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Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant
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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 11:43 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 11:28 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 12:34 pm
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 ?
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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 7:07 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 7:27 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September 2017

Nature strips without lawns

Nature strips without lawns
1 ... 5, 6, 7

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

It does seem like a lot of work and money goes into fixing the soil. Only the cost of the turf underlay is pretty pricy unless I'm looking at the wrong kind. If anyone…

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Mortuus
Nov 23, 2021 8:33 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 November

Drainage help

Drainage help

It has to be connected to a silt pit which discharges to the stormwater system. It can't be run directly to the stormwater. Turf is a great dispenser of water, it sounds…

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SaveH2O
Nov 22, 2021 11:59 am
SaveH2O
casa1
casa1
21 November

Cleveland ornamental pear

Cleveland ornamental pear

We removed two Manchuria pears in the front yard. Roots starting to attack the footings of the house. Best place for Manchuria pears is in someone else’s yard.

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casa1
Nov 21, 2021 8:16 pm
Pulse
Pulse
20 November

Advice on dying Lilly Pilly

Advice on dying Lilly Pilly

the can get psyllid but also borer, look for little piles of saw dust at junctions of branches. Otherwise just water, mulch and seasol and it should improve

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Pulse
Nov 20, 2021 7:35 pm

I’m wanting to spruce up my Melbourne garden. Welcome any input! 3 areas to consider: 1. Front is sun-baked in summer. Thinking about suitable hardy natives with a bit…

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stefan534
Nov 18, 2021 3:16 pm
dannyboy92
dannyboy92
14 November

move nature strip tree

move nature strip tree

How did you just move a tree? Are these newly planted or established trees?

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dannyboy92
Nov 14, 2021 5:54 pm
nosliw
nosliw
10 November

What species of the this tree?

What species of the this tree?

Probably a privet. The tree looks to have been hacked at several times over its life.

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nosliw
Nov 10, 2021 3:40 pm
Randotron
Randotron
5 November

Netafim Techline AS XR

Netafim Techline AS XR

Hi there, I'm looking at putting in a dripline system in under some turf. Looking at the newer Netafim Techline AS XR ( https://shop.landwater.com.au/collectio ...…

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Randotron
Nov 05, 2021 2:34 pm
Tree
Tree
2 November

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

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

Hi This is an old topic but we are sitting with the exact same problem in Adelaide & trying to find out where to get advice. I see you had to get an engineers report…

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Tree
Nov 02, 2021 8:17 am
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
1 November

NSW Fencing rules for back fence - No neighbor

NSW Fencing rules for back fence - No neighbor

When I replaced a fence where the adjoining land was council, they said suck it when I asked them to pay for half. It doesn’t matter what kind of property is on the…

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TheBigHouse
Nov 01, 2021 10:45 am
bashworth
bashworth
26 October

Hand tamping grade around slab edge.

Hand tamping grade around slab edge.

I would be using builders plastic rather than a geofabric and then stabiised sand (1 part cement to 20 parts sand)

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bashworth
Oct 26, 2021 10:41 pm
bashworth
Vigawla
Vigawla
26 October

Cheapest Apron Paving Barrier Option

Cheapest Apron Paving Barrier Option

Hi all, our handover date was 9-Sep-21 and we have a 3-month requirement to put up apron paving barriers, otherwise we 'may void slab warranty' and the Lifetime Structural…

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Vigawla
Oct 26, 2021 9:08 pm
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Fab1
Oct 25, 2021 5:39 pm
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MrsJM
Oct 25, 2021 4:13 am
MrsJM
LincDk
LincDk
18 October

Scrape, backfill and french drain.

Scrape, backfill and french drain.

I'm trying to work out the sequence of events for a piece of landscaping i'm DYI. I've built a retaining wall to level out the soil between us and the neighbours who's…

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LincDk
Oct 18, 2021 6:52 am
LincDk
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Pulse
Oct 15, 2021 8:13 pm
samtk
samtk
14 October

Help with reusing an old deck for new build

Help with reusing an old deck for new build

Hi All! We are currently completing our new build, and are planing our landscaping and decking. We're looking at building an 8.0x4.4 deck. One of our friends are doing a…

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samtk
Oct 14, 2021 7:56 am
Noname
Noname
13 October

Can this issue be reported to fair trading?

Can this issue be reported to fair trading?

sounds like youre getting taken for a ride. material wastage is usually factored into the pricing. the problem here is you have a written quote that's 2 months old you're…

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Noname
Oct 13, 2021 9:34 am
SandyKS
SandyKS
13 October

landscaping help

landscaping help

I will build deck & small artificial lawn if I were you. Green will add the area look great.

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SandyKS
Oct 13, 2021 5:15 am
Leona33
Leona33
11 October

Landscape Help

Landscape Help

First, what’s the size of the courtyard? Where it is facing? North, south east or west? Try to to search japanesencourtyard garden tsuboniwa.

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Leona33
Oct 11, 2021 9:39 pm
AnnH
AnnH
10 October

Landscaping

Landscaping

New build… seed, turf or other? In Queensland

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AnnH
Oct 10, 2021 1:05 am
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Ethanr
Oct 09, 2021 7:09 am
tim.jones
tim.jones
8 October

Best Climber

Best Climber
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If I were to plant Chinese Star Jasmine on top of a retaining wall, will it in time climb down and cover the retaining wall? Any is it safe to plant on retaining walls?…

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tim.jones
Oct 08, 2021 11:44 pm
Vigawla
Vigawla
8 October

Water Meter Pipe Cleanup

Water Meter Pipe Cleanup

Ahh thank you, never would have known about this.

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Vigawla
Oct 08, 2021 9:41 pm

Hi everyone, I hope you can help! My lemon myrtle sapling (backhousia citriodora) has developed dark brown/black spots on yellowing leaves (please refer photos). I bought…

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hvince
Oct 07, 2021 2:42 pm
hvince
tim.jones
tim.jones
6 October

Help with raised garden bed

Help with raised garden bed

Hi guys. Would appreciate some advice. I have built a raised garden bed around 30 to 60 cm in height. The lowest point is 30 cm in height and the highest point 60 cm. I…

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tim.jones
Oct 06, 2021 6:58 pm
SandyKS
SandyKS
2 October

Landscaper advice

Landscaper advice

This is my first time doing landscaping & zero experience about dealing with these. I would like to know how do you know if the landscaper is reliable & trustworthy if…

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SandyKS
Oct 02, 2021 10:57 am
crash-shandicoot
crash-shandicoot
30 September

Please help identify this possible pest!

Please help identify this possible pest!

If anyone is interested I found out it is webbing spiders and they are fine on the plant

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crash-shandicoot
Sep 30, 2021 8:07 pm
Pulse
Pulse
27 September

Retaining wall and landscaping near pool - need advice

Retaining wall and landscaping near pool - need advice

It will be expensive. You could: 1. get a builder/structural landscaper to supervise and manage the whole project, expect 20% builders margin, $2000 for engineering,…

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Pulse
Sep 27, 2021 9:15 pm

This is the bird eye view of the area next to my driveway & I was thinking of making artificial grass on the green area. However, my drainage holes is on the other…

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SandyKS
Sep 27, 2021 11:38 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 6:21 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 6:08 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 6:10 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 10:12 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 4:58 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 4:40 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 11:31 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 9:54 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 10:37 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 8:45 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 12:34 pm

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Lucaluc
Sep 02, 2021 10:45 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
Sep 01, 2021 12:46 am
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 12:21 pm

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 2:58 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 11:37 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 9:42 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 2:52 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 6:12 pm
Lifestyle Clotheslines

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