We do have minimum requirements, and our calendar fills incredibly fast due to high demand so get in touch well in advance to ensure your spot in our busy calendar! We plant from May through to August, and work with clients with all advice necessary and taking advantage of seasonal rain events and ensuring plants get the best chance at survival. Ground preparation required generally includes deep ripping well in advance, as well as discing up and clods and breaking up the ground as much as possible (especially with clay soils). We do prefer to complete site inspections, but this is not always possible- please contact us for all planting advice you may need. Our machine requires a manned, 100hp minimum FWA tractor for the job. The machine itself is a one-pass machine with a fully adjustable scalping blade (for clearing the weed-seed bed where required), an adjustable ripper (to ensure the plant roots follow down any moisture fast), and discs to ensure the ground is broken up as much as possible sealing as much soil around the plant root system itself (retaining moisture and allowing for faster growth). The machine also leaves a water harvesting furrow on each side of the plant- meaning when we receive 5mm of rain, the plant root system ideally gets 10mm. This is also adjustable, but also means the plant is in a 'channel' that can be manually watered as well post planting ensuring better success rates. We strongly recommend manual post planting water immediately, plus further manual watering when necessary during Spring and Summer to ensure better success.
Our machine has the capacity to plant between 3,000 and 7,000 plants per day as a rule, all depending on the conditions, soil and ground preparation, and weather.
For more information please contact us via the Contact tab to discuss further.