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I am needing some advice. We are needing to retain close to a yet to be completed driveway and I unsure which if any should go first. Should the retaining wall be done…

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mim_feher
Oct 10, 2016 10:52 pm
Philip_J
Philip_J
10 October 2016

Is this the sort of Organic Compost to use for soil prep?

Is this the sort of Organic Compost to use for soil prep?

Thanks for your reply. I've found a pic from their site and it looks pretty good. As far as i can tell from their documented process it seems like a pretty good product.…

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Philip_J
Oct 10, 2016 1:10 pm

Ok so here is the latest on my garden. Hadn't been doing much due to the wet weather but pulled the finger out over the last 4 wks

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Crazyk
Oct 09, 2016 3:29 pm
Crazyk

We're building on a fairly flat block, 15m frontage and kind of triangular with 35m along the perpendicular border. We engaged a custom builder due to the strange shape of…

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Henzilla
Oct 08, 2016 5:00 pm
Henzilla
Shauno_23
Shauno_23
8 October 2016

Grass drainage problem please help

Grass drainage problem please help

Thanks for the reply. Yeah definitely a bigger job than I thought. What about if I gradually raise the level with the underlay. Maybe 10mm now and 10 mm middle of spring…

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Shauno_23
Oct 08, 2016 11:13 am

Hi guys I thinking of choose F20 exposed aggregate mix from outwest for my concrete to pour down I have been shown a few houses he done but they are all very recent jobs…

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Drekko
Oct 06, 2016 9:21 am
Drekko
6banga
6banga
5 October 2016

Fertilisation for Buffalo Lawn

Fertilisation for Buffalo Lawn

Hi Everyone After some help on my buffalo lawn I have added shirleys 17 lawn fertiliser but also wondering If I should get some chicken poo dynamic lifter to give it a…

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6banga
Oct 05, 2016 7:58 pm
algernon
algernon
3 October 2016

Hedging close to wall question

Hedging close to wall question

Looks like photinia - their roots are nowhere near as invasive as other species, and I'd be surprised if they caused any issues on their own. Personally, I'd be more…

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algernon
Oct 03, 2016 10:10 pm
mb21
mb21
30 September 2016

Advise - laying decorative gravel around stepping stone path

Advise - laying decorative gravel around stepping stone path

I wouldn't bother with the weed mat at all all it does is trap all the dirt ect that's washed down through the gravel over the years. Make sure the ground is clean (no…

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mb21
Sep 30, 2016 8:50 am
FranticD
FranticD
26 September 2016

Top soil

Top soil

Hi, My lawn hasnt been top soiled or treated since it was laid in 2010. I am looking at top soiling it to fix with any sunken sections (especially where the mailman…

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FranticD
Sep 26, 2016 1:02 pm
LynneB
LynneB
25 September 2016

Mixing different types of buffalo grass

Mixing different types of buffalo grass

A couple of rolls? You can't stick them in the boot of your car? Get a friend with a ute? I wouldn't be mixing turf varieties.

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LynneB
Sep 25, 2016 4:58 pm
LynneB
luca.321
luca.321
25 September 2016

How much deposit should you pay for a landscaping job?

How much deposit should you pay for a landscaping job?

Also note most of them have payments at 30days with their suppliers...

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luca.321
Sep 25, 2016 12:27 pm
bg100
bg100
19 September 2016

Retaining Wall Advice/Help/Opinions/Comments

Retaining Wall Advice/Help/Opinions/Comments

Did you use proper slotted 90mm stormwater pipe http://www.iplex.com.au/iplex.php?page= ... =13&sec=86 or the all too often used but cheaper flexible pipe ?

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bg100
Sep 19, 2016 4:03 pm
Philip_J
Philip_J
19 September 2016

Side Yard Garden Ideas

Side Yard Garden Ideas

Its funny, i had the same post on here... got some ideas but i'm still planning...although I feel i'm getting closer to a decision. From the picture it looks like you're…

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Philip_J
Sep 19, 2016 2:48 pm
Philip_J
Philip_J
19 September 2016

Front Garden/Yard ideas needed please!

Front Garden/Yard ideas needed please!

