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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
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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 10:28 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 :)
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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 11:34 am
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 ?
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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 6:07 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners
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wow lots of posts. Use the right vegie mix. Soil mix is very important.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:43 am
Turtle1
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 8:31 am
Alexis79
Alexis79
17 September

Landscaping

Landscaping

Awesome, thanks!

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Alexis79
Sep 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Alexis79
Alexis79
17 September

Help! Calling all those with a VERY small garden!

Help! Calling all those with a VERY small garden!

Shazaw they are awesome ideas, thank you! We're in South Australia and yes, the side with the most yard space is facing north. Love the stepping paver blocks down the…

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Alexis79
Sep 17, 2019 9:20 pm
ethan870
ethan870
11 September

Small garden bed - Tropical Fence Screening

Small garden bed - Tropical Fence Screening

Hi guys. I would love some advice. I have a very tiny garden bed in my backyard ( approx 60cm from the neighbour fence ) and I would love to create a sort of tropical look…

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ethan870
Sep 11, 2019 8:27 pm
D.LAM
D.LAM
11 September

Landscaping help No Idea!

Landscaping help No Idea!

I need to confirm with my builder if there is large amount sand left after the handover. Did you did the landscaping yourself or did you went through someone?

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D.LAM
Sep 11, 2019 11:58 am
Alex2424
Alex2424
1 September

What plant would grow well with agapanthus

What plant would grow well with agapanthus

Thanks amilelka, I was worried the agapanthus would be too much for what I wanted to do with the pot. I’ll either just have the agapanthus or move them to a different…

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Alex2424
Sep 01, 2019 1:12 am
Alex2424
gillybean
gillybean
30 August

Levelling my backyard

Levelling my backyard

Couldn’t have said it any better. Imagine a fort type cubby up there somewhere. Oh to be 5 years old again :)

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gillybean
Aug 30, 2019 11:29 am
gillybean
KamadoJusto
KamadoJusto
29 August

How to maintain this area dried after raining?

How to maintain this area dried after raining?

Not sure about the water, but those power chords are playing havoc my OCD.

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KamadoJusto
Aug 29, 2019 4:25 pm

Hi :) This is my first post on here. I've just bought a house and it has a tree root problem. Pavers are right up to the roots of two ornamental pears in the front yard,…

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Pitstop
Aug 20, 2019 9:33 am
smokyjoe
smokyjoe
19 August

Help with my Lilly Pillies

Help with my Lilly Pillies

Thanks for the advice, My wife wants to rip them out and plant bamboo, but we're going to give them this coming spring to show some improvement, or else they're out!

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smokyjoe
Aug 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Sandy 70
Sandy 70
15 August

Couch invading empire zoysia

Couch invading empire zoysia

Hi did you have any success with your problem as I have the same thing happening

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Sandy 70
Aug 15, 2019 11:00 am
Subtropic
Subtropic
10 August

Breaking clay down with Powerfeed

Breaking clay down with Powerfeed

Hi I am about to apply powerfeed and seasol tommy lawn. I hope am hoping it breaks down some of the compacted areas (as a result of building). How long/how many…

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Subtropic
Aug 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Subtropic
Subtropic
8 August

Best way forward with a hotch potch lawn

Best way forward with a hotch potch lawn

Hi 22 months ago we moved into our new home. My family and I live at Grafton on the NSW north coast and have a subtropical climate with a distinct wet and dry period.…

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Subtropic
Aug 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Juni
Juni
5 August

Looking for Landscaping company in South West Sydney - Denha

Looking for Landscaping company in South West Sydney - Denha

Hi Guys, Any recommendations for landscaping company that reliable and reasonable price, we are building in Willodale estate at Denham Court and hand over is about 2 weeks…

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Juni
Aug 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
4 August

my bromiliads

my bromiliads

This looks awesome, I love the ferns mixed in 🙂

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Alex2424
Aug 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Alex2424

I recently got some rustic/ tropical looking pots and I've filled the largest with a standard olive tree with some moss like ground cover plants underneath, then…

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Alex2424
Aug 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Alex2424
Gaudi
Gaudi
1 August

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Any way if avoiding moving it? Can you plant inside it between fence and wall?

