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Vantage_35
Vantage_35
18 December 2016

Help identify this tree?

Help identify this tree?

OMG! That's it!!!!! YAY finally Thanks so much

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Vantage_35
Dec 18, 2016 7:50 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
17 December 2016

How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

The only thing more than turtle stated is a wetting agent as only water is needed to keep it green, and the wetting agent helps the soil absorb and disperse the moisture…

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SteveMc
Dec 17, 2016 10:00 pm
SteveMc
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Organic Compost Sydney for new 200mm topsoil

Organic Compost Sydney for new 200mm topsoil

You can use a 50/50 blend if you want. Then add some 80/20 topsoil for top dressing. Go along to a centre and have a look for yourself. I cant say who we are yet but we…

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 1:06 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

How should I deal with these weeds?

How should I deal with these weeds?

Yep pulling them out. Then lay some mulch like cypress to help inhibit the weeds.

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:55 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

How often to clip a new hedge

How often to clip a new hedge

Tip pruning will help the hedge grow bushier. I find it helps to have a string line or wall to measure the height you want. This might need to be adjusted at different…

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:51 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Retaining walls and Ingroudn irrigation

Retaining walls and Ingroudn irrigation

We are in Rouse Hill. But i cant say who we are

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:38 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
16 December 2016

Paved area higher than decking area

Paved area higher than decking area

whatever works best for you is great.

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Turtle1
Dec 16, 2016 12:34 pm
Turtle1
MrsT12
MrsT12
15 December 2016

Tree help (Victoria)

Tree help (Victoria)

Hi all! I was hoping someone could give me some suggestions for a tree? I know NOTHING about them, and am happy to research but need some suggestions to start me off!…

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MrsT12
Dec 15, 2016 3:39 pm
MrsT12
leni
leni
11 December 2016

How to determine irrigation schedule

How to determine irrigation schedule

Our gardens are 10 mins per station twice a week. I thought most states still had water restrictions?

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leni
Dec 11, 2016 12:51 am
leni
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
6 December 2016

Lilly Pilly dying in same area

Lilly Pilly dying in same area

If it's not physical damage, ie ring barking from line trimmer as mentioned above, or herbicide damage (from the lawn) then it's the soil. Check the PH Check for…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 06, 2016 6:09 pm
Marcey25
Marcey25
6 December 2016

HELP! Lawn Questions

HELP! Lawn Questions

Thanks for the replies. We went to a garden centre and what we're trying 1st is to spray the grass to kill the weeds. It seems to kind of be working. The dandelion weeds…

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Marcey25
Dec 06, 2016 1:58 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Matilda Buffao Grass Patches

Matilda Buffao Grass Patches

Try both of the above :) Cow manure can help but the dog might like it too much :)

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:29 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Buffalo lawn-patchy. Help?

Buffalo lawn-patchy. Help?

Give it a good feed and water in. Also agree to potential fungus attack. Also only water in the morning.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:26 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Future retaining wall

Future retaining wall

Used railway sleepers are a great option.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:00 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Best Sydney Turf Variety

Best Sydney Turf Variety

Sir Walter is popular and pretty hardy.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:57 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Nature strips without lawns

Nature strips without lawns
1 ... 5, 6, 7

mmm one metre of wither driveway doesn't leave much room for plant growth. What about the foliage. trimmed to one metre as well :)

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:46 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners
1 ... 12, 13, 14

wow lots of posts. Use the right vegie mix. Soil mix is very important.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:43 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant
1, 2, 3

Mulch is fantastic to use and also helps to cut down weeds and moisture retention. Love the way it gives back to the soil as well.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:42 am
Turtle1
appsmartvn
appsmartvn
5 December 2016

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Ahhh, but tyres are an environmental nightmare and contaminate ground water and harm soil health. There have been significant studies into the use of recycled tyres and…

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appsmartvn
Dec 05, 2016 10:18 pm
shamuscassar.sc
shamuscassar.sc
5 December 2016

Seasonal trees

Seasonal trees

There are many varieties available. They are deciduous though. We have a combination of evergreen and deciduous trees to complement each other. The crabapple we have a…

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shamuscassar.sc
Dec 05, 2016 4:41 am
Althom
Althom
1 December 2016

Analog sprinkler timers?

