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arcadelt
arcadelt
7 October 2018

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 9:38 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 October 2018

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 10:34 am
SaveH2O
MprCjr
MprCjr
5 October 2018

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 3:34 pm
aussieta
aussieta
4 October 2018

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 11:46 am
aussieta
fyeahm
fyeahm
28 September 2018

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 5:17 pm
Vyls1wa
Vyls1wa
26 September 2018

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 1:53 pm
Philmm
Philmm
22 September 2018

Low maintenance yard

Low maintenance yard

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 8:52 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 11:05 am
DawsonsCreek
DawsonsCreek
18 September 2018

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 9:47 am
julia1301
julia1301
14 September 2018

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 11:37 am
julia1301
Niel07
Niel07
9 September 2018

Help us with Landscaping Ideas!

Help us with Landscaping Ideas!

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 6:59 pm
Skeney
Skeney
9 September 2018

Muraya Hedge Thinning Out

Muraya Hedge Thinning Out

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 11:58 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
8 September 2018

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 3:29 pm
SteveMc
brownbag
brownbag
6 September 2018

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 6:28 pm
Drew01
Drew01
31 August 2018

Possum deterrents?

Possum deterrents?

They ate most of our tree!! I hate possums having grown up catching them when they got into our roof... Mothballs have been successful for us in the past on all of our…

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Drew01
Aug 31, 2018 7:45 pm
Drew01
alexp79
alexp79
31 August 2018

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Agg drainage should be be on your side, not on neighbours', as the footings will be positioned towards your side. You can put a fence on top of your retaining wall.

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alexp79
Aug 31, 2018 1:26 pm

I used this stuff which isn't cheap but was highly recommended to me by a landscaper who uses alot of natural stone. but I have to say it works a treat on sandstone. Bat…

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SteveMc
Aug 28, 2018 10:24 pm
SteveMc
greengumby
greengumby
21 August 2018

Retaining wall against a pool

Retaining wall against a pool

Hi, Looking for advice on how to build a low retaining wall (1-2ft high) up against the side of an existing fibreglass pool. Once the wall is complete I would like to…

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greengumby
Aug 21, 2018 1:16 am
kirk
kirk
11 August 2018

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 2018

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
aussieta
aussieta
6 August 2018

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
yoyohv
yoyohv
5 August 2018

Cost of landscaping

Cost of landscaping

Haha... Right now I am in the process of gathering all of the info I can to diy our driveway... We spent a lot of money on an emergency trip overseas and now our budget is…

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yoyohv
Aug 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Stella L
Stella L
3 August 2018

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
Littlegem
Littlegem
29 July 2018

Murraya paniculata

Murraya paniculata

Murraya does not have invasive roots.

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Littlegem
Jul 29, 2018 7:51 am

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Lorri
Jul 25, 2018 7:27 pm
Lorri
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 July 2018

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 2018

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

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 2018

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
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gillybean
Jul 13, 2018 3:52 pm
gillybean
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 July 2018

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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IamSAM
Jul 12, 2018 4:47 pm
IamSAM
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
8 July 2018

Garden lighting brand?

Garden lighting brand?

Super light are great products and have used them many times https://superlight.com.au/exterior-landscape-lighting/

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sparky_JsP
Jul 08, 2018 2:53 pm
sparky_JsP
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 July 2018

Shade loving plants?!

Shade loving plants?!

Ferns?

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SaveH2O
Jul 07, 2018 11:34 am
SaveH2O
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Niel07
Jun 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Michelle
Michelle
25 June 2018

Not just an elevation!

Not just an elevation!

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 2018

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
indu.singh0602
indu.singh0602
11 June 2018

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
BrownDog77
BrownDog77
8 June 2018

Newcastle House-landscaping - veggies, general trial + error

Newcastle House-landscaping - veggies, general trial + error
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Wow Cat you garden looks fantastic! Look at those pumpkins ❤️

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BrownDog77
Jun 08, 2018 6:57 am
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
5 June 2018

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
Suewoodroffe1
Suewoodroffe1
4 June 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 May 2018

advise needed to improve view

advise needed to improve view

Very nice! Wish I was handy!

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Gaudi
May 22, 2018 11:13 pm
matt1927
matt1927
21 May 2018

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

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 2018

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
Jpu1971
Jpu1971
12 May 2018

Tropical style plants

Tropical style plants

Thank you

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Jpu1971
May 12, 2018 9:58 pm
gillybean
gillybean
10 May 2018

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

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