Landscape & Garden Design
Improving Wintergreen Grass
also try checking the pH levels of the subsoil, without correct pH levels you will always be uphill chasing. around 6.0 would be fine. it can be adjusted with lime if its…
Looking for a landscaper
I know that most tradies down here in Vic are pretty busy at the moment.
Could you consider project managing it yourself and get the various tradies in?
Fencing first (if…
Lawn installation this summer
Yes summer grasses such as buffalo, kikuyu and couch should be laid between October - March for best results. I put down Village Green Kikuyu in February and as long as…
Your idea sounds like a retaining wall that is 900mm high which is a serious retaining wall that will need council approval.
If you want to have a 600mm wall within a…
First post and i'm really hoping someone has some good advice to repair my lawn...if that's still possible!
It's fairly new turf, laid beginning of November and…
Planting native grasses
Nativeseeds is the business that recommended the Kangaroo Grass, they were extremely helpful. Good luck on the planting!
Engineering costs for contours
We're looking at a cut of 1m and retaining walls a similar height. But council only allows 600mm cut & said no way they'll approve a cut that big.
But spoke to cdc and…
Medium Maintenance Garden
I always refer to the plants your local council plant around roundabouts, nature strips, etc.
There isn't anyone caring for them apart from some mulch every few…
Seeking ideas on my small courtyard.
A few ideas;
new large format pavers over concrete
creeper grown on fence to hide and give illusion of garden being larger. (perhaps star…
Vertical Vegie Garden - Perth
Has anyone in Perth attempted this?
I am thinking of utilizing the side of our house (dead space) and turning it into a vertical vegie garden.…
Landscaping ideas & contractors/designers
If you did a google search for landscapers in Perth , the result would throw up quite a few. These days nearly everyone has a website so I'm sure you would get some good…
Pergola/alfresco ideas please.
Browse Houzz. Lol that rhymes.
It's a great resource but even better post a few pics and many members will be willing to give you their opinions
Sugar cane mulch always dry?
The sugar cane mulch is a great mulch but having it between quick draining soil and the wood chip mulch didn't do it any favours; spread some good organic…
Magnolia 'Little Gem' Pruning
I've planted a few of these Magnolia 'Little Gem' (24 to be exact) in my garden, now, some are planted outside my window.
As they are evergreen, I want to keep the…
With all the rain we have had recently it's making it hard to control the weeds that have come through. In saying that I would rather have the weeds come through now then…
Zoysia project in Melbourne
I wouldn't use fescue it would be even harder than rye to get rid of. If you use rye just follow the above advice, it will make for a better year round lawn.
Levelling topsoil/turf underlay
Hit it with the sprinkler a few times and it will naturally compact. Then roll dry as Pauly said. A dump of rain is the ideal.
Retaining wall question
the retaining wall is within our boundary so i assume we are responsible for the entire cost.
Mortarless blocks for small wall
Thanks for the reply.
So far I've found ezy wall, versa wall and heron blocks which I believe all allow a vertical wall.
The only thing I can't figure out with all of them…
Yes all good.It was my fault.l had used a herbicide for gorse,stays in soil for twelve months.l had sprayed there
ideas for a tropical pool landscape
Possibly The Pool Master on Discovery Channel. I've seen two episodes. In one he built a 'natural pool' (swimming pond) on a cliff edge in the mountains. Used heavy…
Edible garden landscaping - Melbourne
We've always incorporated edibles within garden beds in previous gardens. Using a border of chives, or cauliflowers or lettuce in a garden is fun and easy to do, but…
LANDSCAPING DAMAGE LIABILITY
Hi landscaper ordered in a truck of soil. He directed the truck driver to drive over the pavement, which of course cracked.
I was surprised he did this as I know they…
too many palmetto stolons
Fair enough.. Thats buffalo grass for ya, dont blame the brand they are basically all the same. Buffalo is just thatchy and spongey.
You wouldn't have much of a turfed…
Concreting or other options for Backyard
We have a backyard which is quite small.. We want to put a greenhouse and probably a garden shed there to make some use..
Imagine it as a shape of a toothbrush…
Buffalo lawn repair - help please
Long time reader, first time poster.
My 3 month old Sir Walter Buffalo appears to be suffering from the same or a very (very) similar issue. As Jassy…
Wow, I've never seen that happen before!
Just looked it up, yes Lawn and Grub Killer is what you want....good luck.
Actually, I hope you've…
lawn now, or wait?
Don't think it matters if you do it right and get right variety for your climate. You want grass to deep root - and you may need top soil.
I'd always suggest an in…
I've been lurking here for ages. We're first home owners, completely novice gardeners and I've found the tips on here amazingly helpful, but I can't find an…
Landscaping on sloped block
get in contact with a couple of landscapers and get ideas.
at the front of my place is sloping so my son built two tier garden using grey blocks which is so much…
Jan 04, 2015 5:24 pm
What are these?
Yeah I know it's pretty reactive because in summer my fences are all loose then in winter they firm back up.
My zone was classified as 40-60mm reactivity so maybe this is it.
Lumpy Turf...install questions
New soil is 'fluffy'. Professionals would normally level the base, compact, re-level and often compact again. That's what rollers are for, there is no excuse for a…