February 28, 2020

Patio Construction & Landscape Design for Small Spaces | New Canaan, CT

Simple is Best Even in the rain this simple backyard makeover give us much enjoyment and pleasure. The appealing aspect indoors or out is one of verdant simplicity.  A small fenced in backyard with a decaying brick patio and sad lawn is transformed into a lovely garden room. Goodbye Brick! On this property, the dominant landscape feature was a raised 

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February 20, 2020

[VIDEO] Terraforming, Organic Lawn Installation & Terraced Pollinator Garden | Harrison, NY

Follow our journey on one of our biggest landscape design and construction projects of 2019!  This project required two machines and three truck loads of top soil and two loads of boulders to achieve this three foot lift and leveling of the rear lawn.  An organic lawn installation and terraced garden for pollinators completes this ecological masterpiece.   For more 

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February 8, 2020

Summer Poolscape with Native Plants| Landscape Design in Mamaroneck, NY

Sometimes you walk onto a property and wonder how it possibly came to be designed, built and maintained to its current state.  That was the case at this property in Mamaroneck, which had a picket fence encircling the small pool area, disrupting sight views from the house and all other areas of the backyard.  Instead of seeing the calming, serene 

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January 31, 2020

What Does a Landscape Design Master Plan Look Like?

A Landscape Design Master Plan is a full-property design plan represented as an industry-standard AutoCAD drawing, and often accompanied by plant photos, reference photos, color renderings, and/or section drawings to fully convey the design concept. We often recommend Landscape Design Master Plans to clients who come to us initially with smaller projects, because a design is more cohesive when looked 

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January 30, 2020

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a Model of Ecological Landscape Design | Director Rebecca McMackin Shares at Plant-O-Rama

On Tuesday we had the delight of attending the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Fall Plant-o-Rama conference. Keynote speaker Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture at Brooklyn Bridge Park and fellow ELA Member truly amazed us with the details of the design project, its dedication to sustainability, habitat creation and resource recycling. The 1.3 mile former strip along the East River is a former industrial 

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