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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 ?
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 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
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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 9:31 am

I recently finished my house and after landscaping, have begun to plan a fence. To be honest its been a bit of an afterthought so I'm after some much needed advice. The…

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danielgray92
Apr 16, 2024 8:42 pm

Hi Brainstrust, I had a go at creating my own irrigation plan, keen to get some feedback. It will be run from one 750-800W pump, off 2* 5000L rain tanks. Each zone…

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AlexAndRachel
Apr 02, 2024 9:55 am
slepax
slepax
24 March

Fence posts in runny sand

Fence posts in runny sand

Hello, I am looking to install a fence but I tried to dig the holes with a post digger I realised the sand is very runny. Very, very runny. It just slides off the sides…

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slepax
Mar 24, 2024 11:26 pm
mockkie
mockkie
1 March

Native garden plans

Native garden plans

Fig Landscapes has produced an e-book and native plant index, available for purchase from their website. It's a great resource, full of inspiration and tips. Another…

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mockkie
Mar 01, 2024 9:24 am
Benny123
Benny123
27 February

Does this quote seem right? Turf + landscaping

Does this quote seem right? Turf + landscaping

They using concrete or timber sleepers? Timber or steel uprights? Any drainage behind sleeper?

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Benny123
Feb 27, 2024 3:50 pm
Bejay
Bejay
24 February

Weed problems

Weed problems

Hi all, has anyone been ask to do the weeds in their property while in the middle of build? We are under the impression that they are in control of the site while they…

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Bejay
Feb 24, 2024 9:40 am
simples
simples
21 February

Soak Well Suggestions

Soak Well Suggestions

Finally got the Soakwell at my house sucked out. Now I’m looking for ideas on how to hide it as it’s a bit of an eye sore. I’m thinking I’d like to turf over the…

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simples
Feb 21, 2024 8:21 pm
Our House Build
Our House Build
21 February

BOUNDARY FENCES: Timber Lapped and Capped OR Colorbond?

BOUNDARY FENCES: Timber Lapped and Capped OR Colorbond?

Hi all, Our boundary perimeter fences need replacing (3 sides). From everyone's experience, what would you install? Timber lapped and capped OR colorbond? Thank you.

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Our House Build
Feb 21, 2024 2:47 pm
aussieta
aussieta
2 February

Gap between fence and retaining wall - unsafe space

Gap between fence and retaining wall - unsafe space

get some pool noodles and then bark mulch over the top

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aussieta
Feb 02, 2024 4:42 pm
aussieta
NativeZen
NativeZen
25 January

Plants for Pool in Melbourne

Plants for Pool in Melbourne

Murraya could be a great option for you. It creates a great tall screening hedge but doesn't drop fruit like lily pilly. The flowers smell divine.

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NativeZen
Jan 25, 2024 1:34 pm
NativeZen
noob101
noob101
24 January

Retaining Wall on Easement?

Retaining Wall on Easement?

Thanks - yea sounds like I need to submit build over easement application....ugh guess I better start finding someone who can do the engineering drawings

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noob101
Jan 24, 2024 10:46 pm
building-expert
building-expert
24 January

Bore in front yard

Bore in front yard

there should be ss cable so you can pull up bore pump for service

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building-expert
Jan 24, 2024 3:12 pm
building-expert
Pulse
Pulse
23 January

Besser Block retaining wall footing

Besser Block retaining wall footing

there is a standard besser block wall pdf somewhere online with footing sizes, also have a look at dincel.

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Pulse
Jan 23, 2024 8:42 pm
sandman55
sandman55
22 January

A cold joint in concrete

A cold joint in concrete

Hi guys, I want to butt a concrete vegetable garden bed against a concrete build up of a carport. It will be a 700mm high wall about 120mm thick and I will run a 12mm rio…

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sandman55
Jan 22, 2024 12:26 am
sandman55
stanks
stanks
18 January

Soft clay in footing

Soft clay in footing

I've dug some footings to embed a post anchor into. My holes are around 450mm deep which I'll put a 200mm stirrup into. The bottom of these holes seem firm enough. …

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stanks
Jan 18, 2024 4:03 pm
Mox80
Mox80
16 January

Side path options

Side path options

Hi all Following the recent heavy rainfall in Sydney, I am keen on redirecting water away from the house's base as much as…

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Mox80
Jan 16, 2024 12:57 pm
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
15 January

Cobblestone Driveway - White Residue

Cobblestone Driveway - White Residue

Probably efflorescence Salts coming out of sand, cement products and mortar Water brings them to surface and when evaporates it stays Extremely difficult to get rid of

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Pedro4137
Jan 15, 2024 11:21 am
Tito
Tito
7 January

Where to by Ming Aralia (Polyscias Fruticose) in Sydney?

