How to make your Auckland landscape project seamless

If you are looking to maximise the potential of your Auckland home then start thinking about your landscaping the minute you move in! At Blackbird Projects we’ve seen the demand for beautifully landscaped gardens in suburbs such as Mission Bay, Herne Bay and St Heliers go through the roof. Landscaping is a must if you want to get the best return on investment when it comes to sell.

We all dream of that perfect indoor/outdoor flow and many of us have moodboards of how we want our gardens to look. But turning our dreams into reality is a different story. If you attempt to go it alone, the risk of making expensive landscape mistakes is high especially in Auckland where the climate is so changeable.

By following our guide below, you can streamline the process and achieve a seamless Auckland landscape project that meets your vision and exceeds expectations.

#1 Inspiration

Go for a Walk! Your local suburb will give you an indication of what grows well in the area. Take some sneaky photos of landscape features you like eg steps, pavers, fencing, pools, plants. If your neighbours have a well-established garden ask them for tips.

Love a well-manicured English style garden? Then check out the landscaping in heritage areas such as Herne Bay and Ponsonby. How about a Tropical Paradise? At Blackbird Projects this is still one of our most commonly requested landscape styles. We’ve implemented many tropical landscape plans around Remuera and St Heliers recently.

#2 Hire a Landscape Company  

Hiring a landscape professional will ultimately save you money. Their experience, creativity and knowledge will bring your vision to life in ways you never thought possible. No more costly mistakes!

Blackbird Projects is a fully-integrated landscape and build company. Our degree qualified landscape architects and designers have a wealth of experience designing stunning gardens throughout Auckland. They have expertise ranging from design, engineering, planting, pools & outdoor lighting. They know exactly what plants will thrive in your area and how to make your outdoor space flow. And our landscapers on the ground include master builders who can build anything from decks & pergolas to full poolhouses.

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Outdoor room in Devonport, Landscape design plan in Herne Bay, Mission Bay planting, Landscaping plan in St Heliers, Herne Bay Tropical Garden

#3 Local Landscape Knowledge

Save time shopping around for a landscape company by choosing one with local knowledge and expertise. Ask them some key questions:

  1. How many garden projects have they completed in your local area?
  2. Do they use good relationships with landscape suppliers?
  3. Can they show you a portfolio of work including designs and finished projects (incorporating both soft and hard landscaping)?
  4. Have they had experience installing pools?
  5. Will I have a dedicated project manager?

#4 Budget

Discuss your budget with any potential landscape company in the early stages and just like any house renovation, always have a contingency. Be realistic – excavations and retaining walls can be expensive, especially after the recent Auckland floods.

Ensure your landscape project manager communicates any cost variations along the way. You don’t want any nasty surprises at the end!

#5 Garden Maintenance Services

We recommend you look for a landscape company that offers ongoing services to keep your new outdoor space looking perfect. It’s heartbreaking when time-poor clients neglect their beautiful new gardens after investing so much time, effort and money to create them.

Blackbird Projects have a garden maintenance team who service clients all over central Auckland and the North Shore. Our team specialise in hedge trimming, plant care (mulch, fertilizer), weed control and irrigation. We can create a tailored maintenance plan based on your needs and budget.


Contact the Auckland landscape design and build experts

For a free consultation, give us a call today on 0800 30 30 11 or fill out our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch with you shortly.

Gallery from Left to Right:

Outdoor lighting in Remuera, Devonport Pool, Westmere Tropical Garden

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