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I am a SAHM who does work from home occasionally, dedicated to raising 3 Godly, independent, healthy children. Loving the home building process though it is not without challenges. I have fairly free reign over the creative aspect of the project...just not the financial side!
Showing posts with label Hayward Landscapes. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Almost there!

Tomorrow, with turf laying, will see the end of the major landscaping works. After the pool is finished, there will be some minor touchups to complete. So happy with the plant selection and can't wait to see them grow and grow and grow. We have 3 trees that need to grow to beyond 15m high as per council stipulations. We have gone for a more tropical look with palms, camellias and a few frangipanis

Still need timber on the seating

Turf in the middle

The paving is now going to be sealed
Turf here too

Our waterline tiles arrived today

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A week makes a difference

Whilst we have been away for a week, the landscapers returned to work and have been busy. We have a new back boundary fence (which we gifted to the neighbours), we have some travertine paving, we have rendered retaining walls and we even have our pool coping in place. There is a back story to that one.....
I sent an SMS to Concept Pool supervisor as a reminder to book in the next stage for mid January when they supposedly returned to work. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a reply back to say that they were expected on site the very next day! Shortly after I received an SMS asking me if the waterline tiles were on site ready to be laid???? Ummmm, NO! I wasn't under the impression that I needed to source them though I did know that they and many other items were not in the contract price eg. coping pavers, pool equipment, solar heating. PANIC! I was away on holidays and didn't really cherish the idea of coming back to Sydney to source tiles. No idea what I needed or where to get them at short notice. I was called back and told 'not to worry' - the coping could still be done and that it would not hold up the construction. I would need to go into the office next week and select a tile which then could be ordered for me. Crisis averted but where on earth is the management process for this company?? All it would have taken is a courtesy email or phone call to ask me to select my tiles. Even if it was all clearly explained to me (which it wasn't), it was 18 months ago that we signed up with the company and so much has happened since then.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Some green for Christmas

Our lovely landscapers gave us some green for Christmas time - it makes such a difference which excites us for the rest of the greenery yet to come. Brad & I have not had lawn in our 12 years of marriage, in fact I have NEVER EVER had lawn. I know that the novelty may wear off when it needs mowing constantly.

And in other news, the plumbers were out this morning to fix a flooded undersink cupboard. Turns out that our pullout tap mixer is completely 'shot to pieces' (his words). He has put in a temporary one until mid-January so we don't need to deal with flooding every day.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Landscaping photo update

New letterbox

Ready for travertine paving

Extra alfresco area

New table tennis table being put to use by the sleepover girls!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Landscaping photos

As requested by someone - laundry photo

The gorgeous wreath given to us today by one of the teachers at school - excuse the dusty door!
The start of our letterbox

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Landscaping progress photos

Driveway getting ready to be formed up

Side path

Extra alfresco area outside family room window

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Travertine pavers

Our new pavers arrived today. Loving them! Felt sorry for the guys who had to lug them oh-so-carefully from the front to the back of the house. Half way there today but a pity it is forecast to be mid 30's tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Landscaping mud!

A few photos from Monday after all that rain in Sydney. Getting to our front door required serious navigational skills to avoid sliding or falling into muddy waters. Fast forward 2 days and the scene is completely different. Photos to come tomorrow.