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Gaudi
Aug 01, 2019 2:39 am

There are lots of threads in general discussion and building standards that may be of interest. Getting the drainage around your house right is very important. 800mm…

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Gaudi
Aug 01, 2019 2:28 am
ElyseHayzo
ElyseHayzo
29 July

Maple tree looks distressed?

Maple tree looks distressed?

Heya, I know this also another late reply sorry. I agree with Daniel86. Was it a really dry year the last two years? Even a well developed small tree like a maple will…

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ElyseHayzo
Jul 29, 2019 7:14 pm
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CalvinHobbes
Jul 22, 2019 12:04 pm
CalvinHobbes
amckern
amckern
21 July

Running garden tap drain into water tank overflow pipe

Running garden tap drain into water tank overflow pipe

with the mesh at the top left. There is a reasonable distance from the…

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amckern
Jul 21, 2019 5:53 pm
Bebbsy
Bebbsy
21 July

Artificial turf and pets?

Artificial turf and pets?

Friends of ours laid a small area of artificial turf for their dog, a small terrier, but after one summer they said the ‘grass’ smells of urine when it gets hot.…

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Bebbsy
Jul 21, 2019 9:54 am

It will also be helpful if you have your site plan with relative levels and handdraw or markup a photo showing the pipe location. Thanks…

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SteveMc
Jul 18, 2019 9:24 pm
SteveMc

Stinging nettle in buffalo lawn - advice?

Stinging nettle in buffalo lawn - advice?

Hi all, we have clumps of what I believe is Urtica Urens ("dwarf nettle") coming up throughout our lawn of Saffire buffalo. It really stings when you touch it. We've tried…

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StartingOut
Jul 16, 2019 1:36 pm
chanam
chanam
14 July

Leaking Roof - ongoing issue with Sienna Homes

Leaking Roof - ongoing issue with Sienna Homes

Sorry to hear of your dilemma with builder. What is the actual cause of leak? Tiles/colourbond roof/ flashing?

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chanam
Jul 14, 2019 6:44 pm

How to raise lawn 200-300mm ??

How to raise lawn 200-300mm ??

Update..... found an earthmover on gumtree who was happy to dump 7m3 of soil at the front for free - it was to my surprise really good stuff. Took me 3 hours yesterday to…

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brokenstick
Jul 08, 2019 3:55 pm
brokenstick

Front yard Landscaping

Front yard Landscaping

Thank you for the feedback , I will defiantly look into it. 😀

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Emily Jane
Jul 06, 2019 10:08 pm

High Retaining Wall Cover up ideas

High Retaining Wall Cover up ideas

Sorry for late reply , still haven’t got anything there. I live in NSW.

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Emily Jane
Jul 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Soph2
Soph2
28 June

Help repair my lawn

Help repair my lawn

Glad that helped, looking forward to seeing it recover 😊

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Soph2
Jun 28, 2019 1:22 pm

Hi all We are looking to construct a 500mm retaining wall to split our sideways sloping yard into two levels. Attached is a photo of the look we want to achieve , how…

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Amberverna
Jun 27, 2019 11:00 am
Darylv
Darylv
26 June

Self wicking planter box - sourcing raw material

Self wicking planter box - sourcing raw material

Forgot to say, the dimensions of the boxes are 1.6m x .40 x .40 - so pretty big volume.

