Landscape & Garden Design
Adding zeolite into those holes will assist with aeration on a more permanent basis. It's going to be a spot that will often be a problem.
Take a look at…
Garden on a scarp?
On a 40% gradient, I'd be getting some engineering advice for any retaining wall.
Reminds me of a well known landscape garden on the Yarra near Warburton. A network of…
Seeding a new lawn
Hmm, it's strange as alot of the grass was covered this time round, and much of the grass looks very healthy and long, only some of them haven't grown well... Munn's was…
I have installed a lawn for myself and helped with a mate's 172m2 lawn. Generally I never bothered with having a gradient considering the surface is porous…
Cheapest sandstone flagging in Sydney
I was wondering where the cheapest sandstone flagging could be sourced in the Sydney area. ANL is selling is for 75 per m2 and I was wondering if there were any cheaper retailers?
Mar 19, 2013 12:46 pm
Where to place retaining wall? See drawing
Thanks BeatrixKiddo for your reply. I have now decided to put the retaining wall at the fence and put concrete all the way to the retaining wall. If i want some greens in…
Can anyone tell me what tree this is?
Thanks guys. It's a tree in someone's garden. It looked pretty(the size and the shape). May be it's lilly pilly.. if fig is so bad they wouldn't plant it there. Is lilly…
Planter boxes - off the ground
Simply use a blend of lightweight Coir Peat and Perlite to fill the boxes. Mulch with pine bark.
Construct with timbers more suited to a deck or patio. You may even be…
Most of those will have copy writes on them.
Also, sometimes different names are used for the same thing because they can then be sold in different shops without outwardly…
In winter or toward the end of winter in your area.
The first node on the runner will be the best one to use.
kensington pride mango tree
Good reason to never stake trees.
Such a bad practice and we see it done by everyone both Gardeners and professionals that should know better. It bodges up plants that…
Planting new trees
Do you have to use a bloody lily pilly? So many better trees or shrubs.
Being a court yard, you should think about something deciduous perhaps to let warm winter sun in…
That is a super deluxe chook yard...more like a chook paddock!!
I used to have a photinia hedge that was at least 20 years old and planted right above our water main. Never a problem and it sure grew fast. We had a regular job trimming…
Ideas for a backyard with easement
I would check with the relevant authority that is in control of the easement. You may find that they discourage certain plantings ie big eucalyptus but can't stop you from…
Raised herb bed - ideas?
certainly gets hot here. I'm sure you could grab some drainage/ round plastic down pipe. even saw one link where they used those plastic storage cube crates.
Feb 26, 2013 8:36 pm
Sewer inspection pipe
Its alright for you as long as you remember where it is if you have a block.
But it might not be so good for the next owner.
Tell me more about Zeolite...
Zeochlor pool filter sand replacement. 19.98 from Bunnings. or sold as zeolite for $27 in clarke rubber. both same size bags. i wish I'd checked when i bought 2 bags from…
Is this Zeolite?
Zeochlor pool filter sand replacement. 19.98 from Bunnings today. or sold as zeolite for $27 in clarke rubber. both same size bags. i wish I'd checked when i bought 2 bags…
So my Ma's lawn has patches of bare soil which I'd like to try fix up so I can learn a bit about lawn care (I don't know much but am as willing to absorb as a…
levelling my lawn
If you care for your lawn using lawn beetle treatments, fungicides, fertilisers then yes it will.
That's because by doing those things you sterilise the soil making it…
Agapanthus ... !
treeschanger there are lots of lovely native blue flowered plants. However I've yet to see one that has a similiar form/shape to agapanthus.
Ok that makes sense the problem is their wall is so close to the boundary 150mm it seems like my backyard is going to suffer for their sake.
Feb 16, 2013 11:59 am
Turf laying issues
Brent stickies are the posts that stay at the top of each forum area. Here are two you might want to read through. The first, set up by one grateful member, contains…
Any good garden designer in Perth?
Darren is an excellent landscaper and member of the Horticultural Media Association.
He works closely with Trevor and has come a long way in recent years.
Help required to design landscape
That really is a clean slate! Some of the earlier posts are spot on. You want to firstly work out what functions you need your garden to provide, and also what your…
Delay between soil and turf
The reason why we don't worry to much about pH is because the more organic we care for our gardens, the less relevance pH has.
The more we rely on chemical horticulture,…
My lawn is looking very sick
You can't use them because water is needed to carry them through to the roots. Unless a huge rainfall comes along and washes it through... and then away, you can get some…
Brown spots on freshly laid lawn
No disrespect Fu, but Jollies 2nd post was the problem. Heating on the pallet, not a fungus, yeah good soil prep is good but he got heated turf, hence the regular…
Fill for backyard
Where are you gpoly i have a heap of fill i need to remove from my block
Feb 12, 2013 5:40 pm
Flame tree growth normal?
Did ok at that response by typing with one hand while doing something else as well.
The mulch you are using is great. As tempting as it is for some to say it will spread…
Have I killed my Palms
Thanks for the detailed reply. I haven't been as pedantic but have done some of what you said.
I prepped the hole by digging it out. Wetting it and then placing some…
Feb 10, 2013 10:21 pm
Thoughts on artifical grass
I do know of one Environmental Scientist that says plastic grass is to landscaping as blow up dolls are to making love.
You did ask for thoughts.
What influences flowering?
In my game, I here this question all the time. "Should I put some pot ash on to make my plant flower?" The answers so many Horticulturists and gardeners give is yes, but…