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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 – 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
Article – Japanese style gardens

Japanese style gardens

Reflect and ponder while walking through your new Japanese-style landscape. We go through the essential elements to achieving your own personal inner Zen.

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Japanese style gardens
Article – Vertical gardens on building facades

Vertical gardens on building facades

They date back as far as 600 BC when the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Fast forward a few thousand years and living walls – also known as green walls, vertical gardens and bio walls – are once again having their day in the sun.

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Vertical gardens on building facades
Regional Article – North Shore Landscaping Specialists

North Shore Landscaping Specialists

With a relaxed vibe to life, the North Shore has experienced enormous growth with both new developments and existing home owners spending time and effort upgrading their backyards and entertainment areas. 

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North Shore Landscaping Specialists