Imagine the garden you've always wanted...

A garden to relax, unwind, entertain and play. A place to reconnect with nature, showcase your love of the environment, or grow your grandmother's heirloom tomatoes. A landscape to impress your colleagues, an extension of your home's elegance or quirky character. Movie night, staff meetings, client presentations, picnics, a reading nook...uniquely representative of you, or your business.

Now, imagine a group of dedicated, professional horticulturists, passionate about their craft and skilled at making those dreams come true.

At Blossoming Beginnings, we aim to craft your vision into a beautiful landscape design. A successful landscape design weds art, science and functionality. Creating inspired landscapes is the driving force behind our success...and yours. Proud to offer Commercial and residential landscape design services, Bergen County, NJ.

 

Landscape Designs by Lisa Rivera

Photography courtesy of Arthur L. Crank Jr..

3D DESIGN IMAGES

We know it can be tough to envision the end project so all landscape design packages feature custom 3D design images so you can see what we see! Better than a sketch, we can show you what your mature garden will look like in 3-5 years and incorporate landscape design hardscaping like paths, patios, walls and pavers. Better than a sketch and easier to read than a blueprint! 


LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROJECTS

A few of our favorite client projects are listed below. Every design is a journey.

Contact us so you can begin yours today!

commercial curb appeal

 

Commercial curb appeal, you either have it, or you don't. If your landscape isn't turning heads, beckoning clients to your front door and distinguishing you from the competition, you're operating at a disadvantage. That disadvantage can equate to lost revenue.

Schultz & Associates understands the difference so after their building underwent extensive renovations, they contacted us for a landscape makeover that would increase their curb appeal and property investment.

The result was classical garden elegance with three season curb appeal. Design images include pre installation and one year later. All garden beds were amended with compost during the installation resulting in a healthy, vigorous garden. Bulbs and seasonal annuals complete the show for non stop color. Curves were added to enliven the small space and a pristine lawn provided a restful expanse of green.

Low maintenance plantings include: Steeds Holly, Boxwoods, Hydrangeas, Colorado Blue Spruce, Japanese Maple, Blue Fescue, Ferns, Irises and Hosta.

 

 

Commercial  Landscape Design, Hackensack NJ

Pre Landscape Design, Hackensack NJ

Pre Landscape Design2, Hackensack, NJ


 Pre Landscape Installation

Pre Landscape Installation

 Pre Installation 2

Pre Installation 2

Sustainable meets Energy Efficient

 

We were tasked with installing a sustainable landscape design for the 1st Passive Energy House located in NJ. Talk about gardens with a purpose! The garden features bee and bird pollinator plants as well as winter food sources. The owner's installed their own food garden as well as requesting boulders, a nod to their love of South Western garden design.

 
 Pre-Landscape Design, Teaneck NJ

Pre-Landscape Design, Teaneck NJ

 Landscape Design Install, Teaneck NJ

Landscape Design Install, Teaneck NJ

Garden layout, Landscape Design, Teaneck

 Compost application, Landscape Install

Compost application, Landscape Install

Front yard Landscape Design by Blossoming Beginnings

 Sustainable Landscape Design, Teaneck NJ

Sustainable Landscape Design, Teaneck NJ

Yin meets Yang

 

Like interior design, good landscape design reflects the tastes of the owners. This project was fun because it incorporated the tastes of a couple with differing visions. Imagine that? :)

The husband grew up with parents who loved conifers, but the wife was more appreciative of flowering perennials. To accommodate both tastes, we incorporated the Weeping White Pine featured in the main bed and the Bosnian Pine at in the entrance bed. The Bosnian Pine was a great choice because of the rich, dark green which contrasts vividly with the cream of the siding and it’s compact footprint which is perfect for a small bed. Black mulch was chosen to complement the trim on the house and is a perfect choice to make the myriad greens pop out and engage the eyes.

Their front entrance offered a unique opportunity to implement a design in tiered beds, giving the garden a unique perspective and depth. It contains a variety of material to provide an interesting view and three season appeal. The Bosnian Pine, Dwarf Hinoki Cypress and Dwarf variegated Pieris will provide year round entrance without overwhelming the small space. The perennials will gradually grow in to provide a blanket of color at their feet. Shrubs and Perennials include: Dwarf Hydrangea, Helleri Holly, Salvia, Heuchera, Creeping Phlox, Rodgersia and Ajuga.

 

 

Front Yard Landscape Design, Garfield NJ

Shade Bed Design, Garfield NJ

Foundation Landscape Design


 Pre Landscape Installation

Pre Landscape Installation

 Pre Installation 2

Pre Installation 2

COTTAGE GARDEN DESIGN

 

A cottage garden is a thing of beauty, overflowing with blooms and colors. It is also *shudder* high maintenance. Especially a garden as lovely as this which includes a Wisteria arbor, Espaliered Pear Trees and Heirloom Rose hedges. Let it get out of hand and you have a mess on your hands. Flower bullies pushing out their neighbors and unwanted weeds mixing in with formerly lush foliage had ruined the picturesque nature of the garden.

We chronicled existing plant varieties, removed overgrown and ailing plants/shrubs, then replaced them with masses of plants complementary to the overall design. Joining the cast additions include: Pinky Winky Hydrangea Tree, Double Knockout Roses, Variegated Irises, Bluemist Shrub, Shasta Daisies, Karley Rose Fountain Grass, Gold Mound Spirea, Japanese Forest Grass and Rainbow Fetterbush, to name a few.

 

 

Backyard Landscape Design, Teaneck NJ

Post Installation, Teaneck

Cottage Garden Landscape Design

Pre Landscape Installation

  Before installation

Before installation

  Stair bed design

Stair bed design

Sunroom Bed Post Installation

Small but Mighty

 

This garden design features shade tolerant plants and shrubs. The client wanted a no lawn, low maintenance planting with diverse perennials and shrubs for 3 season appeal. Featuring: Carex grasses, Solomon’s Seal, Ferns, Goatsbeard, Astilbe, Hydrangeas, Irises, Wild Ginger, Boxwood, Bubblegum Rhododendron, Japanese Ferns, Virginia Bluebells, Deutzia and Hostas. Curbside planting is Periwinkle. Spring blooming bulbs were added in the Fall, White Daffodils, Pink and white Tulips and Crocuses to extend garden appeal and highlight the Pink Dogwood tree.

We install all our gardens with love and encourage our clients to make the garden their own by adding personal art. This client went the extra mile by adding custom engraved artwork featuring her favorite poetry and memorial plaques to her pets. Her garden has become a mainstay of the neighborhood and folks stop by to see it all the time.

 

 

Labyrinth Design & INSTALLATION

 

Here is one of our unique commercial landscape designs featuring a labyrinth for Trinity Episcopal church located in Cliffside Park, NJ. The beauty of the Labyrinth lies in it’s origins tracing back 4,000 years, appearing throughout the world in various forms and myriad cultures. The circuit of the labyrinth, or pathways, represents man’s spiritual journey to find God, found at it’s center.

The Trinity labyrinth design was conceived and installed with this spiritual purpose in mind. We love gardens with a purpose! To find out more about labyrinths and their history, click here.

"One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth..."

- Dorothy Frances Gurney

 

 
 Pre Installation

Pre Installation

 Installing Paver Base

Installing Paver Base

 Excavation

Excavation

 Paver Installation

Paver Installation

Trinity Labyrinth - Sod Installation

Trinity Labyrinth Paver Installation

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anatomy of a landscape design

 

We spared some love for select landscape designs, from Jersey to Long Island. Enjoy!