Landscape & Garden Design
If your getting clear dead patches while th rest of it is going well consider a lawn grub treatment and then repeat two weeks later. Sir Walter is very vulnerable.
I am planting a hedge along the top of a retaining wall that is about 18m long.
The planting area is level with the top of the retaining wall for about 10m, with the…
Unfortunately in that crazy Sydney storm last night I wasn’t home to even try to protect some of my plants. The hardest hit (to both the plants and my heart) were my…
Jan 21, 2020 11:53 am
Concrete apron for sloped site
Great explanation. And plastic/rubber membrane under some gravel is inspiring for me as I feel reluctant to change approved landscape plan before I get final OC. The…
Jan 16, 2020 12:48 pm
What saveH2O says is bang on.
Priority 1 especially with reactive soil is protect your slab. A path that slopes away from the house with good drainage should be your…
Jan 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Hi all, can you please recommend us a tree that we can plant in a pot at the front of the pillars of our house, see attached a photo of our house with the pots we want to…
I'm very new to gardening and would like to ask advices from you guys. I'm setting up a new garden bed mainly for roses and I'm looking for its irrigation…
New home landscaping - where to start
I'm in no way a great gardener but here's what we did;
1. Come up with a basic layout showing paths, garden beds, lawn.
2. Get a number of quotes from landscapers. Make…
I have some Sasanqua Early Pearly Camellias, when purchased (late winter) they were overwatered and had spots on their leaves (Advised by nursery that’s what it was)
Using crusher dust as turf underlay
Anyone had any experience doing this? I've read so many mixed things about using crusher dust (cracker dust, crushed blue metal) for underlay.
What can I do with this stormwater pit?
same issue here in sydney, my Stormwater pit below my slab level 500 mm. Landscaper said just build wooden box of Treated wood
around Pit. you cannot raise as per…
Dec 23, 2019 3:34 pm
New lawn - trying to follow fu
There's a secret to growing thriving buffalo. Go around regularly with a garden fork to aerate the soil. Also, with your preparation sprinkle blood and bone. Soil…
This is my driveway, similar gradients, but a little longer (10 metres) - on the righthand side of the Porsche its 25% for about a metre.
We can get standard cars up and…
What was your soil prep like before you laid the turf, not straight over the top of what the builder left behind I hope? How often have you been watering it?
I am trying to buy a Ming Aralia…
Amending Clay Soil with Natramin
anyone had any experience using Natramin Cal-K or Natramin Cal-S on their stubborn rock clay ground? I've pretty much got a yard of solid, hard clay and some…
Couch lawn height too high?
Over the last few years I think I've been mowing my couch lawn too high. It's currently ~50mm in height and after looking online it should be around the 20-30mm…
Brick rendered planter box
I am looking at getting brick rendered planter boxes in my front landscaping. I won't do a DIY, but want to make sure they are done properly, so what questions…
Scleranthus dying back - what went wrong?
Hi there - I did get some info from the national botanical gardens (pasted below).
It worked for a couple of years and then it turned brown again and died and I've given…
Another Lawn Care Help Request
I am in a very similar situation (though we have a Bernese). My "lawn" looks almost identical to yours.
I recently purchased a thatching rake and like yourself, I find it…
Does anyone know what kind of tree that is in the pic? Looks like a great screen/hedge for our backyard along the fence for privacy from the neighbours next to us as well…
Advice please! Our pool is scheduled to be put in at the end of November. As the time is getting closer I need to make some Final decisions.
The plan is to have the pool…
Laying new turf on area with bark
Remove chipbark, turn over soil underneath, add soil improver and also Clay Breaker or Sand Remedy (depending on the nature of your soil.
No nutrition in bits of bark.
I need help identifying what is wrong with my macadamia tree. Does anyone know what is causing this and how to treat it?
It's spreading to the new leaves as well now.…
Winter grass. Hand weed to remove seed stock and next winter use pre emergents to break the cycle. Nothing you can do right now but minimise next years crop
In my opinion, they are two different nutrients. Get into it and spread the seamungus.
How often do you mow? I cut high and regularly. Assume being in Perth you have sand?
Lilly Pilly Hard Cut back
If you chop it back now, it will take a couple of weeks to fluff up again. Perfect time is now until the end of October.
Take it back harder on the top as I’ve also…
They look like worm mounds. The worms are aerating the soil and are your friends. Rain will soon disperse the mounds.
If you want a quick solution, that will still look good. You can try getting bluestone steppers or anything similar laid around so you can hop from one stepper to the…
Oct 16, 2019 2:11 pm
The council has provided me the approval to remove a tree on my property (which is causing me issues) with the condition of planting another tree (anywhere…
Oct 15, 2019 11:27 am
Help our little grass tree please
If you suspect a rot problem you need to investigate what's causing it. Perhaps a blocked drain hole? You need to take it out of the pot & carry out a full inspection of…
Hi everybody. We have purchased a one yr old home on just over 2 acres. While there is already a pool installed, there is nothing else on the piece of land. I am looking…
Oct 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Lawn Feed - Sapphire/Kikuyu
My sincerest apologies if this has been asked 10 times over.....
I am looking to feed my lawns this weekend and take advantage of the predicted wet weather south…
Oct 08, 2019 3:36 pm
Ideas for narrow strip next to driveway
I'm looking for some ideas for a garden along the length of my driveway between the boundary and concrete.
Currently it has grass but it is a pain to mow given the…
I'm currently in a rental till July next year in the Kellyville area of Sydney. Looking to do a small reno on the current lawn as it's come out of winter in pretty…