March 12, 2021

Introducing Our Latest Partners for 2021: Compost Werks, Sweet Clover Designs, & Homefront Farmers

They say it takes a village to raise a child.  The same is true for impacting community-wide responsible land stewardship!  That’s why we are proud to announce our latest partners in ecological landscaping. This 2021 season we will be collaborating with local experts in organic plant health care, organic garden maintenance and vegetable garden installations.  Learn about our new partners below! Compost Werks 

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March 2, 2021

A Voice for Nature w. Marty Laskin [VIDEO TESTIMONIAL] | Hastings, NY

Martin’s landscape won our Top Designs of 2020 and it’s no secret why. With a client that wanted “more than a pretty yard,” and an ecological landscape that “is his legacy in life,” GJL had full reign to design a vibrant, organic front yard habitat garden. Watch the full video testimonial interview below! Learn more about Marty’s landscape on our 

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February 25, 2021

Front Yard Hillside Native Pollinator Garden | Hastings, NY

This property is now a focal point of the neighborhood, both visually and as a manifestation of community values. As a corner lot, the front yard is highly visible, and its transformation into a completely organic, (mostly) native pollinator garden had all the neighbors taking notice! This project is #1: Wonderful World, Beautiful Bequest.  GJL’s Top Landscape Design Projects of 2020.  Landscape 

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January 11, 2021

Hillside Garden: Landscaping a Steep Slope for Erosion Control | Dutchess County, NY

A Hillside garden can be one of the most challenging landscape designs to execute, especially if it is a steep slope, like this Holmes, NY backyard. Why? Steep slopes are more prone to erosion — washing away of precious topsoil — especially during storm events. Furthermore, if the soil structure is high in sand and gravel, stormwater can drain too 

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December 31, 2020

Elegant Front Landscaping w. Stone Masonry | Irvington, NY.

We started 2020 off with the classics, but of course had to put our own ecological spin on it. This Westchester, NY property featured way-overgrown foundation plantings that completely overtook the house. The Irvington clients hired us to re-design their front landscaping, as well as around the driveway. The scope of work also included enclosing the backyard to make it 

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