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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
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

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

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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
sencillez
sencillez
19 January

Landscaping Costs

Landscaping Costs

Hi Jason would you mind sharing the companies and costs please thanks. We’re building in the western suburb

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sencillez
Jan 19, 2018 2:03 pm
lindsayr
lindsayr
18 January

Tropika turf - any opinions?

Tropika turf - any opinions?

Im currently comparing the 2 nicenurse. I am looking at something to lay beside some existing blue couch in a shadier area. How did you end up going? Thanks

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lindsayr
Jan 18, 2018 9:48 pm

I am after some advise, opinions or tips for my front landscape plan. Our land has a 30metre frontage and our house will be set back 15metres from the front. My husband…

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inexp_user
Jan 17, 2018 9:48 pm
inexp_user

Assistance with planning garden

Assistance with planning garden

It all depends on what you want to do and your budget really. Have you got some ideas on what you would like to do?

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Corinda dream 2016
Jan 03, 2018 9:57 pm
ayaman
ayaman
30 December 2017

How to achieve a white pool surround?

How to achieve a white pool surround?

Thank you! We found an awesome limestone product that is exactly what we were after! :-D

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ayaman
Dec 30, 2017 10:32 am
Dani_J
Dani_J
23 December 2017

Landscaping - trees for screening

Landscaping - trees for screening

We've got pittosporums at our current place and wouldn't hesitate to have them again. They are a great screening tree that needs minimal water. Only thing is they can grow…

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Dani_J
Dec 23, 2017 8:20 pm
cinder
cinder
19 December 2017

Is this quote reasonable??

Is this quote reasonable??
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That's ok. I get it. You could even put in a small tree like a crepe myrtle. Trees can add a nice depth. Anyway I'll shut-up now - it's your garden! (and very unlikely to…

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cinder
Dec 19, 2017 9:54 am
cinder
bashworth
bashworth
5 December 2017

what weed is this and how to control.

what weed is this and how to control.

It's Kikuyu, which is a summer grass. Typically it is more resistant to weed killers than other grasses. I actually prefer it to other grass species as it requires much…

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bashworth
Dec 05, 2017 6:38 am
bashworth
crazyas
crazyas
28 November 2017

Weed issue - new seeded grass area

Weed issue - new seeded grass area

thanks!, Just tried BIN-DIE as i had some on the shelf and it has already started showing signs of it working.

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crazyas
Nov 28, 2017 7:20 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
27 November 2017

Neighbours digging to fence line

Neighbours digging to fence line

OP have you had any resolution to this?

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cat_dunc
Nov 27, 2017 7:43 am
cat_dunc
kevintigerlink
kevintigerlink
14 November 2017

Gate and fencing hardware supplier

Gate and fencing hardware supplier

Hi, we are company base in Melbourne selling gate and fencing hardware, suitable for both commercial and domestic uses. We offer variety range of - gate hinges, from 80…

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kevintigerlink
Nov 14, 2017 9:44 am
mycl
mycl
9 November 2017

Artificial grass, best edging - Metal? Timber? Other?

Artificial grass, best edging - Metal? Timber? Other?

Hi all, I am planning to have artificial grass installed in the front yard. It is mainly rectangular in shape, bordered by garden beds mainly, except for a couple of…

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mycl
Nov 09, 2017 11:01 am
subdivide hopeful
subdivide hopeful
5 November 2017

Artificial Grass Melbourne Clayton Area

Artificial Grass Melbourne Clayton Area

I’m looking for a good quality artificial grass to buy and have installed in my front garden. I want the grass to look as real as possible and not shiny. I have had a…

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subdivide hopeful
Nov 05, 2017 1:53 pm
Adnan633
Adnan633
19 October 2017

Landscaping in Mickleham?

Landscaping in Mickleham?

Hi Adnan, can I ask for their details too and if you have any pics to share? Ta[/quote Ill try to upload some tonight we have only begun the first stage…

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Adnan633
Oct 19, 2017 5:17 am
karimaka
karimaka
11 October 2017

Help with my Turf

Help with my Turf

Thanks for the feedback! Really appreciated

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karimaka
Oct 11, 2017 8:22 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
6 October 2017

How do I care for this plant

How do I care for this plant

They look to my extremely uneducated eye to be something like a New Zealand Flax (Phormium), with the purple plant being something like Phormium Tenax Purpureum. If they…

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PVBuild
Oct 06, 2017 9:02 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
4 October 2017

Advice needed- What trees to plant outside kitchen window???

