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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 2020

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

Paving

Paving

Thank you... The melange D stone looks like what i am trying to achieve.. Thanks again

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Anndrew
Jan 18, 2021 6:00 am

Hello, We noticed that our Lilly Pilly's leaves are getting bitten off. There seems to be very small black insects (?) on the leaves. What's the best spray to use to fix…

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parlayman
Jan 14, 2021 8:06 pm
Splashers
Splashers
14 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

Looks like all the soil from the backing roots has been washed off, just water the Lawn gently and not spray hard at the grass. I noticed there seems to be no soil at all…

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Splashers
Jan 14, 2021 7:08 pm
Splashers
Darn
Darn
12 January

Apricot disease ID

Apricot disease ID

Anyone know what this disease on my apricots is? Any info would be appreciated thanks in advance! :)

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Darn
Jan 12, 2021 7:49 am

Hi all, hoping you may be able to ID a few plants for us. The first one is the tall Pandanus/Yakka looking tree below: This next photo I would like to know the spiky…

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shaun2456
Jan 03, 2021 2:58 pm

Hi we are facing two issues (1. soil always damp outside our house, 2.Soil erosion) due to frequent heavy downpour, we already graded the soil and will install a spoon…

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Henryqld
Jan 02, 2021 2:35 pm
JoePathan
JoePathan
29 December 2020

Retaining wall - treated pine sleeper length

Retaining wall - treated pine sleeper length

Hi All I am about to begin diy building retaining wall to hold some soil in the back yard and then on the front yard as well. I initally planned to use 2.4m H4 treated…

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JoePathan
Dec 29, 2020 1:21 am

We are finishing a build and attention has gone from the house to the outside. Our back yard is a blank and rocky canvas. We have a part plan. The lower area will be…

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sakgcaus
Dec 28, 2020 6:12 pm
71percent
71percent
24 December 2020

Wooden Panel on Exterior of House

Wooden Panel on Exterior of House

There’s a wooden feature on the outside of my house, that I can’t reach (even with a ladder). So I was thinking of getting something like

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71percent
Dec 24, 2020 7:58 pm
piir
piir
22 December 2020

what are these plants? (most are weeds)

what are these plants? (most are weeds)

Yes, I moved to the property less than two months ago. Can you point out which are lettuces?

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piir
Dec 22, 2020 7:53 pm
piir
piir
22 December 2020

what is the plant attracts both bees and flies in the photos

what is the plant attracts both bees and flies in the photos

Thanks Amilelka. I will taste the leaves. I am not sure if it tastes the same as the dills at the grocery.

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piir
Dec 22, 2020 7:51 pm
amilelka
amilelka
21 December 2020

Hopeless lawn - advise please?

Hopeless lawn - advise please?

I would recommend you consider ripping it up - and replacing it with a native verge garden. Native plants have come a long way in the last decade and there are some…

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amilelka
Dec 21, 2020 3:32 pm

The museum doesn't tell visitors the name of these weeds.

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piir
Dec 21, 2020 12:37 am
SaeeS
SaeeS
17 December 2020

Landscaping Quotes

Landscaping Quotes

Hi , I am looking a for an approximate quote for landscaping services for a house to be built in Mount Barker. We require paving , turfing , retaining and pergola /…

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SaeeS
Dec 17, 2020 11:09 am
OWilson87
OWilson87
12 December 2020

What can I do with my front and side garden in my home

What can I do with my front and side garden in my home

You can just make a hedge, it always looks beautiful and decorates the house. I want to tell you that I really like your house.Hope you will do something amazing!

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OWilson87
Dec 12, 2020 6:41 am
Jimdee
Jimdee
11 December 2020

Lining a new planter box

Lining a new planter box

Use coreflute will help water to run off and not sit against the blueboard

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Jimdee
Dec 11, 2020 9:14 pm
j5778
j5778
11 December 2020

Steep driveway

Steep driveway

Have a steep front yard and driveway. Want to clear front yard and expand driveway to side to put in carport. I will need a retaining wall to support carport area and…

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j5778
Dec 11, 2020 1:46 am
Pulse
Pulse
9 December 2020

Need help with west facing wall.

Need help with west facing wall.

have you got a quote from a gardener? it sounds like a perfect plant otherwise

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Pulse
Dec 09, 2020 6:34 am
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
3 December 2020

LED 12V Garden Lights flashing

LED 12V Garden Lights flashing

Need more info What strip lights, what spot lights, which Robus 100w driver??

