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Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant
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Mulch is fantastic to use and also helps to cut down weeds and moisture retention. Love the way it gives back to the soil as well.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:42 am
Turtle1
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 :)
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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

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

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
shazaw
shazaw
18 June

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George
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Landscaper back working again today, there are too many prep for different area. Every where is digging and digging. We had changed our mind again for the shape of…

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shazaw
Jun 18, 2018 9:44 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 June

Garden lighting brand?

Garden lighting brand?

I found these guys very helpful. I emailed landscape plan and photos to the store https://sunshoweronline.com.au/garden-lighting Below also look like may have a range of…

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Gaudi
Jun 14, 2018 8:27 pm
Gina
Gina
12 June

Grass Identificationh

Grass Identificationh

Great thank you. Need to replace some that we ruined on a neighbours fence line when the fencers were working.

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Gina
Jun 12, 2018 5:54 pm

Building retaining wall

Building retaining wall

Need reliable and affordable landscaper recommendations for building retaining wall and a deck in Cherrybrook NSW.

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indu.singh0602
Jun 11, 2018 5:20 pm
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BrownDog77
Jun 08, 2018 6:57 am

Removing rock to lay turf

Removing rock to lay turf

I have an old rock retaining wall in the middle of my lawn that now needs to have lawn at the top of the walls current height. The wall is not load bearing and just in the…

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aaronaaronaaron
Jun 05, 2018 12:20 pm

Potting & soil mix

Potting & soil mix

I have a potting mix recipe that calls for sharp sand. Can't find it anywhere. Could zeolite be classified as sharp sand? Or does anybody know what sharp sand is called in…

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Suewoodroffe1
Jun 04, 2018 2:57 pm
colin1
colin1
1 June

Just Laid Matilda Turf atthis time of year

Just Laid Matilda Turf atthis time of year

Thanks for the reply. After looking at your lawn pictures if mine turns out anything like yours I will be verry happy Col

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colin1
Jun 01, 2018 10:32 am
colin1
gwu69
gwu69
28 May

Build over Easement dilemma, Any Suggestions?

Build over Easement dilemma, Any Suggestions?

We have a 1.83m Easement along the west boundary, try to apply for BOE consent from council in order to build a masonry fence with wrought iron infills. However, council…

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gwu69
May 28, 2018 11:18 pm
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Gaudi
May 22, 2018 11:13 pm
matt1927
matt1927
21 May

Fencing Questions

Fencing Questions

Good point about being climbable. We will need to consider this when choosing the gap size between slats. We have some quotes coming in now for both wooden and metal so I…

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matt1927
May 21, 2018 10:43 am

Synthetic Grass

Synthetic Grass
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Hi, I am actually using Nice Backyard's Synthetic Grass www.nicebackyard. It's really great, so is the price too. i have been using it for almost 2…

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cassidyrhae
May 18, 2018 9:57 am

Hi folks, I'd love your thoughts about this concept sketch I've put together for landscaping to a raised terrace at the front of our home. See sketches attached. Like…

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rogerwilco
May 14, 2018 9:41 am
Littlegem
Littlegem
13 May

Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

I grow Lilly Lilly's for a living in my wholesale nursery. Here are some tips - -Prune lightly every 3mths taking approx 5cm off the top and front of hedge. -mulch well &…

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Littlegem
May 13, 2018 5:44 pm
gillybean
gillybean
10 May

Help on backyard - are we making the right choice of house?

Help on backyard - are we making the right choice of house?

Agreed. The last thing you want after cooking a meal is to eat it in an adjacent dining area.

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gillybean
May 10, 2018 11:49 pm
gillybean

laying soil and Turf myself

laying soil and Turf myself

It’s not at the moment cause Titan running their wheelbarrows over it and the weather change has dried it out a bit. This was after a week or so of rain Building our…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
May 07, 2018 9:24 pm
1sttimer_stoneridge
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 May

Rainwater Garden

Rainwater Garden

Have you done a forum search? Melbourne Water website is informative. https://www.melbournewater.com.au/commu ... aingardens

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SaveH2O
May 07, 2018 6:37 pm
SaveH2O

irrigation for acreage

irrigation for acreage

we have 2 acres that will mostly be used for horses looking at some irrigation ideas looks like i am going to need multiple large water tanks looking at this sprinkler

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aussieta
May 05, 2018 6:08 pm
aussieta

Hi all We'll be filling in some of the building cut from around out house, which means we'll have to put retaining walls there, but I have no idea how to approach…

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Mikes005
May 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Mikes005

Hi everyone

Hi everyone

They probably just need your suburb and state Take your address out first though

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onewhite
May 03, 2018 7:24 am
meowys
meowys
29 April

Half or full landscape for backyard.

Half or full landscape for backyard.

Ah, sorry, 1m x 7.6m. Good point regarding having some low maintenance and basic plants. Thanks all.

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meowys
Apr 29, 2018 7:55 pm
henry007a
henry007a
25 April

WA - Coastal brown ants

WA - Coastal brown ants
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Hi, I bought Amdro from Bunnings. On first day, I was so happy to see the ants take the stuff away, back to their nests. However, when I applied again on second day…

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henry007a
Apr 25, 2018 10:42 pm
onewhite
onewhite
24 April

Pittosporum hedge - can we sell or just cut it down?

Pittosporum hedge - can we sell or just cut it down?

