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ring09
ring09
12 November 2012

Any electricians out there - question on Water Feature

Any electricians out there - question on Water Feature

If your removing the 240v pump you could possibly do it your self, either way there is no guarantee that it will work, the pump may not…

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ring09
Nov 12, 2012 10:53 am
ring09
yvette72
yvette72
11 November 2012

Plants around the pool - help

Plants around the pool - help

donot go with any pumps that drop nuts they wreck your filter ,pumps and cleaners

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yvette72
Nov 11, 2012 10:41 am
refs_unperson
refs_unperson
10 November 2012

Small problem with drip irrigation installation

Small problem with drip irrigation installation

Hi Steve, A drop a second (actual, not apothecaries) is 13 litres per day. One drop every minute is... The plastic ratchet clamps can pinch…

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refs_unperson
Nov 10, 2012 12:53 pm
applor
applor
10 November 2012

EZ turf very water dependant - how's yours?

EZ turf very water dependant - how's yours?
1, 2, 3

Yes maybe but probably not. The houses in my area are mostly all defense force rented homes and they don't really do much gardening or have suitable areas to use it…

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applor
Nov 10, 2012 10:13 am
kek
kek
9 November 2012

Who am I gonna call?

Who am I gonna call?

If I was removing them, I'd go to the garden shed, grab a pair of long-handled loppers, a pruning saw, a spade and probably a crowbar and just DIY. How hard can it be? :th:

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kek
Nov 09, 2012 1:52 pm
kek
Lot927
Lot927
8 November 2012

Fake Grass ?

Fake Grass ?

Who have you used? Are you doing the same sort of thing around a pool? Do you have before shots?

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Lot927
Nov 08, 2012 11:20 am
maximus
maximus
6 November 2012

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

Battery Powered Lawn Mowers

I have a HomeLite cordless electric Mower I got from bunnings about 2-3 years ago. I've never had any trouble with it. It's ideal for my small lawn at around 12m x…

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maximus
Nov 06, 2012 12:03 am
maximus
coobri
coobri
5 November 2012

Cheap pavers in Melbourne

Cheap pavers in Melbourne

Boral have a 2nds site in Deer Park that…

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coobri
Nov 05, 2012 9:53 pm
kek
kek
5 November 2012

Deck question -paint or replace

Deck question -paint or replace

How much of the decking is twisted or split? We rejuvenated our 20-year old deck, replacing a few twisted or split boards and then giving the whole thing a coat of decking…

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kek
Nov 05, 2012 8:34 pm
kek

There are lots of groundcover plants with dense growth habits - you could install a garden bed, mulch it and plant a number of small plants which will spread to cover the…

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kek
Nov 05, 2012 8:25 pm
kek
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
3 November 2012

Lawn concerns with pictures.

Lawn concerns with pictures.

I have tall Fescue. It must not be cut low, particularly in Summer. Preparation is everything. A bit late for that now but you could try forking it.

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SaveH2O
Nov 03, 2012 10:05 pm
SaveH2O
siouxsie
siouxsie
1 November 2012

Lilydale toppings question

Lilydale toppings question

Thanks everyone for the fantastic advice. I love this forum :D I think I'll lay the crushed rock first and then the toppings, and make sure to compact each layer. Cheers, Sue

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siouxsie
Nov 01, 2012 6:23 pm

Incase you wanted pics of synthetic lawn.. ours was installed today.. We now have our maintenance free, 60% cooler than pavers/concrete and CSIRO approved turf around the…

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Lot927
Nov 01, 2012 4:11 pm
Krilnik
Krilnik
1 November 2012

Nature strips and councils choice of trees

Nature strips and councils choice of trees

I have several ironbacks in my backyard. One is leaning heavily and is bringing the fence down with it. My kids play under it. I can honestly say there is no place for…

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Krilnik
Nov 01, 2012 10:27 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
31 October 2012

Veg Garden and Mushroom Compost

Veg Garden and Mushroom Compost

A better balance would be best. I would add a mix of 1/4 mush compost 1/4 organic compost and 1/2 screened soil (if you have soil left over from your site use that…

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 31, 2012 11:07 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
31 October 2012

Murraya paniculata VS Choisya tenata

Murraya paniculata VS Choisya tenata

I have both. The murrayas are wonderful during the warmer months with fragrant flowers but do go a little off colour over winter if exposed to the cold. This is Melbourne…

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 31, 2012 10:58 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
31 October 2012

buffalo grass - lack of water?

buffalo grass - lack of water?

