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ayaman
ayaman
2 May

Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

Rain Garden Cost- HELP!!

That's a bit much if you ask me! I'd say if thats the price there is probably a very complicated water/drainage system that needs to be put in place though, you'll…

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ayaman
May 02, 2017 8:01 am

Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

Bulk Soil for raised planter box- Citrus and fruit trees.

It's only the top 400mm you want to worry about. Plant roots will not populate soils below that depth (often) because oxygen is too low. Try choose something that is a…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 7:41 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

Patio Design Help

Patio Design Help

A bit hard to tell from just that photo. Why is that path seperate from the rest of the area? What's behind the point of view? Where are there windows looking out to? When…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 7:31 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

MP rotators by Hunter. I use Toro sprinkler bodies to fit them to. You might find Hunter MP rotators on eBay at good prices. Remember, they need to be spaced much…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 7:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!

Fence painted too dark. HELP!!!!

Repaint it. dark fences are an excellent way to make a fence disappear from a landscape. They will allow foliage to stand out more. I prefer to use a dark grey or blue…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 7:08 pm
TheGardenWhisperer

Advice

Advice

Just dump the soil on top of the weeds. They won't come up through the soil like some cheesey horror movie. 99% of it will die and rot into the soil.

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 1:23 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Soil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Soil preparation for Empire Zoysia

Not sure what's going on with my quote, so here's the reply You shouldn't be watering that often. Even if you were in Perth, we can water 2 times a week and with good…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 1:11 am
TheGardenWhisperer

capital pear trees along northern fence

capital pear trees along northern fence

They will grow fine, however, be careful planting medium sized trees along fence lines. Your neighbours may not want them as much as you. I wouldn't do it on an urban…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 12:35 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Murraya hedging questions

Murraya hedging questions

1. I have some in beds just 30cm deep from the fence and I don't look at the fence. 2. Drop the plants in a pace a part, that will be about a metre. Don't fluff about…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 12:32 am
TheGardenWhisperer

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from. Pinkabelle is one that comes to mind. It would a be perfect size. The Little Gems…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 12:12 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Tree dimensions

Tree dimensions

Advanced tree nurseries will have skills and knowledge on trees beyond what garden centres offer. They will also tend to have healthier trees, as growing trees in…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 12:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer

My sisters is the same. For her it was required by SE water due to being in a flood zone. How many steps will you have at the front/back of the house?

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 5:08 pm

Hey everyone, We are new to building so apologies if this has been answered before! We are building a single level house. We haven't had an offical site inspection yet…

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 5:04 pm

We have concrete sleepers. My husband did all the work himself with some mates. It helps that he has an excavator with a post hole digger and he borrowed the sleeper…

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AJB
Apr 21, 2017 7:27 pm
AJB
cross74
cross74
21 April

Landscape Plan for existing house

Landscape Plan for existing house

Hello Cross74, This is Scott, an experienced Landscape Architecture. We are a Landscape firm/Landscape Contractor company in NY, we can provide you the most unique &…

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cross74
Apr 21, 2017 1:57 pm

Advice appreciated.

Advice appreciated.

Are they risers to indicate surface storm water points? If so you just need to cut them down and attach a grate. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk

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shamuscassar.sc
Apr 14, 2017 7:57 am

Inground trampolines

Inground trampolines

Try to read this DIY inground Instructions at http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2011/05 ... tions.html. Hope this helps. :)

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nathancrowley
Apr 11, 2017 4:01 pm

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)
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Wow, I love the colour of the oiled deck! Beautiful!

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The_Joneses
Apr 06, 2017 6:21 pm
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
5 April

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

I'd go a dusty charcoal myself. If you plan to plant the area, that colour looks great with lush foliage.

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vgolfoz
Apr 05, 2017 2:27 pm
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DeKa
Apr 01, 2017 6:36 pm
DeKa
Francid1010
Francid1010
31 March

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Hi all, I had several areas where there were bare patches and ditches in my lawn. I covered them with top soil in hope that the grass would spread across it and cover…

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Francid1010
Mar 31, 2017 10:25 am

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. however, BeatrixKiddo is on the money for the less adventurous or skilled.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 28, 2017 12:21 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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Lexi64
Mar 27, 2017 2:28 pm

Choosing seeds

Choosing seeds

Not enough to worry about.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 27, 2017 12:56 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Re-laying loose pavers?

Re-laying loose pavers?

If you have some mortar, that would be better.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 27, 2017 12:29 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Skinah
Skinah
26 March

How to kill couch grass under trees?

How to kill couch grass under trees?

Thanks I think the poison is needed. The cardboard may work for most grasses but after three months the couch is still stealing nutrients from under the cardboard with…

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Skinah
Mar 26, 2017 8:23 pm
Jamie2548
Jamie2548
26 March

Cladding a retaining wall help

Cladding a retaining wall help

Hey everyone. We are currently deciding on how to go about cladding a new treated pine retaining wall. We have decided to go the stacking stone tiles but we are a bit…

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Jamie2548
Mar 26, 2017 7:33 pm
ChrisBirmele
ChrisBirmele
26 March

Surface water runoff issue ...

