Landscape & Garden Design
Identify Outdoor Tile Type
Well I managed to lift one out and saw it was set on sand and now presume only the ones on the edges are set in a little concrete to stop them moving.
The ones on the…
It's a really nice vertical garden, but I think it must have plastic pockets so that it doesn't dry out too quickly. I even found a ready solution, but I don't have any…
If you've watered it and it's still on coming good than its likely you got grubs mate.
I cooied and pasted this advice from my response in another forum...
Hit your lawn…
My Sir Walter lawn was doing well even though the warm months, until that torrential rain event hit Sydney.
Since then I’ve had parts of the lawn turn to straw but it…
Mar 16, 2020 9:31 am
What is wrong with my Lawn
You got grubs mate.
Hit your lawn with a bag of Scott's - lawn builder, grub and insect (red bag) from Bunnings.
It's got Bifenthrin as the active ingredient which will…
Storm Water Drainage
our pool filter backwash goes somewhere els. the owner just emptied the pool water to one of these pipes during winter time using a pump.
yes there is a toilet right…
I need to add soil to my garden bed in my outdoor entertainment area. However, the top layer is covered with stones. What would be the best and easiest way to add soil,…
Mar 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Steps to front door
Thanks for the reply
What about 6 steps(7rises) rise 183mm step 830mm is there an optimum step would prefer longer step
Should the step (run/going) be able to accomodate…
Mar 02, 2020 8:54 pm
planting in the easement
I think, but may be wrong, you can plant shrubs but not trees, and 2m from easement. Check with utility or council
Feb 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Feb 14, 2020 10:45 am
Hi, I am half way through building a pond and unfortunately following excavation we ended up with a bank steep than I would have preferred on one side of the pond.
Please help identify this vine?
Thanks for the reply. No, it gets little yellow flowers actually. I don't have a photo of those though unfortunately. It does look very similar otherwise.
I just bought a house and wanted to double check the Lawn ID please before i use and weed killers.
Can I save my wollemi pine?
It looks to me as though it just dried out, probably because the pot got too hot. I would move it into a cooler spot in your garden and give it plenty of water. Pots…
Plants and hail damage
thanks stevemc. Much appreciated. Going to tackle this over the weekend and hopefully there’s enough growing weather left in the season to get some new foliage happening!
Jan 25, 2020 1:44 pm
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…
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…
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…