Landscape & Garden Design
Killing the weeds
I'm not saying don't use a weed killer, but as Steve says, that stuff will kill you! Ze*o, *oundup, *oger et cetera have all been strongly connected to the name AGENT…
Levelling a garden
Thanks for the response Jo.
We have pretty much come to expect that we need a retaining wall. This is not something we intend to do immediately…
I think I might have some answers to some of your lawn queries!!
If you are after a lawn that is very hardy and dog friendly (which will repair) there…
Use a level, or use the sidewalk
Just off the top of my head, is your land level or does it run slight down?
I think dig the hole the length of the bed, do a string line, then see if it all levels…
How funny…..I didn’t even look at the post time.
And I spent ages replying to it!!!
Potting Raphis Palm
Yes Dukekamaya, Raphis Palms are one of the most expensive palms to buy. They are an excellent indoor plant, but like all indoors Palms will need the best position with…
Our block is on quite hard sandy soil a great home to the million sand flies that love to bite me or rather wee on me
Can anyone recommend a good insecticide to…
All hedging will require ongoing maintainance.
Ring around some of the larger wholesale nurseries - there is a lot up around Dural/Kenthurst way.
Rainwater tanks down hill
As you are in melbourne, I would strongly suggest you go talk to Reece P.lumbing in their Irrigation division. Take all your measurements, plans etc, and they can talk you…
What to do with the pool when rebuilding
Nellie, I'm glad you're putting in the 150UBs. The last thing you want is for someone to fall in the pool/tank due to rotten supports. I wouldn't like to just rely on…
Premium Soft Leaf Buffalo
Hey all...was just curious as to what was the main reason in deciding to build? ie - couldnt find an established house you liked/ always…
Mar 08, 2007 4:20 pm
Established fruit trees don't require a lot of work...just keeping up the watering (amount will depend on the type of tree), pruning if required & thinning out fruit if…
What do do on side of my house?
My personal opinion is that a nice garden adds value to the house but if you're going to sell soon, there's no point in investing a lot of time & money into this one. The…
Coloured Concrete costs?
I to am looking at doing this in Victoria area - does anyone cost in VIC (western suburbs)
Wine Barrel Planters
I suspect they are rotting from the water inside more than outside. 2 ideas you could consider for the inside.
1. Burn out the inside and the charcoal should protect the…
thanks so much for that they were i big help
Anyone know anyone who will do it cheaper than this, or does anyone know of a good alternative that is not as expensive?
We were looking into hiring someone to…
Cutting into hard dirt - rock
Why do you want to terrace it if it is so hard? Normally terracing is used to stop it collapsing. If you just want it to look better, try digging out some small holes and…
Limestone wall alternative
There are literally dozens of reconstituted limestone products on the market. They are similar in appearance and tend to be more uniform in size/shape/composition,…
They now have a new product (40mm high instead of 50mm) and it is only $75 per sqm + excavation!!
SAVING WATER OUTDOOORS
1. I'm currently using the drip system.
2. Mulch is already in place.
3. Planning to divert my washing machine pipeline... need to do a bit of research on that. Eg:…
Thanks for the reply. 1.5 m diameter is nice and compact.
I've got many low energy heating and cooling aspects pretty well worked out as they will be on…
May 31, 2007 6:06 pm
The Cocos palm ( or Queen palm) is native to Brazil.
It is actually listed as a noxious weed in Australia! Responsible nurseries no longer sell them. The native Bangalow…
Do i need to lay ag pipe??
Driving over AG pipe depands if you are driving along (down the side of a driveway) or over it (across a driveway).
If you drive over it and it's at least 200mm below…
Hidden Retaining Wall.
Shagsy, As your in SA check out the Auspine range of products made at Kalangadoo.
They do a range of Creasote treated fence posts and their process includes pressure…
Have you considered other options. There are various specially designed blocks that slot together (a bit like lego) and don't require cement. Ask at a pavers…
Is there anyone here that can point me in the direction of where to find someone to lay the paving in our back yard of our new house for us. And about how much/how do they…
Yeah, we had every intention of laying it ourselves, but with the comment in this thread about how it is cheaper to get someone to lay it per sqm…
My Garden design - maybe
I didnt have it in the drawing however there is a sensor located centrally to pickup / cover both the doorway and the driveway!
Horizontal Hardwood Slat Fence
If they're sagging they haven't been built properly.
Hardwood screened fencing is dearer because generally you use kiln or air-dried decking timber. Normal pailing…
Landscape designer vs DIY
We contacted a local company who does commercial landscaping and a little design work. All we really wanted was to have a concept design done woth a rough planting…
deck or concrete slab/ pond
We are thinking as well of a greywater pond for the washing machine. I know you should have special permissions....
Not a good idea!!!…
Aug 21, 2007 7:11 pm
Water Tank for garden
Does anyone have any tips or advice about getting a water tank for the garden only (not connected to grey water or toilets).
Block is 800sqm, so looking for reccomended…
Aug 23, 2007 3:32 pm