Landscape & Garden Design
I had the same sort of problem ,the neighbours had a big tank that would overflow Apparently Council don't see it as a problem
I think the only way is to build a decent…
Sep 15, 2021 5:08 pm
In our landscape design, we need to remove a backyard tree for give more spaces. The PCA suggested I have to apply council for any tree removal. Or if the species of the…
looking for advice on making this rock shelf more foot path friendly. its the only thoroughfare to the house. previous owners just covered the wonky bits with loose gravel…
Pittosporums in planters
Hey all, there's a section of my yard in which I'd like to grow some pittosporums for privacy (pittosporums because we already…
Best plants for landscaping (Victoria)
We’re doing the same thing. We just finishing the internal selections while waiting for the DA approval. We involved a landscape architect early so and we know whatnwe…
Sep 06, 2021 8:54 pm
How to deal with destroyed yard
the only aditional cost id factor in for is a plate compactor. That will help level everything after you treat/ammend the soil. These are cheap to hire.
Leaning retaining wall post
Technically, because the wall is >1M high it requires engineering. This post has probably failed due to a bad footing, or not inadequate embedment. You could repair this…
Tips on dwarf fruit tree planting
I’m quite keen to get a few dwarf trees, plum, columnar apple. Also considering a pomogrenate. Any planting tips to be mindful of please ? Thank you!!
Cleveland ornamental pear
I really like the look of the Cleveland ornamental pear. Moved into a newly built house - just over a year. I was thinking of planting 3 of them - 5m from the…
Irrigation along tiered retaining walls
I've got 3 levels of plants totalling approx 7ft that I want to add some drip line irrigation to.
The tap is at the bottom so I was curious how someone with some…
Anyone know how to correctly propagate this plant?
Appreciate your help!
Clothesline in Wind
This looks like the Daytek brand of clothesline and you do have a couple of options.
You could add more concrete around the base and hope this helps to get it back…
Internal courtyard garden
Hi SJT76, At least when compared to mine, your looks good size. My courtyard is just 2.3M Wide by 5.0M depth, so very narrow. Once the design is frozen, I will engage the…
Retaining Wall - water pooling
Ideally a spoon drain runs along the wall. That water is meant to drain along the wall to a grate, you don’t want to capture surface water
Jul 28, 2021 10:38 pm
There is a space (500mm deep and 600mm wide) between the timber fence and concrete slab at the side of the house as shown in pic. The concreter asked us not to remove the…
Jul 27, 2021 12:41 pm
So many variables with building a deck.
I would like a ball park idea of how much this is going to cost.
Going to be using a builder/carpenter someone who know what they…
Well, the above is just a very rough estimate and in reality you might end with hiring at least 2 trucks + bigger excavator for continuity. So probably the actual cost of…
TROPICAL GARDEN - HELP
We have next to no garden outside and I really want to make a new one that is tropical!
Only problem is, I'm not sure what type of tropical plants/trees…
Stabilisation of vertical drop
I'm a bit concerned about the stability of the drop from one of our neighbour's yards into our yard. The neighbour's yard rises about four metres above ours. A boulder…
Blending/Hiding Retaining Wall
Hey Gaudi, thanks for the reply! Glad it's not just me who thinks that the darker colours blend with the plants better while the plant is filling out. We're going to go…
Jun 14, 2021 12:27 pm
could we please have some advice on our front yard design? We want to incorporate a raised brick planter box into our front yard design. However, we have some…
I have something living in my lawn. They have been for months. I know because they have a favourite spot where they leave their poop. The poop is tiny black coils topped…
Landscaper issue - Need your advice
He should have spoken to you about it, after all you are his client, not your neighbours, and you are paying and they are not. However, sometime in a build neighbourly…
Help me landscape my front yard
Hi, you do not mention your climate nor orientation to want tropical. If you are not already up here it can be expensive, character building and time consuming as soil,…
Cladding a Timber Retaining Wall
planting isn't an option, it's too big and I don't want large plants in my lawn which is what is in front of the wall. I'll get a photo tomorrow if I can. I mean I can…
Transplanting due to Knock Down Rebuild
We will be doing a knock down and rebuild in Perth. We are on a 498 sqm block, the house is currently only 86 sqm (yep seriously..) and will be putting a 4x2.
Lilly Pily high and mighty problem
Common Problem of Lilly Pilly is sooty mold. The presence of sap feeding insects like aphids, scale, and mealybugs on the plants causes this. To treat this issue, apply…
Front landscaping hell.
Thank you! That is what we originally kind of came up with. We were hoping to avoid going to council BUT I don't know if it's going to be possible. we don't like all the…
Apr 24, 2021 10:10 am
Unknown weed in lawn
It looks like an Ehrharta species (Veldt Grass). A rough location would help with an ID. If you're in SE Australia, Ehrharta would make sense because it's popping up…
I don't remember how much I have paid for my garden, but it was about 20k.
Apr 11, 2021 5:44 pm
Fill type for low spots and yard grading
I have a narrow and long side yard with 3 yard drain along its length. I haven't cut down the yard drain pipe that sticks out to length just yet as I figured I'll need to…