Landscape & Garden Design
buffalo grass - lack of water?
Yeah it should be fine. I prefer liquid as its easier to apply and its watered in at the same time. Brunnings do one that works well enough, its avaliable in most big box…
Oct 29, 2012 7:27 pm
Question about paving.
Absolutely, over time ground underneath will compact, and even small amounts will lead to unevenness.
While you can use a vibrating plate to compact it while you're…
Recommend cold climate turf
Thank you, I will.
I have another question. Do I need a barrier to separate a lawn from the vegetable bed ? I am making a raised vegetable bed like 20-30cm high next to…
thanks Lex! I will leave them and see what happens!
Lots of WEEDS in EZ Turf
I think our EZ must be of similar ages. I put mine down in March.
I had weeds pop up all through winter. Most are easily removed but the worst was a few patches of…
thanks guys and gals
after all the working out for over a week and sleepless nights we had our local excavator out (who originally did the walls) for another look and to…
Yet another 'Suggest me plant' thread.
Not a lot. You just need to make sure you have something as a backing to hold the branches in place to how you want them to grow. You're just wiring/tying the branches…
Automatic Popup Lawn Sprinkler System
Thanks a lot for your replies and sorry for the delay posting this.
Last Friday, 19 Oct 12 I got Sir Walter Buffalo installed. Also, I asked the Landscaper to…
Oct 21, 2012 11:11 am
Basic reticulation off mains tap
Just hoping for some advice on what I would like to do.
I would like to setup a very basic reticulation system. Im talking 3, maybe 4 MP rotators and…
Something that may aid in your decision making if you go down the timber route again.
The In-ground natural durability of Australian…
Types of site drainage pipes ?!?!?!
i was at the place where we are looking at getting our rainwater tank from yesterday arvo and was talking to him about the sealed underground system and drains around the…
I use a drippers for my shrubs, fruit trees and planter box, and MP Rotators for my lawn.
Used to have sub-surface irrigation with pressure compensated sealed emitters…
Laying turf question
Sorry for hijacking the thread Titch101.
Beatrixkiddo, I remember you posted somewhere saying adding sand to clay soil if the turf area is to play on. My local nursery…
When to use Lime and Potash?
I have 3 stone-fruit trees, 2 apple trees, strawberries and a small variety of vegetables growing at the minute - capsicums, tomatoes, climbing beans, spinach, etc.
Cut and Fill Dirt
Thanks guys, I want to grown grass lawn. It would be cheaper for me if I use cut/fill dirt.
There is no problem building a raised garden bed over an easement as long as its not over a manhole.
Its only an issue if you want to put a building over the easement.
Design and plants for the new house
Thanks !!! All natives so a couple of months of good watering in, now thick layer of mulch and then a nice self sufficient garden that needs little to know water !!!
Empire Zoysia grass. Anyone have it.
Yes we have it. We have had it for a few years now. Yes it is good. We only mow twice during winter, mainly to mow the dog poo in really, not because the grass is too…
What to do with pottted fig ?
Southie, I don't know any more ... it def. needs a big pot IMO in order to nicely develop. And after quickly scanning thru these 2 links, I am even more inclined never…
Just starting to think about our gardens and wondering if there is a thread on good nurseries or places to buy plants, trees, garden supplies eg markets etc, I…
solution to rusting new fence
I would go back to the supplier with an email along with photos. I agree condensation should not cause this problem.
All done! worked out reasonably well.
Before starting - patch we're doing is on the…
What is this plant? Is it a weed?
It's a variety of Aluminium plant. They do tend to take over, so if you don't want it, you need to act before it spreads any further. If you like it, leave it. They tend…
Please help a noob out with some Advice
Can you explain why you particularly recommend bentonite clay? It is a clay most suited to be used for dams and drilling mud. In a drying climate we need to be scientific…
How much seasol/powerfeed to apply?
I don't have a "pro" answer to this, but I always just watered as normal - if the plant normally gets 1/2 a watering can then I would use the same with the mixed solution.…
Turf types and costs
That doesn't sound too bad. We are wanting a soft leaf Buffalo as according to my research it's low maintenance and tough in both frost and drought. I think the Palmetto…
Leaves are killing the lawn
I have a large deciduous tree that drops a huge amount of leaves on my backyard in winter (the backyard is part shade). This has mean that the…
I am building in brookdale and am not sure what turf to get.
I wanted sir walter but I am not sure how this will go as i have two large dogs 70 kg and 50kg.
They are not…
Ordering top soil (for new turf)
Last time I ordered top soil it was from a nursery, the unit is per scoop, 1 scoop = 0.5 m3, it was really easy.
To save on delivery charge, I…