Meet the Owner of Johanna F. Kuss, Landscape Design, Inc.

Landscape Design in Concord, NH

Johanna F. Kuss currently lives in New Hampshire. She owned and operated a design business in Maryland, prior to returning home with her husband to raise their children and care for her mother.

Her philosophy of design is: “A landscape is like a symphony. The individual pieces and elements should work in harmony to create a beautiful and lasting masterpiece.”

“My goal is simple. I try to leave a site more beautiful and environmentally sound than I found it. My hope is that my clients develop a relationship with nature. I design functionally correct and artistic landscapes that complement the natural ecosystem.”

Ms. Kuss presents design solutions that reflect sensitivity to the environment. She works very closely with clients to implement conservation practices and techniques, without compromising the integrity of her design work. Her projects can be implemented all at once, or phased over time, utilizing hierarchical order.


Johanna F. Kuss, Landscape Design Inc. believes customer service is essential to the success of her projects. Whether the job is large or small, Johanna is present during the installation phase of her designs. She contracts highly skilled professionals who are experienced and knowledgeable. Her dedication to her work, and her leadership on a job site transform her landscape designs into a reality.


"Johanna helped us create a design to tie together a sunroom, screened in porch, and outdoor planting and seating area- it was quite an extensive project! She assisted us with design elements in both indoor and outdoor spaces. Johanna was able to work around our need for low maintenance design that would function for our busy family with three active children and two dogs. The plant species and specimens she choose came together to create a very finished and mature look from the day they were put in. We are very pleased with the end result. We did not have a lot of experience to be able to provide Johanna with specific plant names or style preferences, yet she was still able to create a plan that looks very much in keeping with our natural surroundings and house style. It has been a joy to watch the plantings develop from this summer into the fall and we look forward to seeing the area grow in the years to come." - Betsy

"Johanna's design work is executed from paper into a beautiful, harmonious landscape."

"Ms. Kuss knows her trade. She is an artist, plant expert and craftsman all in one." - G.M.

"I worked with Johanna for several years. She helped us budget, phase, and implement her design. We are extremely happy with our yard." - Dr. Gerard

"I've hired a lot of "landscape" people but finally found someone who is really a Landscape Designer/architect. Finally happy with my property." - Barb

"I think Joahnna Kuss is a professional and knowledgeable designer. She didn't try to sell me on her work. She just did it. I would highly recommend her." - JTB

"I love my patio! I love my landscape. It looks like a custom designed landscape. Not like everyone elses yard."

"I didn't know if I'd like the stone wall idea that Johanna designed for us. Now that it is in, I understand what she meant. It frames our yard and breaks up the view to the water. The wall makes our yard look like we have an infinity lake! Love her eye for design and attention to detail." - Chris Aunchman

"Easy to work with, funny and extremely meticulous when it comes to details." - Patty

"Nice new perspective on perennials. European influenced design work and Encyclopedia on plant material. Worth waiting for." - M.Z.

"Customer service, A+: works well with contractors A+: affordable A+."

"As an interior designer, myself, I really enjoyed Jo's approach to her field. She considered views from my kitchen, our master bedroom, and recommended areas to screen for privacy."

"She designed from the inside-out, with careful attention to color, texture and safety. Our black bottom swimming pool looks gorgeous, and I can keep an eye on my kids from my office. Johanna is a consummate professional." - K.D. Interiors