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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
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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

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
MrsJM
MrsJM
21 January

Plants and hail damage

Plants and hail damage

Unfortunately in that crazy Sydney storm last night I wasn’t home to even try to protect some of my plants. The hardest hit (to both the plants and my heart) were my…

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MrsJM
Jan 21, 2020 11:53 am
MrsJM
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
Brickface
Brickface
19 December 2019

Landscaper for Onsite Water Retention

Landscaper for Onsite Water Retention

Thanks! Awesome :)

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Brickface
Dec 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Brickface
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
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 December 2019

Grass problems

Grass problems

What was your soil prep like before you laid the turf, not straight over the top of what the builder left behind I hope? How often have you been watering it? Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 12, 2019 12:52 pm

Hi, I am trying to buy a Ming Aralia…

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rogerchan3
Dec 04, 2019 10:45 am
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
matt_smith_au
matt_smith_au
13 November 2019

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 2019

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
SteveMc
SteveMc
28 October 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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
IncredibleBulk
IncredibleBulk
30 September 2019

Spring Lawn Reno Questions

Spring Lawn Reno Questions

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

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