March 24, 2020

Storm Water Management, Landscape Design & Engineering: The Big Picture | Darien, CT

Topography, flow paths and sheet flow, surface, subsurface, French drains, perimeter drains, berms, bioswales, perk and infiltration rates are all important physical considerations to developing any substantial landscape architecture or garden design plan. In consulting we often see the negative effects of lack of design planning and storm water engineering, like the ponding in the above photo. This occurred at 

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July 25, 2019

Ecological Solutions to Your Mosquito Problem

It’s been a common refrain this season: the mosquitos in my yard are insane. I can’t be outside for more than ten seconds before getting bit.  As landscape professionals who work outside every day… we believe you. We see it too. But our immense annoyance and frustration with these pesky creatures can lead to some pretty crazy human behaviors.  Daily, we see mosquito-prevention 

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August 7, 2017

Drainage and Storm Water Solutions

There is never a better time to improve your home and landscape water management through improved storm water management and drainage solutions. Do you have a damp basement, water collecting and pooling in your yard…a mosquito problem ? Before you spray hazardous chemicals to control insects that fly, check for areas which may be the source. Are you hosting unwanted 

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July 6, 2016

Contract for Landscape Planting/Mini Rain Garden

Often times our customers ask about example contracts and a scope of work/ services. Below we have provided an example contract as well as images of the work provided for this specific project. We have of course omitted the contact information for our client as well as the costs as costs are always based on specific project details. For more 

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April 16, 2016

Storm Water Management and Wetland Restoration

Whether you are along the Hudson River from Hastings to Peekskill or along the sound from New Rochelle NY to Greenwich Connecticut your are affected by storm water and wetlands. How we manage rainfall and our fresh water resources is critical to the physical, ecological and economic well being of our communities. Nothing cleans water better than native wetland plants 

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