May 6, 2020

Design for Biodiversity with Pollinator & Wildlife Gardens | Step 3 Toward a Healthy Landscape | Fairfield County

We are in the business of designing butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, and ecological landscapes to support biodiversity.  GJL firmly believes enhancing biodiversity is they key to healthy, resilient landscapes, that in turn provide human health benefits. This post is part two of our series on How to Make Our Landscapes Safer & Healthier.  Catch up on Part One, where we discuss organic 

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April 6, 2020

Ecological Landscape Design & Organic Land Care Management | Mamaroneck, NY

This beautiful no-lawn landscape, originally designed by Larry Weaner Associates, was augmented to include a variety of flowering bulbs to increase curb appeal in this native plant landscape. Early blooming spring perennials and ground covers (green mulch) were added to invite pollinators and reduce the need for expensive, labor-heavy weeding and removal of invasive species. This is a fabulous example 

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April 4, 2020

Landscape Construction, Irrigation Repair & Water Main Utility Replacement | Mamaroneck, NY

Even with the best laid plans, you can never anticipate everything. However, due diligence and following a well developed ritual of site analysis translates into a proper punch list for budgeting. In this case, as part of the initial site analysis, irrigation for future planting was considered.  By using a flow meter to determine delivery of gallons per minute/flow, we 

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March 31, 2020

Wildlife Habitat Certification at Home in Rye, New York

Our home landscape is a classroom and demonstration garden for our passionate work. In early morning the pearls of dew collected on this wolf spider web illustrates the value of living with nature, encouraging and accepting kinship with all creatures and the joyful wonder we receive in return. Careful not to walk through!  Spiders are not only indicator species, they 

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March 9, 2020

Storm Water Drainage, Landscape Design & Construction | Pound Ridge, New York

Good design anticipates future changes in the landscape and site conditions, including ever more powerful storm and rainfall events. Keep in mind, if you don’t maintain what you have (original design), it will change! Not always for the better. The Problem: Landscape Erosion In this case, erosion caused slope failure and scouring resulting in significant deposition and accumulation of soil 

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