January 8, 2022

#3 Contemporary Pool Landscaping & Front Entrance | Darien, CT | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

This beautiful Darien, Connecticut home was in desperate need of a more colorful landscape and had enormous potential to become an ecologically productive habitat. The existing features were strong — a beautiful modern pool and a backyard meadow, yet the pool lacked cohesive landscaping and the meadow struggled with minimal biodiversity from mismanagement. The front entrance was dark and lacking 

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January 3, 2022

#4 Terraced, Erosion-Proof Woodland Landscape | Lake Peekskill, NY | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

Coming in at number four is a project very near and dear to our hearts, because of just how much time, sweat and manpower went into making it a reality. We won’t lie, this project was complicated to execute! A steep slope along Lake Peekskill, NY with one entry point made for a by-hand only installation.  Extensive erosion control devices 

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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 15, 2021

Defining Outdoor Spaces through Circulation, Custom Masonry & Native Gardens | Cold Spring, NY

On larger properties with multiple dwellings, circulation paths are critical to the experience of the landscape and help define each space. This cabin-style new build in Cold Spring, New York called for a custom masonry design that incorporated the front entrance, garage entrance, guest house entrance, boat house access, lakefront access and a lakefront patio. The existing hardscape consisted of 

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