Reduce risk for safe landscaping

safe landscaping

Fire resistant plants A priority for homeowners is to feel safe in their homes. They may think about fire hazards and risks inside the home but could potentially forget to think about the risk outside their home. Landscapers can reduce this risk by considering fire-resistant plants and landscaping materials when sourcing supplies, especially for properties […]

Your guide to booking a delivery with Wholesale Landscapes

booking a delivery with wholesale landscapes

Your landscaping project is all planned out and now it’s time to take action.   You’ve picked out the best compost and soil for the job, but have you thought about the logistics of getting it delivered?   The last thing you want is to find that out truck can not access your site or […]

Compost Mulch Treats Sodic Soils in Vineyards

sodic soil

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.   What are Sodic Soils? Sodic soils are characterised by high levels of exchangeable sodium, which impedes water infiltration and water availability, adversely affecting plant growth. Sodic soils are innately […]

Black Forrest® spreading throughout New Zealand

Black Forrest Mulch

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 […]

Introduction to Mulches

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.   What Is Mulch? The word mulch is a somewhat vague word most often used to describe a ground covering for a garden. It is defined, generally, as any […]

Weed Prevention Beats Costly Cure

Forest Floor Mulch Around Trees in New Zealand

A recent news story, has highlighted the plight of Councils who have rightly decided to ban the use of toxic glyphosate in their parks and reserves.   Increasing concern over the cancer dangers posed by glyphosate, (as outlined in an earlier Wholesale Landscapes’ article), has seen Christchurch Council severely restrict use of the herbicide by its grounds […]