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Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant
1, 2, 3

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
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
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
18 October

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in
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Oh wow Cat they look amazing even without grout

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BrownDog77
Oct 18, 2017 6:32 pm
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
nesbit
nesbit
17 October

MOLASSES Suppliers

MOLASSES Suppliers
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Mornington, Victoria. $13 for 5 lt They also have larger quantities available.

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nesbit
Oct 17, 2017 2:10 pm
Nicnak14
Nicnak14
16 October

Neighbours digging to fence line

Neighbours digging to fence line

They are about a foot or more lower than the front path. Our house is level with the path. They have dug the entire surrounds out to the fence to be level with their…

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Nicnak14
Oct 16, 2017 8:00 am
Corallake
Corallake
15 October

Yuccas Tidying them up ?

Yuccas Tidying them up ?

Hi There We've done the same. Waiting to move to replant them again. If yours have 'pups' just gently break them off and re-plant them in soil. If you are talking about…

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Corallake
Oct 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Corallake
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
kathalva
kathalva
10 October

Landscaping a 100m2 Backyard

Landscaping a 100m2 Backyard

Your best bet is to go to a local nursery, they can definitely help you with your plant needs. Also, try these if you're on a budget. Good luck!

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kathalva
Oct 10, 2017 11:39 am
kathalva

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

Side path/ laundry slab and patio infill complete. I had some provisions set in the slab formwork as these needed to be run now or otherwise never; -Irrigation high…

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SteveMc
Oct 07, 2017 10:10 pm
SteveMc
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
1, 2, 3, 4

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
SteveMc
SteveMc
20 September

Quack grass in buffalo lawn

Quack grass in buffalo lawn

Yates buffalo pro concentrate. It's best to mix and use as a spray rather than the hose applicator bottles so you get good coverage and consistency. Add a drop of…

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SteveMc
Sep 20, 2017 5:23 pm
SteveMc
joannapaulp
joannapaulp
17 September

Rose Bush Question

Rose Bush Question

Best thing is to cut off the affected sections, and then use a black spot spray regularly to prevent reoccurrence.

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joannapaulp
Sep 17, 2017 11:31 pm
allan_donald
allan_donald
17 September

Advice - Front & backyard landscaping (New Home)

Advice - Front & backyard landscaping (New Home)

Hi, I am trying to get an idea of what I need to do first before laying turf grass in my front & backyard. Step by step instructions on what needs to be done before I…

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allan_donald
Sep 17, 2017 12:07 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
12 September

Success with residental Fertigation Products?

Success with residental Fertigation Products?

Hi I did see some threads here from a while back but can anyone recommend Fertigation products? I want to be able to put Seasol through my 200-300m of Boreline drippers…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 12, 2017 6:54 pm
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TheBigHouse
Sep 11, 2017 9:00 pm
JM1911A1
JM1911A1
11 September

Retaining suggestions - limestone vs cinder

Retaining suggestions - limestone vs cinder

Hi there, We're currently talking to our landscaper regarding some retaining (quite a lot really!) and we really like the clean finish of a rendered finish. Our…

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JM1911A1
Sep 11, 2017 3:10 pm
JM1911A1
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
7 September

Bore Staining - Irrigation Design considerations

Bore Staining - Irrigation Design considerations

Found this informative link Iron deposit problems (ochre) in drip irrigation systems have been reported mainly in the United…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 07, 2017 7:58 pm

Hi see below image Site is all sand. However as per another thread I will import clay, probably Soil Solver Clay Plus at 10kg p m2. So the top section behind the wall @…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 07, 2017 1:32 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
6 September

Irrigation Components - MP Rotators vs RainBird RVAN, Articu

Irrigation Components - MP Rotators vs RainBird RVAN, Articu

Lakeside, I meant to add on the Hunter MP Rotators vs Rainbird RVANS I was told that RVANS are better suited to bores, as they throw a larger amount of water out and…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 06, 2017 5:43 pm
jaredlia
jaredlia
6 September

Mortar mix

Mortar mix

Awesome! thanks very much. See how I go. Cheers for the advice. Appreciated!

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jaredlia
Sep 06, 2017 11:31 am
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PolkaDots
Sep 06, 2017 10:57 am
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
5 September

Couch vs Empire Zoyisa

Couch vs Empire Zoyisa

Hi ok, I didn't realise couch was that intensive, the turf companies that sell both made out that in summer both require a fortnightly mow. The 6 hours you mention, assume…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 06, 2017 12:11 am
Lakeside Paving
Lakeside Paving
5 September

Soil Ammendments - Time to drop Bentonite clay and zeolite?

Soil Ammendments - Time to drop Bentonite clay and zeolite?

Mate the existing sand will be fine. Add it then quickly run the rotary hoe back over it or even just give it a rake to the rough level. This will just allow some of the…

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Lakeside Paving
Sep 05, 2017 8:12 pm
Lakeside Paving
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September

CONCRETE AND RETAINING WALL ADVICE NEEDED :

CONCRETE AND RETAINING WALL ADVICE NEEDED :

Patto we had a similar setup, just had a concreter out to look at it - we'll leave a 200mm gap between the concreting and the retaining wall. Be much easier if we ever…

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PVBuild
Sep 02, 2017 3:00 pm
Joshin
Joshin
2 September

Where the Hell to Buy Nara Native Turf Plugs

Where the Hell to Buy Nara Native Turf Plugs

Hi, I've been trying to buy Nara lawn for the past 3 months in prep for spring, does anyone know where I can get plugs and have them shipped to me ? I have pretty much…

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Joshin
Sep 02, 2017 10:25 am

Hi all, First time poster here, thanks for having me ;) I'm after an opinion on whether i could re-use pavers (which we're replacing with turf) to build a 60cm high…

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Jens
Aug 31, 2017 1:57 am
brodav83
brodav83
30 August

Retaining wall needed on Central Coast NSW

Retaining wall needed on Central Coast NSW

Hi all, I am looking for recommendations for landscapers who can build a simple retaining wall on the Central Coast NSW. Probably treated timber construction to keep costs…

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brodav83
Aug 30, 2017 12:19 pm
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NthHome
Aug 29, 2017 11:40 am
aspire029
aspire029
22 August

Retaining wall drainage, plumbing concerns.

Retaining wall drainage, plumbing concerns.

These core drilled holes are core drilled to where ever the agi pipes will Tee off into which is pretty much close to the footing. Behind that area will be water…

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aspire029
Aug 22, 2017 2:33 pm


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