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