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Garden makeover with new beds and planting

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Planting Lilly Pillies along the fence line and laying new turf refreshed this backyard.





The project


We've spent the extra time at home finishing our backyard. We started with framing off the area with a nice garden bed and an extra decking step, and filled the bed with 20m of garden soil.






Lots of digging, planting and hard work, but it's getting there.




We planted 20 Lilly Pillies and finished it off with our beautiful new Sir Walter lawn.




How to give your garden a makeover


Whether a simple refresh or a major rebuild, improving your garden means that you’ll be able to enjoy the results for years to come.


Horticulturist and Workshop member Adam Woodhams has written fantastic guides for giving your garden a makeover and planning what you want to do with the space long term.


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Check out the rest of Nikkaz's backyard makeover and find more inspiration for your backyard project in our Top 10 most popular garden makeovers.


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It is not a project that i am looking for. I have removed some old plants and am looking for replacements.

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hello @Bill47


Would it be possible for you to post a photo of the area you are trying to plant in? This will give our members a better idea of what's going on and will let them make a sound comprehensive recommendation. Please keep us updated, we look forward to seeing the photos.





is the black plastic barrier between the fence the and dirt to prevent rot, and if so..

... what is it called?

... how is it attached?

... does it just reach to the ground or does it continue into the garden bed?

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Bretta89. It's brilliant that you've joined us, and many thanks for your question on this fantastic project.


Let me mention @Nikkaz, so they are alerted to your question, and hopefully, they can provide an answer.


I suspect @Nikkaz has used Grunt 2m x 5m Black 200um Builder's Film Ultra Tough. It would prevent the soil from coming in contact with the fence timber. Fence timber is only rated H3 and not suitable for inground use. I'd be keen to hear if it wrapped right under and, if so, how they dealt with drainage. A staple gun can be used to position it, but @Nikkaz might have come up with another solution.


Do you have your own garden makeover in the works? We'd be keen to hear all about it and would encourage you to start a discussion if you need any assistance or would like to share it with the community. Be sure to check out @Adam_W's article on How to build a simple raised garden bed and our Top 10 most popular raised garden beds for inspiration.


I'll be looking forward to seeing what you create.




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