Landscape & Garden Design
Recommendation Turf Layer, Melbourne
Just wondering if anyone in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne may have used a professional turf layer or landscaper to install their turf. I'm wanting to find…
Look for "garden edges" etc. Kwik Kurb may be OK - but as said above - they are all…
Pet-friendly Backyard Design
great thread! will definately keep a close eye on it
some great ideas to consider..
most important thing for me also, is to keep them from…
Suggestions to restart nature strip
Thanks for the suggestions. I called up council today and complained about nature strip not been reinstated after house building, guess what they agreed…
Hi Fu et al
I am planting 3 garden beds in our rural 'house yard' & want to use an ornamental pear & under plant with may bushes. I am in the Lower Hunter Valley so we do…
Big block and no idea where to start
- what do you want in your garden? eg vege patch, chickens, orchard, pool, riverbed
- do you have children (will need spaces for them to play, areas for play equipment,…
Aug 24, 2013 5:40 pm
SICK MURRRAYAS - FU or ANYONE ELSE ?????
Well, mine are at about 1.1m apart, planted about 1 year ago, but they were large plants (30 - 45 litre pots maybe). Now they are about 70-80 cm high but quite bushy from…
Lilly Pilly Resilience
Phew! I hope they don't eventually grow too high ...
Yes, my "Resilience" variety is supposed to be less prone to those little suckers ... so far so good, but who knows.…
Can I pant advanced trees in spring??
You can plant them in spring but expect higher than normal water demands through the first year. Also take great care to prepare the soil etc properly - don't scrimp…
Aug 23, 2013 6:15 pm
I'm more worried that this was a 5yr old thread and no one noticed
Aug 22, 2013 3:07 pm
Fruit Tree Varieties
Where I was, it was regularly below 0C overnight. The Hills area may be cold enough; where I am is several deg C warmer, so I'm mo limited in what I can grow.
Aug 21, 2013 4:36 pm
Aug 21, 2013 9:11 am
Soil prep for MY lawn
More of the same soil you already have preferably.. Anywhere local you can get top soil? If not get a sandy loam and cultivate it through the existing soil. Mix them…
Granite rocks - Perth
I did something similar about 12 years ago. I went to the local quarry where they mine it for the readymix concrete industry.
They even drove us down into the pit to pick…
Kenda Kikuyu Vs Standard Kikuyu
I have dealt with both Kenda and Village Green (another sterile kik) and the big difference is the leaf density. Both have more root system that produces more leaves and…
I'd like some suggestions for good trees to use for pleaching in pots. The aim is to achieve approximately 2.5m in height.
This is the site below. My block is 12.5m wide…
Is this a serious issue or not
Yep a big problem, best way to kill a tree is to put soil fill over an existing trunk and root system. If you want to box it in instead of…
Basic Landscape Plans
I was simply trying to avoid blatant self promotion. My PM to the original poster was just a brief introduction about myself and our…
I just wanted to check if you are still doing the excavation and levelling jobs. How much do you charge these days?
J & C
J & C
Aug 06, 2013 12:34 pm
Retaining Wall Help!
That is a serious retaining wall. You need to discuss your options with a professional engineer and get a design done.
Dracaena transplant urgent help needed
I am no expert about dracaenas but about 4 months ago I took a heap of cuttings for my new house from some dracaenas I had given to my parents many years ago. The same…
Powering garden lights
I like the suggestion of using blueboard. It will be much cheaper than buying laser-cut panels. It is also something I could manage myself.
An even cheaper material would…
Solar pond pumps? HELP NEEDED PLEASE ASAP
Hi y'all, I ended up purchasing a 10w solar fountain with a "head height" of over 2.3 metres and with a flow of 760l/h. The cable will run a short distance to the nth…
I planted this bare-rooted capital pear in the front yard back in June, all good until this morning when I was checking around the lawn and the flowering plum next to it,…
Water Tanks & Pumps
Having a tank to water the garden isn't a very efficient means of using the water. For the most part rainfall in many parts of Australia come mainly for part of the year…
We are in the process of setting up a small green wall (using the Gro-Wall product) in a less sunny side of the garden; no sun in winter, late morning to mid-afternoon…
Jul 26, 2013 11:38 am
Jul 26, 2013 10:41 am
Distances for Hedges
I'll have to take some decent photos this weekend as we finished up in the dark on Sunday night. I've only got night shots at the moment.
I'll also need some help in…
Jul 23, 2013 7:12 am
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DIY lawn from this stage, any advise?
I did try. We did try with our family to work with our lawn and do the landscaping and gardening all by ourselves...but it did not come up with what we desired. So we…
I have helmo growing or rather killing my lawn. Anyone know what fungicide to use to get rid of it. I have a 2 yr old running around on it as well.