Landscape & Garden Design
Re: Landscaping a new house (Sydney)65
Mar 20, 2016 12:31 am
We choose this bamboo as it grows slightly taller and is a darker green. Yep we put root barrier in. You can see the black in the last photos. Theoretically won't need it as is clumping bamboo.
Re: Landscaping a new house (Sydney)67
Mar 27, 2016 7:09 pm
Slow going but we are getting there. This long weekend has helped us get some projects more underway inside and out
Re: Landscaping a new house (Sydney)74
Jul 26, 2016 2:03 am
The guy I have now for the deck and pergola is very well priced. He's semi retired and I think charges very little for his labour. It was through a call out via hi pages.
Bamboo is for sides of the front garden and courtyard. The ones I have in ground are going great and sending up tall shoots.
Yeah Japanese maples are great! I've had that one for years now. Been moving it around a lot in the last few years. Still need to keep an eye out for a cloud tree. Also a Japanese water feature. But all that is possibly too much and may end up cluttering things.
Re: Landscaping a new house (Sydney)76
Oct 19, 2016 9:25 pm
Still waiting on DA. May have it but are on vacation
Our friend is looking after our place which is nice as she's a green thumb.
A couple of recent photos...
Courtyard retaining wall (paid someone)
We have all the fruit trees in except for the Peach tree
And my Korean grass as at September. They are getting a bit over run with weeds
Re: Landscaping a new house (Sydney)78
Nov 25, 2016 6:04 am
Deck has been approved by council on the condition we add 1.5 m high screening to the north and south sides. A bit of a pain as it adds cost and is less aesthetically pleasing. We were planning on using plants to screen in any case as we don't want to see the neighbours. Now the job of getting quotes again.
They are coming in at over $40k. Yikes. But then we have asked for spotted gum... And have an 8 sided gazebo and additional screening.
On a good note the plants are really responding to Spring. And hubby has put in irrigation so I save at least 30 minutes a day from having to water the plants. I just have to turn on the irrigation and water some of the random pots.
Bamboo in pots
Bamboo 1 year in...
Re: Landscaping a new house (Sydney)79
Nov 25, 2016 9:12 am
I'm feeling a lot of bamboo love right now They look great. What a great screen they're going to be.
Man over 40k... argh!! Perhaps you can do a really cheap (and most likely ugly) screen option, get OC, then take them down...? Replace with plants as you wanted in the first place?
Re: Landscaping a new house (Sydney)80
Nov 25, 2016 10:15 am
Wow 40k that not cheap, just add another $40k and you have granny flat. Your deck is quite high and big. Did Nathan come back with quote? Please let me know by pm as i'm also thinking of doing my deck with him.
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