Landscape & Garden Design
How to kill couch grass under trees?
Thanks I think the poison is needed. The cardboard may work for most grasses but after three months the couch is still stealing nutrients from under the cardboard with…
Cladding a retaining wall help
We are currently deciding on how to go about cladding a new treated pine retaining wall. We have decided to go the stacking stone tiles but we are a bit…
Note that when you mark out the dimensions in the park, the area will probably *look* smaller than the finished yard (with fences, house, other objects etc.) will…
Some good indoor plant suggestions?
Many succulents are also an overlooked option. Echeveria in particular.
How to use chicken manure tea?
Get a aerator from an aquarium shop.
Chuck a hand full of compost into a dirty old sock or your neighbours clean sock off their line.
Brew the concoction with the…
Shade tolerant hedge
Correa "Bicheno Bell", Westringea (fruiticosa will grow in shade), Callistemon "Great Balls of Fire".
Add some compost through it, and zeolite. The top 20-30cm
You may have sandy loam which is nice.
Landscape plans for CDC
My estate has an example landscape plan, I just signed it and that's what my builder submitted.
Landscape plans for council
I don't know if this is still current but I'm doing my own now. I looked at lots of DA's that have been submitted to council and used the landscape designed as a template…
Retaining wall help!!
Yah just got notification that they have engineering report and applying for permits and works to get the retainer should be up by end of the month. After…
Mar 10, 2017 9:36 am
Weep Holes and Landscaping
In WA, anything seems to go regardless of what the National Construction Code (NCC) states about weep holes or the Damp Proof Course (DPC).
There are a few threads on…
Mp rotator run times
Look at using a Hunter Hydrawise controller. It's features help with running MP's. I'm big on these for good reason.
Good advice above.
help with buffalo lawn!
Not a believer in grubs being an issue and this is shared by many in senior turf management.
Search my posts on lawn beetle.
Wonderful lawn helpers.
Fungicides should be…
Crepe Myrtle Advice
It will be fine.
You want the lower stuff to get going.
I'd bet that top branch snaps at some point in the future if the lower branches don't do some growing.
It will take…
Pop up Sprinklers for Turf
Hunter MP rotators are the benchmark for efficient irrigation.
(No not subsurface)
Get from an proper irrigation shop.
Also look at using the Hunter…
Vertical Sleeper Screen
Assume they would need to be at least 1/3 height to be buried.
Would curious to know if compacted earth gave more flexibility to get them lined up well.…
Sentrel cable balustrade
My bad. I saw cable and googled pool fence. However you did say horizontal in your post which is what i was commenting on.
Mar 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Pump required for large garden
It would depend on the lph that your 4 sprinklers need. I have a few acres and I have run a 40mm green line poly as a ring around the yard and have 3 points where the…
Concrete left by builders
the same happen to use they mashed I into the soil as well as the driveway gravel they provide when building. I jacked up and made them remove it. We…
What is this grass growing with buffalo?
The mini pic it didn't look anything like kikuyu but the larger pics looks a bit like kikuyu. Can you take an even closer image if its kikuyu you should be able to see…
I'd suggest investing in exposed aggregate instead of coloured concrete as there's less chance of them stuffing up the surface finish. Well seems that way from what I've…
Palmetto lawn help.
Hi Blue, unfortunately I can't open dropbox links at work so I can't see your images. Probably an obvious question, but is there anything impacting how much water these…
Empire Zoysia Dethatching
Think ill just mow and get the height down and hopefully get a roller mower onto it to see if it can be firmed up.
Large retaining wall on new block
From the looks of the new pics, I'd say the rocks on the slope are going to be in the 100's of kg's each. To do a step you'd need the wall to be similar to the current…
Jan 24, 2017 8:28 pm
Update pics for the curious
Jan 19, 2017 5:51 am
Jan 19, 2017 5:43 am
Rain garden/ drain
A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground.
LARGE Stepping stones
Hey all in process of doing landscaping...can anyone tell me where I can find larger stepping stones in Sydney?
These are the sort of sizes im after...
Idea's for a 'wow' shrub
Fairy Magnolia? Magnolia Little Gem? (and various related). I also have a soft spot for the large flowered deciduous magnolias - the "Little Girl" series only grow 3 - 4…
Concrete pipes for gardens
That's really a nice idea and I am fully agree with your decision.I have done the same thing in my garden and I would like you to do the same.
I'm planning on setting up some irrigation in my fernery, and have a little question about overhead sprinklers.
Are there any particular sprinklers that are…
Dec 27, 2016 10:48 pm
New turf some yellow squares
Make sure the turf rolls in question are making good contact with the soil underneath. Might help to lightly top dress those areas with washed sand to help hold water to…
Dec 22, 2016 1:55 pm