Thursday, 16 October 2014

Railway Sleeper Paver path

Hubby was always keen on the railway sleeper look pavers that he had seen at Amber a while back when we were looking at retaining wall blocks. Now that the grass was going in and the link edge was complete he wanted to get his path done at the same time.

Not really much else to say the pictures speak for themselves, and for a couple of hours on  a sunday morning he was able to achieve this look and were all very happy with the outcome. We get lots of nice comments on it too. Cant wait to get some nice plants along the front and the entrance way will be complete.

Setting out the link edge for the path

Link Edge for front hedged garden

Pavers made to look like wood

All Done!!!

"Vinyl Planks are Not Lino" says Blogger Lime&Mortar - So True!

When my friend in WA had built 2 homes and used vinyl planks it made me start researching them to find out what they were all about. She swore by them and would never consider anything else. Then another friend in the building game stumbled across them a couple of years ago and laid them in his house and has never regretted. Both have small kids, and with a young family of my own i didn't want to spend the money on real wood and be paranoid that it would get damaged. The more i looked into it the more i felt it was the right flooring solution for us.

And for those that have followed my blog you would have read my posts on the vinyl install - HERE

And check out Lime & Mortar post Lime&Mortar - Check this vinyl Out she further explains what vinyl actually is, and also shows some pretty amazing photos of how good her vinyl planks look.

No regrets here! and so glad she put me onto it.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Backyard Grass - Sapphire

Finally a bit of  green action happening in the backyard. I was well and truly over the dirt in the yard and ready for turf. We hadn't had any rain for SOOOOO long and right before we want to turf it rains for 2 weeks and we couldnt get anything seemed even the gods above didn't want me to see a yard with grass. But alas the ground tried up, we got our turf underlay down and purchased a beautiful stack of Buffalo "Sapphire"  from All year Round Turf in Wilberforce. Cost us $6.50sqm plus delivery

When i look back at the old photos i have quickly forgotten what we had when we first moved in and 5 months on we have the beginnings of a proper backyard.

Lets take a moment to remember those good ol' days of dirt.............

From This
Photo Taken 4th April - 5 Months Ago
Photo Taken 18th May 2014
Keep Going.....
Photo Taken 3rd August 2014
Now This.......
Photo Taken 6th September - Turf Underlay Down

6th September - Almost done
 All Done.....

We were originally going to pave the top section near the alfresco, but decided to turf it for now, softens the edges, gives the kids some grass to play on and i can see them playing from the living room. Im sure the dog will love sitting up there in the sun too

Its been just on a month since the turf has been laid in the back yard. Hubby was keeping the water upto it a fair bit over the first couple of weeks, and now it has firmly established itself int he ground and is growing happily. Time to pull out the mower soon!

Next Job....The Front Yard