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JM1911A1
JM1911A1
11 September

Retaining suggestions - limestone vs cinder

Retaining suggestions - limestone vs cinder

Hi there, We're currently talking to our landscaper regarding some retaining (quite a lot really!) and we really like the clean finish of a rendered finish. Our…

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JM1911A1
Sep 11, 2017 3:10 pm
JM1911A1

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
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
30 July

Landscaper Recommendations - Mount Barker/Adelaide Hills

Landscaper Recommendations - Mount Barker/Adelaide Hills

Hi there, My partner and I are just starting our build of our new house in Mount Barker SA and was wondering if anyone had any good landscaper recommendations. We've…

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JM1911A1
Jul 30, 2017 3:53 pm
JM1911A1
rb759
rb759
27 December 2016

Application rate Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses confusion

Application rate Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses confusion

I've been doing a lot of research and thanks to Fu's wisdom I've finally got a fertilising schedule together. My only confusion is on the application rate of mainly Seasol…

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rb759
Dec 27, 2016 11:48 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners
1 ... 12, 13, 14

wow lots of posts. Use the right vegie mix. Soil mix is very important.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:43 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant
1, 2, 3

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 10:42 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 ?
1 ... 5, 6, 7

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 11:18 pm
Althom
Althom
13 November 2016

Landscaping ideas for back fence garden bed - need suggestio

Landscaping ideas for back fence garden bed - need suggestio

Similar situation. Put up a lattice frame and planted Star Jasmine. 5 years on lattice has all but disappeared under green growth and flowers

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Althom
Nov 13, 2016 11:24 pm
Althom
MJT
MJT
27 October 2016

Timber Retaining Wall

Timber Retaining Wall

Timber is cheaper, and can look quite nice. Just be prepared to possibly have to do some maintenance or replacement of the wood in a few years. Also, don't let the soil…

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MJT
Oct 27, 2016 11:14 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 September 2016

Crushed toppings for Adelaide

Crushed toppings for Adelaide

Lilydale toppings is not crusher dust. You may also look at granitic sand. It's a lot coarser than normal sand and will compact quite hard. It's typically what…

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Crazyk
Sep 04, 2016 10:34 am
Crazyk
Wilson63
Wilson63
28 July 2016

Clay soil

Clay soil

I've put in the plants listed below with little or none soil preparation and they are thriving. Adding gypsum (a clay breaker that allows air and water movement) or…

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Wilson63
Jul 28, 2016 6:28 pm
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
5 February 2016

HELP!!!! Retaining an unsold lot

HELP!!!! Retaining an unsold lot

The state of the land at registration date is considered to be the natural ground level. You are only required to retain as per natural ground level. Having said that, I…

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MadamImAdam
Feb 05, 2016 7:30 am
Matt1
Matt1
10 December 2015

Concrete sleeper lawn edging

Concrete sleeper lawn edging

As a garden edge I think that would be more than enough.

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Matt1
Dec 10, 2015 11:05 pm
Matt1
murcod
murcod
25 November 2015

Fence used as retaining wall & water run off - SA law?

Fence used as retaining wall & water run off - SA law?

Their house was the last built on the street. So the boundary fence would have been in place before they built. Our place has been cut in on our side and a moss rock…

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murcod
Nov 25, 2015 11:45 am
Shambini
Shambini
10 November 2015

Landscaper Recommendations - Adelaide

Landscaper Recommendations - Adelaide

The guy that installed our lawn and did some excavation was great. Bradley Rowntree Landscaping 0411789094.

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Shambini
Nov 10, 2015 9:04 pm
Shambini
allouttrees
allouttrees
3 November 2015

Looking for Tree Removal Adelaide ?

Looking for Tree Removal Adelaide ?

Our professionals have the knowledge and skills to offer a comprehensive tree services. In addition to tree removal, our specialists also perform stump removal, tree…

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allouttrees
Nov 03, 2015 6:32 pm
Wanbrow
Wanbrow
25 October 2015

Any idea what this is?

Any idea what this is?

thanks for the answers. i was seriously about to pull it out when i remembered this post. been a long time since I've been in the garden!

