Landscape & Garden Design
How to increase the level of lawn
Thanks for your reply.
I will do this now and hopefully can raise it by a few cm before winter comes, and then will do the remaining leveling during…
Feb 24, 2015 9:19 am
Ornamental pear tree`s
Thanks Quenda, I think it would be too close to plant any tree`s where I wanted to so close to the pipes so im not going to, thanks for your help
Rotary Hoe & Irrigation - Don't mix?
I'd like to say thank you to everyone so far for there expertise on this forum, it has given me many ideas wish I could give more back to the community,…
Kay Parris Magnolia - sick plant
Just a quick reply, you need to water at least once a day atm 2 or more if it's hot like it has been the last 2 weeks.... You need to water it like it was in a pot, even…
how much topsoil
You need to dig it down further than that otherwise your grass will find it hard to send roots down far enough so it can become drought…
Decking Footing Advice
I did see another hole (no photos), the footing was directly on top of the pipe. That hole was not as deep as the others.
Would it be a problem if the concrete over it?
Help me identify this Hakea
It looks very similar to one that our friend has in his leafy garden although in Sydney but he has commented on the black cockies liking it too although the ones in your…
Plants suitable for clay
Don't dig down into heavy clay if you can help it, instead build up a raised garden bed using organic compost, gypsum and mulch. Maybe even use some mushroom mulch and…
Private certifiers gold Coast
Hi, long shot I know, but is there any private certifiers for the Gold Coast on this forum? Just need some advice about a retaining wall that needs building in a little…
Improving Wintergreen Grass
also try checking the pH levels of the subsoil, without correct pH levels you will always be uphill chasing. around 6.0 would be fine. it can be adjusted with lime if its…
Looking for a landscaper
I know that most tradies down here in Vic are pretty busy at the moment.
Could you consider project managing it yourself and get the various tradies in?
Fencing first (if…
Lawn installation this summer
Yes summer grasses such as buffalo, kikuyu and couch should be laid between October - March for best results. I put down Village Green Kikuyu in February and as long as…
Your idea sounds like a retaining wall that is 900mm high which is a serious retaining wall that will need council approval.
If you want to have a 600mm wall within a…
First post and i'm really hoping someone has some good advice to repair my lawn...if that's still possible!
It's fairly new turf, laid beginning of November and…
Planting native grasses
Nativeseeds is the business that recommended the Kangaroo Grass, they were extremely helpful. Good luck on the planting!
Engineering costs for contours
We're looking at a cut of 1m and retaining walls a similar height. But council only allows 600mm cut & said no way they'll approve a cut that big.
But spoke to cdc and…
Medium Maintenance Garden
I always refer to the plants your local council plant around roundabouts, nature strips, etc.
There isn't anyone caring for them apart from some mulch every few…
Seeking ideas on my small courtyard.
A few ideas;
new large format pavers over concrete
creeper grown on fence to hide and give illusion of garden being larger. (perhaps star…
Vertical Vegie Garden - Perth
Has anyone in Perth attempted this?
I am thinking of utilizing the side of our house (dead space) and turning it into a vertical vegie garden.…
Landscaping ideas & contractors/designers
If you did a google search for landscapers in Perth , the result would throw up quite a few. These days nearly everyone has a website so I'm sure you would get some good…
Pergola/alfresco ideas please.
Browse Houzz. Lol that rhymes.
It's a great resource but even better post a few pics and many members will be willing to give you their opinions
Sugar cane mulch always dry?
The sugar cane mulch is a great mulch but having it between quick draining soil and the wood chip mulch didn't do it any favours; spread some good organic…
Magnolia 'Little Gem' Pruning
I've planted a few of these Magnolia 'Little Gem' (24 to be exact) in my garden, now, some are planted outside my window.
As they are evergreen, I want to keep the…
With all the rain we have had recently it's making it hard to control the weeds that have come through. In saying that I would rather have the weeds come through now then…
Zoysia project in Melbourne
I wouldn't use fescue it would be even harder than rye to get rid of. If you use rye just follow the above advice, it will make for a better year round lawn.
Levelling topsoil/turf underlay
Hit it with the sprinkler a few times and it will naturally compact. Then roll dry as Pauly said. A dump of rain is the ideal.
Retaining wall question
the retaining wall is within our boundary so i assume we are responsible for the entire cost.
Mortarless blocks for small wall
Thanks for the reply.
So far I've found ezy wall, versa wall and heron blocks which I believe all allow a vertical wall.
The only thing I can't figure out with all of them…
Yes all good.It was my fault.l had used a herbicide for gorse,stays in soil for twelve months.l had sprayed there
ideas for a tropical pool landscape
Possibly The Pool Master on Discovery Channel. I've seen two episodes. In one he built a 'natural pool' (swimming pond) on a cliff edge in the mountains. Used heavy…
Edible garden landscaping - Melbourne
We've always incorporated edibles within garden beds in previous gardens. Using a border of chives, or cauliflowers or lettuce in a garden is fun and easy to do, but…
LANDSCAPING DAMAGE LIABILITY
Hi landscaper ordered in a truck of soil. He directed the truck driver to drive over the pavement, which of course cracked.
I was surprised he did this as I know they…