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Selwyn Times: August 22, 2018

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4 30 [Edition Wednesday datE] August 22 2018 Latest Christchurch news at HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES Make more of your garden with outdoor lighting As the temperatures start to rise and the evenings get longer, homeowners’ thoughts turn from wanting to stay warm and cosy inside to venturing outside and making use of their outdoor areas for family relaxation. Greg Horton of Juice Electrical says people have the opportunity to get greater enjoyment from their outdoors – even as night falls, with strategically placed outdoor lighting. And for that he suggests LED lighting, as it is a lot easier and less expensive to install because there’s no need to dig trenches for wiring. Greg also recommends having sensors installed, so the lights come on as you move around the area. Juice Electrical has a range of LED outdoor lighting, including up-lighting, deck lighting and general purpose floodlights, as well as security lighting, and he and his team of qualified electricians will advise on type and placement. “We discuss the customers’ ideas with them, show them photos of gardens looking attractive with outdoor lighting and make suggestions on how they can make the most of their outdoor areas with well-placed LED lighting,” Greg says. In fact, LED lighting is fast becoming the preferred option for indoor lighting as well, Greg says. “The technology has taken off and is replacing halogen and incandescent bulbs for the home. Low voltage LED (light emitting diode) technology, has advanced from being initially used in torches to being suitable for lighting anywhere in the home, and we highly recommend it.” LED lights have a 20-year lifespan when used for an average of 10 hours per day, so are very cost-effective, he says. Based in Rolleston, Juice Electrical has been servicing the Selwyn District for 12 years, with Greg and his team of four qualified electricians dedicated to the local community. “We are strong on maintenance, and we do more than some other electrical companies in repair and renovation work – we pride ourselves on going the extra mile,” Greg says. “We also provide full installation for new builds. “We advise anyone needing electrical work to always use a Master Electrician. That provides continuity of service and if any problems arise, they will sort them out.” So, next time you need any electrical work done – repairs or installation – call your local electricians at Juice Electrical, phone 379 6644. LED lights have a 20- year lifespan when used for an average of 10 hours per day, so are very cost-effective Our Services • House Re-Wiring • Garden Lighting • New Builds • Mitsubishi Heat Pumps • Office Re-Fits • Internet & Telephone • TV Aerials • Spa Pool Installation • Industrial Installation • Electrical Safety Certificates Mobile 021 22 77 275 Web Email 03 379 6644 PO Box 7778, Sydenham, Christchurch 8240 DO YOU NEED A PAINTER? Painting • Wall Coverings • Spray Painting • Water Blasting • Interior & Exterior • FREE QUOTES CLEANING SERVICES • Roofs Moss Killing • Gutters Vacuum • Silicone Roofs and Walls • Pest Control • Soft Wash Exteriors • Window Cleaning Exterior Pure Water gutter clean Phillip J Fisher Painter & Decorator P: 021 228 2889 or A/H: 03 342 9391 E: For a free Measure & Quote PH 0800 26 26 20 Bowranda PATIO ROOF ⚫ Achieve your outdoor vision ⚫ A permanent, sheltered outdoor space ⚫ Eliminates 99% of harmful UV light – maintains ambient light ⚫ Options to customise and enclose with outdoor blinds ⚫ Immediately increase the value of your home ⚫ Frame constructed of powder-coated aluminium & stainless steel ⚫ Square profile exhibits aesthetic conformity with NZ residential architecture ⚫ Manufactured to clients custom specifications & dimensions

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday August [Edition 22 datE] 2018 31 5 HOME PROFESSIONALS Get prepped for a stressfree summer garden Coming out of winter, a short burst of effort makes a big difference before warmer conditions boost garden growth. August is the ideal month for setting up your garden to minimise summer maintenance. Restore balance with pruning and removals Pruning trees now, and removing dead, damaged, or diseased plants, can help rebalance your garden’s aesthetics. When left unattended during spring, differences in growth rates will put things out of balance and prevent the growth of underlying shrubs or ornamentals. Do your best to be vigilant with weeds, plucking them out at the base and collecting the roots. Unlock your garden’s potential A full garden tidy-up is a sure-fire way to reveal your garden’s true potential. Discover new areas of shade or plan a new deck to create outdoor living areas for relaxing with family and friends. Rescue a forgotten lawn If your lawn is looking tired or weedridden, now is the time to act. By spraying, cultivating and reseeding your lawn now, you will give the new lawn the best chance to spring back into life. You could also add in pavers for access over worn areas. Conserve water by topping up compost Building up your soil is an advantage no matter where you are. However, with Selwyn’s often stony soil, adding compost is particularly helpful for minimising water usage come summer. Composting is a bit of a golden ticket, it helps with suppressing weeds, moisture retention, and overall plant health. Prevention is better than a cure Setting up your garden now will help reduce ongoing maintenance requirements. If it all sounds too much like hard work, Revive Landscaping can take the weight off your shoulders with an annual garden tidy up or regular assisted maintenance, so you can relax and enjoy more of what you love. Ross and his team are skilled in all aspects of landscaping including pruning, planting, paving, and landscape construction. For a free garden consultation and quote, get in touch with Ross on 027 222 0388 or check out our website at www. Setting up your garden now will help reduce ongoing maintenance requirements. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION & 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, NEW HOME LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE P: Ross Legg - 027 222 0388 E: Wedding flowers Broadfield Flowers has 23 combined years of experience with wedding flowers. Bouquets, venue decoration, table decoration, venue setup. Come in and talk to us about flowers, styles, colours and prices. View our wedding flower magazines or bring in your own photos and we will give you a free consultation and quote . P 325 2621 | 3 Gerald Street, Lincoln | Order online Lagoon Pools 03 349 2160 0800 92 72 82 Manufacturers and suppliers of superior quality garage doors throughout New Zealand. • Cedar Doors • Specialising in “ one-off custom designs” • Negative detail /Flat Panel and Insulated designs • Merlin Auto Openers, repair & Maintenance Contact us for a free measure and quote. Showroom: 276 Larcombs Road, Weedons Phone 3478333 or 0800 661 366