A little about Scape-Abilities

Established in 1991, Scape-Abilities has 25 years experience providing innovative landscape design, build and maintenance services in New Jersey. Our knowledgeable staff, led by owner Stephen Costalos, work with our customers to ensure their needs and wishes are met in a professional manner. Our goal is to build long and lasting relationships with our customers while enhancing the value and beauty of their homes.

Scape-Abilities provides a broad range of professional landscaping services that can help you design, build and maintain your ideal garden.

  • Personalized design consultation and planning with our certified Landscape Architect and owner.
  • Intelligent landscape installation that you will love for years to come.
  • Planting guides specifically tailored to your garden environment.
  • Underground irrigation services using advanced installation techniques.
  • A natural, sustainable and organic lawn treatment program.

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.

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.

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