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EmyN
EmyN
24 January 2014

Soft landscaping budget for new build! Is it enough??

Soft landscaping budget for new build! Is it enough??

Mike I'm interested in what you're saying. Are you talking about a drip feed line through garden beds? And did you say the lawn would be easy to install pop up sprinklers…

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EmyN
Jan 24, 2014 9:07 pm
EmyN
ny2000
ny2000
24 January 2014

Retaining Wall Recommendations for Brisbane?

Retaining Wall Recommendations for Brisbane?

I would not recommend Serene Scene Landscapes in Richlands, Queensland. As far as I am aware this company has done many defective works, including Category 1 defects which…

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ny2000
Jan 24, 2014 3:11 pm
B STAR
B STAR
24 January 2014

whats wrong with my tomatoes and lemon tree

whats wrong with my tomatoes and lemon tree

yes that would be the next thing to do. thanks again guys

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B STAR
Jan 24, 2014 10:11 am
Krilnik
Krilnik
23 January 2014

Pink Galahs destroying lawn!

Pink Galahs destroying lawn!

Thanks for the reply. Google research tells me they're looking for either worms or seeds. I might try your tennis ball approach. Thanks!

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Krilnik
Jan 23, 2014 7:10 am
bpratt
bpratt
22 January 2014

Building a dam

Building a dam

just be sure to have as wide a spillway as possible, as erosion on a narrow spillway will ruin the look very quickly. Also be sure that the ground has clay in it, or …

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bpratt
Jan 22, 2014 8:41 pm
mimi23
mimi23
22 January 2014

Retaining Wall - which wall is mine?

Retaining Wall - which wall is mine?

Obviously if you don't have neighbours either side you can't share the cost and you can't try and recover 50% or any % of your costs because they are your costs to retain…

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mimi23
Jan 22, 2014 11:52 am
mimi23
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 January 2014

garden lighting

garden lighting

I only use solar LED lighting in gardens. It is excellent and costs nothing to run. You can have a long lead wire so as to put the lights in the shady parts.

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Saint Mike
Jan 20, 2014 10:40 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 January 2014

Landscaping - red bark and rocks ?

Landscaping - red bark and rocks ?

Also a couple of bigger boulders -so the person may need a bob-cat to place them.

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Saint Mike
Jan 20, 2014 10:21 am
Saint Mike
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 January 2014

Thoughts on incorporating some lawn into a smallish c/yard

Thoughts on incorporating some lawn into a smallish c/yard

You will save a lot of water and labour down the track if you plant a water wise native garden interspersed with some type of paving and have a sitting area if you wish. …

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Treeseachanger
Jan 19, 2014 6:54 pm
Jazza1
Jazza1
17 January 2014

Exisitng turf -add bentonite now or wait till its Cored?

Exisitng turf -add bentonite now or wait till its Cored?

Hi All Been reading up on the various threads as to the issues with my lawn/soil and now I am ready take some action. I am in Perth metro area with very sandy soil…

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Jazza1
Jan 17, 2014 12:29 pm

Hi there, I've got some issues with my fescue at home. I have put it on a small area back in April 2012 and let it thicken up over the winter. It is Munns's arid smart…

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mynameisjonas
Jan 14, 2014 8:47 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
14 January 2014

Whats wrong with my birch tree?

Whats wrong with my birch tree?

Hi there, Just saw the birch tree in our front garden isn't doing well. It's about 3.5 m tall and it looks like something is eating the insides of it away?

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mynameisjonas
Jan 14, 2014 8:02 pm
bpratt
bpratt
13 January 2014

Dangerous tree in backyard

Dangerous tree in backyard

You can't lop a palm tree... cut the head off and it dies. If it was on my block, I'd be tying some rope up as high as I could below the hole on the tree, then securing…

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bpratt
Jan 13, 2014 9:44 am
infrequent-gardener
infrequent-gardener
11 January 2014

Best tree for fence line screening in a backyard with a pool

Best tree for fence line screening in a backyard with a pool

We live in Perth, Western Australia, where the climate is hot in summer and quite cool in winter. We moved into a house almost 3 years with an 'edible' garden which has…

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infrequent-gardener
Jan 11, 2014 9:25 pm
Roann
Roann
11 January 2014

Do Siphon Mixers work ok?

Do Siphon Mixers work ok?

