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Lot927
Lot927
24 May 2012

Entertaining Areas

Entertaining Areas

Hi We are debating what to do with our entertaining areas. The alfresco that is part of the home is quite small. Great for a small group gathering. We have just…

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Lot927
May 24, 2012 1:27 am
davinci
davinci
22 May 2012

Hole size required for H channel retaining wall?

Hole size required for H channel retaining wall?

min 300mm dia. hole for 1mtr or below and then as per engineer's rec's.

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davinci
May 22, 2012 9:31 pm
davinci
Buttercup
Buttercup
21 May 2012

Mixing two different creepers along a fence line?

Mixing two different creepers along a fence line?

We had a Banksia Rose as well as Jasmine along the fence in our old house and it looked great but you do need to keep the banksia prunned every few months.

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Buttercup
May 21, 2012 6:11 pm
Buttercup
Newbie_Irrigator
Newbie_Irrigator
21 May 2012

Basics

Basics

Hi Fu I am renovating my first house and am getting some paving done under the patio. I would like to connect the mains tap to some pipe to run under the paving so I can…

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Newbie_Irrigator
May 21, 2012 1:47 am
The Vans
The Vans
19 May 2012

Curbing

Curbing

Thank you for that! Our landscaper with the estate and included in our package, will do it for $16 per L/M so very happy to hear your prices!!! Although with the…

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The Vans
May 19, 2012 10:31 pm
The Vans
cherub
cherub
19 May 2012

Agi Pipe Solution to keep water out - Advice needed

Agi Pipe Solution to keep water out - Advice needed

Would use the logs, have pulled many agg drains laid incorrectly which are blocked (sock is no where near as thick as material used on logs) Subsoil drainage should have…

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cherub
May 19, 2012 10:47 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
16 May 2012

Pre-emrgent weed killers

Pre-emrgent weed killers

Dont bother with a pre emergent herbicides. They are more for professionally managed landscapes than domestic gardens. They require a chem users certification to apply…

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BeatrixKiddo
May 16, 2012 5:41 pm
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
16 May 2012

small garden wall construction

small garden wall construction

Hi everyone. So to the rear of my backyard a would like to build a small garden bed. Around 600mm high x 16m long. Now behind that is a timber capped and lapped fence.…

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NEWLYWEDS
May 16, 2012 12:59 pm
tempura
tempura
16 May 2012

Telstra Pit (Landscape Solution)

Telstra Pit (Landscape Solution)

No worries .. thanks for all your replies. By the sound of it, seems that the frequency of tech coming in is almost none, so it's peace of mind. :)

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tempura
May 16, 2012 12:23 pm
tempura
applor
applor
15 May 2012

Opinions on my soil, organic compost and grass

Opinions on my soil, organic compost and grass
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Hello Jaans! Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on for a while. It is still growing very strong - well most of it. I have one small patch which still gets heat…

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applor
May 15, 2012 2:14 pm
Laila
Laila
14 May 2012

Help a beginner with garden layout

Help a beginner with garden layout

The eye is immediately drawn to the truck in the garage and I'm assuming it's usually there, when contructing the new garden bed next to the door you may think about…

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Laila
May 14, 2012 7:39 pm
Laila
Laila
14 May 2012

Garden design cost...

Garden design cost...

We got a designer out from a fancy garden design company, our reasoning is because we wanted to make best use of our small space and we had an issue with levels. First he…

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Laila
May 14, 2012 7:23 pm
djh53
djh53
13 May 2012

Coloured concrete pricing Perth

Coloured concrete pricing Perth

We paid $1400 for 45 sq. m. about six months ago. Add seventy bucks for oxide I supplied. I didn't take the cheapest quote - bloke who got the job was highly…

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djh53
May 13, 2012 8:27 pm

Tree Selection - Oran Park (NSW)

Tree Selection - Oran Park (NSW)

Hi dvestate. One of my very favorite deciduous trees would have to be the crepe myrtle (Lagerstroemia). :z: Its a deciduous, vase-shaped tree about 6-8m tall. It has…

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kezacheekychicken
May 10, 2012 12:30 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
9 May 2012

Retaining Wall on the sides.

