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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May 27, 2021

Best Native Ferns for an Ecological Landscape|NY, CT & NJ

We LOVE our native ferns. There is something so soothing about a colony of ferns – the texture, the form, the smell – they are an iconic symbol of forests of the Northeast. Ferns do not produce flowers—no nectar or pollen for pollinators—and their foliage does not provide much food for wildlife.  However, colonies of ferns provide essential cover and nesting 

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December 31, 2020

Elegant Front Landscaping w. Stone Masonry | Irvington, NY.

We started 2020 off with the classics, but of course had to put our own ecological spin on it. This Westchester, NY property featured way-overgrown foundation plantings that completely overtook the house. The Irvington clients hired us to re-design their front landscaping, as well as around the driveway. The scope of work also included enclosing the backyard to make it 

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June 24, 2020

Ecological Foundation Planting | Landscape Design Master Plan | Irvington, NY

Often, the most critical part of developing a landscape plan is knowing what to edit, remove and replace.  This was definitely the case for this Westchester, NY home with overgrown foundation plantings that restricted essential airflow around the home and overshadowed the home’s architectural features. Landscape Site Conditions The client also had their new family in mind, and asked for 

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June 16, 2020

Pool Landscaping, Wetland Mitigation & Modern Bluestone Front Entrance | Riverside, CT

Landscaping for a newly constructed home is always an exciting job – a completely blank slate! This contemporary country home in Riverside, Connecticut already had great design features to work with: a modern rectangular pool in need of landscaping, and mature trees lining the front and back of the property.  The client also needed to complete wetland mitigation requirements with 

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