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January 8, 2022

#3 Contemporary Pool Landscaping & Front Entrance | Darien, CT | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

This beautiful Darien, Connecticut home was in desperate need of a more colorful landscape and had enormous potential to become an ecologically productive habitat. The existing features were strong — a beautiful modern pool and a backyard meadow, yet the pool lacked cohesive landscaping and the meadow struggled with minimal biodiversity from mismanagement. The front entrance was dark and lacking 

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January 3, 2022

#4 Terraced, Erosion-Proof Woodland Landscape | Lake Peekskill, NY | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

Coming in at number four is a project very near and dear to our hearts, because of just how much time, sweat and manpower went into making it a reality. We won’t lie, this project was complicated to execute! A steep slope along Lake Peekskill, NY with one entry point made for a by-hand only installation.  Extensive erosion control devices 

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January 2, 2022

#5 New American Parterre Garden | South Salem, NY | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

We love the challenge to take on a traditional garden style but execute it in a way that rings true to Green Jay: by improving the landscapes ecological functionality, from biodiversity to ecosystem services. In this case in South Salem, New York, our clients love the traditional French and Italian parterre gardens. A parterre garden refers to a series of 

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January 1, 2022

#6 Edible Front Yard Permaculture Garden |Darien, CT | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

Not everyone requests a permaculture garden for their front yard landscape…but when they do, we know we are destined to work together! This all-star client is passionate about living off the land – she already had several chickens! – and wanted to maximize the productivity of her residential yard. We created a design of “stacked functions,” a permaculture concept that 

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December 28, 2021

#7 Bright & Easy Low-Maintenance Landscape | Best Landscape Designs of 2021 | Hartsdale, NY

Sometimes the most impactful designs are simple in nature. With proper planning, timing and execution this project stayed uncomplicated, yet delivered beautiful results – just in time to enjoy in the spring warmth! The key was to begin the process in early winter, when Green Jay’s Design Team had ample time to analyze the site and complete the residential design. 

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