Landscaping Contractors In Auckland

When it comes to finding good landscaping services in Auckland you wont find a better or cheaper company than us. From new readylawn and retaining walls to property makeovers and new garden formations we have it covered. Give us a call for the best landscaping services in town !

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Choosing landscaping contractors is as important as choosing your hairdresser, your dentist, or any other professional that you need to put your trust in, and for very good reason. Landscaping contractors create a look for your home that you have to live with every single day, and if you don’t just love it, you will find it very difficult to deal with.

If this latter is the case, most often the only way to fix it, is to start all over again with a new contractor, or put up with it. There are some important guidelines to abide by when choosing landscaping contractors, and, as we have already said, they are as important as your hairdresser etc.The first and probably the most important is that your contractor needs to listen to what you want, don’t be talked over when you pretty much know what you want.

This is not to say that all of your ideas will be good or practical ones, but good landscaping contractors will guide you through your choices and work with you on a few new ones to achieve the end result you desire.

Here are some points that you should watch for when you are looking to hire a landscape professional:

Do they ask a lot of questions
Do they querie some of your choices and ask you to clarify what you are saying.
Do they appear as enthusiastic and optimistic about your project as you do.
Do they show a good knowledge of horticulture and plant requirements
And most importantly, are you able to communicate well with them.
Good landscaping contractors will always strive to understand your vision, and present you with an end result that closely compares with the picture in your mind.

There are other things that you should look for here as well.

When you have chosen a contractor to go with, how efficient has their back up been.

Was the answer to your call prompt, letting you know when to expect a visit to quote.

Was the bid in line with the discussed budget.

Was their any extras added by the landscaper that came as a pleasant surprise.

Did their final plan effectively solve any problems, and give you the look you desired.

Positive answers to these questions will let you know that you are on the right road to achieving the end result that you want for you home, or business property, and is a great place to start. Stick by these rules and finding great landscaping contractors in Auckland is easy !

Seasonal Gardening In Auckland

Winter Gardening
Getting out into your garden is a year round pleasure that changes with every season. Winter holds its own hidden pleasures in your garden, and just because the beautiful rose bushes, lush greenery and other vibrant plants are absent, it doesn’t mean your garden will look bleak for the whole season. Winter conditions vary from place to place, so it is a good idea to check the plants you are putting in for frost resistance, drainage, and wind. Winter conditions are best suited to lovely flowering colour like Pansies, Violas, polyanthas, orchids, chrysanthemums, Gerberas, and Anemones to name a few.  These beautiful flowering plants make gardening a joy, and if looked after properly, will flower all through the long winter months bringing a burst of colour to your garden that will lift your spirits, and make your friends envious.

Spring Gardening
Spring is that wonderful time in the garden when you seem to find a new energy and enthusiasm about getting out into your garden, and who could blame you, everybody loves springtime with its promise of a coming summer.  Summer planting ensures you of a beautiful garden right through to and into the summer, so plant all of the colours that you love and enjoy them for a whole season. Some of the colour you can plant in your spring garden are, heliopsis,hydrangea, Hibiscus, Allium, begonia, Lilac, Lavender, Aster, Lily of the valley, and forget-me-nots.

Summer Gardening
When choosing the flowers for your summer garden stick again to your perennials. Doing this will again ensure that you have continuous colour and enjoyments for the whole summer and into the Autumn. Your summer garden will need a lot more care and maintenance than the other seasons. This is because the weeds will grow faster than at any other time of the year, and you will constantly need to be watering. Because of the intense heat of the summer, the ground will dry out very fast and your plants will wilt, so make sure you have a good efficient irrigation and sprinkling system installed.

Autumn Gardening
Autumn is a fairly busy time in the garden and you will find that gardening takes on a little bit of the mundane about this time of the year. Cleaning up after the summer garden has finished, and preparing for the cooler weather feels a little depressing but nevertheless these jobs need doing. A good way to cheer yourself up is to plant something nice in your garden and maybe plan a bit of landscaping that will give you a whole new look for next summer. If you have planted pansies begonia and impatient s, they will still be providing some colour for you so enjoy what you have there already and spend the next few weeks tidying up and maybe planning a new look for you garden.

