Blossoming Beginnings offers professional landscape maintenance and landscape design services to NJ residential and commercial clients. We are fully licensed, insured and certified fertilizer applicators, as required by the state of New Jersey.

We are a woman owned, boutique firm, providing personal, quality care to discriminating clientele. The key to our success lies in exceeding the expectations of our clients. Our passion for nature is exemplified by quality care and planning that incorporates aesthetic and environmentally conscious methods - from stamens to microbes.


  • Horticultural knowledge is the key to elevating a garden from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Our staff are educated in particular areas of lawn care, landscape maintenance, i.e. soil management, invasive plants, pest management, landscape design trends and organic care to provide quality horticultural garden care.

  • Our company is committed to the environment and we employ sustainable landscape practices, including organic lawn care services upon request.

  • We take pride in offering personal customer service, results oriented landscape maintenance and landscape designs that utilize unique plants.

  • We believe in relationship building and reward customer loyalty.

  • We work with quality, industry professionals and local providers to provide the best products.



Our Landscape Management team has ten years experience in landscape maintenance, lawn care, landscape design, irrigation, traditional and organic fertilization. We have in-depth knowledge of common turf problems, such as fungal diseases, weeds and ornamental/lawn pests. Fertilizer and maintenance programs are customized to address specific lawn needs. We keep abreast of the latest research and trends by attending courses at Rutgers University, New Jersey’s premier authority on Landscape Industry Best Practices.

Lisa Rivera, owner, has over 15 years of project management experience and ten years experience in horticulture and landscape design. She continues to expand her knowledge by taking classes at the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Gardens, Rutgers and Bergen Community College.

Understanding soil and plant biology enables us to provide recommendations which create beautiful and successful gardens - from the ground up. We excel at creating original designs which are diversified and tailored to your landscape and budget.

Any landscape company can cut your grass, or install ”cookie cutter” plants. It takes a commitment to excellence to bring out the best in your landscape.

 Service Areas: Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Dumont, Emerson, Englewood, Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Hillsdale, Maywood, New Milford, Oradell, Teaneck and Tenafly.


“Blossoming Beginnings came highly recommended. You’re reasonable and take good care of the landscape maintenance. It’s nice to come into church and see a really good property in place. It’s well manicured and vibrant. I think good landscape design is a nice evangelical tool because when people see nice grounds it gives them pause and sometimes it’s a way in which people get touched by God…”

- Rev. Willie Smith, Trinity Episcopal Church, Cliffside Park

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Jeanette M. - Hawthorne

“When other Landscapers could not be bothered Blossoming Beginnings went above and beyond. Not only did they consistently show up as scheduled, they also finished the project on time. Through all stages of our landscape design project there was consistent communication. All charges were itemized and any necessary adjustments were explained, or approved prior to changing. Visual software used to propose the design was superb since it enabled us to visualize the end project in lieu of getting frustrated by landscaping terms and plant names. I can now be proud of my front yard. Tired of overpriced/ego landscapers?


- Jeanette, M - Hawthorne, NJ

Elizabeth P. - Westport, CT

“I loved the phrase “small things come in big packages” because I couldn’t figure out what to do with my postage sized back yard! The creeping ground cover and flowers you installed made the yard look lush and you stayed true to my color scheme.

As a single mother, I don’t have a lot of time but with minimal maintenance I now have a backyard haven where I can relax, spend time with my kids and entertain. I can’t get over how much prettier the space is. Thanks so much for your gorgeous landscape design, dedication and hard work!”

- Liz P., - Westport, CT

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"Very professional, knowledgeable & honest! Lisa Rivera & her team picked out the perfect combination of plants for our front yard & planted them with a wonderful eye for elegance while at the same time understatement & subtlety just like we wanted. I loved her immensely helpful explanations of which plants & landscaping design options worked best for our situation. Some things we had in mind were simply not feasible, or were not hardy enough for our desire for a beautiful, yet low-maintenance landscaping & Lisa was forthright in educating us on this. At first, I was reluctant to let go of one of our older shrubs but in the end I’m glad I followed Lisa’s recommendation as her design & plant selection was light years better than what was previously there. Their understanding of lawn care is also superlative as they revived & improved a few troublesome spots with their expertise. The improvement in our lawn was a testament of how a proper, professional dethatching will make a BIG difference.

I’m actually even more excited about this upcoming Spring as I’m looking forward to hiring this company again to help us keep our lawn and landscaping looking great."

