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trixee
trixee
19 October 2013

Using recycled concrete in landscaping

Using recycled concrete in landscaping

I've just recently read a blog about using recycled concrete, or "urbanite" in landscaping. Just wondering if anyone has done this and can share their experience?

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trixee
Oct 19, 2013 9:21 pm
trixee

Thought I'd just revisit this post and put in an update on how things are progressing on the weed front, which was my original problem. And it's been great! :o I've pulled…

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sumsub
Oct 19, 2013 12:03 pm
sumsub
EandM
EandM
19 October 2013

Lower PH in new Soil

Lower PH in new Soil

Easy to do with some agricultural sulfur. Will take a few months to work and will potentially take a few applications (think 12 - 18 months) to be happy soil. good luck.

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EandM
Oct 19, 2013 9:33 am
lovepub
lovepub
18 October 2013

driveway cost

driveway cost

trying to bring back this old thread alive!! it's 2013 now....previous post is from 2007. Does anyone in Brisbane who built a house in 2013 have updated figures on how…

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lovepub
Oct 18, 2013 11:28 pm
judydg
judydg
18 October 2013

Landscaping by builder

Landscaping by builder

Retaining walls are normally the responsibility of the owner unless included in the building contract.

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judydg
Oct 18, 2013 9:00 pm

I assume you also gave up looking for spongolite or Richgro Aquatic plant mix and replaced with Perlite instead? Seems impossible to get over here.…

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Hpqld
Oct 17, 2013 9:43 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
17 October 2013

Critique my backyard blitz plan please

Critique my backyard blitz plan please

You're spot on Tina, Winter could be a problem, It should be fine in Spring/Summer, I've been surveying that area since the beginning of spring, it gets about 4-5 hours of…

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EmeryBB
Oct 17, 2013 12:25 pm
wandersen
wandersen
17 October 2013

What sort of grass is this?

What sort of grass is this?

Thanks all. I have the buffalo friendly weed killer. I'll try on a small patch of lawn first.

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wandersen
Oct 17, 2013 7:39 am

Hello All I recently started a building thread covering the tail end of our house build. Once that is finished we will be moving very quickly onto our landscaping plans.…

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kiakhan
Oct 16, 2013 9:57 pm
vozdra
vozdra
16 October 2013

how much zeolite?

how much zeolite?

Long time reader, first time poster. I am about to plant some English box along my driveway (it's a clay soil) I am just wondering how much zeolite you would recommend as…

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vozdra
Oct 16, 2013 8:08 pm
Hunster
Hunster
16 October 2013

Turf Choices in Perth

Turf Choices in Perth

Arrhhh Sapphire Buffalo lawn! If you live in the Margaret river region just don't go there. Under the promise of it being the perfect lawn by turf man in Busselton who…

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Hunster
Oct 16, 2013 12:46 pm
Lex
Lex
15 October 2013

What is eating my leaves.....

What is eating my leaves.....

OK, so "molasses, water and a bit of soap" and then you spray it onto the tree? BTW, I have discovered (and 'neutralised' :wink: ::lol:: ) stink bugs on our citrus tree ... they…

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Lex
Oct 15, 2013 8:34 pm
Lex
ssvetec
ssvetec
13 October 2013

Couch resurrection and winter grass

Couch resurrection and winter grass

Hi, My lawn care over the winter was next to non-existent, so towards the end of winter, the lawn is/was infested with a variety of broad leaf weeds. I devised this…

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ssvetec
Oct 13, 2013 8:44 pm
seano
seano
13 October 2013

Soil for my garden bed! Advice needed

Soil for my garden bed! Advice needed

Most soil places should have a garden mix which should be an OK start. I'd aim for that as a base, and then get a nice rich topping material to dig through the top -…

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seano
Oct 13, 2013 1:37 pm
Sammi_O
Sammi_O
13 October 2013

Crabapples in South-west WA??

Crabapples in South-west WA??

Hi all, I stumbled across the 'Royal Raindrops' variety of crabapple in a Perth nursery and was wondering if anyone had some advice on their best location? I live in…

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Sammi_O
Oct 13, 2013 8:39 am
hewmf
hewmf
12 October 2013

Lawn Soil Prep Pics

Lawn Soil Prep Pics

Hi, Like many here, I've followed Fu Manchu's guide to soil prep. I've also followed the application rates in Peter Coppin's Amending & Improving Gutless Sands in WA. I…

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hewmf
Oct 12, 2013 10:43 pm
Southies
Southies
12 October 2013

Japanese Box - minimum hedge height

Japanese Box - minimum hedge height

Would anyone know what the minimum height is, that japanese box can be grown ? Much of the info I've read suggests 1/2 metre as the usual minimum height. But I love the…

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Southies
Oct 12, 2013 8:02 pm
Southies
Althom
Althom
12 October 2013

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Thanks for that. Have just been wandering the nursery looking for something similar and I'm thinking metrosideris.

