Landscape & Garden Design
doohan777North Sydney concreters/turfers and nursery/planters? Help!!
9 April 2015
Thanks a lot I will give them both a call. I have spoken to a few "one stop shop" landscapers so I was really looking to see if I could break it down to each package.
boostaReactive soil - Concrete + Paving or pattern pave concrete?
8 April 2015
I went with concrete (coloured) for perimeter and exp agg for driveway, this time instead of pavers, yes with reactive soil class of E-D/ P(fill). In your case, I will…
bashworthnewbie to Expert, making dam/pond, need advice soon
3 April 2015
Building a dam is a serious business and you need to make sure you have the correct permits, materials and construction methods. Not some comments on a forum like…
NewKid78Scleranthus dying back - what went wrong?
3 April 2015
Hi everyone, I've had a Scleranthus Biflorus for about 18 months now. It started out a few inches diameter and grew nicely into a mound more than a foot across. It was…
fantasticgardenersmNeed help to identify my lawn
31 March 2015
Looks like kikuyu to me too. It's a quite popular choice around Melbourne lately. I would personally recommend to be careful with the weed killers they sell on the market.…
SaveH2ORedirecting gutter flow to rainwater tank
29 March 2015
You have to either divert the downpipes along walls or divert the pipepipes to a wet system. Wet systems are trouble and there are threads in Eco Living that discuss this.…
Adam.MQuery on Cement Sheet DIY Install for Raised Garden Bed
24 March 2015
The going rate is that you would aim to avoid put any unnecessary pressure/weight on the fence. How high in mm do you want this garden bed though?
dpriceGranitic sand / decomposed granite - fixing softness
18 March 2015
It was compacted in 2 layers but was not wetted. The soft areas were certainly no more or less compacted than other areas. I get what you mean about the water running…
onc_artisanConcrete advice - small cracks and dusty
16 March 2015
That is pretty much my point. The mass of concrete causes shrinkage cracks if the (de)hydration is too rapid. ..they never go straight. That was a very wet batch of…
TreeseachangerDoes this soil look ready for turf?
7 March 2015
What was the soil classification when you built? Sticky and solid both sound like clay based soil...Fu's soil prep thread in landscaping and gardening section should be…
MnTlow maintenance groundcover for a corner block in WA
6 March 2015
Pigs Face is perfect for sandy sites with lots of sun, also some amazing bright colours available.
delatite13What should we plant here - any ideas welcome
5 March 2015
Hi all Finally an update of what we did with this garden area under the porch. A water feature plus some hardy low maintenance plants. Thanks for everyone's…
ssjmarkAgg pipe and drainage advice greatly needed!
5 March 2015
I've also got 150mm to boundary on one side where I want to run agg between the concrete footpath and the fence. Would it be best to put the fence in before digging and…
BeatrixKiddoSmall backyards - Can they add value to a home?
28 February 2015
As a general rule of thumb landscaping spend should be about 10-20% of the property's value. Lower spend on cheaper properties higher on higher. This rough guide is if you…