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Irish Curley
Irish Curley
17 January 2019

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant
1, 2, 3

I'm not for the fertilizers at all. Water is more than enough.

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Irish Curley
Jan 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Irish Curley
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
Dynamic
Dynamic
9 January

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners
1 ... 12, 13, 14

this is how they make a good bean sproud https://shrinke.me/Orxw . you can try to make it by yourself.

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Dynamic
Jan 09, 2020 7:27 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September 2017

Nature strips without lawns

Nature strips without lawns
1 ... 5, 6, 7

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
Everhopeful
Everhopeful
21 October

Concrete advice

Concrete advice

Hey everhopeful Welcome back to the forum There appears to be a number of issues I do recommend you use a Bosch Concrete Scanner here to determine the reinforcement…

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Everhopeful
Oct 21, 2020 9:10 am

snake season!

snake season!

pretty scary when you find a snake randomly in a garden :) This guy Raymond is a professional at finding and safely relocating the critters :)

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Graysons Gutter Guard
Oct 19, 2020 5:46 pm
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John0322
Oct 19, 2020 3:43 pm

Hi, I'm looking to install a strip of planting (Lilly Pillys) next to a new pool to be installed. I need to install a short block wall (new timber fence goes on top) to…

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Tom_777
Oct 19, 2020 2:30 pm
seakay
seakay
18 October

large garden ideas/ suggestions/ information

large garden ideas/ suggestions/ information

For a medium/large backyard, I want to turn it into a jungle-esque garden. By that, I mean basically remove all grass and have large plants and rocks everywhere creating a…

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seakay
Oct 18, 2020 4:44 am
seakay
Lethal
Lethal
17 October

Turf weed

Turf weed

Wondering if anybody could identify what this weed is. Got a kikyu lawn and this is popping up everywhere

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Lethal
Oct 17, 2020 4:05 pm
John0322
John0322
12 October

How to install fence 200mm offset from retaining wall?

How to install fence 200mm offset from retaining wall?

Hi, We are building our retaining wall that is 200m offset from boundary as per approved DA. I’ve been thinking of ways on how the fence can be installed at the…

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John0322
Oct 12, 2020 11:25 pm

Hi all, I've just started landscaping my new home. I have planted some smallish specimen under my front window, Rhapis Excesla (Lady Finger Palm) & The Coryline…

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newontheblock
Oct 11, 2020 9:02 am
PLfirsthome
PLfirsthome
10 October

Retic

Retic

Hi has anyone any advice on doing retic for a new home. How to go by planning to lay out retic. Thanks Phil

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PLfirsthome
Oct 10, 2020 7:26 pm
worldofmud
worldofmud
8 October

Rough pool / landscaping cost info to avoid being ripped-off

Rough pool / landscaping cost info to avoid being ripped-off

It gets very expensive for pool excavation if rock is encountered. If you haven't already make sure that hard rock doesn't exist within the pool excavation depth.

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worldofmud
Oct 08, 2020 11:11 pm
jtrain81
jtrain81
6 October

Battery powered mower recommendations

Battery powered mower recommendations

Thanks guys. I'll give the Ryobi range another look. As I say the bulk of reviews have been positive. As for the batteries, I think i'll just keep them inside for…

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jtrain81
Oct 06, 2020 5:50 pm

Bald Plant & Prunning Yuccas

Bald Plant & Prunning Yuccas

Drive around and look for mature Yucca Elelphantipes and then you'll make a decision about where they should be planted.

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Phil of Sydney
Oct 06, 2020 5:36 pm

Hi all, we have a large retaining wall section in our pool area that we have started to gut. I want to remove the palm trees and flatten the area and put down lawn so we…

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Charis0421
Oct 06, 2020 10:01 am
Charis0421

Gable Dilemma

Gable Dilemma

Hi all Our front yard is currently a blank canvas of only lawn. We’re in the process of designing our garden, and have purchased 3 Prunus Oakville Crimson Spire Trees -…

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Minimalistdiva
Oct 06, 2020 1:57 am
Ben23
Ben23
4 October

he weed identification please

he weed identification please

Mine has similar, did you have any luck with killing off?

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Ben23
Oct 04, 2020 6:05 pm
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
28 September

Emerald kikuyu

Emerald kikuyu

Anyone?

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vgolfoz
Sep 28, 2020 10:53 am

Hi all was hoping for some advice. We want to plant an ornamental peach tree at the front of the house. We dug a hole at spot 2 and found the soakwell , realised the…

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goldensnitch
Sep 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Blacktea2sugars
Blacktea2sugars
25 September

What tree/plantings for shaded atrium?

