Individualized Gardening and Landscaping Services for Staten Island's North Shore      - SINCE 2007 -

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  • Yes, we mow lawns. We trim hedges, we prune shrubs, we plant and weed. We care and nurture, we advise and we guide.
  • GRL is making efforts in providing all clients with a eco-friendly service that is not just beneficial to your lawn and plants but also helps to protect our waterways.
  • Why does GREEN matter in 2019?
    We, as a local small business, decided against the state-sanctioned use of large, gas-guzzling engines... read more
  • Read Our Interview with Melissa McCoy from the EPA about the perils of residential lawn maintenance

Based in St. George, Staten Island, we mainly service the North Shore of Staten Island. Our strength is a great flexibility, geared towards the personal demands of each client.          back >>

Respect & Reuse

We work towards a garden design that is one with its environment. We love to use, reuse and recycle objects that we find on our work sites. Old brick, drift wood, flower pots, tin buckets, nature rock: Let us create an inspiring and unique garden environment with your backyards' hidden treasures!



Why does GREEN matter in 2019?

Our planet today is confronted with an ever-growing world population and a global economy that still heavily relies on fossil fuels. States, countries and corporations seek to maximize their profits and secure their share of the world's resources at a great cost to the environment and to the people's health. The need for economic growth seems to justify an infinite list of atrocities against nature. Corporate and national representatives have successfully built an alliance that absurdly casts the advocacy of environmental rights (which at their core, are human rights) as an act of aggression against public and national interest.

So, we, as a business, decided against a state-sanctioned growth by means of increased gas use but rather invested in three new bicycles and one cargo trailer at the beginning of this year alone. Our muscle- and electric-powered fleet is growing, allowing us to serve all clients quietly and environmentally responsible.


Job Opportunities   

Join Grassroot’s Landscaping Team!

We're always looking for reliable, hard working individuals to help us mow lawns, dig the earth and tilt the soil. Do not apply if you're not willing to work in harsh outside conditions, hot or cold. Do not apply if you're not ready for physically demanding work.

Serving the North Shore of Staten Island

We are grateful to serve in the historic districts of Staten Island's St. George/ New Brighton areas and adjacent neighborhoods, known for its picturesque views, magnificent Victorian houses and lush gardens.

We take on regular or spontaneous maintenance assignments and work on individual projects with long and short-term commitments.

Call or Mail

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Feel free to text or email your feedback, suggestions/ ideas!


For your viewing pleasure:
Field Photos
Flowers
Old Gardening Books
Lawn Thoughts
Still Lifes
Bird Nests


Environmental Links:

Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis
The Guardian July 5, 2019

Reforestation at a global scale could help capture atmospheric carbon and mitigate climate change
Science mag July 5, 2019

Craft beer, from recycled bread, brewed in New York.
NY Times food April 24, 2017

A brewery England uses discarded breakfast cereal to make beer.
NY Times July 3, 2019

Oh, No, Not Knotweed! - We are only beginning to understand knotweed's ecological impacts.
Slate science May 08, 2019

Why you should turn your lawn into a meadow
The Guardian April 24, 2019

The Healing Power of Gardens, excerpt from "Everything in Its Place," a posthumous collection of writings by Oliver Sacks.
www.nytimes.com/opinion April 18, 2019

To Nurture Nature, Neglect Your Lawn
www.nytimes.com April 15th, 2019

Music created by plants
www.montereycountyweekly.com April 7th, 2019

The case against lawns
www.curbed.com March 13, 2019

How to Be a 'Gardener' Parent
https://offspring.lifehacker.com/ February 11, 2019

First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water
www.bbc.com/news/science April 5, 2017

Use zip code to attract birds to your yard
https://earthsky.org/earth April 6, 2017

Teen Climate Activist Confronts World Leaders at U.N. Summit
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/11/our_leaders_are_behaving_like_children December 11, 2018

Herbicide Found in Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
NYTimes July 25, 2017

NYC Parks, Greenbelt Native Plant Center:
www.nycgovparks.org/greening/greenbelt-native-plant-center

This is our logo that you will see on our electric- and muscle powered street fleet: