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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
1, 2, 3

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 11:43 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 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 2018

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
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 7:27 pm
PVBuild
PVBuild
2 September 2017

Nature strips without lawns

Nature strips without lawns
1 ... 5, 6, 7

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
Click here
Click here
11 January

Sandstone log retaining wall cost

Sandstone log retaining wall cost

Hi all, What cost should I be expecting for a rough per metre cost for a retaining wall varying between 300mm to 1m high, 40m long? Using 500x500x2000 sandstone A-grade…

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Click here
Jan 11, 2022 11:14 pm
RMMcdade
RMMcdade
8 January

Steep driveway

Steep driveway

Hi, sorry I know this is an older post but I'm just curious if you ended up doing the carport? We have a similar front yard layout and are considering doing a carport.

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RMMcdade
Jan 08, 2022 11:49 am

Hi all, I had Sir Walter Buffalo turf layed about 4 years ago & each year during winter it seems to go into fairly extreme dormancy (see photo) I know that it is meant…

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lightice83
Jan 02, 2022 5:29 am
bashworth
bashworth
31 December 2021

Help identifying grass type

Help identifying grass type

Looks like a Kikuya type grass. A drought resistant, hard wearing grass.

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bashworth
Dec 31, 2021 2:42 pm
bashworth
Razzic
Razzic
30 December 2021

Empire zoysia in Perth?

Empire zoysia in Perth?

No problem at all :)

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Razzic
Dec 30, 2021 10:31 pm
nikil_charitra
nikil_charitra
25 December 2021

Plain concrete marks

Plain concrete marks

Thanking all those who responded. Problem was solved with a $26 concrete rubbing stone from Bunnings. Long light vertical and then horizontal strokes covering 15sqm in 30…

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nikil_charitra
Dec 25, 2021 10:11 pm
Sandsy84
Sandsy84
12 December 2021

Concrete mower strip

Concrete mower strip

Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone would have any idea on what sort of cost I'd be looking at with getting a concrete mower strip underneath my timber fence that's…

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Sandsy84
Dec 12, 2021 9:03 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
7 December 2021

What does this landscape plan mean?

What does this landscape plan mean?

That doesn’t look like a landscape plan to me, but a site plan, which would have an entirely different purpose than what you are looking for. Is there something I am not…

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arcadelt
Dec 07, 2021 12:44 pm
SarahHunter1990
SarahHunter1990
2 December 2021

Best wetting agent on sandy soil

Best wetting agent on sandy soil

Hi Wanting to know the best wetting agent for sandy soil, we have buffalo grass that never seems to hold up during summer. TIA !

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SarahHunter1990
Dec 02, 2021 1:37 pm
tim.jones
tim.jones
29 November 2021

Using fertilisers and Fu's advice on it

Using fertilisers and Fu's advice on it

Anything gardening related, I can usually look up Fu's posts and find the answer. But I have not been able to find an answer to this one. Fu's advice is to avoid using…

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tim.jones
Nov 29, 2021 1:39 pm

It does seem like a lot of work and money goes into fixing the soil. Only the cost of the turf underlay is pretty pricy unless I'm looking at the wrong kind. If anyone…

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Mortuus
Nov 23, 2021 8:33 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 November 2021

Drainage help

Drainage help

It has to be connected to a silt pit which discharges to the stormwater system. It can't be run directly to the stormwater. Turf is a great dispenser of water, it sounds…

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SaveH2O
Nov 22, 2021 11:59 am
SaveH2O
casa1
casa1
21 November 2021

Cleveland ornamental pear

Cleveland ornamental pear

We removed two Manchuria pears in the front yard. Roots starting to attack the footings of the house. Best place for Manchuria pears is in someone else’s yard.

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casa1
Nov 21, 2021 8:16 pm
Pulse
Pulse
20 November 2021

Advice on dying Lilly Pilly

Advice on dying Lilly Pilly

the can get psyllid but also borer, look for little piles of saw dust at junctions of branches. Otherwise just water, mulch and seasol and it should improve

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Pulse
Nov 20, 2021 7:35 pm

I’m wanting to spruce up my Melbourne garden. Welcome any input! 3 areas to consider: 1. Front is sun-baked in summer. Thinking about suitable hardy natives with a bit…

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stefan534
Nov 18, 2021 3:16 pm
dannyboy92
dannyboy92
14 November 2021

move nature strip tree

move nature strip tree

How did you just move a tree? Are these newly planted or established trees?

