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SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 September 2013

Bennie and Lisa's Landscape Project - Let the fun begin -

Bennie and Lisa's Landscape Project - Let the fun begin -
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When I moved into my current house, the soil was terrible. Apart from bringing in additives including mushroom compost, I collected as much news paper as I could and laid…

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SaveH2O
Sep 05, 2013 4:51 pm
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 September 2013

Modern Front Fence

Modern Front Fence

I am also open to any advice on how I would do this myself if need be. Would I just require a trench, then brace all posts in place and backfill with…

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Stewie D
Sep 05, 2013 12:18 pm
selina2106
selina2106
4 September 2013

Feast Watson Wet Look Deck Finish

Feast Watson Wet Look Deck Finish

Just wondering if anyone's used the Feast Watson wet look deck finish? It's a fairly new product I think. Got a sample and I think I like it but wondering how durable it is?

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selina2106
Sep 04, 2013 10:46 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
4 September 2013

Retaining/boundary wall

Retaining/boundary wall

You might find that your current builder (if you agree for them to build the wall) will include the plans for the wall in your current House construction DA. Whereas any…

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KnockItDown
Sep 04, 2013 2:37 pm
KnockItDown
Ygtsi
Ygtsi
3 September 2013

Retaining Wall Help!

Retaining Wall Help!

You will need to get an engineer to supply you with some details to work from. Generally with timber walls the posts will be 1.2m apart and as deep as it is high and…

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Ygtsi
Sep 03, 2013 10:50 pm
TinaG
TinaG
3 September 2013

Preparing new block for landscaping

Preparing new block for landscaping

this is a good guide to soil prep - viewtopic.php?f=19&t=43570 It's mainly about turf but the soil prep still holds

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TinaG
Sep 03, 2013 2:09 pm
Wazza78
Wazza78
2 September 2013

Land scape designer Geelong area

Land scape designer Geelong area

Hi guys any one known of a good landscape designer that can help us design our back yard. Not looking for anything really fancy plan on doing most of the work myself just…

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Wazza78
Sep 02, 2013 8:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 September 2013

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question

If the wall was there before the builder gave you his price it should be their responsibility.

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bashworth
Sep 02, 2013 7:21 pm
bashworth
builderforlife
builderforlife
1 September 2013

How much does it cost to get a landscape design for backyard

How much does it cost to get a landscape design for backyard

Sasha mischa, a landscape architect would charge about $ 800 - $1200. The overall effect of a designed landscape is brilliant and well worth the money

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builderforlife
Sep 01, 2013 11:15 pm
builderforlife
kayjay67
kayjay67
1 September 2013

Recommendation Turf Layer, Melbourne

Recommendation Turf Layer, Melbourne

Just wondering if anyone in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne may have used a professional turf layer or landscaper to install their turf. I'm wanting to find…

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kayjay67
Sep 01, 2013 12:31 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 August 2013

Kwik kerb

Kwik kerb

Look for "garden edges" etc. Kwik Kurb may be OK - but as said above - they are all…

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Saint Mike
Aug 31, 2013 10:55 am
Saint Mike
gootza
gootza
27 August 2013

Pet-friendly Backyard Design

Pet-friendly Backyard Design

great thread! will definately keep a close eye on it :) some great ideas to consider.. most important thing for me also, is to keep them from…

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gootza
Aug 27, 2013 8:18 pm
gootza
sionghua
sionghua
26 August 2013

Suggestions to restart nature strip

Suggestions to restart nature strip

Hi BeatrixKiddo, Thanks for the suggestions. I called up council today and complained about nature strip not been reinstated after house building, guess what they agreed…

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sionghua
Aug 26, 2013 8:59 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
25 August 2013

Ornamental Pears

Ornamental Pears

Hi Fu et al I am planting 3 garden beds in our rural 'house yard' & want to use an ornamental pear & under plant with may bushes. I am in the Lower Hunter Valley so we do…

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Hammerhead
Aug 25, 2013 4:44 pm
Hammerhead
TinaG
TinaG
24 August 2013

Big block and no idea where to start

Big block and no idea where to start

- what do you want in your garden? eg vege patch, chickens, orchard, pool, riverbed - do you have children (will need spaces for them to play, areas for play equipment,…

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TinaG
Aug 24, 2013 6:40 pm
Lex
Lex
23 August 2013

SICK MURRRAYAS - FU or ANYONE ELSE ?????

