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TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 August 2012

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Starting to think we kill this thread as its becoming a mess after such a great start. Everything required is covered in the first 2 pages. I think a lawn forum would be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2012 11:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 December 2010

TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Folks I am going to draw to a close this amazing thread. It will remain a sticky but with 20 what ever pages, it is past the effectiveness it was. The same questions…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 18, 2010 12:34 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
26 March 2018

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi all, Wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction. Using this guide, I installed my own soakwells a few months back. Pit in the back, pit in the front, with…

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Imightbedave
Mar 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners
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wow lots of posts. Use the right vegie mix. Soil mix is very important.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:43 am
Turtle1
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September 2017

Nature strips without lawns

Nature strips without lawns
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I love this thread. For everyone that says that nature strips should be grass or flat so you can see over it - welcome to my nature strip. Council has no problems with us…

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PVBuild
Sep 02, 2017 9:31 am
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
17 November

300mm paver joints washing out

300mm paver joints washing out

I didn't think pavers were meant to have grout at all? Why not just use grout?

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TheBigHouse
Nov 17, 2019 12:19 pm
matt_smith_au
matt_smith_au
13 November

Another Lawn Care Help Request

Another Lawn Care Help Request

I am in a very similar situation (though we have a Bernese). My "lawn" looks almost identical to yours. I recently purchased a thatching rake and like yourself, I find it…

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matt_smith_au
Nov 13, 2019 12:44 pm

Does anyone know what kind of tree that is in the pic? Looks like a great screen/hedge for our backyard along the fence for privacy from the neighbours next to us as well…

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Perthsider
Nov 13, 2019 1:28 am

Advice please! Our pool is scheduled to be put in at the end of November. As the time is getting closer I need to make some Final decisions. The plan is to have the pool…

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shellb78
Oct 31, 2019 1:59 pm
Althom
Althom
29 October

Laying new turf on area with bark

Laying new turf on area with bark

Remove chipbark, turn over soil underneath, add soil improver and also Clay Breaker or Sand Remedy (depending on the nature of your soil. No nutrition in bits of bark.

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Althom
Oct 29, 2019 3:35 pm
Althom

I need help identifying what is wrong with my macadamia tree. Does anyone know what is causing this and how to treat it? It's spreading to the new leaves as well now.…

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Andris
Oct 29, 2019 10:00 am
ben888
ben888
29 October

Help! Calling all those with a VERY small garden!

Help! Calling all those with a VERY small garden!

Actually you've got about 180 square metres of garden space. That is NOT considered a very small garden! If you live in a typical major city, you'll probably find that…

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ben888
Oct 29, 2019 12:16 am
ben888
SteveMc
SteveMc
28 October

Buffalo Weed

Buffalo Weed

Winter grass. Hand weed to remove seed stock and next winter use pre emergents to break the cycle. Nothing you can do right now but minimise next years crop

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SteveMc
Oct 28, 2019 8:37 am
SteveMc
lessthanthree
lessthanthree
23 October

Massive Sago Palm maintenance

Massive Sago Palm maintenance

Resolved. I removed the cone this morning. Will tidy up the base and leaves soon :)

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lessthanthree
Oct 23, 2019 11:28 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
21 October

Fertiliser question

Fertiliser question

In my opinion, they are two different nutrients. Get into it and spread the seamungus.

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SteveMc
Oct 21, 2019 6:41 pm
SteveMc
Subtropic
Subtropic
21 October

Lawn care

Lawn care

How often do you mow? I cut high and regularly. Assume being in Perth you have sand?

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Subtropic
Oct 21, 2019 5:22 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
21 October

Lilly Pilly Hard Cut back

Lilly Pilly Hard Cut back

If you chop it back now, it will take a couple of weeks to fluff up again. Perfect time is now until the end of October. Take it back harder on the top as I’ve also…

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SteveMc
Oct 21, 2019 3:39 pm
SteveMc
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 October

Buffalo Help

Buffalo Help

They look like worm mounds. The worms are aerating the soil and are your friends. Rain will soon disperse the mounds.

