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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
Dynamic
Dynamic
9 January

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

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

is there an update to the links in the first post from agricwa? The links are now deadends and can't find this information on their website!

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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
Ottmaister
Ottmaister
19 March

Identify Outdoor Tile Type

Identify Outdoor Tile Type

Well I managed to lift one out and saw it was set on sand and now presume only the ones on the edges are set in a little concrete to stop them moving. The ones on the…

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Ottmaister
Mar 19, 2020 11:37 pm
IsabellaW
IsabellaW
19 March

Vertical Gardens

Vertical Gardens
1, 2, 3

It's a really nice vertical garden, but I think it must have plastic pockets so that it doesn't dry out too quickly. I even found a ready solution, but I don't have any…

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IsabellaW
Mar 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Rhetti
Rhetti
19 March

Grass problems

Grass problems

If you've watered it and it's still on coming good than its likely you got grubs mate. I cooied and pasted this advice from my response in another forum... Hit your lawn…

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Rhetti
Mar 19, 2020 1:19 pm
Rhetti
Ghryst
Ghryst
16 March

Problems selecting Grass for Geraldton WA

Problems selecting Grass for Geraldton WA

i'm in Gerro, i'll swap your sand for my limestone

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Ghryst
Mar 16, 2020 7:42 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
16 March

Black beetles in lawn?

Black beetles in lawn?

My Sir Walter lawn was doing well even though the warm months, until that torrential rain event hit Sydney. Since then I’ve had parts of the lawn turn to straw but it…

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MrsJM
Mar 16, 2020 9:31 am
MrsJM
Rhetti
Rhetti
10 March

What is wrong with my Lawn

What is wrong with my Lawn

You got grubs mate. Hit your lawn with a bag of Scott's - lawn builder, grub and insect (red bag) from Bunnings. It's got Bifenthrin as the active ingredient which will…

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Rhetti
Mar 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Rhetti
benimars
benimars
9 March

Storm Water Drainage

Storm Water Drainage

our pool filter backwash goes somewhere els. the owner just emptied the pool water to one of these pipes during winter time using a pump. yes there is a toilet right…

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benimars
Mar 09, 2020 12:45 am
Kama
Kama
7 March

Small garden bed - Tropical Fence Screening

Small garden bed - Tropical Fence Screening

I had milar issue. A small space, wanting to create tropical area whilst also screening out neighbours. I used a clumping bamboo. There are many on the market. Make sure…

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Kama
Mar 07, 2020 1:04 pm

I need to add soil to my garden bed in my outdoor entertainment area. However, the top layer is covered with stones. What would be the best and easiest way to add soil,…

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Kama
Mar 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Nickf
Nickf
2 March

Steps to front door

Steps to front door

Thanks for the reply What about 6 steps(7rises) rise 183mm step 830mm is there an optimum step would prefer longer step Should the step (run/going) be able to accomodate…

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Nickf
Mar 02, 2020 8:54 pm
tourier
tourier
1 March

planting in the easement

planting in the easement

I think, but may be wrong, you can plant shrubs but not trees, and 2m from easement. Check with utility or council

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tourier
Mar 01, 2020 6:52 pm
worldofmud
worldofmud
28 February

Front yard, retaining wall and sloping of lawn - drainage?

Front yard, retaining wall and sloping of lawn - drainage?

Hi, Remember that improper backfill can also lead to problems with retaining walls regardless of the water pressures behind. Speaking of which don't pay all the…

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worldofmud
Feb 28, 2020 9:10 am
vc213
vc213
23 February

Install artificial hedge panel across opening

Install artificial hedge panel across opening

Hey, Looking for some ideas on how to install artificial hedge panel across an opening in our alfresco area. The opening is approx 3mx3m with a brick wall on one side,…

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vc213
Feb 23, 2020 3:59 pm
Tito
Tito
14 February

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

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

Good luck. I've been hunting for this too. Years ago I did manage to get a plant online from a nursery in Queensland, but my poor plant died in the Canberra winter. I…

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Tito
Feb 14, 2020 10:45 am

Hi, I am half way through building a pond and unfortunately following excavation we ended up with a bank steep than I would have preferred on one side of the pond. Recent…

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weeditandreap
Feb 08, 2020 9:51 pm
iwannahouse
iwannahouse
8 February

Landscaper Recs - Sydney

Landscaper Recs - Sydney

Great thank you!