Where to by Ming Aralia (Polyscias Fruticose) in Sydney?

Thanks Roger! I’d love a division of your Parsley Aralia if you think it’s strong enough. Now is actually a good time with the non-winter season (I hesitate to use…

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Tito
Jan 07, 2024 5:10 pm
Tito
butters7388
butters7388
5 January

Pool surround gardening

Pool surround gardening

Looking for some advice on pool surround planting. We have roughly 500mm wide garden bed around the edge of our pool. Depth of the bed is only around 250-300mm to top…

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butters7388
Jan 05, 2024 9:05 am
Luptakr
Luptakr
3 January

Foxtail agave

Foxtail agave

My beautiful agave was healthy and gorgeous a few weeks ago. I walked outside today, and now it looks like this. 😭 Is it from the cold weather? I live in South…

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Luptakr
Jan 03, 2024 8:43 am
Pulse
Pulse
31 December 2023

crusher dust to level lawn

crusher dust to level lawn

the leaves that are now underground go yellow, the tips that poke through photosynthesise and have chlorophyll, same reason they grow rhubarb in the dark.

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Pulse
Dec 31, 2023 9:50 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
29 December 2023

Frontyard Shed

Frontyard Shed

what about a cubby house? could get creative.

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ponzutwo
Dec 29, 2023 11:31 am
LincDk
LincDk
11 November 2023

Slab fall away

Slab fall away

I've got a challenge here. Background is the builder has cut too deep for the slab and the slab is now below the very substantial retaining wall. It's failed occupancy…

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LincDk
Nov 11, 2023 4:52 pm
LincDk

Hi all I am looking to run a water line under my concrete footpath which is directly next to my home, was seeing if this is possible without cutting the entire section…

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qldhome
Oct 30, 2023 4:19 pm
chippy
chippy
21 October 2023

Concreters vs landscapers?

Concreters vs landscapers?

If you organise it yourself make you get any prelays done under the concrete before you start. It's often handy to put in a couple of 90mm sleeves across your driveway so…

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chippy
Oct 21, 2023 8:23 pm
chippy
PjBenton73
PjBenton73
20 October 2023

Contact information for fencing

Contact information for fencing

We are at the stage on our build in Kilcoy, Queensland where we need to get our fencing installed but we cant get any contact details for our neighbours to give them…

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PjBenton73
Oct 20, 2023 2:33 pm
venetian
venetian
19 October 2023

Cobblestone mesh identification

Cobblestone mesh identification

MATE!!! I've checked their website and it's a 90% match at least. I've just called them and sent the pic through to confirm it's the same product. Thank you heaps.

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venetian
Oct 19, 2023 1:52 pm
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stonesthrow
Oct 13, 2023 6:07 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
13 October 2023

Tankulator website

Tankulator website

This is back up and running!

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stonesthrow
Oct 13, 2023 2:37 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 October 2023

Cladding a Timber Retaining Wall

Cladding a Timber Retaining Wall

Have you thought of mass planting a cascading plant? There are many plants in many colours to choose from but Dichondra Silver Falls is popular.

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SaveH2O
Oct 09, 2023 7:00 am
SaveH2O
Callifo
Callifo
29 August 2023

Sandstone crazy paving quote

Sandstone crazy paving quote

I had 28m2 of engineered pavers laid six months back and it was difficult to find someone not taking the pi$$. Internet suggested it should be $85-100/m2 to lay them.…

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Callifo
Aug 29, 2023 11:00 pm
marcjs
marcjs
29 August 2023

Landscape construction drawings and process

Landscape construction drawings and process

Thanks very much! And would the landscaper/contractor generally involve the engineer or is that something the client would do? Thanks for your help

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marcjs
Aug 29, 2023 3:38 pm
toadman100
toadman100
28 August 2023

Eco-hydrate - anyone ever used this?

Eco-hydrate - anyone ever used this?

