On this page you will find information about being cautious about who you choose to work on your landscape and about qualifications and standards within the industry.
Category: Choosing a Professional
When selecting a contractor to install your landscape it is important to make sure they are a qualified or experienced professional. The best way to ensure this is to use a reputable company or a member of a professional body. Many landscape contractors and companies are capable of doing most if not all of the […]
The landscape industry includes gardeners and maintenance contractors. Most landscape contractors offer a maintenance service once they have installed your project, or will be able to recommend a maintenance gardener. There are also specialist maintenance gardeners, sometimes described as amenity horticulturists, who specialise in garden and section care. We recommend reading choosing a professional before […]
Many contractors offer a design service as part of their business. Some will have formal training. These could be degrees or diplomas in horticulture as well as landscape design. Others will be qualified tradespeople such as builders and tilers. Landscape contractors are supported by a large range of subcontractors and specialists. We recommend reading choosing […]
A person using this title will have completed a Bachelor or Masters of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University or UNITEC. Landscape Architects design large scale commercial/industrial projects and residential landscapes. Those who belong to the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) are bound by a strict code of conduct. We recommend reading choosing a […]