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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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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
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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
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 ?
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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
cinder
cinder
19 h

Is this quote reasonable??

Is this quote reasonable??
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Hi Ayaman, Love the design and I think it's going to come up fantastically. One thing that stands out to me tho is that there is a high charge for plants and shrubs, but…

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cinder
Dec 17, 2017 3:25 pm
cinder
Jacks
Jacks
14 December

How to achieve a white pool surround?

How to achieve a white pool surround?

Limestone? This is what we’re considering because travertine is too brown. Limestone seems to have a nice clean look.

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Jacks
Dec 14, 2017 9:51 pm
Frankeh
Frankeh
14 December

Antique display piece 1867

Antique display piece 1867

Somewhere like the old machinery magazine might get you a better idea of it's value as an antique

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Frankeh
Dec 14, 2017 5:11 pm
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Frankeh
Dec 14, 2017 4:49 am

Hello I built this garden pond in my backyard. size 20 x 40 EPDM pond liner depth 30 inches Pictures and building steps ---> Me digging

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grandjardinier
Dec 12, 2017 2:07 am
grandjardinier

Hi all, Freaked out after internet searching 'Manchurian Pear Tree' and seeing monstrous trees. Then I asked someone at an advanced tree farm and they say max height…

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mlg85
Dec 08, 2017 2:03 pm

Hi, I'm quite new to gardening and want some advice please. I live in the Hills District in NSW and the front yard gets a lot of afternoon/evening sun. Land is on clay…

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cstanis2000
Dec 07, 2017 4:14 pm
bashworth
bashworth
5 December

what weed is this and how to control.

what weed is this and how to control.

It's Kikuyu, which is a summer grass. Typically it is more resistant to weed killers than other grasses. I actually prefer it to other grass species as it requires much…

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bashworth
Dec 05, 2017 7:38 am
bashworth
Reverbsz
Reverbsz
4 December

Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts
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Drew, I just bumped into your threat, it was great to use someone through recommendation. I will contact Chris from Notlee landscapes as well since my property is in…

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Reverbsz
Dec 04, 2017 10:53 pm
noisuf
noisuf
28 November

Winter Grass Outbreak in Kikuyu - What should I do mid-Oct?

Winter Grass Outbreak in Kikuyu - What should I do mid-Oct?

Thanks heaps for the advice Cat_dunc and Bashworth. Cat_dunc, it's completely taken over now, I'm looking into using a pre-emergent herbicide next Apr/May. Bashworth, I…

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noisuf
Nov 28, 2017 10:18 pm
crazyas
crazyas
28 November

Weed issue - new seeded grass area

Weed issue - new seeded grass area

thanks!, Just tried BIN-DIE as i had some on the shelf and it has already started showing signs of it working.

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crazyas
Nov 28, 2017 8:20 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
27 November

Neighbours digging to fence line

Neighbours digging to fence line

OP have you had any resolution to this?

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cat_dunc
Nov 27, 2017 8:43 am
cat_dunc
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 November

How did the trees die?

How did the trees die?

Lack of water. Depending on the usual direction of the weather, they may also have been planted in a rain shadow.

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SaveH2O
Nov 27, 2017 7:08 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 November

Removal and sale of garden palm trees

Removal and sale of garden palm trees

Wokka, your post has brought back memories! While I was waiting for nasho, I moved to Sydney and rented a room in a house at Cammeray on the north shore. There were two…

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SaveH2O
Nov 27, 2017 6:59 am
SaveH2O

Hi Can I get some feedback on my (quite rough) landscaping plan? I would really appreciate any comments, suggestions, etc... I will start building my house in Wollert,…

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yoyohv
Nov 26, 2017 9:22 pm

Hello. One of my tree has some problem. There are several ones. The biggest one dropped most of the green leaves from the top. Any one knows the tree and any suggestion to…

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Stev
Nov 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Bananimal
Bananimal
26 November

safe food grade plastic for wicking bed

safe food grade plastic for wicking bed

I agree with SaveH2O, polypropylene plastic is recyclable and food grade safe. The brand I use, , uses it for their container…

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Bananimal
Nov 26, 2017 7:28 pm
darrinm81
darrinm81
25 November

Buffalo Lawn Repair Patches

Buffalo Lawn Repair Patches

Pretty much the cause was heat and under watering. A few things: 1) Aerated with a pitch fork and screw driver. Making sure to leave an open hole rather than compress…

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darrinm81
Nov 25, 2017 8:57 pm
shazaw
shazaw
24 November

Drainiage for my garden boxes

Drainiage for my garden boxes

You have perfect garden boxes to put succulents plant, don't need too much water. https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct= ... 3487468208

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shazaw
Nov 24, 2017 9:53 am
KV01
KV01
22 November

rain garden

rain garden

You first need to know the requirements but there is a lot of info on the net. https://www.melbournewater.com.au/commu ... aingardens

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KV01
Nov 22, 2017 6:03 pm

We are Lake Macquarie near Newcastle. Yes it would be in full sun half the day. The soil is pretty compacted from building etc. No clay though. Was thinking of digging…

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lozza81
Nov 21, 2017 1:40 pm
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AvaRhodes
Nov 14, 2017 5:16 pm
AvaRhodes
kevintigerlink
kevintigerlink
14 November

Gate and fencing hardware supplier

Gate and fencing hardware supplier

Hi, we are company base in Melbourne selling gate and fencing hardware, suitable for both commercial and domestic uses. We offer variety range of - gate hinges, from 80…

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kevintigerlink
Nov 14, 2017 10:44 am
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
9 November

Yuccas Tidying them up ?

