Landscape & Garden Design
Welcome back to the forum
There appears to be a number of issues
I do recommend you use a Bosch Concrete Scanner here
to determine the reinforcement…
pretty scary when you find a snake randomly in a garden This guy Raymond is a professional at finding and safely relocating the critters
I'm looking to install a strip of planting (Lilly Pillys) next to a new pool to be installed.
I need to install a short block wall (new timber fence goes on top) to…
Wondering if anybody could identify what this weed is. Got a kikyu lawn and this is popping up everywhere
I've just started landscaping my new home.
I have planted some smallish specimen under my front window, Rhapis Excesla (Lady Finger Palm) & The Coryline…
Hi has anyone any advice on doing retic for a new home. How to go by planning to lay out retic.
Battery powered mower recommendations
Thanks guys. I'll give the Ryobi range another look. As I say the bulk of reviews have been positive.
As for the batteries, I think i'll just keep them inside for…
Bald Plant & Prunning Yuccas
Drive around and look for mature Yucca Elelphantipes and then you'll make a decision about where they should be planted.
Hi all, we have a large retaining wall section in our pool area that we have started to gut. I want to remove the palm trees and flatten the area and put down lawn so we…
Our front yard is currently a blank canvas of only lawn. We’re in the process of designing our garden, and have purchased 3 Prunus Oakville Crimson Spire Trees -…
Oct 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Hi all was hoping for some advice. We want to plant an ornamental peach tree at the front of the house. We dug a hole at spot 2 and found the soakwell , realised the…
What tree/plantings for shaded atrium?
Oh how gorgeous!
We have something similar but ours faces north.
Go for something with foliage colour to be a real talking point. South will get very little…
What's the best way to provision for external lighting in a build if I am unable to do detailed landscape plans prior. Would provision for a switch near the house exit…
Buffalo grass turning brow
Start with Seasol/Powerfeed and mix some molasses in with it.
Fill those gaps in with some good quality top dressing.
Should come right.
Retaining Wall Expectations
How did it go Dan, did the landscaper dig up all the 2 sleeper high parts and replace with three? A serious loss on a quote! Thats why its important to do things right…
Help needed to fix couch lawn in Perth
Trying to fix 50sqm of couch lawn at me folks place.
Watched at number of videos that pretty much say
1. Treat for weeds
2. Treat for grubs etc
3. Apply pre…
Fence Screening Ideas
I think that’s a great idea. It would look nice on both sides and would refresh and modernise your outlook 🙂
Retaining wall question
Hi, I have built a cement block retaining wall. 200 series block. 1.5 blocks high by about 14m on a 450 x450 concrete footing which has been reinforced and also have reo…
How to cover an ugly rock wall
Personally I think the upper section looks quite nice, and I would simple mow the grass around it, and perhaps create a garden bed against it with nice flowers or…
I live about an hour from Melbourne in cold ballarat and this is my happy wanderer at the moment. It’s as happy as can be. The only thing it could be is maybe the…
Silver birch trees with allergies
Thanks Shazaw, you’re right in the fact that there will be a lot of plants and trees that may cause my girlfriend allergies besides the silver birch. We also have a…
I think what you meant to say was different size goings.
In modern landscaping it's common to mix a couple of steps with big landings of different sizes. It…
Sep 03, 2020 6:46 pm
Sep 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Dromana Toppings - Question
Put a layer of dromana toppings (40mm) on top of a well compacted base (75mm) of crushed rock.
Damped down the toppings very lightly before using a plate compactor.…
Hi all, need some help with my hedge that’s dying (or dead??). There’s still some new growth but in one area at the back and very sparse. No clue what could be wrong,…
Just in relation to this topic, we are planning a build, and due to the easements (sewer and stormwater) running across the back (and side, but that's less of an issue),…
Do you think this would be suitable to use on my existing soil?
Soil superfine (14mm minus)
RATE (per m3) $29.70
My plan is it dig up the current sandy soil…
I am getting turf underlay put into my backyard area... roughly 50sqm.
It hal the area, i can fit about 100mm of underlay... but in other areas its deeper and i will…
I have some minor brickwork efflorescence on some garden beds around the house. The garden beds have been internally coated with 2-3 coats of Ormonoid Bitkote…
I experienced a small sink hole in my backyard which is at the side of my soakwell. The builder came out to look at it and the plumbers checked to ensure their…
I was wondering if anyone could help identify what’s wrong with my travellers palm?
The one way to fix this would be using Stainless Steel Stand offs which bolt onto the wall and have varying lengths to space off the wire/mesh of the pillars. The cap on…
Empire Zoysia or Velvetene (Paspalum)
I have velveteen and it is amazing grass. I am after some more to replace a section that died off. Does anyone know where I can get some in Adelaide? Please let me know as…
Yep definitely Buffalo runner. Put it back in the soil, water, Seasol and molasses and it will survive.
Best Hedge Plant?
What color are you looking for?
We have our shorter hedging as Alternanthera Brazillian Red Hot and taller as Lemon Scent -…
Herbicide for Kikuyu and Paspalum
Hi Brains Trust
I am looking for a good selective weed spray for kikuyu and paspalum. I realise this forum will have old posts but I guess there could be new herbicides…