Feilding Herald : February 9th 2012
25 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 ADVERTISING FEATURE 4361974A A Paddy Toyne is the new owner of L.A Landscapes and Kerbing Manawatu. Paddy is revelling in the opportunity of owning and working in the business he loves. Paddy's passion is gardening. "I would have been the only 18yr old in South Auckland with a vegetable garden." His love of gardens comes from his father and Paddy is happiest when creating landscapes for people to enjoy. Paddy and his wife Catherine have been living in the Manawatu for nearly twenty years. They love the lifestyle of rural Manawatu and enjoy the opportunities and facilities available for their family. L.A Landscapes offer a comprehensive service for both residential and commercial landscaping. Water features and irrigation, concrete work, lawn laying, paving, brickwork, fencing, plant supply and placement, green waste removal, foundations and footings, subsoil drainage, retaining walls. The list is endless and also includes solutions for lifestyle block problems such as spraying, paddock topping, central races, gateways, holding pens. "If you want it done, we can do it." If you want to renovate an existing garden and redefine areas for outdoor living or create and develop a new landscape contact Paddy. • Water Features & Irrigation • Concrete Work • Plant Supply * Placement • Paving & Brickwork • Garden Makeovers • Retaining Walls • Fencing, Trellis • Lawn laying L.A LANDSCAPES IFYOUWANTITDONEWECANDOIT Total Residential & Commercial Landscaping 131 Halcombe Rd RD5, Feilding 4775 Phone: 06 323 1401 • Cell 021 416464 • e: email@example.com KERBING MANAWATU LIMITED We are specialised in Continuous Concrete Edging for: • Garden Edges • Driveways • Paving and Patio Borders • Mower Strips • Improve the Appearance of your Garden/Driveway • Increase the Value of your Property • Minimise Garden Maintenance • Retain soil, bark or pebbles For free advice and free quote call: Paddy Phone 06 3231401 Cell 021416464 Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgFREE QUOTES HOME 4363209AA GARDEN & ESIGN DESIGN The right garden for you You rock: Garden features can be a focal point and a water feature adds the dimension of sound to your garden. Good looks: Get control of your garden by using design features that lead to less maintenance and ensure your garden looks good throughout the year. Photos: SUPPLIED How do you get the garden you want? Start by writing down a wish list. Then work out the priorities, what are the must haves on that list? Money will be the controller of that list, so work out what you can afford. Decide if there are things that you can do yourself from that list. For bigger projects you will need to seek advice and contact the experts. In the long run good advice and expertise will save you money. Some people may admire expansive gardens with lots of flowers, sun-shaded deciduous trees, and expansive decks. If your weekends are spent away from home in pursuit of other activities, you may decide that the maintenance of such a garden can be very time consuming and it will cramp your lifestyle. If the budget works and you are able to get in help that is great. If not, be prepared to set aside a few hours every week and make the most of long weekends. It is amazing how long it takes when decks and the accompanying outdoor furniture need their annual spruce up. Not to mention the pruning, mulching and spraying for a big garden. You quickly realise that the list is changing to what you need versus what you want. Suddenly a stylish, easycare option is top of the list. Maybe a water feature has always been the one thing you always wanted and you want to achieve that look. Always think about your entry and designate areas of your garden so you are able to create different outdoor rooms. If you like to eat al fresco, the sun, wind and shade are important to consider, plus access to the kitchen. Ask yourself if you can and will do the preparation. The preparation of paths, fences, garden beds and driveways must be done correctly. Remember if it all seems too much and too hard, contact a landscaper. They have the equipment, the knowledge and the skill to help you tick off everything on that amended wishlist. Whole package: Even your hallway should be considered as a room when decorating your home. Photo: FAIRFAX Make that wish list When it comes to decorating rooms inside your home take it gently from room to room. You are creating spaces, start writing a wish list and prioritising. Sit in different parts of a room and take note of the furniture, sunlight and doorways, and prioritise the main function of that room. Perhaps an easy start is with the front entrance or foyer, as it is often the first dropping-off point for many things and not necessarily where you intend them to be. Usually, by the end of a busy week you have created an obstacle course as you close the door behind you. Therefore, the list could include the need for a simple cupboard, a shelf, some eye-catching coat hooks, and a table with a drawer. Clutter is now organised and things are in a designated place. Remember to ask yourself the question: How much of the work are you prepared to do yourself?'' Wish lists should create enthusi- asm and a think outside the square attitude''. This attitude is every- thing. We are fortunate to have access to plenty of experts and designers who can assist you to work through your list. The aim of home improvement projects is just that -- improving your home and your lifestyle.
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