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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 - 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 - Top 5 Pergola Styles in NZ

Top 5 Pergola Styles in New Zealand

A Pergola could be the answer that you are looking for to making your outdoor living and entertaining spaces more usable, welcoming and stylish. Zones has gathered the Top 5 Pergola Styles to help get your ideas flowing for your backyard.

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Top 5 Pergola Styles in New Zealand
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 - 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 – Decking options for your outdoor living

Decking options for your outdoor living

It’s easy to write off a phrase like “good indoor-outdoor flow” as real estate jargon. There’s no denying, however, that a seamless flow from inside to outside is a great asset in a home.

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Decking options for your outdoor living
Article – Outdoor covering options and prices

Outdoor covering options and prices

Don’t completely write-off your outdoor space for the cooler months. There are many ways that will make it last and feel comfortable for all types of weather. Here is just one option – outdoor area coverage – where we provide ideas and get estimated costs on shelter for your landscape design.

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Outdoor covering options and prices
Article – Outdoor flooring options and prices

Outdoor flooring options and prices

‘Solid composite decking’ and ‘porcelain stoneware pavers’ are the latest buzzwords when it comes to low-maintenance, long-wearing outdoor flooring solutions. Here’s why they are all the rage.

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Outdoor flooring options and prices
Article – Macrocarpa - A stable yet soft surface solution for your outdoor living spaces

Macrocarpa - A stable yet soft surface solution for your outdoor living spaces

Macrocarpa is a softwood so durable and robust that it was originally used as railway sleepers. Add to that its attractive speckled lustre and high sustainability factor, and it’s easy to see why it is now also strongly favoured in landscaping for a multitude of uses, both practically and aesthetically.

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Macrocarpa - A stable yet soft surface solution for your outdoor living spaces