Lasting Landscapes by Carol was first recommended to us by a neighbor when we decided to refresh the beds surrounding our townhome. After doing a bit of research and reviewing Carol’s website, we were confident she could help us come up with a design that reflected the look we were trying to achieve. Because we live in a townhome community, it was important to us to design a garden space that would reflect our personal style and not look like every other garden in the community. We also wanted plantings that would offer color and interest throughout the year and would have a somewhat low profile that would allow each of the plants to be seen distinctly. In addition, it was important that none would grow so big that they would obscure the front of the house or block the light. Finally, we needed to have plantings that could withstand the sometimes overzealous pruning of the community’s landscape maintenance firm. We were delighted by the designs and the plant recommendations that Carol gave us and are thrilled with the outcome now that everything is planted! Carol exceeded all our expectations in this regard! She is also easy to work with, which makes the process a pleasure. We highly recommend Lasting Landscapes by Carol! We are confident you won’t be disappointed!
Paula and John S.
I recommend Lasting Landscapes without reservation. Carol's plans are meticulous - taking into account which plants thrive in sun or shade, expected growth patterns and many other factors. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of plants, all based on her first-hand experience with everything she recommends. Carol is punctual. Her prices are fair. She is a pleasure to work with. I'm excited about how our home will look in a few years, once Carol has worked her magic here year after year. We plan to be lifetime customers.
Carol agreed to help me figure out a way forward with the existing gardens at our home. When she said yes, I had no idea how lucky I was. Carol walked the spaces with me, taking photos and talking through ideas including the need for an easier to maintain and cost-effective result. She produced plans that edited out some things, reused 98% of the existing plant material, and introduced new plants. Carol is an expert at “right plant, right place”. This isn’t the easiest property to work, landscapers before Carol relied on augers for digging. Not Carol. She and her assistant not only did an astonishing amount of work in two days of implementation during the fall, they did so with straightforward tools, and superior skills. Looking at the changes made in the fall makes me happy, I cannot wait for the next phase which will include more edits, drifts of new plants, and reduced mulched areas. Carol’s patient, thoughtful, efficient, and inclusive approach is only part of why working with Lasting Landscapes by Carol an absolute delight. An experience that I am lucky and grateful to have. I whole heartedly trust and recommend Lasting Landscapes by Carol!
West Chester, PA
Lasting Landscapes by Carol saw our home the way we did and how best to complement the house. Carol provided guidance on hardscaping and then came back with a wonderful combination of flowers and shrubs of different heights, textures and colors for year round interest. We are very happy with the look and the flow and would not do it differently. Carol provided us a truly custom garden.
I don't know what we would do without Carol, "the gardening machine". She has turned our weed laden, deer eaten, overgrown gardens into beautifully mulched, deer resistant and neatly manicured landscapes. She is continuing to work her magic with needed trees, bushes and plants. Carol works so hard even in all kinds of weather. There is no stopping her. She is one talented lady with great ideas. You can trust Carol to take great care of your landscape. It's really neat when she shows up driving her little white truck called "White Lightning". We highly recommend Carol to anyone. You will be happy when you see what she can do for your landscape. We are excited to see what Carol has planned for our landscape this year!
Rozy and Bob K.
West Chester, PA
Carol has made my decidedly non-Longwood Gardens landscape into something beautiful and appropriate for my neighborhood. I love driving down the hill to my house and getting the full view. Just beautiful. She's also just a really nice person to work with -- professional and very friendly. A delight to deal with.
Carol has been a pleasure to work with. My goal was to add color and low maintenance plants & shrubs to my landscaping. Carol took the time to come to my property, discuss all options and provided a color rendering. My property was immaculate after she was finished. I enjoyed working with Carol so much that she is now working with my mother on her property. I highly recommend Carol!
When we moved to our new house the gardens were a mess. Carol listened to our needs and created a beautiful plan using (and often relocating) our existing plants along with new ones to create a garden that has color and interest all year long. Not only did she create a beautiful garden but she has always been available to answer questions from battling pests to getting things ready for winter.
Genevieve and Eric S.
Newtown Square, PA
I highly recommend Lasting Landscapes by Carol for landscape design, plant installation, and ongoing property maintenance. I needed to reduce weed growth in my numerous flower beds, address overgrown shrubs, add plants to empty spaces, and find someone trustworthy to maintain my landscaping. Lasting Landscapes by Carol came to the rescue and exceeded my high expectations! Carol implemented a cost-conscious approach that included the use of existing perennials. She listened to my preferences for color, deer-resistance, a natural look, low maintenance, and keeping bees away from main pathways due to allergies. She made some truly fabulous recommendations to further increase ground cover and to replace overgrown shrubs. I had the opportunity to provide input throughout the process, and we decided on a phased approach. The installation of plants in the front my home occurred smoothly, and the plant placement was thoughtful and attractive. The landscaping now provides year-round color with a combination of evergreens, shrubs plants that just make me smile! Carol’s philosophy to include plants that fill the space when they are mature - without the need for extensive, ongoing pruning - is music to my ears! Carol has been weeding and pruning throughout my property for well over a year. Her method of getting the roots of the weeds, combined with targeted treatment for hearty weeds and invasive plants, is showing the desired results. My property looks neat and clean due to Carol’s expert weeding. And my knees and back are thankful for her efficient efforts! Plant materials are now repeated throughout the front of my property, which is pleasing to the eye, curb appeal has vastly improved, and maintenance has been reduced. When I look at the landscaping in the front of my home, it warms my heart. What a pleasure it is to work with Lasting Landscapes by Carol.
