Subject: March Groundwork - newsletter
From: Tim Durrant
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 18:45:49 -0400 (EDT)

Groundwork Newsletter - March 2009
and Autumn arrives...

Dear John,
Welcome to the Autumn issue of Groundwork.
"Laughter is the best medicine "it may be an old saying, but I think it's particularly relevant now, especially with the deluge of bad news confronting us every day. If you need a laugh check out one of my favorite skits on you tube.    
In this issue Wally Richards looks at what Autumn holds for gardeners and discusses how to make your money stretch further in the garden and we profile Second Nature, a specialist landscape construction and maintenance company. For those of you in the swimming pool industry you must check out the Splash expo information being held in late July, a must attend event.   
Happy reading and if you have any comments or feedback, please contact us.

In this issue
:: Autumn gardening
:: Register for Splash Pool & Spa Trade Show
:: Win coffee
:: Become a guest writer
:: Second Nature
:: Stretching your dollar in the garden
Wally Richards

Autumn gardening
March is a great time to get in the garden according to expert Wally Richards.
In this latest article, Wally offers a wealth of advice on what to plant at this time of the year and how you can ensure you will reap a great crop of winter vegetables.
March is also the pefect time to attend to your lawns, whether it's sowing a new one or tidying up your existing patch.
To read Autumn gardening  click here

Stretching your dollar in the garden

Gardening, or more to the point, growing as many of your own fruit and vegetables as you can, is one way to off-set the times when your dollar has to stretch further. Most readers aged around their sixties will remember growing up at a time when our parents were very conscious of hard times. In many cases we have memories of big vegetable gardens, fruit trees, chickens in their runs, baking, bottling, preserves and jam-making. There was no waste, everything was used, and the expression of the day was: 'Waste not, Want not'.  To read Stretching your dollar in the garden click here 

Splash expo logo

 are open for the second biannual SPLASH! Pool & Spa Trade Show in New Zealand.
The show is THE must attend event for all involved in the wet industry -contractors, architects, landscapers, pool builders, retailers, manufacturers and service technicians.

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If you are committed to staying at the top of your game - this FREE expo is the place you need to be.
SEE - new products & services

- about the latest developments in the industry

- new contacts

- new regulations and international business opportunities

What's happening in 2009?

More than 40 exhibiting companies - over two floors!

Two day seminar programme with international speakers.
Clevaquip Welcome Reception

Register for FREE at or call 0800 451 590 for more information.

29 -30 July
Hilton Auckland
Win 500g of award winning Hawthorne Coffee by
telling your friends about us
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Be a Guest Writer
Do you have something to say or share? - are you interested in writing an article for the blog? Blog articles don't need to be long and our editorial assistant can proof and punctuate your text.

This can also be a way for you to promote your community group or business.

0800 547865

second nature logo
Landscape designers need to have the confidence that the realisation of  their design will take place without their vision being compromised

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To ensure this, Second Nature has brought together a team of talented and professional landscape practitioners.

Company principal Chris Ballantyne says the commitment to quality and the combination of integrity and experience of the practitioners ensures quality outcomes are achieved.

"We have the ability to work with both architectural detail or concept designs, to ensure that design detail, programme and budget are closely adhered to."
"The vision of the designer and client is faithfully followed, with effective solutions found to design issues in the case of less detailed concepts" he said."

As the creation of a landscaped garden often represents a significant investment by the client, it is now more important than ever for there to be an informed, regular maintenance programme to protect its inherent value and to keep the original concept fresh and well presented.

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Second Nature provides such a service and with experienced and qualified teams, offers either regular or on-demand maintenance contracts as required, ensuring that the individual client's needs or interests are incorporated into any programme.

View the Second Nature Portfolio and website.
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Contact us to discuss opportunities for your business and connect with over 15,000 New Zelander's each month.

That's all this month - once again please feel free to contact us.
Kind regards,

Tim Durrant and the Team ltd ltd | PO Box 8987 Havelock North | Hawke's Bay | New Zealand