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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August 24, 2020

Lawnscaping Versus Ecological Landscaping | Westchester & Fairfield County

The majority of landscaping in the United States is really just lawn care. There are approximately 40 million acres of lawn in the lower 48 states alone, accounting for 1.2% of the continental land mass. What do we achieve from such colossal acreage? Well, lawns are the largest irrigated crop in the US, and Americans apply a staggering 80 million 

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August 15, 2020

Landscape Design in Fairfield County | Front Yard Pollinator Garden

Few things get us more excited than designing a lawn replacement project – especially when it’s a highly visible front yard, like this property in Stamford, CT. The goal was to remove the lawn and replace it with a highly productive and visually stunning front yard native pollinator garden. This client is a true nature enthusiast and photographer – we 

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