It would be good to know some more about if there are any other plants out there so as to not clash. Or do you have any plant themes in the rear yard? Also what your…

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Philip_J
Sep 19, 2016 2:32 pm
renoauction
renoauction
15 September 2016

Lawn full of weeds, need to do a full resod

Lawn full of weeds, need to do a full resod

Good opportunity to add in some sand to help water move through as well.

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renoauction
Sep 15, 2016 5:35 pm
Tom2016
Tom2016
15 September 2016

Foreshore retaining wall

Foreshore retaining wall

Thanks BG100 price isn't really an issue its more about not losing land over time. Thanks

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Tom2016
Sep 15, 2016 1:12 pm
Tom2016
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6banga
Sep 09, 2016 5:52 pm
wrexter
wrexter
8 September 2016

Concrete advice on new build

Concrete advice on new build

If they are doing it best let them do it, its a small part of the overall process. What kind of concrete, exposed aggregate or is it for footings? I did my own footings…

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wrexter
Sep 08, 2016 1:25 pm
wrexter
nennles
nennles
7 September 2016

Help with Lavender Hedge

Help with Lavender Hedge

Hi, We will be putting our house on the market in the coming months and so are tidying up our gardens in preparation. We have an established lavender hedge, that runs…

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nennles
Sep 07, 2016 3:37 pm
SancHarmony
SancHarmony
5 September 2016

Is this a good quote for turf

Is this a good quote for turf

Lee Rowans Gardenworld at Warners Bay. Turf supplied by Buchanan's Turf.

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SancHarmony
Sep 05, 2016 2:19 pm
goody59
goody59
4 September 2016

Dynabolts give me the poops

Dynabolts give me the poops

I went to Bunnings to get some Dyna bolts but a employee there talked me out of them and showed me the Anka screws. I was screwing some brackets onto exterior brickwork,…

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goody59
Sep 04, 2016 4:43 pm
goody59
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 September 2016

Crushed toppings for Adelaide

Crushed toppings for Adelaide

Lilydale toppings is not crusher dust. You may also look at granitic sand. It's a lot coarser than normal sand and will compact quite hard. It's typically what…

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Crazyk
Sep 04, 2016 10:34 am
Crazyk
Craigasaurus
Craigasaurus
4 September 2016

Squaring up gate posts

Squaring up gate posts

If your worried that your string line isn't 100% horizontal you can use a clear hose filled with water to find level on the outer post than run the string line off those…

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Craigasaurus
Sep 04, 2016 9:37 am
shazaw
shazaw
3 September 2016

Trees/Plants for screening.

Trees/Plants for screening.

Plants suitable for screening out neighbours ....these are some of my selections for my new home to block out neighbours. 1.Pittosporum..... train this plant while young,…

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shazaw
Sep 03, 2016 6:13 pm
6banga
6banga
2 September 2016

Grass Type?

Grass Type?

Yep first photo kikuyu. I had trouble with my buffalo at first also. Best bet mow your lawn and the kikuyu will shoot above your buffalo which easily allows you to…

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6banga
Sep 02, 2016 7:06 pm
building-expert
building-expert
30 August 2016

Efflorescence in Brickwork

Efflorescence in Brickwork

SaveH2O is on the money with levels but there could be more than one source of dampness. Thy to get experienced building consultant to look at it for you and give you…

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building-expert
Aug 30, 2016 7:31 pm
building-expert
gowie77
gowie77
30 August 2016

New turf turning yellow/brown one week after laying

New turf turning yellow/brown one week after laying

Hi. Just wondering how you got on with your lawn?? Mine was laid 9 days ago and is starting to turn a bit yellow, I have lifted a corned and no roots have taken as…

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gowie77
Aug 30, 2016 6:15 pm
canbuild
canbuild
29 August 2016

Water point assistance

Water point assistance

Thank you so much LynneB, I have no knowledge of garden irrigation system, we are in the process of building house. Could you please explain how the system works, what is…

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canbuild
Aug 29, 2016 7:46 am
6banga
6banga
26 August 2016

Horizontal Slat gates

Horizontal Slat gates

Hi Everyone Update I weighed myself and then me holding the gates they are apparently 25Kg roughly so the weigh in was a bit awkward so I'm going to round it up to 30KG…

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6banga
Aug 26, 2016 6:38 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
23 August 2016

Concrete Help

Concrete Help

It's all good. Concrete takes 28days to fully cure

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Crazyk
Aug 23, 2016 10:22 pm
Crazyk
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Dreambuild12
Aug 17, 2016 12:20 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 August 2016

Organic Compost or Organic Soil?