SICK MURRRAYAS - FU or ANYONE ELSE ?????
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Well, mine are at about 1.1m apart, planted about 1 year ago, but they were large plants (30 - 45 litre pots maybe). Now they are about 70-80 cm high but quite bushy from…

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Lex
Aug 23, 2013 8:47 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
23 August 2013

Lilly Pilly Resilience

Lilly Pilly Resilience

Phew! I hope they don't eventually grow too high ... Yes, my "Resilience" variety is supposed to be less prone to those little suckers ... so far so good, but who knows.…

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Lex
Aug 23, 2013 8:43 pm
Lex
snuck
snuck
23 August 2013

Can I pant advanced trees in spring??

Can I pant advanced trees in spring??

You can plant them in spring but expect higher than normal water demands through the first year. Also take great care to prepare the soil etc properly - don't scrimp…

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snuck
Aug 23, 2013 7:15 pm
snuck
miteq
miteq
22 August 2013

Fencing Costs

Fencing Costs

I'm more worried that this was a 5yr old thread and no one noticed :lol:

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miteq
Aug 22, 2013 4:07 pm
PHL
PHL
21 August 2013

Fruit Tree Varieties

Fruit Tree Varieties

Where I was, it was regularly below 0C overnight. The Hills area may be cold enough; where I am is several deg C warmer, so I'm mo limited in what I can grow. If not…

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PHL
Aug 21, 2013 9:18 pm
welby
welby
21 August 2013

Sandstone log Retaining wall

Sandstone log Retaining wall

Gosford quarries in NSW are were i found them.

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welby
Aug 21, 2013 5:36 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
21 August 2013

Clay soil & backyard drainage problems (Photos included)

Clay soil & backyard drainage problems (Photos included)

As building expert suggested. Although i would grade the clay so it slopes to the pit so all yhe water is directed to it. If you want the soil not to be boggy you will…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 21, 2013 11:01 am
TinaG
TinaG
21 August 2013

New starter's questiones, please help.

New starter's questiones, please help.

for turf, follow these steps - viewtopic.php?f=19&t=43570 Assuming you are DIY, the turf itself costs $7-$10 per square meter, depending on where you are and which turf…

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TinaG
Aug 21, 2013 10:11 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
20 August 2013

Nature strip lawn mix - please kindly advise !!!

Nature strip lawn mix - please kindly advise !!!

It usually a mix of rye/fescue with either couch or kikuyu or sometimes both. Something like Munn's arid seed mix will work or Emerald Kikuyu.

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 20, 2013 8:18 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
20 August 2013

Which turf?

Which turf?

A-ha - synthetic eh…

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Saint Mike
Aug 20, 2013 11:13 am
Saint Mike
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subwayboy
Aug 20, 2013 1:27 am
Landed_Gentry
Landed_Gentry
19 August 2013

Tools for planning a big landscaping job

Tools for planning a big landscaping job

Thanks for that comprehensive post. I took your advice re:getting a quote and was a bit shocked at the…

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Landed_Gentry
Aug 19, 2013 4:35 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
19 August 2013

Soil prep for MY lawn

Soil prep for MY lawn

More of the same soil you already have preferably.. Anywhere local you can get top soil? If not get a sandy loam and cultivate it through the existing soil. Mix them…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 19, 2013 9:05 am
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
17 August 2013

Granite rocks - Perth

Granite rocks - Perth

I did something similar about 12 years ago. I went to the local quarry where they mine it for the readymix concrete industry. They even drove us down into the pit to pick…

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ChargerWA
Aug 17, 2013 11:55 pm
ChargerWA
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
17 August 2013

Kenda Kikuyu Vs Standard Kikuyu

Kenda Kikuyu Vs Standard Kikuyu

I have dealt with both Kenda and Village Green (another sterile kik) and the big difference is the leaf density. Both have more root system that produces more leaves and…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 17, 2013 10:32 pm

I'd like some suggestions for good trees to use for pleaching in pots. The aim is to achieve approximately 2.5m in height. This is the site below. My block is 12.5m wide…

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maximus
Aug 17, 2013 9:29 pm
maximus
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
16 August 2013

Hedge & balcony advice

Hedge & balcony advice

Sorry, can't really help.:oops: I'm just getting into…

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JazzyJess
Aug 16, 2013 9:32 pm
B STAR
B STAR
16 August 2013

Is this a serious issue or not

Is this a serious issue or not

Yep a big problem, best way to kill a tree is to put soil fill over an existing trunk and root system. If you want to box it in instead of…

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B STAR
Aug 16, 2013 10:42 am
Mclaren
Mclaren
14 August 2013

Show me your water feature or pond...... Pwease.lol

Show me your water feature or pond...... Pwease.lol

Great pics - would love to have the room for one of them ... can't help with your question though. Let us know how you get on ..

