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.
This thermaled bluestone is cut like a loaf of bread, with each piece being of the same density and thickness. The sawing process requires a 2nd step of thermaling wherein a flame is applied to the surface, ensuring the stones have a non-slip and consistent surface.
This lawn maintenance client of ours came to me and explained how he was very unhappy with the entrance walk to his residence from the driveway and not looking forward to another winter of snow and ice upon it.
This client recently purchased this residential property and had me look at her backyard with her. Neither of us could figure out what the prior owner had in mind with this landscaping when designing the outdoor living area.
Fall is a great time to show off in the neighborhood, with all the beautiful colors of the falling leaves, the colorful pumpkins and gourds lying amidst the seasonal plantings of Mums, Ornamental Peppers and late blooming black-eyed susans. Then toss in all the laughter, fun, and excitement of the Halloween season and you have a splendid and festive display.
Let’s talk native plants. Trees in particular. And like a good neighbor, trees benefit from having suitable plants growing near them in lieu of invasive weeds and plants that Steal Nutrients and Space. Because native plants are adapted to local environmental conditions, they require far less water, saving time, money, and perhaps the most valuable natural resource, water.
I’m busy as a bee for my “honey” and you know why?I”m busy as a bee for my “honey” Because September is National HONEY Month. and I thought that meant take care of “angela” or whoever your is boss in your case. But NO. It’s the honey we relish, that oh so sweet nectar. I got the “skinny” on that too, so here goes.
With a gorgeous weather forecast for the coming weekend with highs in the low 70s, what a perfect time for getting “dirt under your fingernails” in the yard this weekend.
Spring flowering bulbs planted in Autumn produce a stunning display of color, growth habits and a panorama of nature’s beauty welcoming us to another gardening season. We stop dead in our tracks and marvel at these palettes of plants; and admit it, all of us want a piece of it to make the neighbor’s envious. Well Fall, Autumn, is the ideal time and ONLY time for planting these spring time displays. In our growing zone, early October through November is the time to get them in. This year almost PERFECT Landscaping has partnered with Spring Displays to offer a very diverse and wide selection of spring flowering bulbs for you to choose from.
The earliest bulbs to bloom include snowdrops, crocuses, squill and winter aconite, all worth seeking out. Deer and rodents can do terrible damage to tulip and crocus plantings, but there are many bulbs critters don’t like, chief among them daffodils.
The question I ask myself often is “what do I want to be remembered by when I am called to the greatest place ever.” What will be my Legacy?