Landscape & Garden Design
Melbounre - Sir Walter Buffalo - Dormant in Winter
Hi all, I had Sir Walter Buffalo turf layed about 4 years ago & each year during winter it seems to go into fairly extreme dormancy (see photo) I know that it is meant…
How does height of soil get affected by amending compost in?
It does seem like a lot of work and money goes into fixing the soil. Only the cost of the turf underlay is pretty pricy unless I'm looking at the wrong kind. If anyone…
Advice for sun-baked front, veges up back?
I’m wanting to spruce up my Melbourne garden. Welcome any input! 3 areas to consider: 1. Front is sun-baked in summer. Thinking about suitable hardy natives with a bit…
Fence used as retaining wall & water run off - SA law?
Hi This is an old topic but we are sitting with the exact same problem in Adelaide & trying to find out where to get advice. I see you had to get an engineers report…
NSW Fencing rules for back fence - No neighbor
When I replaced a fence where the adjoining land was council, they said suck it when I asked them to pay for half. It doesn’t matter what kind of property is on the…
Help with reusing an old deck for new build
Hi All! We are currently completing our new build, and are planing our landscaping and decking. We're looking at building an 8.0x4.4 deck. One of our friends are doing a…
Can this issue be reported to fair trading?
sounds like youre getting taken for a ride. material wastage is usually factored into the pricing. the problem here is you have a written quote that's 2 months old you're…
Lemon Myrtle help - yellowing leaves black spots
Hi everyone, I hope you can help! My lemon myrtle sapling (backhousia citriodora) has developed dark brown/black spots on yellowing leaves (please refer photos). I bought…
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Retaining wall and landscaping near pool - need advice
It will be expensive. You could: 1. get a builder/structural landscaper to supervise and manage the whole project, expect 20% builders margin, $2000 for engineering,…
Do I need to remove the grass roots? Couch - Round up
Thanks for the reply , yeah I may have got a bit carried away but I was worried about the grass coming back , its prehistoric this stuff ! grows into everything
At what distance from the house is it safe to plant trees?
Engage a services of landscape designer/architect/ horticulturalist in your local area. It all depends what will be the purpose of the tree. For example a decidous tree…
Footings for 2.7 metre tall Merbau Batten Screen Fence
We are putting in a 2.7 metre tall Merbau batten screen fence, that will have posts that go 90cm below the ground. What sort of concrete footings should be put in place…