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Hi there! So my Ma's lawn has patches of bare soil which I'd like to try fix up so I can learn a bit about lawn care (I don't know much but am as willing to absorb as a…

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Mike543
Feb 24, 2013 10:34 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
23 February 2013

levelling my lawn

levelling my lawn

If you care for your lawn using lawn beetle treatments, fungicides, fertilisers then yes it will. That's because by doing those things you sterilise the soil making it…

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Feb 23, 2013 10:52 pm
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kexkez
kexkez
23 February 2013

Synthetic Grass

Synthetic Grass
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Well that's really a nice decision and I have some the same thing with taking assistance of Artificial Lawn Adelaide.

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kexkez
Feb 23, 2013 10:23 pm
kexkez
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 February 2013

Name for sandstone blocks and where to get them

Name for sandstone blocks and where to get them

You're after sandstone cladding or facing or sometimes referred to veneer. Usually used to clad a besser block wall to dress 'er up a bit. Real sandstone tends to be sawn…

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Stewie D
Feb 22, 2013 12:00 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 February 2013

Agapanthus ... !

Agapanthus ... !
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treeschanger there are lots of lovely native blue flowered plants. However I've yet to see one that has a similiar form/shape to agapanthus. …

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Treeseachanger
Feb 16, 2013 9:41 pm
welby
welby
16 February 2013

Battering land

Battering land

Ok that makes sense the problem is their wall is so close to the boundary 150mm it seems like my backyard is going to suffer for their sake.

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welby
Feb 16, 2013 10:59 am
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 February 2013

Nature strip - does the council complete landscaping

Nature strip - does the council complete landscaping

Its reasons like this that bewilder me as to why so many Australians will happily cover so much of their block in lawn, pay to water it, pay to fruitlessly pursue a nice…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 15, 2013 1:19 pm
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kexkez
kexkez
14 February 2013

Turf laying issues

Turf laying issues

Brent stickies are the posts that stay at the top of each forum area. Here are two you might want to read through. The first, set up by one grateful member, contains…

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kexkez
Feb 14, 2013 10:33 pm
kexkez
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
14 February 2013

Any good garden designer in Perth?

Any good garden designer in Perth?

Darren is an excellent landscaper and member of the Horticultural Media Association. He works closely with Trevor and has come a long way in recent years. Excellent…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 14, 2013 4:07 pm
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Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
14 February 2013

Help required to design landscape

Help required to design landscape

Hi, That really is a clean slate! Some of the earlier posts are spot on. You want to firstly work out what functions you need your garden to provide, and also what your…

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Online Gardener AU
Feb 14, 2013 2:00 pm
Online Gardener AU
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 February 2013

Delay between soil and turf

Delay between soil and turf

The reason why we don't worry to much about pH is because the more organic we care for our gardens, the less relevance pH has. The more we rely on chemical horticulture,…

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Feb 13, 2013 10:22 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
13 February 2013

My lawn is looking very sick

My lawn is looking very sick

You can't use them because water is needed to carry them through to the roots. Unless a huge rainfall comes along and washes it through... and then away, you can get some…

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Feb 13, 2013 10:14 pm
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brent0311
brent0311
13 February 2013

Brown spots on freshly laid lawn

Brown spots on freshly laid lawn

No disrespect Fu, but Jollies 2nd post was the problem. Heating on the pallet, not a fungus, yeah good soil prep is good but he got heated turf, hence the regular…

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brent0311
Feb 13, 2013 9:09 pm
welby
welby
12 February 2013

Fill for backyard

Fill for backyard

Where are you gpoly i have a heap of fill i need to remove from my block :lol:

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welby
Feb 12, 2013 4:40 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
11 February 2013

Flame tree growth normal?

Flame tree growth normal?

Did ok at that response by typing with one hand while doing something else as well. :) The mulch you are using is great. As tempting as it is for some to say it will spread…

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Feb 11, 2013 7:50 pm
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miteq
miteq
10 February 2013

Have I killed my Palms

Have I killed my Palms

Thanks for the detailed reply. I haven't been as pedantic but have done some of what you said. I prepped the hole by digging it out. Wetting it and then placing some…

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miteq
Feb 10, 2013 9:21 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
10 February 2013

Sublime Lime Tree Pale and Dropping Leaves - Help!