I haven't used Eco Hydrate but on the recommendation of a local lawn contractor, I tried Eco Wet. It really works. I live in Perth and have been struggling for years with…

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toadman100
Aug 28, 2023 7:16 pm
wayfarer
wayfarer
24 August 2023

Should Agi pipe be connected to Stormwater or frontyard lawn

Should Agi pipe be connected to Stormwater or frontyard lawn

Tree roots are mainly on surface so you need approx 300 mm of good soil around the tree for it to get established. To reduce water logging in that area you need to lay agg…

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wayfarer
Aug 24, 2023 9:39 am
chippy
chippy
19 August 2023

Getting decking ready to sell the place

Getting decking ready to sell the place

Use a product like Equisol's Vitalise to clean the deck then coat with a penetrating timber oil. It will look 10 years younger and add value to your home. Visit for…

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chippy
Aug 19, 2023 10:04 pm
chippy
stanks
stanks
18 August 2023

Sewer Inspection Point

Sewer Inspection Point

Hi, I have this sewer inspection point sitting in an odd spot in the rear of my yard: https://imgur.com/ghLI98q What I'd like to do is put a firepit in that corner of…

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stanks
Aug 18, 2023 5:55 pm

Need advice on the backyard plan above. Should I excavate and cut all of the dirt to level with the house slab or semi-excavate as per photo above? Both left and right…

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dhanz15
Aug 12, 2023 12:47 am
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
2 August 2023

Pre-build landscaping considerations

Pre-build landscaping considerations

Ideally you would engage a landscaper to give you some insight what they may need in the space to make your vision come to life…

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ponzutwo
Aug 02, 2023 1:02 pm
random111
random111
19 July 2023

Feedback requested from anyone that's used Pentablock

Feedback requested from anyone that's used Pentablock

As title suggests, looking at using the interlocking Pentablock stacked stone products to replace failing timber retaining…

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random111
Jul 19, 2023 10:35 am

Howdy all. I am looking for feedback on what people would do to maximise and make an area as flat as possible. First, out the front of the house is a sloping hill, pretty…

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creztor
Jul 16, 2023 3:08 pm

Not sure what council area you are in. Some LGA's allow zero lot retaining walls. This usually occurs in greenfield developments but not often in established areas. You…

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KnockItDown
Jul 07, 2023 12:18 pm
KnockItDown
Dyson23
Dyson23
3 July 2023

Drainage Problem

Drainage Problem

Thank you for this information.

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Dyson23
Jul 03, 2023 9:33 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 July 2023

Using tank overflow for drip irrigation

Using tank overflow for drip irrigation
1, 2

If the water has passed through a filter screen that has apertures that are less than 1,000 micron (1 mm), the water can be diverted directly into a tank through a valve…

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SaveH2O
Jul 03, 2023 12:06 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 June 2023

Dry Well in the backyard

Dry Well in the backyard

It's possible but a soak well is usually much larger. Your 'soak well' only holds 424 litres when full. What is your soil type? Soak wells need sandy soils.

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SaveH2O
Jun 21, 2023 1:09 pm
SaveH2O

Hi HomeOne, I'm in the midst of landscaping a cat run down the side of my house, and the recent rains have me wondering if I need to install some sort of drainage. I've…

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shanebaker92
May 20, 2023 4:49 pm
Tetonsden
Tetonsden
13 May 2023

Retaining wall under patio slab

Retaining wall under patio slab

Thanks for the insights, that makes perfect sense, and yeah, I will be leaning on the experience of the excavator operator entirely.

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Tetonsden
May 13, 2023 9:35 pm
homeone
homeone
12 May 2023

Outdoor fish tank

Outdoor fish tank

Thanks for letting us know. The programmer will have a look at this later today.

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homeone
May 12, 2023 9:44 am
homeone
sarge
sarge
17 April 2023

Couch Grass Invaded

Couch Grass Invaded

We done our landscaping a year back using Couch, over the recent months I have noticed another type of grass growing with the Couch in a 2x2m radius. I'm thinking the…

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sarge
Apr 17, 2023 11:17 pm
Brianaurum
Brianaurum
12 March 2023

Help! What Herbicide to use on a 5 acre vacant lot?

Help! What Herbicide to use on a 5 acre vacant lot?

If it was me and weeds were out of control with no alternative, I would use a broadleaf herbicide such as MCPA. Even though I'm not a fan of herbicides,especially if…

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Brianaurum
Mar 12, 2023 9:08 pm

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