Plant Design Therapy
Plant Design Therapy

Plant Design Therapy

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Introduction: Plant Design Therapy in Lyme, CT is : Licensed and insured, we can provide liability insurance for your property, residential and commercial. Call us directly- Plant Design Therapy in Lyme, CT. Please visit our website to view our work and designs. We are a full service landscape construction company, we specialize in hardscape, landscape, pool design and planting installation. We also install landscape lighting, outdoor kitchens, patios, retaining walls, driveways and decking. We call before we dig, pull permits and abide by all rules and regulation. We handle town permits and much more! Our general labor costs are $65/hr/man. Mulch is $85/-$125/yard Installed. We only install lawns, and do not service lawns, we however can make recommendations on experts that we have worked with previously that are highly rated. Customers hire us because they know we will do a great job. Our business is built on our reputation, experience and quality. We stand by our work, and we are meticulous about what we do. There isn’t a worry or stress that comes when you work with us. We take pride in our landscaping because we enjoy it. It is money well spent. We are also educated in horticulture and gardening. Most importantly, we do this because of passion. We love what we do. And you will too! Please ask for our referral, veterans, senior citizens and our essential workers discount! Thank you for all that you do for our country!

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7 years in business

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JoAnn F.


MyLan makes dreams come true! It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary and in COVID times, our plans of a trip to Greece to celebrate were not able to happen. Since we have been spending more time outside enjoying the birds and all of nature, we thought we would invest in some garden landscaping to spruce up our backyard. Since my husband and I actually met in his backyard over 35 years ago, we thought it would be a perfect idea for our Anniversary gift to each other. I reached out to PlantDesignTherapy and MyLan responded within hours arranging to come and see us the very next day. As I toured her around the yard, I stopped in the center of the backyard and told her my dream is to put in a patio/fire pit right here. MyLan said, “Let’s start right here with your dream!” All I can say is my experience with MyLan and her team has been nothing short of magical. MyLan is a true artist and visionary who has an incredible gift of listening to the client’s needs and transforming them into works of stunning art. She is able to really connect with clients to understand what their wishes and dreams are. MyLan is very responsive to texts and my many questions are always answered promptly. MyLan attends to every detail and the patio is so well sculpted into our landscape that it looks like it’s been there forever. She created gorgeous steps entering in from the driveway, and steps from the deck. She even has beautiful steps from the patio out into the woodland forest. From the enchanting string lights to the entrance arbors, every detail works together to create a magical landscape painting! As we sit in our patio, we feel like we are in a magazine! Our friends and family gasp when they enter our yard! To think this entire transformation of an ordinary backyard took 2 weeks is completely astonishing! MyLan wanted us to get busy enjoying our patio right away and she worked so hard to make that happen for us! Her team is hard working, extremely dependable, passionate about their work, and deeply care about what they are creating for the client. The crew for the instillation of the patio/firepit, even arrived a day earlier than expected and worked long hours plus Saturdays and Sundays. Each stone was selected so carefully and Albey and his men took such pride in their stunning work! They were amazing to watch. As I awakened each morning and looked through my window to see them working, I was moved to tears to see the love they put into their work. It was beautiful artistry they were creating. In one week’s time, my dream patio/fire pit was constructed! The next week, the most beautiful gardens were lovingly planted all around the patio by Amy and Raul with MyLan. I am so grateful to MyLan and her wonderful team Amy and Raul, for going way above and beyond and being willing to work on a Sunday since it was my daughter’s birthday and we were having a small group of family members attend a party out in our new patio. They worked so diligently to make everything so beautiful for that magical night in our dream backyard! I can’t express how pleased and grateful we are that we chose PlantDesignTherapy to make our dreams come true! MyLan has become like part of our family because she has given us the gift of truly being able to spend quality time with our family in our beautiful backyard. We look forward to making many happy memories in our dream backyard. It is always a joy talking to MyLan as she is full of so much creativity and inspiration. She treats our backyard with such care and love giving us more wonderful ideas and plans to work towards in the future. Stay tuned for Dream Backyard part two coming soon! JoAnn F. Old Lyme, CT
Sep 8, 2020
Mary W.

