Landscape & Garden Design
Laying Turf in Winter????
I beg to differ But from the perspective of what the average non gardener sets out to achieve you may have a point
Dodonaea viscosa purpurea
The leaves will be doing that due to the cold nights we are having.
My main concern is not so much what was growing on the roots (many plants naturally have growths) but…
My magnolia nearly pulled off
Avoid the use of garden stakes at every possible opportunity. It is a very poor practice and in the case of trees especially is a common cause of property damage years and…
Pergola cost and is it easy to DIY?
Not sure if this can help. Someone we know had an old pergola, floor area approx 5 x 8 m at least.
They ordered colourbond pergola posts etc. cut to size and it was…
Roo paws in Gero
Yep but with the Macropidias they last only a few years. but IMO are the nicest of all the roo paws So worth it The macros tend to not like wet feet either.
I think i'll try the cd's.
yeah they will be fine. Just don't fertilise.
They won't get better till it warms up more than likely so your going to need patience.
Even if they haven't done this in…
Grass for SA conditions
EZ will do fantastic once established. That is where the growers and landscapers avoid it because it takes a bit of work at the start to get it there. Growers really don't…
Wood to separate landscaping strips/areas?
You can buy jarrah edging from garden supplies, but they do rot over a few years being thin timber and they do bend and warp. You can also get treated pine edging, better…
Cut big phoenix palm tree
I have 1 really big phoenix palm tree which is on the side of my house. The tree is about 13 metres and this tree sits in between of my house and my…
Plants to buy for melb winter weather!!
thks for your feedback.
Our house is about 15 yrs old. So not modern from the front, but want to make it look attractive.
Currently the whole front is…
Fu's recommendations on hose selection
Went to the big green shed on the weekend and visited the special orders desk to order the king of nozzles. Received a call today and the lady has told me…
Question regarding a planter box design?
I wouldn't use ply wood for that. I would use merbau all round....
For the frame, plywood is fine, pine is fine...
If you dont want merbau, any other hardwood would do.…
External Power Sockets
Walk through your current house and decide where it drives you crazy that you don't have powerpoints.
For outdoors that made it simple for me as I just thought about…
Bluescope tank problems
It sounds like you need some kind of first flush system (or whatever they are called) it doesn't put the first x mls into the tank as that often…
Remember "The General"
Suh, are the fireplace tiles texured or smooth? They look quite rough and textured in the photos. I am looking for something like that for our…
How to reuse pebbles
I take on board what you said about water restrictions. As Kek said the earth will wash off over a few weeks watering. The only other idea I had was to lay them on a tarp,…
There are a number of dwarf varieties of lilli pilli. Syzigium carnivale is one species that comes to mind.
I have just pulled off the Pups and put them in potting mix with some food and they have had no problem getting established
choosing water tanks
Just purchased a 5000L slimline above ground steel tank for $ 1690. I thought that was pretty good. I am very sorry I cannot find the room to store another.
Show me your Garden!
Timber deck and slats is a really cheap product called bartu or batu - we were on quite a tight budget and this worked well. We use a tinted oil in a yellow tin,…
Help with landscape design
I'd start with the SA landscapers assoc. I'm sure they will have a website and usually one can serch by locality - in VIC I'm yet to find a bad one that belongs to the…
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Advice on rendered wall planter please.
You can use as a drain but you still want the water away from the footing/base of the wall. Search for Flo Pipe by atlantis this product only needs a fall of 1% and will…
Veggie patch over termite barrier
I have a termite barrier around my house, and I am bout to finish my veggie patch. The barrier is under my veggie patch, towards the back of it, will this affect…
I'll jump right in.
If you want a garden to entertain and to look like a garden i would start by ripping the whole lot up. Always good to start with a blank canvas.
Jun 06, 2010 3:02 pm
Show me your small backyard!
WOW kek what an awesome backyard!
i love it.... and have similar ideas for ours (except timber decking instead of pavers).
Love the screens and will definitely be…
Plants for Biloytix disperal area
I'm hoping you guys can give me some ideas of what I can put in my dispersal area for my biolytix. It will be partially under turf and partially garden. I have visions of…
There are some small (1m2) steel/enamel freestanding pits advertised in the Stratco catalogue that found its way into the letterbox on the weekend.
Might be worth…
Jun 07, 2010 12:43 pm
Great Outdoors Landscaping -Mandurah W.A
Great Outdoors Landscaping are members of the LIA of WA. I haven't heard of them professionally, but our webmaster has. Great Outdoors Landscaping have spent a few bucks…
Landscaping costs in nsw
10-15% of property value is the sweet spot. However you can reduce the risk of overcapitalising by landscaping outdoor rooms. Outdoor rooms that are semi-sheltered or…
Lunchtime, have you seen the project sheet(s) on the Hebel website? We were considering doing a built-in BBQ, and my husband thought Hebel would be cheap (and easier than…
Front Garden ideas/help
I meant to add:
It would be really worthwhile getting a landscape designer to draw something up for you - you can always DIY the actual work, but a professional design…