Landscape & Garden Design
Cost of landscaping
My comment was directed at total build, not build plus land.
So you buy a block of land, then spend 300K building on it, I think 30K for landscaping is totally…
Appropriate plants for Blackwood Park
It is going to vary from plant to plant as to what is an appropriate length for the cuttings.
Take the cuttings from the growing tips. Make them around 100mm, a bit less…
Thanks Fu Manchu
Great information as always
I'll have a go at finding some popular K varieties tomorrow
Yeah also with the other tips, have a go on anything in the garden. Do some experiments on just a few…
Sep 28, 2008 6:35 pm
Spring and lawns
Thanks Fu for your help (sorry in the delay of the reply) I will go get some Bin Die and give it a go this week
Another retaining wall Question
40M, 2m High pillars and 1.4M walls was around 16k rendered.. guessing another 4-5k for the sliding gate+fence+small access.
Very happy with the job …
Landscapers & Drainage
We live in a house that has been built into a rockface and is on a steep slope. The house is about 7-8 years and it seems they didnt pay much…
raised gardenbeds for ya veggies
These metal raised beds are very popular here in WA. I think Josh Burn uses them in his garden in Freo. (pretty sure I have seen them in the back ground on gardening…
ground cover for slope
No, that one is in the Dandenongs Where Puffing Billy chuffs past
and yes the plants I have suggested will do very well in Melbourne in the hills or anywhere for that…
i guess so. the web site had a lot of different gates. I really thought they were lovely but as I said I know my Dh wouldn't like them. I am still holding out that we…
Ok….got you on the not cutting back, or whipper snipping.
Thanks so much Fu Manchu.
I have printed out the info you gave me for Candice and the spraying so I…
Oct 12, 2008 8:11 pm
Oct 12, 2008 9:06 pm
How to water the newly placed turf ?
Some places will sell you water to go with your new turf. I have 6500 litres ready for the Palmetto I am installing in 2 weeks.
As for water tanks, here is the simple…
well that's nice and local
i know you want it on a budget but it won't help in the long term. However I'll have a go
Your first priority is to improve the…
rain water tanks pros cons
whats the pros and cons of the galv tank to the poly tank apart from price anyone have either and have noticed any problems
Cocos Palm- Keep or Chop
I was not a fan of palm trees when in Brisbane. They gave no virtually shade and dropped h-u-g-e fronds. I could almost make a kids canoe out of the droppings. Would hate…
Paving Advice...or getting edgy!
If you are doing a huge area and will be doing a bit at a time I would buy a 9 inch grinder for about $100 and a diamond tip saw blade for…
I won't claim this as an original idea but it's something I saw at a cemetery...plaques with inscriptions from school friends or perhaps incorporate something (sculpture…
Soil for Vegie Garden
I would imagine there is, there are plenty of soil places around. I might pop into one when my garden bed is finished being built.
Free Gardening workshop in Perth
No that was a workshop I did for the city of Wanneroo.
The great gardens scheme is something I am a very strong supporter of.
I am not a part of them (yet ) although I…
Oct 20, 2008 10:43 am
penetrative stone sealer is fine for stackstone weather flat , vertical or what ever, solvent sealer once dry doesnt go milky (white patchs) etc, it is non reactive when…
Pre turf question
I better add to this that using "powerfeed" as a clay breaker isn't a one of application and neither is gypsum. Use it at least every month for best results.
Landscape Plan for DA
Thanks Greg. That is wonderful!!
I have hand drawn one so far but it is a pdf so not sure how to get it onto the site.
Type of Lawn
I just paid $8.95 pm for HG Palmetto from Soilworx
Melbourne Landscaper Recommendations
I've just been told that we have to have a landscaping plan to get final building approval, and we were hoping to start building in a week or so. I was hoping…
My synthetic turf quote...
Thanks, stormy. I saw the pics and they look awesome!
I will update once something happens. But don't hold your breath as that could take awhile. Hehe
As FuMan said your foundation may have swelled causing heaving of the slab and cracking of your brickwork...photos may help.
Your builder should have included a…
Greg - nope I was talking about simply dye to put on your existing lawn
They do it on a lot of golf courses they show on TV as well!
Landscaping over easement
Gardens are fine.
We got a brochure from our local water authority that told us what trees we could and couldn't plant there. Basically grass, flowers, shrubs and even…
Nov 03, 2008 9:05 pm
Nov 07, 2008 12:25 pm
sure is cheaper!
the only hassle in WA with using seed is the bloody ants! coastal brown ants are such a menace since local councils stopped spraying for them. They…
Bagged paver sand
Thanks Fu. Unfortunately, the builder hasn't leaven any sand behind. Will go around shopping this weekend!
Our first plants!!!
No , it isn't misleading. Many botanical names include Jasminoides or jasminum in the name in reference to either flowering heavily or fragrant flowers. It is a Latin thing.