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Mclaren
Aug 14, 2013 5:24 pm
Mclaren
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
12 August 2013

Backyard Thread - Pergola Up! - Finished!!!

Backyard Thread - Pergola Up! - Finished!!!
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Looks really beautiful, the path and all of it. :)

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JazzyJess
Aug 12, 2013 9:47 pm
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meowsy
Aug 12, 2013 2:41 pm
meowsy
kexkez
kexkez
12 August 2013

Basic Landscape Plans

Basic Landscape Plans

I was simply trying to avoid blatant self promotion. My PM to the original poster was just a brief introduction about myself and our…

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kexkez
Aug 12, 2013 3:40 am
kexkez
J & C
J & C
6 August 2013

EXCAVATION/LEVELLING COSTS

EXCAVATION/LEVELLING COSTS

Hi davinci I just wanted to check if you are still doing the excavation and levelling jobs. How much do you charge these days? Cheers J & C

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J & C
Aug 06, 2013 1:34 pm
bashworth
bashworth
5 August 2013

Retaining Wall Help!

Retaining Wall Help!

That is a serious retaining wall. You need to discuss your options with a professional engineer and get a design done.

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bashworth
Aug 05, 2013 5:14 pm
bashworth
arauch
arauch
4 August 2013

Dracaena transplant urgent help needed

Dracaena transplant urgent help needed

I am no expert about dracaenas but about 4 months ago I took a heap of cuttings for my new house from some dracaenas I had given to my parents many years ago. The same…

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arauch
Aug 04, 2013 1:29 pm
maximus
maximus
4 August 2013

Powering garden lights

Powering garden lights

I like the suggestion of using blueboard. It will be much cheaper than buying laser-cut panels. It is also something I could manage myself. An even cheaper material would…

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maximus
Aug 04, 2013 1:14 pm
maximus
Rudolf1980
Rudolf1980
31 July 2013

Solar pond pumps? HELP NEEDED PLEASE ASAP

Solar pond pumps? HELP NEEDED PLEASE ASAP

Hi y'all, I ended up purchasing a 10w solar fountain with a "head height" of over 2.3 metres and with a flow of 760l/h. The cable will run a short distance to the nth…

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Rudolf1980
Jul 31, 2013 5:49 pm
Rudolf1980

I planted this bare-rooted capital pear in the front yard back in June, all good until this morning when I was checking around the lawn and the flowering plum next to it,…

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EmeryBB
Jul 30, 2013 4:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 November 2011

Water Tanks & Pumps

Water Tanks & Pumps

Having a tank to water the garden isn't a very efficient means of using the water. For the most part rainfall in many parts of Australia come mainly for part of the year…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Nov 09, 2011 12:28 am
TheGardenWhisperer
PHL
PHL
28 July 2013

Green walls

Green walls

We are in the process of setting up a small green wall (using the Gro-Wall product) in a less sunny side of the garden; no sun in winter, late morning to mid-afternoon…

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PHL
Jul 28, 2013 11:17 pm
eclectic1
eclectic1
27 July 2013

What turf for shady and waterlogged area?

What turf for shady and waterlogged area?

It will be difficult to put drainage lines where I am in the complex. Thanks for the suggestions though.

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eclectic1
Jul 27, 2013 2:32 am
fozzy
fozzy
26 July 2013

Grevillea and Citrus in the same garden?

Grevillea and Citrus in the same garden?

What side of the fence is the garden bed and how high is the fence? My experience is that citrus will lean away from the fence if it is planted…

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fozzy
Jul 26, 2013 12:38 pm
fozzy
fozzy
26 July 2013

Plant Recommendations for Home Sewerage Treatment Plant

Plant Recommendations for Home Sewerage Treatment Plant

Hi, We have just extended the effluent disposal area for our home sewerge treatement plant and need some recommendations for what to plant there. The area is around 40…

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fozzy
Jul 26, 2013 11:41 am
noki388
noki388
25 July 2013

Whats wrong with my lawn?

Whats wrong with my lawn?

Thanks all. Will wait out the winter and start with the fertiliser in spring.

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noki388
Jul 25, 2013 4:53 pm


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