Surface water runoff issue ...

Great idea, never thought about such a solution ....

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ChrisBirmele
Mar 26, 2017 1:25 pm
algernon
algernon
25 March

Backyard size

Backyard size
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Note that when you mark out the dimensions in the park, the area will probably *look* smaller than the finished yard (with fences, house, other objects etc.) will…

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algernon
Mar 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Some good indoor plant suggestions?

Some good indoor plant suggestions?

Monsteria ZZ Calathea Dieffenbachia Kentia Palm Many succulents are also an overlooked option. Echeveria in particular. Umbrella tree. Syngonium Strelitzia nicolai pepperomia

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 25, 2017 10:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer

How to use chicken manure tea?

How to use chicken manure tea?

lol Get a aerator from an aquarium shop. Chuck a hand full of compost into a dirty old sock or your neighbours clean sock off their line. Brew the concoction with the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:54 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Shade tolerant hedge

Shade tolerant hedge

Correa "Bicheno Bell", Westringea (fruiticosa will grow in shade), Callistemon "Great Balls of Fire".

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Emerald kikuyu

Emerald kikuyu

Add some compost through it, and zeolite. The top 20-30cm You may have sandy loam which is nice.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
aloenyx
aloenyx
12 March

Landscape plans for CDC

Landscape plans for CDC

My estate has an example landscape plan, I just signed it and that's what my builder submitted.

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aloenyx
Mar 12, 2017 11:06 am
aloenyx

Landscape plans for council

Landscape plans for council

I don't know if this is still current but I'm doing my own now. I looked at lots of DA's that have been submitted to council and used the landscape designed as a template…

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 11, 2017 7:42 pm
Searching4 knowledge
PEARZ
PEARZ
10 March

Retaining wall help!!

Retaining wall help!!

Hi Cat_dunc, Yah just got notification that they have engineering report and applying for permits and works to get the retainer should be up by end of the month. After…

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PEARZ
Mar 10, 2017 10:36 am
PEARZ
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March

Weep Holes and Landscaping

Weep Holes and Landscaping

In WA, anything seems to go regardless of what the National Construction Code (NCC) states about weep holes or the Damp Proof Course (DPC). There are a few threads on…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2017 5:48 pm
SaveH2O

Mp rotator run times

Mp rotator run times

Look at using a Hunter Hydrawise controller. It's features help with running MP's. I'm big on these for good reason. Good advice above.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer

help with buffalo lawn!

help with buffalo lawn!

Not a believer in grubs being an issue and this is shared by many in senior turf management. Search my posts on lawn beetle. Wonderful lawn helpers. Fungicides should be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Crepe Myrtle Advice

Crepe Myrtle Advice

It will be fine. You want the lower stuff to get going. I'd bet that top branch snaps at some point in the future if the lower branches don't do some growing. It will take…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer

Pop up Sprinklers for Turf

Pop up Sprinklers for Turf

Hunter MP rotators are the benchmark for efficient irrigation. (No not subsurface) No brainer. Get from an proper irrigation shop. Also look at using the Hunter…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
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roscoepikotrain
Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm
greggles
greggles
7 March

Vertical Sleeper Screen

Vertical Sleeper Screen

Thanks Neville, Assume they would need to be at least 1/3 height to be buried. Would curious to know if compacted earth gave more flexibility to get them lined up well.…

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greggles
Mar 07, 2017 9:59 pm
Berek
Berek
7 March

Sentrel cable balustrade

Sentrel cable balustrade

My bad. I saw cable and googled pool fence. However you did say horizontal in your post which is what i was commenting on.

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Berek
Mar 07, 2017 9:38 pm

3m fall is the new 1m fall...

3m fall is the new 1m fall...

Bahahaha a great outlook you have. Pun intended

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needsausername
Mar 02, 2017 12:44 pm
needsausername
r13
r13
1 March

Pump required for large garden

Pump required for large garden

It would depend on the lph that your 4 sprinklers need. I have a few acres and I have run a 40mm green line poly as a ring around the yard and have 3 points where the…

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r13
Mar 01, 2017 1:22 pm
6banga
6banga
20 February

Concrete left by builders

Concrete left by builders

which builder the same happen to use they mashed I into the soil as well as the driveway gravel they provide when building. I jacked up and made them remove it. We…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 7:17 pm
6banga
6banga
20 February

What is this grass growing with buffalo?

What is this grass growing with buffalo?

The mini pic it didn't look anything like kikuyu but the larger pics looks a bit like kikuyu. Can you take an even closer image if its kikuyu you should be able to see…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Megan0870
Megan0870
10 February

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Hi All, We laid a Empire Zoysia lawn (in the heat) 2 weeks ago, however we've had days/week of very wet weather for a Perth Summer and I was wondering if the lawn needs…

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Megan0870
Feb 10, 2017 2:31 pm

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