Ecology + Design

Our Top Five Landscape Design & Construction Projects of 2019!

2019 was a fantastic year for Green Jay Landscape Design.  We received calls from many like-minding people seeking to detoxify their landscapes and boost the ecological value of their property. It is always a pleasure to work for passionate clients aligned with our mission.

In honor of the new year, we’re reflecting on our favorite projects of 2019! Our top five designs and links to their in-depth project blogs  are below.

#5 “Lonesome Dove, Surrounded by Love” | Pawling, NY

We transformed this woodlot backyard into a zen stroll garden that meanders around woodland shrubs, ferns and perennials and even crosses over a constructed, naturalistic stream. This backyard is a place for reflection, contemplation and admiration of all birds, bees, dragonflies and more that happily spill over into this new habitat.

Check out our blog post on the project to see before & after photos, including how we transformed the front yard!

#4 “Farmhouse New Native”  | New Canaan, CT

Phase Two of this project included stabilizing a steep slope with native perennials, refreshing a mostly-annual poolside planting bed, and editing and adding to the pond-side pollinator garden (above) that we began last year.  This property elegantly and effortlessly blends native plants, for ecological value, with the client’s heirloom, rare and exotic perennials (hence the title, Farmhouse New Native).  Read more about the design and installation on our blog of the project.

#3 “Above the Fields of Grass” | Harrison, NY

Our biggest landscape grading project of 2019! The client wanted a level play area for their family, and an updated garden bed to screen the neighboring golf course.  We constructed a two-tier terraced bed with a boulder retaining wall to achieve the lift.  Native viburnums, ornamental grasses and full-sun pollinator perennials made this a modern and functional living fence. Before and after photos and the Landscape Design Master Plan are on our project blog!

#2 The New Garden of Egalitarian Gentility” | Rye, NY 

Such a fun, whimsical design! This client wanted a property that could entertain their large family and serve as an outdoor classroom for ecology, gardening and the benefits of nature. (Dream client!!) We had a blast designing a wood chip path that meanders around the permitter through various gardens and wooded areas.  The pool area also got a modern update, and raised bed veggie garden was constructed.  More details and pictures on the project blog! 

#1 “Their Place” | Darien, CT

This was truly a dream project: Green Jay Landscape Design was hired to design an entire property as a BIRD SANCTUARY! We assessed  a handful of microclimates and designed mostly-native plant gardens to fulfill a range of habitats from full sun pollinator gardens, to rain gardens, scrub-shrub, and woodland. Peak the drawing and learn more about our favorite project of 2019 on the project blog – part one & part two.

We can’t wait to see what 2020 will bring! Thank you to all our fabulous and dedicated clients, we couldn’t do it without you!

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