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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 […]

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5 plants for near heat-reflective surfaces: Pavers, rocks and pathways

Did you now that the presence of surfaces like glass, metal, rocks, and concrete can significantly affect the horticultural conditions by reflecting heat? Plants near heat-reflective surfaces need to be tolerant of heat heat and drought to thrive in such harsh conditions. This article will briefly explain how reflective surfaces affect plant health and provide […]

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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 […]

Guide to Mulching

The Essential Guide to Mulching: Ensuring Success in Landscape Planting

Mulching plays a pivotal role in landscape planting, significantly enhancing both the health and aesthetics of mass planting landscapes. However, it’s crucial to choose the right type, and apply it correctly to avoid the risk of failure and potential environmental harm. This guide explores the various types of mulches, their purposes, and the importance of […]

Drought tolerant plants

Drought tolerant plants for NZ

Are you facing challenges in discovering shrubs and hedges that can endure dry spells in your New Zealand garden? Opting for hardy plants can lead to significant savings in irrigation setups, or worse, replacing mature plants that succumb to severe drought conditions unexpectedly. Top Drought-Tolerant Plant Options in New Zealand The plant selections below have […]

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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 […]