Greater West Landscapes is a Western Sydney based landscape contractor that provides a full range of landscape services for large scale projects.

For over 20 years they have built a reputation of providing diverse, high quality and responsive outcomes for our clients. Their company values are to partner with their clients through the life of the project and beyond. It is their unique approach to contracting that enables them to develop and retain long-standing partnerships.

SOILCO has partnered Greater West Landscapes on a project to reinstate bio-diversity into road infrastructure. A stockpile of approximately 13,000m3 of site won topsoil was screened for use on verges and roadside plantings at Smeaton Grange.

SOILCO provided screening and loading equipment along with experienced operators to undertake the works. Screening was undertaken in 2 stages in 2017. The site soil was a sandy loam to light clay and was screened through a 30mm screen, resulting in a high yield. The finished soil blend was designed to meet requirements of the RMS R179 specification in addition to AS4419 Soils for Landscaping and Garden Use – Natural Soil.

Ameliorants included superphosphate, iron sulphate, gypsum and fertilisers. These were blended with screened soil and GO Compost™ to provide a soil blend suitable for native plantings and roadside applications.

Plantings included Dodonea viscosa, Hardenbergia violacea, Lomandra ‘Tanika’ and Imperata cylindrica.

Growth has been thriving since planting in November 2017. Good moisture retention led to survival of plants in +40 degree summer heat.