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Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
12 September

Success with residental Fertigation Products?

Success with residental Fertigation Products?

Hi I did see some threads here from a while back but can anyone recommend Fertigation products? I want to be able to put Seasol through my 200-300m of Boreline drippers…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
7 September

Bore Staining - Irrigation Design considerations

Bore Staining - Irrigation Design considerations

Found this informative link Iron deposit problems (ochre) in drip irrigation systems have been reported mainly in the United…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 07, 2017 6:58 pm

Hi see below image Site is all sand. However as per another thread I will import clay, probably Soil Solver Clay Plus at 10kg p m2. So the top section behind the wall @…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
6 September

Irrigation Components - MP Rotators vs RainBird RVAN, Articu

Irrigation Components - MP Rotators vs RainBird RVAN, Articu

Lakeside, I meant to add on the Hunter MP Rotators vs Rainbird RVANS I was told that RVANS are better suited to bores, as they throw a larger amount of water out and…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 06, 2017 4:43 pm
jaredlia
jaredlia
6 September

Mortar mix

Mortar mix

Awesome! thanks very much. See how I go. Cheers for the advice. Appreciated!

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jaredlia
Sep 06, 2017 10:31 am
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
5 September

Couch vs Empire Zoyisa

Couch vs Empire Zoyisa

Hi ok, I didn't realise couch was that intensive, the turf companies that sell both made out that in summer both require a fortnightly mow. The 6 hours you mention, assume…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 05, 2017 11:11 pm
Lakeside Paving
Lakeside Paving
5 September

Soil Ammendments - Time to drop Bentonite clay and zeolite?

Soil Ammendments - Time to drop Bentonite clay and zeolite?

Mate the existing sand will be fine. Add it then quickly run the rotary hoe back over it or even just give it a rake to the rough level. This will just allow some of the…

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Lakeside Paving
Sep 05, 2017 7:12 pm
Lakeside Paving

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
6banga
6banga
18 August

Empire Zoyisa vs Soft Leaf buffalo -Sir Walter, PALMETTO etc

Empire Zoyisa vs Soft Leaf buffalo -Sir Walter, PALMETTO etc

+ 1 Sapphire I have it in NSW not to sure how it would fair in Perth though. Its an excellent Grass it just tolerates the frost here goes a bit yellow but bounces back…

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6banga
Aug 18, 2017 5:13 pm

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Ill second the advice on white oil, It burned my plants despite following directions. I balcony gardened for a long time, And that leaf curl always occurred after heavy…

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Russell_inthe_bushes
Aug 18, 2017 10:17 am
mitch7391
mitch7391
6 August

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos
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Has anyone else attempted anything similar? I am wondering how I would discretely do the retic to the gro wall in this set up, I obviously want to plan everything out…

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mitch7391
Aug 06, 2017 7:01 pm
arrow224
arrow224
21 July

Advice needed about back garden!

Advice needed about back garden!

I am a new home owner too. Me and my wife Ana are interested in providing more green to our yard. For a start what we have in mind is something…

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arrow224
Jul 21, 2017 1:56 pm

Soil Preparation for Empire Zoysia - can a pre made lawn mix

Soil Preparation for Empire Zoysia - can a pre made lawn mix

Hi I have looked partly though the thread I saw mention of Greenlife soils as being a quality supplier, I have used them for ready to plant mediums , Native mix. I…

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Jason Kirkness
Jul 07, 2017 6:22 pm

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

You can cut out patches of buffalo grass using a spade. Then plant them where you want it. Use your spade to dig down just far enough to get under the grass. Then use…

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AnnPerkins
May 15, 2017 8:55 pm

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Any recommendations for someone to build and render a retaining wall and letter box in Perth (Western suburbs area)? Thanks

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lazandjohn
May 03, 2017 9:30 am

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from. Pinkabelle is one that comes to mind. It would a be perfect size. The Little Gems…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March

Weep Holes and Landscaping

Weep Holes and Landscaping

In WA, anything seems to go regardless of what the National Construction Code (NCC) states about weep holes or the Damp Proof Course (DPC). There are a few threads on…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2017 4:48 pm
SaveH2O
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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer

help with buffalo lawn!

help with buffalo lawn!

Not a believer in grubs being an issue and this is shared by many in senior turf management. Search my posts on lawn beetle. Wonderful lawn helpers. Fungicides should be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Berek
Berek
7 March

Sentrel cable balustrade

Sentrel cable balustrade

My bad. I saw cable and googled pool fence. However you did say horizontal in your post which is what i was commenting on.

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Berek
Mar 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Megan0870
Megan0870
10 February

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Hi All, We laid a Empire Zoysia lawn (in the heat) 2 weeks ago, however we've had days/week of very wet weather for a Perth Summer and I was wondering if the lawn needs…

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Megan0870
Feb 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
7 February

Palmetto lawn help.

Palmetto lawn help.