Can anyone tell me whether the Siphon Mixer like the on available from sustainable outdoors work ok? What problems are you likely to get? I am thinking about trying it…

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Roann
Jan 11, 2014 12:31 pm
energywindowfashions
energywindowfashions
10 January 2014

How to fix this lawn?

How to fix this lawn?

Whilst I can't really advise you on how to prepare for lawn (I've never done it myself after seeing how much time and effort my dad and grandfather have put into such…

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energywindowfashions
Jan 10, 2014 10:01 am
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
9 January 2014

Massive Problems with Landscaper - Is this new home ruined?

Massive Problems with Landscaper - Is this new home ruined?

Hi Nikki. Thanks for your reply. I will get some photos and post. Can't believe the bad luck.

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RenovationsGalore
Jan 09, 2014 8:29 pm
RenovationsGalore
suspct
suspct
9 January 2014

Asphalt (Hot Mix) driveway costs?

Asphalt (Hot Mix) driveway costs?

Asphalt (Hot Mix) driveway costs? Anyone had one done lately? I'm going to get some quotes but wanted a rough idea before i start. Would be looking at approx 200-300m2 of…

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suspct
Jan 09, 2014 10:01 am
PHL
PHL
8 January 2014

Bactivate in sydney?

Bactivate in sydney?

If you can't, perhaps Gogo Juice may work; I got some from Bunnings.

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PHL
Jan 08, 2014 9:10 pm
grom40
grom40
8 January 2014

suggestions on path matterilas

suggestions on path matterilas

My understanding is that it's important to keep the moisture levels in the soil next to your house's slab constant so, for example, having lots of concrete paths on one…

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grom40
Jan 08, 2014 3:01 pm
grom40
hgmonaro
hgmonaro
7 January 2014

Best turf for Melbourne conditions

Best turf for Melbourne conditions

just a follow up (cause we always like to hear how something ended!) We ended up getting Kikuyu and it's growing like crazy. About to mow for the 3rd time! Due to…

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hgmonaro
Jan 07, 2014 8:56 am
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
3 January 2014

Sourcing large round timber posts

Sourcing large round timber posts

Thank again Ed. I did actually come across them in my google search - and upon my very brief look, thought they all looked too small still. But after you re-directing me…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jan 03, 2014 7:36 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
2 January 2014

Treated Pine sleepers - Garden

Treated Pine sleepers - Garden

None of the ingredients in CCA are desirable in excess but the arsenic is the one of most concern. Is yours CCA treated? I thought newer types of treated sleepers have…

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JazzyJess
Jan 02, 2014 4:11 pm
leni
leni
1 January 2014

What is this tree? with picture

What is this tree? with picture

Ok so I think it's a flowering ash Fraxinus griffithii

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leni
Jan 01, 2014 3:39 am
leni
leni
leni
1 January 2014

Trees for dead side of house?

Trees for dead side of house?

^^ They would work. Can also get this in a pale verigated version. Of just tick to a peppy- they are happy to be trimmed. What about a shrub rather than a tree. Maybe a…

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leni
Jan 01, 2014 3:31 am
leni
topiarius
topiarius
30 December 2013

Finger Lemons

Finger Lemons

Thanks Starky,will check them out to see if I can get one

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topiarius
Dec 30, 2013 3:28 pm
FionaT
FionaT
29 December 2013

Runners/plugs

Runners/plugs

Hi,its from bunnings , arid smart grass, in a cardboard box :) you could either go with planting more runners or using something like arid smartgrass,my husband says if its…

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FionaT
Dec 29, 2013 10:56 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 December 2013

Tristaniopsis LUSCIOUS trees

Tristaniopsis LUSCIOUS trees

I don't know the tree and it is not my area of expertise…

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SaveH2O
Dec 27, 2013 12:28 pm
SaveH2O

My stone foundation in garden is old, I am going to refill the mortar. Unfortunately on the corner of the stone foundation, there are some stones missing. The brick floor…

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lukele
Dec 26, 2013 3:06 pm
topiarius
topiarius
24 December 2013

Oh my

Oh my

Hi Fu glad to see you back!!!Marlis and I have started a new concept that we are going to call Designer Trees. Most people love trees in their gardens but hold back…

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topiarius
Dec 24, 2013 5:30 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 December 2013

Can anyone identify this creeper/vine?

Can anyone identify this creeper/vine?

