January 21, 2020

Designing a Bird Sanctuary | PART TWO: Layout, Planting Microclimates & Masonry | Darien, CT

This is Part Two of the Designing a Bird Sanctuary series. Catch Part One here! This project, dubbed ‘Their Place’ is part of our 2019 Green Jay Landscape Design Design Highlights series (#1!).  Check back for a discussion of the rest of our favorite projects of 2019! Read about projects 2, 3, 4 and 5.  The Design Intent A place for 

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December 10, 2019

Weeds to Habitat: Front Yard Renovation | Hastings, NY

There was no shortage of weeds at this property.  The front yard was dominated by them! Sloping down to the road in the front of the house, the site was extremely visible and required a complete renovation and new design for modern curb appeal. The first challenge was to remove the invasives while leaving in-tact the existing heirloom perennials. GJL’s design 

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October 13, 2019

Designing an Ecological Playscape | Rye, NY

This project was truly a highlight of the 2019 season. After buying their dream home – a gorgeous Tudor in Rye, NY – this client wanted a total renovation of the backyard to reflect the interests of their large family and their appreciation for nature, gardening and food production.  The design had to be playful, wild, and elegant – appealing to 

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May 31, 2019

Tour Our First Install of Spring 2019! [VIDEO] Mamaroneck, NY

Take a video tour of our first install of 2019!  After a grand back deck addition, this client needed a landscape that could match her home’s party-hosting potential.  After an ititial inventory of the necessary site development — large tree pruning, dry wells burried too deep — we created a digital master plan for the back yard.  The front yard 

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March 18, 2019

Landscape Renovation and Professional Gardening | Brewster NY

All our landscapes require maintenance. Yours and mine! Plants aren’t furniture! We even replace or renew our furniture every 10-20 years, hopefully! Things change, grow, evolve etc. that includes our taste and sensibilities. Keep it fresh! Don’t wait until everything is so overgrown or outdated that you don’t know where to start. (See video at.bottom of post to see how 

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