who we are
Janet Gaskins President and Landscape Designer
Janet received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where she studied biology and psychology as an Echols Scholar. She holds a Certificate in Landscape Design from The George Washington University, where she received concentrated training in design, horticulture, and garden construction. Janet has 30 years of experience in landscaping in which she has developed a devotion to quality and customer service, sensitivity to clients’ needs, and exceptional attention to detail.
Caroline Beane Vice President & Landscape Designer
Caroline received a B.S. from the University of Maryland in Ornamental Horticulture with a minor in Landscape Design. After graduating, she worked for eight years with the University of Maryland Co-operative Extension Service, becoming the first female Agriculture and Horticulture extension agent in Maryland. Since then Caroline has worked for Melwood Training Center, and she has chaired the Horticulture Department at Charles County Community College. Caroline most recently managed a large local nursery’s residential division, where she designed and installed award-winning gardens. She brings to LDI over 46 years of experience in horticulture and landscaping, and she still loves”the excitement I see in a client’s face when they experience their personal design coming alive in their yard. It seems to astonish them.”
Paul Meyers Landscape Architect
Paul received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Penn State University. This is his 19th year working as a landscape designer in the Washington metro area, focusing on residential design projects from small urban gardens to large suburban properties. Paul brings a wide background of experience from all aspects of landscape design and installation including drafting, CADD design, project management and crew management. He greatly enjoys the transformation of outdoor spaces to beautiful, relaxing private gardens that meet individual client needs.