Thanks ;) I haven't advertised yet, as we are in the very early stages of figuring out what we want to do with the backyard and I wanted to gauge interest in whether we…

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onewhite
Apr 24, 2018 11:04 am

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Hi CrazyK - just came across this - we used diggers.com.au service - we are members, it was incredibly affordable and Keith did an amazing job! Would highly recommend!

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mynameisjonas
Apr 24, 2018 10:35 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 April

Pruning Fig Tree - how to

Pruning Fig Tree - how to

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible ... -trees.htm Best time to prune is winter in Melbourne after the short but delicious fruiting season is well and truly over.

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Gaudi
Apr 14, 2018 3:45 pm

Garden Kerbing Edging prices Perth?

Garden Kerbing Edging prices Perth?

Hi all, My wife and I are looking at having a air…

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Matt Fence Finish
Apr 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Matt Fence Finish
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lp77
Apr 12, 2018 1:22 am
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
3 April

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta
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Great plant selections and well done on the DIY lighting and irrigation rig.

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cat_dunc
Apr 03, 2018 11:57 am
cat_dunc

Hi there Just joined your forum and was hoping for some usual and friendly advise. Can you please Identify from the image what this is, I am assuming it is a weed, as it…

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-greenfingers
Apr 02, 2018 8:31 am
Resolute88
Resolute88
1 April

Playground Ideas - Softfall Material

Playground Ideas - Softfall Material

Thanks Julia. Is the area at the bottom of the slide rubber? When i mentioned softfall I was referring to the rubber surface that you find at a lot of council…

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Resolute88
Apr 01, 2018 9:23 pm
MrsT12
MrsT12
28 March

Tree help (Victoria)

Tree help (Victoria)

Hi! We still haven’t done a great deal, whoops! We planted a cleaveland ornamental pear in the centre of the front yard, and it’s doing great (has a few super heavy…

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MrsT12
Mar 28, 2018 2:35 pm
MrsT12
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TheBigHouse
Mar 27, 2018 1:03 pm
vikushivu
vikushivu
21 March

Landscaping / Artificial Grass - Contact (Brisbane West )

Landscaping / Artificial Grass - Contact (Brisbane West )

Hi There, Looking for Landscaper who is expert on installing Artificial Grass. Any Idea on Costing per Sqm (Supply & Install) ? which size I will be looking at as there…

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vikushivu
Mar 21, 2018 10:55 am
Mikes005
Mikes005
19 March

Recommendations for diggers / landscape gardeners - Melb

Recommendations for diggers / landscape gardeners - Melb

Hi, all We've had a garden designer plan a garden for us in the backyard which will require a hefty bit of digging and leveling (around 20 by 18 metres with a 1.5 metre…

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Mikes005
Mar 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Mikes005

Hi all, first post! I planted Lilly Pilli (Compact) in a garden bed which has a retaining wall on the neighbours side. The side common with the neighbours beautiful…

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andrei84
Mar 14, 2018 8:54 pm
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pandibabi
Mar 14, 2018 4:23 pm
pandibabi
CG Scardycat
CG Scardycat
12 March

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question

Sorry for the very late response. Thanks Steve Mc, i didn't think of that. I know nothing about retaining walls at all. Shazaw i wish i could, but we have a 1m cut…

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CG Scardycat
Mar 12, 2018 6:00 am

What type of timber is this fence?

What type of timber is this fence?

ok great thanks! :) :) I am organising some fencing quotes now so hopefully I can achieve this look

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littleredrobyn
Mar 11, 2018 8:23 am

Lily Pilly with Brown leaves

Lily Pilly with Brown leaves

Bit late now but it needs a bit of regular water to get it tbrough the peak heat. If your plant is stressed like this without evidence of pests or disease seasol or…

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danu garden care
Mar 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Hi all :-) Im hopeing to get some advice on harsh trimming the tree in the image. I presume its a cypress. I need to get it shorter and would also like to take a lot of the…

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danu garden care
Mar 09, 2018 1:23 pm
damienh7
damienh7
27 February

Help! Carport position for best street appeal?

Help! Carport position for best street appeal?

Yeah, good call. That's a thought I'd had and would go with in an ideal scenario. Timber frame, double width, tied into the house etc. Unfortunately the budget is…

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damienh7
Feb 27, 2018 9:45 am
Jeeta23
Jeeta23
20 February

What is this - storm water drain?

What is this - storm water drain?

No worries Yes, essentially that what it is - a storm water drainage system for property. If it is done the right way, it will protect your slab from water issues too.

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Jeeta23
Feb 20, 2018 9:31 am

Hi all, On holidays doing some major flooring renovations at my home. So while off I need to spend some time in the garden. Here is yesterdays efforts in the sun... hot…

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Michelle
Feb 19, 2018 9:15 am
Michelle
SteveMc
SteveMc
12 February

Plastic planks for retaining wall?

Plastic planks for retaining wall?

Check out Aussie concrete products. They have 2m sections of concrete sleepers.

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SteveMc
Feb 12, 2018 7:16 am
SteveMc
Bananimal
Bananimal
8 February

Raised garden bed Cost

Raised garden bed Cost

Hey just putting this in here. I found after adding up the costs of building a timber raised garden bed it was cheapper and longer lasting for me to buy a small Vegepod…

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Bananimal
Feb 08, 2018 12:16 pm
lespalms
lespalms
4 February

Wooden slat fence below soil level

Wooden slat fence below soil level

Good idea. No, there's concrete on the other side. The only thing with doing the stones with the current setup, is that the brick edging is only superficial and doesn't…

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lespalms
Feb 04, 2018 12:03 pm

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