August 24, 2020

Lawnscaping Versus Ecological Landscaping | Westchester & Fairfield County

The majority of landscaping in the United States is really just lawn care. There are approximately 40 million acres of lawn in the lower 48 states alone, accounting for 1.2% of the continental land mass. What do we achieve from such colossal acreage? Well, lawns are the largest irrigated crop in the US, and Americans apply a staggering 80 million 

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August 15, 2020

Landscape Design in Fairfield County | Front Yard Pollinator Garden

Few things get us more excited than designing a lawn replacement project – especially when it’s a highly visible front yard, like this property in Stamford, CT. The goal was to remove the lawn and replace it with a highly productive and visually stunning front yard native pollinator garden. This client is a true nature enthusiast and photographer – we 

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August 6, 2020

Jay Archer’s Summer 2020 Reading List

It’s not too late to crush your summer reading goals! Jay shares his favorite books for summer 2020, ranging from trees to fungi to birds to nature’s effect on human health. Let us know if you read any of the books on this list and what you think! We always love discussing books!! The Incredible Journey of Plants by Stefano 

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July 31, 2020

Creating Bird and Pollinator Habitat at Home with Native Plants | Westchester & Fairfield County

This is Part Two in our series Where Have All the Birds, Bees and Butterflies Gone?  Catch up on Part One where we discuss the staggering population losses in recent history and the main causes – urbanization, habitat destruction, and exposure to toxic pesticides. Below we’ve compiled our tips for creating bird habitat for native and migrating birds as well 

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June 24, 2020

Ecological Foundation Planting | Landscape Design Master Plan | Irvington, NY

Often, the most critical part of developing a landscape plan is knowing what to edit, remove and replace.  This was definitely the case for this Westchester, NY home with overgrown foundation plantings that restricted essential airflow around the home and overshadowed the home’s architectural features. Landscape Site Conditions The client also had their new family in mind, and asked for 

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