Home
Pros
Forum
  • About
  • Join Community
  • Contact
Reply
WatchingStarredHistory
InboxSent
MembersPros
#Unanswered     #Active

Forum
Landscape & Garden Design
Topics
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 January 2014

Thoughts on incorporating some lawn into a smallish c/yard

Thoughts on incorporating some lawn into a smallish c/yard

You will save a lot of water and labour down the track if you plant a water wise native garden interspersed with some type of paving and have a sitting area if you wish. …

2
320
Treeseachanger
Jan 19, 2014 7:54 pm
Jazza1
Jazza1
17 January 2014

Exisitng turf -add bentonite now or wait till its Cored?

Exisitng turf -add bentonite now or wait till its Cored?

Hi All Been reading up on the various threads as to the issues with my lawn/soil and now I am ready take some action. I am in Perth metro area with very sandy soil…

0
308
Jazza1
Jan 17, 2014 1:29 pm

Hi there, I've got some issues with my fescue at home. I have put it on a small area back in April 2012 and let it thicken up over the winter. It is Munns's arid smart…

0
337
mynameisjonas
Jan 14, 2014 9:47 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
14 January 2014

Whats wrong with my birch tree?

Whats wrong with my birch tree?

Hi there, Just saw the birch tree in our front garden isn't doing well. It's about 3.5 m tall and it looks like something is eating the insides of it away?

0
158
mynameisjonas
Jan 14, 2014 9:02 pm
bpratt
bpratt
13 January 2014

Dangerous tree in backyard

Dangerous tree in backyard

You can't lop a palm tree... cut the head off and it dies. If it was on my block, I'd be tying some rope up as high as I could below the hole on the tree, then securing…

5
481
bpratt
Jan 13, 2014 10:44 am
infrequent-gardener
infrequent-gardener
11 January 2014

Best tree for fence line screening in a backyard with a pool

Best tree for fence line screening in a backyard with a pool

We live in Perth, Western Australia, where the climate is hot in summer and quite cool in winter. We moved into a house almost 3 years with an 'edible' garden which has…

0
479
infrequent-gardener
Jan 11, 2014 10:25 pm
Roann
Roann
11 January 2014

Do Siphon Mixers work ok?

Do Siphon Mixers work ok?

Can anyone tell me whether the Siphon Mixer like the on available from sustainable outdoors work ok? What problems are you likely to get? I am thinking about trying it…

0
266
Roann
Jan 11, 2014 1:31 pm
energywindowfashions
energywindowfashions
10 January 2014

How to fix this lawn?

How to fix this lawn?

Whilst I can't really advise you on how to prepare for lawn (I've never done it myself after seeing how much time and effort my dad and grandfather have put into such…

1
363
energywindowfashions
Jan 10, 2014 11:01 am
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
9 January 2014

Massive Problems with Landscaper - Is this new home ruined?

Massive Problems with Landscaper - Is this new home ruined?

Hi Nikki. Thanks for your reply. I will get some photos and post. Can't believe the bad luck.

3
910
RenovationsGalore
Jan 09, 2014 9:29 pm
RenovationsGalore
suspct
suspct
9 January 2014

Asphalt (Hot Mix) driveway costs?

Asphalt (Hot Mix) driveway costs?

Asphalt (Hot Mix) driveway costs? Anyone had one done lately? I'm going to get some quotes but wanted a rough idea before i start. Would be looking at approx 200-300m2 of…

0
262
suspct
Jan 09, 2014 11:01 am
PHL
PHL
8 January 2014

Bactivate in sydney?

Bactivate in sydney?

If you can't, perhaps Gogo Juice may work; I got some from Bunnings.

1
251
PHL
Jan 08, 2014 10:10 pm
grom40
grom40
8 January 2014

suggestions on path matterilas

suggestions on path matterilas

My understanding is that it's important to keep the moisture levels in the soil next to your house's slab constant so, for example, having lots of concrete paths on one…

1
280
grom40
Jan 08, 2014 4:01 pm
grom40
hgmonaro
hgmonaro
7 January 2014

Best turf for Melbourne conditions

Best turf for Melbourne conditions

just a follow up (cause we always like to hear how something ended!) We ended up getting Kikuyu and it's growing like crazy. About to mow for the 3rd time! Due to…

8
1433
hgmonaro
Jan 07, 2014 9:56 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
3 January 2014

Sourcing large round timber posts

Sourcing large round timber posts

Thank again Ed. I did actually come across them in my google search - and upon my very brief look, thought they all looked too small still. But after you re-directing me…

4
497
How Hard Can it Be
Jan 03, 2014 8:36 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
2 January 2014

Treated Pine sleepers - Garden

Treated Pine sleepers - Garden

None of the ingredients in CCA are desirable in excess but the arsenic is the one of most concern. Is yours CCA treated? I thought newer types of treated sleepers have…

4
746
JazzyJess
Jan 02, 2014 5:11 pm
leni
leni
1 January 2014

What is this tree? with picture

What is this tree? with picture

Ok so I think it's a flowering ash Fraxinus griffithii

14
1038
leni
Jan 01, 2014 4:39 am
leni
leni
leni
1 January 2014

Trees for dead side of house?

Trees for dead side of house?

^^ They would work. Can also get this in a pale verigated version. Of just tick to a peppy- they are happy to be trimmed. What about a shrub rather than a tree. Maybe a…

7
694
leni
Jan 01, 2014 4:31 am
leni
topiarius
topiarius
30 December 2013

Finger Lemons

Finger Lemons

Thanks Starky,will check them out to see if I can get one

2
423
topiarius
Dec 30, 2013 4:28 pm
FionaT
FionaT
29 December 2013

Runners/plugs

Runners/plugs

Hi,its from bunnings , arid smart grass, in a cardboard box :) you could either go with planting more runners or using something like arid smartgrass,my husband says if its…

3
330
FionaT
Dec 29, 2013 11:56 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 December 2013

Tristaniopsis LUSCIOUS trees

Tristaniopsis LUSCIOUS trees

I don't know the tree and it is not my area of expertise…

11
3378
SaveH2O
Dec 27, 2013 1:28 pm
SaveH2O

My stone foundation in garden is old, I am going to refill the mortar. Unfortunately on the corner of the stone foundation, there are some stones missing. The brick floor…

0
203
lukele
Dec 26, 2013 4:06 pm
topiarius
topiarius
24 December 2013

Oh my

Oh my

Hi Fu glad to see you back!!!Marlis and I have started a new concept that we are going to call Designer Trees. Most people love trees in their gardens but hold back…

2
993
topiarius
Dec 24, 2013 6:30 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 December 2013

Can anyone identify this creeper/vine?

Can anyone identify this creeper/vine?

What Trev doesn't write in that guide is to spray in the morning. Add some dish washing liquid or proper surfactant to the spray mix. To always always add Seasol to any…

4
696
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 23, 2013 2:53 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
23 December 2013

New Palmetto lawn advice please!!!

New Palmetto lawn advice please!!!

He has been busier than a one legged Irish dancer!!!!!

8
1894
TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 23, 2013 2:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
THOMA
THOMA
22 December 2013

Q for the grass guru's

Q for the grass guru's

Great. Thsnk you.

3
568
THOMA
Dec 22, 2013 7:52 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 December 2013

What's the name for this plant?

What's the name for this plant?

Great for eating too- fruit salad flavour!

5
532
Treeseachanger
Dec 19, 2013 3:30 pm
indeck
indeck
17 December 2013

Backyard lawn planning

Backyard lawn planning

thanks, was aware of those posts..

2
393
indeck
Dec 17, 2013 7:04 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
17 December 2013

Bindies

Bindies

LOL so which weed is it?? They present different problems to eradicate...

3
346
Treeseachanger
Dec 17, 2013 4:54 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
14 December 2013

different fencing - disguise methods

different fencing - disguise methods

One thing I did is get a some rolls of bamboo and fixed them to the fences. Go and have a look at the garden section of Bunnings or…

2
437
How Hard Can it Be
Dec 14, 2013 6:11 pm
vidiot
vidiot
10 December 2013

hydroseed lawn

hydroseed lawn

Has anyone got any experience with hydroseeding for starting a lawn? We have a 40x10m block of scraped dirt - no house - not much money, and a…

0
226
vidiot
Dec 10, 2013 11:49 pm
16
1444
hunk_ktm
Dec 10, 2013 1:34 pm
snuck
snuck
10 December 2013

anyone heard of black RUBBER MULCH???!!

anyone heard of black RUBBER MULCH???!!

My worries are like yours - would it grab and retain a lot of heat? And how toxic would it be in the long run?

1
896
snuck
Dec 10, 2013 10:03 am
snuck
Althom
Althom
7 December 2013

Perth - Garden Design

Perth - Garden Design

SoR? Garden Solutions - Darren did our garden and it's just what we wanted, waterwise and haven't had to replace a single plant 2 years post the job being done.

