SPA Landscaping and Johnsons of Whixley renovate landscape for Costco petrol stations

Throughout 2019 Costco has been constructing new petrol stations in the UK, including landscaping renovation from topsoil amelioration right through to tree and shrub planting.

SPA Landscaping’s large in-house team carried out the work across a number of the sites and used nursery suppliers Johnsons of Whixley for on-site delivery of the plant and shrub stock.

Plant varieties supplied to the Costco sites have included a large number of trees including Sorbus ‘Sheerwater seedling’, Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ and Tilia cordata 'Greenspire'.

Thousands of shrubs were also supplied including Griselinia littoralis 10L, Hebe ‘Mrs Winder’ 5L, Vinca Major 2L, Viburnum tinus 2L, Hedera Hibernica 2L, Spirea ‘Anthony Waterer’, Escallonia rubra ‘Macrantha’, Carpinus betulus and Photinia ‘Red Robin’.

Before planting, SPA used a rotavator to break up, churn and aerate the soil before providing a mulch finish.

Alex Anthony, director at SPA Landscaping said: “The benefits of doing such include conservation of soil moisture, improving fertility and health of the soil, reducing weed growth and enhancing the visual appeal of the area. Once this process is complete, we arrange delivery of the planting stock with Johnson’s of Whixley, who always deliver on-site and on-time.”

The success of these initial projects has allowed Costco to continue their petrol station constructions across the country, working alongside both SPA Landscaping and Johnsons of Whixley.

Andrew Graham, quantity surveyor for the projects, said:  “We have been using SPA Landscaping for many years on our new build construction projects as they always provide a quality service on all levels. This is backed up by our Blue Chip clients that have been so impressed on hand over; the estate managers ask me if they can use SPA for the landscaping works on their existing sizeable assets.”


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