What Trev doesn't write in that guide is to spray in the morning. Add some dish washing liquid or proper surfactant to the spray mix. To always always add Seasol to any…

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 23, 2013 1:53 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 December 2013

New Palmetto lawn advice please!!!

New Palmetto lawn advice please!!!

He has been busier than a one legged Irish dancer!!!!!

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The Garden Whisperer
Dec 23, 2013 1:49 am
The Garden Whisperer
THOMA
THOMA
22 December 2013

Q for the grass guru's

Q for the grass guru's

Great. Thsnk you.

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THOMA
Dec 22, 2013 6:52 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 December 2013

What's the name for this plant?

What's the name for this plant?

Great for eating too- fruit salad flavour!

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Treeseachanger
Dec 19, 2013 2:30 pm
indeck
indeck
17 December 2013

Backyard lawn planning

Backyard lawn planning

thanks, was aware of those posts..

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indeck
Dec 17, 2013 6:04 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
17 December 2013

Bindies

Bindies

LOL so which weed is it?? They present different problems to eradicate...

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Treeseachanger
Dec 17, 2013 3:54 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
14 December 2013

different fencing - disguise methods

different fencing - disguise methods

One thing I did is get a some rolls of bamboo and fixed them to the fences. Go and have a look at the garden section of Bunnings or…

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How Hard Can it Be
Dec 14, 2013 5:11 pm
vidiot
vidiot
10 December 2013

hydroseed lawn

hydroseed lawn

Has anyone got any experience with hydroseeding for starting a lawn? We have a 40x10m block of scraped dirt - no house - not much money, and a…

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vidiot
Dec 10, 2013 10:49 pm
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hunk_ktm
Dec 10, 2013 12:34 pm
snuck
snuck
10 December 2013

anyone heard of black RUBBER MULCH???!!

anyone heard of black RUBBER MULCH???!!

My worries are like yours - would it grab and retain a lot of heat? And how toxic would it be in the long run?

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snuck
Dec 10, 2013 9:03 am
snuck
Althom
Althom
7 December 2013

Perth - Garden Design

Perth - Garden Design

SoR? Garden Solutions - Darren did our garden and it's just what we wanted, waterwise and haven't had to replace a single plant 2 years post the job being done.

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Althom
Dec 07, 2013 12:44 pm
Althom
AKB
AKB
7 December 2013

Best Shade Tree WA...Suggestions???

Best Shade Tree WA...Suggestions???

I can't help but am going to hunt out both of the guys you mentioned ......thanks

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AKB
Dec 06, 2013 11:50 pm
AKB
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 December 2013

HELP! Is our backyard is beyond repair? :(

HELP! Is our backyard is beyond repair? :(

Whoa. You guys are harsh! Have you ever been to a cropping farm and seen the amount of herbicides and pesticides used? I hand weed when I can…

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Saint Mike
Dec 06, 2013 7:17 am
Saint Mike
jzell67
jzell67
4 December 2013

What weed is this and how to kill it

What weed is this and how to kill it

If you have a few of them id just hack them out. I do that rather then spray crap all over my lawn.

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jzell67
Dec 04, 2013 6:29 pm
deadcat
deadcat
3 December 2013

Retaining wall drainage questions

Retaining wall drainage questions

Hi mate, I recently built a retailing wall at my place. You need to put the geo fabric behind the wall in a "U" shape, with the slotted ag pipe at the bottom. This must…

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deadcat
Dec 03, 2013 1:24 pm
Pieface
Pieface
2 December 2013

Improving soil after lawn is laid

Improving soil after lawn is laid
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... What about liquid humates or liquid composts? Has anyone had any success with those type of products on Perth grey sands? I have just…

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Pieface
Dec 02, 2013 11:43 am
Croc Castrator
Croc Castrator
28 November 2013

Palmetto Problems - (brown spots)

Palmetto Problems - (brown spots)

Probably way too late (2013) but the problem with your Palmetto Buffalo is fungal attack known as Dollar Spot-extremely difficult to control in Qld - personally I would…

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Croc Castrator
Nov 28, 2013 11:15 am
robbie55
robbie55
27 November 2013

Plants guide for Camden 2570 (and those with saline soils)

Plants guide for Camden 2570 (and those with saline soils)

Just come across this link on the Camden Council website that mentions a number of plants that grow well in the area. It also includes some plants that grow well in saline…

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robbie55
Nov 27, 2013 12:33 pm
robbie55


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