Our Work


Together with our clients we define objectives and prioritize according to timing, feasibility, and budget. We then create a custom design that meets the objectives. When implementing designs we take care to identify and source quality and site appropriate resources. And we work together to review the quality of our work.

Create unique seasonal and container displays per each client’s specific site requirements, budget, and taste

•  Short and long-term gardens and grounds management

•  Garden bed maintenance, weeding, deadheading, fertilizing, staking, pruning, shaping, and transplanting

•  Integrated Pest Management

This service is for existing beds that need updated and revitalized, but not completely re-done. We reconfigure usable existing plant material and bring in complementary new plants.

Mulching conserves soil moisture, improves fertility and health of the soil, reduces weed growth and enhances the visual appeal of the area.


“Karlyn and the crew at Sassafras Land Design have brought a wonderful quality of life to us and our landscape. Their attention to detail and response to requests is thorough and timely. When we return from our winter home, spring is awaiting us with fresh plantings and flowers. Before we depart in the winter, Christmas decor gives a glamorous agenda off! The crew is knowledgeable, polite, and hardworking. And I know when they are coming! It is a 10 all the way!”
— Mary Crowley (Akron, OH)


“Sassafras Land Design, under the leadership of Karlyn Green has been a terrific solution to our landscape design, installation and maintenance needs.  We were looking for inspiration to really boost our “Wow” factor at our Medina home, and Karlyn and her team have delivered with a carefully thought out plan.  Blending the natural beauty of our property with unique plant selections timed to provide consistent spring to fall pop to our beds and planters was our goal, and Sassafras knocked it out of the park.  Karlyn has the knowledge and experience to understand what works in Northeast Ohio and the creativity to take it to the next level.”
— Tracy Green (Medina, OH)


“My husband and I hired Sassafras Land Design to update the tired old landscaping for the front of our house. The front is completely shaded and it can be a challenge to find some interesting, colorful plants that thrive in the shade. They removed all of the existing landscaping and replaced it with exactly what we were looking for. We have color, variety and a beautiful new look for our house. They were great to work with from planning to executing our project. I would recommend Sassafras to anyone looking for an innovative team to create a fabulous garden space.”
— Robert & Brenda Rose (Edgewater Neighborhood, Cleveland)


“Love working with Karlyn and her team.  She is prompt, listens and delivers.  I’ve been very pleased with all her work on my yard and have her back every year for more.  Design is spot on, construction is quick and clean, and the final product is fantastic.”
— Chris Herzner (Lakewood, OH)


“Sassafras and crew have been a joy to work with. We have multiple businesses and they have made them look wonderful with the landscaping we needed. We also use them for our personal home landscaping. We couldn’t be happier!  They are extremely knowledgeable and are committed to a more hands on approach.” 
— Anna Mavromichalis & Constantinos Market


“Sassafras did an ‘edit’ of our backyard and a complete redesign and rework of our front yard. In both cases the final product exceeded our expectations. Karlyn worked with us to make sure that she understood what we were looking for and then applied her tremendous creativity, vision, and passion to making it come alive. We love our new spaces!”  
Sam and Christine Neider (Edgewater Neighborhood, Cleveland)