"In short, Doug Myers did an incredible job for our outdoor project from conceptual design, detail design, lighting, materials and color consultation, to planting selection and oversight of project implementation through completion. We would recommend him to anyone without reservation or qualification. We wished to create outdoor living space beyond the boundaries of our very traditional home on the exterior. Doug quickly grasped the challenges of blending a very traditional exterior with the contemporary art and look of the interior, addressing limitations by covenants, creating privacy and limiting traffic noise. We expressed desire for a pergola, a water feature and conceivably, an outdoor fireplace. The artistic designer, Doug Myers, took it from there and was back to us shortly with a rough conceptual we found amazingly responsive to our tastes.
In the process of detail design, we collaborated well together and Doug was always professionally polite, yet sensitive to our poignant views on colors and material options. He recommended materials, colors and suppliers and arranged for us to visit, view and make our selections, yet politely opining if he thought our choice would not work. His lighting, planting design and selection was even more difficult for us to fully grasp yet he led us through this with aplomb and we bought into the flow and form nicely.
Throughout the construction process, Doug remained adroitly involved to ensure that his design in its reality was responsive to our expectations. As in any project, there arose issues that he made sure were addressed to our satisfaction.
From a brief first meeting and tour of our house, Doug created for us an oasis of outdoor space and architecture that transitioned so well from the traditional exterior to our more contemporary style. We challenged him to incorporate some outdoor sculptures that were not originally contemplated and he could not have done a better job. Doug Myers exceeded our expectations in every way. Not having met Doug before this project, today we hold him personally and professionally in the highest regard. He truly creates artistry in his design."
Bill & Kim Kerlin
Thank you so much for replanting the bank with Junipers when the Cypress did not thrive. We recognize that this is over and beyond your usual protocols and we greatly appreciate it.
We have found that you stand out at the "top of the "pack" among the 8 or more landscapers we've employed at our property over the last 30 years. We will highly recommend Fernhill to our friends as a landscaper with exceptional customer service, integrity and a commitment to getting it right. Thank you again for the great work!
Harley & Kate Kooker
"We contacted Doug to help resurrect the tired, 40+ year old landscape in our front yard that had been further compromised by our do-it-yourself efforts. We were interested in a fresh approach to create a natural, “woodsy” look with materials that would be low or no maintenance. Doug’s detailed plan was presented in record time and was exactly what we wanted. We accepted it without any modifications or hesitation. The entire process was smooth and extremely professional, from our first inquiry to his post-completion followup call. His crew is easy to work with, friendly and conscientious. Target dates for doing the work were established and met. We are extremely happy with the result. Doug is a talented designer with a gift for listening to his clients and creating beautiful outdoor spaces. We will certainly consult him again as we refresh other areas on our property."
Jay & Pat HobergT
"We hired Fernhill for a patio project and we're thrilled with the finished product. Our patio space is roughly 325 square feet and has very contemporary design. Doug sat down with us at the first meeting and listened to our ideas. He asked detailed questions and took our input to develop a design that surpassed our expectations. My wife and I do not have an eye for design and Doug was able to take our ideas and incorporate them into the final design, which is exceptional. We love the contemporary look and Doug was very cognizant to stay within our budget. His pricing is very fair and workmanship is top notch. The workforce is very respectful and pleasant. The patio has alternating sized pavers and has a unique step structure, which flows nicely with the structure. We had three quotes and interactions with various outfits and Doug was the best to work with. Fernhill is a perfect blend of design expertise, quality and trust. We will definitely use Fernhill for all of our future landscaping projects."
Scott & Krista Gipke
"We recently added a carriage house to our existing home and struggled with the transition area between the structures. After a good visit, Doug returned with several hand drawn renderings that brought both structures together and absolutely "wowed" us. The work was done in the fall and early winter and the crews were excellent and hardworking. The finished patio, fire-pit and landscaping is gorgeous and we are completely satisfied with the work and would highly recommend Doug and his team."