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Darylv
Jun 26, 2019 10:15 am
DustyBlue
DustyBlue
23 June

Landscaping cut and fill batters

Landscaping cut and fill batters

I like the idea of ground covers and some stairs. So many things can be done 😊

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DustyBlue
Jun 23, 2019 4:40 pm

Yucca Elephantipes

Yucca Elephantipes
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I still get nightmares re our yukka, ie over 4m tall, roots are very extensive...suggest removing every bit of dirt near fenceline...God knows why anyone would plant these…

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heritagehouse
Jun 21, 2019 10:46 am
designca
designca
17 June

Australian Landscape/Garden Design Software

Australian Landscape/Garden Design Software
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Here is the direct link to the home page for gCADPlus: You might find it interesting to check out the gallery page: and some information on how to build 3D models:…

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designca
Jun 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Sukie
Sukie
15 June

Clothesline Landscapes

Clothesline Landscapes

Area is on a slight slope so trying to figure out a solution for a level place to stand. I live in the United States (Virginia) and clotheslines are not as acceptable here…

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Sukie
Jun 15, 2019 6:29 am
Sukie
Lizz89
Lizz89
14 June

Plant ideas

Plant ideas

I'm into small trees so I'd recommend you Plumeria rubra (Frangipani) with beautiful white and yellow flowers! Or Atractocarpus fitzalanii (Brown gardenia) grows up to 7m height!

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Lizz89
Jun 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Lizz89

Hi everyone, hoping someone may be able to give some advive. We are currently building a new house with a subfloor supported on concrete stump. The cladding is JH Scycon…

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Stuie Simmons
Jun 13, 2019 12:10 pm
rockycres
rockycres
6 June

Alfresco and backyard not on same level - Advice Required

Alfresco and backyard not on same level - Advice Required

Thanks for your detailed information..so much helpful..I will think over these options.. today I have spoken to the builder, they have also suggested to fill up soil to…

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rockycres
Jun 06, 2019 10:24 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
29 May

Storm Water Outlet on Acreage site | Options?

Storm Water Outlet on Acreage site | Options?

Not sure why that would be the case. Wouldn’t the roof area be similar to the ground area below it that was there before the house was built. Moreover, I wonder why…

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arcadelt
May 29, 2019 7:20 am

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017
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Sorry for the slow reply, I used Tasman Blocks sourced from Austral also make a good block for retaining walls. For DIY, the dry stack system is pretty straight forward.

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KnockItDown
May 08, 2019 2:51 pm
KnockItDown

Brick planter boxes - drainage issue

Brick planter boxes - drainage issue

That's good to hear! I went ahead and did a few holes in each section just in case. Tested it out and it all works well :)

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just_a_draftee
May 06, 2019 8:20 am
just_a_draftee

Drainage help

Drainage help

We had the same issue maybe not quite as steep we have a spleen drain dug at the bottom of the cut, then drainage pits installed to catch the run off. Never underestimate…

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Craigasaurus
May 04, 2019 8:28 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
1 May

Landscaping and fencing to do list

Landscaping and fencing to do list

check if this forum is of any help for landscaping.

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IamSAM
May 01, 2019 10:17 am
IamSAM
IamSAM
IamSAM
30 April

Which lawn mower should i buy?

Which lawn mower should i buy?

mowing wet grass is not recommended...

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IamSAM
Apr 30, 2019 12:13 pm
IamSAM
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
25 April

side path ideas

side path ideas

Before you consider the type of path, you must first consider your soil classification.

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SaveH2O
Apr 25, 2019 9:06 am
SaveH2O
Herre
Herre
24 April

Backyard Landscaping - DIY

Backyard Landscaping - DIY
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it is amazing!!! u r truely a superman!

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Herre
Apr 24, 2019 10:23 am
Herre
KingTaco
KingTaco
15 April

Lilly Pily high and mighty problem

Lilly Pily high and mighty problem

Lilly Pilly are prone to getting psyllid infestations... if that's what it is, you need to trim back the infested growth and regularly spray the trees with something like…

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KingTaco
Apr 15, 2019 4:54 pm
KingTaco

Hello guys, The builder installed a faulty sprinkler timer causing water to run continuously for uncertain period of time in the front lawn during construction. The water…

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Homeone1234
Apr 13, 2019 4:42 pm

Hi brains trust, We are on water tanks and have no…

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mattscib
Apr 11, 2019 7:08 pm

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