Karleen Shafer has been in the Green Industry for more than 20 years. She owns and operates Landscape Design & Associates LLC, a design / build company working throughout southeast Michigan.
She is a Certified Green Industry Professional, Certified Natural Shoreline Professional listed with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and her company is also certified for green roof installation. Her credentials include: Master Gardener; Garden Critic; Michigan chapter of Association of Professional Landscape Designers Board Member, and Michigan Invasive Plant Council Director at Large. She has worked with Michigan State University as Coordinator to the Municipalities of Southeast Michigan on the emerald ash borer removal project. LD&A also serves the community with many volunteer projects. Her gardens have been featured in numerous garden tours, received several awards, both regional and national, and have been used by national plant growers in their own advertising.
Karleen has been a contributing garden writer for a monthly publication and has co-authored The Perennial Reference Guide, a quick reference guide used by designers and gardeners alike. She is currently working on a new book to help homeowners develop an ecological, environmentally balanced landscape.
Her LD&A responsibilities include creative design, plant specification, overseeing plant care services, crew direction, account management, consulting, marketing, and sales. She began her career in commercial art and graphic design. Combining her passion for art and in-depth knowledge of horticulture enable her to bring a unique perspective to landscape design.
Customer service is of primary importance to Karleen. Meeting the client’s needs and establishing relationships are the most important part of the business.
We couldn't be happier with our new garden. It's everything we asked for and more. It has four season interest, it's low maintenance, and the design blends well with our home. Our garden is now a perfect place to entertain and we love the view. Thank you so much for using the plants we had and giving them such good company. We hope you'll come for a visit when all the bulbs come up in the spring. It should be a sight to behold.
Sincerely, Tom and Chris Claflin"
"We utilized Landscape Design's expertise for our front and backyard. We wanted privacy without the expense of putting up a fence and we got it. We envisioned a private backyard. Landscape Design came up with an individualized plan for this to happen, including a patio and plantings, trees and hedges all getting along in complete harmony.
Thank you Landscape Design, you are splendid! The Alberts"
I just wanted to let you know what a great job the crew did on our projects. From start to finish the process went smoothly and the end result is a vast improvement! We were even able to use pictures in our township directory. I would use your company again and would recommend you to others.
Thanks again for a job well done. Your commitment and enthusiasm are exceptional.
Michael C. Archinal
Genoa Township Manager