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BeatrixKiddo

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1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
"Foreign" Grass in Sir Walter

Takes time to work, if it doesn't it's probably rye grass which won't last in the heat.

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

Looks like the drainage around that tree could be poor... the plant is showing signs of being overwatered as the other trees are fine.

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
"Foreign" Grass in Sir Walter

Yep it's just winter grass by the looks. Wait till the warm weather comes and it will die off (mow off the seed heads in spring) or spray out with…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Hedging - how should I trim these?

If you want a formal hedge then yes its easier to keep them at the same height. Frequency of trimming; it's kinda how long is a peice of string.. Tip…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Hedging - how should I trim these?

Hi, general guide is to only prune 1/3 off most woody shrubs at any one time. I suggested 1/4 off (3/4 left) because we are in summer and the pruning…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Hedging - how should I trim these?

The .3 rule is a good guide to create a dense formal style hedge. The closer you plant the sooner they join up to create the 'wall' of green. You…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Empire Zoysia Dethatching

I don't think I would bother scalping at this point.. I am not in perth but I would think the turf would take till march/April to be back to 100%…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Buffalo Lawn - Black burnt like leaves but roots wet

Pics? Have you used a herbicide recently? Weed and feed etc?

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
What is eating my lilly pilly?

Looks like possums from the photos. Grubs most certainly do not eat entire branches.
Possums love new growth btw.

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
New turf some yellow squares

Make sure the turf rolls in question are making good contact with the soil underneath. Might help to lightly top dress those areas with washed sand to help hold water…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
What soil do I fill my planter box with?

Yeah it confusing for the consumer.
The perfect soil growing landscape plants is 'loam'.
Loam has sand, clay and other minerials/organics. It holds water but also drains and allows easy root penetration…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
What soil do I fill my planter box with?

Yeah should fine, the vegie flower mix does sound a bit better balanced though, it has actual loam (clay bits) in it. So does the native mix.
The landscape mix…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
What soil do I fill my planter box with?

That's fine, put whatever sand and rubble you have at the bottom.
The top soil needs to be a minimum 300mm deep from the top edge of the planter. 400mm…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
What soil do I fill my planter box with?

Do you have soil from your site to fill the planters? If so follow the mixes you quoted.
You need a minimum of 300mm of good quality 'top' soil then below…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

Are you irrigating over summer?

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Lilli Pilli Hedge

Call a nursery nearby and explain what you want/how many and they should be able to order in from their wholesaler.
Not bunnings, a *real* nursery

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Lilly Pilly dying in same area

If it's not physical damage, ie ring barking from line trimmer as mentioned above, or herbicide damage (from the lawn) then it's the soil.
Check the PH
Check for compaction
Check for…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Yuccas

Yeah they are extensive like any tree when they are huge, these ones aren't huge.
Seriously though, get a qualified arborist to inspect the trees. It won't cost much, maybe…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Yuccas

They will only get bigger..
Buy the house and remove the yuccas.

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Buffalo sod worm/army worm attack

Grubs are normal, it's when they are in plague proportions it's an issue. Have you followed the steps outlined here to idenify?
http://thelawnguide.com.au/weeds-pests- ... bworm.html
And here for…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Is it worth getting a 3D landscape design for a new house?

Yes the 3D does cost a bit, but there is price points. Just ask your designer. Rough 3D models to illustrate level changes don't need the full render treatment and…

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2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Is it worth getting a 3D landscape design for a new house?

Of course there is more work, op didn't ask that. They asked if they need it.
The 3D is most definately created from the 2D - so the render is to…

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2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Is it worth getting a 3D landscape design for a new house?

Forgot to mention, depending on your designer, they might just go straight from 2d to 3d skipping the elevation. Or the elevation is part of the 2d drawings.

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Is it worth getting a 3D landscape design for a new house?

If you really can't visualise the garden from the 2D plan get a elevation drawing done. If you still aren't confident then get the 3D render done. The 3D is…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Looking for Landscaper Melbournes North

Go local everyone. Find the closest quality landscaper to your home and you will have better luck. Most landscapers don't want the bother of travelling long distances for "small" jobs.…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Advice needed on shrubby rose

It is winter so it naturally looks crappy. Cut it back far enough so when you take out the dead stuff it doesn't fall over. Give it a feed, it…

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
How should I prune this rose?

I use a hedge trimmer on mine. I take 1/3 off usually. Sometimes more.

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Decking and Gate Prices

Very reasonable

2 years2 yearsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Retaining Wall Advice/Help/Opinions/Comments

Try and figure out if its seepage or run off going down the inside of wall. Runoff = french drain at the top. Seepage = deal with dam concrete when…

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