How to Cut a 44 Gallon Drum

30 August 2017, 8:04am

Learn How to Cut a 44 Gallon Drum by Ecocrowd http://www.ecocrowd.com.au/drum-planter.html Steps 1. Get yourself a 44 Gallon Drum from some type of recycling center, making sure you know what it has had previously in it  NO FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS 2. Measure the halfway mark on the drum with a marker. 3. Cut in half using an angle grinder 4. Ready to go onto the next step NOTE: Make sure you know what has been in the Drum if its had Avia...

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How to Build a Worm Farm

29 August 2017, 2:44pm

How to Build a Worm Farm by Ecocrowd www.ecocrowd.com.au  Worm Farm's can be really easy to build from recycled materials and really really cheap!!   Steps 1. Find a Bathtub or a large sink depending on how big you want your worm farm to be. 2. Get 2 pine pallets preferably 1.5m x 1.5m for your bathtub as it is nearly perfect size to use. 3. Use your Hammer to take the pallets a part 4. Keep the broken panels for firewood or ano...

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How to Install Stone Aggregate

9 November 2015, 5:57pm

Types of Stone Basalt Stone Rainbow Stone Blue Metal Pea Gravel River Stones Ok so you have decided what stone to use and now its time to install it. Site Preparation If you have weeds spray them first before pulling them out. Install retic if needed, and or services (electrical, plumbing, whatever, as you wont want to have to install after) Rake the area so its flat, I normally use a wide broom after raking to make it nice and flat...

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Choosing the right Mulch

3 November 2015, 3:56pm

Choosing the right mulch Budget/Black Mulch It’s the cheapest one, there’s a reason for this: The colour doesn’t last long Breaks down a lot quicker Doesn’t hold as much water as other mulches Great for Home tidy-up when selling your home or before rent inspection. Karri & Peat Mulch The Best black mulch though more expensive, in the long run you will save money        &n...

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Paving Tips & Tricks

22 October 2015, 1:45pm

If you are getting some Paving installed here’s a few things you should do. Make sure all your Pre-lays are in and any services (electrical, plumbing,telstra etc) are in Your Soak wells are installed All stones and weeds are out of your soil Have either Yellow Sand installed and compacted 70-100mm      Or if using travertine/less than 30mm paving Cracker dust   70-100mm compacted If using a li...

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Choosing the right Reticulation system

19 October 2015, 11:10am

Grass Areas Sprinklers For Grass areas of a small to standard size I would suggest using Toro Pop-up sprinklers, and their nozzles either ranging from 8ft to 15ft. If you want to use less water you can use MP-rotators however they do cost a fair bit more. For large grass areas I would suggest looking at Hunter PGP, definitely the best ones for large areas. Don’t go to Bunnings and buy cheap Pope Brand, they don’t last long and...

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