I was wanting to re-do a small island in my backyard and ended up re-doing other areas, because I was so pleased with the the work. Artistic! And very professional crew!! Thanks Karen!!
Posted: 11/27/2012 • Link to this review
My landscape was absolutely atrocious and a safety hazard (retaining wall was a creepy crawly hotel). Karen Faulkner of the Inspired Garden came in to my rescue. I am a real estate agent so I was very concerned about curb appeal and cost. We agreed on a plan but here is the kicker...I did the whole landscape installation via email. I do not live in the USA. She calls herself VP of Awesome Customer Experiences but in reality she needs a promotion to CEO. My idea of design is "make it look pretty but try to save me money." Seriously, she communicated with me constantly. I received pictures of current status of the renovation of the landscape. Ideas as to possible changes that would fit the landscape but also save me money. I finally saw the finished landscape a few months later and I was just amazed and extremely happy. It is night and day to what it was before. Karen, if I return back to the Atlanta area... as a real estate agent you will be my go to gal! Keep up the awesome job you are doing. Extremely grateful, Solimar "Soli" Hake
Posted: 7/20/2012 • Link to this review
We almost didn't buy our house b/c the backyard looked so small and unusable. But, thanks to Karen's vision and talent, we know have a large, lush and low maintanence space. She really listens to your priorities and is a dedicated partner throughout the process.
Posted: 9/12/2011 • Link to this review
Karen did a fantastic job designing our perennial garden. It is 6 weeks after install and everything is doing really well. She took the time to do the project correctly - prepared the soil, tilled, fertilized, etc and the results speak for themselves. Her team showed up when she said they would and performed quality work. We will enjoy our new perennial garden for years to come.
Posted: 7/06/2011 • Link to this review
Karen worked with me to design a large patio with pergola, fire pit, bench and complete landscape re-design. Her contractors are exceptional and the results were beyond my expectations. The plant choices are unique and provide year-round pleasure. Visitors comment on the beautiful, well thought out plan. Throughout the custom process, Karen listened to my wants and needs and advised on what would and wouldn't work, keeping my budget in mind. Her knowledge ensured that our home's outdoor space will provide years of joy and my family couldn't be happier.
Posted: 5/09/2011 • Link to this review
Karen came up with a great plan for my new garden. She listened well to what I wanted, really got a sense of me and what would make me happy, and created a plan that really worked. She is easy to talk to and has made herself very available to answer any questions I have had, both during the planning process and even after it was complete. She is very creative and shares lots of resources to help you learn more about the plants she is recommending. I have been very happy with Karen and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Posted: 4/08/2011 • Link to this review
Today, we have a beautiful yard that was taken from unusable to one where I can't wait to go down and enjoy a cup of coffee looking at the lush and one-of-kind backyard design! they are the ones to hire!
Posted: 7/23/2010 • Link to this review
After meeting Karen, my search for a landscape designer was over. I had found "the one" that was not only talented with her craft and designs, but also extremely knowledgeable. She is sharp, a people person, and is on point in meeting project deadlines. This was a BIG PLUS for me. I was mesmerized and very happy with the design she produced. It was a spectacular curb appeal. Glad to have met her! Many thanks for your hard work and a job well done!
Posted: 6/28/2010 • Link to this review
We had a small but unusable backyard area which consisted of a sloped yard and very little landscape. We contacted Karen and right away were impressed with her vision. She designed a beautiful backyard we are pleased to showcase consisting of two-tiered entertainment area with an intimate patio, seating bench and firepit and beautiful, colorful plantings throughout. We are extremely pleased with Karen's work. She's a very talented designer, very knowledgeable about plantings and very attentive to detail. She worked within our budget and timeline and was very responsive to all of our questions. We're thrilled with the finished product!
Posted: 6/14/2010 • Link to this review
Karen is a pleasure to work with. She takes the time to study your landscape and really listens so she will have a good idea of what will work for you. She had very clever ideas for our front yard and has an excellent knowledge of plants. We got a beautiful design for a very reasonable price. Plus, she will help you find quality plants and labor so you get the best value for your money.
Posted: 5/06/2009 • Link to this review
I would highly recommend The Inspired Garden for any landscape needs. Karen really provided me with a well thought out plan that took all of my needs into consideration. She made me see the potential in my yard, added some of her own flair, and I got a garden design that was really beautiful. Karen really listened to what I wanted and was so easy to work with. She has a passion for design & it shows in her work and in the way she treats her clients.
Posted: 4/14/2009 • Link to this review
I am so glad I found Karen! Karen was professional and had great ideas. She listened to me and helped me make some decisions that really impacted how we use our yard today. I am so pleased with how my yard came out. I can confidently recommend Karen's work and knowledge of landscape design. My yard is everything I hoped for and more.
Posted: 4/06/2009 • Link to this review
Karen gives true attention to detail and will absolutely work until you are happy with the design. She doesn't push her preferences, but listens to what you want and designs to your taste, not her own. She also follows up until the job is done!!! -- Jetha and Richard Wagner
Posted: 3/04/2009 • Last edited: 3/05/2009 • Link to this review
Improve your curb appeal; call Karen today. She is imaginative, creative, and affordable. She is also diligent and hard working. She will be personally invested in making sure your project is completed quickly and to your full satisfaction. When your project is completed, you will wonder why you ever waited to do it sooner. I certainly hope to work with her again.
Posted: 2/28/2009 • Link to this review