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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 Tom Filmer 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 Tom Filmer 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 Tom Filmer 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 Tom Filmer 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 Tom Filmer 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 Tom Filmer 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 Tom Filmer 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

Choosing a Base Material for a Horse Arena

Written by Tom Filmer on August 29th, 2018.      0 comments

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.

Topics: equestrian

The Benefits of Bounce Bark

Written by Tom Filmer on August 24th, 2018.      0 comments

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.


Flourishing Landscaping Industry Welcomes Product Specification Guide

Written by Tom Filmer 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.


Compost Mulch Treats Sodic Soils in Vineyards

Written by Tom Filmer on August 15th, 2018.      0 comments

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.


Market-Leading Landscaping Supplies Company Creatively Tackles Industry Issue

Written by Tom Filmer 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 Tom Filmer 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 Tom Filmer 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.


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