July 15, 2022

Your Landscape in the Heat of Summer – Maintenance Dos & Don’ts

Current Climate: Cool Spring Turns to HOT Summer Summer has finally arrived. Characteristics of this current year’s (as well as last several years’) weather have been an extended wet and rainy cool spring and uncharacteristically lower humidity levels. As storm water management, sediment, and erosion control professionals, we have seen increased demand for drainage and grading plans, as well as 

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July 12, 2022

Upcoming Garden Tour Designed by Jay Archer | Rye, NY

Craving a garden tour this summer? We are excited to announce two upcoming garden tours of The Secret Garden of Celestial Happiness, designed by Jay Archer. This property formerly had a rear lawn that was removed and replaced with an ecological landscape featuring a constructed waterfall, stream, a network of stroll paths, and access to the adjacent wetland. Sunday July 

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June 21, 2022

GJL Designs Pollinator Garden with Rye High School Students at Wainwright House

A new garden is on display at the Wainwright House entrance in Rye, NY. The project was spearheaded by Delia Bajuk, a Rye High School junior  and president of the RHS environmental club, who took an interest in supporting pollinators and biodiversity locally. Delia contacted Green Jay in the winter of 2022 with her idea of developing a pollinator garden 

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June 6, 2022

GJLD in the Press! Restoring Biodiversity, One Yard at a Time

Green Jay Landscape Design is thrilled to be included in The Examiner Plus’s article byBailey Hosfelt Restoring Biodiversity, One Yard at a Time. Hosfelt wrote a thorough and well-researched article featuring quotes from Jay Archer as well as our ecological landscaping colleague Amanda Bayley of Plan it Wild, and grassroots leader Filippine Hoogland of Bedford 2030’s Healthy Yards, and Margie 

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May 24, 2022

Why No Mow May is Not Doing Enough for Pollinators

In at least five states in the country, a movement to protect native bees by refraining from mowing lawns for the month of May is gaining momentum. The movement started in Britain in 2019, and in Wisconsin in 2020. A New York Times feature this year about Wisconsin’s program brought attention to the matter and several states including in Connecticut adopted their own No Mow May programs.  Two researchers at Wisconsin’s Lawrence University 

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