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dannyboy92
Nov 14, 2021 5:54 pm
nosliw
nosliw
10 November 2021

What species of the this tree?

What species of the this tree?

Probably a privet. The tree looks to have been hacked at several times over its life.

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nosliw
Nov 10, 2021 3:40 pm
Randotron
Randotron
5 November 2021

Netafim Techline AS XR

Netafim Techline AS XR

Hi there, I'm looking at putting in a dripline system in under some turf. Looking at the newer Netafim Techline AS XR ( https://shop.landwater.com.au/collectio ...…

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Randotron
Nov 05, 2021 2:34 pm
Tree
Tree
2 November 2021

Fence used as retaining wall & water run off - SA law?

Fence used as retaining wall & water run off - SA law?

Hi This is an old topic but we are sitting with the exact same problem in Adelaide & trying to find out where to get advice. I see you had to get an engineers report…

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Tree
Nov 02, 2021 8:17 am
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
1 November 2021

NSW Fencing rules for back fence - No neighbor

NSW Fencing rules for back fence - No neighbor

When I replaced a fence where the adjoining land was council, they said suck it when I asked them to pay for half. It doesn’t matter what kind of property is on the…

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TheBigHouse
Nov 01, 2021 10:45 am
bashworth
bashworth
26 October 2021

Hand tamping grade around slab edge.

Hand tamping grade around slab edge.

I would be using builders plastic rather than a geofabric and then stabiised sand (1 part cement to 20 parts sand)

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bashworth
Oct 26, 2021 10:41 pm
bashworth
Vigawla
Vigawla
26 October 2021

Cheapest Apron Paving Barrier Option

Cheapest Apron Paving Barrier Option

Hi all, our handover date was 9-Sep-21 and we have a 3-month requirement to put up apron paving barriers, otherwise we 'may void slab warranty' and the Lifetime Structural…

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Vigawla
Oct 26, 2021 9:08 pm
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Fab1
Oct 25, 2021 5:39 pm
MrsJM
MrsJM
25 October 2021

Can anyone tell me what type of grass this is..

Can anyone tell me what type of grass this is..

That runner is definitely kikuyu

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MrsJM
Oct 25, 2021 4:13 am
MrsJM
LincDk
LincDk
18 October 2021

Scrape, backfill and french drain.

Scrape, backfill and french drain.

I'm trying to work out the sequence of events for a piece of landscaping i'm DYI. I've built a retaining wall to level out the soil between us and the neighbours who's…

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LincDk
Oct 18, 2021 6:52 am
LincDk
Pulse
Pulse
15 October 2021

Help with soil composition in raised garden beds

Help with soil composition in raised garden beds

you can also get it in a bulk bag

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Pulse
Oct 15, 2021 8:13 pm
samtk
samtk
14 October 2021

Help with reusing an old deck for new build

Help with reusing an old deck for new build

Hi All! We are currently completing our new build, and are planing our landscaping and decking. We're looking at building an 8.0x4.4 deck. One of our friends are doing a…

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samtk
Oct 14, 2021 7:56 am
Noname
Noname
13 October 2021

Can this issue be reported to fair trading?

Can this issue be reported to fair trading?

sounds like youre getting taken for a ride. material wastage is usually factored into the pricing. the problem here is you have a written quote that's 2 months old you're…

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Noname
Oct 13, 2021 9:34 am
SandyKS
SandyKS
13 October 2021

landscaping help

landscaping help

I will build deck & small artificial lawn if I were you. Green will add the area look great.

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SandyKS
Oct 13, 2021 5:15 am
Leona33
Leona33
11 October 2021

Landscape Help

Landscape Help

First, what’s the size of the courtyard? Where it is facing? North, south east or west? Try to to search japanesencourtyard garden tsuboniwa.

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Leona33
Oct 11, 2021 9:39 pm
AnnH
AnnH
10 October 2021

Landscaping

Landscaping

New build… seed, turf or other? In Queensland

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AnnH
Oct 10, 2021 1:05 am
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Ethanr
Oct 09, 2021 7:09 am
tim.jones
tim.jones
8 October 2021

Best Climber

Best Climber
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If I were to plant Chinese Star Jasmine on top of a retaining wall, will it in time climb down and cover the retaining wall? Any is it safe to plant on retaining walls?…

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tim.jones
Oct 08, 2021 11:44 pm
Vigawla
Vigawla
8 October 2021

Water Meter Pipe Cleanup

Water Meter Pipe Cleanup

Ahh thank you, never would have known about this.

