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Advice needed about back garden!

Advice needed about back garden!

I am a new home owner too. Me and my wife Ana are interested in providing more green to our yard. For a start what we have in mind is something…

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Michael R Sullivan
Jul 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Michael R Sullivan
darrinm81
darrinm81
19 July

Pool Side Privacy Screening Hedge for Perth Soils (3m)

Pool Side Privacy Screening Hedge for Perth Soils (3m)

We are looking to grow a 3m privacy screen along our fence line. Mixture of partial and full sun. Ideally something that drops as little leaf/flower waste as possible; will…

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darrinm81
Jul 19, 2017 11:26 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 July

Is this the case of groundwater?

Is this the case of groundwater?

There is probably an ag pipe in your future and fortunately your deep stormwater pipe will make the silt pit easy to plumb. A plumber is required to do the connection to…

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SaveH2O
Jul 18, 2017 11:22 pm
SaveH2O
bashworth
bashworth
18 July

Dry creek bed

Dry creek bed

I did one around 10 years ago (see this link ; for some views of the garden after 6years) I excavated the stream bed using a self drive hired…

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bashworth
Jul 18, 2017 1:21 pm
bashworth
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vgolfoz
Jul 18, 2017 10:27 am
eirrac
eirrac
18 July

Dragon tree?

Dragon tree?

My parents have this in their yard. I used to think it was a type of yukka but its not. I think its either some sort of cordyline or a dracaena (there are heaps of…

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eirrac
Jul 18, 2017 9:43 am
Berek
Berek
17 July

Landscaping a lawn over a concrete Jungle!

Landscaping a lawn over a concrete Jungle!

You never can tell how many replies you'll get. Totally random :-)

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Berek
Jul 17, 2017 9:30 pm
eirrac
eirrac
16 July

Backyard Landscaping - DIY

Backyard Landscaping - DIY
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o i cant see the pics! im sure it looks great tho :)

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eirrac
Jul 16, 2017 10:50 am

Hi guys, I would love some advice from people regarding what to plant along the fence/driveway. I don't want to completely screen the fence but was thinking of putting…

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GrandPappyOfFunk
Jul 15, 2017 1:41 pm
imrasm
imrasm
14 July

Retaining wall plans

Retaining wall plans

Wow .. I feel lucky .. coz I spent only 700 Aud on approval side for similar retaining ..

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imrasm
Jul 14, 2017 7:19 am
shazaw
shazaw
8 July

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George
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I may have to reselect some plants in the back garden due to sewer pipe as some of these trees have very strong aggressive roots. For example Lilly pilly, Sweet Viburnum,…

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shazaw
Jul 08, 2017 10:39 pm

Flower Power have these terrarium plants...

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Orpheus
Jul 08, 2017 7:47 pm
Orpheus
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homeone
Jul 08, 2017 2:55 pm
homeone

Soil Preparation for Empire Zoysia - can a pre made lawn mix

Soil Preparation for Empire Zoysia - can a pre made lawn mix

Hi I have looked partly though the thread I saw mention of Greenlife soils as being a quality supplier, I have used them for ready to plant mediums , Native mix. I…

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Jason Kirkness
Jul 07, 2017 6:22 pm

"Foreign" Grass in Sir Walter

"Foreign" Grass in Sir Walter

Takes time to work, if it doesn't it's probably rye grass which won't last in the heat.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 03, 2017 4:44 pm

Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

Looks like the drainage around that tree could br poor... the plant is showing signs of being overwatered as the other trees are fine.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 02, 2017 11:43 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
2 July

Approx costs for landscaping and blinds?

Approx costs for landscaping and blinds?

I can share my costs, don't know if it will help. I'm building a 3bdr single storey house in VIC. For sheer blinds to 3 windows, sheers & blockout blinds to 2 windows,…

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aloenyx
Jul 02, 2017 4:40 pm
aloenyx
Dal01
Dal01
29 June

New garden in a very rocky clay soil Brisbane block

New garden in a very rocky clay soil Brisbane block

Hi Corinda dream 2016, the best place I found for this information, quality plants at less than half price (for most) was the Rocklea Markets on Saturdays. We have just…

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Dal01
Jun 29, 2017 5:29 am

Hi guys, hoping someone here can help :) I purchased two blueberry bushes in January this year (Blue berry burst variety) The bush has been growing great, and started…

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sestrooper
Jun 27, 2017 5:14 pm
skycloud
skycloud
27 June

Where can I find certified organic soil (in bulk) in Melbour

Where can I find certified organic soil (in bulk) in Melbour

Hi, I am looking for certified organic soil for the veggie beds I will be setting up and if decently priced will also use for the lawn. Any idea where I can buy in bulk in…

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skycloud
Jun 27, 2017 3:58 pm

Hi Guys, I was Googling for answers on how to revive my Sir Walter lawn plus remove "foreign" grass when I came across this thread. I hope it's not wrong to revive an…

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MadMax1412
Jun 26, 2017 12:46 pm
MadMax1412
felant
felant
23 June

synthetic grass - Adelaide

synthetic grass - Adelaide

Considering laying synthetic grass in front yard (approx. 25 sq. m). Can anyone recommend company /…

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felant
Jun 23, 2017 6:23 pm

Evil looking shrub

Evil looking shrub

It looks like a medicinal plant. :) Definitely, it has a purpose why it grows in your garden but feel free to let us know what you find out. :)

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cheryl_0316
Jun 22, 2017 10:07 pm

Do you need council approval?????

