Project Sheet: Mitre 10 Megastore – The Base Te Rapa
Naylor Love Construction
0-7-871 • 8,500 plants;
• 25 species of plant;
Soft Landscaping: 3
Ecolynx (NZ) Ltd • 500m bark mulch;
Hamilton • 200m3 6-50mm ‘blue’ limestone chip;
021 351 957 • 50m3 40mm grey chip;
Irrigation: • 7500m2 polypropylene weed mat;
Waterforce • 85 specimen trees.
This project continues the theme developed with the first of the site works on The Base Te Rapa site
back in 2005. Mixing natives with exotics has provided a range of colours and textures throughout the
Soft Landscaping Supplies: site. A unique concept is the use of both the ‘blue’ limestone chip and grey chip as mulch on the
Treefrog Nurseries gardens, in places giving a zebra effect which was appreciated by the public. Given the intolerance of
NZ Peat the azaleas to alkaline soil, the grey chip had been used as a means of providing the right environment
AT Kelly’s for the azaleas.
Kauri Park Nurseries
Taupo Native Plant Nursery Metrosideros “Maori Queen” provide a striking presence
throughout the year with their rich dark green colouring. These
Leafland have a striking red flower during summer.
Full Bloom Flora
The preparation of the gardens was undertaken by Cambridge
Construction with good ‘clean’ soil used to backfill the gardens.
For this project we decided to hold all plants in our Nursery
rather than on site. This ensured plants could be watered on a
regular basis and any frost sensitive plants held in our wintering
over shade house. The Astelias responded very well to this
plant management process.
Totara and kahikatea dominate the 10m strip planting alongside
Te Rapa Rd. Kahikateas are a dominant tree throughout the
Waikato and are being widely used within the Hamilton City
boundary as specimen trees. All plants in this area are natives,
the selection providing a contrast of colours and textures.
Key attributes of Ecolynx which contributed to the successful
implementation of this project was the ability of the staff to
adjust to the constraints of the other sub-contractors working on
the site and accommodating last minute changes to the garden
Ecolynx (NZ) Ltd PO Box 15174 - Hamilton - NEW ZEALAND
Tel: +64 7 846 6085 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 021 351 957