Carol is a miracle worker…a 'plant whisperer'. She literally transformed our property from “tired looking” into an energetic, welcoming wonderland. Carol used her creativity coupled with her extensive knowledge of what blooms during different seasons, what is deer resistant, and what will enhance a given space, to create a magnificent garden surrounding our home. No job is too large or too small for Carol, and she is always a pleasure to work with. We couldn’t be happier with our landscaping…all thanks to Carol!
Sherry and Ron N.
Carol exceeded my expectations by transforming a “so-so” woodland vacation property to a breathtaking retreat for my guests that visit from around the globe. She took the time to walk the grounds and then pulled together a thoughtful strategy for the best, long-lasting plants and a planting schedule that made the most sense. Carol was flexible with her schedule to do onsite work to accommodate the times when the property was available in between guest stays. This sometimes resulted in having to work super early hours in inclement weather. Carol is very responsive in communication. She is transparent with her pricing and goes the extra mile to find the best price by shopping a variety of distributors. Carol is knowledgeable about plants and creative with design ideas. It’s my intention to continue to use Lasting Landscapes by Carol for seasonal maintenance at Chalet Deerwood and will happily recommend her to my real estate investor clients.
Natasha H., Realtor and Real Estate Investor
West Chester,, PA
Carol did a great job for us and was so easy to work with. She came out to our house, discussed what we wanted to do, and created a plan for our garden and hardscaping. She listened to our input and came up with a list of plants for the garden that fit our needs. Carol worked with us to determine the amount of sunlight each area was exposed to, so she could recommend the right plants. She designed the layout for the hardscaping and recommended hardscapers for the job. We went with one of the recommended hardscapers and everything came out great. We could not be happier and we have Carol to thank for many great hours on the patio this summer.
Carl and Carol R.
We challenged Carol to help us update and rejuvenate our 2 1/2 acre property garden beds. She is a gold mine of ideas and has filled in bare spots (using existing and new plantings), creating repetition, year round color and interest throughout the yard. Carol is truly a treasure and a wonderful find for us.
Barbara and Bob K.
Kennett Square, PA
We couldn't be happier with the design and implementation of our new landscape. Carol is very knowledgeable, creative, flexible and easy to work with. She made recommendations on what needed to be removed and what plants/shrubs would be deer resistant in our neighborhood. She was very patient and offered tons of advice for how to care for the landscaping after planting was completed.
Deb and Jeff K.
The design Carol completed was outstanding. Her design not only worked well upon installation but has been maturing well and blossoming over time. Brian and I still love it after 6 years. Our neighbors continue to compliment the overall project and every year we get excited to see how it will change and continue to enhance our home and curbside appeal.
Anne Marie and Brian M.
West Chester, PA
Carol has done a sensational job transforming the garden surrounding my house into something that is so much more presentable and appealing to the eye. Not only did she listen to what I really wanted, she recognized I was operating within a budget, so she was able to work with existing plants I wanted to keep. She moved plants around with the knowledge and understanding of which plants need sun and which need shade; through her guidance I discovered many existing plants weren't situated in the right location. I can't wait to see how the plantings look as they mature and provide year-round color and interest. I would recommend Carol to anyone, and have already done so every chance I've had
West Norriton, PA
We are very pleased with the design Carol did for a shady area on the side of our house. Not only does the area provide a nice focal point from the patio, but her knowledge of horticulture enabled her to select plants that are truly deer resistant, allowing us to enjoy the landscape for years to come with no added maintenance
Steve and Kristen W.
Chester Springs, PA
Working with Carol was a pleasure from beginning to end. Her knowledge of plants and guidance throughout the design process resulted in a very professional look that I am extremely happy with.
Carol did a terrific job helping us design our landscape after a major renovation. She identified the style we were looking for and took into account things like deer resistant plants and ease of maintenance. Best of all we have something in bloom from spring through fall.
Mary and Kevin S.
We thank you every time we walk outside and now are so excited to see the flowers bursting from plants all season long.
Konnie and Paul S.
Upper Gwynedd, PA
Carol developed an inspired and spot-on design. She did a great job of listening to me as a client and captured everything - and with a creativity that I could never have brought to the project. I truly am thrilled!
Our beds look amazing! The yard looks the best it has in the over 25 years we have lived here. I have enjoyed sitting out on the front porch and taking in all this beauty. Thank you so much for your creative work.