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Introduction to Mulches

Written by Tom Filmer on December 12th, 2018.      0 comments

When the topic of mulch comes up, a lot of people think typically of a bark or compost. So we put the topic to the test.

 

Maintaining Your Property Over the Holiday Period

Written by Tom Filmer on December 12th, 2018.      0 comments

Thinking of going away? Or are you looking to relax at home and make the most of it during time off? Unless you’re one of the minority of Kiwis who work over the Christmas break, you’ll have no hassles keeping your property in tip-top shape during your days off. Here’s a short list of things to consider about your garden these holidays.

 

 

Weather Patterns Boost Sales of Landscaping Supplies

Written by on December 12th, 2018.      0 comments

Recent weather patterns have resulted in increased sales of landscaping supplies in the top half of the South Island.  September and October had less rainfall than normal, causing drier than normal soil conditions to evolve in the top of the South Island and Northern Canterbury.  Some very high temperatures in November exacerbated this. NIWA’s climate outlook has predicted the summer will see long dry spells, with El Niño conditions continuing to develop.

 

 

How To Maximise Your Landscaping Efforts This Spring

Written by on November 15th, 2018.      0 comments

Whether you’re building a new home, refreshing an established backyard or adding value prior to selling your property, enhancing your landscape is a very sound investment. Whether you’re starting with a blank canvas or modernising an older area, the following tips explore the basics and outline some ‘need-to-knows’.

 

Analysis of Artificial Playground Surfacing

Written by Tom Filmer on November 5th, 2018.      0 comments

When choosing playground surfacing, it’s sometimes tempting to go with the apparent ‘simple solution that requires no maintenance’.  However, what if you were told that ‘solution’ potentially creates the need for increased maintenance, involves more capital outlay and can deteriorate into a safety hazard? We’ll get into the details later, but before we do let’s take an initial look at four different playground surfacing choices.

 

Biofiltration System Maintenance

Written by on October 30th, 2018.      0 comments

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.

Topics: Technical Media
 

Shell - The Increasingly Popular Choice For Horse Arena Surfacing

Written by on October 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

Many horse arenas are surfaced with sand, but recently the benefits of shell as an alternative are becoming more widely recognised. In the last year, Wholesale Landscapes has provided shell as a surfacing component in over 50 arenas throughout Canterbury and the Top of the South. What’s more, this burgeoning popularity of shell seems set to continue.
 
Topics: equestrian
 

10 Things Successful Vineyards Do

Written by Tom Filmer on October 4th, 2018.      0 comments

After many years of dealing with vineyards, we’ve come up with ten common themes displayed by ‘the best of the best’.

Topics: Horticulture
 

Bioretention Devices Explained

Written by on October 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

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.

 

 

Shell – the Perfect Arena Base for Injury Prevention

Written by on September 18th, 2018.      0 comments

Your horse is your treasured asset. How can you protect it from injury, and improve its performance, when deciding on a surface medium for your training arena?  Every equestrian knows a slip, trip or stumble could result in serious consequences for both horse and rider. This article looks at some of the issues involved in choosing a surface for your horse arena.
Topics: equestrian
 

Bounce Bark®, The Best Choice for Playground Surfacing

Written by on September 12th, 2018.      0 comments

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.

 

Viticulturists Brace for Dry Summer

Written by on September 7th, 2018.      0 comments

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.

 

Wholesale Landscapes, Home of the Original Forest Floor® Mulch

Written by on August 30th, 2018.      0 comments

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.

 

Black Forrest® spreading throughout New Zealand

Written by on August 29th, 2018.      0 comments

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.

 

Introduction to Bio Filters

Written by on August 29th, 2018.      0 comments


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.

 

Topics: Technical Media
 

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