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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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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December 14, 2020

Best Landscape Design in Westchester County, NY: Our Favorite Projects EVER!

Jay Archer has served Westchester County, NY in landscape design, build / construction / installation, and organic holistic maintenance for nearly thirty years! Jay is one of the tri-state area’s leading experts in ecological landscape design, ecological restoration and organic land care. Reflecting on our years of custom eco-friendly design work, we’ve compiled our favorite Westchester County, NY projects to 

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December 2, 2020

GJL’s Sustainable Hardscape Alternatives to Concrete (Pt 2)

In residential landscape design and landscape architecture, concrete can be largely avoided. Below we’ve outlined our go-to alternative hardscape materials that don’t require concrete use.  This is Part Two of our series on concrete. Catch up on part one, The Hidden Cost of Concrete and Cement, where we examine the human health and environmental consequences of pervasive concrete.  Natural Stone, Superior 

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October 4, 2020

Organic Meadow Management | Westchester, NY

This organic meadow is now in its fourth year.  Before our change in management practices, this field was a manicured lawn, one of many on the North Salem estate. Jay and the client agreed the area, as a lawn, was squandered potential and decided to convert it to a meadow simply by stopping the weekly mowing practices.   Site Conditions for Meadow 

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