The entire team was great. Amy, Raul & Gloribel did a fantastic job. Polite, professional & courteous. I’ve tried several different companies in the past 11 years. No one could trim my plants & shrubs they way they should be done & the way I wanted them done. Plant Design hit the mark! Would bring them back in a heartbeat. Thank you to Mylan & all her team. Mary in Madison
Plant Design Therapy's reply
Thank you Mary! Our crew had a great time pruning those beautiful shrubs and tidying up your gorgeous gardens. See you soon. :)
Jul 7, 2021
Andria S.

Plant Design Therapy has done an amazing job with landscape design and landscaping. Mylan is an excellent source of knowledge, professionalism, and efficiency. Her team's exceptional work ethic (Gloribel, Amy, Raul, Oly, and Illy) brought my vision to life. They were prompt, pleasant, and truly professional from the start. As a result, my gardens are absolutely stunning.
Plant Design Therapy's reply
Thank you very much for the amazing review. We really love how the trees turned out and your front yard looks absolutely spectacular! We are so excited about the new sod and looking forward to installing the new gardens soon!
Jul 5, 2021
Lynne O.

I highly recommend Plant Design Therapy. MyLan is very knowledgeable in all aspects of landscaping and hardscaping. She is professional, responsive, and honest. MyLan’s employees; Amy, Gloribel and Raul were prompt and very polite and professional. The crew worked efficiently and the quality of their work was impeccable. I will be using Plant Design Therapy again and recommend them without hesitation.
Plant Design Therapy's reply
Thank you Lynne, our crew always enjoy coming to spruce your yard up, you and your family are such a joy to work for!
Jul 3, 2021
Jennifer r.

The crew from Plant Design Therapy transformed our gardens beautifully! They worked diligently to get the job done for an event and they did it! I would highly recommend them🌸
Plant Design Therapy's reply
Thank you so much Jen!! We have featured your project on your website! What a fantastic spot! We can’t wait to work there again soon!
Jul 3, 2021

License Type: Home Improvement Contractor (CT)

License verified on 1/28/2020

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Mylan Sarner


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Weekly Garden Servicing: Weekly garden maintenance start at $75 and usually is $65/crew member per hour after an installation. General Garden Labor: Labor charges for garden work with a crew of 3 at a rate of ($65/hr/member). (Mulching, garden renovation, pruning, plant dividing, container planting, ground installation, weeding, digging etc.) Planting Installation: New Garden Design & Install range from $1500 and up which includes, removal of old plants, yard debris, edging, mulching, compost and plant material. Plant Material can range from affordable to rare varieties which will provide flexibility in pricing and budgets. Design Clients: Design consultations are done via phone and emails, are typically $150/bed, included is typically 1 page per bed of customized information for your location and zone on what to plant, what varieties, location of individual rows or drifts, and pictures featuring inspiration and pictures of plant material. Also included is a Pinterest board customized for your specific garden. A more formal design (architectural rendering of your property) starts at $300-$1500 and would require a site visit.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I speak to them on the phone for an initial consultation, discuss their concerns, ideas and inspiration. I take lots of detailed notes and find out about their style, intentions and wishes about their property. After the phone call, I give them an estimate through google earth if possible, and then head out to meet them to give them an accurate quote after walking their property. I ask lots of detailed questions regarding what they are trying to achieve, if they have family, pets, preference on plants and color. I complete a design and collaborate with them through a Pinterest board on what I think would look best including the names of all inventory. If the client requires a formal design, we will complete a dream design based on their wishes with revisions and then tailor it down to something achievable within their budget. We can phase out big plans for several seasons or even years. The client gives me 50% deposit before the job, and 50% at the end of the job. Or in 3 installments (1/3). That allows me to pay for plant material and bring materials in and book them a spot in our schedule. Invoices are signed and mailed back with the check deposit, and I book the job as soon as I have a free spot in my schedule.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I believe nature has a very positive effect on our wellbeing and I continue to educate myself and my crew in that field. I am a certified Master Gardener from the University of Connecticut, Middlesex Extension. I am currently a student at the New York Botanical Garden. I am pursuing my certificates in Landscape Architecture as well as Floral and Botany Studies. I take continuing education courses in Psychology as well as Horticultural Therapy. My background is in Biomedical Engineering and Biomolecular Science. I also serve as Vice President and Program Chair on the Executive Board of Directors for Essex Garden Club, for the National Federated Garden Club of America.

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