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Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
5 May 2016

Merbau Decking

Merbau Decking

Bigo is dreaming 70sqm for 4200

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Narrewarren01
May 05, 2016 4:00 am
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
5 May 2016

Opinion on landscaping quote

Opinion on landscaping quote

What area are u in?? I find the items over priced big time but then again that's how u make money

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Narrewarren01
May 05, 2016 3:55 am
LynneB
LynneB
3 May 2016

Cement path around the house fixed to slab

Cement path around the house fixed to slab

We used a bitumen-impregnated expansion joint (Bitumen Jointex) & put metal dowels through them into the house slab as you describe when pouring our perimeter path and…

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LynneB
May 03, 2016 11:37 pm
LynneB
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 May 2016

New Lemon Tree

New Lemon Tree

I don't know why you say don't over-water it Ponzu. If it is in free draining soil they love lots of fertiliser and lots of water. If it was planted in a boggy or clay…

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Stewie D
May 01, 2016 7:56 pm
travisnguyen
travisnguyen
26 April 2016

Merbau Decking Prices

Merbau Decking Prices

hi Guys These are the Merbau decking prices around Melbourne Merbau 140x19 @ 5.7m Outdeco Living in Campbellfield $9.60/lm. Chippies in Ringwood and Greenhill Timbers…

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travisnguyen
Apr 26, 2016 4:58 pm
bg100
bg100
25 April 2016

Large Boulder Retaining Wall - Drainage Needed?

Large Boulder Retaining Wall - Drainage Needed?

Hi everyone, For a large sandstone boulder drystack retaining wall using "natural" shaped boulders and not the rectangular "logs" is any additional drainage required or…

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bg100
Apr 25, 2016 9:12 pm
grog186
grog186
25 April 2016

Paging fu and turf experts

Paging fu and turf experts

Anyone with experience with kenda kikuyu? Seems reasonably priced but does the increased horizontal growth mean more garden infestations? Also how would winter colour…

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grog186
Apr 25, 2016 8:41 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 April 2016

Need help: A guy ignore my refund request

Need help: A guy ignore my refund request

You might be able to do something if you paid by credit card...provided you act quickly.

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SaveH2O
Apr 23, 2016 12:14 pm
SaveH2O
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
22 April 2016

How do I lay Versastone as garden edging?

How do I lay Versastone as garden edging?

Oh yes, I remember seeing your thread. I love your landscaping. I didn't realize it was versastone. Looks like it was laid on sand. Are you happy with Versastone? It's…

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HomeAngels
Apr 22, 2016 9:39 pm
HomeAngels
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 April 2016

Garden against house, want to replace, need advice

Garden against house, want to replace, need advice

I would highly recommend that you Waterproof your foundation with a membrane moisture barrier. this is one of the best solution to prevent any moist to your foundation.

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SaveH2O
Apr 19, 2016 4:56 pm
SaveH2O
xanthorrhoea
xanthorrhoea
18 April 2016

Nara Native Turf - New Turf Variety

Nara Native Turf - New Turf Variety
1, 2, 3, 4

So I planted nara native turf about a month ago (I would have like to plant earlier in the season but it was out of my control. I'm now worried it might not have been the…

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xanthorrhoea
Apr 18, 2016 12:27 pm
1st-timers
1st-timers
17 April 2016

Exciting Little Garden Space: Ideas?

Exciting Little Garden Space: Ideas?

The length of our block is 30m. A retaining wall (1m high) has been built down the left side. At 27m it takes a turn into the block for 3m, then another turn back…

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1st-timers
Apr 17, 2016 11:59 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 April 2016

Murraya paniculata leaves yellowing

Murraya paniculata leaves yellowing

A bit of liquid fertiliser like Seasol would be a good start as it gets down to the roots quickly being a liquid, then a slow release fertiliser in a granular form. In…

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Stewie D
Apr 13, 2016 2:17 pm
flossy17
flossy17
12 April 2016

Acreage landscape design South East Qld

Acreage landscape design South East Qld

Thankyou for that, I'll give a few a call today

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flossy17
Apr 12, 2016 6:16 am
flossy17
6banga
6banga
10 April 2016

RETAINING WALL HELP PLEASE

RETAINING WALL HELP PLEASE

So I followed all the instructions best I could im just worried about the fall I couldn't seem to get it going downhill easily. I spent all day trying to sort it which…

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6banga
Apr 10, 2016 7:10 pm
piscean
piscean
9 April 2016

Hardenbergia comptoniana - How far spaced to hide fence?