Sublime Lime Tree Pale and Dropping Leaves - Help!

I think sometimes money talks. Overall though its a good programme and most products are worth while.

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Feb 09, 2013 11:25 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 February 2013

Thoughts on artifical grass

Thoughts on artifical grass

I do know of one Environmental Scientist that says plastic grass is to landscaping as blow up dolls are to making love. You did ask for thoughts.

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Feb 08, 2013 8:33 pm
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Mclaren
Mclaren
8 February 2013

Problem with my veggie box ...

Problem with my veggie box ...

Thanks Fu - you're on fire today!! :lol:

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Mclaren
Feb 08, 2013 3:12 pm
Mclaren
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 February 2013

What influences flowering?

What influences flowering?

In my game, I here this question all the time. "Should I put some pot ash on to make my plant flower?" The answers so many Horticulturists and gardeners give is yes, but…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 08, 2013 8:06 am
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 February 2013

OMG.. Need to order soil tomorrow...no idea

OMG.. Need to order soil tomorrow...no idea

It needs to be blended through to a depth of 30cm. Add zeolite and Bentonite Clay or most of what you are buying will end up in the Ocean or Swan/Canning river. No one is…

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Feb 07, 2013 10:38 pm
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Feb 07, 2013 10:34 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 06, 2013 11:48 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 February 2013

Leighton Green

Leighton Green

yeah, I wouldn't be planting these. they are huge. In relation to the question, the growth hormone will generally be split through both leaders. (Or more) Eventually one…

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Feb 06, 2013 11:45 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
7 February 2013

Advice needed for our "blank canvas" backyard!

Advice needed for our "blank canvas" backyard!

You need a couple of small trees (The roof) Locate them well in from the fence area. 4m or so if possible at least. Then put up the walls of the landscape. You don't want…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 06, 2013 11:07 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 February 2013

Price check: trimming a tall tree

Price check: trimming a tall tree

Make sure this work is carried out by an Arborist, not a tree lopper. The butchering fo trees often is what leads to trees becoming a hazard to homes in future storms. If…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 06, 2013 10:46 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 February 2013

Recommend me a good shade tree - perth metro

Recommend me a good shade tree - perth metro

Bauhinia Chinese Tallow The amazingly beautiful Gleditzia Sunburst or LImeGold Prunus nigra Plumeria Macadamia (Oh yes, and amazing tree in its own right) Feijoa Ginkgo…

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 06, 2013 10:31 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 February 2013

Mulch Delivery - Perth

Mulch Delivery - Perth

The Greenlife Soil Company does it in small loads. Otherwise pine bark is the next best option.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 06, 2013 10:23 pm
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The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 February 2013

Drooping Sheoak

Drooping Sheoak

Is this thread a metaphor? Doctors can help

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 06, 2013 10:04 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 February 2013

Herb garden - mini greenhouse

Herb garden - mini greenhouse

Get this book, http://littleveggiepatchco.com.au/the-book/ Use it as your garden bible. It's pretty funny too. :P

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 06, 2013 10:00 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
6 February 2013

Plant Spray for deterring dogs?

Plant Spray for deterring dogs?

This relates to cats but I'm sure the concept could be modified to suit Fido How to Stop Cats "Doing a Wee Wee" On your Car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ...…

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Feb 06, 2013 8:42 pm
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MicWoo7982
MicWoo7982
3 February 2013

Timber Decking & Cladding

Timber Decking & Cladding

Hi All Are there any good companies or anyone that do both timber decking and cedar cladding to ceilings? Have been looking around but can't seem to find people who has…

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MicWoo7982
Feb 03, 2013 7:37 am
Gardener
Gardener
2 February 2013

Prunus Blireana Spacing

Prunus Blireana Spacing

Hi all. We have ripped out more or less everything in our backyard with the intention of simplifying it - which really means I got sick of wedding…

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Gardener
Feb 02, 2013 4:19 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
31 January 2013

Treated pine sleeper retaining wall question

Treated pine sleeper retaining wall question

Hi, Check out my thread - it's got a bit of everthing in it including a treated pine retaining wall. I havent updated it for a while though. Been far too busy.

