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BeatrixKiddo

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3 months3 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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.

3 months3 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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.

3 months3 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

8 months8 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

8 months8 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

8 months8 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

8 months8 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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%…

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Buffalo Lawn - Black burnt like leaves but roots wet

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

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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.

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

Are you irrigating over summer?

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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

9 months9 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Lilli Pilli Hedge

Not in Brisbane but online;
http://www.fernview.com.au/all-categories/hedges

10 months10 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

10 months10 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

10 months10 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Yuccas

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

11 months11 monthsBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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 normal…

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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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1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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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1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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.

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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.…

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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…

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
How should I prune this rose?

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

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo posted:
Decking and Gate Prices

Very reasonable

1 year1 yearBeatrixKiddoBeatrixKiddo 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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