April 27, 2022

What is Green Infrastructure and How to Design & Implement in a Residential Landscape | Westchester & Fairfield County

Storms and rainfall accumulation have gotten more extreme in our region; in fact, this is the fourth wettest year on record (so far). The Northeast is now approaching temperate rainforest levels of annual precipitation. That means our landscapes need to be designed to manage an increased quantity and frequency of extreme stormwater events. Green Infrastructure is our pejorative toolbox for 

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March 25, 2022

What Our Landscape Design & Build Clients Are Saying | Reviews from Westchester County, NY

Watch this client testimonial from our Landscape Design & Build clients in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. We thoroughly enjoyed designing this terraced permaculture front yard garden, featuring native plants to support pollinators & birds, vegetables and berry-producing shrubs, a recirculating waterfall and custom natural stone patios & staircase. Read more about this project on our previous blog: Permaculture Terrace Garden with 

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January 3, 2022

#4 Terraced, Erosion-Proof Woodland Landscape | Lake Peekskill, NY | Best Landscape Designs of 2021

Coming in at number four is a project very near and dear to our hearts, because of just how much time, sweat and manpower went into making it a reality. We won’t lie, this project was complicated to execute! A steep slope along Lake Peekskill, NY with one entry point made for a by-hand only installation.  Extensive erosion control devices 

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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 29, 2020

Terraced Native Gardens w. Water Feature & Natural Hardscape | Westchester, NY

We’re excited to finally share photos of this completed landscape, featuring: a disappearing, naturalistic water feature (constructed by Cooper Ponds), a natural stone patio for the clients’ viewing pleasure, and pathways meandering through terraced native gardens.   This series is part of our 2020 Countdown of GJLs Best Landscape Design Projects of the Year! This is #4: Harvest Hill and 

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