September 4, 2020

Landscape Design & Build | Fairfield County, CT

This new home construction in Greenwich, CT required a Landscape Design Master Plan as it was completely bare yet abutted a wetland—a blank design slate that necessitated careful planning and minimal impact. Joining the project early on, Green Jay Landscape Design developed the ecological design plan that included modern bluestone walkways in the front yard, a patio along the pool 

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August 24, 2020

Lawnscaping Versus Ecological Landscaping | Westchester & Fairfield County

The majority of landscaping in the United States is really just lawn care. There are approximately 40 million acres of lawn in the lower 48 states alone, accounting for 1.2% of the continental land mass. What do we achieve from such colossal acreage? Well, lawns are the largest irrigated crop in the US, and Americans apply a staggering 80 million 

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August 15, 2020

Landscape Design in Fairfield County | Front Yard Pollinator Garden

Few things get us more excited than designing a lawn replacement project – especially when it’s a highly visible front yard, like this property in Stamford, CT. The goal was to remove the lawn and replace it with a highly productive and visually stunning front yard native pollinator garden. This client is a true nature enthusiast and photographer – we 

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July 31, 2020

Creating Bird and Pollinator Habitat at Home with Native Plants | Westchester & Fairfield County

This is Part Two in our series Where Have All the Birds, Bees and Butterflies Gone?  Catch up on Part One where we discuss the staggering population losses in recent history and the main causes – urbanization, habitat destruction, and exposure to toxic pesticides. Below we’ve compiled our tips for creating bird habitat for native and migrating birds as well 

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July 28, 2020

Where Have All the Birds, Bees & Butterflies Gone?

In September 2019 an alarming study made headlines – North America had lost almost 30% of its bird population in the last fifty years, a total of nearly 3 billion birds lost. The population losses span every biome, but forests (1 billion lost) and grasslands (720 million lost) are especially hard hit. The study’s authors point to several potential causes 

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