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Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

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

That's quite interesting. Normally I just put ferts and water directly into the soil, because some indoor plants don't like having their leaves wet, which can lead to…

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rayanne.tait589
May 11, 2021 10:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 August 2012

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf
1 ... 13, 14, 15

Starting to think we kill this thread as its becoming a mess after such a great start. Everything required is covered in the first 2 pages. I think a lawn forum would be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 30, 2012 10:28 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
18 December 2010

TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)

TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many things turf :)
1 ... 26, 27, 28

Folks I am going to draw to a close this amazing thread. It will remain a sticky but with 20 what ever pages, it is past the effectiveness it was. The same questions…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Dec 18, 2010 11:34 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
26 March 2018

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

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
Dynamic
Dynamic
9 January 2020

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

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

this is how they make a good bean sproud https://shrinke.me/Orxw . you can try to make it by yourself.

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Dynamic
Jan 09, 2020 6:27 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September 2017

Nature strips without lawns

Nature strips without lawns
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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
tedburton88
tedburton88
15 September

Water run-off

Water run-off

I had the same sort of problem ,the neighbours had a big tank that would overflow Apparently Council don't see it as a problem I think the only way is to build a decent…

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tedburton88
Sep 15, 2021 5:21 pm
Ridzo
Ridzo
15 September

Do I need to remove the grass roots? Couch - Round up

Do I need to remove the grass roots? Couch - Round up

Thanks for the reply , yeah I may have got a bit carried away but I was worried about the grass coming back , its prehistoric this stuff ! grows into everything

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Ridzo
Sep 15, 2021 5:08 pm

In our landscape design, we need to remove a backyard tree for give more spaces. The PCA suggested I have to apply council for any tree removal. Or if the species of the…

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hxyconan
Sep 15, 2021 4:15 pm
Leona33
Leona33
14 September

At what distance from the house is it safe to plant trees?

At what distance from the house is it safe to plant trees?

Engage a services of landscape designer/architect/ horticulturalist in your local area. It all depends what will be the purpose of the tree. For example a decidous tree…

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Leona33
Sep 14, 2021 5:10 pm
yamtundra
yamtundra
14 September

footpath over rock shelf

footpath over rock shelf

looking for advice on making this rock shelf more foot path friendly. its the only thoroughfare to the house. previous owners just covered the wonky bits with loose gravel…

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yamtundra
Sep 14, 2021 9:12 am
yamtundra
smokyjoe
smokyjoe
12 September

Pittosporums in planters

Pittosporums in planters

Hey all, there's a section of my yard in which I'd like to grow some pittosporums for privacy (pittosporums because we already…

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smokyjoe
Sep 12, 2021 3:58 pm
Leona33
Leona33
12 September

Best plants for landscaping (Victoria)

Best plants for landscaping (Victoria)

We’re doing the same thing. We just finishing the internal selections while waiting for the DA approval. We involved a landscape architect early so and we know whatnwe…

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Leona33
Sep 12, 2021 3:40 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 September

concreter refused to fix uneven font concrete

concreter refused to fix uneven font concrete

I have seen domestic sliding gates with surface fixed rails to concrete.

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building-expert
Sep 12, 2021 10:31 am
building-expert
MelBr
MelBr
6 September

Footings for 2.7 metre tall Merbau Batten Screen Fence

Footings for 2.7 metre tall Merbau Batten Screen Fence

We are putting in a 2.7 metre tall Merbau batten screen fence, that will have posts that go 90cm below the ground. What sort of concrete footings should be put in place…

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MelBr
Sep 06, 2021 8:54 pm
Noname
Noname
6 September

How to deal with destroyed yard

How to deal with destroyed yard

the only aditional cost id factor in for is a plate compactor. That will help level everything after you treat/ammend the soil. These are cheap to hire.

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Noname
Sep 06, 2021 9:37 am
dhoo5841
dhoo5841
2 September

Turf Laying Newbie

Turf Laying Newbie

For anyone that may read this, would something like this be suitable? https://anlscape.com.au/landscaping/gar ... garden-mix There are so many options in the ANL website...

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dhoo5841
Sep 02, 2021 7:45 pm
Noname
Noname
2 September

Lawn.. what would you do

Lawn.. what would you do

turf it, do the prep work yourself. put a couple days aside to do it. you'll be fine.

