Landscape & Garden Design
Turf vs Seed
I say if you can afford turf then there's no question what to go with. If you can't then it's seed. Turf is definatly the way to go.
We will have a decent…
I can't help myself!
...It's building up in me
... Bloody hell! here it comes...
there, I said it.
ahhh that's better
Burnt Grass and Lilly Pillies
Hey Maggie, you wait till after this weekend and your lawn will get nice and green with the storms forecast. A bit of lightning infused Nitrate impregnated rain
Help - prefabricated cement spa
Thanks for the posts - it was prefab and delivered to his site. They are going to use a big crane and truck that can carry the load but I was just checking if there was…
Looking for a landscape contractor
Thanks for the link. Does anyone know who is good and has had good experience with their contractor? wouldn't mind seeing some photos of their works.
Jan 30, 2009 11:05 pm
Trees/plants for planter boxes
you could do lots of things, something like a flax or agave or go something like a standard fig or even flowering seedlings, it really depends on what the…
Just keep the water up to it, and use seasol weekly on it. Nothing else is needed.
I actually found that thread after I posted this one.
Interesting about the heat, not surprising though when you think about it... I certinaly hadn't…
White pebbles or white gravel?
Thanks guys - the large pebbles are $29 per 20kg bag retail cost and it takes about 3 bags to cover 1m2. I found a wholesaler who can do a deal for $12.50 a bag. The…
ring conrete pool mobs. many reo concrete pools are still lined with pebble crete as a finish instead of tiles.
Thanks for the tip, Sheryl.
BTW - Lurve your avatar - QH? I have a friend who breeds pally WB's
Labor rate for paving in Mel
Hi, I'm just wondering what the labour rate per square metre should be, with or without materials. I received a quote, which is $100/m3.
Wooden retaining wall
beegers - thanks for posting that link. My husband had been asking about concrete sleepers and I was worried they would be ugly.. but those look really good. And I'm…
Feb 08, 2009 10:37 am
Feb 08, 2009 4:41 pm
how much does timber decking cost...
thanks donuts, I searched and searched for info b4 posting - I really really did!
So I just have one teeny weeny question left, can I lay timber onto concrete???
plants and the heat
Ick we have to establish our gardens within six months of moving in.. but personally if the six months where up in summer i would only do the main landscaping and leave…
Feb 09, 2009 10:25 pm
Maintenance Free Landscaping
That tan bark your after .. you can get it at garden suppliers they all have it look up the yellow pages.
I ve just had the black tan bark put in my garden today . …
Feb 09, 2009 10:38 pm
Help me choose a tree please
With the standards, just let 'em go and as they get bigger you will need to clip some shape into them to help them get that tree shape. Then they are fine. Just gives you…
Screening for a narrow space
I'm not sure how the Murraya will perform in Melbourne. Great plant though. Viburnum "Emerald Green' would be good., nice gloosy leaves.
Pittosporums work, but isn't…
Ways To Smarten Up A Fence?
The bamboo etc. can look a bit tired pretty quickly or cheap. Painting a bold colour gives the garden and fence a fresher lool. Daring but effective. Would need some…
Is this gum tree dying?
then I'll have to hound the council to send around the street sweeper weekly to clean up the mess it makes! Maybe…
Yes, agreed......I used them years ago & was very happy with the pricing & quality of their plants. Will probably use them again.
will these trees go well together
One excellent one to choose is Gingko Biloba. One of the oldest existing trees in the world! Amazing gold colour in Autumn. The leaves are shaped much like a maiden hair…
Not too sure either.
Your irrigation must come off as close to the mains as possible, not from the tap. An "irrigation take off" is what it is generally referred too.…
Help save my retaining wall !
I just thought I would mention, this is a curved wall and these are weaker than the straight ones and having it dry was not such a good idea . Another reason for it…
A simple water efficient sprinkler
I know many of you over east have to rely on sprinklers for watering when needed. (they aren't used so much here in the west) I also know that right now buying wetting…
Front garden design
Hi Fu Mancha,
The house is located in the Adelaide Hills at Craigburn Farm, near Blackwood and Belair.
cheapest place to buy water tanks
we are getting ours from kingst0n tanks in Burwood (vic) they have several plumbers who are happy to hook up for approx $500. the slimline 3000 L is for about 1200 w pump.…
how the heck did you find the nests?
we've got some horrible kind of turf in this rental that grows a few inches every few weeks, no access to nests in the ground here