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Callistemons New Zealand

Callistemons in New Zealand: An Aussie Native in Kiwi Country

Introduction Among the myriad of Australian flora that carry an exotic allure, the callistemon, also known as the bottlebrush plant, stands out with its distinctive fuzzy flowers. This guide aims to provide a detailed understanding of callistemons, their ability to withstand New Zealand conditions, and their care requirements. With its tall, columnar growth habit and […]

Landscape Supplies in New Zealand

Landscape Supplies in New Zealand: A Guide for Professionals and Home Gardeners

Are you a professional landscaper looking to source the best materials for your next project? Or perhaps you’re an experienced home gardener keen on improving the aesthetics of your outdoor space? Maybe you’re a council decision-maker seeking sustainable, high-quality landscape supplies? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Securing quality landscape supplies is crucial […]

Small Hedges New Zealand

Best Small Hedges New Zealand

Are you looking to add structure and beauty to your garden? Small hedges might be the perfect solution! Small hedges not only add aesthetic appeal but also provide a practical function such as creating privacy or marking boundaries. They’re easy to maintain and can be used in a number of different ways. Understanding Small Hedges: […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Of Mulch

The incorrect use of mulch in landscape plantings is causing many mass planting landscapes to fail, and is inflicting major environmental damage, by spreading disease and weed problems. Unknown to many, there are two major categories of mulch. Ground cover mulch, used to cover the ground generally at 50mm to 100mm thick, and soil conditioner […]

chemical fertiliser

Chemicals and Fertilisers

(information based on Australian research, products and results may differ in New Zealand) By Todd Layt I have contacted various companies and asked for information regarding new and old favourite chemicals, fertilisers, wetting agents and other lawn and garden consumables. Interestingly, there seems to be a real growth in combination products, such as fertiliser-chemical combos, […]