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Noname
Sep 02, 2021 11:34 am

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Lucaluc
Sep 02, 2021 9:45 am
moudzj
moudzj
31 August

Leaning retaining wall post

Leaning retaining wall post

Technically, because the wall is >1M high it requires engineering. This post has probably failed due to a bad footing, or not inadequate embedment. You could repair this…

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moudzj
Aug 31, 2021 11:46 pm
maddisonjean
maddisonjean
29 August

Neighbour complaint regarding outdoor lights causing glare i

Neighbour complaint regarding outdoor lights causing glare i

I purchased the up down lights because they only light up a very dark area and act as both security and safety for my elderly parents. My previous…

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maddisonjean
Aug 29, 2021 11:21 am

When to use Pre-Emergent Herbicide?

When to use Pre-Emergent Herbicide?

The info I have has the application of pre-emergents is in the second half of August. So that is time is now.

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ThrottleMonkey
Aug 27, 2021 1:58 pm
Poohbear87
Poohbear87
19 August

Tips on dwarf fruit tree planting

Tips on dwarf fruit tree planting

Hi there, I’m quite keen to get a few dwarf trees, plum, columnar apple. Also considering a pomogrenate. Any planting tips to be mindful of please :)? Thank you!!

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Poohbear87
Aug 19, 2021 10:37 pm
Poohbear87
Poohbear87
19 August

Cleveland ornamental pear

Cleveland ornamental pear

Hi there, I really like the look of the Cleveland ornamental pear. Moved into a newly built house - just over a year. I was thinking of planting 3 of them - 5m from the…

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Poohbear87
Aug 19, 2021 10:32 pm
silver3l
silver3l
19 August

Irrigation along tiered retaining walls

Irrigation along tiered retaining walls

Hi all I've got 3 levels of plants totalling approx 7ft that I want to add some drip line irrigation to. The tap is at the bottom so I was curious how someone with some…

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silver3l
Aug 19, 2021 8:42 am
parlayman
parlayman
13 August

Propagate

Propagate

Hello, Anyone know how to correctly propagate this plant? Appreciate your help!

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parlayman
Aug 13, 2021 1:52 pm

Clothesline in Wind

Clothesline in Wind

Hi, This looks like the Daytek brand of clothesline and you do have a couple of options. You could add more concrete around the base and hope this helps to get it back…

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Lifestyle Clotheslines
Aug 12, 2021 5:12 pm
Lifestyle Clotheslines
Venkata
Venkata
4 August

Internal courtyard garden

Internal courtyard garden

Hi SJT76, At least when compared to mine, your looks good size. My courtyard is just 2.3M Wide by 5.0M depth, so very narrow. Once the design is frozen, I will engage the…

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Venkata
Aug 04, 2021 11:46 am
Pulse
Pulse
28 July

Retaining Wall - water pooling

Retaining Wall - water pooling

Ideally a spoon drain runs along the wall. That water is meant to drain along the wall to a grate, you don’t want to capture surface water

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Pulse
Jul 28, 2021 10:38 pm

There is a space (500mm deep and 600mm wide) between the timber fence and concrete slab at the side of the house as shown in pic. The concreter asked us not to remove the…

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evita
Jul 27, 2021 12:41 pm
Hhmm
Hhmm
25 July

Decking Costs

Decking Costs

So many variables with building a deck. I would like a ball park idea of how much this is going to cost. Going to be using a builder/carpenter someone who know what they…

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Hhmm
Jul 25, 2021 1:06 pm
alexp79
alexp79
23 July

Excavation costs/tips

Excavation costs/tips

Well, the above is just a very rough estimate and in reality you might end with hiring at least 2 trucks + bigger excavator for continuity. So probably the actual cost of…

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alexp79
Jul 23, 2021 9:27 pm
Harweeeee
Harweeeee
20 July

TROPICAL GARDEN - HELP

TROPICAL GARDEN - HELP

HEY EVERYONE! We have next to no garden outside and I really want to make a new one that is tropical! Only problem is, I'm not sure what type of tropical plants/trees…

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Harweeeee
Jul 20, 2021 11:58 am
Harweeeee
Wallaby
Wallaby
11 July

Stabilisation of vertical drop

Stabilisation of vertical drop

I'm a bit concerned about the stability of the drop from one of our neighbour's yards into our yard. The neighbour's yard rises about four metres above ours. A boulder…

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Wallaby
Jul 11, 2021 10:28 am
natolmi
natolmi
15 June

Blending/Hiding Retaining Wall

Blending/Hiding Retaining Wall

Hey Gaudi, thanks for the reply! Glad it's not just me who thinks that the darker colours blend with the plants better while the plant is filling out. We're going to go…

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natolmi
Jun 15, 2021 8:30 pm
mlg85
mlg85
14 June

