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June 21, 2022

GJL Designs Pollinator Garden with Rye High School Students at Wainwright House

A new garden is on display at the Wainwright House entrance in Rye, NY. The project was spearheaded by Delia Bajuk, a Rye High School junior  and president of the RHS environmental club, who took an interest in supporting pollinators and biodiversity locally. Delia contacted Green Jay in the winter of 2022 with her idea of developing a pollinator garden 

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June 6, 2022

GJL in the Press! Restoring Biodiversity, One Yard at a Time

Green Jay Landscape Design is thrilled to be included in The Examiner Plus’s article by Bailey Hosfelt Restoring Biodiversity, One Yard at a Time. Hosfelt wrote a thorough and well-researched article featuring quotes from Jay Archer as well as our ecological landscaping colleague Amanda Bayley of Plan it Wild, and grassroots leader Filippine Hoogland of Bedford 2030’s Healthy Yards, and 

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May 24, 2022

Why No Mow May is Not Doing Enough for Pollinators

In at least five states in the country, a movement to protect native bees by refraining from mowing lawns for the month of May is gaining momentum. The movement started in Britain in 2019, and in Wisconsin in 2020. A New York Times feature this year about Wisconsin’s program brought attention to the matter and several states including in Connecticut adopted their own No Mow May programs.  Two researchers at Wisconsin’s Lawrence University 

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April 27, 2022

What is Green Infrastructure and How to Design & Implement in a Residential Landscape | Westchester & Fairfield County

Storms and rainfall accumulation have gotten more extreme in our region; in fact, this is the fourth wettest year on record (so far). The Northeast is now approaching temperate rainforest levels of annual precipitation. That means our landscapes need to be designed to manage an increased quantity and frequency of extreme stormwater events. Green Infrastructure is our pejorative toolbox for 

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April 19, 2022

Now Offering Residential Trail Building | Westchester, Putnam, NY & Fairfield County, CT

Recently, we have had more requests from clients to design and build hiking trails on their property. Often these are estate clients, part of our Sustainable Stewardship Program, who have five acres or more of property. As part of their design program, we assess and analyze the property to determine siting for the trails. Sometimes we are working from existing, 

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