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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

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
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

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
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners
1 ... 12, 13, 14

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
SteveMc
SteveMc
8 December

Before After cheap garden

Before After cheap garden

Bahaha. Great job cleaning up. That's all you probably needed to do!

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SteveMc
Dec 08, 2018 4:13 pm
SteveMc

This part of my garden is going really well, although ive just transtplanted the grass plants so they aren't doing so well. Ive just added this mesh screening to my…

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Alex2424
Dec 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Alex2424

Hi all, A big branch of our orange tree has suddenly started losing all its leaves. The rest of the tree looks healthy to me, and I'm wondering if we need to chop off…

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StartingOut
Dec 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Jennifer1978
Jennifer1978
30 November

Colorbond fencing help

Colorbond fencing help

Hi Guys, We are about to order our colorbond fencing. We cannot decide between Woodland Grey or Monument. I feel that monument will be too dark (black almost) however…

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Jennifer1978
Nov 30, 2018 1:32 pm

The leaves on one side have all died off - it's probably 1/4 of the canopy - hard to get pics of the whole tree as it's pretty big. Haven't seen it do this before. Will…

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KRed
Nov 30, 2018 9:13 am

Hi, Over a year ago I potted a Star Jasmine against a trellis with the intention of creating a wall of Jasmine. For a year it was fine, looking healthy, and then spring…

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kramer786
Nov 30, 2018 8:40 am
Bencrete
Bencrete
29 November

Liquid Limestone for alfresco - Adelaide

Liquid Limestone for alfresco - Adelaide

Hi there, I used to work in western australia (now in adelaide) and it is possible to get liquid limestone however you will paying through the roof. Transport costs and…

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Bencrete
Nov 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Bencrete

Hi everyone. I just replaced sugar cane mulch in my garden with some 1inch wide hoop pine bark mulch and have run into a bit of a problem. I watered the garden for close…

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allanw
Nov 26, 2018 10:38 pm
aussieta
aussieta
24 November

Lawn growth after cutting question

Lawn growth after cutting question

looks like your blades are blunt it is not cutting the grass but tearing it

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aussieta
Nov 24, 2018 9:19 am
aussieta
DawsonsCreek
DawsonsCreek
19 November

Soil Cultivating

Soil Cultivating

I was wondering if anyone could provide advice on tilling soil to the depths of 300-400mm? The best rotary hoe I can find is the Red Roo in the area and it advises 175mm…

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DawsonsCreek
Nov 19, 2018 11:15 am
Emily Jane
Emily Jane
17 November

High Retaining Wall Cover up ideas

High Retaining Wall Cover up ideas

Not sure if your meaning where I’m living or if the location of my house faces. But the house is north facing if that helps.

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Emily Jane
Nov 17, 2018 9:15 am
thetam
thetam
15 November

garden lighting

garden lighting

LED garden lighting 10W AC85V-265V here bro:

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thetam
Nov 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Althom
Althom
14 November

did I kill my bottlebrushes?

did I kill my bottlebrushes?

Gone to their maker in a big way

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Althom
Nov 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Althom
Daisymana
Daisymana
13 November

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
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
RenoMentor
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

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