October 3, 2020

GJL Hosts Healthy Yard Garden Tour | Rye, NY

Ever wonder what a landscape designer’s home landscape is like? Westchester homeowners gathered on September 13th at Jay Archer’s personal home to tour his ever-evolving wild landscape.  The tour was part of a larger healthy yard garden tour of Westchester organized by Bedford 2020’s Healthy Yard project, an initiative promoting natural and organic landscape practices that work to improve the 

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September 29, 2020

Landscape Design, Planning & Construction: When to Start the Process [VIDEO]

When is the best time to start planning your new landscape design? What goes into the design process, site development, construction and installation? Jay Archer discusses the design process in creating a Landscape Design Master Plan, as well as the importance of a well-thought out and executed installation timeline, especially pertinent when coordinating with home construction. Fall is a great 

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September 26, 2020

Moving to the Suburbs? How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

The global pandemic has shifted (among many other things) our perspective on our living spaces. There have been anecdotal reports of urbanites fleeing to the suburbs since the beginning of the stay at home orders. Fairfield and Westchester County home prices increased, and inventory shrank during spring and summer, an obvious ripple effect of the severity of the virus in 

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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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