Organic Compost or Organic Soil?

I'm in a similar situation and we have heavy clay loam soil aka very sticky black s**t I'm going to spread a 50mm layer of organic compost, gypsum 2kg/m2, and pearlite…

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Crazyk
Aug 16, 2016 8:37 pm
Crazyk
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
14 August 2016

Advice needed on shrubby rose

Advice needed on shrubby rose

It is winter so it naturally looks crappy. Cut it back far enough so when you take out the dead stuff it doesn't fall over. Give it a feed, it should be budding in a 2-4 weeks.

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 14, 2016 1:22 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
14 August 2016

How should I prune this rose?

How should I prune this rose?

I use a hedge trimmer on mine. I take 1/3 off usually. Sometimes more.

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 14, 2016 1:17 pm
samkat
samkat
12 August 2016

Help me with a retaining wall!

Help me with a retaining wall!

Would have been awesome, its just that the area that will have the aquatic plants is not holding water just the hole below it :(

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samkat
Aug 13, 2016 12:36 am
6banga
6banga
10 August 2016

Bugholes in concrete

Bugholes in concrete

Hey Everyone. Have just been curing my newly laid slab and discovered to my disappointment bugholes in the surface. Its been about 9 days since it went down and I cured…

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6banga
Aug 10, 2016 6:56 pm
1sttimebuild
1sttimebuild
9 August 2016

frangipani issues in trunk

frangipani issues in trunk

I have the same issue with my frangipani...any help/advice will be much appreciated

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1sttimebuild
Aug 09, 2016 11:36 pm
6banga
6banga
7 August 2016

Curing Concrete tips

Curing Concrete tips

Tomorrow is day 7 and I'm just going to leave it. Hav noticed today when it dries out a bit it seems to have a white powder everywhere? Is this just the curing process or…

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6banga
Aug 07, 2016 6:03 pm
6banga
6banga
7 August 2016

Planting buffalo runners

Planting buffalo runners

I'd have to dispute that. We have an older type of Buffalo as do most of our neighbours and seldom do anything to it apart from a deep water once a week in summer if it…

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6banga
Aug 07, 2016 6:01 pm
retrovertigo
retrovertigo
2 August 2016

Laying Turf: The Ultimate Guide

Laying Turf: The Ultimate Guide

Hi All, I have spent the last couple of weeks reading over the mammoth amount of information contained in the 28 page ‘TURF LAYING SUMMARY and what has become many…

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retrovertigo
Aug 02, 2016 5:20 pm

Hi all! We are due to start building later this month after a long frustrating wait to for land to register. It's finally happened so I'm now on to designing the yards.…

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needsausername
Aug 01, 2016 3:39 pm
needsausername
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 August 2016

New Lawn-with progress pics

New Lawn-with progress pics

If you poke a finger down through the turf is it moist or dry ? Just keep the water up to it as the roots need time to get down to the soil level. It has been pretty dry…

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Stewie D
Aug 01, 2016 9:52 am
dolphinblu
dolphinblu
31 July 2016

Landscape excavation recommendations- Sydney

Landscape excavation recommendations- Sydney

Hi All Can anyone recommend an excavation company in the Sydney metro area? We are needing soil removed and site levelled (landscape plan with levels available). No idea…

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dolphinblu
Jul 31, 2016 12:59 pm
6banga
6banga
29 July 2016

Water absorbing plants landscaping plan

Water absorbing plants landscaping plan

Hi All I'm looking for everyone's expert opinion on some plants that will look good in my retaining wall and also soak up the water that is seeping at the bottom. The…

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6banga
Jul 29, 2016 10:04 pm


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