Landscape Design for Commercial and Residential
Serving Northern Virginia

Hand-crafted Designs


Sometimes it is the only contact we have with a client because they are DIYers who just wanted a plan and some initial guidance. However, most of the time it is the first step in a long-term relationship. It is the start of a process and develops into friendship, not just a business transaction. This is the point where we share ideas, develop a long-range view of the property and really explore the needs and wants of a client.

We have developed a Rivas Design signature style to ensure that our clients receive the greatest customization and care, starting from the very first pen stroke.


  • All designs are completely hand-crafted and colored.
  • Every property is a custom job, whether it be a single area or just instructions on how to complete a project.
  • Designs are digitized, but not computer generated.
  • Each design is to scale and easily understood.
  • No jargon--clear and concise language is used to transmit the ideas.
  • The designs coordinate precisely with the proposals to ensure clarity.
  • We strive to provide a timely and cost-effective product for all our clients.



The cost of a customized plan will depend on the areas to be designed, the size, and scope. In general, though, the range can be as low as $200 or as high as $900, with most falling in the $300-$500 range. When purchased a la carte, Rivas Design retains the copyright, but you may use it however you wish.

If the design is part of a landscaping proposal, Rivas Design retains complete ownership of the design until the project is performed by us. If the design is used for bidding purposes and it is determined that our design was used in the installation performed by another company, the client may be billed a $250 design fee, due upon receipt.

Additionally, our design service is a complimentary service that regular clients enjoy. Building relationships is a big part of our business. Our design service is one way that we communicate with our clients to ensure that all their needs are being met. Become a part of the Rivas Design family to enjoy this quality perk.


Key Benefits of the Service

Watering your lawn and is the key to preserving its lushness and beauty. The experts carefully design your sprinkler system to ensure maximum coverage to your lawn. Whether you are looking for a brand new irrigation system to maintain your lawn.

  Extend your home with a beautiful garden
  Your property value increases many times initial value
 Aesthetic garden beauty that improves with age
  Landscape designs created to customize your space 
  Our crews are employees and treated like family