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Urban Paving have a huge range of landscaping supplies, with over 46 bins of product as well as some of our special coloured stones available from 1-tonne bags. Mulch bark, topsoil, compost, coloured stones, grey stones and aggregates for constructing landscape areas (basecourse etc.) – you name it, we have it.
Yes we have single-axle trailers (good for one or two scoops of product), tandem-axle trailers (three scoops of product) and high-sided trailers (up to 5 scoops of lighter products like bark). To give you an idea, a scoop is a third of a cubic metre. Our trailers are charged at $5 per hour or an agreed usage period.
Our single axle trailers can take up to 2 scoops of any product, the tandem axles can take up to 3 scoops (just) of any product. Our high-sided trailers can take 5 scoops of bark, 3 scoops of soil/composts, or 2 scoops of aggregates. A higher quantity than those listed would be too much for the high sided trailers. The water levels (volumes) for the different trailers are:
- Single axle low side = 0.7 cubic metres
- Tandem axle = 0.8 cubic metres
- High sided = 1.7 cubic metres
Urban Paving’s trucks are 2.1 m wide and 2.4 m high before the deck goes up. Their gross (loaded) weight is 9 tonne, (be aware of the weight allowance for your driveway, but there are very few driveways that will not handle our trucks).
Zoom Grow is a mushroom based compost with rotted sawdust and other ingredients to form a nutritive compost. You should be careful to avoid acid-loving plants (e.g. Rhodos, Azaleas and Camellias) unless blended with soil (50:50 minimum). Bio Blend is a matured blood and bone based soil conditioner/organic compost with a high supply of micronutrients, beneficial for a wide range of horticultural uses. It is high in nitrate nitrogen (the form of nitrogen that plants love) and low in ammonia nitrogen (the form of nitrogen young plants hate).
Working out the amount of product you need is done by taking the area (square metres) and multiplying it by the depth required (refer question below).
Here’s an example:
1. Take the length of your area and multiply it by the width, e.g. 5 m by 7 m means 35 square metres.
2. Take this area and multiply it by the depth, e.g. if you want the product to be 5cm deep, you calculate 35 m2 x 0.05 = 1.75 m3.
You have worked out you need 1.75 cubic metres of product.
The recommended depth varies, depending on type and of size of product, what you are trying to achieve and if you are using weedmat. Here are some guidelines for depth of product:
|Product||Apx depth without weed mat||Apx depth with weed mat|
|Nugget Bark||50 – 100 mm (0.05 – 0.1)||40 – 70 mm (0.04 – 0.07)|
|Small Stones (5 – 20 mm)||20 – 60 mm (0.02 – 0.06)||15 – 40 mm (0.015 – 0.04)|
|Larger stones (25 – 50 mm)||40 – 80 mm (0.04 – 0.08)||30 – 70 mm (0.03 – 0.07)|
|Drive Chip||30 mm (0.03 top-up)||N/A|
|Drive Chip||50 mm (0.05 new drive)||N/A|