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KnockItDown
Jan 31, 2013 12:53 pm
KnockItDown
ko27
ko27
30 January 2013

Landscaper recommendations - central coast NSW

Landscaper recommendations - central coast NSW

Hope someone can help me with a recommendation. Needing to get some retaining walls built, probably treated pine depending on price. I am based at Avoca Beach on the…

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ko27
Jan 30, 2013 12:24 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 January 2013

Advice On Oversowing Lawn

Advice On Oversowing Lawn

Defiant XRE, It's in the landscape turf pdf on the website.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 28, 2013 7:40 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
27 January 2013

Mulch & termites?

Mulch & termites?

Good advice indeed.

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Saint Mike
Jan 27, 2013 1:27 pm
Saint Mike
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 January 2013

Claret Ash question

Claret Ash question

Its fine, its simply too hot for it to put on new growth at this time of year.The tree is growing but you just can't see it in the form of leaves ie roots & branch…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 23, 2013 1:21 pm
bkm2009
bkm2009
22 January 2013

Brick Planter Box - Sealing and Drainage

Brick Planter Box - Sealing and Drainage

Try your local Bunnings for a product called 'Dampco' by Crommelins. We use it all the time for planter boxes. Waterproofing is necessary if you want to keep your…

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bkm2009
Jan 22, 2013 8:27 pm
bkm2009
Gardener
Gardener
21 January 2013

Help with my lawn. Can we save it??

Help with my lawn. Can we save it??

Needing to Install retic as well, I guess I should install after the old lawn is ripped up but before the new lawn is…

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Gardener
Jan 21, 2013 5:48 pm
MACCATTACK
MACCATTACK
19 January 2013

New Block in Cairns- What to do?

New Block in Cairns- What to do?

I have used Gardenia sp Glennie River as some ground cover in my front garden, Gardenia sp Glennie River…

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MACCATTACK
Jan 19, 2013 3:51 pm
fredstar
fredstar
18 January 2013

What are these flowers

What are these flowers

Thanks for the identification Just found the Burke's backyard fact sheet which will come in…

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fredstar
Jan 18, 2013 12:58 pm
steveandmary
steveandmary
16 January 2013

Show me your ... Front Fence / Front Garden ?

Show me your ... Front Fence / Front Garden ?

Heya :-) at the risk of making a daft request... we would realy love some inspiration for what to do with our front fence... we have a 1950s house that we pulled apart and…

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steveandmary
Jan 16, 2013 12:38 am
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
15 January 2013

Sandstone on level smooth concrete base

Sandstone on level smooth concrete base

I think it would depend on the thickness of the paver. If it's thin, I would def lay on cement base.

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Hammerhead
Jan 15, 2013 8:47 pm
Hammerhead
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
15 January 2013

Help with ideas for front garden

Help with ideas for front garden

I'll bump this topic... anymore ideas for a front landscaping

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AubinGroveFan
Jan 15, 2013 4:43 pm
daveandally1
daveandally1
15 January 2013

Sir Walter dead because of Hot weather

Sir Walter dead because of Hot weather

Hi tikelz. I had the same issue with my Buffalo grass where we mowed it too low just before we had a string of hot days, and so a lot of patches turned to straw. We…

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daveandally1
Jan 15, 2013 7:55 am
daveandally1
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
14 January 2013

Clearing existing lawn for re-turfing

Clearing existing lawn for re-turfing

Absolutely, its the best way to do it. Especially if your previous lawn contained invasive grasses and weeds that will just come back unless killed off correctly with a…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 14, 2013 5:35 pm
eimaj
eimaj
11 January 2013

What ground cover is this?

What ground cover is this?

Could be a type of Myoporum parvifolium (Creeping Boobialla)?

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eimaj
Jan 11, 2013 9:11 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
11 January 2013

What soil to use for fill/grading?

What soil to use for fill/grading?

Speak to the soil suppliers and as long as there is some organic component in the soil you should be heading in the right direction ...

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Mclaren
Jan 11, 2013 3:42 pm
Mclaren


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