New Ideas for Outdoor Living

  We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate its cover – and like the book cover for your property, there is much to enjoy in a home’s landscaping, even as a spectator. Award winning in design, construction and horticulture, Artworks Landscape’s designs hav

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Driveways, Corners and Curbs

  If you are considering subdividing your land, something you may not have put much thought into are the road designs and access ways. These need to be considered during the early planning stages and, if done right, can increase its value. Canterbury Kerb and Concrete managing director, Alan Judd has spent his e

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The Right Fit for the Job

  It’s in our Kiwi DNA to want the ultimate backyard; we are entertainers, we love a BBQ on a warm summer’s evening and there’s nothing more rewarding than being able to sit outside and relax after a hard day in the office, but how do you get the ultimate backyard? We are frequently overwhelmed with stor

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Where to Find Landscaping Professionals

  Registered Master Landscapers (RML), previously known as the Landscaping Industry Association of New Zealand (LIANZ), has been officially representing the landscaping industry since 1985 with a mission to promote professionalism and quality trade practice. “It is perceived that any builder can take on hard

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Landscaping by the Numbers

  By Katie Costain and Ben Freeman Whether you’re designing a new garden or renovating an existing one, bringing your ideal landscape to life can be a pricey endeavour. With so many options available across a wide range of products and design styles, it is important to know when to splurge and when to save. By

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Nothing beats a good outdoor area. It’s a place to entertain, to relax, to watch the kids play, to grow vegetables or to just simply sit back and admire. Landscaping can really make or break your home. Erik Ellis Landscapes owner, Dr Erik Ellis, knows landscaping like the back of his hand. He began Erik Ellis Lands

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By Jasper van der Lingen Building on the hills overlooking Christchurch and its harbours is always challenging, dealing at times with awkward topography, access and various plan restrictions. But it is also a great opportunity with often amazing views and interesting terrain and landscape. The Port Hills are formed f

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Material Matters

By Katie Costain and Ben Freeman The materials used in your garden are crucial to the overall success of your landscape and how it functions as a series of outdoor spaces. Planting is only one part of the garden; the hard materials and surfaces are an integral part of the design. When selecting landscape materials,

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By Lynn Cairney The landscaping industry in New Zealand is unregulated and has probably got more than its fair share of cowboys and girls, so where do you start if you are intending to carry out any landscaping and want the peace of mind that you are engaging a professional? The Landscape Industries Association of

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Cool Landscapes

By Katie Costain and Ben Freeman As the days get shorter and colder it is common for people to turn away from their gardens and landscapes, and focus instead on the interior of their homes. What many people don’t realise is that the onset of winter is the perfect time to plan and get started on next year’s gard

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