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Eurobodalla Home Guide : 2010
eurobodalla home guide 31 OUTDOOR LIVING LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES 65 Cranbrook Road Batemans Bay (at the end of the road) 4472 5475 • Sand • Soils • Sleepers • Cement • Decorative Rocks • Mulch • Scoria • White Pebbles • Mushroom Compost • And MUCH MUCH MORE Mention this ad and receive 20%OFF delivery costs till end April '10 10 % trade and pensioner discount CON NU D ROMP AG 31 Avoiding river gravels from existing river systems- ask the supplier where the material has come from. Avoid material sourced from overseas locations (often highly polished pebbles in bags). So s In nature, it takes around 1000 years to produce 1cm of topsoil (TAFE NSW Et EPA 1997) there- fore it is important to protect existing soil resources. When alteration of existing soil type or surface layers is being contem- plated consider; Equalize cut and fill to avoid importing/exporting soil. Where possible work with existing land- form rather than altering it. Stockpile and re-use existing top- soil when performing earthworks. Add organic matter such as compost, manures and green waste to improve soils. Match plants to soil conditions. mber Timber is widely used in garden construction; it can easily be worked and is relatively cheap and widely available. A wide range of timber products are available and it is wise to check its source (some timbers are imported from countries/regions that have a poor record regarding de-forestation and habitat destruction). When choosing tim- ber consider; Using re-cycled or salvaged timber from local timber suppliers. Selecting timber from sustain- able managed plantations. Buying secondhand outdoor fur- niture. Ensure that structures are built from common sized timbers to reduce wastage. Designing structures for long life. Using alternatives from readily renew- able resources such as bamboo and plastic timber made from recycled plastic waste. Using high quality timber for visible compo- nents and treated pine for hidden parts. Compiled; using information from the ACT Group of the AILA. is it sustainable? | Landscape Design | Garden Consultations | Qualified Horticulturist | Fully Insured | Hourly Rates Available | Member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers (AILDM) GARDEN all things before after phone 4474 4318