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Selwyn Times: March 21, 2017

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40 Tuesday March 21 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES Lift the look of your garden Life situations change. We may purchase a home, have a family, watch our children grow and see them leave the nest. With these changes our home and garden may also change. When life is busy we may need an easy care property or help with the garden to limit stress and allow more time to enjoy life. Children-friendly grounds may also be needed with space for play equipment. Ross Legg and his team at Revive Landscaping recognise the pressures of modern day living and how our needs change. They can assist with regular monthly or occasional garden maintenance, garden makeovers, new landscaping projects and dressing your garden for a property sale. “We do a lot of reconstruction work, retaining the skeleton while enhancing with new plantings and trimming existing trees and shrubs,” explains Ross. “Revamping a garden can be more rewarding than forming a new structure as there is plenty to work with and you can see the transformation.” Their expertise and experience in landscaping, which in Ross’ case totes up to over eighteen years, means they can interpret landscape plans while incorporating your wishes for your outdoor space. They will not rip out the whole garden. Instead, they selectively shape and retain trees and shrubs while removing unwanted and unattractive plants so your garden achieves its full potential and no plant dominates. “We were so impressed with Revive Landscaping’s first visit that we’ve had them back numerous times. We’re fussy when it comes to our garden yet once again they’ve not disappointed. The lads work hard and know what they’re doing when it comes to pruning and shaping, leaving our property clean, tidy and looking beautiful,” says Jason, a happy customer. “What I love most is that they complete work in just three hours that would take us more than a day to do, and take away the waste.” Where a garden is overgrown, Revive Landscaping start with an initial cleanup before cultivating garden beds, laying composts and mulches to stimulate the soil and give plants the best chance of flourishing. With a solid knowledge of plants, they will ensure that each has sufficient space to grow and that groupings are not too tight. If you want to upgrade your outdoor area without starting from scratch, Revive Landscaping can help. They will work with you and any landscape designer, introducing new features by constructing decks, pergolas, water features, irrigation systems, lighting and artistic elements so your garden meets your needs and is an extension of your home. Ross would rather retain an old tree that has taken years to grow, pruning to enhance its branch structure and even adding up-lighting. To learn more about Revive Landscaping go to: www. revivelandscaping.co.nz, or contact Ross (anytime) on 027 222 0388 or by emailling: ross@revivelandscaping. co.nz. If you do not reach him immediately, he will call you back. They provide value for money and will be on the job when they say they will. Landscape Construction and Garden Maintenance You can have your gardens, trees, shrubs, plants and lawns maintained to look their best all year round, for a great price. Residential & Commercial Landscaping • Maintenance • Pruning • Reconstruction & Rejuvenation • Rental Property and Commercial Maintenance • Pre-Sale Tidy-Ups New Home Landscaping Lawns • Gardens • Decks • Paving • Water Features • Quality • Value for money • Experienced • Punctual • Professional • Flexible • Knowledgeable • Reliable Call Ross Legg - 027 222 0388 Email ross@revivelandscaping.co.nz www.revivelandscaping.co.nz STOP LEAVES birds, snow, hail & vermin from blocking up your spouting Quality materials: BHP Colorbond steel mesh with unique patented louvre which will even keep out pine needles. Will not rust or sag with age or load. 10 year warranty, range of colours Proven in Australia & New Zealand over the last 15 years. FOR SAFE, PURE DRINKING WATER FROM YOUR ROOF. NOW AVAILABLE: STAINLESS STEEL MICRO MESH www.gumleaf.co.nz Call Rohan Rudd anytime Mon-Sat for a no-obligation assessment & quote 0800 486 532 www.gumleaf.co.nz LET’S GET GARDENING INTELLIGRO OFFERS: Expert gardening advice High quality products South-Hort growing mixes VIP rewards Buy in-store and online Handy delivery service For more information, check out our website: www.igro.co.nz or visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/igro.co.nz 1394 Main South Road, Weedons info@igro.co.nz | www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday March 21 2017 41 HOME PROFESSIONALS Autumn is garden makeover time Garden renovations are seasonal with now a good time for this kind of work, to avoid it being carried out in the mud and wet of winter. Autumn is a good time for working in the garden whether starting from scratch or changing one that is established. If planning to shift trees or shrubs to a new spot, start wrenching these for moving. This involves digging around and gradually cutting the roots so the plant will develop feeder roots that will help it re-establish and minimise the shock for the plant when moved in June or July. How easily plants can be moved depends on their size and species. Some curl up their toes if shifted so seeking the assistance of a landscape professional can be helpful when changing or laying out a garden. With different tree and shrub species reaching varying widths and height, selecting the right place for each plant ensures maximum effect is gained and that mature species are not lost. “Having that touch of maturity in your garden gives it the ‘wow’ factor,” advises landscape designer, Sharon Crofts who operates Sharon Crofts Landscaping. “Larger and taller vegetation add to the aesthetics of a landscape design. When coupled with new construction work, the revamped garden has a finished and established look which is very satisfying.” Sharon is a professional who has over 25 years’ experience in horticulture and landscaping. She can advise people who have established gardens that are in need of a garden makeover, giving them a new lease of life. She will suggest landscape ideas, suitable plants for various positions, draw up a new landscape plan for an existing or a new garden, and advise where suitable plant stock can be sourced. Sharon also works with landscape contractors who may complete part or all of the labour and construction work for you. Garden renovations are seasonal with now a good time for this kind of work, to avoid it being carried out in the mud and wet of winter. With the consistent building activity in Selwyn, landscaping contractors are busy so it is a good idea to think ahead. This will allow time for your landscape plan to be drawn up and finalised so the contractors can be on site when needed. Sharon also says that with more moisture in the air due to cooler autumn evenings and dewy mornings, conditions are conducive to growing grass so it is a good time to feed the lawn and seed a new lawn. With the hotter months now over, there is less stress on plants and with nurseries having sales it is a good time for planting so plants have time to get established before spring when our garden looks its best as plants put on a show, making it a wonderful time to get outside and enjoy the emerging warmer weather. Sharon can be contacted on 329 6229 or 0274 311 558 or by email: s-crofts@ xtra.co.nz and you can check out her website at: www.sharoncrofts.co.nz. She will do her best to work in with your availability. Sharon CroftS LandSCape d e S ign • Consultations • Design Concepts • Planting Plans P. 329 6229 M. 0274 311 558 s-crofts@xtra.co.nz www.sharoncrofts.co.nz Autumn A great time to plant - Landscaping plants for all projects - Ornamental & Specimen trees - Canterbury’s largest range of natives - Hedging & Topiaries - Fruit & Nut plants Get great autumn planting advice from our friendly team OPEN 7 DAYS Corner SH1 & Robinsons Rd - 0800 800 352 - southernwoods.co.nz Paving, Irrigation, Lawns, Planting, Fences, Pergolas, Water-features, Outdoor fires, Raised Vege beds, Decks, Artificial grass & more... Call Aaron & the team today! Phone: 03 3474422 or 021542402 Email: landscapeyouroutdoorspace@gmail.com www.theoutdoorspace.co.nz