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November 1, 2021

Pollinators, Birds, Wildlife Visit Ecological Landscapes [VIDEO TESTIMONIAL]

Our mission as ecological landscape designers has always been to improve our natural environments from traditional, chemical-laden and exotically planted landscapes to native, ecologically-productive habitats. We interviewed several long-term clients on what wildlife visitors they see in their landscape. Watch the video below to hear directly from them! Testimonial Highlights: “No matter what time of year it is, you can 

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October 2, 2021

Landscape Design in a Wetland Zone: Erosion Control & Bioengineering | Lake Peekskill, NY

This recently completed landscape design & build project was a complex, steep slope in a delicate wetland environment that required a tremendous amount of permitting, engineering and site development.  We are so proud of the final product and thankful for our incredible team – from Green Jay’s staff to our engineering partners and wetland consultants. The unique site, located on Lake 

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September 3, 2021

Landscape Design to Halt Climate Change: Designing Carbon Sinks [Pt 2]

This is part two of our discussion of climate-smart landscapes, where we’ll dive into designing carbon sinks on your home landscape.  Catch up on Part One, where we detail how carbon is sequestered and stored in the soil via a critical plant-microbe relationship. Below are our best practices for landscape designers when designing and maintaining a carbon net positive landscape.  Organic Soil 

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August 31, 2021

What the UN Climate Report Means for Landscape Designers: Carbon Sinks [Pt 1]

You probably saw the headlines a few weeks ago on the latest UN IPCC Climate Report. It was dire. It stated that we are unequivocally on pace to reach and exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming in the next twenty years. This new reality will affect every single resident of planet Earth as sea levels rise, lands flood and droughts persist.  We 

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August 12, 2021

Modern Meets Natural: Contemporary Ecological Landscape Design for 2021 | Darien, CT

What is contemporary landscape design? Of course, let us preface by saying, art is subjective. When we think about modern architecture, we might conjure images of minimalist, clean lines, and a borderline austere aesthetic. When we think about contemporary landscape design, our design perspective transcends aesthetics. Modern landscape design solves a problem – many problems – associated with decades of 

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