Landscape & Garden Design
front retaining wall setback
We are building on a sloped property in Casey Council Victoria.
We are looking at building a retaining wall using austral heron blocks with a concrete footing…
Jun 24, 2014 2:18 pm
Dog wee causing patchy lawn
This may sound really dumb, but why not train the dogs not to pee on the lawn? I have two dogs myself and when I first put down my lawn a couple of years ago I had the…
Jun 22, 2014 10:40 am
Mini-retaining wall from house bricks
In our back yard we currently have 2 different levels, 10cm apart. To simplify this we'd like to build a small retaining wall at the back fence (which is build on a…
How do you water your lawn?
How much was it? Shocked as in so cheap, or shocked as in so expensive?
Cost can depend on automation and size of your garden, and time due to difficult terrain etc.
Under planting roses
I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with Gardenia Radicans as a ground-cover under standard roses??
We are almost about to start our landscaping and…
Show me your garden!!
Sir Snagger I love your garden, especially the bed with the pots and vertical herb garden and the contrasting paths/gravel in front with the beautiful grasses
Jun 14, 2014 9:40 pm
I have had Camelias but they were in a shady position and gave no trouble. They were also very hardy because they frequently went without water for long periods when I was…
Jun 10, 2014 10:10 am
Plants for hedging in Tiered garden
I have just constructed a two tiered sleeper wall. The first level is 875mm high, the second spaced 1200mm back is also 875mm at the highest point. In the middle are…
Diy garden or Pro?
We will be DIYing, but enjoy it, and have lots of ideas of what we want to do. A landscaper would be good if you have no idea where to start and what you are after.
Jun 05, 2014 10:04 am
Please help me choose some veg varieties
Just buy a plant for the strawberries, that's what we did and they grew pretty quickly. Nothing like fresh berries off the plants. Just watch out for the slugs and snails…
Fence typical measurements
Do you mean that you are proposing a brick fence with slat infill? That's what it sounds like. Often people do brick piers at centres of 2.5 - 3.5m. It may…
Weeping Japanese Maple Sydney
Thanks for the tips. Andreasen didn't have any in stock from their stock list so will try Sydney Plant Market. When you say expensive, are we expecting $1000 or $2000 each?
Termites in the garden - Perth
As termites are moving through the ground all the time then don't do nothing, except for checking that there are no mud tunnels running up from the ground on the…
Fake Turf and Dogs
From a dog training point of view - for your older dog just be aware that dogs are very tactile so may not want to do 'business' on something that feels different…
Fencing in Perth
A friend runs his own fencing and landscaping business down in Bouvard but travels up Perth way. Give him a buzz and tell him jonno sent you. 0408269445
May 26, 2014 11:54 pm
Free fill, south west syd
G'day all, I have approx 10-15 tonnes of clean fill I need to get rid of. I'm located in oran park 2570, can deliver local
Ag Drain - Where to locate?
We are in Croydon North, VIC
I havent noticed it being any more wet than the other areas of grass since the downpipe was replaced and put into the old pipe correctly. So…
Sloped Lawn Ideas???
We have a similar sloping-to-the-boundary rim around our backyard. Our landscaper has suggested planting that area with Grevillea 'Poorinda Royal Mantle' as a groundcover.…
May 20, 2014 12:36 pm
Hmmmm, that second pic looks a bit like either a scale (tiny little insects eating the plant) or a fungal disease to me. Whereabouts are you located? And what kind of…
New lawn on acreage
Spray weeds with a broad leaf herbicide. This should not harm grasses and allow the grasses to naturally spread over your site.
Want to know the name of the plant
You already have the photo. Load it on your phone or iPad or print it out and take it down to your local nursery. They'll tell you in an instant.
So I need a landscaper?
We're not having one, we are keen gardeners and will be doing it ourselves. We will get someone in to do the fence and lay the turf.
Fencing and turf costs will depend on…
May 13, 2014 9:21 am
What tree is this?
. . I just had the idea of donating these cuttings to my neighbour with the proviso to plant them near my boundary - that way I still get…
Landscape plan, where to start?
Hi mirz... have you finalised your landscaping layout yet. As you may have seen on my blog, I've done a bit of thinking about the…
May 08, 2014 9:16 am
May 07, 2014 7:58 am
Timber sleepers are definitely the cheapest. I wouldn't recommend building any wall that high if you have little experience, but if you do, make sure there is plenty of…
Outdoor Slab Help
I'm now checking with the builder if we can increase the drop to 2 courses of brick so we can put recycled brick in... May be a bit annoying until we pave…
Paving bwing laid and uneven
We've just had a pool installed and today we had the paving begin to go down. Its all being laid on concrete around the coping beam of the pool with a bit more of…
Stone path with pebbles surround
Thanks for the replies!
one more question, what type of concrete or mortar mix is most suitable for locking the paving stone in place?