Flourishing Landscaping Industry Welcomes Product Specification Guide

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Flourishing Landscaping Industry Welcomes Product Specification Guide

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.

 

New Zealand is seeing a boom in residential building and with it, a collateral boom in landscaping, as home-builders enhance their outdoor spaces by completing their exterior design. The latest research shows that a beautiful outdoor environment isn’t just nice to have, but a therapeutic outdoor space is important to people’s health and wellbeing.

 

According to Statistics New Zealand, May 2018 saw the highest number of new dwellings consented nationally since June 2004. The increase for the year ending May 2018 was 6.5%. A forecast by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment predicts the construction boom is set to continue for the next five years. The ramping up of the Labour Coalition Government’s KiwiBuild programme will enhance this effect through to 2028.

 

Anecdotal evidence indicates landscaping businesses are thriving under these conditions. Here at Wholesale Landscapes, we have noticed products, such as screened soil and other staples for landscaping, have been selling in record quantities.


Landscapers are increasingly centred on customising their range of services to meet home-owners’ specific needs. Regional soil variations and other variables in environmental conditions need to be taken into account in the application of specific landscaping products. This prevents inefficiencies in the application, underutilisation or outright misuse of products. Wholesale Landscapes, the market leader in the supply of landscaping products, has come up with a solution to empower customers through increased knowledge.

 

Wholesale Landscapes 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
  • Advises the most effective method of application

 

It notes results of product testing, conducted at Wholesale Landscapes’ onsite laboratory.

These include:
  • pH testing
  • wind testing
  • slope testing
  • air-filled porosity (AFP) testing
  • bulk density measurements
  • weighing and sizing of their specialist landscaping products
  • Approximate freighting volumes are also included for easy assessment of transport requirements.

 

Enhance your landscaping business by accessing all the information you require to meet the specific needs of your customers. Download your Product Specification Guide here.

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Our Truck Volumes

3T Truck

Full truck load volumes
  • Bark: 7m³
  • Compost: 4m³
  • Supersoil: 3m³
  • Soil: 3m³
  • Shell: 3m³
  • Stone: 1.5m³

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Full truck load volumes
  • Bark: 20m³
  • Compost: 10m³
  • Supersoil: 7m³
  • Shell: 8m³

11T Truck

Full truck load + trailer volumes
  • Bark: 25m³ - 65m³
  • Compost: 17m³ - 38m³
  • Supersoil: 12m³ - 29m³
  • Shell: 12m³ - 30m³

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  • Wholesale Landscapes – Stoke Yard (that's us!)
  • Stoke Garden & Landscapes
Richmond
  • Bay Landscapes & Garden Centre
  • Goldpine Richmond
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  • Māpua Landscapes
Motueka
  • Stonescape Garden Supplies (Concrete & Metals)
North Canterbury
  • Woodend Landscape Supplies
  • Amberley Hire & Landscape Supplies
  • Hanmer Landscape Supplies
Christchurch
  • Garden Box – Middleton
  • Urban Paving & Landscape Supplies – Harewood
  • Pearsons Landscape Supplies – Bromley
  • Styx Mill Landscape & Nursery  – Styx
  • Mitre 10 Mega Ferrymead
  • Odering Garden Centre Christchurch - Philpotts
  • Odering Garden Centre Christchurch - Barrington
  • Mainscape Garden Supplies
South Canterbury
  • Fulton Hogan Timaru
  • Ashburton Contracting Ltd (ACL)
  • Centaland
  • CMT Group
  • Kaikōura Landscape Supplies

Pick-Up Information

We welcome pick-up of product by the public for volumes 1m³ and over. Please check your estimated trailer weight rating below. If your trailer is unable to hold the weight of our minimum pick-up volume, please book a delivery. *We require a minimum order quantity of 3m³ for any bark, compost, soil or shell products and a minimum order quantity of 1.5m3 for any stones or aggregates.

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Standard trailer
(750kg limit)
  • Bark / Mulches
  • Shell
  • Compost
  • Soil
  • Stones / Aggregates
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Tandem trailer
(1,500kg limit)
  • Bark / Mulches
  • Shell
  • Compost
  • Soil
  • Stones / Aggregates
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Tip truck
(2,000kg limit)
  • Bark / Mulches
  • Shell
  • Compost
  • Soil
  • Stones / Aggregates

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*We will quote to the nearest cubic meter.

Recommended depths

Typically you need a finishing layer of screened soil of 100mm when working with an uneven surface. 100mm of soil will allow to even out any hollows and give enough depth to create a flat surface

A general rule for compost is to allow for the depth of the current root structure of your plants with an additional 30-50% to mix in with the base. If you’re planting into holes or filling up a vege garden  you will need to accommodate for this prior to filling up

We recommend 100mm (10cm) deep for new bark gardens and planting into bare areas. For existing gardens with some cover, we recommend 75mm-100mm (7.5cm-10cm)

Note: Barked areas for playground impact protection need to meet NZS5828:2015 standards and is calculated on the fall areas and the height of the playground. Please contact us to discuss your barked playground areas

For paths and driveways which are often exposed to car and foot traffic, we recommend 100mm-125mm (10cm-12.5cm) on newly prepared areas due to settling of product.

This excludes preparation, compaction or drainage gravel underneath. For existing areas 75mm thickness is recommended for areas needing a small top-up.