Landscape & Garden Design
Pink Galahs destroying lawn!
Thanks for the reply. Google research tells me they're looking for either worms or seeds.
I might try your tennis ball approach. Thanks!
Building a dam
just be sure to have as wide a spillway as possible, as erosion on a narrow spillway will ruin the look very quickly.
Also be sure that the ground has clay in it, or …
Retaining Wall - which wall is mine?
Obviously if you don't have neighbours either side you can't share the cost and you can't try and recover 50% or any % of your costs because they are your costs to retain…
I only use solar LED lighting in gardens. It is excellent and costs nothing to run.
You can have a long lead wire so as to put the lights in the shady parts.
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…
Whats wrong with my birch tree?
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?
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…
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…
Jan 11, 2014 1:31 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Thanks Starky,will check them out to see if I can get one
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…
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…
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…
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…
Dec 22, 2013 7:52 pm
LOL so which weed is it?? They present different problems to eradicate...
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…
Dec 10, 2013 10:03 am
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.
Retaining wall drainage questions
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…
Improving soil after lawn is laid
What about liquid humates or liquid composts? Has anyone had any success with those type of products on Perth grey sands?
I have just…
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…
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…