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6banga
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help with buffalo lawn!help with buffalo lawn!

Could be the same thing a grub problem. Also possible the dog going to the toilet number 1s could kill the grass and turn it yellow. the acidity isn't good. Could be a…

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6banga
Feb 22, 2017 6:49 pm
grog186
20 February
Pop up Sprinklers for TurfPop up Sprinklers for Turf

We have hunter mp rotators and love them for the control and slow water rates but might not suit you as they require edge to edge coverage which may not be achievable just…

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grog186
Feb 20, 2017 10:02 pm
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limeburner
Feb 20, 2017 8:13 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
Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawnChicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Hi Everyone. Tempted to try the old chicken manure fertiliser bought straight from a local person who has chickens etc. The ongoing cost of maintaining my lawn using…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 7:08 pm
Debra50
20 February
Landscape Inspiration & Design ConceptsLandscape Inspiration & Design Concepts
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Thanks Orpheus, The Wisteria is stunning in Spring and the garden is a haven for bird life - gives us many hours of enjoyment.

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Debra50
Feb 20, 2017 6:56 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
BrownDog77
14 February
Newcastle landscape journeyNewcastle landscape journey
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To be honest Im not sure where we need one I'm so clueless. I figure prob out the front as it slopes down toward our house but I thought the back looked…

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BrownDog77
Feb 14, 2017 9:39 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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cat_dunc
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10 February
Retaining wall help!!Retaining wall help!!

Pearz - That's great you're following it through! I wonder if it's also in their DA that they need the retaining wall. They shouldn't get occupation certificate without…

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cat_dunc
Feb 10, 2017 3:28 pm
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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
Help Regarding White AntsHelp Regarding White Ants

Does anyone have a successful way of killing ants? I have tried vinegar, borax & honey, DE, ant sand, ant rid etc & it doesn't work. I have so many that you can't walk on…

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thepast123
Feb 07, 2017 4:51 pm
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

I've planted 2 advanced standard Crepe Myrtle Sioux trees in my front garden. They've been in since November, seem to be doing well enough, as there is plenty of new…

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kirk
Jan 30, 2017 5:29 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
Criksys
28 January
Subsoil Irrigation for LawnSubsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Thanks heaps SaveH2O....... ill contact them and check it out....... any other products boys and girls? I have probably all of February to research until ill have to start…

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Criksys
Jan 28, 2017 5:37 pm
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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cat_dunc
Jan 27, 2017 9:08 pm
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Jacinta.C
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27 January
Landscape plans for councilLandscape plans for council

I was very unsure about drawing our own. However, it seems alot of people do. I think I will just go ahead and draw ours. The savings will be substantial enough to atleast…

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Jacinta.C
Jan 27, 2017 7:32 pm
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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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Berek
24 January
Large retaining wall on new blockLarge retaining wall on new block

From the looks of the new pics, I'd say the rocks on the slope are going to be in the 100's of kg's each. To do a step you'd need the wall to be similar to the current…

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Berek
Jan 24, 2017 9:28 pm
Integrity
24 January
Mp rotator run timesMp rotator run times

The MP Rotators are precipitation matched so all sprinkler heads will maintain the same precipitation rate on their area of coverage regardless of throw and angle…

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Integrity
Jan 24, 2017 2:16 pm
TTTServices
23 January
Tree Removal in BrisbaneTree Removal in Brisbane

Tall Timbers Tree Services offer superior service and knowledge in all aspects of the tree business.with a free no obligation quote.

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TTTServices
Jan 23, 2017 6:24 pm
Philip_J
22 January
3m fall is the new 1m fall...3m fall is the new 1m fall...

Do you know how you plan to use the different areas of land on your block? By that I mean that it's good to know what your intentions are in order to work out some basic…

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Philip_J
Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am
greatwoodworker
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22 January
Greenhouse base design without concreteGreenhouse base design without concrete

Hello, My method for making a base to a backyard greenhouse. Steps ---> Comments?