Kevin & Laurie Carouge
"What can I say? Thank you, thank you, thank you! Superlatives run the gamut from Stunning, Outstanding, Gorgeous, to what seems to be the neighborhood favorite, Classy. Thank you so much for transforming our back yard into a beautiful living space. We feel so fortunate to have stumbled on to you, and we hope that many others have the same good fortune. Turning your imagination loose on our backyard was one of the best decisions we've ever made. I keep telling Gina,” We’re going to have to re-build the house to match the beauty of the landscape.” You and your crew were terrific, easy to work with, and very skilled; and you were extremely flexible, understanding, and tolerant of your customer’s eccentricities. Thank you for all of your help. We look forward to watching things grow over the years, and hope to work with you again in the future."
Jerry and Gina Brown (Django and Shea, too)
"Our firm recommended Doug to one of our clients, and couldn't have been happier with the result. He blew the competition out of the water with a succinct, clear landscape design, delivered in a professional manner, with rendered drawings that nicely conveyed his proposed plan to us as architects, and to the clients. We felt confident in his ability to deliver the full package to our clients as a landscape designer and installer. We quickly got to work on a plan, and gave us multiple chances to review his layout and plant material. He also offered a maintenance option to the clients where his team could help with irrigation of the newly planted material until it was fully established. From a design standpoint, we appreciated the architectural lean of his layout and his ability to arrange simple plant materials that would not overpower the exterior design of the building it surrounded. We will confidently recommend Doug to future clients and look forward to working with him again."
Tippets/Weaver Architects, Inc.
"We interviewed several designers prior to working with Doug, all recommended by friends and neighbors. What we enjoyed most about working with Doug & the Fernhill team was the attention to the details and personality of our home and yard space. He truly “got” the vision we were trying to achieve, and worked with us through each step to make it a reality. Although he was extremely collaborative and attentive to our list of wants, Doug didn't just take our ideas and implement them; he truly used an artist’s eye while approaching the design and choice of materials to complement the physical space. It was difficult for us to envision how the plan would look, but Doug walked us through photos of the plants, took us on site to pick out the hardscape materials, and altered the design as needed to stay within our desired budget and aesthetic. The plants were chosen with care, taking into account the texture, color, and hardiness of each one. Doug and his team were quick and efficient, well organized and professional. It was clear from the beginning that Doug cared personally about the happiness of his clients and took pride in ensuring that we felt comfortable with choices made each step of the way. The quality of the work is superior, and we are so happy with the way the design of our new patio, arbor, and plant beds seems like it was always meant to be in the yard of our historic farmhouse."
Meredith & Dan Mills
"Douglas is a true artist when it comes to his craft. He designs everything around a functional theme and designs everything to match. My wife and I felt so comfortable with his design instincts we let him have complete control over everything. We literally told Douglas "work your magic" and we couldn't be happier with the results. Fernhill is not your average low-cost landscaping company. They are fairly priced, but you pay for what you get and we feel like the projects that Douglas and his crew completed where worth every penny."
"We wanted to tell you how pleased we are with the great job your guys have done with our walkway. Brent is a true craftsman and both he and Elijah have been so hardworking, pleasant and courteous. Every day they have cleaned up their work site and kept me abreast of where they were. Thank you and I look forward to conferring with you when we get to the planting stage a later this summer."
"We want to thank you for transforming a very ordinary outdoor space into something spectacular! With great anticipation we watched your amazing vision become a beautiful reality. Your crew was great and we have been very impressed by your attention to and presence on our project. With our sincere appreciation."
Bill and Rose Sandoe
"We had a excellent relationship working with Doug and his crew. Fernhill had built a large retaining wall for our yard last year. We were more than pleased with the quality and detail in the work. We then decided to hire Fernhill for a complete redo of both our front and back yards. The project included a small retaining wall in the front, a large flagstone patio and fire pit in the back yard, planting and lighting. Doug's attention to our project and his crew's professionalism were constant from start to finish. They were timely and finished the job within the given time frame. They left each day only after cleaning up and leaving the areas they were working on neat, clean and tidy. We gave Doug the freedom to create a design that would make our yards look great and couldn't be more pleased with his excellent and unique design. We appreciated his eye for detail and the personal touches throughout the project. We would highly recommend hiring this company."
