November 30, 2022

Backyard Landscape: Courtyard Design in Goldens Bridge, NY

This farmhouse-style home in Westchester County, NY did not have a landscape to match the stunning architecture. When GJLD first visited the property for a professional consultation, the backyard was a boring expanse of lawn. Jay observed the existing features—mature trees encircling the backyard—and was struck by inspiration to design a native courtyard garden for the backyard. He named the 

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November 29, 2022

Introducing: Green Jay Landscape Design | NY, CT, NJ

We are thrilled to finally announce our re-brand, a shift we’ve been working on behind the scenes for the last year. Our brand name is now Green Jay Landscape Design, a change we felt reflected our specialization over the last few years into an ecological landscape design and build firm. In the last two years, we’ve improved and expanded our 

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November 14, 2022

Backyard Design: Trading an Above Ground Pool for Native Garden Terraces | Dobbs Ferry, NY

First year garden terraces in September. Native perennials for pollinators bloom for weeks. Newly planted garden terraces with a mixture of native perennials and annual vegetables. Buying a home comes with the remnants of the previous owners’ personality – the good, the bad, and the different. In this case, an above ground pool was put in by the previous owner 

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August 26, 2022

Garden Tour Designed by Jay Archer | Sat Sept 17 | Rye, NY

Don’t miss this chance to tour a private garden in Rye, designed and built by Jay Archer! The event is Saturday, September 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Rubber boots are encouraged if you would like to tour the adjacent wetland. Thanks to the Ecological Landscape Alliance for organizing the event! Follow the link for all details. About The Secret 

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August 19, 2022

Native Pool Landscaping & Entry Courtyard | Pound Ridge, NY

This Westchester County landscape was formerly dominated by overgrown, non-native ornamental grasses. They completely covered the network of natural stone walkways and steps. We removed most of the existing vegetation and replaced it with a contemporary meadow-style planting. The clients love their new native pool landscaping that accentuates the masonry rather than disguising it. Liatris Daisies and Coneflower are a 

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