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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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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 - Annual Garden Maintenance Calendar

Annual Garden Maintenance Calendar

Maintaining your garden and landscape is a year round project. There is outdoor entertaining to consider, lawns to keep healthy and trees to trim. There is a lot to remember and consider, so we have put together an annual calendar to help you stay on top of things. If things are ever getting too much to manage on your own, a Zones maintenance specialist is just a call away.

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Annual Garden Maintenance Calendar
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 choose the right outdoor lighting

How to choose the right outdoor lighting

Turn your outdoor area into a safe and welcoming night-time wonderland with carefully chosen lighting.

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How to choose the right outdoor lighting
Article – How to create fire pits and fireplaces to last and enjoy

How to create fire pits and fireplaces to last and enjoy

Outdoor fire pits are very popular in landscaping. It’s a good option for those short on space as they create cosy spots perfect for entertaining guests. 

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How to create fire pits and fireplaces to last and enjoy
Article – Tropical gardens

Tropical gardens

Tropical themed gardens are one of the most popular choices of backyard styles today. This is how you can transform your garden into your own tropical oasis. 

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Tropical gardens
Article – How to make a fire pit work for your outdoor space

How to make a fire pit work for your outdoor space

We Kiwis love our indoor/outdoor flow, but relaxing outside is no longer restricted to firing up the barbie when the sun’s out.

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How to make a fire pit work for your outdoor space
Article – A tropical garden landscape introducing flow

A tropical garden landscape introducing flow

When Mike and Genevieve Broadbent decided to renovate their backyard in Herne Bay, they did so to make a statement. Their beautiful house would be well at home with a traditional classic look. But Mike opted for a resort style landscape.

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A tropical garden landscape introducing flow