Analog sprinkler timers?

HPM have one for $18 outdoor rated at Bunnings

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Althom
Dec 01, 2016 11:35 am
Althom
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 November 2016

Yuccas

Yuccas

Yeah they are extensive like any tree when they are huge, these ones aren't huge. Seriously though, get a qualified arborist to inspect the trees. It won't cost much,…

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BeatrixKiddo
Nov 28, 2016 9:13 pm
kirk
kirk
27 November 2016

My not so sweet viburnum

My not so sweet viburnum

aus_buster how'd you Sweet Vib end up? I've just planted 10 and they are suffering quite badly from "sunburn".

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kirk
Nov 27, 2016 9:55 pm
Sabrinacharlie2016
Sabrinacharlie2016
23 November 2016

How can I prptect myself and solve this issue?

How can I prptect myself and solve this issue?

hi good evening. I hired someone to do the decking for me which cost me $5k. He "finished" the job and asked me to pay $4500 and leave $500 to pay after I review the…

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Sabrinacharlie2016
Nov 23, 2016 9:23 pm
onggie
onggie
15 November 2016

To paint or stain (timber paling fence)

To paint or stain (timber paling fence)

Neighbour painted his fence woodland grey, the fence is a ezy clip fence so the posts and frame are already woodland grey. Looks great.

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onggie
Nov 15, 2016 5:17 pm
kek
kek
15 November 2016

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ! Fu needs our help

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ! Fu needs our help

Sorry for the very late reply; I've been MIA for quite a while... Flynn's fundraising page is still open, and the family are still battling in every way you can imagine.…

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kek
Nov 15, 2016 3:05 pm
kek
simply_sean
simply_sean
15 November 2016

New sod - Questions on seasol, powerfeed and molasses

New sod - Questions on seasol, powerfeed and molasses

Hi everyone, I've got new sod in my backyard that was laid about 10 days ago. The sod is just beginning to knit in really well and is getting harder to lift on the…

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simply_sean
Nov 15, 2016 2:37 pm
bg100
bg100
14 November 2016

Stone retaining wall - advice needed

Stone retaining wall - advice needed

Hi, just bumping this thread again. I have decided to go with a dry stack wall as I have found enough large rocks to do the job. I have read many varying opinions on…

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bg100
Nov 14, 2016 8:18 pm
Althom
Althom
13 November 2016

Landscaping ideas for back fence garden bed - need suggestio

Landscaping ideas for back fence garden bed - need suggestio

Similar situation. Put up a lattice frame and planted Star Jasmine. 5 years on lattice has all but disappeared under green growth and flowers

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Althom
Nov 13, 2016 10:24 pm
Althom
tomc
tomc
13 November 2016

Tree Removal in Brisbane

Tree Removal in Brisbane

Tall Timbers Tree Services offer superior service and knowledge in all aspects of the tree business.with a free no obligation quote.

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tomc
Nov 13, 2016 12:10 pm
kirk
kirk
9 November 2016

Irrigation main line above ground?

Irrigation main line above ground?

Nice one. Thanks for all the great info. Sound like keeping it above ground where I need to is the way to go.