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Althom
Oct 12, 2013 5:57 pm
Althom
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
11 October 2013

Feature trees

Feature trees

Eucalyptus Grandis, silky oak or Poinciana (the last would need initial protection from frost as it's tropical)? Also sending you this link:

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Treeseachanger
Oct 11, 2013 3:47 pm
lobboroz
lobboroz
10 October 2013

Brown thumbs questions about landscaping

Brown thumbs questions about landscaping

yeah been reading up heaps. So much involved. Hope i survive this 3weeks worth of landscaping haha

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lobboroz
Oct 10, 2013 9:20 pm
Mountainscaper
Mountainscaper
8 October 2013

Hiring Rotary hoes and Dingos

Hiring Rotary hoes and Dingos

Hey Klacka1 Rotary Hoe is the most important part of your turfing project, it aerates and improves drainage. Ripping really only rips in segments. We are landscape…

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Mountainscaper
Oct 08, 2013 11:12 pm
Mountainscaper
Mountainscaper
8 October 2013

What's drilling holes in my lawn?

What's drilling holes in my lawn?

Hey Jazz, just to cancel everything out and depending on where you live, if they have only just appeared this spring then it is very possible they are cicada hole, they…

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Mountainscaper
Oct 08, 2013 11:04 pm
Mountainscaper
Mountainscaper
8 October 2013

Landscaper about to finish his paving work. Acceptable?

Landscaper about to finish his paving work. Acceptable?

Wow as a landscape contractor, this is an embarrassing piece of work. Even the Haunch is inadequate. Just to answer your question on material thicknesses etc. There are 2…

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Mountainscaper
Oct 08, 2013 10:57 pm
Frappe
Frappe
8 October 2013

Drip irrigation - lack of flow

Drip irrigation - lack of flow

Start from the Basics - did you do a pressure and flow test before you installed it? If so, what were the results?

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Frappe
Oct 08, 2013 8:08 pm
topiarius
topiarius
8 October 2013

Where are the Cheapest plants in Perth

Where are the Cheapest plants in Perth

Hi Ennoh,a good place to go if you want larger plants to give an instant effect is Hort Mart on Sydney Road in Wanneroo.People who grow plants for a hobby drop them off…

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topiarius
Oct 08, 2013 4:47 pm
gonecountry
gonecountry
8 October 2013

Landscaping - Pictures & Plant List Ideas - Thoughts?

Landscaping - Pictures & Plant List Ideas - Thoughts?

Also, do you think $500 is enough to put aside for plants? (front yard only as shown in pictures)

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gonecountry
Oct 08, 2013 11:39 am
gonecountry
lobboroz
lobboroz
6 October 2013

Anyone bought this cheap tiller before?

Anyone bought this cheap tiller before?

Hi anyone bought one of these before? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/52cc-Tiller- ... uhb=1#shId only really need it for one job so not looking for long lasting. Dont have a…

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lobboroz
Oct 06, 2013 12:01 pm
grom40
grom40
4 October 2013

Corrision resistant chicken and garden enclosure

Corrision resistant chicken and garden enclosure

Anything galvanised (which is a coating on top of the metal) will be corrosion resistant. Go to your local hardware store, they should have rolls/sheets of all different…

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grom40
Oct 04, 2013 1:11 pm
grom40
Althom
Althom
3 October 2013

Lomandra Shara

Lomandra Shara

Two of my Lomandra Sharas look abit sick. Trimmed them back late winter and they haven't started to regrow as yet. Lots of dead leaves and only a few green ones. Others…

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Althom
Oct 03, 2013 9:28 pm
Althom
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
3 October 2013

My Palms are almost dead

My Palms are almost dead

I'm not sure what's available in Brazil. But I would be looking at liquid fertiliser (fish emulsion) and if they have seaweed tonic that would be good as well weekly for a…

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ChargerWA
Oct 03, 2013 7:28 pm
ChargerWA
Cameron32
Cameron32
28 September 2013

Landscaper Recommendations in Newcastle Area

Landscaper Recommendations in Newcastle Area

Do you have the person email contact? let me know.

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Cameron32
Sep 28, 2013 3:32 pm
Cameron32
grom40
grom40
27 September 2013

Small spiders in new garden

Small spiders in new garden

Funny, I was just going to post yesterday asking if they were in fact aphids (rather than spiders) but got sidetracked. The problem is that a lot of the commercially…

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grom40
Sep 27, 2013 5:40 pm
grom40
TinaG
TinaG
26 September 2013

Sir Walter Buffalo

Sir Walter Buffalo

Don't fertilise, use Seasol, Powerfeed and Molasses instead, once a month or so. Read these threads for tips- viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21938 viewtopic.php?f=19&t=43570

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TinaG
Sep 26, 2013 10:00 am
topiarius
topiarius
25 September 2013

Mango Trees

Mango Trees

Thanks TinaG, that's a big help,at least we know what to expect.

