Landscape & Garden Design
Free fill, south west syd
G'day all, I have approx 10-15 tonnes of clean fill I need to get rid of. I'm located in oran park 2570, can deliver local
Ag Drain - Where to locate?
We are in Croydon North, VIC
I havent noticed it being any more wet than the other areas of grass since the downpipe was replaced and put into the old pipe correctly. So…
Sloped Lawn Ideas???
We have a similar sloping-to-the-boundary rim around our backyard. Our landscaper has suggested planting that area with Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle' as a groundcover.…
Hmmmm, that second pic looks a bit like either a scale (tiny little insects eating the plant) or a fungal disease to me. Whereabouts are you located? And what kind of…
New lawn on acreage
Spray weeds with a broad leaf herbicide. This should not harm grasses and allow the grasses to naturally spread over your site.
Want to know the name of the plant
You already have the photo. Load it on your phone or iPad or print it out and take it down to your local nursery. They'll tell you in an instant.
So I need a landscaper?
We're not having one, we are keen gardeners and will be doing it ourselves. We will get someone in to do the fence and lay the turf.
Fencing and turf costs will depend on…
May 13, 2014 10:21 am
What tree is this?
. . I just had the idea of donating these cuttings to my neighbour with the proviso to plant them near my boundary - that way I still get…
Landscape plan, where to start?
Hi mirz... have you finalised your landscaping layout yet. As you may have seen on my blog, I've done a bit of thinking about the…
May 08, 2014 10:16 am
May 07, 2014 8:58 am
Timber sleepers are definitely the cheapest. I wouldn't recommend building any wall that high if you have little experience, but if you do, make sure there is plenty of…
Outdoor Slab Help
I'm now checking with the builder if we can increase the drop to 2 courses of brick so we can put recycled brick in... May be a bit annoying until we pave…
Paving bwing laid and uneven
We've just had a pool installed and today we had the paving begin to go down. Its all being laid on concrete around the coping beam of the pool with a bit more of…
Stone path with pebbles surround
Thanks for the replies!
one more question, what type of concrete or mortar mix is most suitable for locking the paving stone in place?
Plant selection for hilly\rock garden
An alternative might be lattice along the top of the fence - if both agree - it can look nice. Maybe with long - light - tubs hanging off fence with a hanging type plant.…
Pre-Emergent Winter Grass Control
My couch is pretty much, weed free. I cut the lawn and gave it a feed of SS/PF/Molasses on the weekend. However, the end of autumn is approaching and based on last…
Apr 20, 2014 2:44 am
Apr 19, 2014 12:23 am
Apr 17, 2014 11:52 am
Creeping Oxalis in new Buffalo lawn
Ultimately, using any weed killers on a new lawn is a bit of a no-no until the grass is established. Normally, an established lawn is defined as being mowed 4 times.…
Modern Driveway Design
I get a google error when I click on your link. Put the images on photobucket etc and copy and paste the img tag here so we don't have to go to a third party site.
Garden bed drainage problem for buxus
I love your lawn and buxus.
I can't help you on your drainage but if I may comment on your lawn.
You have an area at the right hand end next to the drive and house side of…
We have a small garden bed in the back corner of our backyard which seems to be a damp spot (moss grows over the soil and in winter it's a boggy spot)
Can anyone give…
Turf experts help please
We are in the process of buying over an acre of land to build a home on. Previous properties we have scraped the land, put down the right bed and then laid turf.
Who should pay for this retaining wall?
The storm water was an issue for a short while as their house was under construction. These are the only pics of the levels and retaining tequired so I think I have to be…
Palmetto buffalo vs Empire Zoysia
We got the EZ and have been really happy with it. Nice and soft and has been surviving well with water just two days a week. Even in the middle of summer I only mowed in…
Apr 08, 2014 11:01 pm
Need ideas for privacy
Thanks tressseachanger. I'm going to ask about those in the nursery. Lilly pilly it says can tolerate full shade so that's looking good. The garden bed will only be about…
Need help with landscaping
That looks like a water meter to me. Is that right? Both potable water and recycled water. Is that the question? Or is it…
Are pencil pine (glauca) roots invasive
I would say they should be ok root wise. You do know they can grow quite tall and cause other problems?
I had about 10 along my fencelines a few years back. Some were…
Lawn Mower recommendations
I have Honda, Masport, Victa and Protea lawnmowers. All used for different reasons.
I'd buy the Victa. If you really get into the "lawn scene" you can upgrade later.
Plant Recomendations Please
Just wondering what plants people would recommend for us.
We need screening plants for one side of our fence. Our neighbour does not maintain their yard very…
Landcape Design Help
Do you have a site plan of your existing house on your block. That's a good starting point. It will show where north is at least and the relationship of…
Laying new lawn on building site
I've read through the sticky on fu's new lawn advice and plan to follow it. However I have a couple of queries....
We live in Perth, northern suburbs. As we…
Improve clay soil couch lawn
Hi Folks, new member to the forum here.
I am in Adelaide with a couch lawn front and back. Front lawn was laid April last year with instant turf, and the back was…
Rendered front walls and letterbox
We are require a very similar rendering walls solution but land drops away to the right. Possibly two tiers of 600mm max tapering off to one 600mm on the left of the…