Yuccas Tidying them up ?

We’re keeping our yukkas in pots. You can just cut the yukka and put in potting mix and it grows. I was told by my mother in law that yukkas get out of hand and to keep…

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cat_dunc
Nov 09, 2017 11:25 pm
cat_dunc
mycl
mycl
9 November

Artificial grass, best edging - Metal? Timber? Other?

Artificial grass, best edging - Metal? Timber? Other?

Hi all, I am planning to have artificial grass installed in the front yard. It is mainly rectangular in shape, bordered by garden beds mainly, except for a couple of…

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mycl
Nov 09, 2017 12:01 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
9 November

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta
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Thanks cat. The design wasnt focused on the planting scheme, but rather shape and form of the garden. The feature trees will be either maple, prunus, forest pansy or teddy…

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SteveMc
Nov 09, 2017 8:40 am
SteveMc
Indulude
Indulude
7 November

MOLASSES Suppliers

MOLASSES Suppliers
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Melbourne eastern suburbs Discount Animal Supplies 550 Lysterfield Rd, Lysterfield VIC 3156 (03) 9752 9814 discountanimalsupplies.com.au $28/25kg tub - you can get 5-10Kg aswell

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Indulude
Nov 07, 2017 2:19 am

Hi All, I've got a new weed trying to take over my grass this year. Seems to have rapidly spread throughout the neighbourhood as I'm seeing patches on all the local…

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Halstatt
Nov 05, 2017 8:20 pm

Artificial Grass Melbourne Clayton Area

Artificial Grass Melbourne Clayton Area

I’m looking for a good quality artificial grass to buy and have installed in my front garden. I want the grass to look as real as possible and not shiny. I have had a…

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subdivide hopeful
Nov 05, 2017 2:53 pm
dove88
dove88
31 October

Does Lowering Backyard Land Decrease Property Value?

Does Lowering Backyard Land Decrease Property Value?

The water is now pumped out from a pit as the land at the back is lower than the front - the only reason for me asking is because i will be selling

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dove88
Oct 31, 2017 3:44 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
31 October

Is my new buffalo lawn dead

Is my new buffalo lawn dead

We had a very cold winter here in Melbourne, and my buffalo basically went dormant and looks much like your photo, particularly in heavily shaded areas. Also, the winter…

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OurLindrum52
Oct 31, 2017 2:00 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
30 October

What is this in my Palmetto?

What is this in my Palmetto?

Looks like winter grass. Best to hand weed it if you can. To control this weed you need to spray pre emergent herbicides during winter.... The window of opportunity has…

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SteveMc
Oct 30, 2017 10:38 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
SteveMc
30 October

When to trim/prune newly planted plants?

When to trim/prune newly planted plants?

Big difference between phosphate based fertilisers and natural organic soil tonics. Keep your thrive for potted colour and buy any seaweed organic concentrate you can…

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SteveMc
Oct 30, 2017 10:29 pm
SteveMc
sionghua
sionghua
29 October

Does gypsum need to be reapplied?

Does gypsum need to be reapplied?

Moved into a house with existing lawn, while digging down to install the pop-up sprinkler I found that the top soil is not that thick and clay soil underneath, likely…

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sionghua
Oct 29, 2017 10:12 pm
Tammy78
Tammy78
28 October

Rain garden infiltration system

Rain garden infiltration system

Hi just wondering has anyone attempted to do there on council required rain garden infiltration system, is this hard? any video anyone can recommend.

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Tammy78
Oct 28, 2017 5:36 pm
gaweleczek
gaweleczek
25 October

Project builder for landscaping

Project builder for landscaping

Hi, I'm looking for someone to do landscaping end to end for me. So far I've been only able to find small, boutique companies that usually work on sophisticated projects…

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gaweleczek
Oct 25, 2017 1:26 am
bones
bones
24 October

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep.

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep.

Hi there. I've read all through Fu's guide to soil and lawn prep multiple times so here's my quick question. In Brisbane with a heavy clay soil should I be going through…

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bones
Oct 24, 2017 4:49 pm
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Southies
Oct 23, 2017 6:30 am
Southies
shazaw
shazaw
21 October

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in

Newcastle House - landscaping - pool is in
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Wow you have done so much, that pool looks so inviting and vege patch for children is awesome. Build Thread : viewtopic.php?=31&t=81624

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shazaw
Oct 21, 2017 2:08 pm
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
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
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
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How can I post a picture here?

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MayurS
Oct 13, 2017 11:04 am
MayurS
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
SteveMc
SteveMc
7 October

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos
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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

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