May 7, 2020

Landscape Design for Natural Mosquito Control (Storm Water Management for Health) | Step 4 for a Healthy Landscape

Mosquitos are a total nuisance – they can make treasured outdoor spaces unbearable!  They are also a public health risk, carrying diseases such as West Nile in the Northeastern US. This is Step Four of our series on How to Make Our Landscapes Safer & Healthier.  Catch up on Steps One and Two and Step Three.  Traditional (Toxic) Mosquito Control Unfortunately, 

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April 17, 2020

Lake & Pond Restoration: Dealing With Duckweed and Algae | Purchase, New York

A familiar, common reoccurring problem in pond and lake management is nutrient loading causing duckweed or algae blooms. The best solution or remedy for these problems usually lays in the overall land management practices. If fertilizer and pesticides are running directly into a water body we identify this as point source pollution, a primary cause of the duckweed or algae. 

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April 4, 2020

Landscape Construction, Irrigation Repair & Water Main Utility Replacement | Mamaroneck, NY

Even with the best laid plans, you can never anticipate everything. However, due diligence and following a well developed ritual of site analysis translates into a proper punch list for budgeting. In this case, as part of the initial site analysis, irrigation for future planting was considered.  By using a flow meter to determine delivery of gallons per minute/flow, we 

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March 9, 2020

Storm Water Drainage, Landscape Design & Construction | Pound Ridge, New York

Good design anticipates future changes in the landscape and site conditions, including ever more powerful storm and rainfall events. Keep in mind, if you don’t maintain what you have (original design), it will change! Not always for the better. The Problem: Landscape Erosion In this case, erosion caused slope failure and scouring resulting in significant deposition and accumulation of soil 

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January 21, 2020

Our Top Five Landscape Design & Construction Projects of 2019!

2019 was a fantastic year for Green Jay Landscape Design.  We received calls from many like-minding people seeking to detoxify their landscapes and boost the ecological value of their property. It is always a pleasure to work for passionate clients aligned with our mission. In honor of the new year, we’re reflecting on our favorite projects of 2019! Our top 

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