November 28, 2022

Landscape Design for Steep Slope Stabilization & Erosion Control | Old Tappan, NJ | Bergen County

Newly terraced slope stabilizes hillside. Natural stone steps make it accessible. Our first landscape design project in Bergen County, New Jersey was a complex storm restoration project on a steep slope overlooking a river. During Hurricane Ida, historic rainfall collapsed the side yard slope just feet from the house.  Existing retaining walls began to collapse, and the once navigable slope 

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November 14, 2022

Backyard Design: Trading an Above Ground Pool for Native Garden Terraces | Dobbs Ferry, NY

First year garden terraces in September. Native perennials for pollinators bloom for weeks. Newly planted garden terraces with a mixture of native perennials and annual vegetables. Buying a home comes with the remnants of the previous owners’ personality – the good, the bad, and the different. In this case, an above ground pool was put in by the previous owner 

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August 29, 2022

Upcoming Events | Mamaroneck Butterfly Festival & Larchmont Native Plant Pollinator Festival | Sat Sept 24th

Mark your calendars, Westchester County, there are TWO great pollinator events coming up next month! We’re so grateful to work in communities with such strong grassroots enthusiasm and municipal support for spreading the mission of ecological restoration! Mamaroneck Monarh Butterfly Festival Saturday Sept 24th | 11 AM – 1 PM | Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck Fun for the whole family! 

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August 26, 2022

Garden Tour Designed by Jay Archer | Sat Sept 17 | Rye, NY

Don’t miss this chance to tour a private garden in Rye, designed and built by Jay Archer! The event is Saturday, September 17th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Rubber boots are encouraged if you would like to tour the adjacent wetland. Thanks to the Ecological Landscape Alliance for organizing the event! Follow the link for all details. About The Secret 

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July 15, 2022

Your Landscape in the Heat of Summer – Maintenance Dos & Don’ts

Current Climate: Cool Spring Turns to HOT Summer Summer has finally arrived. Characteristics of this current year’s (as well as last several years’) weather have been an extended wet and rainy cool spring and uncharacteristically lower humidity levels. As storm water management, sediment, and erosion control professionals, we have seen increased demand for drainage and grading plans, as well as 

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