Scape-Abilities Crew

A little about Scape-Abilities

Scape-Abilities provides premier landscaping services to help you design, build and maintain your ideal outdoor space.
A locally owned company established in 1991, Scape-Abilities now has more than 25 years experience providing innovative landscaping and property maintenance services in Westfield, Scotch Plains and the surrounding towns in Central New Jersey. Our knowledgeable staff, lead by owner Steve Costalos, works with our customers to we deliver on their vision.

We build long-lasting relationships with our customers and offer them:

  • Personalized design consultations from certified landscape architects.
  • Planting guides specifically tailored to your garden environment
  • Skillfully installed hardscape — landscaping for patios, walkways, pools, outdoor kitchens and driveways.
  • Irrigation design, installation and maintenance
  • A natural, sustainable and 100% organic lawn treatment program and enhanced organic programs.
  • Complete lawn care and maintenance
  • Full-service yard maintenance
  • Outdoor lighting, sprinkler system and gutter maintenance.

Scape-Abilities is a certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce for both Westfield and Bernards Township. We are also a member of the New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association, The Professional Landcare Network and the National Irrigation Association. And we are certified with the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and the Irrigation Association of New Jersey.

We offer services in the New Jersey communities of: Berkeley Heights, Fanwood, Gillette, Long Hill, Mountainside, New Providence, Scotch Plains, Summit, Warren, Watchung, and Westfield.

Scape-Abilities makes sure their customers have the best lawns in the neighborhood.

Current Customer

Meet our Team

Stephen Costalos

Stephen Costalos


Scape-Abilities is owned and managed by Stephen Costalos. He has over 25 years (working in Landscape Design) and is certified with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) & the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals (AOLP). He graduated Susquehanna University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He developed a passion for landscape design while attending college and working during the summer for a landscape construction company.  After college, Stephen lived in San Diego and continued studying landscape design at night while working for a large landscape company by day. He returned to Westfield, where he was raised, and started Scape-Abilities to address a need for high quality landscape services in NJ. He is supported by a highly qualified team consisting of a Landscape Architect, Designers, Project Managers and Horticulturalist as well as having one of the best and most professional crews in this area.

Kara Muscarella

Kara Muscarella

Head Designer

Kara joined Scape-Abilities in 2012 as the head designer of all large scale residential projects. She has a bachelors in landscape architecture from Pennsylvania State University in 1994. After graduating, Kara spent the summer and fall in Nantucket, MA working on large residential estates, where her love for the complex relationship between gardening and the natural habitat developed. Following that Kara continued her professional career working for EDAW in Denver, one of the largest multi-national landscape architecture firms at the time; and The Hillier Group, a renowned architectural firm in Princeton, NJ.

Kara has a passion for designing and creating spaces where people live and play as an expression of themselves.  She believes in a sustainable eco-friendly relationship showing homeowners how they can improve the environment in their own backyard.

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We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your requirements for Design, Build or Maintenance Projects.

Our Recent Work

You can find examples of our innovative landscape design and other project work on our Houzz site.