Landscape & Garden Design
Small garden bed - Tropical Fence Screening
Hi guys. I would love some advice.
I have a very tiny garden bed in my backyard ( approx 60cm from the neighbour fence ) and I would love to create a sort of tropical look…
Landscaping help No Idea!
I need to confirm with my builder if there is large amount sand left after the handover. Did you did the landscaping yourself or did you went through someone?
Sep 11, 2019 11:58 am
What plant would grow well with agapanthus
Thanks amilelka, I was worried the agapanthus would be too much for what I wanted to do with the pot. I’ll either just have the agapanthus or move them to a different…
Levelling my backyard
Couldn’t have said it any better. Imagine a fort type cubby up there somewhere. Oh to be 5 years old again
Hi This is my first post on here.
I've just bought a house and it has a tree root problem.
Pavers are right up to the roots of two ornamental pears in the front yard,…
Help with my Lilly Pillies
Thanks for the advice, My wife wants to rip them out and plant bamboo, but we're going to give them this coming spring to show some improvement, or else they're out!
Breaking clay down with Powerfeed
I am about to apply powerfeed and seasol tommy lawn. I hope am hoping it breaks down some of the compacted areas (as a result of building). How long/how many…
Best way forward with a hotch potch lawn
22 months ago we moved into our new home. My family and I live at Grafton on the NSW north coast and have a subtropical climate with a distinct wet and dry period.…
I recently got some rustic/ tropical looking pots and I've filled the largest with a standard olive tree with some moss like ground cover plants underneath, then…
Aug 01, 2019 2:39 am
There are lots of threads in general discussion and building standards that may be of interest.
Getting the drainage around your house right is very important.
Aug 01, 2019 2:28 am
Maple tree looks distressed?
I know this also another late reply sorry.
I agree with Daniel86. Was it a really dry year the last two years? Even a well developed small tree like a maple will…
Artificial turf and pets?
Friends of ours laid a small area of artificial turf for their dog, a small terrier, but after one summer they said the ‘grass’ smells of urine when it gets hot.…
It will also be helpful if you have your site plan with relative levels and handdraw or markup a photo showing the pipe location.
Stinging nettle in buffalo lawn - advice?
Hi all, we have clumps of what I believe is Urtica Urens ("dwarf nettle") coming up throughout our lawn of Saffire buffalo. It really stings when you touch it. We've tried…
How to raise lawn 200-300mm ??
Update..... found an earthmover on gumtree who was happy to dump 7m3 of soil at the front for free - it was to my surprise really good stuff. Took me 3 hours yesterday to…
Send us a link if you start a thread please.
I’ve finally sourced some bluestone natural pavers although another 4 weeks until delivery. I’m going to get these…
Jun 28, 2019 1:22 pm
We are looking to construct a 500mm retaining wall to split our sideways sloping yard into two levels. Attached is a photo of the look we want to achieve , how…
I still get nightmares re our yukka, ie over 4m tall, roots are very extensive...suggest removing every bit of dirt near fenceline...God knows why anyone would plant these…
Area is on a slight slope so trying to figure out a solution for a level place to stand.
I live in the United States (Virginia) and clotheslines are not as acceptable here…
Jun 15, 2019 6:29 am
I'm into small trees so I'd recommend you Plumeria rubra (Frangipani) with beautiful white and yellow flowers! Or Atractocarpus fitzalanii (Brown gardenia) grows up to 7m height!
Hi everyone, hoping someone may be able to give some advive. We are currently building a new house with a subfloor supported on concrete stump. The cladding is JH Scycon…
Jun 10, 2019 9:46 pm
We had the same issue maybe not quite as steep we have a spleen drain dug at the bottom of the cut, then drainage pits installed to catch the run off. Never underestimate…
side path ideas
Before you consider the type of path, you must first consider your soil classification.
Apr 24, 2019 10:23 am
Lilly Pily high and mighty problem
Lilly Pilly are prone to getting psyllid infestations... if that's what it is, you need to trim back the infested growth and regularly spray the trees with something like…
The builder installed a faulty sprinkler timer causing water to run continuously for uncertain period of time in the front lawn during construction. The water…
Hi brains trust,
We are on water tanks and have no…
Old wood in retained land fill
Thanks mate. Late reply on my part sorry. All done amd dusted now. I asked the guys nicely again if we could remove the timber. They said they would. Wether or not they…
Apr 08, 2019 5:45 pm