"After being in our home for 23 years, our landscaping needed a complete overhaul. We asked friends for recommendations, which yielded three designers. One was Doug Myers. We interviewed each designer, which included touring around the outside of our residence and taking in the views of the yard from inside our house. Each of them was shown photos we had assembled of the look we wanted. Doug Myers "got it". He asked the right questions, including our budget. Doug's design, which we loved at first sight and "as is", kept within that budget. He emailed or called us back promptly when we had questions; produced detailed estimates and other paperwork and so on. Installation was meticulously done; our questions were welcomed and answered in great detail. After the first winter with out new landscaping, Doug returned to assess how it had done. Two dead shrubs were replaced, no charge. Two years on, we remain delighted with the beauty of Doug's work. It brings us great joy and many compliments. We couldn't be more pleased."
Stefanie Valar & Ed Hauck
"I would highly recommend using Fernhill Landscapes. The designs are classic, elegant and timeless. I have used their designs on 2 different properties that involved both hardscaping and landscaping - both projects turned out absolutely beautiful! This is the third year and the landscaping has grown in and my outdoor living space is a peaceful, private and just beautiful to relax and enjoy the space. The landscaping choices are unique and compliment one another - from the ground covers to the trees! Quality work and well thought out designs. Very talented!"
"Dear Doug, I am writing to thank you and the team at Fernhill for the work you did for us. From the start we were very impressed with your aesthetic ideas and the creative and sensitive manner in which you were able to design a plan that not only looked great on paper but looked fantastic once it was installed. Your team was very professional, efficient and respectful, and above all very conscientious about doing a great job. The flagstone patio, stone walls and pergola combined with the plantings have given us a beautiful outdoor living area that we will enjoy for years to come. It is clear your work is built to last. We have worked with a few building companies over the years and without a doubt Fernhill Landscapes is one of the best. We are delighted with the results and would not hesitate to recommend you and your team to anyone who would like to see a transformation of their property."
John and Barbara Birdwell
"I've worked with Doug, Fernhill's owner, on several projects over the past 8 years, and have found him to be thoughtful, knowledgeable, and reliable. He has listened and responded well to our landscaping needs. I'll be calling him again for work this coming fall."
"For several years, we wanted to create a backyard that would allow us to easily entertain friends and family and extend our living space into the outdoors. At a colleagues’ recommendation, we called Doug at Fernhill Landscapes and shared our wish list - a casual covered entertaining space with ample seating and a fireplace, a large deck, and a complete rehabilitation of our landscaping. Doug created a detailed plan that exceeded our expectations. His design incorporates the character and scale of our neighborhood as well as the beauty of the fields and woods that surround our home. His suggestions for foliage were perfect. We look forward to watching the landscape mature in the coming years. In the three months since its completion, we have spent more time in our backyard than in the three prior years combined. We really appreciate his eye for design, understanding of our vision, and professional execution. We look forward to working with Doug and his team at Fernhill again in the future."
Jason and Jenn Miller
"We approached Doug Myers after purchasing a home in the city of Lancaster that needed a complete re-landscaping of the rear yard. We knew most of the components that we wanted such as a water feature and pergola. Doug took all of our requests and returned with two unique plans for us to choose from. The quality of the work, the materials, and the team at Fernhill that did the construction was excellent. We are very pleased with the results, especially the way it complements our home and the properties on either side."
Linda Gort & Lenny Walton
"Through the years Doug has helped us to design and install several phases of our landscaping. Sometimes we wanted to go big and he delivered. He and his crew installed numerous plants and trees of all sizes, a large wooden pergola and low-voltage up lights surrounding the house and gardens. He transformed a simple contractors deck into a custom deck that complements our home and installed flagstone patios with seat walls to form our outdoor living space. It's all gorgeous. He was attentive to our needs and installed plants that do not require a lot of care and look great at the same time. Sometimes we just wanted a small project. When we asked for something to make the mailbox area a little nicer, Doug worked with us to make sure his ideas matched our desires. He has always been easily reachable. He and his staff at Fernhill completes the work on the time schedule promised and always delivers a quality project."
