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Consults & Quotations


For clients around the Dunedin area there's no charge to visit you, take a look at the site, go over some ideas and discuss what you want to achieve.

Once you have decided what landscaping work you need we can provide a free quotation.

Quotations are always well-specified and detailed. This way you know exactly what work is involved and how much it will cost.


Landscape Construction



The team are skilled, experienced and well-equipped to finish any landscape construction jobs to a high standard.


  • Decks
  • Paving
  • Retaining walls & terracing
  • Lawns
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Irrigation
  • Excavation
  • Driveways
  • Concrete paths and patios
  • Exposed aggregate concrete
  • Fences and gates
  • Pergolas and gazebos
  • Raised planters
  • Rock walls and rendered block walls
  • Steps, stairs and balustrades
  • Playgrounds and children’s play equipment
  • Outside firepits and BBQ’s
  • Spa pool installation
  • Water features


Landscape design




Paul Ashford has a Master's Degree in Landscape Design (University of London 1998) and has designed a multitude of diverse outside spaces.

The level and type of design services offered should link directly to your site and the client's needs.

Some options include:

  • Landscape concept plans
  • Planting plans
  • Drainage plans
  • Surveying levels on variable sloped sites
  • 3d site modelling
  • 3d planning of specific landscape features
  • Detailed specifications for landscape construction
  • Scoping for landscape management projects and resource consents

Landscape Concept Plans


Got a blank canvass section - don't know where to begin?

A concept plan will break up the area, skipping over finer details to instead concentrate on defining how the space will be used, identifying functional areas, aesthetics, form and how the planting fits into the overall scheme.

You can even choose your favourite from several potential designs, and keep working with Paul as the design is refined until ready for construction.


Concept plans can include any of the following:

  • Hard surface areas
  • Locations of lawns, decks, driveways...
  • Steps, terraces and level changes
  • Retaining walls and fences
  • Mapping out existing trees & vegetation
  • Deciding where new planting will go
  • Drainage

Detailed planting plans

Taking into account site conditions, soils, aspect, exposure and most importantly your tastes, planting plans and schedules will be crafted.

These are detailed working documents drawn up to your specifications to show the plants to be used, positioning and planting / cultivation requirements.



Planting implementation



during planting - click to see this design in my portfolio

Ornamental trees, shrubs and native plants all require specific horticultural requirements. Our team gives new planting projects the best possible start by using experience gained whilst planting so many sites in the Dunedin area.

Planting success is all about knowing what plants are going to grow well in your section's soil, aspect and region. Getting it wrong can be expensive.

Utilising our experience will minimise mortality and give a pleasing mix of plants that grow well together and blend well in colour, foliage, flower and form.

Installation of decorative mulches in gardens, or mulch matting on larger revegetation projects is often beneficial.


Sourcing plants


NZ native plants. Click here to view my photo database.

It is very frustrating to have a planting plan filled with lovely plants you cannot find at local nurseries. I spent 5 years as a nurseryman trying to source impossible orders and solve this problem for clients.

Subsequently I am always keen to take you beyond the design phase into the practicalities of implementing each planting scheme.

This can involve sourcing all trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants whilst giving you a detailed breakdown of prices and budget options.


Maintenance and aftercare

A freshly planted design looks great, but with time and care it can only get better as it matures...

This is why I offer a free aftercare consultation visit to local Dunedin clients. Take the opportunity to ask for horticultural advice regarding the planting's development, pruning or maintenance.

Ongoing maintenance schedules can be arranged to weed, prune, spray and tidy as necessary.


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