Articles

Functional and Reliable Landscape Plants

Most Low-Fuss, Functional and Reliable Landscape Plants

Introduction Are you tired of spending countless hours maintaining your garden, only to see plants struggle or fail? Perhaps you’re specifying plants in a design and wish to save money for yourself or a client on the long-term maintenance of that garden. In this article, we’ll explore the most low-fuss, functional, and reliable plants that […]

Mass Planting Best Plants

Mass Planting: Best Plants for Specimen Beds, and How to Design Them

Introduction Have you ever wondered how to achieve a harmonious and visually impactful garden with minimal maintenance? In this article, we’ll delve into the concept of mass planting, exploring its definition and providing expert advice on designing effective mass planting schemes. Whether you are an experienced home gardener, landscape architect, designer, or a council decision-maker, […]

Safe Playgrounds Safe Plant Choices

Designing Safe Playgrounds: Safe Plant Choices

Introduction For landscape architects and designers working on playground projects, selecting safe plants is paramount. Some plants have toxic parts, spikes that can cause injury, and flowers that attract European honeybees which can easily sting children playing. This guide outlines key considerations for choosing plants that ensure children can play safely, and provides a selection […]

Dense Fence

Fast-Growing Hedge for NZ: Dense Fence Viburnum

Are you in need of a swift solution for creating hedges that marry practicality with beauty? Let’s explore the potential of Dense Fence™ Viburnum odoratissimum as a rapid-growing dense hedge option for gardens in New Zealand. Introducing Dense Fence™ Viburnum odoratissimum Dense Fence Viburnum is ideal for creating privacy screens. It stands out from the common form […]

Coastal Plants NZ

5 Coastal Plants to Use in NZ Landscapes

5 Coastal Plants to Use in NZ Landscapes: Thriving Amidst the Salt and Breeze Introduction Coastal gardens in New Zealand pose a unique set of challenges for landscaping enthusiasts. The combination of salty breezes, sandy soil, and strong winds can be harsh on many plants. However, with the right selection, it’s possible to create a […]

Landscape Design Tips in NZ

Ground Covers for Your Front Yard: Landscape Design Tips in NZ

I. Introduction Ever wondered how to transform your front yard into a lush, low-maintenance landscape? The secret may lie in selecting the right ground covers, which are much more exciting than boring, old mulch. Ground-covering plants offer a wealth of benefits, from enhancing aesthetic appeal to improving soil health. This article will provide practical tips […]

Perennial Plants New Zealand

Perennial Plants in New Zealand: A Guide for Home Gardeners and Landscape Experts

Ever wondered how some gardens manage to maintain their vibrant allure throughout the year? The answer could lie in the strategic use of perennial plants. This comprehensive guide will provide an understanding of perennial plants, their numerous benefits, and a highlight of popular perennial plants in New Zealand. We’ll also share tips on cultivating these […]

Landscape Supplies in New Zealand

Landscape Supplies in New Zealand: A Guide for Professionals and Home Gardeners

Are you a professional landscaper looking to source the best materials for your next project? Or perhaps you’re an experienced home gardener keen on improving the aesthetics of your outdoor space? Maybe you’re a council decision-maker seeking sustainable, high-quality landscape supplies? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Securing quality landscape supplies is crucial […]

Landscape Design New Zealand

Landscape Design New Zealand

Landscape design is an artful discipline that combines nature and culture, creating stunning outdoor spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional. It’s a vital part of home improvement in New Zealand, offering homeowners the opportunity to transform their outdoor environment into a sanctuary that reflects their personal style and complements the architectural […]