Craig Horvatt & Terri Rapp
"Doug Myers took a contractor's bland, minimal landscape, and created it's transformation into beautiful, welcoming front and side areas and a wonderfully private, two-room flagstone patio with pergolas and walkway, as well as a backyard that marvelously enhances our home. The patio water feature quietly invites everyone to relax and enjoy a retreat like setting surrounded with river birch, evergreens, maple and locust trees, hydrangeas, roses, and many other shrubs and perennials. This spring Doug has designed and Fernhill Landscapes will extend this bedding area to complete the south side landscaping.
He incorporates traditional plantings with newer up-and-coming varieties to complement each other while working with the contours of the property and traditional style of our home. His landscape plans are easy to visualize and exciting to anticipate and he manages all phases of installation with constant concern for our satisfaction.
Time passes so quickly and it's over ten years that we have had a working relationship with Doug. He shares our commitment to quality and understands our desires for backyard comfortable, casual outdoor dining and living areas and more formal front yard landscapes that keep the integrity of our home's style. We've come to rely on his ideas, experience and knowledge to keep our property fresh by adding new beds and updating others. Our property's landscape has matured and is more beautiful and lush every year. We have what is a surprising property that sets our home off in a very special way. We thank Doug for this. It is a pleasure working with him."
Conrad & Marcia Kasperson
"We called Doug after looking at his web site to do some much needed landscaping in our backyard. We told Doug that we would like to do this project in phases which he was perfectly on board with. So far we had a deck removed and put in a new patio to replace it along with new landscaping. We have been very happy with the work that has been done. It looks great. It is now a pleasure to look out our kitchen window! Doug and his team were very easy to work with, and the job was completed in a timely fashion.. Doug has always been very prompt in getting back to me with any questions I had throughout the project. We will look forward to working with him in the future."
Upon our neighbors recommendations we contacted Doug Myers of Fernhill Landscapes. One neighbor, whose backyard is diagonal to ours, has a beautiful backyard space that Doug did several years ago. Another neighbor directly behind us had us review her design by Doug for approval to our HOA. When we decided we wanted to install a hot tub, but needed landscaping done to accommodate it, it made sense to us to contact Doug. We thought it would make for great continuity. His crew worked efficiently and were very knowledgeable. Both Doug and his crew were very patient and thorough when answering our questions. We were pleased with his design ideas and are very pleased with the result. We are enjoying our hot tub and spending time in our beautifully landscaped backyard and patio. We recommend them highly.
Debra & Ron Strick
My wife and I recently down sized and built a new home. After moving in during a February snow storm we started planning the outside. Our biggest challenge was the slope of the property. It slopes upwards to 20% slope in the back yard. We knew we wanted a deck, a patio and landscaping.
We contacted several deck builders asking each for design help. The response? "call me when you want to build a deck." Frustrated, we found Fernhill Landscapes on the internet and really appreciated the design work Doug had done. We sat down with Doug and described our lifestyle and desires. We had a Bernese (Cody) who passed shortly before our move. We had plans for a new puppy in late summer/early fall. Doug presented an overall design that reduced lawn maintenance on several slope challenged areas with retaining walls and plantings that would spread and cover. The deck is a beautiful Azek material with white balusters. Doug designed a patio under our two story deck with a liner that reduced water infiltration from under the deck. The final product has brought many comments and compliments from our neighbors. Thank you Doug, for your expertise and managing our project!
"When we needed landscaping for our new home we contacted Doug Myers. He met with us, checked out the property and reviewed our needs. There was no high pressure sales pitch. We called two of Doug's prior customers prior to signing with him. They were both pleased with his work and had great things to say. We have received very good comments on the work he did for us. We even recommended Doug to our in-laws. I would without reservation recommend Doug and Fernhill Landscapes."
"Thank you Doug, and your team, for the great work. We love the patio and landscaping. It is clear that your work and team are excellent."
"Doug Myers, the owner of Fernhill Landscapes, provided landscape and lighting design services for my property in Hershey, PA. He completed a detailed plan (drawing) of the areas I want to redesign and provided information about the plants he selected based on his understanding of my goals for the landscape project.
This is the second time that I have hired Doug to perform design services for my landscaping needs. I have to say that over the years I have worked with a number of landscape designers, but had never felt that I was completely satisfied.
