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.
  • Enjoy our first ever homegrown Radio infomercial. Music and words for the right maintenance!
  • 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. read more
  • Read Our Interview with Melissa McCoy from the EPA about the perils of residential lawn maintenance
  • Check out our updated listing of environmental links
Based in St. George, Staten Island, we are grateful to serve in the historic neighborhoods of the North Shore, known for its steep, picturesque hillsides, breath-taking views of the New York bay, its 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.

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!

Listen: Grassroot Landscaping's homegrown Radio Infomercial

(featuring Lars, the singing Landscaper!)

Overgrown Again Infomercial

Overgrown Again (music only)

Why does GREEN matter in 2021?

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 local small business, are continuing to invest in- and expand our fleet of electric and regular bicycles and cargo trailers, allowing us to serve all clients in the most quietly and ecologically sustainable manner.

Job Opportunities   

Join Grassroot’s Landscaping Team!

We're always looking for reliable, hard working individuals. You're the right person for this job if you:
- love nature
- are able to work in sometimes serious weather conditions, hot or cold
- care about details
- are punctual
- bring a can-do attitude

Call (929) 370-2054 or send us an email to apply!

Pay or request your Bill

Please send us an email to request your invoice at any time.

You can pay us directly through PayPal
or Venmo

For your viewing pleasure:
Wild Life
Old Gardening Books
Still Lifes
Bird Nests

Environmental Links:

How the Fed Can Save the Earth, By Joel Makower, January 12, 2021

In Landmark Ruling, Air Pollution Recorded as a Cause of Death for British Girl
NY Times, By Elian Peltier, December 16, 2020

Peak Oil is Upon Us, By Tom Randall and Hayley Warren, December 1, 2020

How the World's Largest Garbage Dump Evolved Into a Green Oasis
NY Times, By Robert Sullivan, November 11, 2020

Corn Gluten: An Organic Pre-Emergent Herbicide, By Kelly Burke, September 17, 2020

New York as a Biking City? It Could Happen. And It Should.
NY Times, By Michael Kimmelman, July 9, 2020

How America's hottest city will survive climate change
Washington Post, By Sarah Kaplan, July 8, 2020

After Fighting Plastic in 'Paradise Lost,' Sisters Take On Climate Change
NY Times, By Richard Paddock, July 3, 2020

Plastic rain is the new acid rain, By Matt Simon, June 12, 2020

New York is quiet. Listen to the birds.
NY Times, By Antonio de Luca, Dave Taft and Umi Syam, May 31, 2020

Can Genetic Engineering Bring Back the American Chestnut?
NY Times, By Gabriel Popkin, April 30, 2020

Emissions Declines Will Set Records This Year. But It's Not Good News.
NY Times, By Brad Pulmber, April 28, 2020

The Pandemic Is Turning the Natural World Upside Down
The Atlantic, By Marina Koren, April 2, 2020

Down on the Farm That Harvests Metal From Plants
NY Times, By Ian Morse, February 26, 2020

BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance
NY Times, By Andrew Ross Sorkin, February 24, 2020

The End of Australia As We Know It
NY Times, By Damien Cave, February 15, 2020

A Trillion Trees: How One Idea Triumphed Over Trump's Climate Denialism
NY Times, By Lisa Friedman, February 12, 2020

Climate Models Are Running Red Hot, and Scientists Don't Know Why
Bloomberg Green, By Eric Roston, February 3, 2020

The 'miracle mineral' the world needs, By Sibylle Grunze and Kerstin Hoppenhaus, February 3, 2020

The Bittersweet Bounty Of Greenland's First Spring, By Michael Paterniti, January 28, 2020

Cancel Earthworms
The Atlantic, By Julia Rosen, January 23, 2020

Beyond Fracking: Oil-and-Gas Industry's Toxic Waste Is Radioactive, By Justin Nobel, January 21, 2020

The $119 Billion Sea Wall That Could Defend New York... or Not
NY Times, By Anne Barnard, January 17, 2020

The case for making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones
The Guardian, By Amy Fleming, January 15, 2020

The people trying to save scents from extinction, By Miguel Trancozo Trevino, January 12, 2020

We're Getting a Clearer Picture of the Climate Future - and It's Not as Bad as It Once Looked, By David Wallace-Wells, December 20, 2019

Pokeweed: How Did This Poisonous Plant Become One of the American South's Most Long-Standing Staples?, By Abby Carney, October 3, 2019

How to Talk to Children and Teens About Eco-Anxiety - September 27, 2019

Can We Survive Extreme Heat?, By Jeff Goodell, August 27, 2019

As the Forest Moves Back in, Pollen Is on the Rise in Detroit, By Lucas Joel, August 14, 2019

The Lessons of a Hideous Forest: The insistence of wild growth at Fresh Kills Landfill should make us rethink nature.
NY Times Opinion, By William Bryant Logan, arborist and author, July 22, 2019

Can 'Supercharged' Plants Solve the Climate Crisis? Interview with Joanne Chory, July 20, 2019

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

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 8, 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. April 18, 2019

To Nurture Nature, Neglect Your Lawn April 15th, 2019

Music created by plants April 7th, 2019

Here Are the Urban Highways That Deserve to Die. - By Claire Tran, April 3, 2019

Tropical Forests Are Being Replanted, But How Long Will the New Trees Last?
Undark Digital Magazine, March 19, 2019

The case against lawns March 13, 2019

How to Be a 'Gardener' Parent
Offspring Lifehacker February 11, 2019

Tunnel Vision, By Henry Grabar, January 2, 2019

Teen Climate Activist Confronts World Leaders at U.N. Summit December 11, 2018

The Case for Making Cities Out of Wood, October 3, 2018

Sticky weed - useful, but annoying, By Renee Studebaker, September 27, 2018

Parking Has Eaten American Cities, July 24, 2018

The Forgotten Drink That Caffeinated North America for Centuries
Atlas Obscura, By Ben Richmond, March 28, 2018

This Tower Sucks Up Smog and Turns It Into Diamonds
TED Ideas, By Hailey Reissman, October 31, 2017

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

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

Use zip code to attract birds to your yard April 6, 2017

First study finds neonic pesticides in US drinking water April 5, 2017

Brewing up a Local, Sustainable Cup of Tea, By Larissa Zimberoff, September 26, 2016

The Dystopian Lake Filled by the World's Tech Lust, By Tim Maughan, April 2, 2015

Social design lab by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde

Climate Crash Course
NY Times, By Hiroko Tibuchi

Consider the Greenland Shark, By Katherine Rundell

Willowwood Arboretum, Henry & Robert Tubbs

The Healing Power of Gardens: Oliver Sacks on the Psychological and Physiological Consolations of Nature, By Maria Popova

Civil Eats Daily news source for critical thought about the American food system

Harmful Plants
Department of Environmental Conservation

NYC Parks, Greenbelt Native Plant Center: