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insightboom
insightboom
15 March 2014

Zero lot boundary issue

Zero lot boundary issue

Hi guys. I'd like to know how people are generally doing for filling up the ground at zero lot boundaries. My house and my two neighbor's house were built by the same…

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insightboom
Mar 15, 2014 3:06 pm
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happystarz
Mar 14, 2014 8:51 am
dexx
dexx
13 March 2014

Please help my Sir Walter! Dead patches..

Please help my Sir Walter! Dead patches..

If you dig into the lawn, are the runners and roots largely intact?…

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dexx
Mar 13, 2014 7:57 pm
Liliana
Liliana
13 March 2014

Mulch

Mulch

hash_nannay, so long as the mulch (or garden beds for that matter) aren't up against the house I don't see that they create an increased risk of termite attack on your…

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Liliana
Mar 13, 2014 9:24 am
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
13 March 2014

Garden edging and buffer zone ideas

Garden edging and buffer zone ideas

Just updated my blog with more details of the plants of the proposed landscaping plan. You can access the page at http://mydreamhouse4u.blogspot.com.au/p ... -plan.html

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hash_nanay
Mar 13, 2014 9:13 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 March 2014

Grass wont grow

Grass wont grow

You could top dress and seed.

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Saint Mike
Mar 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Saint Mike
Rod1949
Rod1949
11 March 2014

Cheapest Turf in Melbourne

Cheapest Turf in Melbourne

If you can't scrounge runners and have to buy then buy 1 or 2 square metres and cut into 50mm square tuffs and plant it will quickly cover.

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Rod1949
Mar 11, 2014 2:48 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
9 March 2014

Lawn Prep - calculation question

Lawn Prep - calculation question

So I've read the posts on lawn prep and am pretty confident in what needs to be done. The bit I'm having trouble with though is calculating how much matter i actually…

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Ponzu
Mar 09, 2014 9:22 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 March 2014

Best way to trim Lilly Pilly hedge - sloping land

Best way to trim Lilly Pilly hedge - sloping land

I prefer the big snips too - rather than electric etc. And - you'll learn as you go. Don't go overboard but if you make a mistake just learn from it. Manual allows…

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Saint Mike
Mar 08, 2014 10:40 am
Saint Mike
epsc
epsc
5 March 2014

Landscape plan needed - builing in Pittwater Council

Landscape plan needed - builing in Pittwater Council

Hi all, we are planning to build with Sekisui House in Pittwater Council. Our tender allows $1750 for the landscape plan. My query is, would we be better off organising…

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epsc
Mar 05, 2014 1:54 pm
filthydeluxe
filthydeluxe
4 March 2014

Feature trees for the Adelaide Hills

Feature trees for the Adelaide Hills

So the Wife and I were wandering the hills nurseries looking for a medium tree with weeping foliage that will go well in clay soil. Ended up with a Redwood. So obviously…

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filthydeluxe
Mar 04, 2014 8:06 pm
filthydeluxe
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 March 2014

Miniture crepe myrtle

Miniture crepe myrtle

You could try a crab apple also

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Crazyk
Mar 04, 2014 7:57 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 March 2014

Thoughts for trees in narrow side.

Thoughts for trees in narrow side.

Wow that's a beautiful tree. I love them. I think I'm going to use them when I finish my build

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Crazyk
Mar 04, 2014 7:45 pm
Crazyk
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beetles
Mar 04, 2014 7:16 pm
Teaswizzler
Teaswizzler
2 March 2014

Help needed - Lost for backyard ideas

Help needed - Lost for backyard ideas

Is that a dog in the picture? I guess the dog would like something cooler to lie on than just pavers. I'm planning for a similar sized space so am interested in what you…

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Teaswizzler
Mar 02, 2014 6:35 pm
Teaswizzler
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 March 2014

What to do with my garden... PLEASE HELP!

What to do with my garden... PLEASE HELP!