Doug is amazing. From the initial consultation, I had no doubt that he was intently listening to my goals for the project. His keen eye for creating beauty in the landscape coupled with his knowledge of horticulture and experience gave me confidence that the plan would satisfy my needs. Upon receiving and reviewing the plan, I am very pleased. His attention to detail, which is an important part of this type of service, is excellent. Any concerns or questions are thoughtfully and promptly addressed.
I would highly recommend Fernhill Landscapes design services to clients looking for a beautiful and distinctive approach to their landscaping needs."
"My wife and I were both away on business travel when Fernhill Landscapes arrived to do the scheduled work. We were both amazed at the way our landscaping looked when we arrived home! Everything was exactly as promised & our home now looks like it belongs in a magazine. We are truly pleased. We trust Doug & Fernhill to come up with a plan & execute to perfection! Sincere thanks."
Bob & Dorothy Albright
"We have worked with Doug Myers for several years on many projects. He can take any ideas we have and make them a reality. He also brings many great suggestions that we haven't thought of. He can tackle any size project, big or small and he is always aware of bringing the best price to the table. We really appreciate his eye for design and Fernhill Landscapes ability to give us great landscaping which enriches our home."
Roxanne & John Edwards
"We are very pleased to have had a long relationship with Doug Myers. He listens to our input and desires. He then creates an excellent design. His plant selection have proved to be beautiful and appropriate to the site. We are happy to recommend him."
"My husband Scott and I had talked about extending our existing deck and making a patio for some time before we got serious and started getting ideas and quotes from contractors. We were given Doug Myers' phone number with quite a wonderful recommendation from a close friend of mine. We contacted Doug and he came out to meet with us. We were surprised how he took the time to really listen to our ideas and to get a feel for our personal taste. In about a week's time, Doug came over with an impressive blue print and we were shocked how he has able to capture what we had been looking for. The design had a very Southern feel to it, and since I'm from the South, I absolutely loved it! Construction began within a month and lasted about six weeks. Currently we have a beautiful patio and Pocono stone and a border of rich brick defining the edge. A gorgeous outdoor fireplace was constructed with walls capped in flagstone surrounding the patio for a more intimate feel. Doug's design also had a water effect that was cleverly placed in an area that had been "dead space". Last but not least, he designed a beautiful landscape with plants and shrubs that complimented the entire space. Doug's Team was extremely professional and always very friendly while putting up with many, many questions from our children and through our family dog running off with their tools, wanting them to chase him. Thank you Doug for giving us a place that we will spend many hours of laughter and fun with our family and friends!"
Scott & Norma Jean Smith
"Doug used his extensive knowledge and understanding of plants, combined with an artists sensitivity to color, to design a garden the we enjoy year round. His professional attitude and attention to detail made the project a joy."
Cliff & Holly Lee
"Doug has completed two landscape projects for us. He listened to our ideas and wishes and then transformed our backyard into another living area with flagstone, brick, a pergola and fountain with a wide variety of easy care ground-cover, shrubs and trees that provide year round interest, appeal and serenity. Last year we asked him again to design a front and side garden to compliment his earlier work and we are so happy with the result! We have an interesting and timeless garden that complements our home beautifully. Doug has wonderful ideas and is so easy to work with. He incorporated some of our favorite flowers as well as less common species to give our gardens distinction and structure. We are thrilled with our outdoor living spaces!"
Gary & Mary Lauermen
"Five years ago my husband and I were looking to create an outdoor oasis at our home. My husband and I both being “know-what-we-want” kind of people, created a wish list and shared it with Doug Myers. He came back to us with a detailed architectural plan for discussion. We shared with him what we liked about it and what we did not like. The plans were adjusted accordingly, right down to specific materials to be used.The highlight of our project was a naturalistic pond made of beautiful large smooth rocks. We spent many hours relaxing and listening to the soothing sounds of moving water. A beautiful brown stonewall around our patio and a stone bar top, made for very enjoyable outdoor entertaining. Doug's choice of plants were right on with my color preferences. Recently, circumstances required that we move to a new home. We were immediately missing our beautiful landscaping. With Doug’s design expertise we created a sweeping flower bed across our new front yard and planted several unique tree species . Our family is looking forward to sitting on the front porch of our new home enjoying the wonders of nature this Spring."