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5 top advantages to working with a landscape design and build company

What makes a perfect outer space? Is it the design, the choice of plants, the positioning of the decks, the use of light, shape, texture? Is it the quality of the workmanship or the choices of materials? Yes – it’s all these things, but here at OuterSpace Landscapes – we [...]

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Landscaping in Hillside and Coastal Areas of Christchurch

When it comes to garden and landscaping design, Canterbury hillside and coastal properties bring unique opportunities and challenges that need to be thoughtfully addressed in your landscape design. Christchurch hillside landscaping has many similarities to Queenstown and Wanaka with alpine conditions, extremes of hot and cold, frost, snow [...]

ROI – The Return on $1 Spent On A Landscape Design

A well thought out landscape or garden design is an integral part of any architectural plan – and with good reason. When it’s done right, you’ll get a great return on investment (ROI) - an investment in a professional landscape design can pay handsome dividends. Professionally designed and executed [...]

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Great Ways to Light up Your Landscaping

The evening’s drawing to a close. There’s a stunning sunset, and you’re relaxing in the spa, sipping on your favourite drink. The evening is still warm and you wish you could be staying outside for just that little bit longer… These days, you’ll find that outdoor lighting is no [...]

5 Great Ideas for Swimming Pool Landscaping & Design 

The sun is out and it’s a stunning day – so what better place to be than the pool deck, relaxing on a comfy lounger or enjoying a poolside barbecue with the family. With the shift to outdoor living, the swimming pool is coming into its own as [...]

Fencing your Garden or Property? 6 Things to Think About

HAVE YOUR PURPOSE CLEAR IN MIND If you’re fencing for security, you’ll need a tall, sturdy lockable gate, with no footholds. If you’re fencing to keep in the dogs and your dogs are diggers, you might need to bury the base underground by at least 15 centimetres. If [...]

Top Landscape Design Trends of 2016

While some feature of landscape and garden design remain a perennial part of the landscape, it’s always interesting to see how popular trends in landscape design develop from year to year. As our expectations of outdoor living become more sophisticated, landscape designers and architects are seeing a renewed [...]

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Make the Most of Your Outdoor Entertainment Area

Picture yourself relaxing beside a crackling fire, chatting with friends, and enjoying a slice of delicious wood-fired pizza from your very own pizza oven! As outdoor living increasingly becomes an extension of our homes and personalities, so too our outdoor spaces are evolving to become areas where we [...]

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Choosing the Right Fencing Solution

Our garden is one place we can relax and escape the pressures of our busy lives. It should be a peaceful haven, but if you’re not adequately shielded from neighbours or traffic, or if you’re worried about keeping the dogs in, don’t despair. With expert advice, you can [...]

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3 Great Ways to Improve Indoor Outdoor Flow in Your Landscape Design

These days, busy and often stressful lifestyles have led to a much greater need for relaxing at home More than ever, people want a haven where they can enjoy time with friends and family, or just put up their feet and enjoy relaxing, reading or soaking up the [...]

The 5 top questions our clients ask us about Landscape Design

Most landscaping projects start with a plan created by our design team so we asked the team to tell us about the questions that they are asked most often. What are the top 5 questions our clients ask us about landscape design?   Do [...]