  goals is to provide their Pinellas County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose Landscape by Design for Custom Landscape Design Plans because Mark the owner said”I enjoy what I do.Customer service is my greatest concern.I listen to my customer’s and hear them, meaning everyone has their own vision of their outdoor Oasis.I will make small suggestions as to what lives in shade and what lives in sun.My goal is to help them bring to life a long lasting living landscape that will thrive and become more beautiful with each passing year.We are a Florida Certified Horticulture professional. We are insured to service residential and commercial properties. We provide landscape designs, plant installation, yard work, tear out, property maintenance, tree service, sod installation and existing landscape enhancements. We can turn your ordinary yards into beautiful landscapes while also incorporating your landscaping ideas..

The result, one of the most successful Custom Landscape Design companies in St Petersburg!  


What do their customers think?

Mark and his sidekick Michael were simply super. Mark listened carefully and put together a lovely design for our front yard and our back yard meditation space. Their hard work resulted in a landscape of native Floridian flora that becomes more beautiful every day. I had interviewed several landscape designers and most had a set package they wanted to sell me although I had clearly specified what I did and did not want. Mark listened carefully and came up with a plan that addressed our requests. We love the result!s A rating ” Private Angies List

Laurie Wissman Positive: Quality, Responsiveness, Value -“Mark and his team totally demoed 2 larger areas and installed plantings and shrubs. They added sod to another area. His recommendations were perfect for my shady area, and the whole yard now looks neat and orderly. I am very pleased with the outcome.”

Having owner operated experts, like Mark providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to St Petersburg and Pinellas County, FL.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Mark Higgins that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Mark for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need Custom Landscape Design service? Give Landscape by Design an opportunity by calling them at 727-458-0229.

So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Mark Higgins, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Pinellas County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of FL and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Mark Higgins!


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