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kirk
Nov 09, 2016 10:57 am
dleesteere
dleesteere
4 November 2016

Dark coloured liquid limestone

Dark coloured liquid limestone

Hi, I'm looking to resurface (i.e. spray) the tiles in my bathroom before I sell the house. I was hoping someone could recommend a company in Perth that does good quality…

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dleesteere
Nov 04, 2016 3:10 pm
djblurr
djblurr
3 November 2016

Sedgehammer

Sedgehammer

Hi there lads, I've got a quick question about this beauty product I found for killing nut grass - "Sedgehammer". The instructions say mix 1.3g into approx 10L and that…

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djblurr
Nov 03, 2016 4:05 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
1 November 2016

Tree suggestions for side driveway

Tree suggestions for side driveway

Thanks shamuscassar will look at that

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Crazyk
Nov 01, 2016 6:22 am
Crazyk
shanil86
shanil86
30 October 2016

Front porch accessibility

Front porch accessibility

Thanks! Thinking of doing that, 190mm step from driveway with 1.2m wide pathway across, one step to porch, and at the end of the porch (base of the pillar) another 190mm step.

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shanil86
Oct 30, 2016 3:14 pm
jarunit
jarunit
29 October 2016

soil amendments - Sydney siders

soil amendments - Sydney siders
1, 2

Hi BeatrixKiddo, I am currently just about to start the process of removing/replacing existing lawn in backyard. I am doing it all this week and was also in two minds…

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jarunit
Oct 29, 2016 9:59 pm
6banga
6banga
29 October 2016

Seamungus Fertiliser

Seamungus Fertiliser

Hi Everyone. I put sown a whole bag of seamungos on my buffalo turf today its the plant variety as its all I could get. I just picked up handfuls and chucked it etc then…

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6banga
Oct 29, 2016 4:02 pm
MJT
MJT
27 October 2016

Timber Retaining Wall

Timber Retaining Wall

Timber is cheaper, and can look quite nice. Just be prepared to possibly have to do some maintenance or replacement of the wood in a few years. Also, don't let the soil…

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MJT
Oct 27, 2016 10:14 pm
braddy_
braddy_
27 October 2016

Rendered front fence

Rendered front fence

Hello, Our house is hopefully about to start getting built. I am considering getting our front fence done in a brick (cinder block?) Rendered look. Who type of trade…

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braddy_
Oct 27, 2016 6:12 am
TomCat
TomCat
27 October 2016

How long have you kept plants in pots before planting?

How long have you kept plants in pots before planting?

I started buying my plants (palms) in pots three years ago. Repotted once into very big pots. They got pretty established. Saved a lot of money

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TomCat
Oct 27, 2016 12:49 am
TomCat
vonsta76
vonsta76
26 October 2016

Landscaping labourer?

Landscaping labourer?

Check out this site for info on landscaping. Might find a landscaper too! https://nswlandscaping.wordpress.com/

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vonsta76
Oct 26, 2016 8:14 am
vonsta76
IncredibleBulk
IncredibleBulk
24 October 2016

Help me decide - Complete backyard do-over

Help me decide - Complete backyard do-over

Decided to put this on hold until next year. Will be a constant struggle to keep the wild grass out until they finish building behind us

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IncredibleBulk
Oct 24, 2016 8:30 am
6banga
6banga
22 October 2016

Buffalo sod worm/army worm attack

Buffalo sod worm/army worm attack

Hi There On your second link I have the white ones shown that look like witch grubs. I'm pretty sure its probably going to turn into a plagu population that's why I would…

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6banga
Oct 22, 2016 7:10 am
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its
Oct 19, 2016 2:25 pm
Charley
Charley
17 October 2016

How to get my new grass green again

How to get my new grass green again

Have you tried watering with seasol?

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Charley
Oct 17, 2016 8:33 pm
BL35ED
BL35ED
16 October 2016

Concrete Driveway options

Concrete Driveway options

Yeap im leaning the same way...

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BL35ED
Oct 16, 2016 2:10 pm
Cranzy
Cranzy
16 October 2016

Required compost for new lawn.

Required compost for new lawn.

Thanks for the info. So you are saying you don't really enrich the soil as it is just sand which holds no water and nutrients?

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Cranzy
Oct 16, 2016 12:32 pm
Cranzy


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