Plants

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We start with a soil test and observation of your property’s microclimates. Then we design plant communities for resilience, year-round beauty, stormwater management, and habitat creation. The answer is always more plants!

Water

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A dynamic and healing force of nature, water can add so much vibrance to your landscape. Energize your space with a soothing fountain or waterfall; increase your outdoor recreation with a natural swimming pond; or simply relish in the migrating birds that stop to bathe in your water feature.

Stone

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Hardscaping elements frame and impart a character on our outdoor living spaces. Our designers and master craftsman create custom patios, walls, pathways, staircases and more that enhance your outdoor lifestyle and work cohesively with existing architecture.

The art and science of landscape design and development should be like a musical composition: a symphony of sight, sound, taste and touch.

Our Design Philosophy

We design visceral landscapes that engage the senses and nourish the soul. We also design for the planet, guided by ecology and restoration to create regenerative landscape solutions. Our designs work to actively improve our soil, water, air and local habitat. Learn more about our promise as landscape ecologists

Our Design Process

On-Site Consultation:

  • Your vision as a client is an indispensable part of the design process.
  • Together we establish program goals, budget, and constraints.
  • Contact us to schedule your consultation.

Site Observation, Measurement & Analysis:

  • Inventory of property from an ecological and ornamental perspective
  • Observe sun paths, soil types, storm water, circulation, flow, existing vegetation, viewsheds, potential for habitat and ecosystem services
  • On-site measurements and elevations guide the design phase.

Design Proposal, Conceptual Drawing:

  • Designs range from Master Plans to conceptual drawings, depending on client needs.
  • Architectural drawings, 3D renderings, and construction drawings available upon request.
  • All designs include a ready-to-build plant list, installation schedule, and cost estimate.

In-House Installation:

  • Our experienced crews are motivated to take your landscape to its greatest potential.
  • Horticultural expertise, master masonry craftsmanship, and superior project management are hallmarks of our work.

Holistic Maintenance Program

  • The beauty of landscape design is its constant evolution!
  • Strategic maintenance strategies will ensure the health of your plants and durability of the design.
  • Hire GJL as your full-service maintenance provider, or we'll consult with your team on an ecological maintenance program.

Expert Construction Crews

See your custom design come to fruition with our experienced craftsman and landscape professionals. Our installation services include:

Custom Masonry, Stone, Tile and Brick Work

  • Stone Paths, Staircases, Patios, Retaining Walls
  • Stucco and Stone Veneer

Custom Carpentry

  • Decks, Boardwalks, Fences, Arbors, Pergolas, Gazebos

Driveways, Curbing, Edging

  • Permeable Asphalt and Permeable Pavers
  • Gravel, Belgium Block, Asphalt and Pavers

Grading, Terraforming, Terracing  

Custom Water Features

  • Waterfalls, Fountains, Streams, Natural Swimming Ponds

Project Management

Stormwater Management

  • Drainage Systems
  • Erosion Control

Planting Informed by Horticultural Expertise

  • Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals, Turf, Sod, Container Plantings, Vertical Gardens

Irrigation Systems

Outdoor Lighting