Landscape & Garden Design
I agree about painting the fence a dark colour.
We do this mainly to make it less noticable. A beige, green, light grey (we have fibre cement for the most part here in…
Paving ideas needed, get in here!
Al the Nubrick pavers that you already have, have they been down long? I ask that as they might have faded, so to try and match them up to a…
Steep and long driveway + retaining
Al; I don't think it would be easy as we have a lot of rock. There is also a campaction certificate when we bought the block and I was told if I change where they put the…
Nov 22, 2007 1:37 pm
No i din't get there, but i have it marked in the diary to get up there maybe in Jan. Things are too hectic leading up to Christmas and now most of our weekends are…
maple in queensland?
I'm all for having ago and being positive in our efforts at everything we do, but I reckon you're pushing the proverbial uphill with a rather pointy and hmmm…
Designing a Garden
can I suggest forumw.org
It's like a data base of where to find free downloads
try searching there.
Its 100% free at the City of South Perth. (if ur a resident)
Lawn and prickles - what to do??
At the new place however, there will be sprinklers and irrigation galore, as we will be on recycled/grey water. I now have to just source particular plants and types of…
Thought I might post this.
Great Gardens workshops and the concept is something I am a very big supporter of and the information given in these is about something I am…
planning your home and garden
yes v pande near the cafe on the lake.
Phoenix its just a guide. No think the City of Casey just would give it out as a guide and wouldnt be enforcable. I heard the…
Nov 30, 2007 1:29 am
if he repours the section make sure he drills into each side of the concrete that is left and inserts y12 reinforcment bars
this supports the new conc and stops…
What caused my blisters - our new garden
ok, ok! I will take some piccies of our front yard today (complete with TURF!!) and hopefully you can check it out tomorrow.
The turf guy was good, he charged us $3.50…
Dec 15, 2007 11:38 am
pavers can be laid on preexisting concrete so long as it is sound ie : no cracks etc
you have to acid wash it with a 10/1 ration of hydro.
i dont screed out mud for…
Is a Retaining Wall Required here?
I put a 5mt at least, stack stone wall into a house I did, it was their indoor training pool room!!!
Can’t get in to take photos, the owners have clamped up as…
Front yard landscape requirements
We're at Lemongrass Circuit, the street where the ABC Learning Centre is.
We're the only who just started building.
Most of our neighbours already moved in and two…
Retaining Wall Design
the type of retaining wall you are talking about will be quite expensive even to do it your self
conc at 45 mpa is $200 plus per q/m 1 q/m at 100mm will equate to…
Brick PlanterBox Footings
if you are to render the bricks or apply some sort of cladding the footings have to be stable
if you are only have a raised garden bed of say 200 - 300 mm
The back yard has been levelled out and the retaining walls are all finished.
If you look at the level of the fence in the back corner you can see why we elected to…
Hardwood decking above 2.7m is only available in random lengths.
The problem with taking long lengths out out of a random pack is it leaves half a pack of shorter lengths…
Ivy or similar
I prefer hanging plants for that sort of environment.
Climbing plants need to cling and make a hold.
Hanging plants flow and are not as tough on…
out of season plants....
I know that here in Perth or WA, our wholesale industry doesn't always have the plants in stock or on tap. This because the demand is very high here and most stocks get…
Pool Landscape ideas
Brilliant! Thanks so much, I'll do some searching on these and see what they are like!
Jan 31, 2008 8:38 am
Excavation and Block Wall Construction
Unfortunately Davinci cannot help.
So can any one out there recommend a builder they know. I would prefer to go with someone that has been tried and tested rather…
Retaining wall costs
It really depends a lot on the actual site - $4500 on one wall may be $3500 for the exact same finish size at another site.
Front yard - almost finished...
Hope ya don't mind. i printed it out the other day and showed my brickie.
It's almost exactly like i wanted even with the same slope. I will be rendering my bricks tho…
Al - As mentioned in an earlier post.
Laying New Lawn - when is the right time
yep good idea. In Adelaide most of your rain is from fronts so I will have a look through weather records to see when the best month is there.
More importantly why is…
Backyard / Alfresco Ideas
I also find all these sorts of things a bit weird. It's like the garden is attempting to say "I'm opulent, sumptuous, reminiscent of ancient…
Turf in Brisbane
Go no further than Empire Zoysia. This is an amazing turf and I have never seen anyone have any regrets in choosing it.
A deep green all year. Very slow growing so…
Brick Planter Boxes
if they are render then yes you do have to tank them
if they are expossed brick just leave weep holes as per normal brick laying on your…
Wildlife on our block
Second one might be a Snake Smuggler caught in the act!????
Has a slightly different sound and look to it than…..Budgie Smuggler!
Garden Gurus - Gardening Expo
Having known Nev and Trev for a long time I would thourghly recomend attending this expo. Nev has such a passion for rare plants it is great to see them doing this.
Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise
check out growing a Feijoa. the one I would best recomend is the Pineapple Guava. It is so tough and grows as an excelelnt hedge with plenty of…