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greatwoodworker
Jan 22, 2017 5:54 am
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SaveH2O
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19 January
Pump required for large gardenPump required for large garden

It's all about friction loss. You might be looking at 32mm LDPE. The rules are... The faster the velocity, the higher the friction loss. To double the flow rate through…

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SaveH2O
Jan 19, 2017 9:46 pm
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Update pics for the curious

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psyko
Jan 19, 2017 6:51 am
psyko
19 January
Palmetto vs Sapphire Buffalo - which is softerPalmetto vs Sapphire Buffalo - which is softer

I have both and it's hard to tell them apart. The Palmetto at the front is having thatch problems but still looks amazing. Sapphire feels softer and less thatch. Both are…

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psyko
Jan 19, 2017 6:43 am
bashworth
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15 January
Rain garden/ drainRain garden/ drain

Not a good idea you are blocking a run off. It might look benign at the moment but full of fast moving water it might wash your gazebo downstream.

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bashworth
Jan 15, 2017 6:06 pm
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BL35ED
14 January
LARGE Stepping stonesLARGE Stepping stones

Hey all in process of doing landscaping...can anyone tell me where I can find larger stepping stones in Sydney? 80x40 90x45 100x50 These are the sort of sizes im after... Thank you

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BL35ED
Jan 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Krisssy
13 January
Spacing between plants to create informal hedgeSpacing between plants to create informal hedge

Mine are nearly twice 60cm spacing. Is it possible to replant closer or will that damage the plants??

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Krisssy
Jan 13, 2017 11:48 am
Wendylovespets
11 January
Idea's for a 'wow' shrubIdea's for a 'wow' shrub

Fairy Magnolia? Magnolia Little Gem? (and various related). I also have a soft spot for the large flowered deciduous magnolias - the "Little Girl" series only grow 3 - 4…

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Wendylovespets
Jan 11, 2017 4:19 pm
jackkiek
11 January
Concrete pipes for gardensConcrete pipes for gardens

That's really a nice idea and I am fully agree with your decision.I have done the same thing in my garden and I would like you to do the same. Thanks.

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jackkiek
Jan 11, 2017 2:34 am
LordBug
2 January
Overhead sprinklersOverhead sprinklers

Hi everyone, I'm planning on setting up some irrigation in my fernery, and have a little question about overhead sprinklers. Are there any particular sprinklers that are…

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LordBug
Jan 02, 2017 12:32 am
rb759
27 December 2016
Application rate Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses confusionApplication rate Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses confusion

I've been doing a lot of research and thanks to Fu's wisdom I've finally got a fertilising schedule together. My only confusion is on the application rate of mainly Seasol…

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rb759
Dec 27, 2016 11:48 pm
BeatrixKiddo
27 December 2016
What is eating my lilly pilly?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.

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 27, 2016 7:02 pm
BeatrixKiddo
24 December 2016
New turf some yellow squaresNew 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 to…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 24, 2016 3:08 pm
SteveMc
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23 December 2016
HELP! Fixed lawn watering system with 3 x Impact Sprinklers?HELP! Fixed lawn watering system with 3 x Impact Sprinklers?

Exactly. Run a few poly pipes to a few sections like east, West, and finish with a standard shut off valve and male hose clip to wherever it's convenient to connect your…

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SteveMc
Dec 23, 2016 11:00 pm
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mwccl
22 December 2016
What soil do I fill my planter box with?What soil do I fill my planter box with?

Ok. Noted. Thanks for all the help and info.

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mwccl
Dec 22, 2016 2:55 pm
Turtle1
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19 December 2016
Soil or compost top up?Soil or compost top up?

Half soil and half compost is great. Make sure the compost has been left to age.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 1:49 pm
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Turtle1
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19 December 2016
Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed EdgingsReticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

You can try treated pine for edging either treated sawn pine or winged splits. Depending on the garden you can also get concrete mower strips.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 1:47 pm
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