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Palmetto problemsPalmetto problems

Please don't use lawn beetle killers.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 12:24 am
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AdviceAdvice

Just dump the soil on top of the weeds. They won't come up through the soil like some cheesey horror movie. 99% of it will die and rot into the soil.

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 12:23 am
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Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawnChicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Oh and the worms, Hammerhead worms. They can be a bit sticky. Wonderful that you have them. http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/ ... e-creature

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 12:20 am
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Soil preparation for Empire ZoysiaSoil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Not sure what's going on with my quote, so here's the reply You shouldn't be watering that often. Even if you were in Perth, we can water 2 times a week and with good…

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The Garden Whisperer
May 01, 2017 12:11 am
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Backyard Landscaping - DIYBackyard Landscaping - DIY

What a great example of what some thought and planning can achieve. Could I suggest you extend that bed right to that back corner. It would be a shame to have wasted space…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:40 pm
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capital pear trees along northern fencecapital pear trees along northern fence

They will grow fine, however, be careful planting medium sized trees along fence lines. Your neighbours may not want them as much as you. I wouldn't do it on an urban…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:35 pm
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Murraya hedging questionsMurraya hedging questions

1. I have some in beds just 30cm deep from the fence and I don't look at the fence. 2. Drop the plants in a pace a part, that will be about a metre. Don't fluff about…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:32 pm
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help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from. Pinkabelle is one that comes to mind. It would a be perfect size. The Little Gems…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:12 pm
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Tree dimensionsTree dimensions

Advanced tree nurseries will have skills and knowledge on trees beyond what garden centres offer. They will also tend to have healthier trees, as growing trees in…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:06 pm
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Landscaping CostsLandscaping Costs

Originally it was much larger as I hadn't factored in the change of facade (added 2 metres to the front) and extension of dining & alfresco (4 metres). I'd picked a wide…

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jasonwg
Apr 30, 2017 6:41 pm
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Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

Just measure it, use mortar lines as the line of sight and ask someone to hold a stick with some graduated marks on it at the kerb. The builder has said that the tank is…

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SaveH2O
Apr 30, 2017 12:42 pm
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SteveMc
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29 April
Retaining wall plansRetaining wall plans

The product I was planning to use isn't Australian standard and not engineered for longer than 10 years. The other product is however covered by engineering and rated for…

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SteveMc
Apr 29, 2017 8:22 am
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vgolfoz
28 April
Patio Design HelpPatio Design Help

Just my 2 cents...but first thing I'd do is get a high pressure hose to those bricks and see what they're like underneath. You'll be surprised at the difference just doing…

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vgolfoz
Apr 28, 2017 9:54 am

No probs. Here's the yard. So in the pic, I am facing directly west, so the area does get pretty hot sun. The canopy on my roller door had pots that I have temporarily…

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vgolfoz
Apr 28, 2017 9:49 am

Mini update. The camelias that had a hair cut, look much better for it. I simply love these old japonica species. I'll definely plant a few more. This is the far left…

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SteveMc
Apr 26, 2017 10:27 pm
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My sisters is the same. For her it was required by SE water due to being in a flood zone. How many steps will you have at the front/back of the house?

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:08 pm

Hey everyone, We are new to building so apologies if this has been answered before! We are building a single level house. We haven't had an offical site inspection yet…

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:04 pm
Gaudi
22 April
Landscape Inspiration & Design ConceptsLandscape Inspiration & Design Concepts
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Hi icebreaka I am also looking for solution to retaining wall options for front yard for same reason. Did you end up using this retaining wall or are you happy to post…

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Gaudi
Apr 22, 2017 9:33 pm

We have concrete sleepers. My husband did all the work himself with some mates. It helps that he has an excavator with a post hole digger and he borrowed the sleeper…

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AJB
Apr 21, 2017 6:27 pm
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cross74
21 April
Landscape Plan for existing houseLandscape Plan for existing house

No, not yet. I looked at getting Flower Power to do it but they are pretty pricey and have had some negative reviews.

