February 12, 2024

Whimsically Wild Woodland | Landscape Design in Briarcliff Manor, NY

Often, the key to elevating a residential landscape is leaning into the existing features, accentuating them, and improving access to them. That was the case at this Briarcliff, NY property, that featured a mature tree woodland in sections of the front yard and backyard. When GJLD arrived on site, it was clear to us that these grand woodland zones were 

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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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December 21, 2023

Landscape Design & Installation ft. Lawn Lift, Foundation Plantings, and Native Plant Gardens | Westchester, NY

The existing conditions at this Hastings, NY home (as with many in the area), consisted of a slope that gets steeper in the backyard, where much of the outdoor real estate is. The client has a young and growing family and wanted to expand their usable outdoor play space. They were also tired of the front foundation plantings and the 

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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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