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Wanbrow
Oct 25, 2015 6:35 pm
hlc
hlc
9 September 2015

extend retaining wall

extend retaining wall

Unfortunately, the builder has the details of the contours map. I will try finding some plans. But I have attached a sketch of the plan in my dropbox (I don't know how to…

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hlc
Sep 09, 2015 10:27 pm
Roann
Roann
24 August 2015

Spray Kikuyu out of Zoysia Lawn?

Spray Kikuyu out of Zoysia Lawn?

Just want to let others know how we've got on. We're in southern SA near the coast - warmer than Melbourne but cooler than Sydney. We ended up replanting our back lawn…

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Roann
Aug 24, 2015 4:41 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
6 August 2015

Tree identification

Tree identification

1st is maybe a Euc grandis, but I would have to see the whole of the trees to know. If they are you have a problem. They grow huge. 2nd is a wattle (acacia). 3rd is a…

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Treeseachanger
Aug 06, 2015 11:53 pm
djlanceuppercut
djlanceuppercut
17 June 2015

Retaining Wall using gabion baskets

Retaining Wall using gabion baskets

By using a lower gauge steel (such as 3mm), the baskets can tend to "bulge" if stacked more than 1 level high. The steel struggles to hold the rock/stone in a form the…

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djlanceuppercut
Jun 17, 2015 10:02 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
16 June 2015

What's this plant?

What's this plant?

yep, the local nursery will stock several varieties of box hedge. just go in an ask or take…

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Ponzu
Jun 16, 2015 3:12 pm
hachy
hachy
7 June 2015

Paver/landscaper named buster

Paver/landscaper named buster

hoping somebody lurking might happen to know of a guy going by the name buster who does paving and I believe landscaping. Our house was in barossa valley sa but I don't…

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hachy
Jun 07, 2015 12:48 pm
hachy
gazza_nz73
gazza_nz73
24 April 2015

Combining Concrete Driveway Slab with besser block retaining

Combining Concrete Driveway Slab with besser block retaining

Thanks for the cracking/reinforcement advice. The drawing was purely a concept only and not engineered yet. All of the advice has been great it has confirmed for me what I…

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gazza_nz73
Apr 24, 2015 11:02 pm
boosta
boosta
8 April 2015

Reactive soil - Concrete + Paving or pattern pave concrete?

Reactive soil - Concrete + Paving or pattern pave concrete?

I went with concrete (coloured) for perimeter and exp agg for driveway, this time instead of pavers, yes with reactive soil class of E-D/ P(fill). In your case, I will…

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boosta
Apr 08, 2015 4:05 pm

We have a mixture of grass, softfall, artificial turf, concrete and mod wood in our kids area.…

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kyton
Apr 04, 2015 3:01 pm
kyton
Random
Random
7 December 2014

Tap timer with more than 7 days

Tap timer with more than 7 days

I don't want to encourage shallow root growth and there is more loss to evaporation when watering less but more often.

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Random
Dec 07, 2014 12:57 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 October 2014

fruit trees for the garden

fruit trees for the garden
1, 2

You are lucky EandM. The little buggers have trimmed ours every year since it was planted and we are yet to see an Avocado! They seem to especially like the flowers and…

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Stewie D
Oct 25, 2014 10:13 pm
ST13
ST13
23 September 2014

Wood Retaining Walls vs White Ants

Wood Retaining Walls vs White Ants

Thanks for the information. Just looking for any recommendations regarding to my apartment to determine whether there are white ants or bug issue? Does anyone know good…

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ST13
Sep 23, 2014 2:25 pm
Ellie_SA
Ellie_SA
7 September 2014

Turf choices, Adelaide

Turf choices, Adelaide

Hi everyone, We're looking to turf 50sqm of barren, scorched clay in full sun. I'm not sure about soil pH, etc. I have been a long-term reader of the soil preparation…

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Ellie_SA
Sep 07, 2014 1:41 am
vladmari
vladmari
29 August 2014

How to Grow Stone Fruit With No Copper Sulphate

How to Grow Stone Fruit With No Copper Sulphate

OK, have done some research and reading. Thanks strawlizzy for mentioning it. Will be planting this green manure in my garden this year.…

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vladmari
Aug 29, 2014 4:14 pm
vladmari
Tbags
Tbags
20 July 2014

Landscape Design HELP

Landscape Design HELP

Hi Vouge, It also has to do with $$$$. I agree with strawlizzy with the suggestions...but if the lawn is done properly it can be a really good view from the pool to the…

