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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 10:42 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
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
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 11:18 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 10:43 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 9:31 am

rain garden

rain garden

You first need to know the requirements but there is a lot of info on the net. https://www.melbournewater.com.au/commu ... aingardens

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SaveH2O
Nov 22, 2017 7:27 pm
SaveH2O

We are Lake Macquarie near Newcastle. Yes it would be in full sun half the day. The soil is pretty compacted from building etc. No clay though. Was thinking of digging…

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lozza81
Nov 21, 2017 1:40 pm
grom40
grom40
21 November

4-6m tropical screening plants around plunge pool

4-6m tropical screening plants around plunge pool

If you want something with sufficient height to screen out that house then bamboo is probably the way to go (note: clumping type only so it doesn't take over your yard…

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grom40
Nov 21, 2017 12:44 pm
grom40
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
16 November

Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts
1 ... 19, 20, 21

Hey whats your postage like to newcastle, nsw for 4 quantity (2.4m high x 1.2m wide) acm panels?

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cat_dunc
Nov 16, 2017 10:06 pm
cat_dunc
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AvaRhodes
Nov 14, 2017 5:16 pm
AvaRhodes
kevintigerlink
kevintigerlink
14 November

Gate and fencing hardware supplier

Gate and fencing hardware supplier

Hi, we are company base in Melbourne selling gate and fencing hardware, suitable for both commercial and domestic uses. We offer variety range of - gate hinges, from 80…

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kevintigerlink
Nov 14, 2017 10:44 am
Ryan2007
Ryan2007
9 November

Neighbours digging to fence line

Neighbours digging to fence line

It is generally 1m off with lake mac although not sure about Newcastle. Probably very similar. Although with our build our neighbour is also right near boundary and we are…

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Ryan2007
Nov 09, 2017 11:28 pm
Ryan2007
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
9 November

Yuccas Tidying them up ?

Yuccas Tidying them up ?

We’re keeping our yukkas in pots. You can just cut the yukka and put in potting mix and it grows. I was told by my mother in law that yukkas get out of hand and to keep…

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cat_dunc
Nov 09, 2017 11:25 pm
cat_dunc
rispar
rispar
9 November

Want a darker share for the Merbau decking

Want a darker share for the Merbau decking

Hi experts, We have had our front yard decking originally painted with Intergrain Natural Stain. It has been one year. Now we would like to get a darker colour (e.g.…

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rispar
Nov 09, 2017 7:21 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
9 November

Drainiage for my garden boxes

Drainiage for my garden boxes

How long will you be in the house? My thoughts are to never fill with concrete/brick rubble as sometime in the future it will become someone’s problem.

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cat_dunc
Nov 09, 2017 2:05 pm
cat_dunc
mycl
mycl
9 November

Artificial grass, best edging - Metal? Timber? Other?

Artificial grass, best edging - Metal? Timber? Other?

Hi all, I am planning to have artificial grass installed in the front yard. It is mainly rectangular in shape, bordered by garden beds mainly, except for a couple of…

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mycl
Nov 09, 2017 12:01 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
9 November

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta
1, 2

Thanks cat. The design wasnt focused on the planting scheme, but rather shape and form of the garden. The feature trees will be either maple, prunus, forest pansy or teddy…

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SteveMc
Nov 09, 2017 8:40 am
SteveMc
Joker
Joker
8 November

Is this quote reasonable??

Is this quote reasonable??
1, 2

Just imagine the cost of the hidden pools, eye watering dollars, loved the lawn one personally.

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Joker
Nov 08, 2017 2:00 pm
Indulude
Indulude
7 November

MOLASSES Suppliers

MOLASSES Suppliers
1, 2, 3

Melbourne eastern suburbs Discount Animal Supplies 550 Lysterfield Rd, Lysterfield VIC 3156 (03) 9752 9814 discountanimalsupplies.com.au $28/25kg tub - you can get 5-10Kg aswell

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Indulude
Nov 07, 2017 2:19 am

Hi All, I've got a new weed trying to take over my grass this year. Seems to have rapidly spread throughout the neighbourhood as I'm seeing patches on all the local…

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Halstatt
Nov 05, 2017 8:20 pm

Artificial Grass Melbourne Clayton Area

Artificial Grass Melbourne Clayton Area

I’m looking for a good quality artificial grass to buy and have installed in my front garden. I want the grass to look as real as possible and not shiny. I have had a…

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subdivide hopeful
Nov 05, 2017 2:53 pm
dove88
dove88
31 October

Does Lowering Backyard Land Decrease Property Value?

