Landscaping

  • A professionally landscaped garden is a property investment
  • Every dollar spent on professional landscaping is multiplied in resale value
  • When building a new home allow for landscaping in the budget
  • The garden is an outdoor room; an extension of the home
  • Begin with a landscape design


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Our Landscaping Services

 

Fences

Fences provide privacy, create separate areas, define the boundary of a property and can block out unsightly views.  Fences often incorporate gates and letterboxes too.  Fences are typically constructed using wood, post-and-rail, plastered block, ironwork or brick.  New Look Landscapes Ltd is the Otago supplier and installer for Wooden Gates Waiuku.  View their extensive range of fences at www.woodengates.co.nz.   

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are built to retain earth which would otherwise collapse.  It is vital that the structure is able to resist the forces exerted by the retained material and any extra load which may be imposed on it.  Retaining walls can be invaluable for enlarging the functional area of the garden.  Various materials may be used, such as stone, concrete blocks, treated timber and gabion baskets.

Paving

Paving can be used for pathways, patios and steps.  Paving looks luxurious and increases property value more than, say, concrete which can end up cracking, puddling and be troublesome to neatly restore if underground services have to be accessed at a later date.  Paving is extremely durable and has a long lifespan.  It is important to lay a good foundation for paving.  Although initially slightly more costly, a mortar base ensures paving will not slip and weeds won't grow between the gaps.  There is a wide choice of natural stone paving and precast concrete paving available on the market today.

Concrete

Concrete is commonly used for foundations and footings.  Concrete is also used to construct walls of almost any size or configuration and, if properly reinforced, provides an exceedingly strong structure.  Walls can then be plaster-finished to create a stylish look.  Concrete is also available in precast forms such as paving slabs and cobblestones.

Garden Maintenance

A maintained garden is not only a work of art but an investment in present enjoyment and future property value.  It is an investment that adds value to any property be it home, office, hotel or commercial building.  An aesthetically-pleasing outdoor environment can produce positive feelings, lessen stress and provide a setting for social interaction.  

Planting

For practical reasons the hard landscaping should be installed first before planting.  When selecting plants consideration of the architecture of the property, sun, shelter, privacy, formal/informal styling and visual continuity are important.  The way the hard landscaping and planting are combined will determine the ambience of the garden as a whole.

Arboriculture

Risk management and aesthetic considerations are prominent features in the practice of arboriculture.  For these reasons using a fully qualified, experienced and insured arborist is fundamental.  Arboriculture includes: tree inspections, tree pruning, branch removal, tree removal, sectional felling, storm and snow damage, technical, hazardous and confined space removals, view restoration, shade reduction, utility line clearing, consultation, tree reports and finding solutions for problem trees. Brett Ransom carries out the arboriculture work for New Look Landscapes.  Brett is a fully qualified arborist. He trained in Dunedin and has ten years of experience, including working in the UK, the Channel Islands and NZ.  Brett has a particular interest in the conservation of heritage trees and the promotion of tree health.   Brett is a DCC approved contractor for protected tree maintenance.

Water Features

The use of water in a garden adds a sense of peace and calm.  A water feature enhances a garden and attracts butterflies and birds.  Water features include ponds, waterfalls and fountains.

Wooden Gates

A gate is an entranceway and gives the first impression of what lies beyond.  Timber and metal are probably the two most popular types of material used for gates.  New Look Landscapes Ltd is the Otago supplier and installer for Wooden Gates Waiuku.  View their extensive range of gates at www.woodengates.co.nz.