November 28, 2020

The Hidden Cost of Concrete and Cement (Pt 1)

We see concrete everywhere. It’s ubiquitous in buildings, highways, infrastructure, sidewalks, homes, patios, and walkways. It’s cheap, strong and relatively predictable, but for too long we’ve collectively overlooked the cost of concrete: the human health impacts, the immense greenhouse gas emissions from its production, and the environmental consequences of our impermeable concrete world.  Emissions Associated with Concrete Production Concrete is 

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March 29, 2020

Ecological Landscape Design, Bioengineering and Permaculture in NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge Park

In an effort to respond, as opposed to react to climate change and storm water management, this wonderfully unique and highly functional design allows for and encourages casually directed foot traffic around garden beds, while an interesting, random pattern of repurposed brick in a gravel base substrate allows for maximum on-site infiltration of storm water. Talk about the best of 

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February 28, 2020

Patio Construction & Landscape Design for Small Spaces | New Canaan, CT

Simple is Best Even in the rain this simple backyard makeover give us much enjoyment and pleasure. The appealing aspect indoors or out is one of verdant simplicity.  A small fenced in backyard with a decaying brick patio and sad lawn is transformed into a lovely garden room. Goodbye Brick! On this property, the dominant landscape feature was a raised 

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February 25, 2020

Landscape Design & Water Feature Construction | Mamaroneck, New York

Realizing a Site’s Potential. Each landscape offers distinct opportunities and challenges. Like snowflakes, not two client’s or properties are quite the same. Although similarities may present, there are always significant differences characteristic to the individual site and client. As a landscape design professional, horticulturist, naturalist and ecologist, I am interested in the  unusual or distinct aspects of a particular project 

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February 8, 2020

Summer Poolscape with Native Plants| Landscape Design in Mamaroneck, NY

Sometimes you walk onto a property and wonder how it possibly came to be designed, built and maintained to its current state.  That was the case at this property in Mamaroneck, which had a picket fence encircling the small pool area, disrupting sight views from the house and all other areas of the backyard.  Instead of seeing the calming, serene 

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