Follow the link to this article: http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s2621488.htm Just don't put mulch right up against the walls of your house. Use a paved area …

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Treeseachanger
Mar 01, 2014 5:02 pm
Green is the Colour
Green is the Colour
28 February 2014

Recommend a lawn sweeper

Recommend a lawn sweeper

That is, if you are using one :) I broke my hip a year ago and since then I haven't been able to tend to my garden and lawn as I used to. Now, recently, I started taking…

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Green is the Colour
Feb 28, 2014 1:29 am
Fleb
Fleb
27 February 2014

Strainer Posts Sizing

Strainer Posts Sizing

Hi Everyone, Just wondering what thickness steel they use for strainer posts and stays? Looking at doing a rural fence at the moment and wondering if i need to go from…

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Fleb
Feb 27, 2014 12:39 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
26 February 2014

My Kikuyu Grass is Dying :(

My Kikuyu Grass is Dying :(

Hey there Mildura 6, I think it was just a touch too cold when you seeded in sept and the kik didn't actually germinate only the rye grass came up... Emerald needs 20+…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 26, 2014 8:43 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
26 February 2014

Santa Anna - What other turf to plant near it

Santa Anna - What other turf to plant near it

Sorry now i am well confused.. $300 for the back 1/3 or the whole yard? Plugs/sprigs would cost about $40 for the back 1/3.. Couch Seed would be about the same.. If it's…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 26, 2014 7:08 pm
SME01
SME01
24 February 2014

Decking over storm water pit?

Decking over storm water pit?

cool... i think that answers my question... i'm mainly worried about decking over the pipe that's under the surface; but my reasoning is, if i have to get access to the actual…

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SME01
Feb 24, 2014 10:39 am
Krilnik
Krilnik
24 February 2014

turf supplier in melbourne?

turf supplier in melbourne?

They're all synthetic turf websites.

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Krilnik
Feb 24, 2014 9:11 am
LawnHater
LawnHater
24 February 2014

Lawn failure, what to do now. NOW WITH PICS.

Lawn failure, what to do now. NOW WITH PICS.
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Sprayed grub killer on the weekend, took bloody ages because the packs didn't seem to want to mix properly, VERY frustrating and just makes me hate the whole process more.…

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LawnHater
Feb 24, 2014 7:18 am
adam0na
adam0na
24 February 2014

Front Landscaping - Ideas Please!!

Front Landscaping - Ideas Please!!

Hi there, perhaps you want to check out websites about DIY landscaping? Click below to find out more. Good luck on your landscaping project! :-)

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adam0na
Feb 24, 2014 2:51 am
adam0na

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Sanna
Feb 23, 2014 5:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 February 2014

Sustainable living/ backyards

Sustainable living/ backyards

You're on the right track. If you know anyone with an established vege garden it is very easy to let a couple run to seed and use those for next years crop. Basil, lettuce…

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Stewie D
Feb 23, 2014 3:52 pm
Peter2012
Peter2012
22 February 2014

FREE CLEAN SOIL WANTED URGENTLY, FLAGSTAFF HILL SA

FREE CLEAN SOIL WANTED URGENTLY, FLAGSTAFF HILL SA

Hi, guys, I'm looking for the chance of getting around 20 tons or less of clean, garden soil for free, hopefully in a few days. If you have some, please call me on…

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Peter2012
Feb 22, 2014 1:32 pm
bpratt
bpratt
21 February 2014

An acre to landscape and unable to find inspiration

An acre to landscape and unable to find inspiration

Anyhow, I would recommend you research poly pipe sizing as I believe 25mm is too small over a distance. I think poly pipe is measured…

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bpratt
Feb 21, 2014 9:37 pm
millermac
millermac
21 February 2014

zoysia issues Nth QLD

zoysia issues Nth QLD

Long story short , had zoysia ??? laid 3 yrs ago with no soil prep except small layer of topsoil on packed cracker dust . Landscaper obviously not a student of Fu.…

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millermac
Feb 21, 2014 4:24 pm
applor
applor
21 February 2014

One of those 'whats going on with my EZ' turf threads

One of those 'whats going on with my EZ' turf threads
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Well there is a rust lawn disease which is what you've had then. While the result may be the same, mine only suffered rust in the shaded areas. I have areas in full sun…

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applor
Feb 21, 2014 9:34 am
tamarind
tamarind
20 February 2014

Hay Fever Sufferers

Hay Fever Sufferers

Grass allergys are the hardest to avoid though, especially if you like to go wildflower spotting in spring and…

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tamarind
Feb 20, 2014 3:38 am
tamarind
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 February 2014

Good lawn for clay soil- comments please?

Good lawn for clay soil- comments please?

Hi everyone, we were thinking EZ as it likes clay, but a lawn supplier told us this lawn is invasive once established... What is your…

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Saint Mike
Feb 19, 2014 10:44 am
Saint Mike
applor
applor
17 February 2014

Is this bug causing harm to my EZ?