Yeah it should be fine. I prefer liquid as its easier to apply and its watered in at the same time. Brunnings do one that works well enough, its avaliable in most big box…

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 31, 2012 9:10 am
Localau
Localau
30 October 2012

Starting a compost tumbler

Starting a compost tumbler

Good Day!!Tumbler is nice to use..Thanks for sharing..

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Localau
Oct 30, 2012 11:31 am
Casa2
Casa2
29 October 2012

Getting ready for and laying turf - height question

Getting ready for and laying turf - height question

Soil mix is hard to say. Maybe 50% clay, 50% topsoil with some shale fragments through it. By half compacted I mean it hasn't been run over by vehicles, but has been…

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Casa2
Oct 29, 2012 8:27 pm
akashra
akashra
29 October 2012

Question about paving.

Question about paving.

Absolutely, over time ground underneath will compact, and even small amounts will lead to unevenness. While you can use a vibrating plate to compact it while you're…

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akashra
Oct 29, 2012 1:21 pm
Althom
Althom
27 October 2012

Empire Zoysia in Perth - Paging Fu Manchu! :P

Empire Zoysia in Perth - Paging Fu Manchu! :P

3 Quotes and Darren was the cheapest and obviously had much better horticultural knowledge. A lot of landscapers are good at paths, raised beds etc but have no plant knowledge.

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Althom
Oct 27, 2012 11:43 am
Althom
Meggles
Meggles
27 October 2012

Mixing grasses? Reviving a mess of a lawn.

Mixing grasses? Reviving a mess of a lawn.

Thanks for the reply kek. Anyone else got any advice? Is the general consensus that you should hand weed instead of spraying?

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Meggles
Oct 27, 2012 11:42 am
Meggles
manger
manger
26 October 2012

Recommend cold climate turf

Recommend cold climate turf

Thank you, I will. I have another question. Do I need a barrier to separate a lawn from the vegetable bed ? I am making a raised vegetable bed like 20-30cm high next to…

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manger
Oct 26, 2012 11:41 pm
sco77k
sco77k
26 October 2012

Agave dying!

Agave dying!

thanks Lex! I will leave them and see what happens!

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sco77k
Oct 26, 2012 4:15 pm
sco77k
applor
applor
25 October 2012

Lots of WEEDS in EZ Turf

Lots of WEEDS in EZ Turf

I think our EZ must be of similar ages. I put mine down in March. I had weeds pop up all through winter. Most are easily removed but the worst was a few patches of…

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applor
Oct 25, 2012 3:41 pm
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
25 October 2012

Retaining Thread

Retaining Thread

thanks guys and gals after all the working out for over a week and sleepless nights we had our local excavator out (who originally did the walls) for another look and to…

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theoneandonly?
Oct 25, 2012 6:55 am
NiMa
NiMa
24 October 2012

Sir Walter Buffalo

Sir Walter Buffalo

Thanks Guys.

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NiMa
Oct 24, 2012 7:44 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
22 October 2012

Help: sludge pile... nothing but weeds grow!

Help: sludge pile... nothing but weeds grow!

Sounds like you need some swamp-loving, low-light plants there :lol: . Does it get any sunlight or did you mean literally none at all??

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Treeseachanger
Oct 22, 2012 10:44 pm
akashra
akashra
22 October 2012

Yet another 'Suggest me plant' thread.

Yet another 'Suggest me plant' thread.

Not a lot. You just need to make sure you have something as a backing to hold the branches in place to how you want them to grow. You're just wiring/tying the branches…

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akashra
Oct 22, 2012 12:12 pm
NiMa
NiMa
21 October 2012

Automatic Popup Lawn Sprinkler System

Automatic Popup Lawn Sprinkler System

Hi Guys Thanks a lot for your replies and sorry for the delay posting this. Last Friday, 19 Oct 12 I got Sir Walter Buffalo installed. Also, I asked the Landscaper to…

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NiMa
Oct 21, 2012 12:11 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
19 October 2012

Help me to choose a natural grass for my landscaping

Help me to choose a natural grass for my landscaping

You cant go wrong with any of the big name buffalo's like Palmetto, Sir walter, Kings pride (bit brown in winter) Can also recommend nara, i have some in melb and it…

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 19, 2012 7:36 pm
applor
applor
19 October 2012

Basic reticulation off mains tap

Basic reticulation off mains tap

Hi everyone, Just hoping for some advice on what I would like to do. I would like to setup a very basic reticulation system. Im talking 3, maybe 4 MP rotators and…

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applor
Oct 19, 2012 4:30 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 October 2012

Bindies!!! A whole acre to deal with....

