March 22, 2022

Eco-Friendly Landscape Design for Full Sun Sites | Fairfield County, CT

The most important step in Our Process as ecological landscape designers is site evaluation. Many properties, especially estates, have a multitude of microclimates with unique site conditions that allow certain plants to thrive and others to decline.     Sun Requirements   Assessing the amount of sunlight goes beyond the aspect (direction) of the zone; afternoon sun is stronger than 

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March 10, 2022

GJL Featured in Westchester Magazine| 3 Landscape Designers Share How to Create a More Eco-Friendly Yard

Thanks to the excellent reporting from Westchester Magazine, there is more attention and public awareness than ever on ecological landscape design.  Residential neighborhoods all over Westchester, Putnam & Fairfield counties are turning toward organic landscaping that mitigates climate change, restores habitats, and maximizes ecosystem services. As spring approaches, now is a perfect time to evaluate your landscape from an ecological 

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February 24, 2022

When Do You Need a Wetland Consultant and What Do They Do?

A large part of our ecological consulting work involves wetlands throughout Fairfield County, Westchester County and Putnam County.  In some settings, we partner with licensed wetland scientists or soil scientists to delineate the wetland area on the property — critical site information that informs the landscape design. How Do You Know If You Need a Wetland Consultant? Mitigation Depending on 

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February 22, 2022

What are the Tangible, Real and Authentic Results from Ecological Landscape Design?

Among the positively powerful emotions and deep feelings we experience as a result of realizing a naturalistic landscape composition are joy, wonder, curiosity and fascination. Exciting and serene, creative artistic landscapes offer visual interest and stimulation while serving many practical ecological services and value, among them are resource conservation, carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat and most importantly probiotic biology necessary for 

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February 15, 2022

Jay Archer to Speak at Westchester Native Plant Center ’s Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce an upcoming virtual speaker series featuring our very own founder, Jay Archer! On Monday March 14th, the SUNY Native Plant Center will be hosting its annual 2022 conference, this year titled The New Green Yard: Climate-Wise Practices & Solutions. Jay will be joining an impressive lineup of industry experts to discuss how landscaping and land 

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