Ecology + Design

Ecological Landscape Design, No Mow Lawn | Westchester New York

Consider how you can benefit from removing your lawn and replacing it with a vibrant, flowering, ecologically friendly landscape.  If your landscape consists of a lawn which you mow, water and fertilize regularly, a couple of trees and shrubs, and basically nothing else of interest, consider change. Consider elevating your landscape for your human health, wildlife, and aesthetic beauty.

Below: Before Photo of this Port Chester Property. 

Whether this describes your private residence or your business office, entertain reimagining a more interesting, exciting and low maintenance landscape.

Why not visualize a landscape with flowers and shrubs which continually offer interest throughout the seasons?

Ecological landscaping is an indication of a progressive mindset. Regardless of your politics, you are living in a dynamic period in our world and culture. We are surrounded by diversity in our society, yet our landscapes rarely reflect our acceptance and embracing of diversity in our aesthetics, ecology and biology. We need more nature, elements of wild nature for biological human health. We desperately need healthy landscapes and ecosystems which provide ecosystem services and conserve resources.

Make the change. Start with a plan, a budget…a vision of ‘Landscapes for Better Living’.

About the Landscape Design

For this property, which is actually a home and a chiropractor office, it was important to create a visually stimulating and vibrant front yard garden.  We removed the lawn and dug up the foundation hostas for transplanting. After analyzing the sun patterns and hydrology of the property we decided to create a shade garden on the left side, beneath the shade of the mature Japanese Maple, and a part to full-sun garden on the right side.

We incorporated boulders throughout and created a meandering gravel and flagstone walkway way that allows you to enjoy both sides of the garden, and cross from the driveway to the rear yard. The backyard was renovated to include a no-mow, eco-friendly lawn.

We chose Hydrangea and ornamental grasses as easy-low maintenance plant choices with high flower impact and delicate movement, respectively. Spreading ground covers will also help alleviate weed pressure and fill in attractively over the brown mulch.


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Jay Archer

Landscape Designer, Landscape Ecologist, President

Green Jay Landscape Design


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