Shannon - Paradise Landscapes

Shannon - Paradise Landscapes

Landscaping in the Summertime – What Works Best?

It sometimes seems like summer is always just around the corner. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though. In fact, there is no better feeling than enjoying that cool breeze as you bask in the glorious sunshine.

For the perfect garden in summer you need to understand what landscaping works best. You don’t need to spend thousands on plants and you don’t need to blister your hands digging up the soil. To create the perfect summer backyard, simply invest in some smart landscaping.

Landscape Techniques that Will Keep Your Garden Flourishing

New Zealand can experience some extreme weather in the summer months. As such, our gardens take a battering that causes our plants to wilt. Nevertheless, you can’t still enjoy the beauty of a New Zealand summer in the comfort of your garden. Here are some of the ways you can keep your garden flourishing throughout the summer period.

Drought Proof Plants

Drought proof and resistant plants look great and they help you to save on your water bills. New Zealand is fortunate enough to have a variety of drought-resistant plants. Depending on the size of your garden and the climate, you can pick from a wide range.


Add some colour and vibrancy to your garden with a beautiful selection of flowers, such as:

  • Australian bottle brush
  • Cordyline ‘red star’
  • Gardenia
  • Yarrow

These flowers will add colour to your garden and tolerate the dry climates with grace. As a leader in landscape design, we will help you choose the right plants.


Mediterranean herbs thrive in dry climates. The best herbs to grow in a dry garden bed are:

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary

Fresh herbs from your garden improve the look of the area and the food on your plate. Produce and condiments that are home grown often taste much better than the supermarket variety.


Beautiful, shady and welcoming – there are many more adjectives you could use to describe the magnificence of trees. Deciduous trees are recommended by arborists as their leaves will float to the ground in autumn. Red and paperback maple species of oak and elm will grow substantially. If you want a smaller tree, hackberries and sumacs are a great option.

Irrigations System

Before you install an irrigation system, it is best to draw up a plan of your garden to determine how much water is needed. An automated sprinkler system is perfect for summer. The more you expand your garden, the more tubing you can add to your system.

Mulch it Up

Mulching is arguably the best way to maintain moisture in your soil throughout the warmer months. Mulch can prevent water evaporation by as much as 75%. By retaining moisture in the soil, you will significantly reduce your water usage. This prevents your garden from drying out and adds much-needed nutrients to the soil as it breaks down.

As a leader in landscaped gardens in Auckland, we pride ourselves on delivering professional service. Your garden should be a paradise, especially during the summer when you can enjoy it most. That’s why we provide residential landscaping services for every time of year!

If you would like to learn more about our services, contact Paradise Landscapes today.

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