Landscape & Garden Design
I've got a challenge here. Background is the builder has cut too deep for the slab and the slab is now below the very substantial retaining wall.
It's failed occupancy…
I am looking to run a water line under my concrete footpath which is directly next to my home, was seeing if this is possible without cutting the entire section…
Concreters vs landscapers?
If you organise it yourself make you get any prelays done under the concrete before you start. It's often handy to put in a couple of 90mm sleeves across your driveway so…
Contact information for fencing
We are at the stage on our build in Kilcoy, Queensland where we need to get our fencing installed but we cant get any contact details for our neighbours to give them…
Cobblestone mesh identification
I've checked their website and it's a 90% match at least.
I've just called them and sent the pic through to confirm it's the same product.
Thank you heaps.
Cladding a Timber Retaining Wall
Have you thought of mass planting a cascading plant? There are many plants in many colours to choose from but Dichondra Silver Falls is popular.
There are a number of possible issues:
Is the shed within any ?
Whether it is excempt from planning…
Sandstone crazy paving quote
I had 28m2 of engineered pavers laid six months back and it was difficult to find someone not taking the pi$$. Internet suggested it should be $85-100/m2 to lay them.…
Eco-hydrate - anyone ever used this?
I haven't used Eco Hydrate but on the recommendation of a local lawn contractor, I tried Eco Wet.
It really works. I live in Perth and have been struggling for years with…
Getting decking ready to sell the place
Use a product like Equisol's Vitalise to clean the deck then coat with a penetrating timber oil. It will look 10 years younger and add value to your home.
Need advice on the backyard plan above.
Should I excavate and cut all of the dirt to level with the house slab or semi-excavate as per photo above?
Both left and right…
Howdy all. I am looking for feedback on what people would do to maximise and make an area as flat as possible. First, out the front of the house is a sloping hill, pretty…
Not sure what council area you are in. Some LGA's allow zero lot retaining walls. This usually occurs in greenfield developments but not often in established areas. You…
Using tank overflow for drip irrigation
If the water has passed through a filter screen that has apertures that are less than 1,000 micron (1 mm), the water can be diverted directly into a tank through a valve…
Dry Well in the backyard
It's possible but a soak well is usually much larger. Your 'soak well' only holds 424 litres when full.
What is your soil type? Soak wells need sandy soils.
In fact, your cutting appears more like the one I used to have. I am sure it will survive the winter with your great care. 22 deg indoor is not that bad. Sydney…
I'm in the midst of landscaping a cat run down the side of my house, and the recent rains have me wondering if I need to install some sort of drainage.
Retaining wall under patio slab
Thanks for the insights, that makes perfect sense, and yeah, I will be leaning on the experience of the excavator operator entirely.
Outdoor fish tank
Thanks for letting us know. The programmer will have a look at this later today.
Couch Grass Invaded
We done our landscaping a year using Couch, over the recent months I have noticed another type of grass growing with the Couch in a 2x2m radius. I'm thinking the…
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Cladding over retaining wall
I think it's ok if the preparation was done correctly and the backing is sealed with some sort of sealant or waterproof membrane. I don't believe my wall is which may…
Small Holding Reticulation Install
I am new to this forum.
Helping my son who has 2.5 acre property in south west. Just had a bore installed with total depth 30m and submersible pump supposed to be…
pictures of the current outcome would help.
But generally speaking, unless youve planted fully mature everything, landscaping take a bit to "grow in"
Retaining wall Ideas?
Check your local council DCP and LEP requirements if you haven't already. Some councils apply tight conditions when changing elevation near shared boundaries, so DIY may…
Growth regulator for eucalypts
you cant. The only real regulation of growth is cutting them. Though theres probably better erosion solutions in way of smaller plants, but thats a long term solution.…
Installing instant turf with curves
I guess ultimately it doesn't matter what pattern the rolls are laid, so long as the edges butt up against each other and there are no big gaps. Most of the rolls can be…
Parking on a lawn - what type of grass?
I have a parking space where the ground is a clay soil mixed with stones. For council reasons I need to install grass (or similar) but still use it as a parking space.…
Fencing quote issues
They don't like you shopping prices around.
I digress, The council here wants to charge you $250 to inspect the verge tree to see how it impacts the proposed Planning…
Oct 18, 2022 10:24 am
Plan is to render this besser block wall using Rockcote Santini, based on their suggestion unless somebody has another idea.
Colour wise I’m unsure. What do…
Looking into a neat affordable landscape plan for my house. I've got stupid wait times for landscapers so I need to do on my own.
I'm doing minimal paving to save on…