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Landscaping 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 - Best Air Purifying Plants

Best Air-Purifying Plants

We look at the study by NASA revealing the plants most efficient at purifying air. Here is our pick for the top 5 super-power air-purifying plans. 

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Best Air-Purifying Plants
Article - What is xeriscaping and how can I achieve it in my garden?

What is xeriscaping and how to achieve it in a garden?

Xeriscaping is a landscaping concept that doesn’t require water, irrigation or regular maintenance. Xeriscaping is becoming more and more popular as people want to conserve resources such as water. But how can you implement this concept in your garden?

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What is xeriscaping and how to achieve it in a garden?
Article - Plants that naturally repel slugs and snails

Plants that naturally repel slugs and snails

Snails or slugs, whatever you want to call them, are unwelcome garden visitors. Zones landscaping specialist Joel Johnson gives his best tips to prevent snails invading your garden.

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Plants that naturally repel slugs and snails
Article - Tips for outdoor showers

Outdoor Showers

Drop the garden hose, outdoor showers are here! With various types and materials available, creating an outdoor shower has never been easier. We will cover choosing the right type of outdoor shower, where to put it, and what to plant around it.

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Outdoor Showers
Article - Plants that keep pesky mosquitoes at bay

Plants that keep pesky mosquitoes at bay

It's the perfect summer evening as you're sitting down to have a delicious al-fresco meal when you hear it. The dreaded buzz of mosquitoes! Sound familiar? Bug repellent is an option but not a cure... Did you know basic planting work in your garden can keep mosquitoes at bay? Follow Zones Follow Zones Landscape Architect Nicola Vague’s tips for choosing plants that repel mosquitoes.

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Plants that keep pesky mosquitoes at bay
Regional Article  – Waitakere Landscaping Specialists

Waitakere Landscaping Specialists

Waitakere, located in Western Auckland, is a growing area that attracts both homeowners and visitors with its beautiful nature. From kauri trees, beaches to black sand beaches.. Waitakere has it all!

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Waitakere Landscaping Specialists
Article - How can I turn my tiny backyard into something special?

How can I turn my tiny backyard into something special?

Small outdoor space and are not sure what to do about it? Tiny backyards can be good looking and functional if you just know what to do. Read Zones Landscape Architect Nichola Vague’s tips on how to update your backyard space into something special. 

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How can I turn my tiny backyard into something special?
Article - How can I create a resort-style backyard at home?

How can I create a resort-style backyard at home?

The Zones landscaping team is often asked: ‘How can I achieve resort style landscaping at home.’ It’s a big topic so we asked Nichola Vague, Zones’ Landscape Architect in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, who has worked on landscaping projects at a number of major international resorts, to share her tips on how to create a resort style backyard that can be enjoyed all year round.

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How can I create a resort-style backyard at home?