Retaining Wall on the sides.

Are you planning on DIY or sub-contract it out? If your budget is tight you might be able to save some cash and have a go at DIY which might allow you to go with a more…

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KnockItDown
May 09, 2012 11:07 am
KnockItDown
cherub
cherub
8 May 2012

Making small backyard appear larger

Making small backyard appear larger

Here's a few tricks Create rooms/divisions, adds to focal points Use the change of levels Create an illusion mirrors/trompe-loeil Enclose spaces, lead to being more…

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cherub
May 08, 2012 5:41 am
Beebob
Beebob
4 May 2012

Retaining wall using face bricks

Retaining wall using face bricks

Oh sweet. Any idea about the size of the footing? In regards to the brick work. Sould I be putting in weep holes or will the agg line be sufficient? Thanks for the advice guys.

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Beebob
May 04, 2012 4:46 pm
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soilblocker
May 03, 2012 9:33 am
Lex
Lex
2 May 2012

Sir Walter turf supply recommendations in Sydney

Sir Walter turf supply recommendations in Sydney

dvestate, when I called around, I found that most farms charge similar amounts ... and if you have order over say 100 m2, delivery is free. The install cost is also quite…

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Lex
May 02, 2012 9:27 am
Lex
ScottyB
ScottyB
30 April 2012

Drainage Cells

Drainage Cells

Hi Cherub, We don't get much water - but we also got a free 2500L rain water tank with the land deal so the down pipe which flows the most is actually gonna be dumped…

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ScottyB
Apr 30, 2012 7:59 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
30 April 2012

Planting Sir Walter Buffalo in winter?

Planting Sir Walter Buffalo in winter?

I reckon it would be fine as long as it gets sun and no traffic. Expect the odd area not to take root and die requiring either repair in spring or patience while it…

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BeatrixKiddo
Apr 30, 2012 7:40 pm
peter1
peter1
30 April 2012

Is May a good time to lay turf?

Is May a good time to lay turf?

Perhaps we would just go with Sir Walter, anyone can recommend a supplier for delivery to Sydney metro?

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peter1
Apr 30, 2012 2:37 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
29 April 2012

Waterlogged Soil - Landscaping 1 week old. :(

Waterlogged Soil - Landscaping 1 week old. :(

Big no with the compacting, the water wont penetrate the compacted soil layer so the soil above it will stay water logged. Dig through a compacted area and see if its dry…

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BeatrixKiddo
Apr 29, 2012 6:28 pm
Krilnik
Krilnik
26 April 2012

Santa Anna

Santa Anna

OK thanks for the advice!! I'll keep a look out later this year....

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Krilnik
Apr 26, 2012 8:34 am
kek
kek
25 April 2012

retaining wall lighting help

retaining wall lighting help

You would normally install conduit with some sort of line through it - it can be anything at all, just so that you can attach the end of the cable to it later and pull it…

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kek
Apr 25, 2012 5:47 pm
kek
Mclaren
Mclaren
24 April 2012

How to build a retaining wall

How to build a retaining wall

I am going to build a retaining wall later using steel "Retain its"…

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Mclaren
Apr 24, 2012 9:57 am
Mclaren
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
24 April 2012

Michelia Figo (Port Wine Magnolia) infected

Michelia Figo (Port Wine Magnolia) infected

Hi Coolmate, It looks like powdery mildew. You need to get a fungicide spray for this and fast! Clear away any leaf litter beneath the bushes Ensure good air…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 24, 2012 1:26 am
- stacie -
- stacie -
22 April 2012

Modular Walls or other alternative

Modular Walls or other alternative

Hi everyone, My partner and I built a house 2 years ago, and we very luckily only have one neighbour. However, I would still love some privacy from them! They have…

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- stacie -
Apr 22, 2012 12:31 pm
Falconbrook
Falconbrook
21 April 2012

Which trees to plant to replace Sheoaks?

Which trees to plant to replace Sheoaks?

