January 21, 2020

Our Top Five Landscape Design & Construction Projects of 2019!

2019 was a fantastic year for Green Jay Landscape Design.  We received calls from many like-minding people seeking to detoxify their landscapes and boost the ecological value of their property. It is always a pleasure to work for passionate clients aligned with our mission. In honor of the new year, we’re reflecting on our favorite projects of 2019! Our top 

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January 21, 2020

Designing a Bird Sanctuary | PART TWO: Layout, Planting Microclimates & Masonry | Darien, CT

This is Part Two of the Designing a Bird Sanctuary series. Catch Part One here! This project, dubbed ‘Their Place’ is part of our 2019 Green Jay Landscape Design Design Highlights series (#1!).  Check back for a discussion of the rest of our favorite projects of 2019! Read about projects 2, 3, 4 and 5.  The Design Intent A place for 

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December 29, 2019

Designed Woodland Habitat & Zen Stroll Garden | Dutchess County, NY

What happens when a woodland property with Asian influences gets a native, ecological makeover? GJL designed a woodland sanctuary for pollinators and birds that fit the client’s lifestyle and hobbies. This project, dubbed ‘Lonesome Dove, Surrounded by Love,’ is part of our Green Jay Landscape Design 2019 Design Highlights series (#5!).  Check back for a discussion of the rest of 

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December 20, 2019

Good Witches Garden Tour | Biodynamic, Permaculture Garden | Putnam Valley, NY

Throwback to this extremely fun front entry garden!  We completely removed the front lawn and replaced it with a permaculture pollinator garden, planted biodynamically with the waning moon.  There was also a significant amount of custom, natural stone masonry.  We created a new flagstone front walk, a secondary gravel garden path, and a dual stone staircase to reach the lower 

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July 25, 2019

Ecological Solutions to Your Mosquito Problem

It’s been a common refrain this season: the mosquitos in my yard are insane. I can’t be outside for more than ten seconds before getting bit.  As landscape professionals who work outside every day… we believe you. We see it too. But our immense annoyance and frustration with these pesky creatures can lead to some pretty crazy human behaviors.  Daily, we see mosquito-prevention 

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