November 28, 2022

Landscape Design for Steep Slope Stabilization & Erosion Control | Old Tappan, NJ | Bergen County

Newly terraced slope stabilizes hillside. Natural stone steps make it accessible. Our first landscape design project in Bergen County, New Jersey was a complex storm restoration project on a steep slope overlooking a river. During Hurricane Ida, historic rainfall collapsed the side yard slope just feet from the house.  Existing retaining walls began to collapse, and the once navigable slope 

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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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July 12, 2022

Our Best Backyard Landscape Designs in Westchester County, NY!

Summer is here and outside is where we want to be! Many of our clients hire us to improve their outdoor living environment – aesthetically, ecologically, and functionally. Whether that translates into a new patio or entertaining area, solving a soggy yard problem, and/or revitalizing the planting, is determined through an on-site consultation and subsequent Landscape Design Master Plan. We’ve 

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June 6, 2022

GJL in the Press! Restoring Biodiversity, One Yard at a Time

Green Jay Landscape Design is thrilled to be included in The Examiner Plus’s article by Bailey Hosfelt Restoring Biodiversity, One Yard at a Time. Hosfelt wrote a thorough and well-researched article featuring quotes from Jay Archer as well as our ecological landscaping colleague Amanda Bayley of Plan it Wild, and grassroots leader Filippine Hoogland of Bedford 2030’s Healthy Yards, and 

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February 22, 2022

What are the Tangible, Real and Authentic Results from Ecological Landscape Design?

Among the positively powerful emotions and deep feelings we experience as a result of realizing a naturalistic landscape composition are joy, wonder, curiosity and fascination. Exciting and serene, creative artistic landscapes offer visual interest and stimulation while serving many practical ecological services and value, among them are resource conservation, carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat and most importantly probiotic biology necessary for 

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