With more than 15 years of landscaping and construction experience in England, Australia and New Zealand, Carl Gildea specialises in designing stylish, unique gardens for homeowners to enjoy.
It all began on a working holiday in Australia where he enjoyed the creative and satisfying work of laying paving and building retaining walls.
When he arrived in New Zealand, Carl established his own company Willow Landscapes, covering all aspects of landscape design and construction from decking and retaining walls, to driveways, lawns and creating completely new gardens.
“I’m told I have a very good eye for detail and symmetry. That’s why I love paving, but because one of my hobbies is building timber furniture, I am also passionate about using timber in gardens to fashion pergolas, screens, fencing and decking.”
Carl’s pavement designs are bespoke and beautiful, ranging from perfect straight lines, to sweeping koru-shaped patterns.
All paving, patio builds and other concrete works are completed to professional top-quality standards by masonry craftsmen.
Decks, pergolas, raised garden beds and fencing are all simple, yet stylish ways Carl and the team can transform bare landscapes into modern, appealing spaces to entertain, relax and enjoy.
He also has a deep appreciation for New Zealand’s flora and fauna and is passionate about introducing natives into all the gardens he designs and constructs.
For a free quote and design inspiration, call Carl on 021 536 442.
If you’re landscaping these holidays, or working on a summer project and want to keep maintenance to a minimum, maybe it’s time to consider synthetic grass.
More and more people are installing the lawns, surfaces for outdoor play areas, and even personalised golf putting greens that provide the look of green space, but require none of the care and preparation.
GrassPro has transformed the way we view ‘fake grass’ and is becoming a popular landscaping alternative for gardeners worldwide.
Christchurch GrassPro operator Tim Gerard specialises in installing the product at townhouses, apartments, over 60s units, or smaller areas that are causing a nuisance for homeowners.
The company can supply and install a range of specialist synthetic landscaping grasses to suit your taste and requirements.
All grasses are UV stable, include no nasty chemicals or heavy metals, and are guaranteed for seven years. GrassPro can also install the product at early childhood centres and day cares, and they work hard to ensure all health and safety requirements, and New Zealand regulations are met.
They’ve also combined landscaping grass with a specialist golf putting green grass to create the perfect green for every golfer.
GrassPro is a part of the ProGroup, a Kiwi family-owned business providing “niche property transformation services”.
For a free, no obligation quote on how GrassPro can help improve your backyard, or a special project you have in mind, call Tim on 027 349 0527.
If trying to maintain a perfectly manicured lawn has been a struggle this summer, maybe the answer lies in a modern synthetic grass product.
GrassPro has transformed the way we view ‘fake grass’ and is becoming a popular landscaping alternative for gardeners world-wide who want the beauty of a stunning lawn, but none of the care and preparation involved. Christchurch GrassPro operator Tim Gerard specialises in installing the product in smaller areas, such as town houses, apartments, over 60s units and spaces that are causing a nuisance for the homeowner.
The company can supply and install a range of specialist synthetic landscaping grasses to suit your taste, and you might be surprised to know, you even get a choice on the blade thickness, length, texture and shade of green. All grasses are UV stable, include no nasty chemicals or heavy metals, and are guaranteed for 10 years.
GrassPro can also install the product at early childhood centres and day cares, and they work hard to ensure all Health and Safety requirements, and New Zealand regulations are met. As an added bonus for the sports fan, they’ve also combined landscaping grass with a specialist golf putting green grass to create the perfect green for every golfer. GrassPro is a part of the ProGroup, a Kiwi family-owned business providing ‘niche property transformation services’.
For a free, no obligation quote on how GrassPro can help improve your backyard, or a project you have in mind, call Tim on 027 349 0527 or visit, www.grasspro.co.nz.
Summer and watering go hand in hand and, as temperatures heat up, watering in the right spot at the right time is essential. Here are some simple tips for keeping on top of the watering this summer.
When and where: The best practice is to water early in the morning or late afternoon; it is not recommended to water late at night as fluctuating temperatures can cause fungus to breed. Watering in the morning, or around 4pm also ensures you won’t lose this precious resource to evaporation. Concentrate watering evenly around the base of the plants roots rather than the foliage.
Mulch: Use mulch to help conserve moisture. In summer mulch blocks sunlight from reaching the soil and therefore helps keep the soil moist. Mulch is also important to help keep a consistent soil temperature, this is especially important with fruiting crops such as tomatoes.
Take the time: Use enough water to sufficiently reach the deeper roots of the plant. Water needs a moment to seep into the soil, so water each plant then, when the water has soaked in, water again.
Irrigation: Have you considered installing an efficient and easy automated irrigation system that will take the hassle out of watering the lawn and garden for years to come? With an irrigation system, you can rest easy in the knowledge that your garden will be getting the right amount of water at the right time of day. It’s the ideal for this time of year, with an irrigation system ensuring your garden will be watered correctly while you are away on summer holidays.
Get in the experts: With so much to consider, including the influence your water pressure will have on your irrigation system, getting the experts in can save a lot of time and stress. The Oderings Landscaping team takes all the variables into consideration and can install a personalised system that meets the specific needs of your garden.
Get in touch with the Oderings Landscaping team to ensure you have an irrigation system that gives your garden great coverage with the right amount of water and meets your budget.