Landscaping has always been a passion of mine and I feel very fortunate to be able to do something that I really love to do, and to make a living doing it. I am one of the lucky ones. My personal passion for lawns and landscaping has turned into somewhat of an obsession to make your lawn and landscape look incredible. I get excited about helping you plan your landscape and lawn needs and my enthusiasm relates into a great job.

I don't do this because I have to do it, I do it because I love to do it. So to sum it up, my goal is to make your yard so beautiful that all of your neighbors will be envious because your lawn is so thick and green and your landscaping is done impeccably. My work is 100% guaranteed. I only use the the best products and all work is done by skilled craftsmen who know the lawn and landscape industry like the back of their hand, and share my passion for excellence in yard care.

You don't have to struggle with trying to make your yard look nice anymore, and you definitely don't have to put up with a service that doesn't do the job the right way the first time anymore. We are professional, reliable and eager to help you with all of your lawn and landscaping needs, and we show up when we say we will.

Contact Details

  City South River, NJ
  Zip Code 08882
  Address 21 Tice Ave
  Phone Number (732) 651-8169

Products & Services



Spring, Fall and Winter Cleanups
Spring Cleanup - We begin our spring cleanups as early as weather conditions allow, sometimes as early as February or March. Spring cleanup includes, but is not limited to: Cleanup of leaves, branches and debris on lawn, in flower beds, etc. Removal of dead or damaged shrubbery.

Mulch - Mulch is not only decorative, but also helps prevent weeds, retains moisture around shrubbery, and adds nutrients to the soil. Mulch can be applied at any time and comes in black, brown (natural) , and red.

Aerating & Thatching
Core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices you can provide your lawn. We will aerate your lawn to help control thatch, improve soil structure, help improve growth pockets for new roots, and open the way for water and fertilizer to enter your lawn's roots.

Brush and Shrubs
This service is offered for lower bushes and shrubs. We can remove or install bushes, shrubs and small trees

Each lawn is different, and has different needs. Our programs are customized to fit your lawn's particular needs. Our state licensed technician will evaluate your lawn and prescribe a fertilization program. .

Lawn Mowing & Edging
Mowing services are conducted at correct cutting heights with razor sharp blades. Also included is edging of walkways, line trimming in those hard to reach areas, and maintaining the weeds and cleanliness of walkways and curb lines.

This service provides for the design and installation of seasonal annuals, spring and/or fall.

Over seeding in the fall is available on a quotation basis. The amount applied depends on the thickness of grass in any specific area.

  • I would recommend this business
  • Reasonable, professional, aims to please
  • Had to postpone work due to weather, other than that, no disadvantages to date

Roger and his crew have transformed the front of our home from a garden filled with weeds to a clean, refreshing look that compliments our home. We have a very small budget to complete the front and the area around our pool in the backyard. Roger and his crew are working around our schedule and budget and we couldn't be happier. We have found OUR landscaper! Another very pleasant note is Roger and his crew are not only professional, but also friendly and courteous and speak English fluently.

Value for moneyWill work within your budget
Service & supportReally LISTENS to what you want
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business
  • Shows up, Good prices, excellent work, reliable, very fair!

Last year I hired Roger to take care of my miserable yard. He told me not to expect much the first year because you can't fix your grass problems until the Fall. The Fall came, he seeded and did whatever it is he does and told me that he would fertilize in the early Spring and my grass would look great. He was absolutely right. My grass looks awesome. It's greener that it's ever been and it's thick and feels so nice it makes me want to lie down and take a nap. Roger does great work and never promised anything he didn't deliver. I recommend him all the time, and I don't recommend very many people.

Value for moneyExcellent Prices.
Service & supportHe knows what he's doing.
QualityGreat Work.
LocationSouth River.
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business
  • Prompt, reliable, professional, reasonably priced, senior discounts, much more.
  • That he doesn't have 2 brothers just like him that do roofs, and kitchens.

I called 13 landscaping companies for an estimate. Two showed up. The first guy to show up was 3 days late when I wasn't home. He left an estimate that didn't include most of what I ask for on the phone and the way the estimate was written was very unprofessional, as if a child wrote it.
Mr. Bonsante showed up 10 minutes early. He asked a lot of questions that I hadn't even though of and made some excellent suggestions that are not only going to look better than my original ideas, they are a lot less expensive. Mr. Bonsante is a true professional, is prompt, polite and the most knowledgable landscaper I have ever met. In my opinion you should go directly to the pro. This man is the real deal people. Mr Roger Bonsante, my New Lawn Guy!

