Articles In 'Outdoor Landscaping'

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 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 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 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, Outdoor Landscaping

Roses, tulips, and other types of flowers are a normal gift for mom on Mother’s Day, but what about Father’s Day? Some dads enjoy plants too, especially if they enjoy gardening! If dad has younger children or grandchildren, gardening is a great hobby for them to do together. Skip the typ... read more.

  • June 10, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Spending time outdoors in your large residential or commercial landscape is enjoyable, especially at night. However, it’s not too enjoyable if you’re sitting there in the dark. Landscape lighting adds character and extends your night, allowing you to entertain and relax longer. John Mini... read more.

  • June 02, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Whatever the current condition of your commercial landscape, installing a water feature can only enhance your surroundings. Not only does it create a relaxing environment, but it will set your business apart from the rest. Should you be interested in introducing a little respite to your commercial l... read more.

  • May 30, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Taking a lunch break outside in your office’s landscaped area is a great way to get some fresh air away from your desk. However, when there are too many bugs around, it can be more irritating than relaxing. Luckily, there are plants that can keep certain insects away, so you can enjoy their be... read more.

  • May 13, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Finally, the day we’ve all been waiting for! The first day of summer is upon us, so what does that mean? It’s time to figure out which summer plants you want in your commercial landscape this season. If you’re unsure, John Mini Distinctive Landscapes has some awesome suggestions to... read more.

  • May 04, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

May 3rd, 2019 is Garden Meditation Day. What does that mean and how can you celebrate? Conscious Life Shop points out that “being in nature reduces anxiety.” Meaning, while we are among nature, we feel a sense of ease, as we are grounded with Mother Nature. Not to mention, fresh air can... read more.

  • April 15, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

We adapt to the seasons by wearing the correct clothing and accessories. Plants are another species that adapt and thrive in certain seasons as well. When it comes to the warmer weather, there are so many plants to choose from, but these specific plants will thrive and complement your space the most... read more.

  • March 25, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

This quiet courtyard is a relaxing green space nestled in the heart of midtown Manhattan.The streetside sanctuary has unique maintenance needs, which are provided by John Mini Distinctive Landscapes. The company inherited the project in 2013 when the firm was tapped to take over maintaining the spac... read more.

  • March 21, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

At John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, we’ll take on any challenge, including the challenge of incorporating biophilic design into smaller spaces. So if you have a small area you would like planted, look no further than JMdl to work wonders. Just because you only have a small space to work with,... read more.

  • January 23, 2019

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

Each year, Pantone designates a “Color of the Year.” This color is meant to represent the current zeitgeist and often gets adopted into mainstream design trends. 2019’s color has been announced, and we’re excited to see that “Living Coral” is 2019’s Pantone... read more.

  • January 04, 2019