Landscape & Garden Design
HOW DO I UNBLOCK MY IRRIGATION SYSTEM
Not good to mix different types of irrigation on the same line as well. That can compromise the integrity of the system in this case. They can not be unblocked. The pipe…
Back again for turf laying phase 2
You could just turn all the toppings and amendments (zeolite and perlite) through the top 30cm and then plant. Rake over some of that through the existing soil. Redo the…
Lawn repair and revival using soil amendments
Cheers Keen I did say I get to it but your wisdom has beaten me to it Folks don't go nuts with pumping stuff into the lawns. You'd be so amazed at how little they…
English Box on north facing balcony
If they are to have the best chance you need: *Deeper pots that are not self watering. (yes true) 30-40cm deep will be most effective. *Please don't use the peat moss on…
how to use seamungus and blood and bone
If your lawn has just been laid, just leave it be. It is tempting for peeps to get all excited and want it to grow and just insistently feed it. Just rake over a series of…
Pulling up existing turf and laying soft leaf buffalo ......
If you grow the lawn totally organically they will after a few years handle far more than mainstream turf care will ever produce. Zeolite is an incredibly important…
Reticulation system question
More importantly will be the way water is delivered is going to be the most efficient possible. There is some rubbish systems and confusing info out there. Do a search…
bashworthWhat's the best landscaping option for backyard alley?
8 November 2011
There are a few ideas at this link, http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1785393.htm I prefer to put a few garden wires in a sort of fan pattern and train the…
cordyline red sensation v red star
Red star is lighter and has a lighter spine. Red sensation is darker in colour and uniform in colour. If using these in a landscape, please refrain from doing uniform…
Mulch or Rocks..... or any other suggestions welcome!
A search on mulch topics using my name alone will give about 20 pages of info.
Yellow patches in my Sir Walter Buffalo lawn
Deep watering is something that should be avoided. We need to achieve a similar result with a series of short waters so that moisture is absorbed into the soil at the…
Re: Set the standard with Easy Topiary
Anything can be. A Hakea can be, so can a Callistemon, So can many Acacia's. A Caprosma can be. Any shrub at all pretty much lends its self to the art of Topiary. Like…
dons80Lawn Mower / Mulcher? Petrol / Electric / Battery?
7 November 2011
Sorry NiMa i believe in Old School go with a 16in reel 4 stroke brigs & strat it wont let you down its a better cut for buffalo Lawns you might get away with using a…
kelsLooking to sell Feb '12 onwards... garden fix ideas!?
5 November 2011
Hi there, Looking for some landscaping advice for our backyard. We want to sell our house early next year but need to keep costs down. Our front yard is lovely and…
pisceanTreated timber post + quickset concrete mix
31 October 2011
You can get a variety of different stirrups (usually galvanised) that you set into the concrete and then bolt the post to the stirrup. It stops the post from coming into…
DJVegeHelp identifying and erradicating these weeds!
29 October 2011
Fine paintbrush, Roundup, work backwards, don't tread on it and spread it everywhere! Got it! I'll make a trip to the shops tomorrow and get it done. Thanks a lot for…
jhajjpCertified organic compost for lawn top dressing in Melbourne
21 October 2011
thanks, I just need to level the lawn and fill some dips etc. can I just use organic lawn mix to achieve a smoother level finish? No idea what type of soil was used on…
umehomesLandscape with slope block, your advise much appreciate!!!
20 October 2011
Got a quotation as below: . pave path from footpath to front step with Bink pavers, 1.5 metres wide . place stones/gravel down side of house from front corner of house to…
aniseBest ground for firm decking - to concrete or not?
19 October 2011
thanks for the feedback I think we've decided to leave the concrete off the build for now. They were going to do it afterwards at the same time as the garage so not part…
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