By George Axiotakis, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

So you want that gorgeous plant that you saw at your office, or a client's office, or in a building atrium. More and more, businesses see the real benefits of greening their spaces. John Mini uses a wide variety of tropicals to beautify indoor spaces, including palms, exotic figs, lush aroids and to... read more.

  • January 10, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

The incredible convenience of digital technology has introduced some unintended stressors to our lives sometimes called “technostress,” a disorder caused by an inability to deal healthfully with new computer technologies. Researchers, however, are learning that interaction with indoor pl... read more.

  • December 20, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

As the holidays wind down, you start thinking about the new year. The holidays serve as a thankful reminder of a great past year, but you still want to make ideal changes. January is a perfect time to start planning your new year’s garden. Since there’s not much work yet to do outdoors,... read more.

  • December 17, 2019

By George Axiotakis, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas

Like many, many landscaping firms, a big part of John Mini's business is creating lovely holiday displays. Of course, the most popular holiday plant is the poinsettia; other popular holiday plants include Cyclamen, Norfolk Island Pine and the Christmas (actually Thanksgiving) Cactus.  Here are... read more.

  • December 13, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

The word Zen has become synonymous with a kind of mental repose that hectic society envies and craves like a tropical vacation. First introduced to Japan from China in the 12th century, Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that accentuates the value of meditation and intuition, leading to boost in m... read more.

  • December 09, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

From improving mental health and increasing creativity to cleaning air and reducing noise, indoor planting seems to have an endless range of benefits. And studies are backing that up. “Plants can efficiently remove pollutants and improve indoor air quality,” says one group of researchers... read more.

  • December 02, 2019

By Ron Santos, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

With Fall already here and Winter fast approaching there are some things you should think about doing, regarding your landscape, before the freezing temperatures arrive. These suggestions can help you to save time and money come spring and always saves a lot of the headache. Listed below are some ti... read more.

  • November 22, 2019

By Stacey Anderson, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

As the landscaping season comes to an end and Winter approaches, you might start to wonder how your plants will survive. It’s true, most plants are not suitable for the cold temperatures and harsh winds of the Winter season. However, you can rest easy knowing that come Spring, you will have ne... read more.

  • November 08, 2019

By Charlie Sandberg, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Let’s start out by visualizing an experiment. Imagine a handful of fresh, green leaves picked off an Oak tree.  Right next to this handful of fresh leaves is a concrete block. Now imagine a heat lamp, directed at both the fresh leaves and the concrete block, shining down for five minutes.... read more.

  • October 18, 2019

By Stacey Anderson, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Somehow the Fall season seems to creep in earlier and earlier each year. Am I the only one who has seen scarecrows and fall leaves on display in Michaels? As much as I love the hot summer nights, I’m ready for crisp walks in Central Park while snacking on anything “pumpkin spice” a... read more.

  • October 17, 2019

By Ron Santos, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

When landscaping, we sometimes just think about what we want and like, and forget that we aren’t the only ones using the space. There are other species that use this space as well, and we can keep them in mind when creating an ecologically friendly landscape. With proper research and planning... read more.

  • October 04, 2019

By Liana Hutcheon, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

What do fine Italian cuisine and gardening have in common? Layers. Thus, the premise of lasagna gardening.  If you’re like me, you like to try any new gardening experiment that you come across. You’re also like me if you’re running out of room in to your garden for all t... read more.

  • September 20, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas

Take a walk around a city or a town in the month of December that hosts many different stores and places of business. You’ll see many people holding shopping bags and coffees going in and out of stores, trying to find the perfect gifts. If the business on the left is decorated for Christmas an... read more.

  • September 01, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Is your landscape prepared for the Fall? We know, you don’t want to think about the brisk nights while you’re still enjoying your days at the pool, but it’s important to at least have a checklist put together. If you’re not sure where to start, John Mini Distinctive Landscape... read more.

  • August 02, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

An impressive outdoor landscape is a must for your business, but no need to stop there. Adding indoor landscaping provides great benefits such as increased well-being and productivity for employees, added color and interest, and a comfortable environment for occupants. There are countless ways to ad... read more.

  • July 30, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

What message does your business convey? First impressions matter. What better way to get your clients and customers attention than with a striking landscape. John Mini Distinctive Landscapes will help you improve your commercial landscaping to stand out in the public eye. But how does landscaping af... read more.

  • July 24, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

A beautiful landscape outside of your building will draw attention as well as provide a relaxing area for your visitors to sit or employees to take lunch. Thinking about where to start can be overwhelming, so John Mini Distinctive Landscapes will provide some insight into the best go-to lunch break... read more.

  • July 15, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas

Christmas in July can mean many things to many different people; Christmas-themed BBQs, beach parties... Santa suits in the Caribbean. But for John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, it means planning for the upcoming season. As a commercial business, it’s never too early to start the holiday planni... read more.

  • July 02, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping, Outdoor Landscaping

Mental health is important, to say the least. It’s a part of our lives that needs to be taken seriously, and unfortunately, there are still people today that ignore it. Some see therapists and take medicine, while others find natural ways to help themselves. For example, we all know when you g... read more.

  • June 26, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

When you walk into your office, you don’t want to dread being there, especially on Mondays. Plants are proven to make the office a more pleasant place to be, mentally and physically. Being around plants in the office reduces stress, enhances productivity, boosts creativity, and more. John Mini... read more.

  • June 19, 2019