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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

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

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

Many people work in an office every day, which can be counter-intuitive to a healthy lifestyle. Reclaim your space, improve productivity and live healthier by adding natural, living elements to your workspace. Whether it’s a desk plant, an office with a view, or an indoor atrium, the benefits... read more.

  • May 19, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Landscaping is a familiar term that combines gardening with art and design. If you have a display at your office or business, you may wonder how it looks fabulous all year round. There is more to managing a landscape than meets the eye. From balancing the delicate needs of each plant, to designing e... read more.

  • May 02, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Spring is upon us! It’s time to think about revamping your landscape to match the season.  Are you trying to hit the pantone colors of the year? Or maybe you are swept up in the “hyperlocalism” craze? Regardless, we have you covered with the top trending elements of 2017.... read more.

  • April 28, 2017

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Indoor Landscaping

When you think of landscaping, you probably think of the outdoors - taking existing land and making changes by adding flowers, plants or various structures to enhance the appearance of an outdoor space. Indoor landscaping, also known as “plantscaping” or “interiorscaping,” do... read more.

  • December 21, 2016

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Holiday Decor Ideas

The holidays are right around the corner, and your lobby needs a spruce up from the same old decorations your company has been putting up for years. You want holiday decor that looks festive, feels magical, and evokes feelings of joy and excitement. It’s time for a change - but what?... read more.

  • October 21, 2016
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