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iwannahouse
Feb 08, 2020 2:18 pm
Littlegem
Littlegem
7 February

Help with Lilly Pilly - Leaves getting brown

Help with Lilly Pilly - Leaves getting brown

Any fine wood mulch. You need it to be 75-100 thick layer on ground

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Littlegem
Feb 07, 2020 4:10 pm
StartingOut
StartingOut
1 February

Please help identify this vine?

Please help identify this vine?

Thanks for the reply. No, it gets little yellow flowers actually. I don't have a photo of those though unfortunately. It does look very similar otherwise.

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StartingOut
Feb 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Brickface
Brickface
31 January

Landscaper for Onsite Water Retention

Landscaper for Onsite Water Retention

Bumping this. Living Edge Landscapes didn't come back to me after a few follow ups.

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Brickface
Jan 31, 2020 9:49 am
Brickface
djdamo123
djdamo123
28 January

Lawn ID and tips.

Lawn ID and tips.

Hey guys, I just bought a house and wanted to double check the Lawn ID please before i use and weed killers. Thanks Damian

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djdamo123
Jan 28, 2020 9:25 am
Ray153
Ray153
27 January

Help with identifying lawn

Help with identifying lawn

It’s grass. It might be grass That’s greener on the other side, but its still just grass.

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Ray153
Jan 27, 2020 11:20 pm
amilelka
amilelka
25 January

Can I save my wollemi pine?

Can I save my wollemi pine?

It looks to me as though it just dried out, probably because the pot got too hot. I would move it into a cooler spot in your garden and give it plenty of water. Pots…

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amilelka
Jan 25, 2020 4:17 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
25 January

Plants and hail damage

Plants and hail damage

thanks stevemc. Much appreciated. Going to tackle this over the weekend and hopefully there’s enough growing weather left in the season to get some new foliage happening!

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MrsJM
Jan 25, 2020 1:44 pm
MrsJM
Bjayem2
Bjayem2
22 January

Lawn care

Lawn care

If your getting clear dead patches while th rest of it is going well consider a lawn grub treatment and then repeat two weeks later. Sir Walter is very vulnerable.

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Bjayem2
Jan 22, 2020 8:25 pm

I am planting a hedge along the top of a retaining wall that is about 18m long. The planting area is level with the top of the retaining wall for about 10m, with the…

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With the Birds
Jan 21, 2020 12:13 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 January

We layed our turf 8 days ago and it's starting to die

We layed our turf 8 days ago and it's starting to die

Not rolling can create air pockets but your die off is extensive. It is terrible to see it like that, I can imagine how you feel. Have you contacted the turf company to…

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SaveH2O
Jan 20, 2020 10:01 pm
SaveH2O
jeffreyg
jeffreyg
20 January

Concrete apron for sloped site

Concrete apron for sloped site

Great explanation. And plastic/rubber membrane under some gravel is inspiring for me as I feel reluctant to change approved landscape plan before I get final OC. The…

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jeffreyg
Jan 20, 2020 9:15 am
ussmc
ussmc
16 January

Which tool

Which tool

Garden edging

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ussmc
Jan 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Brickface
Brickface
14 January

Side paths

Side paths

What saveH2O says is bang on. Priority 1 especially with reactive soil is protect your slab. A path that slopes away from the house with good drainage should be your…

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Brickface
Jan 14, 2020 6:54 am
Brickface
apoce
apoce
13 January

frangippani tree and citrus tree spacing

frangippani tree and citrus tree spacing

Hi, just wondering what space to give between a frangippani tree and citrus tree? Thanks

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apoce
Jan 13, 2020 9:43 pm
yoyohv
yoyohv
13 January

Tree recommendation

Tree recommendation

Hi all, can you please recommend us a tree that we can plant in a pot at the front of the pillars of our house, see attached a photo of our house with the pots we want to…

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yoyohv
Jan 13, 2020 8:00 am
badlands
badlands
10 January

Update Retaining Wall

Update Retaining Wall

Thanks MC!

