About APLNJ

almost PERFECT Landscaping (APLNJ) of Bergen County, N.J. is a multi-faceted landscape design, build, installation and property maintenance firm. We are locally owned and operated by Frank Porter and have been in continuous operation since our founding in 1980.Almost Perfect Landscaping

Frank D. Porter, owner and operator of almost PERFECT Landscaping, began his early education at Hackensack High School. Next he attained his BA degree in Marketing at Saint Peters College of Jersey City. Following St. Peters, he attained certificates at Rutgers Cook College for Landscape Architecture. While running his company, his passion to help people drove him to further seek higher education in the School of Social Work, also at Rutgers.

The combined divisions of ALMOST PERFECT have a tradition of seeking and retaining the brightest and best employees. We are a family run business that adheres to corporate principles. Our code states “We shall attract, develop and retain a superior work force and provide a safe working environment. We strive to create a climate of mutual trust and respect among all employees. We provide opportunities for individual growth. We also increase competence through appropriate training and activities, which enables our employees to earn a wage which will support them and their families. We are an equal opportunity employer seeking new and innovative thinkers to join our team regardless of their trade, background and race.

Landscaping Services

A Word from Frank D. Porter

Owner / Almost Perfect Landscaping

Clientele Testimonials

Frank and his crew at almost perfect landscaping were a pleasure to deal with. They are taking care of two family plots at a local cemetery and are doing an amazing job. my family and I couldn’t be more pleased with the respect and care they used. They were very attentive and very professional and I would be happy to highly recommend them to anyone.

Freehold New Jersey
Nicole B.

I had a great experience working with Frank Porter of Almost Perfect Landscaping. He was very responsive and helpful when I called and asked him questions about my lawn. In addition, he was very knowledgeable and let me know what needed to get done and what was not necessary. Another thing that impressed me was how quickly the work was done. I would highly recommend his company!

Westwood, New Jersey
Dustin K.

The owner, Frank, was extremely professional and attentive. He’s very knowledgeable, pleasant to work with, and it seems like he really cares about what he does. He’s great about staying in touch, both while we were planning the project and also to follow up after the job was done. We weren’t looking for anything major, just wanted to spruce up a few things to get the house ready to go on the market, and he was very helpful with suggestions. He did not try to up-sell me at all and even told me that a couple of things I was thinking of would not be worth doing just for resale purposes. The work we had done involved rerouting a downspout, improving a basement window well and some re-grading to fix a damp basement issue. He also replaced some shrubs. I highly recommend Almost Perfect. I wish I weren’t moving out of the area so that I could use them again!

Glen Rock N.J. Landscaping
Carolyn M.

When I bought my house I hired Almost Perfect Landscaping. Other Landscapers that I had used didn’t seem to “hear” what I wanted and follow through with it. The thing that impressed me about Almost Perfect was the pride they took accomplishing any request I asked them to do. Thats hard to find in todays generation. There is a worth ethic they have that most do not! I am very impressed and would recommend them 100%. AND…. I now use them for snow removal as well. Again.. so very happy!

Pride in their work
Elise G.

Frank Porter and Almost Perfect are as good as it gets. I had been through all of the “BIG” landscapers in our area and things always started  out great and then after a while I was forgotten about. Frank has been giving me one on one attention for years. He has a short term and long term plan for your property at all times. He understands his clients, their needs and works with you on all aspects of landscape planning which includes the financial aspect. He’s also a really nice guy. He always calls me back, he always does what he says he’s going to do and he actually cares about doing a good job. You WILL NOT GO WRONG if you use Frank and his team.

Kudos for APLNJ
Kristy C. - Tenafly, N.J.

I had a great experience working with Frank Porter of Almost Perfect Landscaping. He was very responsive and helpful when I called and asked him questions about my lawn. In addition, he was very knowledgeable and let me know what needed to get done and what was not necessary. Another thing that impressed me was how quickly the work was done. I would highly recommend his company!

Dustin Kucko
Lawn Maintenance

Contacted Frank from Almost Perfect Landscaping 2 weeks ago for a job at my house, to remove stumps and plant new shrubs. he checked out job, gave me several options, then,gave me a price, he delivered the shrubs on schedule and installed them in a very challenging space around my pool. when I came home the entire job was done, the yard and drive way were clean, the bushes look great. Frank was an excellant guy to do business with. I would highly reccomend him. I will be doing more planting in spring and will call him first.

Frank Brenneisen
Landscaping Client
We hired Almost Perfect Landscaping to trim several overgrown trees, plant new trees/bushes and most importantly to bring my lawn back to life – our grass was in terrible condition.  We then hired him again for fall cleanup, pick up leaves and snow removal. Frank was prompt and immediately took charge – he spent a ton of time with us and knew what to do for our yard.
Stephen Strauss
Clientele

I had originally hired this contractor for leaf cleanup last fall. As they offered snow removal also, and I was pleased with their work on the leaves, I contracted for snow removal on a incident by incident basis. The service has been almost perfect. The team comes as soon as the snow stops (they came once at 4 AM) and they clear my driveway and walks in 15 minutes, regardless of how much snow has fallen (and that is a lot this season!) Very professional, easy to work with, and thorough.

Lawrence Finch
Maywood, N.J.

I called Almost Perfect Landscaping to get an estimate on some drainage work on my property. I spoke to Mary at the office who was very helpful at getting the exact nature of my needs. Within hours the owner Frank Porter called me to set up an appointment. He showed up on time and had an in depth conversation on how we could tackle this problem. He came up with a solution that was not what I really wanted to spend on this situation however I needed to get it done. Before he sent me the final numbers he called me and proposed another method of solving the problem. It was a third of the original estimate. I really did not expect a company to call back with even more ideas to save me money.  This was the deal breaker that I knew that his company is the one I want to use. His hands on approach, integrity, and involvement is why I can recommend them. Since then I have hired them to do the snow removal on my property and yes again it was not almost perfect, It was perfect. I am also strongly considering them for my seasonal landscape home maintenance needs.

Ken Castiglia
Glen Rock, N.J.

Very responsive to my initial call, owner came out to assess the property, gave a reasonable price.  we scheduled a day for the cut and they did a very god job. Case now have them cutting the lawn a regular basis until the season ends.

 

Jocelyn Jones
Westwood, N.J.
Lawn care- mowing, weed control, minor tree trimming, fertilizing, season prep and cleanup, etc.

Frank is very attentive, and usually answers his phone (or calls back quickly)- unlike other companies that NEVER called me back.  Simply, they do a great job, and neighbors have complimented me on my lawn.

Brian Deitch
Englewood N.J.