Landscape & Garden Design
Colorbond attached to timber fence
Generally speaking, not desirable. You don't want to get to the situation where the neighbour's fence becomes less stable over time and takes your fence with it. Otherwise…
Options for sloped front yard
It is strongly recommended to have a grade away from the slab. Doesn't have to be a lot, just enough so that water is directed away from the slab. Search for the term slab heave.
The neigbiur's house was built about 2005/06, we brought the property in 2011.
Here are some pictures of the plants in…
I think there would be a big difference between something like that fibreglass one which looks more cheap fishpond to me than the more formal ones that are usually found…
Huge Quote for basic landscaping
Thank you so much lot927, we have decided to break up our tasks and get them done separately. We are going to tackle some of the jobs ourselves. We have a concreter coming…
Landscaping help with cut and fill block
There are 2 options that come to mind depending on your budget.
The most expensive option to maximise the usable area of your yard, you could escavate the remaining soil…
Retaining Wall using gabion baskets
By using a lower gauge steel (such as 3mm), the baskets can tend to "bulge" if stacked more than 1 level high. The steel struggles to hold the rock/stone in a form the…
What's this plant?
yep, the local nursery will stock several varieties of box hedge. just go in an ask or take…
Jun 16, 2015 2:12 pm
Removable timber screens
Just wanting some tips on building a removable timber screen. I was thinking of using 50x50mm steel posts with horizontal slats. It's only going to be between 1.0 to 1.2m…
Watering and feeding citrus
Personally I prefer watering by hand with a hose and after a shrub is established I generally don't water them much except for during prolonged dry spells. Citrus are…
Paver/landscaper named buster
hoping somebody lurking might happen to know of a guy going by the name buster who does paving and I believe landscaping. Our house was in barossa valley sa but I don't…
Jun 07, 2015 11:48 am
I am just wondering if anyone can help me out with some landscaping ideas. Me and my partner have just built a house in Victoria, and I have attached the plans…
I have a couple of questions regarding turf Im hoping you could help me with...
I got a quote for some turf today (350sqm) and just wanted to know if it's…
Preparing clay soil on slope for turf
Wow Old Mate , that is some super advice I really appreciate the time you took out to reply. I am reading each section and absorbing and trying to understand it.
Lemon tree roots
I have just cut down a 4mtr high valencia orange tree as I found that the roots were making nearby pavers buckled. It was less than a meter from the house so if there's a…
Jun 01, 2015 7:58 pm
Plant Idea - Help!
I don't think the heater has affected the plant (at this stage, although you have to watch that), as the leaf browning is mostly happening at the base. More likely root…
Molasses and how to use it
Fu Manchu...Thank you for this amazing advice.
My whole garden will need a huge boost after we build the extension.
I have consulted with our builder to shield my plants…
Wanting to do something like this picture... any…
we are currently awaiting a DA decision for a boundary retaining wall, on the boundary of a secondary street ( we are on a corner block). When we purchased this…
Turf Installer the Fu Manchu Way?
Are there any installers who might be able to install Turf the Fu Manchu way (as indicated in the above post) in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne?
What do you think…
May 12, 2015 12:34 pm
Best lawn/turf variety for Perth
I have done a search and found some good stuff on growing and preparing for a lawn, but not a lot (especially recent) about lawn varieties and would like some feedback…
Help what plants to use-you get a say!
Yeah - I like them. Look out for the evergreen - they often call them "Singapore". They can still lose their leaves - but may not - unless you get a frost.
Who laid Empire Zoysia here in Perth
I've had a small patch down now for about 1.5years - and I do like it. It copes with being ignored, two large active terriers as well as being a main thoroughfare for the…
Does anyone here happen to be a landscape architect?
I have a landscape plan that I had done professionally, but now require additional drainage plans and…
Retaining wall vs Site cut
Thanks igwood wish I was handy enough to do the work lol
Building MJH Garden Retreat modified Lot 305 Wattleridge Crescent Kellyville
Blank canvas! Blue hues
If you add gypsum and well rotted compost to the soil you will be able to grow a heap of plants in Margs.
You can pretty much grow any ornamental trees in pots, just…
How to fill this gap?
Thanks for all your replies. I will go with the solution of installing a retaining wall (preferably treated pine of ACQ grade) right next to the fence and fill in the gap…
I require a retaining wall to be built in Kellyville area. any suggestions would be appreciated.
Civil Engineered Retaining Walls
I am in desperate need of suggestions for a company which can give me an obligation free quote on a civil engineered retaining wall - it'll…
Apr 19, 2015 4:07 pm
Vegetation removal permit VIC
we had a block in our street with a large gum right in the centre of the block
the council was adamant that the tree could not be removed
funny about that
looks like the…
Alternative to mondo grass
I want to plant a border on a very narrow garden bed that already has established formal trees. Don't want mondo grass as I hate the way it shoots rhizomes which spread…
Apr 17, 2015 11:43 am
I fyou are located in Melbourne, Shaun from Bactivate can be contacted on 0421 920 734.
Apr 17, 2015 11:31 am