Tag Archives: landscaping


Landscape Design: Tips for beginners

If your garden just needs a complete overhaul, reworking the landscape can be overwhelming. We’ve collected seven top tips for beginners wanting to tackle landscape design. Because when it comes to landscape design there are many choices you can make, but it can all be very confusing. But, if you...

How To Stain A Deck –  Beginners Guide

Moved into a new home with a deck? Want to give an old deck a makeover? Built a new deck and it’s weathered for a year or more? If you’re someone who has never stained anything before use these tips to make the job easier and get terrific results. Staining...

Summer Entertaining preparation

Summer is around the corner… the nights are a little longer and temperatures getting warmer. This past Labour weekend prompted a few of the Home Show team to take the plunge and haul the barbecue out of storage in anticipation of summer entertaining & nights at the grill. We expect...

Does Landscaping Increase Your Homes Value?

There are so many things a homeowner can do inside a house to increase its value but what about outdoors and landscaping? Landscaping or improving the backyard could not only enhance the look of a property, but landscaping can increase your homes value and also adds value for refinancing or...

Outdoor/Indoor Flow

The Kiwi culture is alive with an appreciation for the outdoors. Who hasn't judged a garden on the space available for backyard cricket? How many decks have been judged on their craftsmanship and positioning for maximum sun soaking? The flow from the indoors to the out is also an important...

Get into Gardening

We all know someone with a fabulous garden, their green thumbs making us green with envy.  They may make it look effortless, but gardening is a time-consuming skill that takes commitment. Despite this, a new generation is enjoying how gardening can assist with stress relief, grow food, help with the...

Small Gardens

Small Gardens are Growing With ever-growing house prices, the quarter acre section has gone, and so have the sprawling veggie gardens, fruit orchards and lawns large enough for a cricket wicket. So enter the compact garden – a place that gives us a sense of the outdoors, but within the...

Privacy Please

Everyone should have the right to not be observed or disturbed in their own home, but urbanisation has made privacy a challenge. While it’s said ‘good fences make good neighbours’ it’s sometimes not enough to protect you from the gazes of next door or glances from the street. Reclaim your...

Project Renovation Starts Now

It’s easy to think that the best time to work on a summer project is in summer; but if you’re wanting to have your stunning entertainer’s backyard paradise ready to use on Christmas Day then the best time to start planning is NOW. Let the Canterbury Home Show help you make...

For the Love of Lawn

It’s not easy to cultivate the perfect lawn – but let us walk you through how you can be the focus of your neighbourhood’s lawn-envy in 5 easy steps! Everyone loves a good-looking backyard; and none more so than us kiwis.  But maintaining a lushly emerald green lawn that’s the...

The Even Greater Outdoors

The winter chill may well be upon us but take a moment to turn your mind to thoughts of a long hot summer spent in the backyard oasis of your dreams… If you’ve found yourself spending a lot of time looking out at your backyard knowing an upgrade would be...