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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 9:42 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 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 :)
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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 11:34 am
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 6:07 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 9:43 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 8:31 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 4:09 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 5:04 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 6:39 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 8:57 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 4:32 pm
aussieta
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
4 August

Backyard Landscaping - DIY

Backyard Landscaping - DIY
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Wow. It looks incredible. What a great choice you've made with the pool shape, size, colour and the pavers too. Can i re-do mine and have what you've got?? :lol:

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cat_dunc
Aug 04, 2018 3:43 pm
cat_dunc
Stella L
Stella L
3 August

Vertical Gardens or not?

Vertical Gardens or not?

Gaudi, Thank you very much for your answer. Luckily, my mom gave me the same piece of advice when it comes to choosing the right plants. The plants I've chosen are low…

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Stella L
Aug 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Stella L

After a knock down rebuild we decided to put in a native garden in the front. All the plants have been in for approx 3 months and now need to mulch the garden. I have…

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colin1
Aug 03, 2018 4:56 pm
colin1
trimum
trimum
1 August

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George

Landscape design - KDR (sekisui house ) Burbank - ST George
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We have used retractable clothes lines lots of times in the U.K. they worked really well! We didn’t consider them this time though because we really liked the fold down…

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trimum
Aug 01, 2018 3:34 pm
trimum
Littlegem
Littlegem
29 July

Murraya paniculata

Murraya paniculata

Murraya does not have invasive roots.

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Littlegem
Jul 29, 2018 7:51 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 July

Tall fescue grass

Tall fescue grass

Can anyone recommend good tall fescue seeds for oversowing? And where to buy them? I’m in Melbourne. I have a few bare patches from between where the lawn squares were…

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Gaudi
Jul 22, 2018 9:38 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
22 July

Tips/ guide to laying brick edging

Tips/ guide to laying brick edging

You would be laying down a reinforced concrete footing, so you add reinforcing steel in a similar way you would for a slab.

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arcadelt
Jul 22, 2018 7:26 pm
dereklotts
dereklotts
20 July

Need help on revive my lawn...

Need help on revive my lawn...

I know this thread is quite old, but some questions and answers never age. So, as I stumbled upon this thread, in which I learned something new, maybe someone else will do…

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dereklotts
Jul 20, 2018 2:31 am
dereklotts

laying soil and Turf myself

laying soil and Turf myself

Our turf wasn’t hard to lay because they were in manageable sizes. Just need a good smooth base to work with or it will be lumpy. We also had a team of about 7 so it…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
Jul 19, 2018 6:09 pm
1sttimer_stoneridge
arcadelt
arcadelt
15 July

Pebbles around plants

Pebbles around plants

Certainly take the plants out of their pots and plant them directly in the ground, that way the root ball can spread out and you won’t need to water them so often. If…

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arcadelt
Jul 15, 2018 5:49 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 July

Front yard

Front yard

A good method will to be lookup the facebook pages of landscapers in your area. Usually the fb pages will have loads of photos and this will give you a better idea of the…

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IamSAM
Jul 12, 2018 4:47 pm
IamSAM
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sparky_JsP
Jul 08, 2018 2:53 pm
sparky_JsP

Thought i would share our little backyard project went from muddy and useless to green and useful Here is where we started random trees, really awkward fall and no…

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Jonnii98
Jul 03, 2018 8:17 pm

So.... you have your elevation colours done, what next? That would be your landscaping and dressing of your externals. You need to forward think when designing and…

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Michelle
Jun 25, 2018 7:18 pm
Michelle
Gina
Gina
12 June

Grass Identificationh

Grass Identificationh

Great thank you. Need to replace some that we ruined on a neighbours fence line when the fencers were working.

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Gina
Jun 12, 2018 5:54 pm

Building retaining wall

Building retaining wall

Need reliable and affordable landscaper recommendations for building retaining wall and a deck in Cherrybrook NSW.

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indu.singh0602
Jun 11, 2018 5:20 pm
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BrownDog77
Jun 08, 2018 6:57 am

Removing rock to lay turf

Removing rock to lay turf

I have an old rock retaining wall in the middle of my lawn that now needs to have lawn at the top of the walls current height. The wall is not load bearing and just in the…

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aaronaaronaaron
Jun 05, 2018 12:20 pm

Potting & soil mix

Potting & soil mix

I have a potting mix recipe that calls for sharp sand. Can't find it anywhere. Could zeolite be classified as sharp sand? Or does anybody know what sharp sand is called in…

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Suewoodroffe1
Jun 04, 2018 2:57 pm
colin1
colin1
1 June

Just Laid Matilda Turf atthis time of year

Just Laid Matilda Turf atthis time of year

Thanks for the reply. After looking at your lawn pictures if mine turns out anything like yours I will be verry happy Col

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colin1
Jun 01, 2018 10:32 am
colin1
gwu69
gwu69
28 May

Build over Easement dilemma, Any Suggestions?

