February 6, 2024

Landscape Drainage and Grading to Prevent Flooding and Intrusion

Often, when we receive a call regarding landscape drainage issues, it is because the client noticed flooding or seeping into their basement or around the home’s foundation. This, unfortunately, means the problem has likely existed for a while and is coming to a head – the stormwater has nowhere else to go but inside the house. A home improvement contractor 

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January 11, 2024

Contemporary Landscape Design Master Plan, Wetland Restoration & Soil Remediation | Greenwich, CT

We love joining a landscape design project in the early stages – in this case, while this contemporary home in Greenwich, CT was under construction.  Our friends at Trillium Architects referred us to the project, a Passive House Deep Energy Retrofit. As eco-conscious architects, Trillium’s clients tend to value our native, ecological, and contemporary landscape designs. These clients hired Green 

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January 9, 2024

Estate Landscape Design, Landscape Installation & Meadow Renovation | Ridgefield, CT

This beautiful Ridgefield, CT home had a solid foundation of estate landscape design and landscape architecture, but certain areas had been neglected and needed a refresh. GJLD designed a Landscape Design Master Plan and outlined phases for installation based on the clients’ priorities. The most pressing area to fix for the client was the meadow that lined the entire driveway 

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September 26, 2023

Best Ecological Landscape Designs in Westchester, NY | Archival Project Highlights

Jay Archer has served Westchester County, NY in landscape design, build / construction / installation, and organic holistic maintenance for nearly thirty years! Jay is one of the tri-state area’s leading experts in ecological landscape design, ecological restoration and organic land care. Reflecting on our years of custom eco-friendly design work, we’ve compiled our favorite Westchester County, NY projects to 

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September 21, 2023

GJLD’s Native Plant Recommendations for Shady Sites | New York, Connecticut, New Jersey

The northeast is primarily a temperate deciduous forest biome. Prairie plants often become the poster child for native plants because of their abundant and long-lasting full-sun blooms. In the northeast, however, our ecological heritage comes from the forest and all the persevering woodland plants that carve out their niche within the canopy. To celebrate this legacy, we’re rounding up our 

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