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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 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 :)
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 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
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

I planted a row of Lilly Pilly Sublime along my back fence last September. I'm in Melbourne, and the soil here is fairly solid clay. I dug out around 50-60cm round holes…

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smokyjoe
May 28, 2019 9:45 am

Hi all, apologies if this is the wrong forum for this. We have a maple tree and when it got new leaves only half of it seemed to come back (after last winter). Now, the…

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Spagman
May 26, 2019 10:27 am
Spagman
Althom
Althom
9 May

Help repair my lawn

Help repair my lawn

Grab some runners from somewhere else in the lawn and plant them in the bare patches or buy a roll and cut out patches to fit. Loosen up the soil in the bare patches with…

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Althom
May 09, 2019 9:15 am
Althom

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

Yucca Elephantipes

Yucca Elephantipes
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We just purchased a home built in the late 60's with Yucca Elephantipes planted everywhere! They are very tall & striking... but they were planted too close to the home's…

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yaya1582
May 03, 2019 5:07 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
Quach101
Quach101
30 April

Need some garden edging advice please

Need some garden edging advice please

have you seen this garden edging from an Australian company called Enviro Blocks? Its made from recycled tyres and looks really good.…

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Quach101
Apr 30, 2019 4:07 pm
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
StanleyRoark
StanleyRoark
18 April

Tap timer recommendations

Tap timer recommendations

works great, I bought 2 gardens with drip hose last year. send water twice a day (every 12 hours), 6:30 in the morning, and 6:30 in the afternoon. Note: Most…

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StanleyRoark
Apr 18, 2019 5:08 pm
StanleyRoark
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
KingTaco
KingTaco
15 April

Pictures of my garden (Updated)

Pictures of my garden (Updated)

Looks beautiful! I love the colour contrasts - it's all so very striking

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KingTaco
Apr 15, 2019 4:42 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
slurm
slurm
8 April

Old wood in retained land fill

Old wood in retained land fill

Thanks mate. Late reply on my part sorry. All done amd dusted now. I asked the guys nicely again if we could remove the timber. They said they would. Wether or not they…

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slurm
Apr 08, 2019 5:45 pm

Hi Guys, I have a portable house which I need some landscaping ideas and recommendations on. I'm looking to tidy up around the border of the house. Roughly want to put a…

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MicandHal
Apr 08, 2019 11:38 am

We have a massive cut to fill platform on the side of a hill that has left us with all clay and rocks on both the cut and fill side that we want to plant out some how. I…

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danshell
Apr 08, 2019 11:09 am
danshell
inexp_user
inexp_user
7 April

planting in the easement

planting in the easement

We have a 2 metre easement along our NE facing back fence with 300mm uPVC pipe for stormwater at a depth of 1.08m. I would like to plant something that will screen out…

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inexp_user
Apr 07, 2019 11:57 am
inexp_user
kks
kks
31 March

Patio balustrade recommendations

Patio balustrade recommendations

Gumtree is your friend....

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kks
Mar 31, 2019 10:35 am
Jckson
Jckson
29 March

How to install Agi Pipe

How to install Agi Pipe

i find some information about that, maybe it help you Step 1 Mark out the path for your drainage pipe using a can of spray paint. If the area has a downward slope,…

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Jckson
Mar 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Snowlaina_80
Snowlaina_80
29 March

Determining boundary lines

Determining boundary lines

Thanks Ashwin. The block is on a slight inside curve so can't align directly with the neighbour however thats a good tip about measuring back from the rear fence, i'll…

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Snowlaina_80
Mar 29, 2019 8:46 pm
shammi329
shammi329
20 March

Domaine Homes - Building Leda 21 Narrow

Domaine Homes - Building Leda 21 Narrow

Hi , I am currently building with…

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shammi329
Mar 20, 2019 9:17 am
shammi329
mattscib
mattscib
18 March

Drainage & Concrete Paths

Drainage & Concrete Paths

I've been reading and youtubing but a bit unclear. Can anybody advise the recommended fall? Recommended depth and width of depth for 100mm agi? Socked or not? Geo fabric…

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mattscib
Mar 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Sennaha
Sennaha
18 March

garden black beetle - Perth

garden black beetle - Perth

My native garden is struggling lately. I have pulled out a few dead ones all in the same area. After removal and watering I have notice these little beetles coming to the…

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Sennaha
Mar 18, 2019 1:30 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
14 March

Confused about Turf Underlay vs. Top Dressing

Confused about Turf Underlay vs. Top Dressing
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It's described as top dressing? Standard turf underlay is fine. Your better off with a sand/loan mix as organic mixes will compress and collapse leaving your levels lower…

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SteveMc
Mar 14, 2019 7:19 pm
SteveMc
kellisue
kellisue
14 March

Landscaping & decking - registered builder?

