About Me
A Professional Landscape Designer

Hi...I'm Susan. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I live in Hampton, which is a little north of Clinton, NJ. It's a great location as it places me pretty centrally in NJ and makes it easy for me to travel anywhere in the state (and even beyond).

I received a degree in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University 25 years ago. But what have I been doing since then and what did I do before? I wasn't always a landscape designer.

Prior to finding landscape architecture and design, I did many things. In my early years, I went to Boston University for a degree in Psychology. Well, except for my children, I never really did anything with that!

In later years I was in retail, which I came to dislike intensely. And finally, I decided to do something I loved, which involved the landscape. It was one of my best decisions.

  • Since Rutgers, I have designed many types of landscapes, from very small properties to huge estates. Many of my designs have won awards for their creativity, use of color and texture, and attention to spaces, topography, and details.
  • Residential design is mostly what I do, although I have also created designs for commercial properties such as country clubs, government buildings, and townhouse subdivisions. For example, I did an extensive landscape design for the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • I have spent time in Europe studying European gardens and garden designers. I often like to incorporate these type of concepts to make my designs more unique.
  • I worked for design/build companies but have had my own landscape design business for 22 years. I lived and worked in Virginia for six years but relocated back to New Jersey in 2010.

After years of experience, I understand the problems homeowners face when it comes to landscape design, particularly when it comes to their front yards or challenging slopes.

My design packages for front yards or slopes are the perfect less expensive options for your landscaping needs.

Affordable Online Design Options

Professional Package of Front Yard Landscape Designs

Professional Package of Landscape Design for Slopes

Each of these packages contain 5 complete designs, plant photos of all plants in the designs, plant lists, plant substitutes, detailed directions, etc.

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(Just a few of the many I have received from clients throughout the U.S. and Canada)

Oh, Susan!
We do LOVE this design.  It's everything that I wanted. I completely love that you've integrated Grasses and Roses and Purple Coneflower and Salvia and oh it will be beautiful.  I cannot wait to have it completed!
Thank you!"

Hi Susan,
Thank you for putting so much thought into the design. We really like it, especially the curvilinear shape with clean lines. I love the curved seat wall and hypothetical placement of furniture, the shape of the path, etc.

"Susan,  what a pleasure it was to work with you.  You made me feel like I was your only client - responding late at night and always so quickly!  Your design is amazing and we only hope we can do justice to it when we plant.  You have such fantastic ideas and you are so open to suggestions and changes.  Loved working with you - now if you could only come to Canada and plant it!!!"

Not only did Susan come up with a design that gave me everything I wanted, she also gave me what’s most important…every person I have shown her design to has said “wow”.I can’t wait for the project to start so I can watch her ideas come to life!"
Margaret-Albany, NY