It takes over 500 years to form one inch of topsoil.
Soil is a precious resource that is non-renewable in our lifetime and that affects ecosystems globally and a number of human industries, from agriculture to horticulture to engineering.
As ecological landscapers, we consider soil health, texture, structure, and potential to erode, in every step of the design and implementation process. Erosion can be affected by several factors including: topography (steep slopes), poor stormwater management, stream diversion, and flooding.
Designed plantings can offer dramatic erosion protection, but only if the soil is hospitable for growing. Soil remediation steps may be necessary, as determined by soil chemistry tests.
Green Jay Landscape Design’s methods of ecological erosion control include:
Let’s discuss your goals and determine if we are a good fit for your project.
Left to its own devices, stormwater can gather pollutants and erode your landscape. Green Jay Landscaping can design creative drainage solutions for your property.
Wetlands are Mother Nature's filtration system! We can turn your wetland burden into an asset – meeting local wetland regulations with beautiful design.
More than just "weeds," invasive species can out-compete other plants and reduce biodiversity on your property. Let us take care of your invasive problem holistically and responsibly.
We face many challenges from steep slopes to stream bank failure. As our climate shifts, it increases the need to anticipate and design sustainable systems that will withstand flooding and serve storms.
Jay Archer fuses ecological expertise with practical construction practices and principals for a winning combination in project development.
We design native landscapes that sequester greenhouse gases to combat global climate change.