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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 Modern Greenhouse Guide

The Modern Greenhouse Guide

From basic backyard greenhouses to creative and luxurious designs, we provide you with all of the residential greenhouse inspiration you could ever ask for.

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The Modern Greenhouse Guide
Article - Choosing and maintaining your outdoor furniture

Choosing and maintaining your outdoor furniture

One of summer’s greatest pleasures is dining outdoors. Here is our low down on how to choose outdoor furniture that is built to last and fits the style of your garden or deck - and how to keep it looking brand new for years to come.

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Choosing and maintaining your outdoor furniture
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 - How to build a kids playhouse  DIY

How to build a Kids' Playhouse

With a little bit of planning and the right tools, building a playhouse for your kids to enjoy this summer is made super-duper easy with this step-by-step guide.

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How to build a Kids' Playhouse
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 - 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 - 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?