Landscape & Garden Design
clovers starting to invade buffalo grass
I've got some posts on how to effectively spray weed sprays. For Buffalo lawns, look for the teeney tiny print on the box/bottle that says Bromoxynil. Amgrow/Chemspray…
Best way to grow chillies in a pot
Avoid using fertilisers with them. Chemical fertilisers will retard healthy growth and make for a weak pest prone plant that then perpetuates you buying more crap to spray…
Hedge plant with shallow root system?
Growing a plant that will be taller in 20cm of soil depth may not go so well in the heat or during windy conditions. There may not be enough moisture available in the soil…
Neglected Pear Tree - pruning advise please.
A renovation of the tree may result in a reduced fruit output. However the greater benefit will be a healthier tree capable of better fruiting in years to come. It can…
Recommend company in Sydney for landscaping quotation?
The best advice I can offer is to go to the sticky at the top of this forum. "Choosing a landscaper" Select a landscaper from the link for your state. There are a lot of…
Hedge plant near easement..
The bloody over marketed lily pilly. No wonder they are mentioned so much on websites. Theres a stack of coin behind them being promoted. To me if there was a hedge that…
Perth turf - out with the old in with the new
Make sure you talk with the SwanRiver trust about using Grey water near the river. they will have good advice about which "enviro" sensitive products are suitable for use…
Using tank overflow for drip irrigation
The last couple of years have been La Niña years. When the dry El Niño returns it will bring the dry again and that means available tank water maybe compromised in summer.
is it safe to build fence on top of stone retaining wall?
Here in WA, we have most of our fences on top of limestone retaining walls. i'm looking at one right now.
theoneandonly?CCA treated pine SLEEPERS in SA..Hmmm maybe concrete???
15 August 2012
concrete ones are the way to go so far cheapest ive found (plain 2m by 200 by 80) is 29.50 each but when i said id need around 150 he knocked a buck off each…
onenessslat fencing inbetween piers . Advice needed
6 August 2012
Another option is to use the imitation decking timbers...That way you have no maintenance (don't know about initial cost vs maintenance though) I have seen some in M & B…
KrilnikAtt BeatrixKiddo - lawn health during winter
5 August 2012
Yeah, as per my initial post my kikuyu went yellow during the frosts we recently experienced in Melbourne. It's already bounced back. Two weeks later and it's back to…
BeatrixKiddoFu - help please! Planting seed instead of turf.
5 August 2012
After doing my own lawn and now being a lot more educated on soil, do not use a plate compactor on clay soil if you plan to grow anything in it. It will destroy the soils…
BeatrixKiddoAdvice; is this worth what we are paying for it.
2 August 2012
Fair enough Fu whatever does the job. Forgot to mention, gypsum and compost applied at the same works way better than gypsum alone. In fact I wouldn't use gypsum alone in…
Introduction and thanks for your help everyone so far
magic. Great mob there.
Soil preparation and "conditioning"
They won't. What may would be weed seeds that will germinate after disturbing the soil. They will be there now, for years having lay domant. nothing you can do to stop…
Dickers Organic Fertilisers
I'd not get too caught up in symantics of the two bactivates. They are both miles ahead of what other are doing. Add the biochar. Sand, zeolite and biochar are going to …
Dirt Help - Alfresco garden!
We cut them back in March when our hottest weather is around. You guys would do the same earlier when your hottest weather is around, I think December/early Jan from…
Can I save my mop top??? i think it drowned :(
http://www.agric.wa.gov.au/objtwr/impor ... 04_019.pdf As nice as they look, they are an absolute menace in landscapes. i deal with disputes regarding these at least every…
Chestnut and other fruit Trees
Get in touch with my mate Peter. petercoppin.com.au Great bloke and one of Australia's best orchard consultants. He is super passionate about getting fruit and food into…
Naked Farmer soil additive alternatives?
Naked farmer is no longer available due to Debco no longer trading to the best of my knowledge. Bio Char is the only comparable product.... in the world
Grass and direct sunlight - WA
All soils, especially in WA, must have soil amendments used prior to starting a landscape in the traditional sense. You can get any type of turf to grow there to a…
Comparing Lawn contract choices
If using integrated drippers (Netafim or KISS) they must be accompanied by a very expensive valve called an RPZ valve (~$500) alnog with being calibrated and checked each…
Preparing soil for lawn what sand?
You need to ensure zeolite is added through the structure. I would add some sand blended through with clay soils. 15% compost ratio is all that is required. We have done…