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summer '10 at provincial

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year from all of us at Provincial Plants and Landscapes!

The awards just keep on coming!

2010 is turning out to be a highly decorated year for Provincial. We are deeply honoured to receive the NGIA NSW and ACT State Environmental Award for the second year running. Our environmental practices mean the world to us and it’s wonderful to be recognised for our work. “An outstanding example of what can be achieved when a business adopts sustainability as one of its core business objectives.” – NGIA judge’s comments

NGIA Award

Our 1st honey harvest

If we ever think we are too busy, we look at our bees. One of the most important insects in the cycle of life, bees are crucial to shrubs, trees, food production – in short, life here on Earth. Lately our bees have been going mad! Early spring came with hundreds of fruit trees in blossom and since the Acacia mearnsii (black wattle) is in full bloom the gathering never stops. We’ve also had a colony split and harvested our first honey. And what honey – light in colour and taste and great for a rooting hormone replacement, we are excited to produce more. We’ve got 20 more hives on the way – that’s over a million bees, and proud to say no sign of CCD! Great for bees, great for us.

Case study: Transgrid Substation at Williamsdale ACT

Provincial are proud to partner with Downer EDI Engineering in the landscape restoration and rehabilitation associated with the Transgrid substation at Williamsdale ACT. Critically endangered Lowland Grassy Woodlands with enormous conservation value have been entrusted to Provincial and we are honoured to do be involved in this project. Great care is taken in achieving the best ecological outcome by applying environmental protection measures to existing communities, minimising impacts on site and applying mitigation measures for flora and fauna. Provincial's team of experts use appropriate materials, site preparation and planting techniques; apply native seed using low impact direct sowing methods and install plants that mimic communities as they occur in nature.

Installation of some 72000 indigenous plants and 220kgs of indigenous seed commenced in September 2010 and works will complete in early 2011.

Plant spotlight

Chrysocephalum apiculatum or Yellow Buttons.
Currently on everyone’s favourite list, we’ve seen a run on this plant this year. And no wonder – gray linear foliage, drought tolerant, sturdy upright stems to 60cm and cute lemon yellow button flowers that last and last from spring through summer. Plant 50 – 70 cm apart in a full sun position. Love it!

Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Product Spotlight – Pool coping and templates

A great new service from Provincial’s paving company partner, Maison Design. What a great idea this is! Redo your pool area without the enormous expense most overhauls can entail. With their templating service you are now able to update the look of your pool within weeks, saving you thousands. Ring us for details.

Your Garden – Summer 2010 / 2011

Water, water everywhere!. Since we’ve had rain, most water restrictions have been eased but that doesn’t mean leave the taps on quite yet. Watering smart is watering deeply and less often. Use soaker hoses in your gardens and water with a rain sensitive timer. Or better yet call the irrigation professionals at Provincial and let us help you set up an irrigation system that works for your needs.

Maintenance. Get on top of weeds now! Hoe out unwanted invaders and hand pull larger weeds. You’ll be surprised what a little bit of maintenance can do to make your garden look great. If it’s gotten away from you or you are time poor, call us, Provincial can help you with all of your maintenance needs. Ring us with your preferred time and day and we’ll schedule you in.

Planting. Late spring / early summer is a perfect time to plant out gardens. The soil is warm and it's been raining, so don't delay! Take out your front lawn and plant a great looking combination of Acacia floribunda and Callistemon subulatus shrubs with an understory of Lomandra longifolia, Dianella revoluta, Brachyscome multifida, Hardenbergia violacae and Chrysocphalum apiculatum. Plant them in drifts of three or more in prepared soil, mulch, water them in and stand back. Instant garden satisfaction! Or we'll get our hands dirty so you don't have to. Contact Provincial to schedule a garden design or overhaul today. We offer a concept to completion service which allows you to relax whilst we do all the work.

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