6
749
Althom
Dec 07, 2013 1:44 pm
Althom
AKB
AKB
7 December 2013

Best Shade Tree WA...Suggestions???

Best Shade Tree WA...Suggestions???

I can't help but am going to hunt out both of the guys you mentioned ......thanks

1
327
AKB
Dec 07, 2013 12:50 am
AKB
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 December 2013

HELP! Is our backyard is beyond repair? :(

HELP! Is our backyard is beyond repair? :(

Whoa. You guys are harsh! Have you ever been to a cropping farm and seen the amount of herbicides and pesticides used? I hand weed when I can…

9
1207
Saint Mike
Dec 06, 2013 8:17 am
Saint Mike
jzell67
jzell67
4 December 2013

What weed is this and how to kill it

What weed is this and how to kill it

If you have a few of them id just hack them out. I do that rather then spray crap all over my lawn.

3
555
jzell67
Dec 04, 2013 7:29 pm
deadcat
deadcat
3 December 2013

Retaining wall drainage questions

Retaining wall drainage questions

Hi mate, I recently built a retailing wall at my place. You need to put the geo fabric behind the wall in a "U" shape, with the slotted ag pipe at the bottom. This must…

12
2165
deadcat
Dec 03, 2013 2:24 pm
Pieface
Pieface
2 December 2013

Improving soil after lawn is laid

Improving soil after lawn is laid
1, 2

... What about liquid humates or liquid composts? Has anyone had any success with those type of products on Perth grey sands? I have just…

22
1858
Pieface
Dec 02, 2013 12:43 pm
Croc Castrator
Croc Castrator
28 November 2013

Palmetto Problems - (brown spots)

Palmetto Problems - (brown spots)

Probably way too late (2013) but the problem with your Palmetto Buffalo is fungal attack known as Dollar Spot-extremely difficult to control in Qld - personally I would…

17
1212
Croc Castrator
Nov 28, 2013 12:15 pm
robbie55
robbie55
27 November 2013

Plants guide for Camden 2570 (and those with saline soils)

Plants guide for Camden 2570 (and those with saline soils)

Just come across this link on the Camden Council website that mentions a number of plants that grow well in the area. It also includes some plants that grow well in saline…

0
199
robbie55
Nov 27, 2013 1:33 pm
robbie55
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
25 November 2013

Concrete lawn edging

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…

3
730
BoxJelly
Nov 25, 2013 10:23 pm
Dapple Designs 4U
Dapple Designs 4U
25 November 2013

what tree is this?

what tree is this?

Definitely Crepe Myrtle, you can tell by the spent flower stems

6
789
Dapple Designs 4U
Nov 25, 2013 10:00 am
Dapple Designs 4U
Random
Random
23 November 2013

Tap timer for the other end of the hose.

Tap timer for the other end of the hose.

Thanks, that is pretty close, though the output needs to be female as sprinklers etc usually have a male end, but I have that sorted. I love forums!

3
461
Random
Nov 23, 2013 2:40 am
acam
acam
22 November 2013

What lawn do I have? Help rid of bindis

What lawn do I have? Help rid of bindis

Thanks krilnik. I will have a look at that information. I have identified the lawns as Kikuyu.

2
450
acam
Nov 22, 2013 5:25 am
3
522
MACCATTACK
Nov 21, 2013 8:48 am
yvonneh
yvonneh
19 November 2013

Fill Advice for Vegetable Planter Boxes Project

Fill Advice for Vegetable Planter Boxes Project

Have you also considered making your boxes into worm wicking beds? Just that your set up looks perfect for it...

1
543
yvonneh
Nov 19, 2013 10:28 am
gwallo
gwallo
18 November 2013

Lemon Tree Help

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. After taking…

4
433
gwallo
Nov 18, 2013 1:18 pm
HeathWilD
HeathWilD
15 November 2013

Fencing + Retainers - need advice

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…

1
397
HeathWilD
Nov 15, 2013 9:49 am
HeathWilD


Building ForumOutdoorsLandscape & Garden Design
Australia's largest home building and
renovation community
Homeone
About

Terms
Privacy

Follow homeone on FacebookFollow homeone on TwitterFollow homeone on Google+
All comments made express the views and opinions of the author and not the Administrators, Support nor Homeone Australia & New Zealand
© Homeone Australia & New Zealand All Rights Reserved ‎2001 - 2017