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At gardening services Auckland you the customer always come first. Our commitment to the highest level of workmanship combined with top quality gardening products is what sets us apart from all other gardening companies in Auckland. Try us today, you will be glad you did.

Gardening services landscaping auckland contractors Great DIY Gardening Ideas

When it comes to eye catching gardening ideas often all that is required is some old junk and a little imagination. Here is a list of 5 awesome ideas that will make any garden come alive with little or no money spent.

1. Sock Planters – These always look impressive and will have your guests talking about how creative you are. Gather up all your old socks, you can even use your child’s old sport socks or those of another loved family member. Simply place a small cloth into the bottom of the sock to plug any holes or simply stitch the bottom up on your sewing machine, fill with soil and add your favorite herb. Once you have your desired amount of sock planters set up a small line similar to that of a single wire clothesline but shorter and thread wire through the sock and tie them onto the line. The best place to hang these is just outside a kitchen window so herbs can be easily accessed when cooking.

2. Tyre Garden Seats – These look amazing as well as providing a comfortable garden seating for your guests. Better still is the fact that they will generally only cost you a packet of grass seeds and are extremely easy to make. Simply fashion some legs out of old timber, place some kind of base inside the tyre to support the soil then fill with topsoil and sow your grass seed into the top of the tyre. In less than a week you will have yourself a grassy and fashionable garden seat. These always look better when there is more than one in the garden so we suggest making at least 3 of them.

3. Old Drawers Garden Planter – Before you go throwing out those old drawers in the next in-organics collection you may want to consider recycling them into something fantastic for the garden. Most of us have a set of old drawers so once again this is a very cheap addition to your gardening efforts. Simply get your old solid wood drawers (do not use the cheap laminated custom/particle board types) and drill at least 8 holes in each drawer. Next just add topsoil or potting mix to each drawer and arrange draws as per the pic. Then plant with different brightly coloured flowers in each drawer and enjoy.

4. Old Jugs And Bowls – Old jugs and outdated bowls make excellent garden ornaments placed randomly throughout your garden. You can use what you have lying around or pick them up cheap at salvation army stores or at garage sales. These types of things are best planted with something that produces a lot of colour for the best effect. Remember to make a hole in whatever you use to drain excess water away from the roots. These always look best planted in the front rows of gardens with higher plants behind them. You can even bunch them into groups where you have an empty space in your garden.

5. Boot Planters – Once again here is another gardening great. We all have old boots lying around somewhere. Any type of boot will do. As always, simply drill a hole right through the boot to help with drainage then fasten to any surface like a fence, a wall, a deck or even an outside support beam with a screw or nail. Then fill with soil and plant with your favorite colour. For an extra effect you can also paint your boots different colours prior to planting. Be sure to use naturally bright colours like yellow, pink, blue and red. This will really set off the colours of your flowers. Gumboots are great as they stand taller allowing for a more droopy growth effect. Additionally you can use the laces of the boots around tree branches and hang them from garden trees for a stunning effect.

6. Outdoor Pallet Table – Need an outdoor table ? Know where to get your hands on a few old pallets ? Here is a very simply table idea that looks great and is super cheap to make. You will need 2-3 wooden pallets all the same size, 4 castor wheels (get them from your local hardware or auto store) and some 6 inch nails or long wood screws. Simply give each of the pallets a good cleanup with an electric sander and choose the best pallet for the table top. Next, cut up your 4 support blocks to 100mm in height and stand them on each corner of the bottom pallet then fasten with nails or long screws. next put your top pallet in place on top and fasten to all 4 posts. Finally, flip it over and screw castor wheels to each corner of the base. All that’s left to do now is stain it black or whatever colour stain you like.

7. Old Toy Planters – Eventually our children grow up and stop playing with their beloved toys and most either end up in storage or sold to begin a new adventure with someone else. Well, these toys make very special features in your garden, a constant reminder of your little one’s youth for you too see every time you gaze into your garden. Tonka/pickup trucks and tractors with trailers are especially good as they always look like they are carrying a load once planted. Old dolls houses also make awesome garden features as well, especially if you prepare the right setting for them. Other old toys you can use are old buckets and spades, car carriers and toy baskets just to name a few from a very long list.

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