Bindies!!! A whole acre to deal with....

My dad used to make me walk up and down the backyard with my thongs for 10 bucks…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 19, 2012 4:23 pm
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tstr1a
Oct 19, 2012 2:06 pm
Belial
Belial
19 October 2012

Rotting Timber!!!?

Rotting Timber!!!?

Something that may aid in your decision making if you go down the timber route again. The In-ground natural durability of Australian…

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Belial
Oct 19, 2012 11:19 am
Belial
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
19 October 2012

Types of site drainage pipes ?!?!?!

Types of site drainage pipes ?!?!?!

i was at the place where we are looking at getting our rainwater tank from yesterday arvo and was talking to him about the sealed underground system and drains around the…

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theoneandonly?
Oct 19, 2012 9:05 am
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tengals
Oct 19, 2012 8:06 am
PHL
PHL
17 October 2012

Water systems

Water systems

I use a drippers for my shrubs, fruit trees and planter box, and MP Rotators for my lawn. Used to have sub-surface irrigation with pressure compensated sealed emitters…

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PHL
Oct 17, 2012 10:47 pm
EmeryBB
EmeryBB
17 October 2012

Laying turf question

Laying turf question

Sorry for hijacking the thread Titch101. Beatrixkiddo, I remember you posted somewhere saying adding sand to clay soil if the turf area is to play on. My local nursery…

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EmeryBB
Oct 17, 2012 4:39 pm
travelbug
travelbug
16 October 2012

how to fill hole left by above ground pool??

how to fill hole left by above ground pool??

You could ring a local pool builder. They are always looking for places to dump soil that they remove from installing pools. Tell them you'll take the clean fill for…

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travelbug
Oct 16, 2012 7:31 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
16 October 2012

When to use Lime and Potash?

When to use Lime and Potash?

I have 3 stone-fruit trees, 2 apple trees, strawberries and a small variety of vegetables growing at the minute - capsicums, tomatoes, climbing beans, spinach, etc. When…

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First_Timer_Ray
Oct 16, 2012 2:02 pm
First_Timer_Ray
sohnaeo
sohnaeo
15 October 2012

Cut and Fill Dirt

Cut and Fill Dirt

Thanks guys, I want to grown grass lawn. It would be cheaper for me if I use cut/fill dirt.

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sohnaeo
Oct 15, 2012 11:47 am
bashworth
bashworth
14 October 2012

Easements

Easements

There is no problem building a raised garden bed over an easement as long as its not over a manhole. Its only an issue if you want to put a building over the easement.

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bashworth
Oct 14, 2012 10:18 pm
bashworth
tengals
tengals
12 October 2012

travellers palm or nicholai palm

travellers palm or nicholai palm

thankyou thats all i need to know what about bird of paradise?

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tengals
Oct 12, 2012 6:48 pm
Harry_ss
Harry_ss
8 October 2012

WREXTER's LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - PLANT PHOTOS!

WREXTER's LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - PLANT PHOTOS!
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Wow. What a difference. Great plant selection too.

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Harry_ss
Oct 08, 2012 5:41 pm
kek
kek
7 October 2012

Please help me trim/cut my tree

Please help me trim/cut my tree

Thanks for the reply Kek. Can i cut as in this…

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kek
Oct 07, 2012 4:08 pm
kek
Someday
Someday
7 October 2012

Do landscape designers do consultations for a basic design?

Do landscape designers do consultations for a basic design?

Hoping someone might be able to lead me in the right direction. We have an established garden but we have a few things we'd like to change about it (primarily creating…

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Someday
Oct 07, 2012 1:53 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
6 October 2012

Sick-looking Cycas

Sick-looking Cycas

Will do. Thinking of moving it to some more sheltered position.

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JazzyJess
Oct 06, 2012 9:19 pm
off2theburbs
off2theburbs
5 October 2012

Design and plants for the new house

Design and plants for the new house

Thanks !!! All natives so a couple of months of good watering in, now thick layer of mulch and then a nice self sufficient garden that needs little to know water !!!

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off2theburbs
Oct 05, 2012 4:22 pm

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