Hardenbergia comptoniana - How far spaced to hide fence?

There are probably a lot out there that aren't quite as large and vigorous as the comptoniana. Just from experience alone though, I like the star jasmine (non native)…

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piscean
Apr 09, 2016 2:49 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
9 April 2016

Deck Drafting

Deck Drafting

I'd suggest going to your council with a sketch of what you want to do and asking them. The front desk people are there to answer your basic questions. Some councils want…

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cat_dunc
Apr 09, 2016 10:14 am
cat_dunc
CapnBloodbeard
CapnBloodbeard
9 April 2016

Can't get my lawn to take off! Should I change to buffalo?

Can't get my lawn to take off! Should I change to buffalo?

That's good to note....we fail hard at garden so low maintenance is probably best for us :P

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CapnBloodbeard
Apr 09, 2016 9:55 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
8 April 2016

Empire Zoysia turf help - Why is it different in one spot?

Empire Zoysia turf help - Why is it different in one spot?

Listen to the turf farm use a herbicide.. Don't rip it up for gods sake. You need to figure out exactly what weed it is, if it's a paspalum (most likely) there is a…

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BeatrixKiddo
Apr 08, 2016 11:08 pm
Winthrop
Winthrop
7 April 2016

Plants for a greenwall

Plants for a greenwall

Were you thinking of a Hardenbergia comptoniana? If so, I think they are a great idea, and native to south west W.A. How did you go with it? I went to a Josh Byrne home…

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Winthrop
Apr 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Winthrop
rubasurex
rubasurex
6 April 2016

Fixing fence to top of sand stone blocks?

Fixing fence to top of sand stone blocks?

We have a retaining wall built from sand stone blocks. The blocks are a rough rectangular shape and average about 1m long by about 500 square. The top (center) of the wall…

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rubasurex
Apr 06, 2016 10:21 pm
kte
kte
6 April 2016

How much Concrete and approx cost.

How much Concrete and approx cost.

Can anyone recommend a good concreter for driveways on Sydney???

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kte
Apr 06, 2016 5:52 pm
Matt1
Matt1
4 April 2016

New build - Irrigation system

New build - Irrigation system

I thought about putting in something to inject fertiliser but didn't in the end. Can always chop one in later. Haven't laid the turf yet, need to finish a retaining wall…

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Matt1
Apr 04, 2016 9:37 am
Matt1
6banga
6banga
3 April 2016

Metal slat gates

Metal slat gates

Hi Everyone I have bought some cheap metal slat gates which I plan on installing sometime soon. I was just going to attach them via a 50mm x 50mm RHS which I will be…

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6banga
Apr 03, 2016 4:42 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
1 April 2016

Permanent solution to wandering trad? (sick of weeding!)

Permanent solution to wandering trad? (sick of weeding!)

I'd suggest the same thing ie poison it. My only concern is that if your neighbours are letting it grow it will just keep returning :th:

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HomeAngels
Apr 01, 2016 8:22 am
HomeAngels
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
1 April 2016

Calibrachoa (Bunnings 'Triple Treat) care and maintenance

Calibrachoa (Bunnings 'Triple Treat) care and maintenance

Hi all. I have a row of Triple treat (https://goo.gl/photos/XFe6f26rbxsWdSUS7) in my retaining wall. The wall is drained very well with ag line and gravel in the botom 80%…

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MadamImAdam
Apr 01, 2016 8:08 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
1 April 2016

What plant/tree is this?

What plant/tree is this?

I'm still looking for an alternative tree to use. It's difficult as I'm trying to find one that is similar to the ficus as I like the look of that one. I don't want the…

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HomeAngels
Apr 01, 2016 5:40 am
HomeAngels
grom40
grom40
30 March 2016

Help with choice of deciduous tree!

Help with choice of deciduous tree!

Could you maybe clarify what you mean by "small to middle size"? Most genuine trees can get quite large thus you may not want them planted right next to your home (eg…

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grom40
Mar 30, 2016 4:04 pm
grom40
Stewie D
Stewie D
30 March 2016

Lime Tree

Lime Tree

I used some gardeners gloves to keep the liquid off my skin but I also used a pair of long nosed pliers to grab them. I didn't get any in my eyes but the gloves and my…

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Stewie D
Mar 30, 2016 10:27 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 March 2016

Landscaping and planting advice frangipani tree?

