Landscape & Garden Design
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…
Fenceline screening trees
Do you want trees or shrubs? I like the suggestion of callistemons, there's lots of varieties, but bear in mind they attract bees when flowering so perhaps not so suitable…
new lawn prep perth
Starting on my prep work as per Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying
how much soil do i need to remove before starting.
i am now…
Growing blueberries in containers
This is a good thread. I am going to buy some low-chill blueberries to grow in pots here in Brisbane. I will use pots so I can easier manage the…
Drought resistant hedges
Something native will cope well in drought conditions; I've got some bottle brushes (callistemons) I've made into a hedge and they work a treat (no watering whatsoever…
Composite Retaining Walls?
Have you considered concrete sleepers?
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of help.
Toddler danger with Cape Lilac??
All those berries want to grow into trees as well.
If you have the tree removed for god's sake don't let the tree fellers just chip up all of the timber. I could be very…
Trying to level the back yard
I've heard that after turf is laid and established, sand is used on top to even it out. Maybe fill in any holes with dirt, lay turf in those parts and later add sand to…
I would say the 2000 and turn them down in distance if needed.
Aug 12, 2014 10:22 am
I am looking to do some hard landscaping in our back yard, and am planning to construct some raised planters and other rendered walls. I just wondered if anyone has…
I am also quite confused about all this. They should make the per-litre rate much clearer on the bottles.
Firstly, I never bothered to read the bottles (yeah ), and went…
Brick paving in WA
Looks great Perth Dream.
We also did some paving ourselves... its quite easy to lay... just need to make sure your ground id level and compact
I dont have close up…
dead looking turf rolls
Really they just needs frequent watering but don't leave them soggy all the time.
Given enough water to prevent them drying/dieing out completely and enough time they…
hi all, I got a call from the building company today and they said I need to have a rough copy of how im going to have my landscaping done, and to just add where im having…
Landscape Design HELP
It also has to do with $$$$. I agree with strawlizzy with the suggestions...but if the lawn is done properly it can be a really good view from the pool to the…
Jul 20, 2014 10:23 pm
Well I can't view your pictures at the moment to determine how bad it is.
If most of the damage has been done, you can just leave it and it will eventually re-grow.
Can't really redirect them without MAJOR earthworks. They sit in, and the outflow is into, a natural swale. However, it's unfortunately relatively flat and the water just…
Landscape design only?
Is there anything like the free Sketchup but for 2D landscaping. All the software I have come across is paid for.
Help identifying plant.
ha yeah sorry about that, should have rotated the image first.
That's the one! Thanks very much. Got heaps of them in the backyard of new place.
Jul 12, 2014 7:55 pm
Landscape help for new construction
Due to my lack of knowledge i just grabbed whatever i could find. At the time i went to the local library here and borrowed an app made by Sierra, called 3d Garden…
Turf Query for Melbourne
Mine is not looking good.. I have put 100sqm of Palmetto and been over 5 weeks.. all edges are showing and looks a bit…
Landscaper recommedations- Melbourne
I am in the north western suburbs and am about to sell my property. My 12year old garden is in need of a huge makeover! Can you guys please let me know of any…
Poor Quality Water?
My thoughts would be you should be using molasses and seasol/seaweed solution to improve the health of your soil ecosystems, as discussed here (section 4.0 after care)-
Jul 08, 2014 4:43 pm
Reticulation quotes in Perth
Im sorry I can't remember who it was. They were one of the traders in the back of the Joondalup times, I think his name was Gary and yes he did a grand job.
We are in the Wollongong area and also on a sloping block so we had to have drop edge beams which meant steps were required outside the laundry. Our build was 2½ years…
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 3:18 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 11:40 am