Can anyone help identify what type of Ornamental Pear this i

Can anyone help identify what type of Ornamental Pear this i

Thanks so much for replying Gaudi :-D Yeah I emailed the actual nursery I bought them from plus another one I wanted to order 4 more from...but no replies. I'm pretty sure…

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mlg85
Jun 14, 2021 12:27 pm
zillah
zillah
14 June

Stihl Snipper KM 94 RC Pole Pruner Chainsaw loose

Stihl Snipper KM 94 RC Pole Pruner Chainsaw loose

Dear folk I used my new Stihl Sniper KM 94 RC with pole pruner chainsaw attchemnet and I realized that chain became loose after using it ,,,,very enough I didn't have…

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zillah
Jun 14, 2021 8:59 am

Hi all, could we please have some advice on our front yard design? We want to incorporate a raised brick planter box into our front yard design. However, we have some…

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klp
Jun 12, 2021 12:34 pm

I have something living in my lawn. They have been for months. I know because they have a favourite spot where they leave their poop. The poop is tiny black coils topped…

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Aussiebird
Jun 08, 2021 8:55 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 June

Landscaper issue - Need your advice

Landscaper issue - Need your advice

He should have spoken to you about it, after all you are his client, not your neighbours, and you are paying and they are not. However, sometime in a build neighbourly…

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arcadelt
Jun 08, 2021 7:16 am

Help me landscape my front yard

Help me landscape my front yard

Hi, you do not mention your climate nor orientation to want tropical. If you are not already up here it can be expensive, character building and time consuming as soil,…

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On the wrong Planet
Jun 03, 2021 11:47 am
wendlle
wendlle
23 May

Cladding a Timber Retaining Wall

Cladding a Timber Retaining Wall

planting isn't an option, it's too big and I don't want large plants in my lawn which is what is in front of the wall. I'll get a photo tomorrow if I can. I mean I can…

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wendlle
May 23, 2021 6:23 pm
wendlle
chippy
chippy
23 May

Where can I find these bricks?

Where can I find these bricks?

Austral Masonry Vertico

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chippy
May 23, 2021 1:39 pm
chippy

Pls Help. Sick Agave (Fox Tail/Attenuata)

Pls Help. Sick Agave (Fox Tail/Attenuata)

Hi John. Did you solve your agave problem? Mine looking like yours did! Anna-Carien

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Anna-Carien
May 14, 2021 9:35 pm
Budapest
Budapest
12 May

Transplanting due to Knock Down Rebuild

Transplanting due to Knock Down Rebuild

We will be doing a knock down and rebuild in Perth. We are on a 498 sqm block, the house is currently only 86 sqm (yep seriously..) and will be putting a 4x2. There are…

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Budapest
May 12, 2021 12:27 am

Lilly Pily high and mighty problem

Lilly Pily high and mighty problem

Common Problem of Lilly Pilly is sooty mold. The presence of sap feeding insects like aphids, scale, and mealybugs on the plants causes this. To treat this issue, apply…

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Eco Pest Control Brisbane
Apr 30, 2021 5:32 pm
sakgcaus
sakgcaus
27 April

Front landscaping hell.

Front landscaping hell.

Thank you! That is what we originally kind of came up with. We were hoping to avoid going to council BUT I don't know if it's going to be possible. we don't like all the…

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sakgcaus
Apr 27, 2021 9:31 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
24 April

Retaining wall assistance required

Retaining wall assistance required

So glad you’ve been able to get it fixed and have 30 year warranty It is a beautiful feature wall!

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Gaudi
Apr 24, 2021 10:10 am
emjaygodd
emjaygodd
20 April

Unknown weed in lawn

Unknown weed in lawn

It looks like an Ehrharta species (Veldt Grass). A rough location would help with an ID. If you're in SE Australia, Ehrharta would make sense because it's popping up…

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emjaygodd
Apr 20, 2021 7:18 pm

what does 7.5m deep yard look like? My brain canot visualise

what does 7.5m deep yard look like? My brain canot visualise

hey HappyDream Welcome to the forum In order to avoid $ticker$hock with siteworks and Engineering costs later on in the process at the Preparation of Plans Stage. Then I…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 14, 2021 10:18 am
StructuralBIMGuy

I don't remember how much I have paid for my garden, but it was about 20k.

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MrsJM
Apr 11, 2021 5:44 pm
MrsJM
decloahn
decloahn
7 April

Fill type for low spots and yard grading

Fill type for low spots and yard grading

I have a narrow and long side yard with 3 yard drain along its length. I haven't cut down the yard drain pipe that sticks out to length just yet as I figured I'll need to…

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decloahn
Apr 07, 2021 10:13 pm

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