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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 6:26 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 1:06 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 4:22 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 10:02 pm

Here are some pics as of today. From side…

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Bindi77
Jun 09, 2012 6:12 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 11:27 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 11:52 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 10:00 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 9:59 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 10:58 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 10:00 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 2:20 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 10:23 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 6:29 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 5:32 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 4:25 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 10:30 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 3:23 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 12:59 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
28 May 2012

Pick some plants for me =)

Pick some plants for me =)

::: To establish any plant, even a drought tolerant one, you will need to water every day for a few weeks. And it will take quite a long time before you can water once a…

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Treeseachanger
May 28, 2012 10:58 pm
alfadog
alfadog
26 May 2012

Suggestions Needed for Outside Area

Suggestions Needed for Outside Area

Agree with the above - don't get rid of the bed next to fence! If anything just plant a few more bushy/luscious plants in there to bulk up the space so it doesn't look so…

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alfadog
May 26, 2012 7:53 pm
Cooped07
Cooped07
25 May 2012

Dog urine killing my Kings Pride!

Dog urine killing my Kings Pride!

Diluting it when the dog first pees on it works, the problem is who has that much time to sit there watching their dog all day. Not much you can…

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Cooped07
May 25, 2012 6:07 pm
Cooped07
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 2:27 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 10:31 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 7:11 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 2:47 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 11:31 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 11:47 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 6:41 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 1:59 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 1:23 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 3:14 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 8:39 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 8:23 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 9:27 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 1:30 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 12:07 pm
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 6:41 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 5:46 pm
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soilblocker
May 03, 2012 10:33 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 10:27 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 8:59 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 8:40 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 3:37 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 7:28 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 9:34 am

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