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.
Everyone loves watching them flirt by or hover nearby. So how do you draw them in? You are certain to lure lively Hummingbird Feeding into your backyard gardens with these plant selections. One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. The flowers detailed below will provide them with a rich and natural diet.
Envious of your neighbors lush green lawn in the heat of the summer. Maybe he practices a basic lawn maintenance principle often overlooked and unknown to many homeowners. “lawn aeration” In order to achieve and maintain a beautiful lawn, you should employ basic lawn care practices such as properly mowing, fertilizing and watering. It is also important to ensure that nutrients can reach the soil beneath your grass. Aeration can be an extremely vital element to a healthy lawn because it allows air and water to penetrate built-up grass or lawn thatch.
I’ve always been taught that “patience is a virtue” and this spectacular display of spring color is an example of such. These beds were originally planted back in mid-October (see Haworth NJ Landscaping) with masses of daffodil bulbs. We chose daffodils because of the large deer population; because deer, as a rule, tend to stay away from daffodils. Only members of the Amaryllis family, which includes daffodils, snowflakes and snowdrops, are truly deer and rodent proof.
The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome.
This stunning architectural style home was completely naked. We needed to be very careful of the plant selection because of the heavy deer population. Another strong consideration was not to have the landscape detract from the beauty of the stone facade.
The back yard at this residence in Hackensack, New Jersery was non-existent. There was none. In lieu of this we installed a thermal bluestone patio with the larger stones 24 inches by 24 inches (2 ft. x 2 ft.) with 6 inches of pea gravel in between to give it a more modern look as requested by the customer. Bluestone patios add a traditional, elegant look to any outdoor living space and this one was no exception.
Ladies; IS THIS YOUR HUSBAND??? – Oh boy, it’s that time of the year again. It’s time to sharpen the blades, clean up the under carriage if you didn’t last autumn and fire up the ole Briggs and Stratton and go for a walk around the yard. Don’t you love it? To get you started off on the right foot; almost PERFECT Landscaping offers a few lawn tips to get you into the growing season this spring. That beautiful green carpet that enhances your property needs scheduled and necessary care.
This residential setting had a rear yard that was approximately 90 ft across with a solid 5 ft front to back along with rear of the property. The entire stretch of property line was overgrown and in need of serious landscaping to say the least. We removed all the debris within the hill and installed a decorative retaining wall with a seat on top to add more space to the yard. The retaining wall, having two distinct heights adds interest and the center bed becomes a focal point of color throughout the season.
All of us at almost PERFECT wish you and your family the renewal of life, love, and happiness. May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday.
I stopped at the mall today on the way home to get an easter gift for my better “half” and I saw all these people buying lilies and hyacinths and colored straws and such as only as Easter. I ran into a friend of mine that I usually on see come Spring, but i can’t seem to find him. Said he’d meet me at the bench. Oh well, he’s some little short guy with green pants. If you see him send him to me. Thanx, and oh yeah. Here’s some almost PERFECT tips for taking care of those gorgeous Easter Flowers.