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2 months2 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Big thanks to H1 Admin for changing the Post Thread edit limit for me. All of the Pics are now back in place.
Enjoy.

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3 months3 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

So I'm going thru and updating my Pics for this thread seeing Photo (suck) Bucket decided to start charging for 3rd party usage. Stay tuned and it will all be…

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8 months8 monthsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
3m fall is the new 1m fall...

The Cut and Fill method of building sometimes results in large amounts of retaining to be completed after construction. Looking at the pics you have supplied, I can see your…

1 year1 yearKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Seeing it's the narrow side of the house which doesn't see a great deal of traffic, I'm planing to use 20mm blue gravel the same as I did around the…

1 year1 yearKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Used the left over pavers and made a stepping stone path from the laundry door to the back yard

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2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Thanks,
No I didn't run the whacker over them after laying them. They were freshly made pavers (wet cast less than a week old) so didn't want to risk breaking any…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Laying the paving is not the hard part. Prepping the site is the back braking part and setting the levels for the sand screed is the most important part to…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Thanks cat, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Its given us a further 45sqm of usable area which is fantastic.

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

The completed product.

and here is the transition from paving to side lawn.
It rained today and I'm happy to report my drainage works and the water all runs towards the drains.…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

All cutting done and it's had a good scrub all over. Just waiting for it to dry a bit more before sweeping in the pave-lock sand and then its onto…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

All smiles so far. They are going down pretty good.

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Almost ready for the pavers to go down

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Roadbase done, time for compacting

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

When I first started my landscaping I had them dump my supplies as it was easier but this time I needed to keep some level of control and neatness of…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Excavation complete :z: :z: :z:

Drainage roughed in

and my Road Base turned up

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

Big day yesterday
Before

After.
A little bit more to go then its onto the roadbase and compacting

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

After what seems like an eternity, (a change of jobs, and lack of funds will do that to you) I have finally scraped together enough to finish off the long…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
The Most Valuable Lesson You Have Learnt?

Sorry yes Box Gutter. I have one at the front of my house and it has been nothing but trouble. Flooded the main bedroom twice now.

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
The Most Valuable Lesson You Have Learnt?

If your build includes a box drain then change your design. Avoid box drains at all costs.

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Landscaping pics?

Before

After

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Retaining Wall options (my wall blog)

Good looking wall. I used the same block supplier for both of my walls.

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Anyone built their own retaining wall?

whichever wall you decide to build, the number 1 golden rule is to ensure there is sufficient drainage behind the wall. Most retaining walls fail due to poor or failed…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
DIY costs and complexity for Pebble Path?

Cheers thanks.
A couple changes since that original photo was taken.
I built a couple planter boxes for along the fence line to screen the air cond from the street
All of…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Retaining Walls and General Landscape Design HELP!!

Gots some pics you can post? And some dimensions of your space.

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Retaining walls on new build- Kdr cdc Nsw sydney

No probs Zarinafly, I'm glad my post was helpful.

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Retaining walls on new build- Kdr cdc Nsw sydney

Cheers thanks.
Hope my contribution to this forum helps a few people along the way.

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Options for sloped front yard

It is strongly recommended to have a grade away from the slab. Doesn't have to be a lot, just enough so that water is directed away from the slab. Search…

2 years2 yearsKnockItDownKnockItDown posted:
Panel lift or roller garage door?

I have a panel lift (didn't have a choice) and I wish I had a roller. I recently had to replace the main drive gear and shaft in the head…

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