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With over 40 years of experience pushing the limits of landscaping, John Mini designs, constructs and maintains indoor, outdoor, and holiday landscapes for corporate and commercial clients in the Tri-State area.

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

I have been a member of BOMA NJ (Building Owners and Managers Association) for over 20 years.  In December of 2019, I was asked by the President of BOMA NJ if I wanted to be the Allied Services Rep.  After getting approval from Jack Harris, I happily took... read more.

  • February 26, 2021

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Towards the end of last year, we were contacted by a developer we have previously worked with and asked to provide?design solutions for the new construction of a Manhattan property.? Matt Spencer, Samantha Bertrand and I decided to collaborate on the desi... read more.

  • February 22, 2021

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

"Koi fish are associated with perseverance in adversity. I have to admit, I didn’t draw one because of their symbolism, but as it turns out, the meaning rang quite true after I was finished. Adversity is all around us and often surprises us when we least expect it. It’s all abo... read more.

  • February 19, 2021

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

During the pandemic, there are only two types of days: the days you receive packages and the days you do not. On 'delivery' days,?my son and my dog both swarm the door when the new box is brought inside—a very exciting, but chaotic scene. Just the other day, a package... read more.

  • February 18, 2021

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Driven by passion, the people of our community inspire us every day. This past year has emphasized that we need to cultivate unity and recognize sincerity. We are sharing their stories, in the hopes that they do the same for you.  ... read more.

  • February 05, 2021

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Jorge Villeda has been a part of the growth and success of John Mini Distinctive Landscape since 2015. He joined the team during a crucial moment of the exterior service department; this was when we split territories and created an Uptown department. Since then, we have grown 68%. (2015: ~80 account... read more.

  • January 20, 2021

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

One of my absolute favorite parts of my job is that it allows the opportunity to experience the most awe-inspiring views New York City has to offer. Many of the landscapes we build and maintain are perched upon the highest floors of the tallest sky-scrapers in New York City. ... read more.

  • January 15, 2021

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

I have always had a passion for animals, giant horses and cows. Dog and cats and snakes oh my! I didn’t find my true passion in life until I was 27, chickens. I spent many years researching and visiting animal sanctuaries to learn how to be a “Chicken Tender&rdqu... read more.

  • January 07, 2021

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

James Abbett retired from his position as Outdoor Service Foreman at the end of 2019.? At the start of the 2020 outdoor season, it was the beginning of the Pandemic.? By April, NYC was at the peak of the Pandemic, but our customers needed their gardens prepped for spring.? With all the operational c... read more.

  • December 18, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Growing up I always found tattoos fascinating, an artform that has been present in almost every culture through human history and can carry so much depth or be purely cosmetic. Of course, I’ve always wanted one, but the combination of my overactive imagination and heavy indecisivenes... read more.

  • December 16, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

As the father of three kids, one thing I have learned is everything always changes. No matter how much you may plan, it will always change. Between school, sports and chauffeuring , adapting is the key to success. Much like work, from my teenage years spending summers cutting lawns on Long Island,... read more.

  • December 10, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

When choosing a plant for any space, it is important to take a variety of factors into consideration. What are the site and light conditions? What is the size of the plant at time of planting, and what will it be in its full&... read more.

  • November 25, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

The storm has headed out to the reef on “Jaguar Island” in this updated mandala. In place of the storm’s fierce eye a cenote is revealed represented by aqua glass, like a teal jewel being pawed by the jaguars. This evolved mandala continues my exploration of fears by plunging into... read more.

  • November 20, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Growth is a very essential part of the natural world. Plants, animals, and all sorts of creatures grow in an effort to expand and explore the world. Growing, learning, and adapting to new environments is something we as people must do in order to thrive. My personal growth has been rooted in my pas... read more.

  • November 11, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

It was a site challenge I'd never encountered on a 3,000 square foot residential rooftop in New York City's upper West side. The edge of this pre-war rooftop had pavers already installed and left a four-foot border of 1.5" pebbles between the pavers... read more.

  • November 10, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Go outside! Remember when your parents use to tell you to go “outside and play”? Usually it was just to get you out of there hair, but it turned out to be some very good advice. It’s a healthy activity for you, so I m... read more.

  • November 06, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

When I was very young, I learned a lesson that I still use to this day. It was much like one of those Disney movie moments where you watch it as a kid and it’s just a funny story but when you re-watch it as an adult, it hits a lot harder. Back in elementary school, I was working on a presentat... read more.

  • November 03, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in What's Happening At John Mini

Communication, a tool we use in our everyday life to manage relationships between our families and peers. This is no different when it comes to the business environment, communication is what ultimately drives the center of a business. Being the Business Development Coordinator for John Mini Distinc... read more.

  • October 26, 2020