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cross74
Apr 21, 2017 12:57 pm
shellu
18 April
Newcastle landscape journeyNewcastle landscape journey
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No worries. I actually like both!

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shellu
Apr 18, 2017 10:10 pm
Advice appreciated.Advice appreciated.

Are they risers to indicate surface storm water points? If so you just need to cut them down and attach a grate. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk

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shamuscassar.sc
Apr 14, 2017 6:57 am
whitemackay
12 April
Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!

Hope everyone is doing great. Well i have painted my backyard fence too dark of a colour. Never done paint before so i basically did double coat on the fence and now it is…

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whitemackay
Apr 12, 2017 9:38 am
Inground trampolinesInground trampolines

Try to read this DIY inground Instructions at http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2011/05 ... tions.html. Hope this helps. :)

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nathancrowley
Apr 11, 2017 3:01 pm
jjcp
9 April
Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

Hi, I have finished building my raised planter box/retaining wall and now looking for advice for the best soil to use to plant mainly fruit trees (apple, nectarine,…

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jjcp
Apr 09, 2017 11:36 pm
Criksys
8 April
Subsoil Irrigation for LawnSubsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Ok guys sorry for the absense and thanks everyone for the input, i really appreciate your time and input. I have been persuaded to not go with subsoil and instead ill use…

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Criksys
Apr 08, 2017 3:37 pm
Landscaping a new house (Sydney)Landscaping a new house (Sydney)
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Wow, I love the colour of the oiled deck! Beautiful!

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The_Joneses
Apr 06, 2017 5:21 pm
vgolfoz
5 April
Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea'sPaint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

I'd go a dusty charcoal myself. If you plan to plant the area, that colour looks great with lush foliage.

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vgolfoz
Apr 05, 2017 1:27 pm
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DeKa
Apr 01, 2017 5:36 pm
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Francid1010
31 March
Laying Turf to repair lawnLaying Turf to repair lawn

Hi all, I had several areas where there were bare patches and ditches in my lawn. I covered them with top soil in hope that the grass would spread across it and cover…

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Francid1010
Mar 31, 2017 9:25 am
Gravy
30 March
WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update PhotosWREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos
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Mate it looks sensational, hope my backyard turns out 1/2 as good as this!

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Gravy
Mar 30, 2017 10:49 pm
Hedging - how should I trim these?Hedging - how should I trim these?

Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. however, BeatrixKiddo is on the money for the less adventurous or skilled.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 27, 2017 11:21 pm
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Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf CurlDwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

you will see curling leaves on citrus in commercial wholesale nurseries. Water is regular. It's normally the fertilisers used to grow them doing it. Also, over watering…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 27, 2017 11:18 pm
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Lexi64
Mar 27, 2017 1:28 pm
Choosing seedsChoosing seeds

Not enough to worry about.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 26, 2017 11:56 pm
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Re-laying loose pavers?Re-laying loose pavers?

If you have some mortar, that would be better.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 26, 2017 11:29 pm
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Skinah
26 March
How to kill couch grass under trees?How to kill couch grass under trees?

Thanks I think the poison is needed. The cardboard may work for most grasses but after three months the couch is still stealing nutrients from under the cardboard with…

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Skinah
Mar 26, 2017 7:23 pm
Jamie2548
26 March
Cladding a retaining wall helpCladding a retaining wall help

Hey everyone. We are currently deciding on how to go about cladding a new treated pine retaining wall. We have decided to go the stacking stone tiles but we are a bit…

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Jamie2548
Mar 26, 2017 6:33 pm
ChrisBirmele
26 March
Surface water runoff issue ...Surface water runoff issue ...

Great idea, never thought about such a solution ....

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ChrisBirmele
Mar 26, 2017 12:25 pm
algernon
25 March
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 11:31 am
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 9:59 am
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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 12:54 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 12:50 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 12:47 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 9:32 pm
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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 10:06 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 6:42 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 9:36 am
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