Roscoe141


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Child proofing garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 22:15
I'm not sure if there's a barrier between the wall and soil. I am however getting a new felt rooft to the semi detached garage along with the neighbour. The neighbour has asked the builder for a quote to damp proof the back of the garage up near the fence as the bricks look quite fairly moist half way up from inside the garage.

Child proofing garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:13

are you referring to the little wall?  If so I pressure washed the wall to the left last summer.  The right wall hasn't been pressure washed for a number of years I believe.

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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:03

I think drainage is an issue with this garden. 

Scottish weather and poor drainage appears to lead to quite dark and eventually mossy slabs requiring regular pressure wash treatment. 

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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:02

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47877.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Picture shows the small progress made. 

Thanks for the reply guys.  As mentioned above we do have a temporary fix in terms of rubber mats that will held in the short term.

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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:48
Haha child is the priority at the moment although I'm sure that'll change in the not too distant future.

We have weeded, lais weed fabric and bark in the grassy L shape and square to the right and given it a general tidy at the weekend. Pictures to follow.

Next step is paint fence then consider lifting slabs at near bottom and relay them flat, then fix then two steps slabs to less dangerous stairs of some sort.

We have purchased 3x pack of foam anti fatigue squares mats from Costco that we can lay temporarily during the summer.

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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:05
How the hell do you rebuilt steps!! Haha

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Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:57

Amendment.  The material would actually be Wet Pour EPDM Rubber Surfacing.

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Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:46

It would appear the material I've been referring to above is basically the same rubber mulch included in terrasofta but rather than being loose is resin bound.  I would assume that will be particularly expensive and presumably artifical grass would be a more cost effective option.

Picture of the relatively small garden below.  Shows the uneven slabs in the bottom and bombsite on the raised section.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46402.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

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Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:27
I was thinking more of the flat material used in play areas and swing parks. I'm not exactly sure what's it's called or how to even describe it.

It's possible that the material I'm referring to isn't even available for residential gardens but if it is I have no doubt it will cost a lot more than the terrasofta.. Hmm

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Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:23
Hi sorry my little girl will be two next month.

I'll have a search for terrasofta. Thanks
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