Seamless connection achieved with the view by using a weir as pool fencing

Friday, November 6, 2020

NZ Swimming Pool Fencing Solutions

Swimming pool fencing can make or break a swimming pool design.  If it is handled well, the finished result will not detract from your view of the pool or your outdoor living. Below are a few ideas, and tips for a stylish swimming pool fencing solution.

Basic Pool Fencing rules

The basic swimming pool fencing rules require a 1200mm minimum height barrier around the pool enclosure.  There …

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corokia hedging

Friday, October 16, 2020

Corokia Hedging – The best way to plant and maintain it

If you want to add more privacy to your home, tune out noise from nearby traffic, or simply create an enclosed space in your yard, then planting a hedge could be your best option.

Compared to fences, living screens and hedges from native shrubs like corokia have tons of benefits and are a whole lot easier on the eyes.

Want to know the best way to plant and maintain corokia hedges? Read …

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Plants that can beat the Kiwi heat during summer

The combination of high temperatures and scant rainfall during the summer can be harsh to many plants. That Kiwi heat can be unrelenting to your poor garden!

But don’t panic just yet.

There are lots of beautiful plants that can beat the summer heat. Here are our top recommendations:


On top of our list is everyone’s favourite: succulents. These come in various shapes, sizes, and colours. The most popular ones include spiral aloe, …

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low maintenance plants nz, Low Maintenance Garden Ideas nz

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Time Poor – Low Maintenance Plants NZ

If time and lack of experience are the biggest stumbling blocks to starting your garden, then here are a few tips to help you get paper writing service started with your low maintenance garden. Even a low maintenance garden can bring you joy, and respite from the busyness of life; the effort will be paid back tenfold!

But where do I start?

Even a tiny corner becomes a maze of possibilities… …

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subdivision auckland

Monday, July 27, 2020

Subdivision Auckland

Subdividing a property in Auckland may seem daunting, but it’s actually easier than it sounds, especially if you have the right information.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Auckland subdivision process:

Can my Auckland property be subdivided?

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty details, you first need to assess if your land is qualified to be subdivided. Subdivision in Auckland can differ from property to property, but here are the most …

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Rural planting using various colours

Monday, June 29, 2020

Taranaki Garden Festival: Everything You Need To Know

The Taranaki Garden Festival is perhaps one of the most anticipated gardening events in New Zealand. This 10-day event features tons of unique experiences that gardening enthusiasts all over the country will love. Here’s everything you need to know about this gorgeous gardening showcase:

When and where does the Taranaki Garden Festival take place?

The Taranaki Garden Festival is a 10-day annual event that usually happens during the tail-end of October to …

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Inviting outdoor spaces with stunning swimming pool

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Swimming Pools – By Design

Landscape Architecture Aotearoa, 25th February 2019

“Swimming pool design is a complex design area and requires a sound understanding of design principles, writes Shafer Design principal, Robin Shafer. As a high value item, as with all investments, it is always advisable for a client to seek high-quality advice before construction. By hiring a landscape architect to design a pool, a homeowner should expect to be working with …

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NZ House and Garden October 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

NZ House and Garden

NZ House and Garden

“We asked three experts how to get more love from your garden for your labour and discovered that, with some planning and a heroic burst of initial effort, you can create an alfresco space that flourishes while you put your feet up”

Please read the following NZ House and Garden article to learn more…


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