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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 - 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?
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 – Create Indoor Outdoor Flow - Sliding door options

Create Indoor Outdoor Flow - Sliding door options

Blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces, sliding doors provide easy access to your garden or deck while letting in vast amounts of natural light, even when closed.

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Create Indoor Outdoor Flow - Sliding door options
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