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palm trees along front fence.

palm trees along front fence.

palms and waterwise don't mix unfortunately.

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 8:20 pm
The Garden Whisperer
kornjen
kornjen
30 July 2012

moving trees

moving trees

just an update on this.. the tree has died.. I reported the case to our council.. they removed the tree after 3 days... and is for replacement..

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kornjen
Jul 30, 2012 3:54 pm

Preparing soil for lawn what sand?

Preparing soil for lawn what sand?

You need to ensure zeolite is added through the structure. I would add some sand blended through with clay soils. 15% compost ratio is all that is required. We have done…

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The Garden Whisperer
Jul 30, 2012 11:31 am
The Garden Whisperer
bashworth
bashworth
30 July 2012

Moss Rock retaining wall over 1M needs council approval?

Moss Rock retaining wall over 1M needs council approval?

Its more something you could go to the council and ask for an opinion on from them - not ignoring them!

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bashworth
Jul 30, 2012 6:06 am
bashworth
Broom
Broom
28 July 2012

Landscape Design / Concept for one Acre

Landscape Design / Concept for one Acre

Look up "Cherub" on this forum, he is a landscape designer based in Cronulla? I think :th: NSW somewhere... He recently did a landscape design for our 2acres & we're based…

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Broom
Jul 28, 2012 8:38 pm
Broom
Rowena
Rowena
28 July 2012

The Block - Dan and Danis Bamboo

The Block - Dan and Danis Bamboo

The beauty of using bamboo is it's perfect for really narrow and shallow garden beds. Most bamboos have a shallow root system, so you only need up to 50cm depth (hence why…

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Rowena
Jul 28, 2012 12:46 pm
Rowena
Jaans
Jaans
25 July 2012

garden accent lighting

garden accent lighting

There are quite a few DIY Garden Light options available. Some more expensive than others. The just of it is that you'll need to determine how many lights you want and…

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Jaans
Jul 25, 2012 1:20 pm

Ive got a whole heap of tree branches/tree limbs that I've got to dispose of. If the minister of finance would approve the purchase of a mulcher i would mulch it up and…

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jzell67
Jul 20, 2012 8:42 pm
kornjen
kornjen
23 July 2012

doing my own decking? what do i need

doing my own decking? what do i need

hehe.. sorry mate.. will ask the council... 5m x 5m is 25m².....which is larger than 10m² You're better to check…

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kornjen
Jul 23, 2012 8:28 am
sherro1
sherro1
16 July 2012

Can anyone recommend a paver for Melbourne (Keysborough)

Can anyone recommend a paver for Melbourne (Keysborough)

Hi All, Am building a new home on the Somerfield Estate in Keysborough and we have decided to use our small backyard space and side of house by way of paving, as we dont…

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sherro1
Jul 16, 2012 10:20 am
vkee
vkee
11 July 2012

Some doubts after landscaping appointment

Some doubts after landscaping appointment

I've recently built in Sydney in a fairly new estate and was required to complete our landscaping before our OC was issued. I'm sure there are estates that are more…

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vkee
Jul 11, 2012 11:47 pm
budgnbear
budgnbear
11 July 2012

Seeking landscape design/builder reccs - W/Syd or Hills

Seeking landscape design/builder reccs - W/Syd or Hills

As the title suggests I'm looking for landscapers in Western Sydney Or Hills district for our new house/land, which is nearing completion. If you've had a great…

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budgnbear
Jul 11, 2012 6:24 pm
bashworth
bashworth
4 July 2012

Advice Needed : Sewer Manhole and stormwater in backyard

Advice Needed : Sewer Manhole and stormwater in backyard

Sydney Water may charge to raise the MH All water Authorities are different about this. But putting more soil on the top should be no problem.

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bashworth
Jul 04, 2012 5:06 pm
bashworth
mberv
mberv
3 July 2012

Landscaping / retaining walls in Williams landing

Landscaping / retaining walls in Williams landing

Looking for landscaper who may be able to assist in the Williams Landing area, please PM me.

