March 9, 2021

How Healthy Landscapes Can Improve and Enrich Our Lives (Especially During a Pandemic)

It is said that in the fall and winter the Earth inhales and in spring and summer the Earth exhales.  For those of us in the nature business, our daily lives follow the seasons, to some extent. In winter, we normally spend a significant time indoors, reflecting, calibrating, planning and designing for the seasons to come. Winter is a good 

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March 2, 2021

A Voice for Nature w. Marty Laskin [VIDEO TESTIMONIAL] | Hastings, NY

Martin’s landscape won our Top Designs of 2020 and it’s no secret why. With a client that wanted “more than a pretty yard,” and an ecological landscape that “is his legacy in life,” GJL had full reign to design a vibrant, organic front yard habitat garden. Watch the full video testimonial interview below! Learn more about Marty’s landscape on our 

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January 9, 2021

Pollinator Pathways Darien, CT | Landscape Design Case Studies

Pollinator Pathways is spreading with incredibly encouraging speed and enthusiasm throughout New England.  The organization’s mission is to promote pollinator-friendly landscapes throughout geographic areas, to help connect habitats and bridge the gap of development and habitat destruction.  Connecticut is leading the way with many local division in Fairfield County, especially in Darien, CT.  Through these grassroots efforts, we’ve been able to connect with new, like-minded clients 

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January 7, 2021

Ecological Restoration: Pond & Wetland Native Planting w. Dam Construction | Westchester NY

GJL has acted as the land steward for this property for over ten years! Jay Archer led the ecological restoration of the estate. A decade ago, this property was mostly traditional lawn (read: chemically-supported). Today, it has gradually been restored ecologically to a more natural state delivering many ecosystem services. This series is part of our 2020 Countdown of GJLs 

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December 31, 2020

Elegant Front Landscaping w. Stone Masonry | Irvington, NY.

We started 2020 off with the classics, but of course had to put our own ecological spin on it. This Westchester, NY property featured way-overgrown foundation plantings that completely overtook the house. The Irvington clients hired us to re-design their front landscaping, as well as around the driveway. The scope of work also included enclosing the backyard to make it 

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