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

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George
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If the budget stretches then the blocks always look great. If it doesnt then you could use those really thick hardwood sleepers instead of treated pine. They'd last you…

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cat_dunc
Sep 26, 2017 10:07 pm
cat_dunc

Works started this week with the footings for the brick fence and garden bed. All done in a day. Brick layer expected to start next week. For those interested, I…

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SteveMc
Sep 26, 2017 4:40 pm
SteveMc
Tribe7
Tribe7
24 September

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in
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How do you split up your reply like you did to mine? That's very cool. I dunno Cat I'm a bit of a tight ar7e and won't spend if I don't have too. I'm going to go all the…

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Tribe7
Sep 24, 2017 7:16 pm
Tribe7
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TheBigHouse
Sep 11, 2017 8:00 pm

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
aspire029
aspire029
22 August

Retaining wall drainage, plumbing concerns.

Retaining wall drainage, plumbing concerns.

These core drilled holes are core drilled to where ever the agi pipes will Tee off into which is pretty much close to the footing. Behind that area will be water…

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aspire029
Aug 22, 2017 1:33 pm

Finally got approval this week for the works. Updated main plan with detail sheet for side elevations Each reference with side view elevation Materials now…

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SteveMc
Aug 21, 2017 2:43 pm
SteveMc
inflames62
inflames62
20 August

Kellyville Landscape Design + Construction Recommendations

Kellyville Landscape Design + Construction Recommendations

Hi Is anyone able to recommend a good design & construct landscape company servicing the hills district ? Ive been searching online for weeks, had a few leads that went…

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inflames62
Aug 20, 2017 2:58 pm

Thanks all. We ended up getting sleepers from a place called EDH on the south coast NSW. They look fantastic. Gal H posts look good. Now the fun part digging the holes.…

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Tom2016
Aug 18, 2017 8:06 pm
Tom2016

Anyone done these design for their Landscape yet?

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Orpheus
Aug 03, 2017 5:45 pm
Orpheus
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 July

Landscaping a lawn over a concrete Jungle!

Landscaping a lawn over a concrete Jungle!

I vote get rid of all the concrete. We decided to bury some in our yard and I massively regret it. "Oh we'll never put a plant here" said me last year. Now I want to put…

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cat_dunc
Jul 24, 2017 8:15 pm
cat_dunc

Hi Guys, I was Googling for answers on how to revive my Sir Walter lawn plus remove "foreign" grass when I came across this thread. I hope it's not wrong to revive an…

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MadMax1412
Jun 26, 2017 12:46 pm
MadMax1412
fariha
fariha
6 June

Wheelbarrows

Wheelbarrows
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It is impossible to do think about a garden without gardening tools. This tools play an important role for making a successful garden. There are lots of tools for…

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fariha
Jun 06, 2017 8:16 am
6banga
6banga
2 June

how to green up buffalo for winter.

how to green up buffalo for winter.

HI Winter has hit in nsw and my lawn is looking a tad yellowish. Anything I can put down to help it get green and stay a bit stronger over winter time? Thanks

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6banga
Jun 02, 2017 6:17 pm
6banga
6banga
19 May

Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

I dont think they are hammerheads thats the closest thing I culd find to them but they def. dont have the hammerhead they are just black and all flat pretty much…

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6banga
May 19, 2017 6:35 pm

Nice /Shrub Tree

Nice /Shrub Tree

The pic is not a magnolia. There are various varieties of magnolias available. For example, we have the magnolia teddy bear, which is a lot smaller and compact. Sent…

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shamuscassar.sc
May 19, 2017 7:27 am

Landscaping of a sloping backyard

Landscaping of a sloping backyard

You have an almost identical block to the one we will be building on, but we don't have any plans for a pool. The back of the house has an 860mm cut to the right corner,…

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CG Scardycat
May 13, 2017 3:39 pm

Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

It's only the top 400mm you want to worry about. Plant roots will not populate soils below that depth (often) because oxygen is too low. Try choose something that is a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 6:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

Murraya hedging questions

Murraya hedging questions

1. I have some in beds just 30cm deep from the fence and I don't look at the fence. 2. Drop the plants in a pace a part, that will be about a metre. Don't fluff about…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:32 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

My sisters is the same. For her it was required by SE water due to being in a flood zone. How many steps will you have at the front/back of the house?

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:08 pm

Hey everyone, We are new to building so apologies if this has been answered before! We are building a single level house. We haven't had an offical site inspection yet…

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:04 pm
cross74
cross74
21 April

Landscape Plan for existing house

Landscape Plan for existing house

Hello Cross74, This is Scott, an experienced Landscape Architecture. We are a Landscape firm/Landscape Contractor company in NY, we can provide you the most unique &…

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cross74
Apr 21, 2017 12:57 pm

Inground trampolines

Inground trampolines

Try to read this DIY inground Instructions at http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2011/05 ... tions.html. Hope this helps. :)

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nathancrowley
Apr 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)
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Wow, I love the colour of the oiled deck! Beautiful!