Is this bug causing harm to my EZ?

Hey guys. Not really surprised I haven't had any replies, though I did manage to catch one and get a photo of it. Due to the size, it's very hard to get much detail but…

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applor
Feb 17, 2014 4:53 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
14 February 2014

What palm tree would suit this location and climate?

What palm tree would suit this location and climate?

Yeah I`ve considered a fake palm but I think it would fade too much and need replacing often. I`d put a succulent there but I want something with a bit of height there so…

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Alex2424
Feb 14, 2014 9:47 pm
Sanna
Sanna
12 February 2014

where to find these pebbles?

where to find these pebbles?

Believe it or not! I've seen these stones in the reject shop! :shock:

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Sanna
Feb 12, 2014 10:29 pm
AKB
AKB
9 February 2014

Landscaping Consultant

Landscaping Consultant

We met with Lisa Passmore - inspired by nature $250 for the initial meeting she will them do us up a quote

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AKB
Feb 09, 2014 3:49 pm
AKB

I was in bunnings today and saw this. Bunnings have the inline version. Around $150 from…

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maximus
Feb 09, 2014 12:13 pm
maximus
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 February 2014

Drip watering system underground

Drip watering system underground

Google wicking beds on youtube. Don't know what you want to irrigate but this system is brilliant for vegies.

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Treeseachanger
Feb 08, 2014 7:18 pm
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Alex2424
Feb 08, 2014 6:52 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
6 February 2014

Minimum distance between 2 retaining walls?

Minimum distance between 2 retaining walls?

It has as much to do with the type of soil and its cohesiveness as anything. If you are building the walls in sandy soils ( natural angle of repose is 70º ) then you…

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Stewie D
Feb 06, 2014 8:34 am
joshnjacqui
joshnjacqui
5 February 2014

Retaining wall cost, fair?

Retaining wall cost, fair?

Yeah I did, they were all within about 1k of each other. One slightly more, one a bit less. This guys quote fell in the middle. I know it can be done cheaper, but I do…

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joshnjacqui
Feb 05, 2014 9:15 am
haveduck
haveduck
4 February 2014

What's wrong with my Agaves?

What's wrong with my Agaves?

Not a great deal of water. They thrived on neglect (luckily)

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haveduck
Feb 04, 2014 3:39 pm
haveduck
bashworth
bashworth
4 February 2014

Guidance needed on gravel driveway

Guidance needed on gravel driveway

I'd probably dig around half the gravel into the sand with the cement then add the remaining gravel before watering.

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bashworth
Feb 04, 2014 12:52 pm
bashworth
psyd
psyd
3 February 2014

Is it worth transplanting my viburnum hedges?

Is it worth transplanting my viburnum hedges?

Hi all, I've a number of viburnum hedges planted in the strip between my driveway and my neighbour's walkway. It's planted by the previous owner and as it haven't got a…

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psyd
Feb 03, 2014 7:04 pm
bpratt
bpratt
3 February 2014

Water Meter issue with new house

Water Meter issue with new house

I wanted to run the water from the front of the property to the house up the one trench, however Logan Council had already decided that the water meter must be on the…

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bpratt
Feb 03, 2014 6:58 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
2 February 2014

help in diy concrete paths

help in diy concrete paths

a few years ago I did a very small DIY path using a concrete mould. It worked out really well for some one like me. I used a mould from this company

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yvonneh
Feb 02, 2014 4:23 pm
Surfnturf
Surfnturf
2 February 2014

Single Guy with " NO IDEA" for Rear Garden !!!

Single Guy with " NO IDEA" for Rear Garden !!!
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Well its been a few years since I started this garden and its going quite well,Except for a little…

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Surfnturf
Feb 02, 2014 2:21 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
1 February 2014

Confused Re: lawn/Turf Prep

Confused Re: lawn/Turf Prep

I might add - my dog loves it - he rolls on it all the time.

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Saint Mike
Feb 01, 2014 9:51 am
Saint Mike
mazstar1980
mazstar1980
31 January 2014

Fusilade herbicide for native garden beds

Fusilade herbicide for native garden beds

I am trying to kill of couch grass which has spread rather quickly from neighbours house through native garden Im trying to establish. I intend to use Fusilade and have…

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mazstar1980
Jan 30, 2014 11:25 pm


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