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YAK ALES BBQ FESTIVAL MELBOURNE – on now…

Melbourne, Meat, Smoke, Summer… Saturday & Sunday from 10am until late – 4th & 5th of Feb 2017 We are delivering firewood to Southern Cross Smokers at the Festival Brett was kind enough to send us through these photos Head on down to Southern Cross Smokers and say hi to the boys to check out the Read more…

Happy New Year – The Green Centre

We are back to our normal trading hours: Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm Saturday – 7:30am – 3pm Closed Sunday and Public Holidays The Green Centre Stadium Dr, Keilor Park 3043 http://www.thegreencentre.com.au Telephone: 03 9331 5300 Facsimile: 03 9331 … Continue reading

Seasons Greetings

The Green Centre staff would like to thank you for your support throughout 2016   We look forward to working with you in 2017   We wish you and your family all the best for the holiday season   LAST DAY for deliveries this year is FRIDAY the of 23rd of December until 12 pm   Read more…

Instant Turf Weed Control

It’s that time of the year when weeds start to take off in our gardens. A simple solution we can offer is this easy to use Weed Control. Easy to Use: Attach to hose and apply as per instructions on bottle Treats: 200m2 and proudly endorsed by Sir Walter Eradicates: Bindii, Catsear, Clover, Creeping Oxalis, Read more…

Instant Turf – Summer Update

With Summer upon us it’s now time to prepare your back yard for those holiday and weekend BBQ’s. Summer is a great time to lay your turf. All of the drought tolerant varieties such as Sir Walter Buffalo, Nullarbor Couch and Eureka Kikuyu are now coming out of their dormant phase and ‘greening up’ nicely. If you Read more…

Instant Turf – Spring

Spring Turf Seasonal Information: Isn’t the year going by quickly? It’s time to venture back outside and enjoy your gardens and backyards. Now that the weather is starting to warm up the drought tolerant varieties will start to come out of their dormant phase and green up. Growth will be minimal until we get approx. Read more…

Spring into Spring!

We’d love to hear from you! Goodbye Winter & Hello Spring Remember Spring is a great time to: Create your new Veggie patch Add Dig in Compost or Composted Cow Manure to lift the nutrients in your existing garden soil Top up your Mulch to reduce weeds Top dress your lawns to bring the levels Read more…

Sustainably Sourced Redgum Firewood

Maintaining a Wood Heater – Smartburn

9331-5300 Combustion gases will condense and build up in flues or chimneys. A black tar-like substance called creosote will build up and this will restrict the air flow in the heater or fireplace, reducing its efficiency. Eventually this can completely block the flue, making the fire impossible to operate. One sign of a blocked flue is smoke coming Read more…

What is Sustainable Firewood?

In recent years the word sustainable has become a commonly used – and often misused – adjective. According to most dictionaries the word “sustain” means to “maintain”, “support” or “endure”. So – Is firewood sustainable? And what does sustainable firewood actually mean? Trees regenerate or re-grow naturally from seed or they can be planted or Read more…

School Holiday Tip – Building a Woodfire

For any fire to start and keep going three things are needed: fuel oxygen and heat Make sure you leave enough air space around each piece of kindling when setting up the fire so that oxygen can circulate. Kindling catches fire easily because it has a large surface area and small mass, which allows it to reach Read more…

Western Autistic School – Thank you

Smoke!!

Avoiding excessive smoke is not difficult, provided that your firewood is dry Ensure there is adequate air flow when lighting your fire Use small pieces of kindling to ignite the fire quickly Slowly add larger pieces of wood as the fire gathers strength Arrange wood so that there is plenty of air flow Only close the vent once Read more…

Wood heater explodes… Coolaroo

Herald Sun – News article : “… a timely reminder as winter sets in for parents to supervise their children around heaters and teach them of the dangers. Lucky escape for Coolaroo family after wood fire heater explosion A FAMILY has had a lucky escape after their wood fire heater exploded when one of their children put a Read more…

Avoid Chimney Fires

A timely reminder for all of us: We had to cancel a firewood delivery because the customer’s chimney caught fire! Please be safe this Winter… Flues and chimneys should be cleaned every 1-2 years to prevent chimney / flue fires Michael O’Connor & Son Chimney Sweeps is an Australian family owned company which has been operating Read more…

All Firewood Is Not Created Equal