October 2, 2021

Landscape Design in a Wetland Zone: Erosion Control & Bioengineering | Lake Peekskill, NY

This recently completed landscape design & build project was a complex, steep slope in a delicate wetland environment that required a tremendous amount of permitting, engineering and site development.  We are so proud of the final product and thankful for our incredible team – from Green Jay’s staff to our engineering partners and wetland consultants. The unique site, located on Lake 

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January 11, 2021

Hillside Garden: Landscaping a Steep Slope for Erosion Control | Dutchess County, NY

A Hillside garden can be one of the most challenging landscape designs to execute, especially if it is a steep slope, like this Holmes, NY backyard. Why? Steep slopes are more prone to erosion — washing away of precious topsoil — especially during storm events. Furthermore, if the soil structure is high in sand and gravel, stormwater can drain too 

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October 17, 2020

Hillside Stabilization Planting with Lakefront Views | Holmes, NY

What a uniquely beautiful site this Holmes, NY property is: lakefront, with an extremely steep hillside directly behind the house leading to the water.  The slope is highly visible from the lake—the front of the house, from the boaters’ perspective—so we knew we had to elevate the landscape’s beauty and color. Hillside stabilization, preventing erosion and preserving the soil were essential 

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