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Plant Bulbs this November for Unparalleled Spring Color

Picture this: it's mid-february; you forget what it's like to not be cold, grey and wintery-mixing as you slog through another eternal winter in the suburbs. But then! For a few hours a day the temperature rises, melts some snow and thaws the Earth just enough for the first delightful sprigs of green to pop through -- the first of the spring bulbs!!

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APLD International Design Conference in Toronto: Recap From a First Time Attendee

The APLD International Design Conference (Sept 13th– 17th 2018) is a power-packed weekend to say the least. Unlike most conferences I’ve attended, we weren’t locked in a lecture hall for four days. Rather, APLD strikes the perfect balance of specialist speakers and boots-on-the-ground garden tours; seeing theory in action, which is always preferred! (Photo highlights of the tours are in the gallery at the bottom of the page.)

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Pond Restoration & Native Bog Garden in White Plains

This adorable property features a stream babbling through the backyard. At one point, probably in the 1930s, a concrete dam was poured to create a “natural” swimming pond that until now, held up fairly well, but had recently begun leaking in several spots. Given the woodland setting, the pond had also accumulated quite a bit of debris from surrounding trees, which clouded the water and depth of the pond. The clients wished to restore the pond as much as possible to its swimming pond function.

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Stream Construction, Pond Restoration and Hillside Planting in New Canaan CT

We received a call earlier this spring from a New Canaan pondowner with a morbid situation. The homeowner was instructed to apply various purportedly natural-source pond cleaning products into the small constructed pond on the property. This pond cleaner cocktail created some unknown reaction, and within thirty minutes, all the fish were belly up. GJL was hired to restore the pond’s water quality; create a cascading stream into the pond;replant the adjacent hill with native perennials; and construct a pathway, staircase, and patio landing aside the pond.

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New York (Westchester County and Putnam County)
Connecticut (Fairfield County)

Green Jay Landscaping
222 Purchase St. #144, Rye, New York 10580, USA
(914) 560-6570