Landscape & Garden Design
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…
Alternative to 'setting' blueboard joints
Its going over a sleeper retaining wall that I will frame up between the posts to provide more support. I know its gunna move, I just need it to look good for 6-12 months.
Feb 26, 2008 3:57 pm
An idea for my water feature...
Great design Matt. I have seen some of the merbau fading in the sun within few months so looks like they require ongoing maintenance.
I have similar idea but might use …
Would love some opinions
Zonk - sorry should have put that in my post - its actually for an old house we will have to demolish, we plan on building in Newport.
It is very expensive but we are…
Boral factory outlet - Sydney
Most of the places in Melb have either limited stock, or charge you a fortune for delivery. I need about 20 retaining wall blocks (not quite a pallet). At…
i have only been to hampton park
so i dont know, maybe call them and ask if they have the same pebble range
Landscape Gardener for Geelong area
Can anyone recommend a good garden designer for the Geelong / Lara area (Vic). A relative is looking for some advise and ideas.
Thanks in advance
Apr 17, 2008 10:51 pm
My backyard plans....
...if I give them paths then at least they run through the garden without running "through" the garden....maybe be…
Oil Barrel BBQ
Make one 3xb, it is not that hard.....surely with your talent......
May be a slight funding issue.....but may be some part of it may be in the mix.
Trees on your Nature Strip
I'm also surprised that they aren't planting natives - I thought all councils/estates were doing that now. In our estate, anything non-native is an absolute NO-NO (well,…
Apr 23, 2008 9:47 pm
Merbau & Batu Timber Question
you can use any quality timber oil on batu
the only draw back to batu is there is almost always small borer holes in it
were do you live almost…
I'm by no means a pro but I've done a fair bit of rendering around my place on both brick and blue board. I haven't used the Dulux products as I thought it was a bit pricy…
is japanes box a good hedging plant??
It is commonly reffered to down here as BoxOz and was a big seller for Chris and Marie at Wombat Gully.
It is fast growing buy not as hardy or drought…
Getting landscaping quotes
We're at the point of requiring a landscaping quote for our block. Our Design Guidelines insist that at least the front is landscaped within six months (which…
I've been a big fan of timber gates, and I reckon it kind gives houses abit of character.. colourbond fences are ok.. but just too many houses with the same look.. …