Prunus cerasifera 'Oakville Crimson Spire'. Mine is a deep purple at the moment and looks lovely. It did have a few plums the first year but nothing at all this year.

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Falconbrook
Apr 21, 2012 10:36 pm
dons80
dons80
21 April 2012

MP Rotator Layout Help

MP Rotator Layout Help

I get all my MP gear from The Retic Shop on Ranford rd they have great advise for retic layout. They also supply to allot of the landscapers around our area.

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dons80
Apr 21, 2012 9:26 am
kyton
kyton
20 April 2012

Synthetic lawn vs. Buffalo turf

Synthetic lawn vs. Buffalo turf

Be prepared to be told that synthetic lawn is the work of the Devil!! We have a patch of it beside our pool and are in the process of getting another section ready on…

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kyton
Apr 20, 2012 2:29 pm
kyton
deadcat
deadcat
19 April 2012

Need to replace 2 retaining walls.... options?

Need to replace 2 retaining walls.... options?

No easy way to get a bob cat in there unfortunately - there is another level of retaining walls it would have to get up/down.

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deadcat
Apr 19, 2012 9:57 am
reno pair
reno pair
18 April 2012

Courtyard /Landscape Design Perth

Courtyard /Landscape Design Perth

We are looking to re design our courtyard. It is quite large by townhouse standards currently 69 sq m L shape area and we have the option of digging back 1.5 into a 10m…

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reno pair
Apr 18, 2012 8:50 am
KazItch
KazItch
17 April 2012

K&M Backyard and Beyond

K&M Backyard and Beyond

The wall worked out to roughly $300 per meter. We were getting quotes of around $250 for the same size wall in timber but bit the bullet and went the AB Blocks which we…

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KazItch
Apr 17, 2012 8:45 am
KazItch
kexkez
kexkez
16 April 2012

More turf laying questions + zeolite in the south west??

More turf laying questions + zeolite in the south west??

I bought my spongolite at garden week a couple of years back. The woodvale fish and pond place stocks it in Perth. NOR

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kexkez
Apr 16, 2012 10:31 am
kexkez
BPMNZ
BPMNZ
16 April 2012

Zeolite on the central coast nsw? And turf supplier?

Zeolite on the central coast nsw? And turf supplier?

You can purchase Zeolite from Bulbeck Environmental solutions or Spill station Australia in NSW

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BPMNZ
Apr 16, 2012 9:32 am
davinci
davinci
15 April 2012

How do they do this

How do they do this

Poured on site. 1 section at a time. Price is dependant on installer and project requirements. Last cantelever i did was in berwick, bluestone banding and bluestone face…

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davinci
Apr 15, 2012 1:44 pm
davinci
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kek
Apr 14, 2012 8:50 pm
kek
kek
kek
14 April 2012

Cheap River Pebbles

Cheap River Pebbles

Aumann's at South Morang charge $180 m3 for natural river stone, but they have other kinds that…

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kek
Apr 14, 2012 8:23 pm
kek

Your street tree is an oak. The cambium layer on the trunk has been damaged & the tree is now susceptible to disease, rot & pests. You could possibly get something from a…

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kezacheekychicken
Apr 13, 2012 1:52 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
13 April 2012

Please Help My Magnolia Port Wine!

Please Help My Magnolia Port Wine!

Yeah this magnolia is very confusing.. it may have hit some builders lime but heavy clay would be the main cause. Unfortunately couldn't…

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Mclaren
Apr 13, 2012 11:58 am
Mclaren
XT4V
XT4V
13 April 2012

Building a retaining wall garden against a wooden fence

Building a retaining wall garden against a wooden fence

you cant have the soil against your fence, your only option is to build another wall against the fence. Use timber sleepers (200x50's) for the back wall, will be cheaper…

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XT4V
Apr 13, 2012 11:14 am
donR
donR
12 April 2012

Empire Zoysia in Melb?

Empire Zoysia in Melb?
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Thanks for the reply that is a really good comparison given you have both the Sapphire and EZ. I agree from what I've read the EZ is overall softer and easier to…

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donR
Apr 12, 2012 11:36 pm


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