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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 August 2012

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf
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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 :)
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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

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
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

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

Half or full landscape for backyard.

Half or full landscape for backyard.

I agree with shazaw. One of the reasons a typical townhouse buyer, I’d assume, is looking to buy a townhouse is for the low maintenance it provides. They probably…

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gillybean
Apr 22, 2018 10:36 am
gillybean

Google for 3D aluminium fence. There are many variations of 3D aluminium fence. I personally like the one with brick post and aluminium infill, but fence guys don't do…

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shazaw
Apr 22, 2018 1:14 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 April

Pruning Fig Tree - how to

Pruning Fig Tree - how to

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible ... -trees.htm Best time to prune is winter in Melbourne after the short but delicious fruiting season is well and truly over.

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Gaudi
Apr 14, 2018 3:45 pm

Garden Kerbing Edging prices Perth?

Garden Kerbing Edging prices Perth?

Hi all, My wife and I are looking at having a air…

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Matt Fence Finish
Apr 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Matt Fence Finish
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lp77
Apr 12, 2018 1:22 am
hamed
hamed
3 April

Hi everyone

Hi everyone

what other information you need?

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hamed
Apr 03, 2018 3:02 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
3 April

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta
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Great plant selections and well done on the DIY lighting and irrigation rig.

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cat_dunc
Apr 03, 2018 11:57 am
cat_dunc

Hi there Just joined your forum and was hoping for some usual and friendly advise. Can you please Identify from the image what this is, I am assuming it is a weed, as it…

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-greenfingers
Apr 02, 2018 8:31 am
Resolute88
Resolute88
1 April

Playground Ideas - Softfall Material

Playground Ideas - Softfall Material

Thanks Julia. Is the area at the bottom of the slide rubber? When i mentioned softfall I was referring to the rubber surface that you find at a lot of council…

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Resolute88
Apr 01, 2018 9:23 pm
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
vikushivu
vikushivu
21 March

Landscaping / Artificial Grass - Contact (Brisbane West )

Landscaping / Artificial Grass - Contact (Brisbane West )

Hi There, Looking for Landscaper who is expert on installing Artificial Grass. Any Idea on Costing per Sqm (Supply & Install) ? which size I will be looking at as there…

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vikushivu
Mar 21, 2018 10:55 am
Tribe7
Tribe7
20 March

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in
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Wow cat look how beautiful your back garden is. Everything has taken off beautifully and the pool fencing looks amazing. Love it all, the veggie garden is fab, are you…

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Tribe7
Mar 20, 2018 8:38 pm
Tribe7
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

Hi all, first post! I planted Lilly Pilli (Compact) in a garden bed which has a retaining wall on the neighbours side. The side common with the neighbours beautiful…

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andrei84
Mar 14, 2018 8:54 pm
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pandibabi
Mar 14, 2018 4:23 pm
pandibabi
CG Scardycat
CG Scardycat
12 March

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question

Sorry for the very late response. Thanks Steve Mc, i didn't think of that. I know nothing about retaining walls at all. Shazaw i wish i could, but we have a 1m cut…

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CG Scardycat
Mar 12, 2018 6:00 am

What type of timber is this fence?

What type of timber is this fence?

ok great thanks! :) :) I am organising some fencing quotes now so hopefully I can achieve this look

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littleredrobyn
Mar 11, 2018 8:23 am

Lily Pilly with Brown leaves

Lily Pilly with Brown leaves

Bit late now but it needs a bit of regular water to get it tbrough the peak heat. If your plant is stressed like this without evidence of pests or disease seasol or…

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danu garden care
Mar 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Hi all :-) Im hopeing to get some advice on harsh trimming the tree in the image. I presume its a cypress. I need to get it shorter and would also like to take a lot of the…

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danu garden care
Mar 09, 2018 1:23 pm
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

Hi all, On holidays doing some major flooring renovations at my home. So while off I need to spend some time in the garden. Here is yesterdays efforts in the sun... hot…

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Michelle
Feb 19, 2018 9:15 am
Michelle
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
lespalms
lespalms
4 February

Wooden slat fence below soil level

Wooden slat fence below soil level

Good idea. No, there's concrete on the other side. The only thing with doing the stones with the current setup, is that the brick edging is only superficial and doesn't…

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lespalms
Feb 04, 2018 12:03 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
29 January

Shady back lawn

Shady back lawn

Personally I would not put lawn right up the house...not just because of the issues you are having now (ie lack of sunlight to ensure good growth) but the watering you…

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OurLindrum52
Jan 29, 2018 3:14 pm
mr singh
mr singh
28 January

Synthetic Artificial or Fake Grass in Perth

Synthetic Artificial or Fake Grass in Perth

Hi Csk2014 I was in same bote was looking for artificial grass company in Perth didn't know where to go and what to do.then i found article has given am lots of…

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mr singh
Jan 28, 2018 7:41 pm
mr singh

Hi all, Our neighbour has been building and the tradies have dug a large services ditch along our nature strip which has come very close to a tree, severing through a…

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StartingOut
Jan 25, 2018 10:03 am
DamNita
DamNita
23 January

So I accidentally poisoned my new lawn...

So I accidentally poisoned my new lawn...

It will come back nicely, don't worry. You can assist with some fertilizer, but keep watering.

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DamNita
Jan 23, 2018 3:29 pm
DamNita
DamNita
DamNita
23 January

Burnt/dead buffalo. Help please!

Burnt/dead buffalo. Help please!

I don't think it is a major issue - we have had this and the grass comes back nicely. Lots of water!

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DamNita
Jan 23, 2018 3:28 pm
DamNita
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
lespalms
lespalms
16 January

4-6m tropical screening plants around plunge pool

4-6m tropical screening plants around plunge pool

I haven't bought the plants as yet (still organising the raised garden beds), but am thinking about getting a Travellers Palm or two, mixed with a variety of vertical…

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lespalms
Jan 16, 2018 1:53 pm

Hi Thin Lizzy, I suggest the Vegepod raised garden bed: https://vegepod.com.au/collections/rais ... -bed-small Its base is a recyclable plastic container which means…

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Bananimal
Jan 10, 2018 2:17 pm

How much should the landscaping cost for this specs?

How much should the landscaping cost for this specs?

It would depend greatly on the actual design specs and materials used . The above are just dimensions. Perhaps if you provided some more details such as hardscaping areas…

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Lakeside Paving
Jan 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Lakeside Paving

New grass really spread out, should I be worried?

New grass really spread out, should I be worried?

If you mix the seed with sand and then spread you will end up with a more even coverage. I'd leave it for a bit longer and see what comes up. If it's still patchy, …

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Searching4 knowledge
Jan 06, 2018 8:02 am
Searching4 knowledge

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

sân…

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quynhnhu
Dec 29, 2017 11:38 am
quynhnhu
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
cstanis2000
cstanis2000
20 December 2017

Advice please - what to plant??

Advice please - what to plant??

Hi Cinder, thanks so much for the advice. It is very helpful and I’ll keep it in mind. Thanks Claude

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cstanis2000
Dec 20, 2017 8:57 am
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


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