- Alvester G. - Maywood, NJ

Edward V. - Cliffside Park, NJ

“Blossoming Beginnings, Lisa and team are EXCELLENT! They really understand the customer’s needs and have the best pricing I have found by a country mile! My yard has never looked so clean. I’m a busy person and wish I had the time to care for my yard… but feel blessed to have found Blossoming Beginnings to make my home look great. A+++.”

- Edward V., Cliffside Park, NJ

Lynn B. - Cliffside Park

Lynn B. - Cliffside Park

“We hired Lisa and her team do some extensive work on our yard shortly after purchasing it. The yard was in very poor condition and the house was covered with ivy and wisteria. we over-estimated our ability to get it under control ourselves. We needed professional help. Lisa and her team arrived promptly at 8 and I saw noticeable progress within 10 minutes. The entire project took 3 full days, plus a Saturday. I eagerly arrived home every day to view the progress. Lisa and her team did a wonderful job and transformed our yard from a jungle to a beautiful space that we, and the neighbors, enjoy looking at. I would highly recommend Lisa and her team for any landscaping project. I would definitely use her again.”

- Lynn B, Cliffside Park

Peggy N. - First Presbyterian Church - North Arlington, NJ

“Blossoming Beginnings team has worked on our property for three years, providing us with a top notch landscape design & ongoing landscape maintenance. We contracted with them shortly after a major renovation which required a new installation of beds and sod for the front of the property. Each year, we’ve had substantial work done which has had a tremendous impact on our curb appeal. We constantly receive compliments about the beautiful landscape design work and plantings. Their crew is professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.”

- Peggy N, First Presbyterian Church, North Arlington, NJ

Lynn R. - Cliffside Park

“Lisa, Arthur, and their crew created a beautiful landscape design for our front yard. Once we began our working agreement it turned out to be a delightful project and fun choosing plants that would work for our situation. I was kept well informed of the progress with the initial design and arrival of the plant material. The project was completed in the time frame Lisa gave me despite a number of issues with plant availability. They are all incredibly hard workers yet appeared to be as energetic at the end of the day as they did upon their arrival. I highly recommend these wonderful people and would not hesitate to hire them for another project.”

- Lynn R, Cliffside Park, NJ

Landscape Design, Hackensack NJ

Landscape Design, Hackensack NJ

"Lisa and Arthur created my home oasis. From start to finish, both Lisa and Arthur were professional and treated my home like their own. Lisa’s design and vision along with Arthur’s attention to details made my yard a show place. I will continue to use Blossoming Beginning for all of my landscaping needs."

- Ray M, Hackensack, NJ

Landscape Design, Tenafly, NJ

Landscape Design, Tenafly, NJ

"Blossoming Beginnings was a pleasure to deal with throughout the entire process of consulting, designing and executing our first landscaping project in our new home. Unlike the standard proposals I got from others, the approach was personalized and personal. Passion pays off!"

- Kristin M., Tenafly, NJ

Pink Tulips, Landscape Design, Leonia NJ

Pink Tulips, Landscape Design, Leonia NJ

"Lisa, Artie, and Co. gave me a heavenly garden! From the design to the execution, it was a joyous, interactive experience. Lisa's client survey, which I filled out before she submitted designs for my garden, ensured that I got the garden of my dreams, tailored to my wishes and the conditions of my site.

She submitted two beautiful designs, both for a tranquil shade garden, with a varied selection of plants, that would "work," given my growing conditions. I selected one, but she was completely open to my wish to include a few of my favorite plant cultivars, and, unlike some designers, seemed pleased with my feedback. Due to a crop failure of two of my choices, she chose excellent substitutes, but sent me pictures of them to see if they were acceptable. In fact, the substitutes are more beautiful than the cultivars I selected, which only demonstrates what a knowledgeable plantswoman Lisa is." 

- Susan H., Leonia, NJ, Google Reviews

Open Positions

Landscape Crew Member

Want a better Job with a better company?

Blossoming Beginnings  is looking to expand our landscape crew. We are hiring qualified  people to work in the landscaping industry. We are looking for driven, motivated individuals who want to be rewarded  for their hard work.

We offer:

  • Great compensation.
  • Respectful and friendly team members.
  • Promotions from within. If you want to learn, we will teach you.


  • Driving
  • Lawn maintenance 
  • Installations
  • Mulching
  • Pruning


  • Driver’s License
  • US Citizen or Working papers and SS #

Join a great team with a great environment!




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