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mberv
Jul 03, 2012 6:16 pm

Hi everyone! We are not even started our build yet, but are trying to work out budgets and get ahead of the 8 ball with regards to further plans for our outdoor…

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Matt+Jo
Jul 01, 2012 6:03 pm
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
1 July 2012

Draft landscape plans

Draft landscape plans

I think thats a great idea... I guess once our house is built, i'm really going to find out how "handy" i am in the garden! haha

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Matt+Jo
Jul 01, 2012 5:25 pm
Matt+Jo
citystop
citystop
28 June 2012

How to protect paling fence against garden soil ?

How to protect paling fence against garden soil ?

I have a long paling fence around the backyard and would like to create garden beds along the fence, in order to protect the fence, it seems it needs to avoid direct…

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citystop
Jun 28, 2012 9:47 pm
Krilnik
Krilnik
25 June 2012

turf rejuvenation

turf rejuvenation

I wouldn't cut, but see what other people think aswell. I'd throw some Seamungus on it. Water it in with Gogo Juice or Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses etc etc. Don't go…

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Krilnik
Jun 25, 2012 8:16 am
langleyp
langleyp
25 June 2012

Art Deco House Gates

Art Deco House Gates

Thanks for that. Much appreciated. Phil

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langleyp
Jun 25, 2012 6:14 am
CC101
CC101
23 June 2012

Shon's Garden - Such a big day! With pics

Shon's Garden - Such a big day! With pics
1 ... 4, 5, 6

Hi Shon - your lawn has come up pretty good. Can you pm me details / contact number for the brickpaver please. Did he do good job. I need more than 100 sqm paved SOR. thanks

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CC101
Jun 23, 2012 10:12 pm
Lot927
Lot927
21 June 2012

Caravan Storage????

Caravan Storage????

Megg, we are the opposite, we have just sold our 24ft Sterling.. that was only 12 months old. It will not ever fit in our front yard so we are downsizing our van. It was…

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Lot927
Jun 21, 2012 6:47 pm
d@n
d@n
21 June 2012

Decking on 'The Block'

Decking on 'The Block'

With the swift deck I think the boards need a ridge on both sides of the board for it to clip in. Not 100% certain but probably something to check. There's a few of these…

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d@n
Jun 21, 2012 2:19 pm
suspct
suspct
20 June 2012

HEBEL

HEBEL

Hi bumping again... im looking at using this system: http://www.sidsplace.com.au/Hebel_fence.pdf i want to creat a front fence 10m long, using this system, my plan is…

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suspct
Jun 20, 2012 8:17 am
JDTservices
JDTservices
18 June 2012

Try this for a twist

Try this for a twist

That's some quality ART!

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JDTservices
Jun 18, 2012 10:40 pm
bronj
bronj
18 June 2012

Best Place For Garden Ornaments in Melbourne?

Best Place For Garden Ornaments in Melbourne?

I don't know about cheapest, but there's one on springvale road that is pretty good - http://www.whitehousegardens.com.au

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bronj
Jun 18, 2012 12:31 pm
megg
megg
17 June 2012

plant ID pls...

plant ID pls...

Hi, it looks like what I have in my street and down my driveway. If it is it's Pyrus calleryana, or Chanticleer pear. It will grow to about 7 metres high and is quite…

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megg
Jun 17, 2012 10:28 pm
megg

Today we purchased a Snow Fountain weeping Cherry on sale for $85. I definately think its the right choice for our front yard. I still may get a Crepe Myrtle or something…

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dazandstace
Jun 17, 2012 5:26 pm
dazandstace
kyton
kyton
15 June 2012

cost estimate - retaining walls and turfing

cost estimate - retaining walls and turfing

JDT have you approached HomeOne regarding advertising on this forum?

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kyton
Jun 15, 2012 12:06 pm
kyton
george74
george74
14 June 2012

Landscaping - block view to road or make sure it is open?

Landscaping - block view to road or make sure it is open?

Make sure the hedges don't block the view of cars making the turn at the corner. Then, plant a flowerbed at the corner to serve as a focal point of the landscape and…

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george74
Jun 14, 2012 3:22 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
12 June 2012

Peach tree - big branches below a graft union - what to do ?

Peach tree - big branches below a graft union - what to do ?

