Main content
Search

Charlie Albone

Landscaping Expert

» Ask An Expert

Dog proof ground covers 

Hi, would like to know if there are any ground covers for a shady, bare spot in our garden that will withstand a dog running over it.

Answered Monday 6 April 2009

In the shady spots of my garden i have Ajuga reptans, it has a purple leaf and spikes of small blue flowers. It regularly gets trampled and slept on by my dog and cat so should do the job. It is important to keep the dog off the plant until its completely settled in to give it a fighting chance against the dogs wear and tear.

Landscaping Expert

Charlie Albone

Charlie Albone has been designing gardens for 12 years and is an expert on planting and landscaping.

» More Questions & Answers

very difficult back yard 

no photos were attached - sorry. ... Read more

Living Garden - Agaves 

It was a greenwall and you can buy diy kits from www.greenwallaustralia.com.au ... Read more

Paving 

The problem you have is the sub base is inadequate for the pavers.  You need to lift them up and either pour a concrete slab or use 100mm of road base and compact well before screeding river s... Read more

front garden costal 

What a great spot!  I would start by creating a space to sit and enjoy the view, surround this with lots of plants like Indian Hawthorns and lomandra grasses and you'll be set. ... Read more

My back yard  

Yes I do, you can email info@inspiredexteriors.com.au ... Read more

How to make a hedge fence 

I would go for a hedging plant such as Pittosporum 'Screen Master' as this is quick growing and will offer a visual barrier.  The more you spend on the hedge the more appealing the hou... Read more

trees suitable for privacy 

the best quick growing hedges are Lilli Pilli, Viburnum and murraya. ... Read more

Plant varieties 

Tropical plants have evolved to survive in areas without frost so you will struggle a bit.  I would plant a few large and medium trees to create a protected area that will stay a bit warm... Read more

couch grass & weeds 

There are specific herbicides for couch grass as well as broader leaf grasses and they can be used to kill one or the other.  Do you have any edging between your grass areas and garden beds? &... Read more

Black clip on pots for rio mesh vertical garden 

look at greenwallaustralia.com.au ... Read more

 
 

Sign Out

Join the Conversation

0 comments