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SaveH2O
Oct 18, 2019 10:03 am
SaveH2O
Sukie
Sukie
16 October

Clothesline Landscapes

Clothesline Landscapes

If you want a quick solution, that will still look good. You can try getting bluestone steppers or anything similar laid around so you can hop from one stepper to the…

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Sukie
Oct 16, 2019 2:11 pm
Sukie
Boro
Boro
15 October

What tree to plant

What tree to plant

Hello everyone. The council has provided me the approval to remove a tree on my property (which is causing me issues) with the condition of planting another tree (anywhere…

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Boro
Oct 15, 2019 11:27 am
wagga123
wagga123
13 October

Help our little grass tree please

Help our little grass tree please

If you suspect a rot problem you need to investigate what's causing it. Perhaps a blocked drain hole? You need to take it out of the pot & carry out a full inspection of…

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wagga123
Oct 13, 2019 1:03 pm

Hi everybody. We have purchased a one yr old home on just over 2 acres. While there is already a pool installed, there is nothing else on the piece of land. I am looking…

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Katri
Oct 12, 2019 3:37 pm
chippy
chippy
10 October

Noobie Mistake - Fake Turf Sand Help!!!!

Noobie Mistake - Fake Turf Sand Help!!!!

Vacuum it out with an industrial vac.

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chippy
Oct 10, 2019 4:39 pm
chippy
BradS
BradS
8 October

Lawn Feed - Sapphire/Kikuyu

Lawn Feed - Sapphire/Kikuyu

Hi All My sincerest apologies if this has been asked 10 times over..... I am looking to feed my lawns this weekend and take advantage of the predicted wet weather south…

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BradS
Oct 08, 2019 3:36 pm
butters7388
butters7388
2 October

Ideas for narrow strip next to driveway

Ideas for narrow strip next to driveway

I'm looking for some ideas for a garden along the length of my driveway between the boundary and concrete. Currently it has grass but it is a pain to mow given the…

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butters7388
Oct 02, 2019 7:27 pm

Hi all I'm currently in a rental till July next year in the Kellyville area of Sydney. Looking to do a small reno on the current lawn as it's come out of winter in pretty…

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IncredibleBulk
Sep 30, 2019 12:09 pm
wagga123
wagga123
27 September

Gardenia pruning - advice needed

Gardenia pruning - advice needed

Don't be too concerned where you cut. Cut it on a slant though. Sharp pruners are recommended.If you want the plant to be thicker, cut top growth and pinch prune side…

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wagga123
Sep 27, 2019 7:57 pm
vienoblanco
vienoblanco
26 September

Sydney Landscaper recommendation please

Sydney Landscaper recommendation please

Hi all, Could anyone please recommend a Landscaper in Sydney area? Knock down & rebuild my old house, need landscaper to do the retaining wall. Thank you.

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vienoblanco
Sep 26, 2019 1:58 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
25 September

Where to put paving drainage

Where to put paving drainage

It has to drain to a silt pit before connection to sw.

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SaveH2O
Sep 25, 2019 11:02 am
SaveH2O
Alexis79
Alexis79
17 September

Landscaping

Landscaping

Awesome, thanks!

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Alexis79
Sep 17, 2019 10:21 pm
ethan870
ethan870
11 September

Small garden bed - Tropical Fence Screening

Small garden bed - Tropical Fence Screening

Hi guys. I would love some advice. I have a very tiny garden bed in my backyard ( approx 60cm from the neighbour fence ) and I would love to create a sort of tropical look…

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ethan870
Sep 11, 2019 9:27 pm
D.LAM
D.LAM
11 September

Landscaping help No Idea!

Landscaping help No Idea!

I need to confirm with my builder if there is large amount sand left after the handover. Did you did the landscaping yourself or did you went through someone?

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D.LAM
Sep 11, 2019 12:58 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
1 September

What plant would grow well with agapanthus

What plant would grow well with agapanthus

Thanks amilelka, I was worried the agapanthus would be too much for what I wanted to do with the pot. I’ll either just have the agapanthus or move them to a different…

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Alex2424
Sep 01, 2019 2:12 am
Alex2424
gillybean
gillybean
30 August

Levelling my backyard

Levelling my backyard

Couldn’t have said it any better. Imagine a fort type cubby up there somewhere. Oh to be 5 years old again :)

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gillybean
Aug 30, 2019 12:29 pm
gillybean
KamadoJusto
KamadoJusto
29 August

How to maintain this area dried after raining?

How to maintain this area dried after raining?

Not sure about the water, but those power chords are playing havoc my OCD.