What tree/plantings for shaded atrium?

Oh how gorgeous! We have something similar but ours faces north. Go for something with foliage colour to be a real talking point. South will get very little…

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Blacktea2sugars
Sep 25, 2020 10:03 pm
Blacktea2sugars
seekers11
seekers11
23 September

Vertical garden / living wall discussion and advice

Vertical garden / living wall discussion and advice

Hey, In the beginning, I had confused about vertical garden installation but after that, I started with a pallet garden because it is an easy and effective way to grow…

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seekers11
Sep 23, 2020 9:51 pm
TorquaySurfer
TorquaySurfer
23 September

Landscape lighting

Landscape lighting

What's the best way to provision for external lighting in a build if I am unable to do detailed landscape plans prior. Would provision for a switch near the house exit…

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TorquaySurfer
Sep 23, 2020 8:38 pm
Althom
Althom
22 September

Buffalo grass turning brow

Buffalo grass turning brow

Start with Seasol/Powerfeed and mix some molasses in with it. Fill those gaps in with some good quality top dressing. Should come right.

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Althom
Sep 22, 2020 10:20 am
Althom
kevinsanthi
kevinsanthi
20 September

Retaining Wall Expectations

Retaining Wall Expectations

How did it go Dan, did the landscaper dig up all the 2 sleeper high parts and replace with three? A serious loss on a quote! Thats why its important to do things right…

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kevinsanthi
Sep 20, 2020 11:13 am
Sergey
Sergey
12 September

Help needed to fix couch lawn in Perth

Help needed to fix couch lawn in Perth

Hello Trying to fix 50sqm of couch lawn at me folks place. Watched at number of videos that pretty much say 1. Treat for weeds 2. Treat for grubs etc 3. Apply pre…

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Sergey
Sep 12, 2020 8:47 pm
Antonio7hS
Antonio7hS
9 September

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

can you PM the company you used for retaining walls as my quotes are coming back at $25k for 20m

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Antonio7hS
Sep 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
8 September

Fence Screening Ideas

Fence Screening Ideas

I think that’s a great idea. It would look nice on both sides and would refresh and modernise your outlook 🙂

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Alex2424
Sep 09, 2020 12:24 am
Alex2424
Andrew DIY
Andrew DIY
8 September

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question

Hi, I have built a cement block retaining wall. 200 series block. 1.5 blocks high by about 14m on a 450 x450 concrete footing which has been reinforced and also have reo…

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Andrew DIY
Sep 08, 2020 1:42 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 September

How to cover an ugly rock wall

How to cover an ugly rock wall

Personally I think the upper section looks quite nice, and I would simple mow the grass around it, and perhaps create a garden bed against it with nice flowers or…

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arcadelt
Sep 07, 2020 8:40 pm

I live about an hour from Melbourne in cold ballarat and this is my happy wanderer at the moment. It’s as happy as can be. The only thing it could be is maybe the…

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Alex2424
Sep 07, 2020 9:08 am
Alex2424
Alex2424
Alex2424
6 September

Silver birch trees with allergies

Silver birch trees with allergies

Thanks Shazaw, you’re right in the fact that there will be a lot of plants and trees that may cause my girlfriend allergies besides the silver birch. We also have a…

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Alex2424
Sep 06, 2020 10:32 am
Alex2424
chippy
chippy
4 September

Steps to front door

Steps to front door

chennaiite I think what you meant to say was different size goings. In modern landscaping it's common to mix a couple of steps with big landings of different sizes. It…

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chippy
Sep 04, 2020 7:17 pm
chippy
pgtoz
pgtoz
3 September

Buffalo grass colour change

Buffalo grass colour change

Thanks 😊. It was early this year, around February. Cheers

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pgtoz
Sep 03, 2020 6:46 pm
Becat
Becat
3 September

Landscaper in Oran Park

Landscaper in Oran Park

Thank you MrsJM. I will check out his page.

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Becat
Sep 03, 2020 3:16 pm
Colliedog
Colliedog
2 September

Dromana Toppings - Question

Dromana Toppings - Question

Put a layer of dromana toppings (40mm) on top of a well compacted base (75mm) of crushed rock. Damped down the toppings very lightly before using a plate compactor.…

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Colliedog
Sep 02, 2020 10:49 am
chippy
chippy
31 August

Slim (60cm) shed or outdoor cabinet

Slim (60cm) shed or outdoor cabinet

What dimensions and what sort of budget?

