May 18, 2023

Landscape Design for a Shady Slope in Westchester, NY

Constraints become a catalyst for creativity in this Hastings-on-Hudson property. The small, angular backyard is dominated by the existing slope, a mature tree canopy, and the surrounding fence. One can view these traits negatively — steepness, shade, and things to screen – or as opportunities. We chose the latter. Steepness was tempered with terraces; shade was lightened through strategic tree 

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May 15, 2023

Ecological Landscape Design Explained [VIDEO]

Ecological Landscape Design is a design perspective that views all landscapes as part of a greater, interconnected ecosystem. No matter the size of the garden or property, what we design, plant, and maintain has a ripple effect on the surrounding environment and broader ecosystem health. In the below video, Jay Archer explains our objectives as ecological landscape designers to use 

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April 13, 2023

Native Plant Landscaping Trends for 2023

Native plants have experienced a PR glow up in the last few years, graduating from their “weedy” classification to pillars of the ecological landscaping movement. Grassroots organizations have been pivotal in changing the narrative around plant selection. Thanks to groups like National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Fund, Pollinator Pathways, and Doug Tallamy’s Homegrown National Park, there is greater public 

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March 2, 2023

Event Saturday March 4: Mad Gardeners 2023 Symposium Ft. Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial

 Kim Eierman to Speak at Mad Gardeners Event This Saturday Mad Gardeners returns (finally!) with their 2023 Symposium. Our friend and hero, Kim Eierman, of EcoBeneficial is the keynote speaker! Register to attend here. Kim has such a wealth of knowledge on native plants, gardening for wildlife and landscape design. She even wrote a book – The Pollinator Victory Garden 

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February 1, 2023

Landscape Design in Scarsdale, NY: Curb Appeal and Stroll Gardens

This property had many unique existing landscape elements, but the front yard lacked a strong design composition.  The client sought to freshen up the landscape before putting their house on the market – a strategy that both adds value to the home and delivers a powerful first impression. By some estimates, landscaping contributes up to 25% of a home’s market 

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