May 6, 2020

Design for Biodiversity with Pollinator & Wildlife Gardens | Step 3 Toward a Healthy Landscape | Fairfield County

We are in the business of designing butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, and ecological landscapes to support biodiversity.  GJL firmly believes enhancing biodiversity is they key to healthy, resilient landscapes, that in turn provide human health benefits. This post is part two of our series on How to Make Our Landscapes Safer & Healthier.  Catch up on Part One, where we discuss organic 

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April 22, 2020

Designing an Organic Pollinator Garden: Tips from a Landscape Ecologist | Fairfield County, CT

First of all, Happy Earth Day! We’re celebrating our favorite holiday with a deep dive into one of our main raison d’être for working in our field – pollinators! We are so thrilled by the growing cultural shift toward awareness and appreciation for our native bees, butterflies, dragonflies, wasps, syrphid flies and other ecological superstars in the pollinator family.  Local 

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April 14, 2020

Natural Landscape Design & Sustainable Hardscaping | White Plains, New York

The challenge was to create an attractive contemporary landscape with the flavor of a Early American, post Thomas Jefferson era landscape for the United Methodist Center in White Plains, New York. Early American landscapes necessarily shared features consistent with permaculture and ecological landscape design. This was a time when pesticides and man-made contaminants were not an issue. There was regular 

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April 12, 2020

Environmentally-Friendly Landscape Design & Organic Lawn | Mamaroneck, NY

What are the dominant characteristics of your landscape? Do you have mature trees to accentuate, or a sunny area to take advantage of? What is your preference in terms of landscape styles, color etc.? I suggest you use Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and any other sources for ideas and particular images you like. In addition, a very important layer and consideration 

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March 29, 2020

Ecological Landscape Design, Bioengineering and Permaculture in NYC’s Brooklyn Bridge Park

In an effort to respond, as opposed to react to climate change and storm water management, this wonderfully unique and highly functional design allows for and encourages casually directed foot traffic around garden beds, while an interesting, random pattern of repurposed brick in a gravel base substrate allows for maximum on-site infiltration of storm water. Talk about the best of 

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