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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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It is always important to ensure that you water the roots of the plant and not the leaves. This is one of the common mistakes we all make during an . But this can cause…

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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
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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 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 :)
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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 12:34 pm
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 7:07 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 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

Free fill

Free fill

Hello all. I am asking if anyone knows where I can get clean fill delivered for free? I am getting a pool installed and need the dirt to go somewhere! It's proving to be a…

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Daisymana
Nov 13, 2018 9:51 pm
gustafury
gustafury
Yesterday

did I kill my bottlebrushes?

did I kill my bottlebrushes?

We moved grevilleas and same thing happened. Someone told me they have sensitive roots that don't like the move. Not sure how true that is.

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gustafury
Nov 13, 2018 1:02 pm
BarnOwl
BarnOwl
8 November

How to fix a lost cause - lawn and garden

How to fix a lost cause - lawn and garden

Try Greenprint Landscapes. They were recommended to me by a workmate and I’m glad to do the same. https://m.facebook.com/greenprintlandscapes/

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BarnOwl
Nov 08, 2018 9:23 am
Littlegem
Littlegem
2 November

Backyard screening plant advice

Backyard screening plant advice

Need to know your location before anyone can recommend plants

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Littlegem
Nov 02, 2018 5:15 pm
RenoMentor
RenoMentor
27 October

Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?

Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?

No problems, really glad I could help. It seems already quite light so maybe a darker tone, maybe see what something with minimal pattern looks like, that way they don’t…

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RenoMentor
Oct 27, 2018 2:51 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
25 October

Invasive grass weed in Palmetto

Invasive grass weed in Palmetto

Ahhh. Yep. That's couch. I've got it too, but in my case I don't mind as it's on my nature strip and it's not smothering the buffalo. Lovely and soft amongst the buffalo.…

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SteveMc
Oct 25, 2018 11:04 am
SteveMc
Rani-k
Rani-k
25 October

Growing medium for wicking bed

Growing medium for wicking bed

Hey guys, I've learnt so much on this forum (long…

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Rani-k
Oct 25, 2018 8:20 am
SamKM
SamKM
24 October

Landscaper - Melbourne

Landscaper - Melbourne

Hi, Does anyone have recommendation for a good landscaper in melbourne. I need some feature stuff to be done but at reasonable pricing. Any suggestions will be much…

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SamKM
Oct 24, 2018 5:13 pm

Hi, please see the attached picture of my garden bed (lawn on the right side, garden bed above the rocks) This is not my house just a rental so I can't go through major…

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ApolloBigTree
Oct 24, 2018 2:21 pm
s-X-s
s-X-s
21 October

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

I have 3 different quotes - 1) 17k (28+13= 41m) 2) 11k 3) 7.3k . Such varying quotes...

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s-X-s
Oct 21, 2018 2:48 pm
s-X-s
inexp_user
inexp_user
20 October

Retaining wall (or not)?

Retaining wall (or not)?

We have just had our fences done and the fencer has put a large plinth at the bottom which he has said is suitable to retain. So I guess it ca be classed as a retainer.

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inexp_user
Oct 20, 2018 11:09 am
inexp_user
SteveMc
SteveMc
11 October

When to prune an English Box Hedge

When to prune an English Box Hedge

Definitely prune often. You need to keep in mind that as the hedge matures, the trunk and branches get woody and lack any decent leaf growth. Another reason to prune often…

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SteveMc
Oct 11, 2018 5:25 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
SteveMc
11 October

Pruning lilly pillies

Pruning lilly pillies

Only issue is; "Syzygium paniculatum can be susceptible to psyllids, the insects that can cause leaf pimpling.." I still highly recommend resilience.

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SteveMc
Oct 11, 2018 10:30 am
SteveMc

Hi we have planted a Avenue of Ornamental pears in September 3 now look like they are dying in the last couple of days. Any one any ideas?…

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Garden trihard
Oct 10, 2018 2:11 pm
fyeahm
fyeahm
9 October

Kikuyu invading Buffalo lawn

Kikuyu invading Buffalo lawn

Oh my, I think that's exactly it! Some of the patches mysteriously transformed back to Buffalo, I thought I was hallucinating. Then now I remembered it rained the day…

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fyeahm
Oct 09, 2018 11:17 am
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
8 October

Roofed alfresco far too small. What to do?

Roofed alfresco far too small. What to do?

You can move the post if you put in the right size beam(s) to hold the roof up.

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TheBigHouse
Oct 08, 2018 8:35 am

Hi there, I’m very new to gardening, and I’ve got some potted plants on my deck. Mainly pansies and geraniums. The pots have these small bugs all over them, and I…

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rcrooks
Oct 07, 2018 5:53 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 October

Weeds and top soil

Weeds and top soil

There is an old definition that a weeds is any plant that is in the wrong place; however, that is not a weed, but clover, which is recommended in lawns under some…

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arcadelt
Oct 07, 2018 10:38 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 October

Think landscapers drainage is not going to work

Think landscapers drainage is not going to work

It is difficult without being on site and knowing the levels but it would seem that Metricon has handed over a property without the correct slope away from the slab. The…

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SaveH2O
Oct 06, 2018 11:34 am
SaveH2O
MprCjr
MprCjr
5 October

Sir Walter turf.... Is it dead?

Sir Walter turf.... Is it dead?

Thank you for the tips - it’s definitely worth a try.

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MprCjr
Oct 05, 2018 4:34 pm
aussieta
aussieta
4 October

SOS: Fencing and boundary

SOS: Fencing and boundary

just wait until neighbor starts screwing metal screening/art onto your wall

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aussieta
Oct 04, 2018 12:46 pm
aussieta
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mynameisjonas
Oct 03, 2018 5:55 pm
fyeahm
fyeahm
28 September

Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.

Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.

I believe the invader is Winter Grass? If so, you might want to try Amgrow Winter Grass Killer from Bunnings ($24). It kills the Winter Grass, not the Buffalo.

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fyeahm
Sep 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Vyls1wa
Vyls1wa
26 September

Couch invading empire zoysia

Couch invading empire zoysia

Hi there, short of killing off my lawn and starting again, is there a targeted approach to removing couch from an empire zoysia lawn. The zoysia is definitely dominate,…

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Vyls1wa
Sep 26, 2018 2:53 pm

We have a sloping block that is partly tiered and covered with couch grass and has fruit trees and veg beds distributed throughout the area. The goal is to remove the…

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Philmm
Sep 22, 2018 9:52 am

Hi everyone. Slowly chipping away at the landscaping around our new place and finishing off around the immediate house and alfresco. Grass seed has taken well for how…

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jazig_k
Sep 19, 2018 12:05 pm
DawsonsCreek
DawsonsCreek
18 September

Chicken Manure?

Chicken Manure?

Hi All, I am fortunate enough to have a large chicken company close by that sells chicken manure at very low cost. I know fresh chicken manure burns roots, but would be…

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DawsonsCreek
Sep 18, 2018 10:47 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
15 September

Plant ideas

Plant ideas

A picture of the section would be useful. Also if you have a dog, don't plant brunfelsia as their seed pods are poisonous. Does it get full sun, is it overshadowed by eaves?

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SteveMc
Sep 15, 2018 3:44 pm
SteveMc
julia1301
julia1301
14 September

Playground Ideas - Softfall Material

Playground Ideas - Softfall Material

Hi Marz1983 Its called Power Play Soft Fall. Its certified for playgrounds and schools etc. doesn't hurt your feet to walk on like traditional mulch

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julia1301
Sep 14, 2018 12:37 pm
julia1301

Hi Guys, We are close to engaging a landscape designer and looking for Landscape ideas. We do have a 2 mtr fall across our lot where the house sits, so we will be looking…

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Niel07
Sep 09, 2018 7:59 pm

A couple of plants in my muraya hedge are going from healthy plants to all the leaves dropping off within a couple of months. There is still new growth at the the top of…

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Skeney
Sep 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Klara8
Klara8
9 September

Front yard

Front yard

Hello! My front yard is tiled. On the sides there are bushes. I do not like gardening at all. I like minimalism in everything. In the interior too. The front yard can be…

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Klara8
Sep 09, 2018 2:22 am
Klara8
SteveMc
SteveMc
8 September

Block wall cost

Block wall cost

Guys. The rules regarding engineering also apply at any height wall (yes, even 30cm) within 1 metre of a boundary.

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SteveMc
Sep 08, 2018 4:29 pm
SteveMc
brownbag
brownbag
6 September

How to dampproof a brick wall before planting

How to dampproof a brick wall before planting

I have a section of my brick house which has a garden bed directly against it. I'd like to damp-proof it before I replant. I have a can of bitumen paint but am happy to…

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brownbag
Sep 06, 2018 7:28 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
5 September

Plant Selection for screening. Near pool, narrow bed

Plant Selection for screening. Near pool, narrow bed

Definitely not bamboo, not because they r invasive but the leaf litter will be your nightmare. Go with syzygium (lillypilly). They will go up to about 4-5 metres, may take…

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EmeryBB
Sep 05, 2018 4:11 pm

Last step before being able to sit back and fully relax is to put in the glass fence along the other sides. Decided to give this a crack as as DIY project so bought the…

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Gary78
Sep 02, 2018 1:33 pm
Drew01
Drew01
31 August

Possum deterrents?

Possum deterrents?

They ate most of our tree!! I hate possums having grown up catching them when they got into our roof... Mothballs have been successful for us in the past on all of our…

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Drew01
Aug 31, 2018 8:45 pm
Drew01
alexp79
alexp79
31 August

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Agg drainage should be be on your side, not on neighbours', as the footings will be positioned towards your side. You can put a fence on top of your retaining wall.

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alexp79
Aug 31, 2018 2:26 pm

I used this stuff which isn't cheap but was highly recommended to me by a landscaper who uses alot of natural stone. but I have to say it works a treat on sandstone. Bat…

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SteveMc
Aug 28, 2018 11:24 pm
SteveMc
greengumby
greengumby
21 August

Retaining wall against a pool

Retaining wall against a pool

Hi, Looking for advice on how to build a low retaining wall (1-2ft high) up against the side of an existing fibreglass pool. Once the wall is complete I would like to…

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greengumby
Aug 21, 2018 2:16 am

Hi, I have a basic timber paling fence round my property ~ 1.8m high. The neighbours on the west have a smaller house with a larger back yard. They frequently entertain…

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Cleanshirtru
Aug 13, 2018 5:09 pm
kirk
kirk
11 August

Crepe Myrtle advice

Crepe Myrtle advice

Thanks. I'm going to go the hard prune route tomorrow and lop off half the main trunk so that I can reset and hopefully get some growth outward so it looks more like a…

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kirk
Aug 11, 2018 6:04 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
10 August

Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Having had a similar build on piers/posts/bearers I share your concerns. Avoid any possible water movement to your piers/posts and your all good. In my case I had piers in…

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SteveMc
Aug 10, 2018 7:39 pm
SteveMc
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
10 August

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017
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Hi, Sorry for the slow reply, I took them out before laying the pavers.

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KnockItDown
Aug 10, 2018 9:57 am
KnockItDown
aussieta
aussieta
6 August

tree loppers

tree loppers

does anybody have a rough guide price to remove some large eucalypts mornington peninsula victoria they are about 12 metres high with a trunk of around 500mm i realise…

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aussieta
Aug 06, 2018 5:32 pm
aussieta

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