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Outdoor renovation advice

We’ve put together a useful library of articles that share advice on outdoor renovations and landscaping projects.   However it’s not possible to convey everything on a web-site so please get in touch with us for further advice, assistance or to discuss your project.

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Article - Painting it black

Paint it black

Ever noticed that outdoor structures built for the home, like pergolas, retaining walls and fences are often painted black? 

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Paint it black
Article - Sorting your finances when preparing for an external renovation

Sorting your finances when preparing for an external renovation

Most of us know that when it comes to home renovations we need to put some thought and planning into just how to pay for it. An outdoor landscaping makeover can require just the same – particularly if your plans include big ticket items such as groundworks or construction.

Here’s some tips from the team at Harmoney to get your finances sorted before you start:

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Sorting your finances when preparing for an external renovation
Article - The Modern Greenhouse Guide

The Modern Greenhouse Guide

From basic backyard greenhouses to creative and luxurious designs, we provide you with all of the residential greenhouse inspiration you could ever ask for.

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The Modern Greenhouse Guide
The Essential Guide to Outdoor Lighting

The Essential Guide to Outdoor Lighting

We show you how to create a home lighting plan that compliments your landscape. From tree uplights, to lanterns and everything in between, this guide will teach you to create the perfect ambient outdoor space with the use of outdoor lighting 

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The Essential Guide to Outdoor Lighting
Article - How to build a kids playhouse  DIY

How to build a Kids' Playhouse

With a little bit of planning and the right tools, building a playhouse for your kids to enjoy this summer is made super-duper easy with this step-by-step guide.

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How to build a Kids' Playhouse
Article - Top 4 illegal plants in NZ

Top 4 Illegal Plants in NZ

A number of plants that are illegal to sell, distribute or propagate in New Zealand for various reasons, and some are more common than you may think.

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Top 4 Illegal Plants in NZ
Article - Pohutukawa Trees & Rules Around Pruning Them

Pōhutukawa Trees & Rules Around Pruning Them

Always check with your local Zones Landscaping Specialist before cutting down or pruning a Pōhutukawa tree, as it may be protected and therefore may require special permission to remove or prune.

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Pōhutukawa Trees & Rules Around Pruning Them
Article - Plants That Thrive as Mercury Drops in Winter

Plants That Thrive as Mercury Drops in Winter

Don’t hang up your gumboots just yet, in fact, there are lots of plants that bloom throughout winter and many options to create beds of colour and scent as well as edible gardens.

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Plants That Thrive as Mercury Drops in Winter