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topiarius
Sep 25, 2013 7:20 pm
tobehomeowner
tobehomeowner
24 September 2013

What to plant in frontyard

What to plant in frontyard

Thanks Treeseachanger. Will check at the local nursery for thryptomene & westringias

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tobehomeowner
Sep 24, 2013 5:29 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
24 September 2013

How much perlite per square metre?

How much perlite per square metre?

I wonder if this is contributing to my current issue, I suspect I may not have wet the ground enough before compacting.... Because now when I step on the turf some of it…

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theanonyuser
Sep 24, 2013 9:03 am
ennoh
ennoh
23 September 2013

Where are the Cheapest plants in Perth

Where are the Cheapest plants in Perth

We have just sold our house and are about to move into a rental property and will wait until our perfect home comes in the market. The place we are moving too needs a…

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ennoh
Sep 23, 2013 6:42 pm
_TJ_
_TJ_
22 September 2013

Plum Tree Shoots

Plum Tree Shoots

Thanks guys. I'm happy to report they are still green beneath the bark, and my Amber Jewel just sprung to life today. Here's hoping to my first crop.

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_TJ_
Sep 22, 2013 5:23 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
21 September 2013

Will a magnolia damage house/concrete path? -Photos included

Will a magnolia damage house/concrete path? -Photos included

JazzyJess, do you think the magnolia Kay parris might tolerate being in a big ceramic pot? I bought two plants and they are both so small now, but…

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JazzyJess
Sep 21, 2013 6:30 pm

Hi guys I recommend Velveteen. Its a paspalum so non invasive, stays a beautiful pea green all summer and winter. Going barefoot on it is the best, it's beautiful. …

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Treeseachanger
Sep 21, 2013 12:06 am

Yes, it is paspalum so non invasive. It is a beautiful soft lawn and stays pea-green all winter and summer. Sir Walter would be my next choice after…

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Treeseachanger
Sep 20, 2013 11:19 pm
Taffy
Taffy
19 September 2013

How much could I sell these plants for?

How much could I sell these plants for?

Thinking of replacing some plants. I think they are NZ Cabbage Trees or Cordlines. Please excuse my ignorance but I am no gardener and cant remember what they were. They…

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Taffy
Sep 19, 2013 11:22 pm
Taffy

Yep, im sure its a stormwater pit. I also have a sewer pit which was raised by sydney water for free last week. I had a plumber come out and look at the stormwater pit…

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RichA
Sep 17, 2013 11:50 am
Fiddy
Fiddy
16 September 2013

Timbertone Garage Door colors

Timbertone Garage Door colors

Plans out of council, getting ready to build. Are you going with perry? What stage you building on?

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Fiddy
Sep 16, 2013 11:53 pm
Fiddy
GrilledCheese
GrilledCheese
16 September 2013

Retaining Wall advice needed, Cheap, Ugly and Easy!

Retaining Wall advice needed, Cheap, Ugly and Easy!

(And so is the builder! :lol: ) I won't see this wall from my house, it will be propping up the backyard and back fence, which slopes from front to back (and side to side).…

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GrilledCheese
Sep 16, 2013 8:24 pm
Nikos
Nikos
16 September 2013

Which ANL Mulch

Which ANL Mulch

Well, bit the bullet and went with the Forest Blend from ANL. Mixture of sizes so should mat well without restricting water. Was going to go with the Leaf Litter mulch but…

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Nikos
Sep 16, 2013 11:50 am
FionaT
FionaT
15 September 2013

Lawn Rehab

Lawn Rehab

Looks like Kikuyu, my husband said if you keep it regularly mowed it should be OK,just don't let it get out of control. It should bounce back,hope this helps.

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FionaT
Sep 16, 2013 12:02 am
Charnley
Charnley
14 September 2013

Plants/Trees for narrow space

Plants/Trees for narrow space

Thanks for your replys all. I have changed my thinking and have been thinking about putting some camellias down that side to give me some height. I may even espalier them…

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Charnley
Sep 15, 2013 12:15 am
Charnley
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
14 September 2013

Steel fence cost estimation help please

Steel fence cost estimation help please

Do you mean colorbond - or steel posts AE ? Also - not sure of what you mean - front yard ? Are you after a front fence ? Something with a bit of style - or just a…

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Saint Mike
Sep 14, 2013 11:15 am
Saint Mike
snuck
snuck
11 September 2013

My garden bed project

My garden bed project

I guess it must be rust will be the problem, in which case having pine wet and leaning against it isn't going to help. You are probably best to build a small retaining…

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snuck
Sep 11, 2013 10:35 pm
snuck

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