February 12, 2024

Whimsically Wild Woodland | Landscape Design in Briarcliff Manor, NY

Often, the key to elevating a residential landscape is leaning into the existing features, accentuating them, and improving access to them. That was the case at this Briarcliff, NY property, that featured a mature tree woodland in sections of the front yard and backyard. When GJLD arrived on site, it was clear to us that these grand woodland zones were 

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February 6, 2024

Landscape Drainage and Grading to Prevent Flooding and Intrusion

Often, when we receive a call regarding landscape drainage issues, it is because the client noticed flooding or seeping into their basement or around the home’s foundation. This, unfortunately, means the problem has likely existed for a while and is coming to a head – the stormwater has nowhere else to go but inside the house. A home improvement contractor 

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January 11, 2024

Contemporary Landscape Design Master Plan, Wetland Restoration & Soil Remediation | Greenwich, CT

We love joining a landscape design project in the early stages – in this case, while this contemporary home in Greenwich, CT was under construction.  Our friends at Trillium Architects referred us to the project, a Passive House Deep Energy Retrofit. As eco-conscious architects, Trillium’s clients tend to value our native, ecological, and contemporary landscape designs. These clients hired Green 

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January 9, 2024

Estate Landscape Design, Landscape Installation & Meadow Renovation | Ridgefield, CT

This beautiful Ridgefield, CT home had a solid foundation of estate landscape design and landscape architecture, but certain areas had been neglected and needed a refresh. GJLD designed a Landscape Design Master Plan and outlined phases for installation based on the clients’ priorities. The most pressing area to fix for the client was the meadow that lined the entire driveway 

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December 21, 2023

Landscape Design & Installation ft. Lawn Lift, Foundation Plantings, and Native Plant Gardens | Westchester, NY

The existing conditions at this Hastings, NY home (as with many in the area), consisted of a slope that gets steeper in the backyard, where much of the outdoor real estate is. The client has a young and growing family and wanted to expand their usable outdoor play space. They were also tired of the front foundation plantings and the 

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