February 5, 2020

Landscape Design, Storm Water and Drainage Solutions in Chappaqua, NY

With more frequent storms and greater volumes of rainfall/storm water, we need to consider how that impacts our properties and effects landscape design as well as maintaining our existing and future drainage systems. Wherever, whenever we can we design and employ bioengineering techniques. This may be as simple as bioswales and rain gardens or more advanced and complicated systems such 

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January 24, 2019

Drainage Solutions, Simple Storm Water Management and Landscape Engineering

Look at how water flows over, through and into your property and landscape.  This observation is especially valuable during storm events. Consider the source: uphill, adjacent property, etc.. Sometimes even when we have substantial drainage systems, we need to reevaluate the function of drainage due to changes in the landscape environment. This may be caused by changes in the hydrology 

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January 10, 2019

Passive Irrigation & Rainwater Harvesting Retrofitting New Construction

Closing one door and opening another! We love the challenges presented by new construction. In this case, a beautiful addition to the rear of our client’s lovely home in Mamaroneck required extensive conventional engineering and drainage construction. With all the rainfall this year we have to ask…where do we put the water? When designing storm water systems, we must consider 

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August 18, 2017

The Art of Landscape Engineering in Westchester

In our landscape design and construction business we often run into issues which might not ordinarily be considered “landscaping”. Case in point would be infrastructure drainage. Many water management problems start with the infrastructure. This includes displacement of ground water due to overdevelopment by increasing impervious space. Same is true of surface water or storm water/rainfall. Very simply, water needs 

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