Does Lowering Backyard Land Decrease Property Value?

The water is now pumped out from a pit as the land at the back is lower than the front - the only reason for me asking is because i will be selling

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dove88
Oct 31, 2017 3:44 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
31 October

Is my new buffalo lawn dead

Is my new buffalo lawn dead

We had a very cold winter here in Melbourne, and my buffalo basically went dormant and looks much like your photo, particularly in heavily shaded areas. Also, the winter…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 31, 2017 2:00 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
30 October

What is this in my Palmetto?

What is this in my Palmetto?

Looks like winter grass. Best to hand weed it if you can. To control this weed you need to spray pre emergent herbicides during winter.... The window of opportunity has…

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SteveMc
Oct 30, 2017 10:38 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
SteveMc
30 October

When to trim/prune newly planted plants?

When to trim/prune newly planted plants?

Big difference between phosphate based fertilisers and natural organic soil tonics. Keep your thrive for potted colour and buy any seaweed organic concentrate you can…

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SteveMc
Oct 30, 2017 10:29 pm
SteveMc
sionghua
sionghua
29 October

Does gypsum need to be reapplied?

Does gypsum need to be reapplied?

Moved into a house with existing lawn, while digging down to install the pop-up sprinkler I found that the top soil is not that thick and clay soil underneath, likely…

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sionghua
Oct 29, 2017 10:12 pm
Tammy78
Tammy78
28 October

Rain garden infiltration system

Rain garden infiltration system

Hi just wondering has anyone attempted to do there on council required rain garden infiltration system, is this hard? any video anyone can recommend.

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Tammy78
Oct 28, 2017 5:36 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
25 October

Project builder for landscaping

Project builder for landscaping

Hi, I'm looking for someone to do landscaping end to end for me. So far I've been only able to find small, boutique companies that usually work on sophisticated projects…

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gaweleczek
Oct 25, 2017 1:26 am
bones
bones
24 October

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep.

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep.

Hi there. I've read all through Fu's guide to soil and lawn prep multiple times so here's my quick question. In Brisbane with a heavy clay soil should I be going through…

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bones
Oct 24, 2017 4:49 pm
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Southies
Oct 23, 2017 6:30 am
Southies
shazaw
shazaw
21 October

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Wow you have done so much, that pool looks so inviting and vege patch for children is awesome. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Oct 21, 2017 2:08 pm
Adnan633
Adnan633
19 October

Landscaping in Mickleham?

Landscaping in Mickleham?

Hi Adnan, can I ask for their details too and if you have any pics to share? Ta[/quote Ill try to upload some tonight we have only begun the first stage…

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Adnan633
Oct 19, 2017 6:17 am
Southies
Southies
17 October

Extra soil for settling ???

Extra soil for settling ???

Do i need to add extra soil to allow for settling , when ordering for a new garden bed ? I…

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Southies
Oct 17, 2017 5:39 pm
Southies
Southies
Southies
15 October

Which soil mix from supplier ?

Which soil mix from supplier ?

Hey there I'm creating new garden beds for dwarf murrayas and china pinks. I am sourcing from 1 of 2 suppliers. One supplies…

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Southies
Oct 15, 2017 2:12 pm
Southies
Southies
Southies
15 October

How much garden soil ?

How much garden soil ?

thanks for the advice bashworth ! :-D

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Southies
Oct 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Southies
lozza81
lozza81
13 October

What is this tree?

What is this tree?

Yeah I don't think I'll get one like the photo but I would like them slightly bigger like the Magnolias were. If u remember can u see what they are asking for the…

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lozza81
Oct 13, 2017 9:29 pm
MayurS
MayurS
13 October

Synthetic Grass

Synthetic Grass
1, 2

How can I post a picture here?

