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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December 15, 2021

Design & Construct a Front Entrance [VIDEO] | Putnam County, NY

The front entrance of a home is like the cover of a book — its the first impression, sets the aesthetic tone, and can either encourage or discourage one to enter… Beyond basic calls for “curb appeal,” we believe the front entrance of a home should be beautiful, location-relevant, functional, and inviting. This particular landscape design project needed to solve 

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December 15, 2021

Defining Outdoor Spaces through Circulation, Custom Masonry & Native Gardens | Cold Spring, NY

On larger properties with multiple dwellings, circulation paths are critical to the experience of the landscape and help define each space. This cabin-style new build in Cold Spring, New York called for a custom masonry design that incorporated the front entrance, garage entrance, guest house entrance, boat house access, lakefront access and a lakefront patio. The existing hardscape consisted of 

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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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