January 2, 2022

#5 New American Parterre Garden | South Salem, NY | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

We love the challenge to take on a traditional garden style but execute it in a way that rings true to Green Jay: by improving the landscapes ecological functionality, from biodiversity to ecosystem services. In this case in South Salem, New York, our clients love the traditional French and Italian parterre gardens. A parterre garden refers to a series of 

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January 1, 2022

#6 Edible Front Yard Permaculture Garden |Darien, CT | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

Not everyone requests a permaculture garden for their front yard landscape…but when they do, we know we are destined to work together! This all-star client is passionate about living off the land – she already had several chickens! – and wanted to maximize the productivity of her residential yard. We created a design of “stacked functions,” a permaculture concept that 

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December 28, 2021

#7 Bright & Easy Low-Maintenance Landscape | Best Landscape Designs of 2021 | Hartsdale, NY

Sometimes the most impactful designs are simple in nature. With proper planning, timing and execution this project stayed uncomplicated, yet delivered beautiful results – just in time to enjoy in the spring warmth! The key was to begin the process in early winter, when Green Jay’s Design Team had ample time to analyze the site and complete the residential design. 

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December 22, 2021

Sustainable Stewardship: Long-Term Management for Multi-Acre Properties

We are extremely proud to announce a new service offering for 2022, the Sustainable Stewardship Program. The offering is a holistic management program for clients with large properties (five acres or more) across Westchester, Putnam, Fairfield, and Morris counties. Beyond estate-level grounds maintenance, the program seeks to evaluate the unique environments within each property from an ecological perspective, aiming to 

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December 15, 2021

Design & Construct a Front Entrance [VIDEO] | Putnam County, NY

The front entrance of a home is like the cover of a book — its the first impression, sets the aesthetic tone, and can either encourage or discourage one to enter… Beyond basic calls for “curb appeal,” we believe the front entrance of a home should be beautiful, location-relevant, functional, and inviting. This particular landscape design project needed to solve 

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