Erosion Control

It takes over 500 years to form one inch of topsoil.

Soil is a precious resource that is non-renewable in our lifetime and that affects ecosystems globally and a number of human industries, from agriculture to horticulture to engineering.

As ecological landscapers, we consider soil health, texture, structure, and potential to erode, in every step of the design and implementation process. Erosion can be affected by several factors including: topography (steep slopes), poor stormwater management, stream diversion, and flooding.

Designed plantings can offer dramatic erosion protection, but only if the soil is hospitable for growing. Soil remediation steps may be necessary, as determined by soil chemistry tests.

Green Jay Landscape Design’s methods of ecological erosion control include:

  • Adding Jutte netting, straw blankets, filtrexx socks, and/or geotextile fabric along steep slopes, to aid in securing planting
  • Constructing garden terraces and/or walkways with water bars
  • Using structural soil (with a higher mineral or clay content), which breaks down slowly, preserving the integrity of the slope.
  • Planting low-growing, spreading plants as ground cover (green mulch)
  • Redirecting stormwater through effective management
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Green Jay offers

Ecological Design & Consulting


Stormwater Management

Left to its own devices, stormwater can gather pollutants and erode your landscape. Green Jay Landscaping can design creative drainage solutions for your property.


Wetland Restoration

Wetlands are Mother Nature's filtration system! We can turn your wetland burden into an asset – meeting local wetland regulations with beautiful design.


Invasive Species Control

More than just "weeds," invasive species can out-compete other plants and reduce biodiversity on your property. Let us take care of your invasive problem holistically and responsibly.


Erosion Control

We face many challenges from steep slopes to stream bank failure. As our climate shifts, it increases the need to anticipate and design sustainable systems that will withstand flooding and serve storms.


Project Management

Jay Archer fuses ecological expertise with practical construction practices and principals for a winning combination in project development.


Carbon Smart Landscaping

We design native landscapes that sequester greenhouse gases to combat global climate change.

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