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The_Joneses
Apr 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Francid1010
Francid1010
31 March

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Hi all, I had several areas where there were bare patches and ditches in my lawn. I covered them with top soil in hope that the grass would spread across it and cover…

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Francid1010
Mar 31, 2017 9:25 am

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. however, BeatrixKiddo is on the money for the less adventurous or skilled.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 27, 2017 11:21 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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Lexi64
Mar 27, 2017 1:28 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
12 March

Landscape plans for CDC

Landscape plans for CDC

My estate has an example landscape plan, I just signed it and that's what my builder submitted.

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aloenyx
Mar 12, 2017 10:06 am
aloenyx

Pop up Sprinklers for Turf

Pop up Sprinklers for Turf

Hunter MP rotators are the benchmark for efficient irrigation. (No not subsurface) No brainer. Get from an proper irrigation shop. Also look at using the Hunter…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer

3m fall is the new 1m fall...

3m fall is the new 1m fall...

Bahahaha a great outlook you have. Pun intended

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needsausername
Mar 02, 2017 11:44 am
needsausername
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
8 February

Driveway recommendations

Driveway recommendations

I'd suggest investing in exposed aggregate instead of coloured concrete as there's less chance of them stuffing up the surface finish. Well seems that way from what I've…

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cat_dunc
Feb 08, 2017 8:35 pm
cat_dunc
psyko
psyko
19 January

Palmetto vs Sapphire Buffalo - which is softer

Palmetto vs Sapphire Buffalo - which is softer

I have both and it's hard to tell them apart. The Palmetto at the front is having thatch problems but still looks amazing. Sapphire feels softer and less thatch. Both are…

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psyko
Jan 19, 2017 5:43 am
bashworth
bashworth
15 January

Rain garden/ drain

Rain garden/ drain

A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground.

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bashworth
Jan 15, 2017 5:06 pm
bashworth
BL35ED
BL35ED
14 January

LARGE Stepping stones

LARGE Stepping stones

Hey all in process of doing landscaping...can anyone tell me where I can find larger stepping stones in Sydney? 80x40 90x45 100x50 These are the sort of sizes im after... Thank you

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BL35ED
Jan 14, 2017 4:57 pm
Krisssy
Krisssy
13 January

Spacing between plants to create informal hedge

Spacing between plants to create informal hedge

Mine are nearly twice 60cm spacing. Is it possible to replant closer or will that damage the plants??

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Krisssy
Jan 13, 2017 10:48 am
Wendylovespets
Wendylovespets
11 January

Idea's for a 'wow' shrub

Idea's for a 'wow' shrub

Fairy Magnolia? Magnolia Little Gem? (and various related). I also have a soft spot for the large flowered deciduous magnolias - the "Little Girl" series only grow 3 - 4…

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Wendylovespets
Jan 11, 2017 3:19 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
17 December 2016

How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

The only thing more than turtle stated is a wetting agent as only water is needed to keep it green, and the wetting agent helps the soil absorb and disperse the moisture…

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SteveMc
Dec 17, 2016 10:00 pm
SteveMc
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Organic Compost Sydney for new 200mm topsoil

Organic Compost Sydney for new 200mm topsoil

You can use a 50/50 blend if you want. Then add some 80/20 topsoil for top dressing. Go along to a centre and have a look for yourself. I cant say who we are yet but we…

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 1:06 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Future retaining wall

Future retaining wall

Used railway sleepers are a great option.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:00 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Best Sydney Turf Variety

Best Sydney Turf Variety

Sir Walter is popular and pretty hardy.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:57 am
Turtle1
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
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
appsmartvn
appsmartvn
5 December 2016

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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Ahhh, but tyres are an environmental nightmare and contaminate ground water and harm soil health. There have been significant studies into the use of recycled tyres and…

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appsmartvn
Dec 05, 2016 10:18 pm
shamuscassar.sc
shamuscassar.sc
5 December 2016

Seasonal trees

Seasonal trees

There are many varieties available. They are deciduous though. We have a combination of evergreen and deciduous trees to complement each other. The crabapple we have a…

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shamuscassar.sc
Dec 05, 2016 4:41 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 November 2016

Yuccas

Yuccas

Yeah they are extensive like any tree when they are huge, these ones aren't huge. Seriously though, get a qualified arborist to inspect the trees. It won't cost much,…

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BeatrixKiddo
Nov 28, 2016 9:13 pm
bg100
bg100
14 November 2016

Stone retaining wall - advice needed

Stone retaining wall - advice needed

Hi, just bumping this thread again. I have decided to go with a dry stack wall as I have found enough large rocks to do the job. I have read many varying opinions on…

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bg100
Nov 14, 2016 8:18 pm
6banga
6banga
29 October 2016

Seamungus Fertiliser

Seamungus Fertiliser

Hi Everyone. I put sown a whole bag of seamungos on my buffalo turf today its the plant variety as its all I could get. I just picked up handfuls and chucked it etc then…

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6banga
Oct 29, 2016 4:02 pm
braddy_
braddy_
27 October 2016

Rendered front fence

Rendered front fence

Hello, Our house is hopefully about to start getting built. I am considering getting our front fence done in a brick (cinder block?) Rendered look. Who type of trade…

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braddy_
Oct 27, 2016 6:12 am


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