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The Revolution Philosophy

Costa shares the 'Backyard Revolution' philosophy and his dream for every backyard in Australia.

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Plan Your Garden

The all-important first step in any Backyard Revolution is planning. Costa talks us through it.

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Wicking Garden Beds

Costa is up to an exciting part of the transformation of the Tembeleski’s backyard.  He is building three raised vegie gardens and he’s using a technique called wicking or self-watering beds.

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Tank Day

Two new tanks are being installed, one on each side of the house. These will irrigate the garden, supply water to the wicking beds, the downstairs toilet and the washing machine to cover all Angela’s washing needs.

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Paving

The Tembeleski family is well on the way to having an abundant and sustainable backyard. So far Costa has installed water tanks, an irrigation system and planted out garden beds that are already bearing fruit.

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Worms and Compost

Costa has been transforming the Tembeleski family’s typical suburban backyard into a garden that every Aussie home should have. There are seven in the family including four young boys, and a baby sister.

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Chicken Coops

Costa has reached the halfway mark in transforming the Tembeleski family’s backyard into the ultimate in abundance and sustainability. He has built water efficient garden beds, already growing beautiful vegies, installed a dual-tank water watering system and paved some areas for entertaining and fun.

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Buying Chooks

The Tembeleski family’s backyard is well on the way to being transformed into an abundant, sustainable haven – with paving, a vegetable garden and tanks. The next addition? Chooks.

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Planting Fruit Trees

It’s week nine of the Backyard Revolution and already Costa’s vision for a sustainable backyard is starting to reap rewards. The vegie beds are providing food for the family table, the water tanks are full after a recent storm and the newly arrived chickens have produced their first eggs.

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Play Centre

Costa’s next project at the Tembeleski family’s backyard is to transform an unused corner into a playground paradise for the kids.

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Feature Elements

The Tembeleski family is well on the way to having an abundant and sustainable backyard. But there is still work to be done to create some special features in the garden.

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Grass and Irrigation

No Aussie backyard is complete without lawn for the kids and so laying a lawn is the last stage in transforming the Tembeleski family’s backyard.

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Backyard Maintenance

Over the last 13 weeks Costa has transformed the Tembeleski’s backyard into a beautiful sustainable yard that will provide the family with an array of fruit, vegetables, eggs and even fish.

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