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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 – How to keep your garden free from aphids

How to keep your garden free from aphids

Extremely destructive by nature, aphids (aka plant lice) can cause some serious damage to your garden. Find out how to keep your plants free from these horrid little pests – without resorting to harsh chemicals. 

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How to keep your garden free from aphids
Plant article – Companion planting

Companion planting

When planning your flower, vegetable or herb garden, it’s important to recognise that many plants have a naturally symbiotic relationship and encourage each other to fully thrive when grown in specific configurations.

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Companion planting
Article – Making a shaded garden work

Making a shaded garden work

Landscape architect and designer Rachael Farthing advises on how to make a small, shaded garden work with the change of season. 

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Making a shaded garden work
Article – The art of topiary

The art of topiary

Topiary – the practice of clipping and shaping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes – has become de rigueur again over the past decade. Which types of plants and trees are most suited to this practice and why?

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The art of topiary
Article - An urban garden design in a New York townhouse

An urban garden design in a New York townhouse

Complete with a cascading waterfall, fire pit and outdoor kitchen, this compact urban oasis is tucked away behind a typical New York Brownstone in the vibrant suburb of Brooklyn.

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An urban garden design in a New York townhouse
Article – Enhancing a steep garden

Enhancing a steep garden

Landscape architect and designer Rachael Farthing advises on ways to enhance a steep garden with options that suit your budget. 

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Enhancing a steep garden
Regional article – Rodney Landscaping Specialists

Rodney Landscaping Specialists

Rodney may be just an easy 30-minute drive from Auckland City, but as locals will tell you, it’s a world apart. With its mix of landscapes, relaxing indoor/outdoor living could have been invented for this area. 

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Rodney Landscaping Specialists
Article – Colonial revival style gardens

Colonial revival style gardens

A combination of classical gardening tradition, indigenous knowledge and rustic initiative gave way to Colonial revival gardens. Today, you can transform your backyard recreating local history in a contemporary style. 

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Colonial revival style gardens