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Re-laying loose pavers?Re-laying loose pavers?

Ahhh. That's better. Assuming you want to do this yourself and you are approaching this with limited skills and resources we can do some OK~ish repairs. Well, you'll need…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 25, 2017 3:28 pm
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Surface water runoff issue ...Surface water runoff issue ...

I have a large concrete slab leading to a steep garden bed. During heavy rains the surface water runs into this garden bed causing erosion. To stop this, I want to…

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ChrisBirmele
Mar 25, 2017 3:21 pm
Backyard sizeBackyard size
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Note that when you mark out the dimensions in the park, the area will probably *look* smaller than the finished yard (with fences, house, other objects etc.) will…

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algernon
Mar 25, 2017 12:31 pm
Subsoil Irrigation for LawnSubsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Summary: Try not to use drip line under turf. If done, use appropriate means to stop what we put onto lawns from getting into our water we drink. Regular back flow valves…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 25, 2017 11:49 am
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Some good indoor plant suggestions?Some good indoor plant suggestions?

Monsteria ZZ Calathea Dieffenbachia Kentia Palm Many succulents are also an overlooked option. Echeveria in particular. Umbrella tree. Syngonium Strelitzia nicolai pepperomia

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 25, 2017 10:59 am
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How to kill couch grass under trees?How to kill couch grass under trees?

I'd imagine a thick layer of cardboard or weed mat for a few months would take care of it.

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Gravy
Mar 25, 2017 1:56 am
Newcastle landscape journeyNewcastle landscape journey
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Wow there's so many of you still following my little landscape thread. Thanks so much! The plants have grown so much. Our magnolia had its first flower too I'll…

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cat_dunc
Mar 25, 2017 1:47 am
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My reaction when I checkout your tree Will it be OK? It's a bit stressed, though the leaves will be dropping soonish. Add some more compost. Use Seasol weekly if you…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 24, 2017 5:25 pm
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How to use chicken manure tea?How to use chicken manure tea?

lol Get a aerator from an aquarium shop. Chuck a hand full of compost into a dirty old sock or your neighbours clean sock off their line. Brew the concoction with the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:54 am
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Shade tolerant hedgeShade tolerant hedge

Correa "Bicheno Bell", Westringea (fruiticosa will grow in shade), Callistemon "Great Balls of Fire".

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:50 am
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Emerald kikuyuEmerald kikuyu

Add some compost through it, and zeolite. The top 20-30cm You may have sandy loam which is nice.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:47 am
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marktailor
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18 March
WheelbarrowsWheelbarrows
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Metal tray wheelbarrows are better than poly tray. Metal wheelbarrows also load heavier than poly tray wheelbarrows. Poly tray are cheaper than metal. On metal…

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marktailor
Mar 18, 2017 10:32 pm
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For those interested in the giant allium flowers the seeds can be purchased on ebay. Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/131900371253 @Orph Build…

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Orpheus
Mar 16, 2017 8:43 am
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cat_dunc
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15 March
Landscaping a new house (Sydney)Landscaping a new house (Sydney)
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" title="Love struck" /> Im sure you'll spend so much time out there ;-D

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cat_dunc
Mar 15, 2017 9:37 pm
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dantab
13 March
Soil preparation for Empire ZoysiaSoil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Hi All We had 120sqm of Empire Zoysia laid on the weekend. Our landscaper said our soil was good so we didn't do any soil preparation other than leveling the area.…

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dantab
Mar 13, 2017 3:41 pm
aloenyx
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12 March
Landscape plans for CDCLandscape plans for CDC

My estate has an example landscape plan, I just signed it and that's what my builder submitted.

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aloenyx
Mar 12, 2017 11:06 am
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Landscape plans for councilLandscape plans for council

I don't know if this is still current but I'm doing my own now. I looked at lots of DA's that have been submitted to council and used the landscape designed as a template…

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 11, 2017 7:42 pm
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PEARZ
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10 March
Retaining wall help!!Retaining wall help!!

Hi Cat_dunc, Yah just got notification that they have engineering report and applying for permits and works to get the retainer should be up by end of the month. After…

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PEARZ
Mar 10, 2017 10:36 am
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SaveH2O
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9 March
Weep Holes and LandscapingWeep Holes and Landscaping

In WA, anything seems to go regardless of what the National Construction Code (NCC) states about weep holes or the Damp Proof Course (DPC). There are a few threads on…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2017 5:48 pm
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6banga
9 March
Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawnChicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Hi Fu. I have been awaiting for your reply to this it seems you have gone dormant for quite some time on this forum but well respected for turf prep and care. Everything…

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6banga
Mar 09, 2017 5:29 pm
inter
9 March
Choosing seedsChoosing seeds

I am wanting to save tomato seeds so I naturally will choose the best plant, but I want to know if there will be any difference between the seeds of different fruit off…

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inter
Mar 09, 2017 2:57 pm
Mp rotator run timesMp rotator run times

Look at using a Hunter Hydrawise controller. It's features help with running MP's. I'm big on these for good reason. Good advice above.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:57 am
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Help Regarding White AntsHelp Regarding White Ants

Contact your states Ag Dept where their entomologists will often be able to identify the ant as a free service. Send samples on clear sticky tape. Until the species is…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:49 am
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help with buffalo lawn!help with buffalo lawn!