Advice needed- What trees to plant outside kitchen window???

Take a look at pittosporum silver sheen. It is an evergreen used mainly for hedges and screening if planted close together. We planted them along dead side of house and…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 04, 2017 2:27 pm
navman
navman
26 September 2017

Fencing and landscaping in Melbourne south east

Fencing and landscaping in Melbourne south east

Hello, My house is finishing construction and I need to organize fencing and landscaping. Does anyone have any recommendations in the Berwick / Clyde North area?

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navman
Sep 26, 2017 2:31 pm
GillyM
GillyM
26 September 2017

Ideas for tough plants for a very shady and dry spot

Ideas for tough plants for a very shady and dry spot

Cliveas do well in shady spots..... they say that they need a bit of water during warmer months, but during the cooler months they like it drier. I've had them under trees…

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GillyM
Sep 26, 2017 6:59 am
GillyM
SteveMc
SteveMc
20 September 2017

Quack grass in buffalo lawn

Quack grass in buffalo lawn

Yates buffalo pro concentrate. It's best to mix and use as a spray rather than the hose applicator bottles so you get good coverage and consistency. Add a drop of…

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SteveMc
Sep 20, 2017 4:23 pm
SteveMc
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PolkaDots
Sep 06, 2017 9:57 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September 2017

CONCRETE AND RETAINING WALL ADVICE NEEDED :

CONCRETE AND RETAINING WALL ADVICE NEEDED :

Patto we had a similar setup, just had a concreter out to look at it - we'll leave a 200mm gap between the concreting and the retaining wall. Be much easier if we ever…

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PVBuild
Sep 02, 2017 2:00 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
Talkey
Talkey
22 August 2017

Landscape Gardener in Surf Coast (Torquay)

Landscape Gardener in Surf Coast (Torquay)

Hi all, I'm just looking for recommendations for someone to do my garden on a new build in Torquay, Vic. Thanks in advance.

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Talkey
Aug 22, 2017 10:41 am
Talkey
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Ezza78
Aug 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Althom
Althom
27 July 2017

brown lawn

brown lawn

2 weeks ago? July is too late. If you were trying to avoid browning/yellowing in winter then the time to do something is in Autumn. I use a Buffalo specific fertilizer and…

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Althom
Jul 27, 2017 11:27 am
Althom
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
18 July 2017

Trailing/Cascading plant

Trailing/Cascading plant

Thanks. Cousin It! I love it.

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vgolfoz
Jul 18, 2017 10:27 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
2 July 2017

Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

Looks like the drainage around that tree could br poor... the plant is showing signs of being overwatered as the other trees are fine.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 02, 2017 11:43 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
2 July 2017

Approx costs for landscaping and blinds?

Approx costs for landscaping and blinds?

I can share my costs, don't know if it will help. I'm building a 3bdr single storey house in VIC. For sheer blinds to 3 windows, sheers & blockout blinds to 2 windows,…

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aloenyx
Jul 02, 2017 4:40 pm
aloenyx
skycloud
skycloud
27 June 2017

Where can I find certified organic soil (in bulk) in Melbour

Where can I find certified organic soil (in bulk) in Melbour

Hi, I am looking for certified organic soil for the veggie beds I will be setting up and if decently priced will also use for the lawn. Any idea where I can buy in bulk in…

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skycloud
Jun 27, 2017 3:58 pm

Hi All, I have a narrow lot and looking some guidance for some designs to do concreting and landscaping at front and back. here is my design. I did make couple of front…

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jmasood
Jun 12, 2017 6:33 am
jmasood
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May 2017

Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

Front Landscaping - tree/shrub suggestions please!

That's great! Hopefully new landscaper out next week has some great ideas as I need to get a revised landscaping plan to council. Current picture would be great.

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Gaudi
May 27, 2017 8:14 pm
ayaman
ayaman
2 May 2017

Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

That's a bit much if you ask me! I'd say if thats the price there is probably a very complicated water/drainage system that needs to be put in place though, you'll…

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ayaman
May 02, 2017 7:01 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 April 2017

Tree dimensions

Tree dimensions

Advanced tree nurseries will have skills and knowledge on trees beyond what garden centres offer. They will also tend to have healthier trees, as growing trees in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:06 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

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