Actually now looking at it, it appears to be a double graft. Just cut the little stem out of the middle.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 12, 2012 9:02 pm

Here are some pics as of today. From side…

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Bindi77
Jun 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Hi, This a clad granny flat I'm building now. One side of the building, where the sliding door is located, is about 0.8m under the natural land as shown in this…

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devank
Jun 08, 2012 10:27 pm
devank
cattycatcat
cattycatcat
7 June 2012

Moving dirt and filling holes

Moving dirt and filling holes

Thank you for your reply! I'll have a good search tonight ready for Saturday :) Sent from my iPhone so please excuse my spelling mist cakes ;)

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cattycatcat
Jun 07, 2012 10:52 am
cattycatcat
Mclaren
Mclaren
7 June 2012

Turning clay to soil, help please

Turning clay to soil, help please

Hi ccc, this is the thread you want to read ... don't stress if you can't find all the additives even just adding organic compost which you can get in bags if that's…

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Mclaren
Jun 07, 2012 9:00 am
Mclaren
jzell67
jzell67
6 June 2012

finished level of landscaping against house

finished level of landscaping against house

i would slope the dirt so it runs away from the house as well. Once you plant you can lay the pebbles/mulch/whatever so the ground looks level but the dirt is slanting.

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jzell67
Jun 06, 2012 8:59 pm
mgg
mgg
6 June 2012

Drainage problems in yard

Drainage problems in yard

Hi H1 Team! We've got a few issues with drainage in our backyard. Back story is that we're on the side of a slope and have a number of cuts and retaining done to…

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mgg
Jun 06, 2012 9:58 am
ELH05
ELH05
6 June 2012

Twinside/Concrete Sleepers - Cheapest in Perth ?

Twinside/Concrete Sleepers - Cheapest in Perth ?

Hi guys We are building a garden retaining wall for quite a large amount of dirt - the wall needs to be 700mm high around abouts. Has anyone done a retaining wall with…

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ELH05
Jun 06, 2012 9:00 am
willcres
willcres
5 June 2012

First things to do, new house

First things to do, new house

Sorry if this is listed somewhere, I only have access to Tapatalk at the moment and the search function isn't great! So we have moved into a…

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willcres
Jun 05, 2012 1:20 pm
willcres
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 June 2012

Recommendations for paving services - Melbourne

Recommendations for paving services - Melbourne

Okay, so technically this probably belongs in paving and concreting, but I figure the folk in landscaping are more likely to be able to recommend a paver for this job.…

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Elizabeth
Jun 04, 2012 9:23 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
2 June 2012

level between planting and grass

level between planting and grass

I prefer the lawn and edging the same level with the planting area soil mounded slightly higher and mulch on top of that. Its personal taste really, mulch will get flicked…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 02, 2012 5:29 pm
mgilla
mgilla
2 June 2012

Agi pipe problem

Agi pipe problem

The water will take the easiest route, so running through the rock and out under the wall is an easier route than through the sock. The main thing is the water is getting…

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mgilla
Jun 02, 2012 4:32 pm
dreamcometrue
dreamcometrue
1 June 2012

CheerupCharlies Landscaping UPDATED with PICS 31 MAY

CheerupCharlies Landscaping UPDATED with PICS 31 MAY

Isn't it great to have some greenery? :D Clivia's look great in pots too. I have the same kind of clothesline but have found that I never use just half. Mostly cause I…

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dreamcometrue
Jun 01, 2012 3:25 pm
dreamcometrue
kek
kek
31 May 2012

Spray on lawn seed, Northern suburbs, Melbourne.

Spray on lawn seed, Northern suburbs, Melbourne.

I've seen them around, so I know they exist, but haven't noticed business names. You could maybe try logging a request on Service Central or one of those sites?

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kek
May 31, 2012 9:30 pm
kek
SpunkyPrincess
SpunkyPrincess
30 May 2012

Kwik Kerb

Kwik Kerb

I think I will get some Kwik Kerb done around the yard to get the ball rolling for our yard completion. Has anyone had it done already? Love it? How much roughly is it? Im…

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SpunkyPrincess
May 30, 2012 2:23 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
29 May 2012

Can I grow a lawn here?

Can I grow a lawn here?

Hi alfadog, Grantic sand is like a gravel as in you compact it and it goes nice and firm but it still allows water to penetrate. Very useful on slopes to slow water…

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BeatrixKiddo
May 29, 2012 11:59 am


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