Wild Garden & Waterscape
This Rye property started with a traditional backyard lawn and patio, that was habitually underused because of a mosquito issue (the property bordered a wetland.) GJL removed the lawn and designed a custom water feature set in a lush perennial garden. The plant biodiversity and habitat creation invited necessary predators, like dragonflies, to keep the mosquito populations in check. Now, the homeowners frequently meander through the garden paths, admiring the long-blooming flowers and the humming birds that visit them. Mosquitos aren’t an issue anymore. The naturalistic, wild design seamlessly connects sitting areas to a woodland garden and to the wetland itself, now a viewpoint and functional asset to the property.