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SmartBurn for your Fireplace

Channel 10 – Healthy Homes 20th May featuring SmartBurn Managing Director, Glenn Fretwell, talks all things SmartBurn – the benefits, the features and why you should be using SmartBurn in wood heaters.   The Green Centre : Sustainable Redgum Firewood – online orders available for our seasoned dry ready to burn firewood  Ph: 93315300      

Winter is Approaching…

  Keeping warm with Redgum Firewood It is that time of the year again; the days get shorter, and the temperature drops. It will soon be winter, and as we head into the colder months it is a timely reminder to make sure that you have stocked up your firewood supplies. With a constant stream of emails Read more…

Instant Turf – Autumn Update

As the months grow colder, the leaves change colour and now is the time to lay your turf before the cold and wet of Winter is upon us. Once the weather has cooled right down the drought tolerant varieties of turf (Buffalo, Couch & Kikuyu) will enter their dormant phase. Watering & Mowing: Now that Read more…

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…