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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 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 - FAQs for Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor Rooms FAQ

New Zealand is a nation of people in love with the outdoors. Well-designed outdoor rooms are attractive, inviting and practical. In this article, Zones landscaping designer Stuart Gill answers to the most frequently asked questions about outdoor rooms.

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Outdoor Rooms FAQ
Article - All you need to know about landscaping terms

All you need to know about landscaping terms

About to embark on your landscaping adventure? Before you set off into the green distance, keep confusion at bay with this helpful glossary of terms and words to know from Zones landscape designer Nichola Vague.

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All you need to know about landscaping terms
Article - How to create an outdoor space perfect for entertaining

Outdoor entertaining

There is something revitalising about being in nature, dining al fresco or even just soaking up the sun in your backyard. Getting your garden spruced up for outdoor entertaining will add valuable living space to your home.   

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Outdoor entertaining
Article – How to create an outdoor eating space

How to create an outdoor eating space

Renovators have innumerable options for creating dream outdoor eating spaces; it’s just a matter of knowing where to look. And it doesn’t have to break the bank – there are great options for both the budget-minded and those looking for a touch of luxe.

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How to create an outdoor eating space
Article – FAQs creating an outdoor kitchen

FAQs for creating an outdoor kitchen

There’s something seriously enjoyable about dining Alfresco. Somehow the sun and fresh air makes food taste so much better. However, things really heat up when you bring the entire cooking experience outside.

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FAQs for creating an outdoor kitchen
Article – How to achieve privacy in your backyard

How to achieve privacy in your backyard

With house sizes growing and section areas shrinking, life in the backyard can sometimes feel like living in a fish bowl. It’s time to get some privacy.

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How to achieve privacy in your backyard
Article – Landscape design that adds value to your property

Landscape design that adds value to your property

If you’re looking to spruce up your home with a view to sell, the outdoors is the best place to start. There are a few tried and trusted ways to add an instant depth of character and appeal to your home if you’re looking to sell.

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Landscape design that adds value to your property