Story Of A Landscape: Renovating Enclosed Courtyards Without Access
Joe Monello is not a man to rest on his laurels. The owner of Wayne, New Jersey-based Monello Landscape Industries LLC has some pretty good commercial clients, but he’s not taking them for granted.
One of his best is CareOne, a company that owns more than 70 acute nursing and assisted living facilities in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia. Monello Landscape not only does maintenance for CareOne facilities, but also renovates several of its landscapes each year. Last year, the company renovated 11 such facilities.
Monello admits that the renovation work always includes certain elements, such as an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area, a water feature, shade structures, and plenty of seating. However, new for 2016 were a couple of new landscape additions: a second, larger water feature near each facility’s front entrance, and a sensory garden.