Not a believer in grubs being an issue and this is shared by many in senior turf management. Search my posts on lawn beetle. Wonderful lawn helpers. Fungicides should be…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:43 am
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Crepe Myrtle AdviceCrepe Myrtle Advice

It will be fine. You want the lower stuff to get going. I'd bet that top branch snaps at some point in the future if the lower branches don't do some growing. It will take…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:31 am
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Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf CurlDwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Try source Rock Dust or Rock Minerals for your tree. Use molasses.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:22 am
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Pop up Sprinklers for TurfPop up Sprinklers for Turf

Hunter MP rotators are the benchmark for efficient irrigation. (No not subsurface) No brainer. Get from an proper irrigation shop. Also look at using the Hunter…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:06 am
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roscoepikotrain
Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm
greggles
7 March
Vertical Sleeper ScreenVertical Sleeper Screen

Thanks Neville, Assume they would need to be at least 1/3 height to be buried. Would curious to know if compacted earth gave more flexibility to get them lined up well.…

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greggles
Mar 07, 2017 9:59 pm
Berek
7 March
Sentrel cable balustradeSentrel cable balustrade

My bad. I saw cable and googled pool fence. However you did say horizontal in your post which is what i was commenting on.

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Berek
Mar 07, 2017 9:38 pm
3m fall is the new 1m fall...3m fall is the new 1m fall...

Bahahaha a great outlook you have. Pun intended

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needsausername
Mar 02, 2017 12:44 pm
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Hi all, Have lurked around this forum for a few years but haven't ever felt compelled to contribute however I've obtained quite a bit of knowledge from the various posts…

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Gary78
Mar 01, 2017 11:32 pm
r13
1 March
Pump required for large gardenPump required for large garden

It would depend on the lph that your 4 sprinklers need. I have a few acres and I have run a 40mm green line poly as a ring around the yard and have 3 points where the…

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r13
Mar 01, 2017 1:22 pm
6banga
20 February
Concrete left by buildersConcrete left by builders

which builder the same happen to use they mashed I into the soil as well as the driveway gravel they provide when building. I jacked up and made them remove it. We…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 7:17 pm
6banga
20 February
What is this grass growing with buffalo?What is this grass growing with buffalo?

The mini pic it didn't look anything like kikuyu but the larger pics looks a bit like kikuyu. Can you take an even closer image if its kikuyu you should be able to see…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 6:51 pm

Following. I was wondering if you guys can help with my hedging. I planted some lilly pillies last october after i had handover. 4 of them look like this (somewhat…

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vonsta76
Feb 14, 2017 3:43 pm
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Hello, It's my method for starting seeds indoors. My detailed instructions with images. Steps --->

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greatwoodworker
Feb 14, 2017 4:52 am
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Megan0870
10 February
Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weatherLooking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Hi All, We laid a Empire Zoysia lawn (in the heat) 2 weeks ago, however we've had days/week of very wet weather for a Perth Summer and I was wondering if the lawn needs…

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Megan0870
Feb 10, 2017 2:31 pm
cat_dunc
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9 February
How to prevent weeds growing from rocks and pavers path.How to prevent weeds growing from rocks and pavers path.

We put weed matting under our paved paths but I wouldn't use it in the garden again. So hard to water and fertilise plants as well as put new plants in. Under the path…

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cat_dunc
Feb 09, 2017 11:08 pm
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cat_dunc
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8 February
Driveway recommendationsDriveway recommendations

I'd suggest investing in exposed aggregate instead of coloured concrete as there's less chance of them stuffing up the surface finish. Well seems that way from what I've…

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cat_dunc
Feb 08, 2017 9:35 pm
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thepast123
7 February
Wood Retaining Walls vs White AntsWood Retaining Walls vs White Ants

Thanks for the information. Just looking for any recommendations regarding to my apartment to determine whether there are white ants or bug issue? Does anyone know good…

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thepast123
Feb 07, 2017 4:33 pm
Imightbedave
7 February
Palmetto lawn help.Palmetto lawn help.

Hi Blue, unfortunately I can't open dropbox links at work so I can't see your images. Probably an obvious question, but is there anything impacting how much water these…

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Imightbedave
Feb 07, 2017 12:41 pm
subwayJ
30 January
Empire Zoysia DethatchingEmpire Zoysia Dethatching

Think ill just mow and get the height down and hopefully get a roller mower onto it to see if it can be firmed up.

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subwayJ
Jan 30, 2017 7:23 pm
JLH222
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30 January
Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - RecommendationsGarden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

I can recommend David Bennett from Gardens by Design. He's put a design together for us, very informative, listens and really knows his stuff.

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JLH222
Jan 30, 2017 4:18 pm
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NthHome
Jan 30, 2017 8:50 am
cat_dunc
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28 January
Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST GeorgeLandscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George
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I vote 1! Would you consider continuing the deck along in front of alfresco just to in line with the path, then you step down from the deck onto the path? You might find…

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cat_dunc
Jan 28, 2017 10:38 am
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Turtle1
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27 January
Cypress pine or eco timber for raised garden bedsCypress pine or eco timber for raised garden beds

used railway sleepers look great and are ecofriendly. just get aaa grade for longer lasting sleepers

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Turtle1
Jan 27, 2017 10:35 am
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SaveH2O
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26 January
Anyone used RTF turf?Anyone used RTF turf?

I have tall fescue but I intend using RTF seed for patch repairs in Autumn. http://www.mckaysgrassseeds.com.au/rtf-tall-fescue/

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2017 9:55 am
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