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KamadoJusto
Aug 29, 2019 5:25 pm

Hi :) This is my first post on here. I've just bought a house and it has a tree root problem. Pavers are right up to the roots of two ornamental pears in the front yard,…

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Pitstop
Aug 20, 2019 10:33 am
smokyjoe
smokyjoe
19 August

Help with my Lilly Pillies

Help with my Lilly Pillies

Thanks for the advice, My wife wants to rip them out and plant bamboo, but we're going to give them this coming spring to show some improvement, or else they're out!

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smokyjoe
Aug 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Sandy 70
Sandy 70
15 August

Couch invading empire zoysia

Couch invading empire zoysia

Hi did you have any success with your problem as I have the same thing happening

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Sandy 70
Aug 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Subtropic
Subtropic
10 August

Breaking clay down with Powerfeed

Breaking clay down with Powerfeed

Hi I am about to apply powerfeed and seasol tommy lawn. I hope am hoping it breaks down some of the compacted areas (as a result of building). How long/how many…

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Subtropic
Aug 10, 2019 2:01 pm
Subtropic
Subtropic
8 August

Best way forward with a hotch potch lawn

Best way forward with a hotch potch lawn

Hi 22 months ago we moved into our new home. My family and I live at Grafton on the NSW north coast and have a subtropical climate with a distinct wet and dry period.…

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Subtropic
Aug 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Juni
Juni
5 August

Looking for Landscaping company in South West Sydney - Denha

Looking for Landscaping company in South West Sydney - Denha

Hi Guys, Any recommendations for landscaping company that reliable and reasonable price, we are building in Willodale estate at Denham Court and hand over is about 2 weeks…

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Juni
Aug 05, 2019 9:34 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
4 August

my bromiliads

my bromiliads

This looks awesome, I love the ferns mixed in 🙂

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Alex2424
Aug 04, 2019 1:01 pm
Alex2424

I recently got some rustic/ tropical looking pots and I've filled the largest with a standard olive tree with some moss like ground cover plants underneath, then…

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Alex2424
Aug 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Alex2424
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 August

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Any way if avoiding moving it? Can you plant inside it between fence and wall?

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Gaudi
Aug 01, 2019 3:39 am

There are lots of threads in general discussion and building standards that may be of interest. Getting the drainage around your house right is very important. 800mm…

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Gaudi
Aug 01, 2019 3:28 am
ElyseHayzo
ElyseHayzo
29 July

Maple tree looks distressed?

Maple tree looks distressed?

Heya, I know this also another late reply sorry. I agree with Daniel86. Was it a really dry year the last two years? Even a well developed small tree like a maple will…

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ElyseHayzo
Jul 29, 2019 8:14 pm
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CalvinHobbes
Jul 22, 2019 1:04 pm
CalvinHobbes
amckern
amckern
21 July

Running garden tap drain into water tank overflow pipe

Running garden tap drain into water tank overflow pipe

with the mesh at the top left. There is a reasonable distance from the…

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amckern
Jul 21, 2019 6:53 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 July

Artificial turf and pets?

Artificial turf and pets?

Mine has held up fine with regular hosing. There are urine free products you can use out there as well. I personally havnt had much issues, besides the constant attempt at…

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Bebbsy
Jul 21, 2019 10:54 am

It will also be helpful if you have your site plan with relative levels and handdraw or markup a photo showing the pipe location. Thanks…

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SteveMc
Jul 18, 2019 10:24 pm
SteveMc

Stinging nettle in buffalo lawn - advice?

Stinging nettle in buffalo lawn - advice?

Hi all, we have clumps of what I believe is Urtica Urens ("dwarf nettle") coming up throughout our lawn of Saffire buffalo. It really stings when you touch it. We've tried…

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StartingOut
Jul 16, 2019 2:36 pm
chanam
chanam
14 July

Leaking Roof - ongoing issue with Sienna Homes

Leaking Roof - ongoing issue with Sienna Homes

Sorry to hear of your dilemma with builder. What is the actual cause of leak? Tiles/colourbond roof/ flashing?

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chanam
Jul 14, 2019 7:44 pm

How to raise lawn 200-300mm ??

How to raise lawn 200-300mm ??

Update..... found an earthmover on gumtree who was happy to dump 7m3 of soil at the front for free - it was to my surprise really good stuff. Took me 3 hours yesterday to…

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brokenstick
Jul 08, 2019 4:55 pm
brokenstick

Front yard Landscaping

Front yard Landscaping

Thank you for the feedback , I will defiantly look into it. 😀

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Emily Jane
Jul 06, 2019 11:08 pm

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