Articles by 'John Mini Distinctive Landscapes'

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As leaders in the landscaping industry with over 40 years of experience, John Mini creates beautiful indoor, outdoor and holiday landscapes for commercial and corporate spaces in NY, NJ and CT.

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

If the name didn't give it away, plants and planters work hand in hand with each other. Finding the right planter makes all the difference. Adding Symmetry Eyes are naturally drawn to balance and repetition, so symmetry is a sure way to capture attention. If used properly, it can be used to create... read more.

  • May 08, 2018

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

As the saying goes- there is a time and place for everything, including color. Color is one of the simplest elements of landscape design and here at John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, we are ready to help you use color to make a statement. Color affects our moods, our thoughts and even our appetites.... read more.

  • April 11, 2018

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

Go behind the scenes and see how a living wall can breathe life back into your space. Living walls are sure to make a statement visually. They also make a huge impact that may not be seen, but is sure to be felt. Green walls improve air quality and create healthy environments, but how do they do it... read more.

  • April 03, 2018

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas, Indoor Landscaping

What is corporate holiday decor? Corporate holiday decor is the professional design and installation of indoor and outdoor holiday decorations and ornamentations for offices, residential buildings, hotels, hospitals, and other commercial spaces. Why decorate corporate spaces for the holidays?... read more.

  • February 27, 2018

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

What is an indoor living wall? An indoor living wall is an array of live plants that are planted vertically and grown against a wall using several types of green wall systems. Living walls can also be referred to as green walls, vertical gardens, live walls, or vertical plantings. What are th... read more.

  • February 27, 2018

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

One of our values is to “Cherish Nature”. Our passion for nature is embedded in our roots and continues to shape  how we run our business today.  Our commitment to nature coupled with the continued advancement of green technologies and new information  enables us to contin... read more.

  • February 08, 2018

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

Happy New Year! Now that we've said goodbye to 2017, it's time to look ahead to some of the exciting new designs to expect in 2018. Here are some of the upcoming landscape trends that we can’t wait to start seeing (and making) in the new year. Small Spaces with Big Effect We’ve always... read more.

  • January 16, 2018

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

Turning an office into a true greenspace is more than just making it aesthetically pleasing. It’s about making a healthier workplace, both physically and mentally. It is also important to make the office inviting to your employees and guests. At John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, we take a holi... read more.

  • January 08, 2018

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and that means some of our favorite things: bold holiday displays filled with hundreds (or more) twinkling lights! We’re here to give you the inside scoop to some of our favorite ways to light up your building, courtyard, or lobby to create a warm... read more.

  • December 07, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

An atrium is a large, open-air or skylight-covered space within a building. They came about in ancient Roman times, where they were a common fixture in homes as a way to provide light and ventilation to the interior of the house. Modern atriums are usually several stories in height and are decorate... read more.

  • November 10, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas

Your space is the first impression your employees and customers get from your business, so it is essential to make sure your approach reflects your business values to impress everyone who enters your doors. Design Like any garden, your indoor landscape begins with design. When taking this into con... read more.

  • October 19, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas, Indoor Landscaping

Holiday decor is key to keeping your office in the spirit of the season during the winter months, but rather than simply repeating last year’s decorations, think outside the box by bringing your indoor and outdoor landscape together for the holidays. This is John Mini’s area of expertis... read more.

  • October 06, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Just because summer is ending, doesn't mean your beautiful landscaping has to as well! We asked our experts here at John Mini how you can prepare your garden for winter without compromising appearance, and here are their three key tips. 1. Don’t Forget About Maintenance When the weather begi... read more.

  • September 26, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

When designing your garden space, remember that looking at a garden is like watching a choreographed dance—it's an experience of color, setting, and movement. Here are some tips from John Mini’s garden design experts on how to use your garden’s rhythm to get the most out of your s... read more.

  • September 11, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

When designing a landscape, the intent in many cases is to draw the eye to specific points. These focal points, be they plants or furniture are important for carrying the attention of onlookers around your landscaping. Here are our tips for impressive focal points sure to add more pop to any design.... read more.

  • August 28, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

When you live in the city, it's easy to get caught up in the day to day grind. Creating a space infused with natural elements that one can get away from daily stressors and increase their overall mood and well-being is an invaluable benefit. We love the city for its lights, people, and energy. That... read more.

  • August 07, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Summer is in full bloom, and the hot season brings hot new ways to keep your landscaping fresh and vibrant, as well a whole new set of challenges to keep it that way. Read all the best ways to make your garden shine and keep your space lively and beautiful all summer long. Be Prepared A simple, bu... read more.

  • August 07, 2017

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

Whether your company is based out of a small shared office space, or a multi-story firm, one of the first things potential clientele will notice is the outside of your building. A consumer’s first impression of your business could start forming before they even walk inside. With an inviting ou... read more.

  • July 10, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

Living walls have been a popular design concept for years and it's easy to understand why. Vertical plantings offer a variety of benefits and look incredible. See how John Mini uses living walls to beautify and enhance your space. Living walls are not a new concept. In fact, you could say green wal... read more.

  • June 19, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

Do you want a beautiful landscape, but think your space is too small? Well, we at John Mini want to tell you that micro landscapes are not only possible, but are critical for enhancing our towns and cities. The awe-inducing nature of professionally executed, small landscapes are a cornerstone of ga... read more.

  • June 07, 2017