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December 1, 2022

Landscape Drainage Solution: Rain Garden Design | Westchester County, NY

We were hired to evaluate the landscape drainage issues at this Westchester County property, which proved to be complicated due to some peculiar construction from previous homeowners. Analyzing the Stormwater Problem The previous owners put an addition on the house and reconstructed the driveway to a grade that required an anti-gravity sump pump to re-route the stormwater. This complicated system 

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November 30, 2022

Backyard Landscape: Courtyard Design in Goldens Bridge, NY

This farmhouse-style home in Westchester County, NY did not have a landscape to match the stunning architecture. When GJLD first visited the property for a professional consultation, the backyard was a boring expanse of lawn. Jay observed the existing features—mature trees encircling the backyard—and was struck by inspiration to design a native courtyard garden for the backyard. He named the 

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November 29, 2022

Introducing: Green Jay Landscape Design | NY, CT, NJ

We are thrilled to finally announce our re-brand, a shift we’ve been working on behind the scenes for the last year. Our brand name is now Green Jay Landscape Design, a change we felt reflected our specialization over the last few years into an ecological landscape design and build firm. In the last two years, we’ve improved and expanded our 

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November 28, 2022

Landscape Design for Steep Slope Stabilization & Erosion Control | Old Tappan, NJ | Bergen County

Newly terraced slope stabilizes hillside. Natural stone steps make it accessible. Our first landscape design project in Bergen County, New Jersey was a complex storm restoration project on a steep slope overlooking a river. During Hurricane Ida, historic rainfall collapsed the side yard slope just feet from the house.  Existing retaining walls began to collapse, and the once navigable slope 

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November 14, 2022

Backyard Design: Trading an Above Ground Pool for Native Garden Terraces | Dobbs Ferry, NY

First year garden terraces in September. Native perennials for pollinators bloom for weeks. Newly planted garden terraces with a mixture of native perennials and annual vegetables. Buying a home comes with the remnants of the previous owners’ personality – the good, the bad, and the different. In this case, an above ground pool was put in by the previous owner 

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