Landscape & Garden Design
Concrete lawn edging
Thank you for the replies.
I couldn't get organised in time for concrete kerbing so I used treated pine fence rail which was on special. Intention is to remove the wood…
Lemon Tree Help
It would be about a metre from the fence. It must be the camera angle or something but it looks a lot closer to the fence than it actually is in that pic.
Fencing + Retainers - need advice
It all depends on who has altered the natural level of the land, If you cut 300mm and your neighbour has a natural level you are the one altering the land. If you…
Well, if someone did do these extra steps they would hardly be stuffing up; I've just done a bit of googling and it appears that certain bonsai producers do these same…
Is this a weed or a groundcover?
I'm with Maggie on this one, if you like it, keep it, if you don't, zap it. I've ripped out road side grasses i like and plant them at home. For one reason, there are…
Have i killed my lawn???
Ours wasn't watered for 12 weeks last summer (don't ask, in law fail) and it's bounced back - just needed to have some water, some wait time, and some sun
Nov 09, 2013 10:44 am
Mowing and maintaining Empire Zoysia
I've read a lot about mowing heights for Zoysia and while they say it can be kept at 1.5" or so I find mine keeps best at 3" minimum and this is what I currently keep mine…
Big lattice screen
We did the wire thing but against a timber fence and worked really well. We had the jasmine on one side and some passionfruit on the other. The passionfruit grew faster…
Nov 07, 2013 4:35 pm
DIY retaining wall advice
Wow! I'm so glad I came across this!
We too are currently looking at options for retaining walls.
Ours will probably be about 700-1000mm at the highest point and be an L…
Water-in after Molasses/Seasol/Powerfeed?
Hmm .. there must be something wrong with my bottle
IMO there's no harm with watering in since they are meant to feed the soil and not the grass. But I'm not a lawn…
Coir Fibre in Potting Mix
I just started making my own potting mix using coco coir, compost, perlite, vermiculite with the ratio of 4:2:1:1, and I didn't wash the coir. Coir is preferred over peat…
Help with Dying Lawn - Couch
I have given it a couple of doses of seasol (last one last weekend) and also hit it with Aftergraze about 6 weeks ago during heavy rain. it seem to come real good about…
Can anyone help me with my search for Proteas? I am looking for an outlet around Perth that has a good selection and also has advanced plants.
Thanks for the input guys
We ended up deciding on frangipanis and we got 2 really lovely trees from a local nursery just starting to shoot leaves at the tops now!!! We…
How much should we prune our lemon tree
A couple of years ago my Dad decided to give our very old lemon tree the pruning of its life. We had just moved in and it appeared to have been left alone for years, and…
Central West NSW turf??
Thanks Dapple! Sir Walter was what I was considering... but had heard mixed reviews. I had also looked at Emerald Kikuyu seed... wish something similar was available in…
Using recycled concrete in landscaping
I've just recently read a blog about using recycled concrete, or "urbanite" in landscaping. Just wondering if anyone has done this and can share their experience?
Thought I'd just revisit this post and put in an update on how things are progressing on the weed front, which was my original problem.
And it's been great! I've pulled…
Lower PH in new Soil
Easy to do with some agricultural sulfur. Will take a few months to work and will potentially take a few applications (think 12 - 18 months) to be happy soil. good luck.
Oct 19, 2013 8:33 am
trying to bring back this old thread alive!!
it's 2013 now....previous post is from 2007. Does anyone in Brisbane who built a house in 2013 have updated figures on how…
Landscaping by builder
Retaining walls are normally the responsibility of the owner unless included in the building contract.
I assume you also gave up looking for spongolite or Richgro Aquatic plant mix and replaced with Perlite instead? Seems impossible to get over here.…
Oct 17, 2013 8:43 pm
Critique my backyard blitz plan please
You're spot on Tina, Winter could be a problem, It should be fine in Spring/Summer, I've been surveying that area since the beginning of spring, it gets about 4-5 hours of…
I recently started a building thread covering the tail end of our house build. Once that is finished we will be moving very quickly onto our landscaping plans.…
how much zeolite?
Long time reader, first time poster.
I am about to plant some English box along my driveway (it's a clay soil)
I am just wondering how much zeolite you would recommend as…
Turf Choices in Perth
Arrhhh Sapphire Buffalo lawn! If you live in the Margaret river region just don't go there. Under the promise of it being the perfect lawn by turf man in Busselton who…
What is eating my leaves.....
OK, so "molasses, water and a bit of soap" and then you spray it onto the tree?
BTW, I have discovered (and 'neutralised' ) stink bugs on our citrus tree ... they…
Couch resurrection and winter grass
My lawn care over the winter was next to non-existent, so towards the end of winter, the lawn is/was infested with a variety of broad leaf weeds.
I devised this…
Soil for my garden bed! Advice needed
Most soil places should have a garden mix which should be an OK start.
I'd aim for that as a base, and then get a nice rich topping material to dig through the top -…
Oct 13, 2013 12:37 pm
Crabapples in South-west WA??
I stumbled across the 'Royal Raindrops' variety of crabapple in a Perth nursery and was wondering if anyone had some advice on their best location?
I live in…
Lawn Soil Prep Pics
Like many here, I've followed Fu Manchu's guide to soil prep. I've also followed the application rates in Peter Coppin's Amending & Improving Gutless Sands in WA. I…
Oct 12, 2013 9:43 pm
Japanese Box - minimum hedge height
Would anyone know what the minimum height is, that japanese box can be grown ?
Much of the info I've read suggests 1/2 metre as the usual minimum height. But I love the…
Eucalyptus Grandis, silky oak or Poinciana (the last would need initial protection from frost as it's tropical)?
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