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MayurS
Oct 13, 2017 11:04 am
MayurS

Hello, I had two trees in the front yard they seem to have died recently. I am trying to find out why this happen. Here are a few things I think may cause the issue: -…

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hopeng
Oct 12, 2017 12:18 am
karimaka
karimaka
11 October

Help with my Turf

Help with my Turf

Thanks for the feedback! Really appreciated

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karimaka
Oct 11, 2017 9:22 am

Hi Everyone, Nov 2016 less than a year ago, I laid Zoysia in the front and Kikuyu in the back from the same supplier. Located in Melb east. Same soil preparation and…

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noisuf
Oct 08, 2017 1:16 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
7 October

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi wrexter. Hoping you might be able to explain a little more about your irrigation. 1. What's the loop and manual valve do before your solenoids. 2. Where's the x core…

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SteveMc
Oct 07, 2017 9:32 pm
SteveMc
Michelle
Michelle
7 October

How to prune/trim 2 rows of hedges on a slope

How to prune/trim 2 rows of hedges on a slope

::cheerleader::::cheerleader::never mind,there's always this fun little dancer!! Have fun!! :) ::kiss::

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Michelle
Oct 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Michelle

So found this little guy at my cloths line last Friday, not too happy to find him/her. Not with a 7 month old kitten I need to watch! Mum must be close as this is the…

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Michelle
Oct 07, 2017 4:02 pm
Michelle
PVBuild
PVBuild
6 October

How do I care for this plant

How do I care for this plant

They look to my extremely uneducated eye to be something like a New Zealand Flax (Phormium), with the purple plant being something like Phormium Tenax Purpureum. If they…

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PVBuild
Oct 06, 2017 10:02 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
4 October

Advice needed- What trees to plant outside kitchen window???

Advice needed- What trees to plant outside kitchen window???

Take a look at pittosporum silver sheen. It is an evergreen used mainly for hedges and screening if planted close together. We planted them along dead side of house and…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 04, 2017 3:27 pm
sydneysider
sydneysider
3 October

Show us your landscaping ideas!

Show us your landscaping ideas!

Hi Homeone, I am getting closer and closer to the end of my build but am still stumped when it comes to landscaping ideas. I have seen some very well thought out…

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sydneysider
Oct 03, 2017 10:40 pm
6banga
6banga
2 October

Pop Up sprinkler system

Pop Up sprinkler system

I ended up installing an iriigation sytem got hunter mp3000 rotators but the guy at the irrigation shop just sold me the standard pro spray bodies so no check valve or…

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6banga
Oct 02, 2017 6:34 pm
trimum
trimum
1 October

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George
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Oh wow really $1k?? Ours was actually only $120 they are pretty basic I will put them up on my thread.... Our Acacia build - http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=86619

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trimum
Oct 01, 2017 6:29 pm
trimum
eviou
eviou
29 September

Kikuyu companion grass

Kikuyu companion grass

Hi there, Forst post here. I have a predominatly kikuyu lawn, however there are a number of shady areas where it will not grow. As such, I was seeking to find a turf…

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eviou
Sep 29, 2017 9:43 pm
navman
navman
26 September

Fencing and landscaping in Melbourne south east

Fencing and landscaping in Melbourne south east

Hello, My house is finishing construction and I need to organize fencing and landscaping. Does anyone have any recommendations in the Berwick / Clyde North area?

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navman
Sep 26, 2017 3:31 pm
GillyM
GillyM
26 September

Ideas for tough plants for a very shady and dry spot

Ideas for tough plants for a very shady and dry spot

Cliveas do well in shady spots..... they say that they need a bit of water during warmer months, but during the cooler months they like it drier. I've had them under trees…

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GillyM
Sep 26, 2017 7:59 am
GillyM

Hi, I have two indoor plants and was told that they were virtually indestructible. Unfortunately though, the tops keep drying out. I water regularly (but small amounts)…

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yendor28
Sep 21, 2017 10:35 am
yendor28
yendor28
21 September

Help with my geraniums (and blueberry tree) from bugs please

Help with my geraniums (and blueberry tree) from bugs please

thank you. They seem to be growing much better now the weeds are removed. Weird, they did not look like they were interfering, but perhaps they were at root level?

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yendor28
Sep 21, 2017 10:32 am


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