Landscape 1/2 acre garden to inc Battlefield

Postby Spartan tracks » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:07 am

Hi Guys I’m Landscaping my front garden in the next few months, I’m looking for ideas and things to include IE, RAMPS, SCALE SHRUBS, PATHWAY MATERIALS, Etc etc, Any ideas would be great fully received , However I do have to include 100ft long drive, I’ll try and post a current pic later of how it is at present ,Many tanks Andy
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:11 am

For shrubs/trees you might like to think of dwarf conifers. For ideas for the rest, have a look at the Panzerdrom thread. Jussek's posts are inspirational.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:51 am

Don't forget to ensure that there is a BBQ, beer tent and a few sunloungers. These are essential items for that authentic look. :D
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Postby RobW » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:16 am

You could always go for the Russian steppes and just turf it!

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Postby Spartan tracks » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:37 am

wibblywobbly wrote:Don't forget to ensure that there is a BBQ, beer tent and a few sunloungers. These are essential items for that authentic look. :D


At the rear is , LARGE DECK, BBQ, 8FT JACUZI, MY 20FT WORKSHOP WITH BAR ,AND PART OF THE PINE FOREST, Lol is that ok for the rear,?????
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Postby wibblywobbly » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:52 am

The fridge man, don't forget the fridge!...and the Indonesian native girls with palm leaves to cool the breeze.

Thinking about it...forget the tanks I'll come round anyway. :haha:

Best thing for battlefields is undulating ground, gradients, valleys etc. I took part in an exercise to build a large one many years ago. We even had use of a JCB, but even by moving huge amounts of earth progress was painfully slow...and then there are the weeds to contend with. Roadways can be kept free with either compacted quarter to dust that will set like concrete, or mixing bare earth with diluted pva, which will also set hard and still look natural. :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:54 pm

C'mon Mr Wobbly, Fridge ?????.
You guys like room temp beer now dont you ?
Thats the word down here............ :/ :haha: :haha:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:56 pm

Oh yeah..........and Mr Spartan

I got BBQ
Bar

wasnt paying attention after that ;)
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Postby Spartan tracks » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:04 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:How about making the driveway look like a runway, central dotted line, and LED's along the edge, can have a WW2 style control tower, a radar set up and hangers to one side.


The thing is it’s one long curve so it would be Heli,s and Harriers only lol. :haha:
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Postby RobW » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:07 pm

Perimeter track then? Scale fence down one side with guard towers & dispersal bunkers.

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Postby Spartan tracks » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:31 pm

Image

That’s part of it, Pic taken from halfway down the drive as we are away at the moment. So there’s a lot I could do I guess.
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:10 pm

Cool plan, i am doing this sort of thing in my much smaller garden so the wife & kids have somewhere to play with their models with Daddy :)

Garden rockery can become mountains and hills, which may go round valleys and therefore need bridges etc haha.
I am still trialing different materials to drive on, but i think concrete is probably best. Anything stone is a pita for our tanks jamming the tracks.

Sorry for tagging in my youtube account, but this is how mince is progressing(slowly). Needs constant testing to make sure it is not too severe
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Good luck with the landscaping, it is hard work but will be worth it.
Don't forget to invite Tank Friends around to join in the fun
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