Landscape & Garden Design
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…
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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…
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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.
Hi everyone, I have a recon limestone garden bed with vegies, herbs and a 'Sublime' tree in it. It has been in for about 3 years and planted into a vegie mix from…
tubestock and plants cheap - Melbourne
I'd call your local DSE and ask.
I assume its similar to NSW, we have a state forests nursery just up the road from us, and they sell the tubestocks for ~$1.60 if you…
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After thinking about all of your suggestions, I've decided to plant dwarf Lomandras (plants in front)…
Feature tree help
All the trees you have selected will be leafless at some point in the year. Jap maples are leafless for winter, 3-4 months.
Pink flower tree could be Albizia julibrissin…
Where to buy? - Frangipani - Perth
Congrats. Miss Em,its great when you manage to find something you have been searching for,post a pic when they are all planted together!
Landscape without plants
Yes we do get a landscaping package, I just showed Hubby those pics and his comment was weeds through the stones ...
Back to lawn that can be mowed.
Thanks for the…
Straw Mulch and birds
Thanks Beatrix..the only problem is I have bulbs everywhere and don't want to stifle them. I guess I will have to put up with the mess and clear daily (birds go all day)…
Your welcome. I think our hedge looks fantastic especially at this time of year when it's full of beautiful red flowers against glossy dark green leaves. We choose a deep…
Little Gems full of flowers
Hi, I have 23 Little Gems from which I am trying to create a screen hedge for the backyard boundary.
I need height and denser foliage. It's winter in Melb and we have very…
I've found these now and been in contact with them, interesting as you can put a lot more volume of soil and remove them also. I have a 9m x 2100mm timber paling fence…
Magnolia Kay Parris
Hi i'm looking to plant a kay parris in my front yard. There seems to be differing information as to how tall/wide they grow. Does anyone know if their roots are invasive…
new vegie patch
Yes from what I've read there are alot of myths about using treated pine, but from what I've read, there is no credible evidence that the arsenic leaches into the soil.…