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SteveMc
SteveMc
20 September

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

Hi We have a narrow walkway between fence and house, so very little light. Beech trees over the fence have been recently cut back so now there is a bit more more light,…

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belmaree
Sep 13, 2017 11:42 am
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PolkaDots
Sep 06, 2017 9:57 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September

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

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
Sriya
Sriya
20 August

Raised garden bed Cost

Raised garden bed Cost

Thanks for the detailed reply. I have learnt a lot from your post. Thanks again.

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Sriya
Aug 20, 2017 3:04 pm
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Ezza78
Aug 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Althom
Althom
27 July

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
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vgolfoz
Jul 18, 2017 10:27 am

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

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

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
jasonwg
jasonwg
1 June

Landscaping Costs

Landscaping Costs

Thanks! Sure where abouts in VIC are you and I will PM you some I found when researching ...

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jasonwg
Jun 01, 2017 10:58 pm
jasonwg
Gaudi
Gaudi
27 May

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

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

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

Advice appreciated.

Advice appreciated.

Are they risers to indicate surface storm water points? If so you just need to cut them down and attach a grate. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk

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shamuscassar.sc
Apr 14, 2017 6:57 am
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
5 April

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

I'd go a dusty charcoal myself. If you plan to plant the area, that colour looks great with lush foliage.

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vgolfoz
Apr 05, 2017 1:27 pm
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DeKa
Apr 01, 2017 5:36 pm
DeKa

Re-laying loose pavers?

Re-laying loose pavers?

If you have some mortar, that would be better.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 26, 2017 11:29 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Skinah
Skinah
26 March

How to kill couch grass under trees?

How to kill couch grass under trees?

Thanks I think the poison is needed. The cardboard may work for most grasses but after three months the couch is still stealing nutrients from under the cardboard with…

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Skinah
Mar 26, 2017 7:23 pm
algernon
algernon
25 March

Backyard size

Backyard size
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Note that when you mark out the dimensions in the park, the area will probably *look* smaller than the finished yard (with fences, house, other objects etc.) will…

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algernon
Mar 25, 2017 11:31 am

How to use chicken manure tea?

How to use chicken manure tea?

lol Get a aerator from an aquarium shop. Chuck a hand full of compost into a dirty old sock or your neighbours clean sock off their line. Brew the concoction with the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 24, 2017 12:54 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Landscape plans for council

Landscape plans for council

I don't know if this is still current but I'm doing my own now. I looked at lots of DA's that have been submitted to council and used the landscape designed as a template…

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 11, 2017 6:42 pm
Searching4 knowledge
PEARZ
PEARZ
10 March

Retaining wall help!!

Retaining wall help!!

Hi Cat_dunc, Yah just got notification that they have engineering report and applying for permits and works to get the retainer should be up by end of the month. After…

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PEARZ
Mar 10, 2017 9:36 am
PEARZ
6banga
6banga
20 February

Concrete left by builders

Concrete left by builders

which builder the same happen to use they mashed I into the soil as well as the driveway gravel they provide when building. I jacked up and made them remove it. We…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 6:17 pm
6banga
6banga
20 February

What is this grass growing with buffalo?

What is this grass growing with buffalo?

The mini pic it didn't look anything like kikuyu but the larger pics looks a bit like kikuyu. Can you take an even closer image if its kikuyu you should be able to see…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 5:51 pm
JLH222
JLH222
30 January

Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

I can recommend David Bennett from Gardens by Design. He's put a design together for us, very informative, listens and really knows his stuff.

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JLH222
Jan 30, 2017 3:18 pm
JLH222
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 January

Anyone used RTF turf?

Anyone used RTF turf?

I have tall fescue but I intend using RTF seed for patch repairs in Autumn. http://www.mckaysgrassseeds.com.au/rtf-tall-fescue/

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2017 8:55 am
SaveH2O

Update pics for the curious

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psyko
Jan 19, 2017 5:51 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
23 December 2016

HELP! Fixed lawn watering system with 3 x Impact Sprinklers?

HELP! Fixed lawn watering system with 3 x Impact Sprinklers?

Exactly. Run a few poly pipes to a few sections like east, West, and finish with a standard shut off valve and male hose clip to wherever it's convenient to connect your…

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SteveMc
Dec 23, 2016 10:00 pm
SteveMc
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

Soil or compost top up?

Soil or compost top up?

Half soil and half compost is great. Make sure the compost has been left to age.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 12:49 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

How should I deal with these weeds?

How should I deal with these weeds?

Yep pulling them out. Then lay some mulch like cypress to help inhibit the weeds.

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:55 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Paved area higher than decking area

Paved area higher than decking area

whatever works best for you is great.

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:34 pm
Turtle1
MrsT12
MrsT12
15 December 2016

Tree help (Victoria)

Tree help (Victoria)

Hi all! I was hoping someone could give me some suggestions for a tree? I know NOTHING about them, and am happy to research but need some suggestions to start me off!…

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MrsT12
Dec 15, 2016 3:39 pm
MrsT12
Marcey25
Marcey25
6 December 2016

HELP! Lawn Questions

HELP! Lawn Questions

Thanks for the replies. We went to a garden centre and what we're trying 1st is to spray the grass to kill the weeds. It seems to kind of be working. The dandelion weeds…

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Marcey25
Dec 06, 2016 1:58 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
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 ?
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 10:18 pm
Sabrinacharlie2016
Sabrinacharlie2016
23 November 2016

How can I prptect myself and solve this issue?

How can I prptect myself and solve this issue?

hi good evening. I hired someone to do the decking for me which cost me $5k. He "finished" the job and asked me to pay $4500 and leave $500 to pay after I review the…

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Sabrinacharlie2016
Nov 23, 2016 9:23 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
1 November 2016

Tree suggestions for side driveway

Tree suggestions for side driveway

Thanks shamuscassar will look at that

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Crazyk
Nov 01, 2016 6:22 am
Crazyk
TomCat
TomCat
27 October 2016

How long have you kept plants in pots before planting?

How long have you kept plants in pots before planting?

I started buying my plants (palms) in pots three years ago. Repotted once into very big pots. They got pretty established. Saved a lot of money

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TomCat
Oct 27, 2016 12:49 am
TomCat
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its
Oct 19, 2016 2:25 pm
Robina
Robina
13 October 2016

Deciduous Trees

Deciduous Trees

We have chosen a mature non fruiting pear for the front garden Nth aspect and three mature liquid ambers on the street verge Eastern aspect. We're on a corner block. They…

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Robina
Oct 13, 2016 11:38 am
Robina

Can some one please advice whether this is leaf curl fungus (Taphrina deformans) that has affected our nectarine tree? Please advice how it can be treated / avoided…

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chaitu_madala
Oct 12, 2016 10:37 am
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
11 October 2016

Pulling out Magnolia Little

Pulling out Magnolia Little

Thanks for that. Yes I agree. Wasn't thinking of asking much at all but just wasn't sure if anyone would be interested. I may just list them and be upfront and say they…

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vgolfoz
Oct 11, 2016 10:45 am


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