Throughout 2019 Costco constructed new petrol stations at select locations across the UK. The construction of these sites required a full-scale landscaping renovation from topsoil amelioration right through to tree and shrub planting.
Spa Landscaping carried out the soft landscaping and asked Johnsons to supply the plants required.
Sheffield based SPA landscaping’s large in-house team carried out the works across a number of the sites and tasked us with the supply of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Before planting, SPA Landscaping used a rotavator to break up, churn and aerate the soil before providing a mulch finish. 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.
Plant varieties we supplied to the various Costco sites have included a large number of trees including Sorbus ‘Sheerwater seedling’, Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’ and Tilia cordata ‘Greenspire’. 1000’s 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’.
It’s been fantastic to work with SPA Landscaping to beautify the grounds of several Costco sites in the UK this year. Costco is one of the best-known names in trade retailing, with 770 shops worldwide, so it’s great to be associated with them and their latest petrol station constructions.
Alex Anthony, Director at SPA Landscaping, said “We pride ourselves on a high-quality finish to the job at hand, and when working with highly reputable companies such as Costco, we must ensure every aspect meets our standard. This is why we regularly work with Johnson’s of Whixley as their stock is second-to-none, and we know we trust an on-time site delivery.”