Planting

shrubs and trees planting whangareiEvery year we plant thousands of shrubs and trees in gardens, effluent fields, parks, re vegetation projects and commercial developments. All of this work is 100% guaranteed, which means if a plant fails it will be replaced. Plants do fail!! For a variety of reasons. This warranty is valuable, but what is more important, is the way the planting is completed in relationship to ongoing maintenance.

The key to having Plantpro & Sons complete your planting project, is that, yes the plants will grow, yes they will be monitored and yes, the maintenance will be minimal.

Plants are sourced from lots of wholesale nurseries and can on occasion be grown to order. This is often done for large scale commercial work.

Plants are also at the whim of fashion, like they say, “one day you’re in, the next day you’re out”.

In colonial NZ, what came through mail order was what got planted and this defined what is now known as “cottage garden”

The use of exotic plants for ornamental planting was common up to the mid-eighties. Since then, there has been a huge shift to NZ natives. At one time Ti-Tree was a dirty word, and it was cut down without a thought. Now millions are planted every year along with Coprosma, flax species, five finger and many other colonising species. This planting of native NZ shrubs and trees, imitates the natural regeneration if the land is left alone.

Common areas for regeneration include slip country, wet land areas and coastal and estuarine margins.

The use of native plants has become common when selecting species for ornamental use in the domestic garden.

There seems to be resurgence in Tropical styled gardens with the use of palms, Cycads, mixed with broad leafed, hardy tropical Cordylines, Gingers, and fruit.

In Northland our climate allows us to plant hardy tropical, and warm temperate specimens, with particular success in coastal areas where minimum temperatures seldom reach single figures. Yes, I have experienced frost on the flats at Whananaki, but it’s a rare event!

A theme common in urban gardens is to use large numbers/groups of single species in one planting.This style can be successfully adopted in the domestic garden, particularly if it is large, and has long view lines.

View points are important when planning your planting. Who is going to benefit from your efforts and where are they looking from? As they approach your house? From where you stand in the kitchen?From the bedroom window?

Lots to consider, making it very worthwhile getting some help.

We offer a diverse service and specialise in design, hard and soft landscape construction.