March 29, 2021

Pollinator Pathways Darien, CT | Landscape Design Case Studies

Pollinator Pathways is spreading with incredibly encouraging speed and enthusiasm throughout New England.  The organization’s mission is to promote pollinator-friendly landscapes throughout geographic areas, to help connect habitats and bridge the gap of development and habitat destruction.  Connecticut is leading the way with many local divisions in Fairfield County, especially in Darien, CT.  Through these grassroots efforts, we’ve been able to connect with new, like-minded clients 

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March 8, 2021

GJL’s BEST Landscape Designs of 2020 | NY & CT

We love wrapping up a year and reviewing all of our accomplishments as ecological landscape designers & builders. So, in that spirit, we’ve selected our seven best landscape designs of 2020 to share with you. Let us know which is your favorite!! #7 Coyote Woods in the Cradle of the Forest | Irvington, NY This Landscape Design Master Plan focused 

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March 2, 2021

A Voice for Nature w. Marty Laskin [VIDEO TESTIMONIAL] | Hastings, NY

Martin’s landscape won our Top Designs of 2020 and it’s no secret why. With a client that wanted “more than a pretty yard,” and an ecological landscape that “is his legacy in life,” GJL had full reign to design a vibrant, organic front yard habitat garden. Watch the full video testimonial interview below! Learn more about Marty’s landscape on our 

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January 11, 2021

Hillside Garden: Landscaping a Steep Slope for Erosion Control | Dutchess County, NY

A Hillside garden can be one of the most challenging landscape designs to execute, especially if it is a steep slope, like this Holmes, NY backyard. Why? Steep slopes are more prone to erosion — washing away of precious topsoil — especially during storm events. Furthermore, if the soil structure is high in sand and gravel, stormwater can drain too 

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December 29, 2020

Terraced Native Gardens w. Water Feature & Natural Hardscape | Westchester, NY

We’re excited to finally share photos of this completed landscape, featuring: a disappearing, naturalistic water feature (constructed by Cooper Ponds), a natural stone patio for the clients’ viewing pleasure, and pathways meandering through terraced native gardens.   This series is part of our 2020 Countdown of GJLs Best Landscape Design Projects of the Year! This is #4: Harvest Hill and 

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