Do you need council approval?????

Hi guys, any would love your feedback from any other pergola builders in NSW Sydney. This really depends on the council. Where we live the local council does not require…

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pergolassydneyautho
Jun 20, 2017 5:25 pm
pergolassydneyautho
arcadelt
arcadelt
19 June

What is happening to my basil!!!???

What is happening to my basil!!!???

Sorry, I have no idea. Where I live all basil died some time ago from cold.

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arcadelt
Jun 19, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi, I was wondering if I could get some tips on where to find Mexican Beach Pebble in Sydney? I am looking for the blue/grey coloured pebble/river stone. I'm not wanting…

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Jayna
Jun 17, 2017 11:15 pm

Hello everyone, This is the third and last plant in our newly inherited garden that I'm having trouble identifying. I was worried at first that it could be knotweed…

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m1n3tt3
Jun 14, 2017 8:10 am
m1n3tt3
m1n3tt3
13 June

Mystery tree identity

Mystery tree identity

Oh yes! That makes sense. Thanks! I had been thinking viburnum odoratissimum but couldn't work out why the scattering of dark red leaves.

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m1n3tt3
Jun 13, 2017 4:11 pm
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greenwing
Jun 13, 2017 2:11 pm

Hi All, I have a narrow lot and looking some guidance for some designs to do concreting and landscaping at front and back. here is my design. I did make couple of front…

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jmasood
Jun 12, 2017 6:33 am
jmasood
brodav83
brodav83
7 June

Recommendations for retaining wall in Central Coast NSW

Recommendations for retaining wall in Central Coast NSW

Thanks mate. I have looked into DIY with sleepers however it didn't look as simple as driving posts into the ground and securing with sleepers behind the posts as there…

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brodav83
Jun 07, 2017 9:40 am

Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern

Questions re getting rid of fishbone fern

I hope it's ok for me to bump this - surely somebody has dealt with these ferns before?

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StartingOut
Jun 06, 2017 11:11 am
fariha
fariha
6 June

Wheelbarrows

Wheelbarrows
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It is impossible to do think about a garden without gardening tools. This tools play an important role for making a successful garden. There are lots of tools for…

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fariha
Jun 06, 2017 8:16 am

If broadleaf grass like buffalos are not well suited for Melbourne climate, what else do you think is suitable? This is my patch of Sapphire lawn. The photo was taken…

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EmeryBB
Jun 05, 2017 10:26 pm
6banga
6banga
2 June

how to green up buffalo for winter.

how to green up buffalo for winter.

HI Winter has hit in nsw and my lawn is looking a tad yellowish. Anything I can put down to help it get green and stay a bit stronger over winter time? Thanks

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6banga
Jun 02, 2017 6:17 pm
jasonwg
jasonwg
1 June

Landscaping Costs

Landscaping Costs

Thanks! Sure where abouts in VIC are you and I will PM you some I found when researching ...

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jasonwg
Jun 01, 2017 10:58 pm
jasonwg
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Nawsome
May 29, 2017 8:20 am
Nawsome
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

That's great! Hopefully new landscaper out next week has some great ideas as I need to get a revised landscaping plan to council. Current picture would be great.

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 8:14 pm
pops70
pops70
23 May

Planning irrigation system running on bore

Planning irrigation system running on bore

Hi everyone. I have recently bought a property with a decent sized front and backyard. Talking about 3000 sqm after taking house, pool and shed into account. Currently…

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pops70
May 23, 2017 12:45 am
6banga
6banga
19 May

Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

I dont think they are hammerheads thats the closest thing I culd find to them but they def. dont have the hammerhead they are just black and all flat pretty much…

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6banga
May 19, 2017 6:35 pm

Nice /Shrub Tree

Nice /Shrub Tree

The pic is not a magnolia. There are various varieties of magnolias available. For example, we have the magnolia teddy bear, which is a lot smaller and compact. Sent…

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shamuscassar.sc
May 19, 2017 7:27 am

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

You can cut out patches of buffalo grass using a spade. Then plant them where you want it. Use your spade to dig down just far enough to get under the grass. Then use…

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AnnPerkins
May 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Blake.l
Blake.l
14 May

Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

I have these In my yard maybe try digging in some cow manure in the soil around the tree. It's done wonders for mine they have had a massive growth spurt and have turned a…

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Blake.l
May 14, 2017 7:46 pm

Landscaping of a sloping backyard

Landscaping of a sloping backyard

You have an almost identical block to the one we will be building on, but we don't have any plans for a pool. The back of the house has an 860mm cut to the right corner,…

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CG Scardycat
May 13, 2017 3:39 pm

Hardiflex, need waterproofing?

Hardiflex, need waterproofing?

I have just had my garage side filled in with hardiflex panels, stud wall with panels on both sides. The outside panels go to the ground which is a small garden bed. I…

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jveevers
May 06, 2017 12:20 pm
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marcoola
May 04, 2017 7:46 am

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Any recommendations for someone to build and render a retaining wall and letter box in Perth (Western suburbs area)? Thanks

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lazandjohn
May 03, 2017 9:30 am


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