April 27, 2022

What is Green Infrastructure and How to Design & Implement in a Residential Landscape | Westchester & Fairfield County

Storms and rainfall accumulation have gotten more extreme in our region; in fact, this is the fourth wettest year on record (so far). The Northeast is now approaching temperate rainforest levels of annual precipitation. That means our landscapes need to be designed to manage an increased quantity and frequency of extreme stormwater events. Green Infrastructure is our pejorative toolbox for 

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March 28, 2022

What our Estate Landscape Design Clients Are Saying [TESTIMONIAL] | Fairfield County, CT

New video: client testimonial + project snapshots of this five-acre estate in Fairfield County, CT! We had a blast on this estate landscape design project! This property has many microclimates and opportunities to design unique, native plants capes that provide a multitude of ecological services. Learn more about the project on our previous blog. More project videos are posted on 

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March 25, 2022

What Our Landscape Design & Build Clients Are Saying | Reviews from Westchester County, NY

Watch this client testimonial from our Landscape Design & Build clients in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. We thoroughly enjoyed designing this terraced permaculture front yard garden, featuring native plants to support pollinators & birds, vegetables and berry-producing shrubs, a recirculating waterfall and custom natural stone patios & staircase. Read more about this project on our previous blog: Permaculture Terrace Garden with 

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March 22, 2022

Eco-Friendly Landscape Design for Full Sun Sites | Fairfield County, CT

The most important step in Our Process as ecological landscape designers is site evaluation. Many properties, especially estates, have a multitude of microclimates with unique site conditions that allow certain plants to thrive and others to decline. Sun Requirements Assessing the amount of sunlight goes beyond the aspect (direction) of the zone; afternoon sun is stronger than morning sun, for 

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March 10, 2022

GJL Featured in Westchester Magazine| 3 Landscape Designers Share How to Create a More Eco-Friendly Yard

Thanks to the excellent reporting from Westchester Magazine, there is more attention and public awareness than ever on ecological landscape design.  Residential neighborhoods all over Westchester, Putnam & Fairfield counties are turning toward organic landscaping that mitigates climate change, restores habitats, and maximizes ecosystem services. As spring approaches, now is a perfect time to evaluate your landscape from an ecological 

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