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badlands
Jan 10, 2020 9:59 am
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MClark
Jan 09, 2020 7:45 pm
MClark
thangln
thangln
9 January

Watering roses

Watering roses

Hi guys, I'm very new to gardening and would like to ask advices from you guys. I'm setting up a new garden bed mainly for roses and I'm looking for its irrigation…

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thangln
Jan 09, 2020 10:43 am
Althom
Althom
7 January

New home landscaping - where to start

New home landscaping - where to start

I'm in no way a great gardener but here's what we did; 1. Come up with a basic layout showing paths, garden beds, lawn. 2. Get a number of quotes from landscapers. Make…

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Althom
Jan 07, 2020 1:59 pm
Althom
MClark
MClark
4 January

Timber fence but short concrete posts (see pic)

Timber fence but short concrete posts (see pic)

I would simply fix a new post to the side of the existing one. Check it out for the rails, paling then cut back the posts later. MC

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MClark
Jan 04, 2020 9:58 pm
MClark
Mirrmu83
Mirrmu83
4 January

Help! Calling all those with a VERY small garden!

Help! Calling all those with a VERY small garden!

i would be looking at post and gal mesh system to hold a climber/creeper to get plants to grow well in that environment you will need a "weed" lets say

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Mirrmu83
Jan 04, 2020 11:55 am
Nikkers
Nikkers
28 December 2019

Help save my camellias!

Help save my camellias!

I have some Sasanqua Early Pearly Camellias, when purchased (late winter) they were overwatered and had spots on their leaves (Advised by nursery that’s what it was) I…

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Nikkers
Dec 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Thank you come again
Thank you come again
28 December 2019

Using crusher dust as turf underlay

Using crusher dust as turf underlay

Anyone had any experience doing this? I've read so many mixed things about using crusher dust (cracker dust, crushed blue metal) for underlay.

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Thank you come again
Dec 28, 2019 7:16 pm
MrRAJ
MrRAJ
23 December 2019

What can I do with this stormwater pit?

What can I do with this stormwater pit?

same issue here in sydney, my Stormwater pit below my slab level 500 mm. Landscaper said just build wooden box of Treated wood around Pit. you cannot raise as per…

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MrRAJ
Dec 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Althom
Althom
20 December 2019

Grass tree planting

Grass tree planting

A few years ago I purchased a Grass Tree from Replants Australia. They provided the instructions detailed here; https://www.replants.com/files/docs/1_G ... seasol.pdf I…

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Althom
Dec 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Althom
wagga123
wagga123
17 December 2019

New lawn - trying to follow fu

New lawn - trying to follow fu

There's a secret to growing thriving buffalo. Go around regularly with a garden fork to aerate the soil. Also, with your preparation sprinkle blood and bone. Soil…

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wagga123
Dec 17, 2019 9:06 pm

This is my driveway, similar gradients, but a little longer (10 metres) - on the righthand side of the Porsche its 25% for about a metre. We can get standard cars up and…

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Andrewm
Dec 16, 2019 8:56 pm
wagga123
wagga123
15 December 2019

Yellow Leaves - Magnolia Little Gem

Yellow Leaves - Magnolia Little Gem

Needs nitrogen fertiliser.

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wagga123
Dec 15, 2019 6:25 pm
roookstar
roookstar
1 December 2019

Amending Clay Soil with Natramin

Amending Clay Soil with Natramin

Hey all, anyone had any experience using Natramin Cal-K or Natramin Cal-S on their stubborn rock clay ground? I've pretty much got a yard of solid, hard clay and some…

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roookstar
Dec 01, 2019 7:48 pm
nulled
nulled
27 November 2019

Couch lawn height too high?

Couch lawn height too high?

Over the last few years I think I've been mowing my couch lawn too high. It's currently ~50mm in height and after looking online it should be around the 20-30mm…

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nulled
Nov 27, 2019 11:29 pm
neutronwrangler
neutronwrangler
24 November 2019

Brick rendered planter box

Brick rendered planter box

Hi All, I am looking at getting brick rendered planter boxes in my front landscaping. I won't do a DIY, but want to make sure they are done properly, so what questions…

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neutronwrangler
Nov 24, 2019 9:24 pm
NewKid78
NewKid78
22 November 2019

Scleranthus dying back - what went wrong?

Scleranthus dying back - what went wrong?

Hi there - I did get some info from the national botanical gardens (pasted below). It worked for a couple of years and then it turned brown again and died and I've given…

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NewKid78
Nov 22, 2019 1:03 pm
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
17 November 2019

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

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