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Organic Gardening

Written by Wholesale Landscapes on September 26th, 2019.      0 comments

Organic Gardening

Recently the boundaries between ‘conventional’ and ‘organic’ gardening have become blurred as ‘conventional’ gardening adopts more of the sustainable principles of the organic way and ‘organic’ gardeners recognize that some of their practices are not convenient and carry more risk to health and the environment – eg. some organic pesticides, and fertilizer concoctions.
Topics: Home Gardens

Gardening in Nelson - Top Tips for Success

Written by Wholesale Landscapes on September 15th, 2019.      0 comments

Gardening in Nelson - Top Tips for Success


Nelson is one of the better regions in the world for gardening because of the great climate. We have a temperate climate which provides enough hours of chilling in winter to ensure good fruit set on deciduous fruit and berries, and is mild enough to grow sub-tropical plants like citrus reasonably well. Add to this the long sunshine hours and a reasonably even spread of the 1200mm of annual rainfall and we are well on the way to successful gardening.

Although we have some soil types in the region that suit fruit production, the soils in our urban areas can be on the heavy side with a predominance of clay, which makes gardening a challenge.

Topics: Home Gardens

Garden Pests & Diseases

Written by Wholesale Landscapes on September 11th, 2019.      0 comments

Garden Pests & Diseases

In recent years home gardening has changed.
  •  Gardens are smaller.
  •  Gardening is a major hobby for less people.
  •  Gardeners in general are less knowledgeable.
  •  There are less specialist garden centres and more mass merchandisers selling plants.
  • There is a greater fragmentation of suppliers and brands of plants and products.
  • Quality garden information is hard to find, especially regarding fertilisers and pest & disease control.
Topics: Home Gardens

Gardening in Pots & Containers

Written by Wholesale Landscapes on September 3rd, 2019.      0 comments

Gardening in Pots & Containers

A few well-placed pots can transform an area. They breathe life into bare spaces, add interest to the garden and give a welcome focal point to entrances, ends of pathways, alongside seats and soften stark walls. They are the perfect solution for today’s lifestyle gardener who may not have a conventional garden, but wants to add atmosphere to a patio, deck or balcony.
Vegetables and many fruits can also be grown very successfully in containers being an ideal solution where space is limited.
Topics: Home Gardens

What is a ‘Good’ Soil?

Written by Wholesale Landscapes on August 13th, 2019.      0 comments

What is a ‘Good’ Soil?

A good soil is one which has a high water holding capacity, but drains freely leaving air space.
Water and nutrients in such a soil, will be easily available to plants.

A good soil will be slightly acid (pH 6 – 6.8) at which level the nutrients required by plants are most freely available.

A good soil will have all the nutrients required for growth in the correct balance
Topics: Home Gardens

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’.


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.


Flourishing Landscaping Industry Welcomes Product Specification Guide

Written by on August 24th, 2018.      0 comments

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.


Market-Leading Landscaping Supplies Company Creatively Tackles Industry Issue

Written by on August 15th, 2018.      0 comments

Wholesale Landscapes, the market leader in the supply of landscaping products, has launched a new 40-page product specification guide. The full-colour brochure describes all their products in detail, lists ingredients, specifies recommended use, storage and handling and advises the most effective method of application.


Application of Compost for Different Soil Types

Written by on August 2nd, 2018.      0 comments

Soil performs vital functions in our ecosystems. The soil stores reserves of water for plants, controls water seepage into streams and groundwater and reduces rapid runoff that could cause erosion and floods. The soil stores carbon, (storing about four times more than plants), so it helps minimise the release of carbon dioxide into the air. Soil microbes absorb nitrogen from the air and make it available as plant food. Nutrients are released as underlying rock fragments decay. Soil filters water and helps absorb and break down toxins.


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At Wholesale Landscapes, we supply a wide range of landscaping products that are aged and blended to ensure the absolute highest quality. We deliver commercial quantities of bark-based landscape supplies to resellers and projects across NZ. We have a trade yard in Stoke, Nelson where landscapers and contractors can conveniently pick up bulk landscape supplies - all year round.

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