Build over Easement dilemma, Any Suggestions?

We have a 1.83m Easement along the west boundary, try to apply for BOE consent from council in order to build a masonry fence with wrought iron infills. However, council…

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gwu69
May 28, 2018 11:18 pm
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Gaudi
May 22, 2018 11:13 pm
matt1927
matt1927
21 May

Fencing Questions

Fencing Questions

Good point about being climbable. We will need to consider this when choosing the gap size between slats. We have some quotes coming in now for both wooden and metal so I…

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matt1927
May 21, 2018 10:43 am

Synthetic Grass

Synthetic Grass
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Hi, I am actually using Nice Backyard's Synthetic Grass www.nicebackyard. It's really great, so is the price too. i have been using it for almost 2…

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cassidyrhae
May 18, 2018 9:57 am

Hi folks, I'd love your thoughts about this concept sketch I've put together for landscaping to a raised terrace at the front of our home. See sketches attached. Like…

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rogerwilco
May 14, 2018 9:41 am
Littlegem
Littlegem
13 May

Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

I grow Lilly Lilly's for a living in my wholesale nursery. Here are some tips - -Prune lightly every 3mths taking approx 5cm off the top and front of hedge. -mulch well &…

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Littlegem
May 13, 2018 5:44 pm
gillybean
gillybean
10 May

Help on backyard - are we making the right choice of house?

Help on backyard - are we making the right choice of house?

Agreed. The last thing you want after cooking a meal is to eat it in an adjacent dining area.

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gillybean
May 10, 2018 11:49 pm
gillybean
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 May

Rainwater Garden

Rainwater Garden

Have you done a forum search? Melbourne Water website is informative. https://www.melbournewater.com.au/commu ... aingardens

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SaveH2O
May 07, 2018 6:37 pm
SaveH2O

irrigation for acreage

irrigation for acreage

we have 2 acres that will mostly be used for horses looking at some irrigation ideas looks like i am going to need multiple large water tanks looking at this sprinkler

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aussieta
May 05, 2018 6:08 pm
aussieta

Hi all We'll be filling in some of the building cut from around out house, which means we'll have to put retaining walls there, but I have no idea how to approach…

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Mikes005
May 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Mikes005

Hi everyone

Hi everyone

They probably just need your suburb and state Take your address out first though

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onewhite
May 03, 2018 7:24 am
meowys
meowys
29 April

Half or full landscape for backyard.

Half or full landscape for backyard.

Ah, sorry, 1m x 7.6m. Good point regarding having some low maintenance and basic plants. Thanks all.

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meowys
Apr 29, 2018 7:55 pm
henry007a
henry007a
25 April

WA - Coastal brown ants

WA - Coastal brown ants
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Hi, I bought Amdro from Bunnings. On first day, I was so happy to see the ants take the stuff away, back to their nests. However, when I applied again on second day…

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henry007a
Apr 25, 2018 10:42 pm
onewhite
onewhite
24 April

Pittosporum hedge - can we sell or just cut it down?

Pittosporum hedge - can we sell or just cut it down?

Thanks ;) I haven't advertised yet, as we are in the very early stages of figuring out what we want to do with the backyard and I wanted to gauge interest in whether we…

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onewhite
Apr 24, 2018 11:04 am

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Hi CrazyK - just came across this - we used diggers.com.au service - we are members, it was incredibly affordable and Keith did an amazing job! Would highly recommend!

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mynameisjonas
Apr 24, 2018 10:35 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
14 April

Pruning Fig Tree - how to

Pruning Fig Tree - how to

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible ... -trees.htm Best time to prune is winter in Melbourne after the short but delicious fruiting season is well and truly over.

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Gaudi
Apr 14, 2018 3:45 pm

Garden Kerbing Edging prices Perth?

Garden Kerbing Edging prices Perth?

Hi all, My wife and I are looking at having a air…

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Matt Fence Finish
Apr 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Matt Fence Finish
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lp77
Apr 12, 2018 1:22 am
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
3 April

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta
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Great plant selections and well done on the DIY lighting and irrigation rig.

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cat_dunc
Apr 03, 2018 11:57 am
cat_dunc

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