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Want to turn an outdoor living area into gold? A member of the Landscape Industries Association of New Zealand can help
A view of some landscaping by LIANZ. arecales, backyard, courtyard, garden, grass, home, house, landscaping, outdoor structure, palm tree, patio, plant, property, real estate, walkway, yard, black, gray
A view of some landscaping by LIANZ.

Whether in terms of financial investment or the richness it brings to you and your family's life, a well-designed outdoor living space is worth its weight in gold.

Although undertaking the job of upgrading your outdoor living space yourself, or with the aid of a fly-by-night contractor, might have instant appeal, the results may well be mixed even financially disadvantageous. Approaching a member of Landscape Industries Association of New Zealand (LIANZ), on the other hand, ensures the maximum knowledge, experience and design expertise is brought to bear on your precious open-air asset.

LIANZ is an industry body representing more than 200 members who are all practising landscape design, construction and garden-care professionals. LIANZ president Tim Williams says every accredited member needs to meet strict quality standards to qualify for admission.


A view of some landscaping by LIANZ. bedrock, boulder, landscape, outcrop, rock, rubble, stone wall, stream bed, walkway, wall, gray, brown
A view of some landscaping by LIANZ.

For added peace of mind, members are bound by the LIANZ Code of Conduct and Constitution promoting excellence in all aspects of their work.

"Homeowners are not always aware of the landscaping potentials of a site whether it is a lifestyle block or a suburban backyard. However, LIANZ professionals are trained to realise the potential of any given site, no matter how large or small," says Williams. "Do it once, do it right, runs the adage. It can be a much less expensive option to hire a landscape professional to design and install your garden, than make a costly attempt yourself that effectively turns your valuable resource into fool's gold."

The LIANZ website has a How To Find A Landscape Professional link that can put you in touch with members in your area.

A view of some landscaping by LIANZ. arecales, backyard, courtyard, garden, grass, home, house, landscaping, outdoor structure, palm tree, patio, plant, property, real estate, walkway, yard, black, gray
A view of some landscaping by LIANZ.

For more details, contact LIANZ, PO Box 5523, Auckland, freephone 0508 444 345. Email: admin@lianz.org.nz. Website: www.lianz.org.nz.

Mar 31, 2007
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