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Tbags
Jul 20, 2014 10:23 pm
Tbags
Landed_Gentry
Landed_Gentry
14 July 2014

Stormwater Drainage

Stormwater Drainage

Can't really redirect them without MAJOR earthworks. They sit in, and the outflow is into, a natural swale. However, it's unfortunately relatively flat and the water just…

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Landed_Gentry
Jul 14, 2014 9:22 pm
littlegong
littlegong
11 July 2014

Landscape help for new construction

Landscape help for new construction

Due to my lack of knowledge i just grabbed whatever i could find. At the time i went to the local library here and borrowed an app made by Sierra, called 3d Garden…

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littlegong
Jul 11, 2014 9:19 pm
B STAR
B STAR
23 June 2014

Is this type of Soil usable for anything ?

Is this type of Soil usable for anything ?

Hey Tina, I have never used Molasses. I read others talk about it. What will it do for my lawn form your experience??

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B STAR
Jun 23, 2014 10:24 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 May 2014

Planting - Southern Flinders Ranges

Planting - Southern Flinders Ranges

Cool, once they are established and a few years old they should look really nice. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 26, 2014 1:28 pm
jonno
jonno
20 April 2014

Help needed with sloping front landscaping. Ideas please....

Help needed with sloping front landscaping. Ideas please....

You could run a smaller retaining wall parallel to footpath and in line with the meters; that would hold the soil area and allow you to create a garden area and install a…

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jonno
Apr 20, 2014 2:44 am
jonno
SimonR
SimonR
15 April 2014

Creeping Oxalis in new Buffalo lawn

Creeping Oxalis in new Buffalo lawn

Ultimately, using any weed killers on a new lawn is a bit of a no-no until the grass is established. Normally, an established lawn is defined as being mowed 4 times.…

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SimonR
Apr 15, 2014 6:46 pm
SimonR
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
6 April 2014

Are pencil pine (glauca) roots invasive

Are pencil pine (glauca) roots invasive

I would say they should be ok root wise. You do know they can grow quite tall and cause other problems? I had about 10 along my fencelines a few years back. Some were…

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BoxJelly
Apr 06, 2014 9:38 pm
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boosta
Apr 01, 2014 2:19 pm
Shambini
Shambini
1 April 2014

Landscape Designers in Adelaide - Recommendations please!

Landscape Designers in Adelaide - Recommendations please!

Hey Broom, check out your PM. I used a forum member "Cherub" who has put together a great landscape design plan for…

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Shambini
Apr 01, 2014 1:30 pm
Shambini
SimonR
SimonR
31 March 2014

Improve clay soil couch lawn

Improve clay soil couch lawn

Hi Folks, new member to the forum here. I am in Adelaide with a couch lawn front and back. Front lawn was laid April last year with instant turf, and the back was…

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SimonR
Mar 31, 2014 11:50 pm
SimonR
kexkez
kexkez
24 March 2014

murraya compost

murraya compost

I'd add some perlite to the hole as well as this will lighten up the heaviness of the soil. I have lots of clay and rock mix at my place. The plants that seem to do…

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kexkez
Mar 24, 2014 11:22 am
kexkez
SimonR
SimonR
23 March 2014

Winter grass

Winter grass

Hey Kempe, I am in Adelaide with the same grass on similar soil. Post emergent control is just a pain, so this year I did a bit of research and found that a pre-emergent…

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SimonR
Mar 23, 2014 1:50 pm
SimonR
filthydeluxe
filthydeluxe
4 March 2014

Feature trees for the Adelaide Hills

Feature trees for the Adelaide Hills

So the Wife and I were wandering the hills nurseries looking for a medium tree with weeping foliage that will go well in clay soil. Ended up with a Redwood. So obviously…

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filthydeluxe
Mar 04, 2014 9:06 pm
filthydeluxe
Peter2012
Peter2012
22 February 2014

FREE CLEAN SOIL WANTED URGENTLY, FLAGSTAFF HILL SA

FREE CLEAN SOIL WANTED URGENTLY, FLAGSTAFF HILL SA

Hi, guys, I'm looking for the chance of getting around 20 tons or less of clean, garden soil for free, hopefully in a few days. If you have some, please call me on…

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Peter2012
Feb 22, 2014 2:32 pm


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