Hi Blue, unfortunately I can't open dropbox links at work so I can't see your images. Probably an obvious question, but is there anything impacting how much water these…

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Imightbedave
Feb 07, 2017 11:41 am
LordBug
LordBug
2 January

Overhead sprinklers

Overhead sprinklers

Hi everyone, I'm planning on setting up some irrigation in my fernery, and have a little question about overhead sprinklers. Are there any particular sprinklers that are…

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LordBug
Jan 01, 2017 11:32 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
24 December 2016

New turf some yellow squares

New turf some yellow squares

Make sure the turf rolls in question are making good contact with the soil underneath. Might help to lightly top dress those areas with washed sand to help hold water to…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 24, 2016 2:08 pm
mwccl
mwccl
22 December 2016

What soil do I fill my planter box with?

What soil do I fill my planter box with?

Ok. Noted. Thanks for all the help and info.

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mwccl
Dec 22, 2016 1:55 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

You can try treated pine for edging either treated sawn pine or winged splits. Depending on the garden you can also get concrete mower strips.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 12:47 pm
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
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 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
dleesteere
dleesteere
4 November 2016

Dark coloured liquid limestone

Dark coloured liquid limestone

Hi, I'm looking to resurface (i.e. spray) the tiles in my bathroom before I sell the house. I was hoping someone could recommend a company in Perth that does good quality…

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dleesteere
Nov 04, 2016 3:10 pm
Cranzy
Cranzy
16 October 2016

Required compost for new lawn.

Required compost for new lawn.

Thanks for the info. So you are saying you don't really enrich the soil as it is just sand which holds no water and nutrients?

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Cranzy
Oct 16, 2016 12:32 pm
Cranzy
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 July 2016

Any grasses you can recommend for a garden bed in Perth?

Any grasses you can recommend for a garden bed in Perth?

We have used lomandra like luff, little con, and Tanika and they have freon really well. We are in coogee. We did make sure we added soul conditioner to the sand, as well…

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Beazley77
Jul 14, 2016 8:21 pm
Beazley77
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
13 July 2016

Plum Trees

Plum Trees

It's no issue but they will have less fruit. If they are ornamental then even less to worry about. A lot of plums are self pollinating, google the variaties you have…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 13, 2016 4:56 pm

I have will have the same issue . Our tooth path is going to be 1.2 meters on each side. I found these in Bunnings .

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sunxiaoxuan23926
Jul 03, 2016 10:52 pm
Josh604
Josh604
13 June 2016

Landscaping package in new estate without bobcat service?

Landscaping package in new estate without bobcat service?

Rainbow stone is the most expensive around. Direct from our quarry in gosnells you are looking at $145 per tonne ex-pit. Then you have the markup the garden centre would…

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Josh604
Jun 13, 2016 9:56 pm
Josh604
Dani_J
Dani_J
25 May 2016

Fixing gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

Fixing gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

That would be great Homehandyman. Never mind the paranoid people on here!

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Dani_J
May 25, 2016 10:07 pm
Teresa22
Teresa22
16 May 2016

Hire equipment in Serpentine

Hire equipment in Serpentine

Hi, does anyone have equipment they own and will hire it out? I thought its probably better to keep things local. I need the soil on my property turned with some gypsum…

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Teresa22
May 16, 2016 2:37 pm
Teresa22
Binx77
Binx77
12 May 2016

Brick Rendered Letterboxes - Perth

Brick Rendered Letterboxes - Perth

Hi All, Does anyone know of a good contractor that can build a brick rendered letterbox (with letterbox plate) for a new house in Landsdale? I am looking to get this…

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Binx77
May 12, 2016 11:11 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
9 May 2016

Plant Selection Help for My Backyard Project

Plant Selection Help for My Backyard Project

I like the plants that are in your designs on the first page! You should take those images to a garden nursery, they should point you in the right direction :)

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HomeAngels
May 09, 2016 9:32 pm
HomeAngels
piscean
piscean
9 April 2016

Hardenbergia comptoniana - How far spaced to hide fence?

Hardenbergia comptoniana - How far spaced to hide fence?

There are probably a lot out there that aren't quite as large and vigorous as the comptoniana. Just from experience alone though, I like the star jasmine (non native)…

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piscean
Apr 09, 2016 2:49 pm
Winthrop
Winthrop
7 April 2016

Plants for a greenwall

Plants for a greenwall

Were you thinking of a Hardenbergia comptoniana? If so, I think they are a great idea, and native to south west W.A. How did you go with it? I went to a Josh Byrne home…

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Winthrop
Apr 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Winthrop
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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 8:46 pm
HomeAngels
Beazley77
Beazley77
2 March 2016

Perth Vertical Garden Climbers

Perth Vertical Garden Climbers

Thanks for the offer but I'm not a fan of the plastic pot up the wall type systems. :-)

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Beazley77
Mar 02, 2016 5:27 pm
Beazley77
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
25 February 2016

Lawn identification

Lawn identification

Top photo is looks like kikuyu, and the second a hybrid fine leaf couch.

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 25, 2016 6:08 pm

Hi all My grandma recently pulled up the grass at the front of the house and replaced it with paver She paid the guy in full , he told her he would be coming back to…

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dellam
Feb 20, 2016 5:32 pm


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