Project Management in Landscape Design & Construction

Outdoor kitchen with living area

It’s no secret that Kiwis cherish time spent outdoors. A tasteful landscape goes a long way in the New Zealand housing market, as beautiful backyards are often just as important to potential homebuyers as the homes themselves. Put your best foot forward by hiring a project manager for your next landscaping project to ensure a job well done! 

What is landscape construction project management?

Just as you have project managers oversee the trades involved in constructing a home, landscape project managers oversee your property’s landscape design and construction. Many homeowners tend to overlook a landscape project manager, but hiring one can be crucial to planning and supervising your next big project. From creating a landscape plan and managing your budget to helping you find the best landscape architects in Auckland, a landscaping specialist guides you through the entire process.

Why not DIY?

Many homeowners find it tempting to make their landscape a DIY project, but be warned – it is not easy, and having a specialist on your side can save you precious time and cash. 

Some DIYers are disappointed when their landscape falls short of their expectations, but that’s a normal consequence as more often than not, they lack real landscaping experience. A professional landscaping company like Zones Landscaping has qualified expertise when it comes to designing a landscape, constructing a landscape management plan, building and managing a budget, overseeing a team of tradies, and working with local councils to sign off projects.

Why do you need project management in your landscaping construction?

The four major benefits of project management in your landscape design are:

On time completion 

Project managers are sticklers for time management. When you work with a landscape manager, you can rest assured that they have experience creating and adhering to a timeline to ensure your backyard is finished on a designated date.

Quality insurance

You’ll receive quality landscape design help from a team who has done this before. Not only will they help curate your landscaping plans, but they’ll also make certain that your design caters to your lifestyle, your home’s design style, and the environment of your outdoor space.

Cost control

Spending can quickly get out of hand when it comes to renovating any part of your property, especially your landscape’s design and construction. A qualified project manager knows how to best allocate your budget towards various parts of the project so that you may avoid costly surprises down the road.

Issues Prevention

Landscaping projects, like any renovations, can come with their share of issues or unforeseen circumstances. But chances are, you’d run into less issues working with a landscape project manager than you would running the project on your own. And if an unexpected issue arises, such as a building or council delay, a specialist will be better equipped to navigate these problems and find solutions.

Oversee all labour

Between landscape architects, landscape designers, and landscape builders, there are a lot of different parts of a project to manage. To keep everyone on the same page, you’ll need a reliable project manager. This person is crucial to get the best quality work out of each trade completed on time and within your budget.

Why choose Zones Landscaping in Auckland for your landscaping project?

Zones Landscaping is New Zealand’s premier landscaping company that plans and builds thoughtful, stunning outdoor spaces in Auckland and beyond.

Our Landscaping Consultants are experts in outdoor spatial design and connect you with the builders, landscape architects, and industry suppliers to turn your dream landscape into reality.

Browse some recent Zones projects in Auckland

Spa Oasis in St. Heliers

  • This home now features a stylish new deck for relaxing and entertaining, fit with a custom BBQ space, tropical plants, and quaint seating area. Large stepping stones lead from the deck through the lush garden and up to the spa – the perfect place to unwind after a long day!
  • A savvy Landscaping Consultant was able to use her connections to snag budget-friendly trade discounts that made for a stunning and cost-effective renovation.
Spa with tropical planting

Alfresco entertaining in Pt. Chevalier

  • This homeowner now enjoys his backyard year-round thanks to a heated pergola, customised BBQ area, fireplace, and wood-panel spa tub. Smart custom features include a built-in fridge next to the BBQ, an automated louvre, and a fully integrated indoor-outdoor lighting system.
  • Thanks to this expert’s reliable network of industry professionals with exceptional craftsmanship, this backyard landscape design plan really brings the ‘wow-factor.’ 
Fireplace and outdoor kitchen

Garden envy in Greenlane

  • A once unruly yard transformed into a marvel of garden landscape design in Auckland. A solid stone wall, black driveway, and pedestrian gates create a semi-formal look that complement the greenery. The property evokes a sense of romance with winding pebble paths and a timeless feature fountain.
  • Expert guidance from a Landscaping Consultant led to a stress-free renovation, despite so many different tradies being involved.
Courtyard with fountain and planting

A Stonefields sanctuary

  • Artificial turf was used as a low-maintenance option to keep this homeowner’s garden looking evergreen. The outdoor space can be used any time of year, thanks to outdoor heaters in the louvre.
  • Thanks to a forward-thinking Landscaping Consultant, this homeowner managed to avoid costly electrical work that would need to happen if they didn’t take a closer look at the plans. The result was a beautiful backyard within budget.
Drone shot of backyard with pergola and spa

Resort-inspired pool in St. Helier’s

  • This drab-to-fab transformation features a stylish custom cedar louvre and sun-soaked swimming pool.
  • In the thick of money-draining delays, the Landscaping Consultant was able to pivot plans to accommodate the homeowner’s budget.
Poolscape and timber deck

Pool party ready in Mt. Eden

  • Long lasting, low-maintenance composite planks create easy indoor-outdoor flow. A timeless rectangular pool beckons visitors to take a dip.
  • The Landscaping Consultant had to think fast to avoid flood damage brought about by relentless storms. The idea to divert water with a drainage pipe into the storm water tank was critical to this project’s success.
Poolscape with lighting

Practical outdoor living in Sandringham

  • Different levels in the backyard offer plenty of space to relax and play for this Auckland family. A hard timber deck accentuates indoor-outdoor flow, while a louvre roof protects against the elements. 
  • Winter rains could not dampen the spirits of this Landscaping Consultant, who smoothly navigated the project from start to finish.
  • “Thelma and the team took our ideas and transformed them into a stunning reality. We now have functional and beautiful terraced backyard living and an elegant front deck and louvre system. Total professionals from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble for this team, involving us at every step of the development. Despite Covid halting work we had our landscaping finished in time for us to enjoy the summer. I would highly recommend.” - Evan, homeowner
Outdoor space with furniture and umbrella

Why choose Zones landscaping?

It’s important to choose the best landscaping specialist for your property and needs. Amongst all of the landscaping companies in Auckland, there are a few key features that make Zones stand out:  

Design-and-build process

Zones prides itself on a tried and true five-step process that begins with a free consultation. From budget plans and concept drawings to overseeing the build and handling council approvals, your Landscaping Consultant will guide you every step of the way.

Single point of contact

Your Landscaping Consultant will be your one point of contact from start to finish. This streamlined approach maintains clear lines of communication so that you stay informed. You’ll also have access to an intuitive online customer portal that keeps track of all major updates.

Industry connections

Landscaping requires many trades, from builders and architects to gardeners and irrigation specialists. Your Landscaping Consultant can connect you with a local network of loyal contractors in your area. They’ll oversee all of the trades to ensure your renovation runs as smoothly as possible.

Ready to elevate your outdoor space? 

Schedule your free consultation with our landscaping specialists in Auckland Central today, and let's bring your dream project to life!" 

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