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TheBigHouse
Dec 03, 2020 8:12 pm
Monty27
Monty27
22 November 2020

Lilly Pilly leaves losing colour

Lilly Pilly leaves losing colour

Hi Hoping somebody is able to identify the discoloration on the leaves of my lilly pillies and what I can do to treat the plants. Thanks

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Monty27
Nov 22, 2020 9:19 pm
7days7bytes
7days7bytes
21 November 2020

Couch invading empire zoysia

Couch invading empire zoysia

I had this problem and fixed it with a selective herbicide called Fluazifop. It’s commercially available in products called Fusilade or Apparent Salvo 212. You need to…

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7days7bytes
Nov 21, 2020 9:32 am
bsdll
bsdll
20 November 2020

Fence load problem

Fence load problem

We had a colorbond fence built with the retaining wall plinths built into the fence, these things: https://www.teamworkfencing.com.au/colorbond-plinths/. The plinths are…

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bsdll
Nov 20, 2020 2:09 pm
Roddy Grant
Roddy Grant
20 November 2020

Help with Lemon Myrtle Tree (backhousia citrodoria)

Help with Lemon Myrtle Tree (backhousia citrodoria)

Thanks I'll pour some water over it and check how long it takes to drain. The area definitely doesn't have the best drainage. Before I redid the garden with more natives…

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Roddy Grant
Nov 20, 2020 1:58 pm
jackofalltrades
jackofalltrades
15 November 2020

Sir Walter Buffalo

Sir Walter Buffalo

There is a chance that you might have lawn grubs. When you say the grass pulls away easily, that's a classic symptom as they attack the roots and the leave the surface…

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jackofalltrades
Nov 15, 2020 11:57 am
chetansoni_3141
chetansoni_3141
14 November 2020

Welding fence bracket on steel retaining wall post

Welding fence bracket on steel retaining wall post

Hi Everyone, We have 1m retaining wall on both sides & we want to attach fence bracket. It is hard to remove top 2 concrete sleepers & bolt fence brackets, So We are…

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chetansoni_3141
Nov 14, 2020 6:56 pm

Hi Everyone, We have 1m retaining wall on both sides & we want to attach fence bracket. It is hard to remove top 2 concrete sleepers & bolt fence brackets, So We are…

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chetansoni_3141
Nov 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Stan C
Stan C
12 November 2020

Grass Trees Need Help

Grass Trees Need Help

HI All, I will try and make a very long story as short as I can. I am a garden novice & I had my back yard landscaped by a so called "professional" approx 5 months ago. As…

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Stan C
Nov 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Bcr83
Bcr83
11 November 2020

Retaining wall design and visualisation company?

Retaining wall design and visualisation company?

Thanks for the reply as we run the recycled water and a rainwater tank for my property this is not needed

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Bcr83
Nov 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Bronleb
Bronleb
11 November 2020

Granitic sand

Granitic sand

Yes it was compacted its about 10cm thick.

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Bronleb
Nov 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Kb19
Kb19
8 November 2020

What is this gum tree?

What is this gum tree?

Hello. I am wondering if anyone can tell me what kind of gum tree this is and what the things growing on it are? There are little orange fungus and (difficult to see)…

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Kb19
Nov 08, 2020 4:28 pm
Jonathon
Jonathon
7 November 2020

Help Buffalo Grass

Help Buffalo Grass

Thanks for the advise. I will try to see if any grubs. cheers.

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Jonathon
Nov 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Anne Shaw
Anne Shaw
6 November 2020

Golden delicious apple

Golden delicious apple

Hello, I have a beautiful fruit laden golden delicious which has been affected by brownish/orange coloured irregular shaped spotting on leaves. Is this a rust and should I…

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Anne Shaw
Nov 06, 2020 11:10 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 November 2020

rainwater tank pump

rainwater tank pump

Hey! There are plenty of factors when choosing a pump for your rain water tank. I had a similar question, and was helped out by the team at Ag-Superstore they deliver free…

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SaveH2O
Nov 02, 2020 3:50 pm
SaveH2O
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
29 October 2020

What tree/plantings for shaded atrium?

What tree/plantings for shaded atrium?

The small plants are Rhoeo - Moses-in-the-cradle

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Phil of Sydney
Oct 29, 2020 10:17 am
raj_27
raj_27
28 October 2020

10 Year old Molases seasol and powerfeed

10 Year old Molases seasol and powerfeed

Hi Guys, I have few liters of opened seasol and powerfeek and 10 kg of molases all opened and stored in garage which is roughly 10 years old. Is it still ok to use on…

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raj_27
Oct 28, 2020 4:28 pm
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
28 October 2020

Help needed - Extra sleeper under an already erected fence

Help needed - Extra sleeper under an already erected fence

Can you get a row of concrete blocks in there instead? Concrete in contact with the ground will last a lot longer than timber.

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Phil of Sydney
Oct 28, 2020 3:17 pm
s-X-s
s-X-s
27 October 2020

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

They were built temporarily as our land sitting below from either side. Cost was low as they didn't use H brackets and etc. I removed it b4 building a concrete brick wall…

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s-X-s
Oct 27, 2020 10:26 am
s-X-s
Everhopeful
Everhopeful
21 October 2020

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
Graysons Gutter Guard
Graysons Gutter Guard
19 October 2020

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
John0322
John0322
19 October 2020

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

It is from the back

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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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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
Phil of Sydney
Phil of Sydney
6 October 2020

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
Charis0421
Charis0421
6 October 2020

Should we put in lawn?

Should we put in lawn?

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

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