October 24, 2020

Dam Construction, Pond & Wetland Restoration | South Salem, NY

This long-awaited pond and wetland restoration project was finally completed last week, after years of permitting and fluctuating site conditions. The scope of work involved constructing a concrete dam at the outflow of the pond, to maintain the pond’s water level, thereby upholding a functioning pond ecosystem. Landscape Site Conditions  No doubt, this is a rare and special property, spanning 

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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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August 17, 2016

Ecological Landscape Management Practices or BMP’s for Drainage and Water Management Strategies in Chappaqua, New York

We come across water management issues daily in our work as landscape designers and design/build contractors. It seems there is either too much water or too little. Aside from our 20 point property checklist, we continuously look for signs and indicators of flow paths, wet areas or stress in the landscape environment. Sometimes these are simple and easy to improve. 

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February 24, 2016

Wetland Restoration – Larchmont NY

This landscape project started as a landscape design master plan for a small property on a tidal estuary. It grew into involving architectural improvements and wetland restoration. This required engineering as well as integrating a well and native plant garden as water features. The scope of this project included reconstructing the sea wall, rebuilding the landing and steps, as well 

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July 31, 2015

Wetland Restoration In Your Own Westchester County Backyard?

Wetland Restoration Wetland restoration is normally thought of as something that happens in some “other”, far away place like a nature preserve or a national park. However, a huge percentage of our wetlands exist on private property–in our own backyards. This means that the individual property owner has the ability to make a great impact on regional and national wetlands 

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