How Much Does Decking Cost?

22 November 2018, 12:36pm

Everyone wants to be outside in summer, and with summer approaching, people are looking at starting, or finishing their backyard. One of the main areas is the alfresco area. Now, if you're looking at getting decking installed you need to know how much you're going to be in for. If you work off an average alfresco area, 4x4m which is a total of 16sqm. You would be looking at approx $220 per m2, which would be $3,520 Now the m2 prices vary from...

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Limestone Blocks - ReCon or Natural?

20 November 2018, 2:23pm

  When it comes to building with limestone, whether it’s a retaining wall, feature wall, planter box, or boundary wall, the question is do you build with reconstituted Limestone Blocks, or Natural Limestone Blocks.   Here’s a bit of information about the two;   Natural   The weight of the blocks is considerably lighter especially when you’re laying a lot of them! For a 500x350x240mm (standard small...

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How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the Garden

16 November 2018, 3:25pm

A "carbon footprint" is a measurement of all of the greenhouse gases we produce, individually and collectively, from both primary and secondary sources. Your garden is already the greenest part of your home. Yet there is more you and your garden can do to help save and protect the environment. Use these steps to reduce your carbon footprint in the garden.Step 1Grow your own vegetables and fruits. In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, you...

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Tired of ants and weeds coming through your paving?

10 November 2018, 4:22pm

One of the most annoying things about having paving is ants and weeds coming through the cracks! Sweep the little mounds of sand the ants make, and tomorrow you'll see them back in the same spot with new sand mounds. Which means your paving has just sunk that little bit extra! With that, you'll have some small little weeds starting to pop up. In a couple of days they've taken over your paving area, and your backyard now looks like a war zone! S...

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How to Change a Tap Washer

29 October 2018, 5:08pm

If the drip of a leaky faucet is driving you crazy, you should consider changing the washer. Not only is the drip annoying, but a leaky faucet can waste litres of clean, usable water in just 3 months. A faucet that drips 1 time per second will waste 19 litres a day. Multiply that by how many leaky faucets you have in your home and then multiply that by how many are in your neighbourhood, city, state or the world. The number is staggering. Having ...

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Need a Posty?

11 October 2018, 8:07am

  I've used many posties in my time as a landscaper and the one that hasn’t broken, bent, snapped, dented, or splintered is Fiskars Ergonomic Post Hole Shovel !   I’ve had mine for a couple of years now and pretty much looks good as new!   The design is slightly different to normal posties, with the handle not straight but slightly curved, which is great for shovelling heavy loads like aggregate, so you can get y...

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