November 7, 2013

Wetland Restoration – Native Riverbank Planting – South Salem NY

This naturally beautiful landscape was the setting for a very interesting wetland restoration. The large pond pictured is actually part of the Mill River system. To improve the water quality, stabilize the soil, increase the habitat value and bio-diversity a planting plan was produced. Care was taken not to disturb the existing soil surface and riverbank. No significant grading or 

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October 28, 2013

The character of natural stonework in the home landscape – Chappaqua NY

We are blessed with such a wealth of wonderful natural resources and material in Westchester. There is a rich diversity of geology which creates opportunities to craft unique individual design features in the landscape. Depending on access and availability natural stone can be easily incorporated into a landscape. Whether for retaining walls, paths, steps, patios or just for effect, stone 

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October 10, 2013

Landscaping a Slope – Turning a Grading and Drainage Problem into an Erosion Proof Composition – Westchester County

Professional landscape design is both a scientific and artistic endeavor. I find this process of developing a vision for a property, site or client exhilarating! What can be more exciting than looking at an ugly, non-functional landscape environment and creating a plan to make it better both visually as well as physically. In the design chair we consider how the 

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January 24, 2013

Outdoor Living – Old World Masonry, New World Look – Irvington NY

We constructed this patio terrace with full color bluestone in Irvington, New York. This outdoor space includes a retaining wall, double level patio and vegetative screen. In this case a combination of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs were planted on a elevated berm retained with site appropriate natural boulders. This design and construction is a wonderful complement and addition 

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