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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’.

 

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.

 

Landscaping industry thriving in the Nelson-Tasman region

Written by on July 25th, 2018.      0 comments

According to Statistics New Zealand, May 2018 saw the highest number of new dwellings consented nationally since June 2004. The increase for the year ended May 2018 was 6.5%. At a local level, Tasman’s residential building consents have reached half last year’s number in only 5 months. The Nelson region’s numbers are trending in a similar way.

 

The Fate of Glyphosate

Written by on May 7th, 2018.      0 comments

This month a US federal judge ruled hundreds of lawsuits against Monsanto Co by cancer survivors or families of those who died can proceed to trial, finding there was sufficient evidence for a jury to hear the cases that blame the company’s glyphosate-containing weed-killer for the disease. 

Now, Monsanto, which makes Roundup, has been ordered by US Superior Court to pay $440 million damages to a Californian man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.

 

 

Wholesale Landscapes Dream Landscape Makeover Completed

Written by Tom Filmer on April 23rd, 2018.      0 comments



 
Topics: Home Gardens
 

How To Protect Your Plants in Winter

Written by Tom Filmer on May 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

As the weather starts to get colder it is a good time to start planning some winter protection for the plants in your garden, especially those that are more sensitive to the colder months. Thinking ahead can help prevent damage and even death, which apart from stopping your garden looking like a death zone can save you a lot of expensive replacement planting next spring.
Topics: Home Gardens
 

The Home Owners Guide to Sowing a Lawn

Written by Tom Filmer on March 7th, 2017.      0 comments

Sowing a lawn is done perfectly in Autumn because the mornings are fresh yet we still get the long sunny days of Nelson to allow plenty of growth from seed.

Before you start laying the lawn will you need to prepare the area to give the roots the best possible chance for sustained growth.

Depending on the area, you will likely need to remove existing lawn, hard-fill, or stones to create a good foundation for the lawn. Create a deficit of 60mm from what you would like the finished level to be. This will be the most important levelling as it sets up what media the seed will grow in.

Topics: Home Gardens
 

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