Landscape & Garden Design
Type of grass?
Been de-weeding and slowly getting grass back which was 80% weeds (was pretty bad). I had had some grass or weeds come through and wanting to know should I remove…
Paving - labour costs
Could anyone share what they know about the labour cost to lay paving for the external areas of a home?
Magnolia - Melbourne
Most nurseries will sell magnolias of one kind or another; especially the "little gems" which are exceeding popular (including as council street trees) at the moment. I…
I'm after some creative ideas to help me mask the horrible drainage pit that's installed in my front yard after townhouses have been built on the rear of the…
Turf as part of build or later?
Sure did! We got shredded turf rather than roll on. It was cheaper that way, and eventually we had the best lawn in the street.
We were 600m from the ocean as…
Landscaping comments/advice needed !!
Yes, even when it's not flowering the leaves are lovely. They are shaped like butterflies (hence the butterfly tree is one of its common names). I also like how the tree…
Lawn Care Assistance/guidance
Just thought I'd update you all. It looks like some of the grass is coming through ok in the back yard.
Though the front yard where I had all the…
Bondall Pot and Ornament Sealer
Has anyone used Bondall Pot and Ornament Sealer?
The W.A. based company claim this thin water-based sealer, available from Bunnings, @ $19.95 for 2 litres, is 'ideal for…
Sunken garden - how deep?
I'm thinking of putting a sunken area into my backyard landscape design, with built-in bench seating around the perimeter.
A bit like this:
Give me your lists.....
Thank you all soo much for your replies. (apologies for the delay inresponse, I'd forgotten to check this post again). Some very helpful advise given, especially…
Soil Prep Questions
i have got 500m2 to do. So i will need a bulk load. Thanks for the heads up Sandra.
Not sure about concrete job
Mixing colour all the way through is very expensive for the concrete supplier because the need to spend a lot of time cleaning equipment to avoid contamination of…
Oct 11, 2014 8:34 pm
I love yuccas for the same reasons you do, they`re tough and they look good. But im not sure if its possible to plant them in the pots in the ground and what effect that…
Basic garden startup
Thanks grom40. Will post some pics next week...got a kiddie bday party to get through first!
Putting lawn over native couch
Thanks. That's what I was afraid of. It's been raining on and off, didn't have the chance to spray anything and the lawn is coming this weekend. Hopefully.
Let's see how…
agi pipe not working
I put socked 100mm agi pipe in the ground, with 20mm gravel around it but now geotextile above it, and after just a couple of heavy rain periods the water is simply not…
Wood Retaining Walls vs White Ants
Thanks for the information.
Just looking for any recommendations regarding to my apartment to determine whether there are white ants or bug issue?
Does anyone know good…
Sep 22, 2014 8:57 pm
Really stupid soil lawn question
Hi Maggie 10,
Lost my opportunity to add at the end of the plastic lawn idea... ask a silly question and you get a silly answer... small…
Landscaping, Gardening for New House
Hi BillyD, my brother used that type of seed I think but weeds did emerge as well... it was lush though. I think it had some type of fescu(?) in the mix. Eventually he…
Dividing one veg garden for crop rotation
Hi CH2012, I'm sure the fibre cement sheeting would be safe, but you might check if the cement content leaches out in time to make the soil alkaline.
Great idea rotation.…
well my old veggie patch is about to be resurrected. The soil there is looking lush given it's had a winter of pea straw over it. The worms have gone nuts. Better than…
Sorry I have been such a stranger on here.
Good news....backyard has been landscaped and I can't wait to post some photos on moving in first thing that happened was the…
Yes I think thats it insider.
Oh it's not going to be fun then.
Landscaper - northern Melbourne?
Wondering whether anyone can recommend a good landscaper for the northern suburbs of Melbourne? Scope of works is:
Two timber decks
Craploads of new…
Turf choices, Adelaide
We're looking to turf 50sqm of barren, scorched clay in full sun. I'm not sure about soil pH, etc. I have been a long-term reader of the soil preparation…
We're considering a similar style fence for our front and would also be interested in approximate costs. We had a 1.8m brick boundary/retaining fence built recently in…
I sometimes suffer from 'brown thumb-itis' myself, but I think these will be worth the effort for us.
Homemade weed killer questions
Actually some vinegar diluted with water would be more than enough to kill most of the weeds. The salt can also be used separately as a weed killing product. But all these…