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Selwyn Times: August 22, 2018

32 6 Wednesday [Edition

32 6 Wednesday [Edition datE] August 22 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi HOME PROFESSIONALS SELWYN TIMES Proven product extends the life of your spouting While most of us appreciate nature, the dawn chorus can be a problem when we are woken too early by the noise. But as Rohan Rudd of Gumleaf Gutter Guard points out, that’s not the only issue with birds, especially in spring when they nest in the spouting. The eggs and young chicks attract vermin, which can then get inside roof cavities, and rats and mice will chew through wiring creating a fire hazard, he says. Gumleaf Gutter Guard is an effective way of preventing birds from making nests in the spouting, and perching on the spouting and soiling walls and windows with their droppings, while it also protects tank water from being contaminated, ensuring the safety and quality of the water supply. Another key advantage of Gumleaf Gutter Guard is that it prevents leaf litter from gathering in the spouting. “Leaf litter remains damp and acidic and that wrecks the spouting,” Rohan says. “By having Gumleaf Gutter Guard installed, the life of the spouting is extended to the life of the roof.” Snow can also damage spouting, and again Gumleaf Gutter Guard will protect the spouting by spreading the load, Rohan says. Developed in Australia more than 20 years ago, Gumleaf Gutter Guard has been providing a quality and effective solution in New Zealand for the last decade, Rohan says. Much of his work comes from repeat business, with customers happy with both the product quality and the service he provides. Customers requesting a quote will receive it within 24 hours, and Rohan says he will “go anywhere to provide a quote”. He is also available Monday to Saturday to speak to customers who call him. “Even if I am working on a job, I will talk to anyone who calls me,” he says. Once a quote is accepted, the job is started within 10 days, with installation on an average-size house taking one to two days. Rohan also does any necessary minor repair jobs on the roof at the same time. To discuss your requirements with Gumleaf Gutter Guard, phone 0800 486 532, or email rohan@gumleaf.co.nz Gumleaf Gutter Guard can be protect spouting on both tile and corrugated iron roofs. 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 261 Manion Rd, Weedons info@igro.co.nz | www.igro.co.nz | Phone 03 347 9415 PATIOS - OUTDOOR AREAS - CAR PORTS Shadecraft is a locally owned company who specialise in shade and weather protection products to enhance your homes design and use of outdoor areas. SHADE SAILS – UMBRELLAS – ALL WEATHER CANOPIES ShadeCraft (SI) Ltd 0800 742332 • Cell 0274 981239 • www.shadecraft.co.nz

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday August [Edition 22 datE] 2018 337 HOME PROFESSIONALS New garden centre offers inspiration for spring planting Stepping inside the new, purpose-built Garden Centre at Southern Woods Nursery you will be thrilled and inspired as you survey the vast selection of beautiful, healthy plants, shrubs and trees – most grown on the premises and all ready to be whisked away and planted in people’s gardens. This is the first spring for the garden centre, which is the result of about nine months of hard work getting it ready, marketing manager Rico Mannall says. He and the almost 40 staff members at Southern Woods are thrilled with the new Garden Centre, which was set up as the retail arm of the well-established wholesaling business. Rico says as the days get warmer, spring is the ideal time for new planting, and he notes there is certainly plenty to choose from at Southern Woods. On display is a wide selection of landscaping plants including deciduous trees, hedging, natives, grasses and ground cover, with the knowledgeable staff able to give free advice on what plants are best for particular conditions and sites. “That’s the key part of what makes us different,” Rico says “being able to help our customers with sound advice so they get the best results. Our staff know about plants.” Southern Woods Garden Centre can also provide on-site consultations and design landscape plans for new sections, and will advise on soil preparation to get the best results. Alternatively, you can take in your plans and they will suggest what plants to use. The Garden Centre also offers a full range of disease and pest control products, as well as gardening tools and accessories. “We offer top-quality brands from Japan and Germany, so our customers can be confident their tools will last for many years,” Rico says. Open seven days, Southern Woods Garden Centre is located on the corner of Main South Road and Robinsons Road, between Templeton and Rolleston. It is well-signposted, and there is plenty of off-street parking. Check out their website for further information and inspiration, www.southernwoods.co.nz Fruit Trees Available now! Sharon CroftS LandSCape d e S ign • Consultations • Design Concepts • Planting Plans Winter is a great time to plant deciduous fruit trees. - Landscaping plants for all projects - Ornamental & Specimen trees - Canterbury’s largest range of natives - Hedging & Topiaries - Fruit & Nut plants Get great fruit tree planting advice from our friendly team. 2018 Catalogue out now. OPEN 7 DAYS P. 329 6229 M. 0274 311 558 s-crofts@xtra.co.nz www.sharoncrofts.co.nz 1002 Robinsons Rd, Chch - 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 Spring is on its way and its time to think about your new lawn! Canterbury Lawns specialise in Hydroseeding and roll out Lush Lawn Get in touch so we can talk about getting your lawn prepared for Spring! before after Phone Zac Swale on 347 4000 or 027 456 7777 zac@canterburylawns.co.nz | www.canterburylawns.co.nz ✓ Locally Owned & Operated ✓ Domestic & Commercial Lawns ✓ Erosion Control ✓ Ground Rotary Hoeing ✓ Site Preparation ✓ Dust Control ✓ Fencing & Posthold Boring ✓ Truck Hire ✓ Small Load Deliveries ✓ Irrigation Canterbury Lawns LtD