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How to Look After Your Lawn During Winter?

No doubt winter poses a big problem for our lawns. So how do you keep your lawn healthy during the cold season? Many of us start to panic when our lush green lawn begins to lose its colour and becomes dormant. However, this is a common sign for a healthy winter lawn. Whilst you can’t …

The Importance of Playground Maintenance

An injury can happen in the blink of an eye. This is especially true when children are having fun at the playground. To enhance park safety level and avoid unnecessary costs, it is crucial to conduct regular playground maintenance. In 2016, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) reported 8300 children between the ages of 5 and …

Restoring the Inanga Spawning Site on the Mahurangi River

We started off last week with a bang as Sophie Tweedle, Whitebait Connection Auckland Coordinator, sent a note of appreciation to our hardworking Parks Team. In particular, for restoring the Inanga spawning site on the Mahurangi River. What is An Inanga?  Inanga is New Zealand’s smallest whitebait species. The Department of Conservation has classified Inanga as …

Waitakere Ward Councillor, Penny Hulse, recognised our teams hard work

Another proud moment for Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) as Waitakere Ward Councillor (former Deputy Mayor of Auckland Council), Penny Hulse, recognised our teams’ hard work and determination to keep Auckland beautiful. She posted on social media on the 17th of January, 2018 with the below photos, captioned: “Biking around to various meetings out west yesterday I …

Matakana War Memorial

It’s encouraging to hear such beautiful comments from clients like the Matakana War Memorial. The Matakana War Memorial is located at the entrance to Matakana Village, a small rural village in Northland, New Zealand. -994 Matakana Road, Matakana, North Auckland, New Zealand. The Memorial, unveiled in December 1919, comprises a large plinth of Oamaru stone …

Success for Ranui Community Garden at the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show!

Over the course of five days, one hundred exhibitors entered into the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show’s ‘Best in the Show’. Entrants were judged based on qualities such as command of space, use of design elements, use of materials and emotional impact. Convenor of judges, Pascal Garbe, said the quality of exhibitions were outstanding. There …

UMS visited the Ranui Community Centre

This week, Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) visited the Ranui Community Centre to drop off the first of many loads of “redundant” plants. An agreement reached between UMS and the Ranui Community Gardens. These are plants either left unplanted (at the end of the season) or removed from Auckland Council gardens as they are ready for …

Commitment to Health and Safety

The Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) team were out and about, last week, showing their commitment to health and safety. But this time, in a very different manner. The UMS team joined the Auckland Council staff as they filmed a health and safety induction video. The camera crew from Vision8 held the filming at Te Rangi …

What a Difference a Couple of Months Has Made!

Spring is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times for our horticultural team. Especially when, back in August, Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS)’ horticultural team remade the Japanese Garden in Henderson Town Centre. Now that spring has arrived the garden is full of lovely fresh new foliage and it has completed its transformation. UMS’ Regional Coordinator …

Ready, Set, MOW!

At our Henderson depot, Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) took delivery of eight John Deere 1580 Outfront Mowers – three rear discharge decks and five side discharge decks, for use throughout the Toru region. “These have been proven to outperform most other machines in their class. They’ll be a great asset in helping UMS meet the …