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rayanne.tait589
rayanne.tait589
11 May 2021

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 10:43 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 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 :)
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 11:34 am
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 6:07 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 6:27 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 8:31 am

Front Fence Landscaping Ideas

Front Fence Landscaping Ideas

Here are some of the considerations in selecting a yard…

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George Henry
Jul 22, 2024 3:16 pm

South facing garden - growing grass

South facing garden - growing grass

Hi, Do not worry! Feeling overwhelmed is natural because this is a problem for which there are solutions. 1. Shade-tolerant grass: There are grass types that may suit…

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George Henry
Jul 19, 2024 2:49 pm

cheapest landscapping option

cheapest landscapping option

Dear the cost depends on your requirement. First of all decide: 1. What landscaping design you want to implement. Now a days many landscaping designs software are…

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George Henry
Jul 18, 2024 10:21 pm

At what distance from the house is it safe to plant trees?

At what distance from the house is it safe to plant trees?

It is never a good idea to plant trees close to house foundation however if you must then you can mitigate damage from trees by installing a tree root barrier. Some 34 …

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building-expert
Jul 03, 2024 9:44 am
building-expert

LANDSCAPE DESIGN HILLS DISTRICT - BEST LANDSCAPING IN THE HILLS Are you looking to design a new garden in The Hills District Sydney? Transform your outdoor space from…

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Vogue and Vine
Jun 25, 2024 2:07 pm
Vogue and Vine
Lisa06
Lisa06
23 June

Painting treated pine posts

Painting treated pine posts

Hi, We have had some round treated pine fence posts installed recently (they look green). We'd like to paint them, but everything I've read seems to recommend acrylic…

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Lisa06
Jun 23, 2024 8:48 am
Eng. B A
Eng. B A
15 June

Welding fence bracket on steel retaining wall post

Welding fence bracket on steel retaining wall post

Welding galvanised steel on-site generally compromise galvanisation. You can cold gal. the welding afterwards, however not sure what the life span would be compared to…

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Eng. B A
Jun 15, 2024 11:13 am
sacah
sacah
12 June

Pond sitting on patio

Pond sitting on patio

Hey, I'm wanting to make an above ground pond that will sit on our patio, it will be 2m x 1m x 60cm high. I'm just wanting to run a few things by people to verify my…

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sacah
Jun 12, 2024 2:00 pm
Trish.j
Trish.j
26 May

Vigna Caracalla (corkscrew vine)

Vigna Caracalla (corkscrew vine)

Hey Kerry, were you successful growing the Vigna Caracalla and was it invasive? I'm not too far from the Dandenong's but get more frost off the mountain than I did in Kalorama.

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Trish.j
May 26, 2024 4:52 pm

Landscaping recommendations in Melbourne for New Build

Landscaping recommendations in Melbourne for New Build

Yes, I was happy with the work, bar a few small things. Overall, communication could have been better though. However, I found them reliable and did good work at a…

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proudwanderer
May 21, 2024 10:58 am
Whitts69
Whitts69
16 May

Copper log fencing

Copper log fencing

Hi all. Looking to do a 5 acre property fencing with 100mm copper logs fencing. 200mm ends. Land is sloping an hard to get machinery in. My question is. If I do the holes…

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Whitts69
May 16, 2024 9:34 am
Lisa06
Lisa06
7 May

Using tank overflow for drip irrigation

Using tank overflow for drip irrigation
1, 2

Hi SaveH20, In the above scenario, we reduced a 90mm overflow (on a 2500L water tank) to a 50mm PVC pipe. We buried the PVC pipe 100mm underground, then brought the…

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Lisa06
May 07, 2024 9:54 pm

Hi all, Need some ideas for my front yard. There are a few elements where the landscaping needs to take into account: There is a slight slope forward with steps going to…

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JTLavs
Apr 28, 2024 12:34 pm

I have stone pavement (?) in my backyard around the pool. I have not tended to them and so there is moss growing on them. I intend to clean them but was wondering what the…

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aohx075
Apr 22, 2024 9:35 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 8:55 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 10:26 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 8:24 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 2:50 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 8:40 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 7:21 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 1:47 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 3:42 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 12:34 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 9:46 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 2:12 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 7:42 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 21, 2024 11:26 pm
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 3:03 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 11:57 am
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 10:21 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 4:10 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 8:05 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 7:43 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 8:50 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 10:31 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 3:52 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 3:19 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 7:23 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 1:33 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 12:52 pm
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stonesthrow
Oct 13, 2023 5:07 pm
stonesthrow
stonesthrow
13 October 2023

Tankulator website

Tankulator website

This is back up and running!

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stonesthrow
Oct 13, 2023 1:37 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 6:00 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 10:00 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 2:38 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 6:16 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 8:39 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 9:04 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 4:55 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 11, 2023 11:47 pm

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