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chippy
Aug 31, 2020 8:10 pm
chippy
rogerchan3
rogerchan3
31 August

Where to by Ming Aralia (Polyscias Fruticose) in Sydney?

Where to by Ming Aralia (Polyscias Fruticose) in Sydney?

Ha ha! What a small world! :-o Sure will do when have the chance to return to Sydney. Good luck :-D/Roger

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rogerchan3
Aug 31, 2020 1:51 pm
tempco
tempco
29 August

Hedge dying

Hedge dying

Hi all, need some help with my hedge that’s dying (or dead??). There’s still some new growth but in one area at the back and very sparse. No clue what could be wrong,…

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tempco
Aug 30, 2020 12:21 am

Just in relation to this topic, we are planning a build, and due to the easements (sewer and stormwater) running across the back (and side, but that's less of an issue),…

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Sparkyf
Aug 26, 2020 11:59 am
Sparkyf
FranticD
FranticD
25 August

Organic Compost

Organic Compost

Hi all, Do you think this would be suitable to use on my existing soil? Soil superfine (14mm minus) RATE (per m3) $29.70 My plan is it dig up the current sandy soil…

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FranticD
Aug 25, 2020 9:35 am
FranticD
FranticD
24 August

Underlay

Underlay

Hi, I am getting turf underlay put into my backyard area... roughly 50sqm. It hal the area, i can fit about 100mm of underlay... but in other areas its deeper and i will…

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FranticD
Aug 24, 2020 5:56 pm
Dabroa
Dabroa
22 August

Brickwork Efflorescence

Brickwork Efflorescence

Hi, I have some minor brickwork efflorescence on some garden beds around the house. The garden beds have been internally coated with 2-3 coats of Ormonoid Bitkote…

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Dabroa
Aug 22, 2020 8:35 pm

Hi, I experienced a small sink hole in my backyard which is at the side of my soakwell. The builder came out to look at it and the plumbers checked to ensure their…

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Dabroa
Aug 22, 2020 8:29 pm

I was wondering if anyone could help identify what’s wrong with my travellers palm?

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SarahHunter1990
Aug 18, 2020 7:30 pm
Stu123
Stu123
17 August

Which horticulturist in Sydney (near chatswood)should I ask?

Which horticulturist in Sydney (near chatswood)should I ask?

Hi, Got issues with a buffalo lawn around 500-600 sq m. Have looked online for solutions and it is very hard to get definitive advice (even professional businesses seem…

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Stu123
Aug 17, 2020 8:44 pm
SirDigsalot
SirDigsalot
16 August

New Build - what comes first, the steps or the lawn

New Build - what comes first, the steps or the lawn

Good afternoon, The builders are gone (well have been for a couple of years now) and I need to finish the front garden. Front garden slopes dwon from the path down to…

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SirDigsalot
Aug 16, 2020 2:01 pm
SirDigsalot

The one way to fix this would be using Stainless Steel Stand offs which bolt onto the wall and have varying lengths to space off the wire/mesh of the pillars. The cap on…

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Splashers
Aug 16, 2020 10:49 am
Splashers
rubal109
rubal109
15 August

DYING LILLYPILLY

DYING LILLYPILLY

Is this Lillypilly Cascade?

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rubal109
Aug 15, 2020 4:37 pm
Dean777
Dean777
15 August

Empire Zoysia or Velvetene (Paspalum)

Empire Zoysia or Velvetene (Paspalum)

I have velveteen and it is amazing grass. I am after some more to replace a section that died off. Does anyone know where I can get some in Adelaide? Please let me know as…

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Dean777
Aug 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Subtropic
Subtropic
14 August

Lawn help

Lawn help

Yep definitely Buffalo runner. Put it back in the soil, water, Seasol and molasses and it will survive.

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Subtropic
Aug 14, 2020 8:31 am
amckern
amckern
12 August

Best Hedge Plant?

Best Hedge Plant?

What color are you looking for? We have our shorter hedging as Alternanthera Brazillian Red Hot and taller as Lemon Scent -…

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amckern
Aug 12, 2020 4:24 pm
Subtropic
Subtropic
10 August

Herbicide for Kikuyu and Paspalum

Herbicide for Kikuyu and Paspalum

Hi Brains Trust I am looking for a good selective weed spray for kikuyu and paspalum. I realise this forum will have old posts but I guess there could be new herbicides…

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Subtropic
Aug 10, 2020 8:50 pm

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