September 3, 2021

Landscape Design to Halt Climate Change: Designing Carbon Sinks [Pt 2]

This is part two of our discussion of climate-smart landscapes, where we’ll dive into designing carbon sinks on your home landscape.  Catch up on Part One, where we detail how carbon is sequestered and stored in the soil via a critical plant-microbe relationship. Below are our best practices for landscape designers when designing and maintaining a carbon net positive landscape.  Organic Soil 

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August 12, 2021

Modern Meets Natural: Contemporary Ecological Landscape Design for 2021 | Darien, CT

What is contemporary landscape design? Of course, let us preface by saying, art is subjective. When we think about modern architecture, we might conjure images of minimalist, clean lines, and a borderline austere aesthetic. When we think about contemporary landscape design, our design perspective transcends aesthetics. Modern landscape design solves a problem – many problems – associated with decades of 

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August 3, 2021

Meet our Team of Top Landscape Designers | Serving Fairfield, CT + Westchester, NY

We are proud of our talented team that keeps Green Jay Landscape Design operating every day. Our landscape designers, craftsmen, horticultural experts, masons, and project managers all play a valuable role in making each project a stand-out success. Our team has grown over the last few years, and we’d like to introduce our landscape design team – making waves in 

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July 27, 2021

Native Wildflower Meadow Maintenance | Darien, CT

This Landscape Design Master Plan included re-vamping an existing native wildflower meadow that had not been maintained properly. The meadow is 3-5 years old and had been mowed in the fall of last year (not by GJL). This improper mowing schedule essentially removed many perennials before they went to seed, impacting the amount of diversity, flowers and color to be expected this 

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July 19, 2021

Case Study: Landscape Plan for a Private, Residential Nature Preserve in Fairfield County, CT

The wind whispers, birds sing, flowers unfold and bloom throughout the seasons of your lives. Sweet fragrance fills the air, trees and grasses sway as you embrace the wild, the beating heart of nature, a symphony complete, where all the players play their part — at home in your Private Nature Preserve. This could be your property. Your home landscape 

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