Value for moneyMore service, less money
Service & supportMost knowledgeable landscaper I've ever met
QualityFirst service was first rate
Location3 miles from my house
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business
  • Fast, a pleasure to deal with, nice work

We called Big River Lawn for some shrub trimming and mulch. Roger showed up immediately, and put us on the schedule for THE NEXT DAY! We were very impressed with both the quality of the work and the timely fashion in which it was done. The price was fair and we found Roger a pleasure to deal with.

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business
  • Nice work

I used Big River Lawn last season for some shrub trimming and mulching. I currently was using another lawn service, but they didn't have time to get to the additional work i needed.
Roger was very prompt and did an excellent job for us at a fair price. We were very happy, and arranged to have big river as our new lawn service as well. Very pleasant and easy to deal with. We high recommended him.

Value for money
Service & support
Overall ratingExcellent

Customer Testimonials

When I moved into my Old Bridge home in 2004 the yard was awesome. The grass was plush and green, the shrubs were impeccably trimmed, and the landscaping was really gorgeous. It was a big reason we bought the house. Well it's 2011 and my yard is a disaster. As hard as it is for me to admit, I am one of those guys who has to first see if I can do it myself, and when I finally break something, in this case my yard, I call somebody to fix the mess. My wife knew Roger Bonsante from seeing him on her daily dog walking route. Roger takes care of her client's yard and it's one of the nicest I've seen in the area. She asked him if he could stop by to look at our yard and when.

The first shock was that he actually showed up. I'm amazed when people set an appointment to gain a new customer and then don't show up. Why be in business if you're not going to show up? Next, when he did show up, he was 10 minutes EARLY. I nearly had a heart attack. In my personal experience this does not happen. I was already impressed with Roger's reliability, but what about my yard? That was my real concern.

Roger immediately started to walk around our yard asking questions and taking notes. After a few minutes Roger explained to us what he recommended for our lawn, shrubs, outdated landscape, and even our Holly and Evergreen trees. He also recommended adding some flowers to improve our curb appeal and really was able to help us paint a mental picture of how great everything will look when he's done. He was also very honest with us about how long and what it will take to get our yard back to beautiful. Roger's honesty, reliability, extensive knowledge, and obvious passion for his work gave us the confidence to trust him with our yard's appearance.

Having met Roger and because we have seen his work first hand, we know that Roger Bonsante is the right man for the job and we have already recommended Roger to three of our neighbors who need a little yard help themselves.

We have contracted with Big River Lawn & Landscape to take total and complete care of our lawn and landscaping needs. Our lawn was in terrible shape. We had previously used two other outfits, who basically overcharged us, did not show up, and our lawn was still a mess.

Roger Bonsante came in, assessed what had to be done, explained it to us, gave us an extremely reasonable price, and we agreed to let him to do the work. I must say we were very skeptical at first, having been through two inadequate lawn care services already, but he delivered what he promised.

He came when he said he would. He charged what he said he would charge. He did exactly what he said he was going to do. Our lawn looks 1000 percent better than it ever did. He's a man of honesty and integrity and not afraid of hard work. It's very obvious he cares much about his work product, and in this day and age, that's very, very rare.

We absolutely recommend him very highly.

Roger has been providing lawn service at our home in Old Bridge NJ for the last four years. Our lawn has become one of the finest in the neighborhood. When Roger took over, our lawn was basically a disaster.

The last few services we hired were unable to identify and control the weeds and insects that were destroying our lawn year after year. Roger came in and renovated the lawn. he was able to diagnose, form a program and watering schedule that has taken care or our specific lawn problems. We no longer have problems with weeds and insects and our lawn stays looking beautiful and healthy year round.

We are happy with Roger's services and are very confident in his ability. In addition to his work ethic we have had the pleasure of speaking with him on several occasions. We find him to be pleasant, polite, trustworthy and an all around decent human being. We would recommend his services to anyone who asks.

From Our Website

Here at big river lawn & landscape, we completely understand the need for immediate service. In most cases we can get your job done within a day or two, and sometimes even the same day. Making a vacant house's yard look neat, clean, and lived at will add curb appeal and help you sell more quickly and easily. It was a Friday afternoon, and we were having our final walk through on a house that was scheduled to close on Monday morning. It was brought to my attention that the part of the yard that was supposed to have work done to it, had not been done.