Articles In 'Outdoor Landscaping'

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 Outdoor Landscaping

March marks the start of spring, an ideal time for companies to brilliantly recondition their landscaping and optimize commercial attraction. Whether you need to enlighten with indoor scenery, invigorate with outdoor landscapes, or inspire with holiday installations, John Mini has an extensive portf... read more.

  • March 05, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

The Romantic Movement (late 18th to mid-19th c.) began in Europe while France was erupting into revolution. As ideas of liberation swept across the continent, a legion of eccentrics bathed themselves in the wonders of nature and drank from the wells of love. Romantics loved winding trails, oppo... read more.

  • February 17, 2020

By John Mini Distinctive Landscapes, Posted in Outdoor Landscaping

The affection of Valentine’s Day has ancient roots. Originating in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, it began as a celebration of purification, fertility, and the coming of spring. At the end of the 5th century, the Roman festival experienced a name change when Pope Gelasius rebranded it to co... read more.

  • February 03, 2020

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 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 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