July 19, 2021

Case Study: Landscape Plan for a Private, Residential Nature Preserve in Fairfield County, CT

The wind whispers, birds sing, flowers unfold and bloom throughout the seasons of your lives. Sweet fragrance fills the air, trees and grasses sway as you embrace the wild, the beating heart of nature, a symphony complete, where all the players play their part — at home in your Private Nature Preserve. This could be your property. Your home landscape 

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July 16, 2021

The Best Native Perennials for NY, CT & NJ [pt. 2]

Welcome back to Part Two of the BEST Native Perennials for NY, CT & NJ. These are often our go-to plants (provided the right site conditions!) because they all contribute majorly to the landscape ecology. All of these selections are regionally native plants that attract pollinators, birds and/or beneficial insects. Many of these native perennials also perform extra ecosystem services 

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July 12, 2021

Our Favorite Native Perennials for NY, CT & NJ [pt. 1]

It’s no secret that we at Green Jay Landscape Design firmly believe in restoring and designing native landscapes. Planting native plants has SO many ecosystem benefits –these ancestral plants adapted to difficult site conditions, provide critical soil stabilization, and of course, co-evolved with our local wildlife as the foundation of the food chain! We take a deep dive into our 

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May 18, 2021

The Best Native & Natural Landscaping Resources in NY & CT

As a mission-based landscape company, we aim to support all players in the natural, native, ecological landscaping realm.  Unfortunately, ecological landscaping is still the minority.  Through collaboration, cross-promotion, referrals and knowledge exchanges, we hope to build this minority industry into the standard for land care and design. As such, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite sustainable landscape players in NY and 

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January 7, 2021

Ecological Restoration: Pond & Wetland Native Planting w. Dam Construction | Westchester NY

GJL has acted as the land steward for this property for over ten years! Jay Archer led the ecological restoration of the estate. A decade ago, this property was mostly traditional lawn (read: chemically-supported). Today, it has gradually been restored ecologically to a more natural state delivering many ecosystem services. This series is part of our 2020 Countdown of GJLs 

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