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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 4:38 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 11:44 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 5:53 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 10:47 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 11:29 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 4:49 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 1:13 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 8:18 pm
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Alex2424
Feb 08, 2014 7:52 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 9:34 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 10:15 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 4:39 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 1:52 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 8:04 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 7:58 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 5:23 pm
Surfnturf
Surfnturf
2 February 2014

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

Single Guy with " NO IDEA" for Rear Garden !!!
1, 2

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 3:21 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 10:51 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 31, 2014 12:25 am
Klacka1
Klacka1
30 January 2014

Two lawn issues, 'Caterpillars' and changing grass colour

Two lawn issues, 'Caterpillars' and changing grass colour

I've also noticed a whole heap of tiny black-ish crickets jumping on the lawn. Are these good or bad for my lawn? I've read that some eat moth larvae and other pests,…

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Klacka1
Jan 30, 2014 11:30 am
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 10:07 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 4:11 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 11:11 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 8:10 am
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Saint Mike
Jan 23, 2014 7:55 am
Saint Mike
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 9:41 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 12:52 pm
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 11:40 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 11:21 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 7:54 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 1:29 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 9:47 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 9:02 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 10:44 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 10:25 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 1:31 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 11:01 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 9:29 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 11:01 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 10:10 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 4:01 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 9:56 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 8:36 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 5:11 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 4:39 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 4:31 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 4:28 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 11:56 pm

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