Landscaping & decking - registered builder?

Hey guys, I'm currently in process of getting quotes for a substantial amount of work to be done in my backyard, namely, decking, open pergola/structure, screening, turf,…

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kellisue
Mar 14, 2019 3:37 pm
kellisue
SteveMc
SteveMc
12 March

Sleeper retaining wall cover with HardieFlex or HardieTex

Sleeper retaining wall cover with HardieFlex or HardieTex

I can't understand why you would cover a timber sleeper retaining wall with cement sheet. If you've ever seen these walls after 12 months you would notice significant…

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SteveMc
Mar 12, 2019 7:10 pm
SteveMc

After trying many different resources for suggestions and coming up empty handed I thought this might be the right place to try. My garden is on quite a large incline…

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RogerRabit
Mar 05, 2019 10:04 am

I intend on removing the current 1.5m fence and replacing it with a 1.8m (paling pictured). From what I have read the paling can only extend max 150mm beyond the rail.…

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mrnavi
Mar 04, 2019 8:33 pm

We're located in Cobbitty N.S.W and started building with Coral Homes. We were required to…

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Juzntesh
Mar 03, 2019 1:46 pm
wayneo29
wayneo29
28 February

Colorbond fencing help

Colorbond fencing help

Woodland grey gets my vote. I don't see any green in it. Monument is too black.

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wayneo29
Feb 28, 2019 7:47 pm
Maria M
Maria M
28 February

Perlite & Vermiculite in Melbourne Area

Perlite & Vermiculite in Melbourne Area

If anyone is looking for either of these in the Melbourne area for cheap, cheap, cheap.... Anyone interested? ::wink:: Hi Kerry, Are you still looking for some people…

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Maria M
Feb 28, 2019 10:48 am
Nuri
Nuri
27 February

please recommend some plants for my new garden

please recommend some plants for my new garden

Thanks, will do. Sir Grange is nice but pricey.

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Nuri
Feb 27, 2019 3:11 pm
fyeahm
fyeahm
21 February

Sir walter buffalo backyard

Sir walter buffalo backyard

What did you use as top dress? I tried Hortico Top Dress from Bunnings once and it left some bark which got hot and burnt the lawn around it.

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fyeahm
Feb 21, 2019 1:49 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
20 February

what can I do with my backyard?

what can I do with my backyard?

Hello there, You can create a beautiful lawn out here with beautiful flower pots aligned with the boundary in L shaped and grass all around the floor and can make it look…

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brokenstick
Feb 20, 2019 12:40 pm
brokenstick
Plantcrazy
Plantcrazy
17 February

DYING LILLYPILLY

DYING LILLYPILLY

PLEASE HELP. MY MATURE LILLYPILLY IS DYING. IT BEGAN WITH SEVERE LEAF MOTTLING AT THE CROWN FOLLOWED BY LEAF DROP. THIS THEN PROGRESSES DOWN THE TREE. IT IS NOT PSYLLIDS,…

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Plantcrazy
Feb 17, 2019 8:34 pm

I'd llike some advice on how to prune these gardenia's back as they are getting too tall. I read a few web pages that said to trim them between leaf pairs but that…

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jonr
Feb 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Melslost
Melslost
16 February

New wood fence- mouldy wood

New wood fence- mouldy wood

Hi, anyone with experience in wood fencing I would like your thoughts on this: Fence is being installed but all the treated pine wood delivered has what looks like mould-…

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Melslost
Feb 16, 2019 4:59 am
Littlegem
Littlegem
11 February

Questions regarding new Buffalo turf

Questions regarding new Buffalo turf

Need to spray with fungicide every couple of weeks currently. Mancozeb would be a good start

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Littlegem
Feb 11, 2019 7:46 pm
psikore
psikore
1 February

Photinias being eaten!

Photinias being eaten!

You could try to setup a camera if you suspect animals. There are even specialised cameras with motion sensors which can trigger on movement.

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psikore
Feb 01, 2019 7:07 pm

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