Susan Schlenger Recognitions

Landscape Design Awards

New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association 

Landscape Award of Superior Excellence 

Naturalistic Pool Award

Schwade Residence

A naturalistic pool was designed, incorporating a lovely waterfall and stone paving. Plantings were provided with an emphasis on both texture and color.

Landscape Award of Superior Excellence

Planting Design Award

Shefki Residence

The creative use of colorful perennials, flowering trees and assorted plantings were all used for this mountain top residence. Landforms were also utilized to produce an interesting topography. 

Landscape Award of Certificate of Merit

Formal Garden Award

Finch Residence

A formal garden was created for this small property, with the design of old brick walkways, old roses and a formal brick pond with a lion's head spurting water.


"The drawings are a smashing success!"
Federal Executive Institute - Virginia


"We wanted to thank you for the wonderful work you did on our yard. We have been so happy - what a difference! It's been a pleasure doing business with you."
Kent Residence

"This is to thank you for the purely lovely work on our patio. After all, without your beautiful sensibilities, we would not know the smell of the old beauty rose. You so thoroughly listened to what we were looking for at the onset, and delivered back this very special space, dotted with some of our ideas, but surrounded by an overall perspective and feel that we could never have imagined. The way you broke up the space...the seat wall...the selection and placement of the plantings...from every angle, from every view. It is simply beautiful..and you, Susan, are very talented."   
Cisco Residence


"The landscaping is beautiful! I just love it! Thank you so much. I'm delighted!"
Private Residence - Ridgewood, New Jersey

"I cannot express in words how much I appreciate all you do and what an honor it is to work with you."


"Thank you for doing what you do. We truly live in paradise!"
Shefki Residence 


"Thank you for all of your hard work. You have made our home a showplace. It will be greatly enjoyed by our wedding guests and family. Long after the wedding, we will live in our beautiful gardens and remember you."
Private Residence - Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 


"Hi Susan,
I wanted to give you a pool update. Now that the pool is in and the landscapers have finished the hardscape I can really appreciate the beauty of your design. It looks wonderful! The things we like best are: scored concrete - great suggestion - high-end look for not a lot of $. We actually like it better than the stamped. The planter and retaining wall look great. We raised them to seat wall level and the way they "hug" and balance the space is perfect. Pool site selection - this is my favorite! From every window on the back of the house I have a beautiful view of the entire pool. It makes the yard seem bigger and deeper and it's just fun to look at, and I do...a lot."

Private Residence - Richmond, Virginia

Featured and Guest Articles

This Old House Magazine - Created landscape design for front yard design article - October 2016 - Interviewed for the website article Landscaping Made Easy

Nate Berkus Show - Featured on TV show for patio and pergola design

Best Landscape Designers in NJ - Featured in article as one of top three landscape designers!

Patio Perfection - (Under "This Week's Expert) - The Hook

Perennials Dress Up Slopes - Backyard Landscapes, a national magazine about backyard landscaping ideas

Garden Harmony - House & Home

Love Your Landscape - House & Home

Gracious Grounds - Robb Report Collection - a consumer magazine focusing on upscale real estate and home design.

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