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Vigawla
Oct 08, 2021 9:41 pm

Hi everyone, I hope you can help! My lemon myrtle sapling (backhousia citriodora) has developed dark brown/black spots on yellowing leaves (please refer photos). I bought…

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hvince
Oct 07, 2021 2:42 pm
hvince
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tim.jones
Oct 06, 2021 7:00 pm
tim.jones
tim.jones
6 October 2021

Help with raised garden bed

Help with raised garden bed

Hi guys. Would appreciate some advice. I have built a raised garden bed around 30 to 60 cm in height. The lowest point is 30 cm in height and the highest point 60 cm. I…

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tim.jones
Oct 06, 2021 6:58 pm
SandyKS
SandyKS
2 October 2021

Landscaper advice

Landscaper advice

This is my first time doing landscaping & zero experience about dealing with these. I would like to know how do you know if the landscaper is reliable & trustworthy if…

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SandyKS
Oct 02, 2021 10:57 am
crash-shandicoot
crash-shandicoot
30 September 2021

Please help identify this possible pest!

Please help identify this possible pest!

If anyone is interested I found out it is webbing spiders and they are fine on the plant

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crash-shandicoot
Sep 30, 2021 8:07 pm
Pulse
Pulse
27 September 2021

Retaining wall and landscaping near pool - need advice

Retaining wall and landscaping near pool - need advice

It will be expensive. You could: 1. get a builder/structural landscaper to supervise and manage the whole project, expect 20% builders margin, $2000 for engineering,…

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Pulse
Sep 27, 2021 9:15 pm

This is the bird eye view of the area next to my driveway & I was thinking of making artificial grass on the green area. However, my drainage holes is on the other…

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SandyKS
Sep 27, 2021 11:38 am
tedburton88
tedburton88
15 September 2021

Water run-off

Water run-off

I had the same sort of problem ,the neighbours had a big tank that would overflow Apparently Council don't see it as a problem I think the only way is to build a decent…

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tedburton88
Sep 15, 2021 6:21 pm
Ridzo
Ridzo
15 September 2021

Do I need to remove the grass roots? Couch - Round up

Do I need to remove the grass roots? Couch - Round up

Thanks for the reply , yeah I may have got a bit carried away but I was worried about the grass coming back , its prehistoric this stuff ! grows into everything

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Ridzo
Sep 15, 2021 6:08 pm
Leona33
Leona33
14 September 2021

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

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

Engage a services of landscape designer/architect/ horticulturalist in your local area. It all depends what will be the purpose of the tree. For example a decidous tree…

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Leona33
Sep 14, 2021 6:10 pm
yamtundra
yamtundra
14 September 2021

footpath over rock shelf

footpath over rock shelf

looking for advice on making this rock shelf more foot path friendly. its the only thoroughfare to the house. previous owners just covered the wonky bits with loose gravel…

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yamtundra
Sep 14, 2021 10:12 am
yamtundra
smokyjoe
smokyjoe
12 September 2021

Pittosporums in planters

Pittosporums in planters

Hey all, there's a section of my yard in which I'd like to grow some pittosporums for privacy (pittosporums because we already…

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smokyjoe
Sep 12, 2021 4:58 pm
Leona33
Leona33
12 September 2021

Best plants for landscaping (Victoria)

Best plants for landscaping (Victoria)

We’re doing the same thing. We just finishing the internal selections while waiting for the DA approval. We involved a landscape architect early so and we know whatnwe…

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Leona33
Sep 12, 2021 4:40 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 September 2021

concreter refused to fix uneven font concrete

concreter refused to fix uneven font concrete

I have seen domestic sliding gates with surface fixed rails to concrete.

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building-expert
Sep 12, 2021 11:31 am
building-expert
MelBr
MelBr
6 September 2021

Footings for 2.7 metre tall Merbau Batten Screen Fence

Footings for 2.7 metre tall Merbau Batten Screen Fence

We are putting in a 2.7 metre tall Merbau batten screen fence, that will have posts that go 90cm below the ground. What sort of concrete footings should be put in place…

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MelBr
Sep 06, 2021 9:54 pm
Noname
Noname
6 September 2021

How to deal with destroyed yard

How to deal with destroyed yard

the only aditional cost id factor in for is a plate compactor. That will help level everything after you treat/ammend the soil. These are cheap to hire.

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Noname
Sep 06, 2021 10:37 am

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