Recently, many South Island councils, including Nelson City Council, have conducted testing of their biofiltration systems, used to reduce odours from sites such as sewage treatment plants. These tests have shown a wide range of performance by biofilters, with the primary cause of poor performance being a lack of regular maintenance.
After many years of dealing with vineyards, we’ve come up with ten common themes displayed by ‘the best of the best’.
Bioretention devices, such as raingardens, swales, filter strips and stormwater planters are landscaping features which are developed specifically for stormwater management. They use plants and substrate to detain and filter stormwater to reduce the negative impacts of excessive runoff from roads, roofs and paved surfaces on lakes, streams and the ocean.
An important part of a Kiwi kid’s childhood is the time spent playing in playgrounds, whether it’s with family at the local reserve, or with friends at school or an Early Childhood Education Centre. Councils, principals, Boards of Trustees and ECE Centre managers are tasked with providing challenging, yet safe, play environments.
With current predictions indicating this summer will be long, hot and dry, what proactive measures can be taken by Top of the South viticulturists to prepare for the heat? In this article, we explain why the early application of composts or mulch to vineyard soil is highly recommended.
Since 1999 Wholesale Landscapes have been producing and selling their highly-popular Forest Floor® mulch. Chances are that your children grew up playing on this surface in their playgrounds. Wholesale Landscapes is a local Nelson business that was founded almost 40 years ago. Since then, hard-working products like Forest Floor® have seen them become the South Island’s largest manufacturer of landscaping products.
Following a soft launch last spring, Wholesale Landscapes has seen extreme growth in demand for a product which delivers a sophisticated visual appeal combined with all the garden-health benefits of a mulch. The ground-breaking and innovative Black Forrest® was exclusively developed by Wholesale Landscapes, the Nelson-based company which is the South Island’s largest manufacturer of landscaping products. Black Forrest® is trending as the ‘must-have wow factor’ for garden groundcover.
Biofiltration is a great way to naturally and organically remove odorous bacteria that would otherwise pollute the atmosphere. BioFilm, manufactured by Wholesale Landscapes for over 10 years, is a specialist, branded technical media used all over the South Island by local government and private organisations to minimise odours.
Choosing the correct base material for a horse arena is paramount. Primarily, this choice impacts on the health and welfare of your horse, and therefore its performance. It means the rewards you receive for the time and energy you invest in your horse will be greater. Here’s some points to better inform you about choosing a base for your horse arena.
Using bark as playground impact-protection provides more than a naturally-sourced, environmentally-responsible, sustainable safety solution- it also promotes kids’ immunity and general health and wellbeing.
Landscapers and home gardeners are set to explode into action this spring as a blooming year for landscaping continues. Wholesale Landscapes’ Product Specification Guide makes it easy for customers to select the product most suited to their needs.
Marlborough vineyards are overcoming sodic soil conditions by the application of compost as mulch. In this article, Wholesale Landscapes looks at the problem and investigates methods of treatment.