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Shambini
Shambini
1 April 2014

Landscape Designers in Adelaide - Recommendations please!

Landscape Designers in Adelaide - Recommendations please!

Hey Broom, check out your PM. I used a forum member "Cherub" who has put together a great landscape design plan for…

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Shambini
Apr 01, 2014 1:30 pm
Shambini
deadlawn
deadlawn
1 April 2014

Laying new lawn on building site

Laying new lawn on building site

Hi all, I've read through the sticky on fu's new lawn advice and plan to follow it. However I have a couple of queries.... We live in Perth, northern suburbs. As we…

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deadlawn
Apr 01, 2014 12:24 am
SimonR
SimonR
31 March 2014

Improve clay soil couch lawn

Improve clay soil couch lawn

Hi Folks, new member to the forum here. I am in Adelaide with a couch lawn front and back. Front lawn was laid April last year with instant turf, and the back was…

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SimonR
Mar 31, 2014 11:50 pm
SimonR
71monaro
71monaro
31 March 2014

Rendered front walls and letterbox

Rendered front walls and letterbox

We are require a very similar rendering walls solution but land drops away to the right. Possibly two tiers of 600mm max tapering off to one 600mm on the left of the…

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71monaro
Mar 31, 2014 12:13 pm
Crumpsbuilds
Crumpsbuilds
30 March 2014

Reducing Tree removal costs!

Reducing Tree removal costs!

There is actually a few things you can do to reduce the cost of tree removal such as help the arbor company get better access to the tree, getting them to leave the logs…

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Crumpsbuilds
Mar 30, 2014 7:34 pm
Crumpsbuilds
DoubleDutch
DoubleDutch
28 March 2014

Ecohex or similar product

Ecohex or similar product

Has anyone used Ecohex http://ecohex.com.au or a similar product to keep their gravel path in place? We consider using this along the side of…

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DoubleDutch
Mar 28, 2014 12:11 pm
kid81
kid81
28 March 2014

Landscaper design and construction in Melbourne (Bayside)

Landscaper design and construction in Melbourne (Bayside)

Mayer Landscaping 0431 842 820 http://www.mayerlandscapes.com.au did a wonderful job on my place. small outfit so no big overheads (cheap)

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kid81
Mar 28, 2014 8:53 am
greatgardener
greatgardener
27 March 2014

Bulk Cert Organic Soil on Gold Coast

Bulk Cert Organic Soil on Gold Coast

I know these guys deliver and they have the best compost I have ever used.They have a farm you can pick up from in Cararra and Southport, awesome!

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greatgardener
Mar 27, 2014 7:52 pm
Fleb
Fleb
27 March 2014

Sound Proof, Screening, Fence, Ideas, Stories

Sound Proof, Screening, Fence, Ideas, Stories

Yeah would be fun, problem will be very young kids not sleeping = sad

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Fleb
Mar 27, 2014 6:18 pm
Lex
Lex
25 March 2014

Screening plant question

Screening plant question
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Hahahha ... our demolition man attempted to replant our small (but very mature) murraya shrub the same way - it died promprtly. But it was fully exposed on full hot sun…

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Lex
Mar 25, 2014 7:59 am
Lex
kexkez
kexkez
24 March 2014

murraya compost

murraya compost

I'd add some perlite to the hole as well as this will lighten up the heaviness of the soil. I have lots of clay and rock mix at my place. The plants that seem to do…

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kexkez
Mar 24, 2014 11:22 am
kexkez
SimonR
SimonR
23 March 2014

What is this weed called?

What is this weed called?

Juvenile weeds can be difficult to identify. Unfortunately by giving the turf the best conditions to take root also encourages weed germination. This is normal and…

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SimonR
Mar 23, 2014 2:43 pm
SimonR
SimonR
SimonR
23 March 2014

Winter grass

Winter grass

Hey Kempe, I am in Adelaide with the same grass on similar soil. Post emergent control is just a pain, so this year I did a bit of research and found that a pre-emergent…

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SimonR
Mar 23, 2014 1:50 pm
SimonR
pirdek
pirdek
19 March 2014

besser Block Garden Box adding expansion/caulking

besser Block Garden Box adding expansion/caulking

Hello Stewie, Thank you for your response, Yes I will need to cut through the longitudinal reo therefore I was thinking this shouldn't be a problem if I caulk the entire…

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pirdek
Mar 19, 2014 7:01 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 March 2014

Frogs have set up home under my front Lawn.

Frogs have set up home under my front Lawn.

It would aerate it if you have a honeycomb of mines below the surface with a frog community there ... :)

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Saint Mike
Mar 19, 2014 10:51 am
Saint Mike

Hi all I laid sapphire turf 4-5 weeks ago (wishing found this forum before I did so I could have prepared the ground better :oops: ). I sprayed the wild grass with…

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James+Ash
Mar 18, 2014 5:08 pm
James+Ash
live_by_water
live_by_water
18 March 2014

illuminating a pond at night

illuminating a pond at night

thanks renildnop, we finally installed 2 50W LED flood light from under the roof towards my pond, those lights made our garden so beautiful at night. and yes, we used…

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live_by_water
Mar 18, 2014 2:40 pm
green ignoramus
green ignoramus
17 March 2014

What Tree should we plant in our backyard?!

What Tree should we plant in our backyard?!

Thanks very much grom40 - I have to say that I've been to a few local nurseries - and the staff haven't been overly helpful. However I have on the weekend, found ONE…

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green ignoramus
Mar 17, 2014 12:25 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
15 March 2014

Virburnum hedge for narrow space

Virburnum hedge for narrow space

So I had a fancy garden designer come for an on-site consultation and was recommended a virburnum hedge along my fence line to keep things simple…

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JazzyJess
Mar 15, 2014 9:40 pm
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 4:06 pm
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happystarz
Mar 14, 2014 9:51 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 8:57 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 10:24 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 10:13 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 4:23 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 3:48 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 10:22 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 11:40 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 2:54 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 9:06 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 8:57 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 8:45 pm
Crazyk
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 7:35 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 6:02 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 2:29 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 1:39 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 9:43 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 8:08 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 11:39 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 10:11 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 8:18 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 3:51 am
adam0na

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Sanna
Feb 23, 2014 6:26 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 4:52 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 2:32 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 10:37 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 5:24 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 10:34 am

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