Landscaping and planting advice frangipani tree?

Just make sure that wherever you plant the Frangipani it is free draining. They hate wet feet. I'd also plant it away from the driveway or path as others above have said…

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Stewie D
Mar 29, 2016 7:35 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 March 2016

Blueberry Ash Tree Help

Blueberry Ash Tree Help

4 1/2 years and it's only started to grow now? The potting mix is the culprit if it is the same soil as when you first bought it then there's your problem. Most potting…

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Stewie D
Mar 27, 2016 3:06 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 March 2016

scented climbers

scented climbers

What Stewie said, there are others but star jasmine is very well behaved.

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 23, 2016 8:07 pm
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buildingnanna
Mar 22, 2016 10:08 pm
buildingnanna
TashPaul
TashPaul
22 March 2016

what can I do with my backyard?

what can I do with my backyard?

If you are really after a decking look, you could consider getting those decking tile things and laying them over the top of your existing concrete/paving.

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TashPaul
Mar 22, 2016 11:15 am
TashPaul
happystarz
happystarz
21 March 2016

Grass that can cope with autumn leaf fall and shade

Grass that can cope with autumn leaf fall and shade

apparently the most shade tolerant buffalo is Sapphire buffalo, can tolerate up to 60-70 percent shade? If the area is 100 percent shaded though, probably won't cope.

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happystarz
Mar 21, 2016 1:14 pm
berk
berk
18 March 2016

Laying turf over filled in pool

Laying turf over filled in pool

I recently filled in a pool with clay. It also has about 5cm of soil on top from existing garden beds that were removed. The soil is fairly decent quality with compost…

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berk
Mar 18, 2016 4:38 pm
JackT
JackT
18 March 2016

retaining wall help

retaining wall help

No doubt, Retaining wall is the best option to set up in this condition. I suggest gabion basket in Melbourne they could help you providing things in budget. Reference:…

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JackT
Mar 18, 2016 1:36 pm
JackT
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 March 2016

Yard landscaping Design

Yard landscaping Design

Minimalist ? Easy - concrete the whole back yard ! ;-) Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 18, 2016 10:23 am

Think I've found it :D thanks BeatrixKiddo :D Now I just have to find it near me :lol: at least I know what to ask for!

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HomeAngels
Mar 15, 2016 6:08 pm
HomeAngels
leni
leni
15 March 2016

How long to water new turf for?

How long to water new turf for?

We laid lawn late December and watered three times a day for about 10 mins per station,for 6 weeks. We got a sprinkler exception from water corp.

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leni
Mar 15, 2016 12:19 am
leni
bashworth
bashworth
12 March 2016

How to lay bluestone on concrete slab

How to lay bluestone on concrete slab

About one part cement to 4 parts 'soft sand would be best. I would tend to place 5 large dabs of mortar and gently tap the pavers into place using a large rubber…

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bashworth
Mar 12, 2016 5:44 pm
bashworth
kh2016
kh2016
11 March 2016

Recommended landscapers Sydney?

Recommended landscapers Sydney?

Better World Landscapes - they have Facebook page

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kh2016
Mar 11, 2016 8:56 pm
happystarz
happystarz
9 March 2016

Where to purchase Bioassis Bactivate or equivalent in Melb?

Where to purchase Bioassis Bactivate or equivalent in Melb?

Hi, does anyone know where I can purchase Bioassis Bactivate or something equivalent from in Melbourne? thanks

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happystarz
Mar 09, 2016 2:04 pm
andrew501
andrew501
7 March 2016

HardiFlex over wooden retaining wall

HardiFlex over wooden retaining wall

Hi guys, I have a wooden retaining wall at the front of my house, I'm on a corner plot so it goes along the front then bends around the side, it's made of 4 sections of…

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andrew501
Mar 07, 2016 4:43 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 March 2016

Ideas how to design landscape for sloping front yard

Ideas how to design landscape for sloping front yard

Our block slopes down and we have built two retaining walls. Here is an old blog post of mine showing the walls. I'll be posting an update in a couple of days showing what…

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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 10:05 pm
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
4 March 2016

Strappy leaf plants to compliment magnolia tree`s

Strappy leaf plants to compliment magnolia tree`s

If you change your mind perhaps consider black mondo grass. Grows to a maximum of 20cm and they would look great with the Little Gems.

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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 9:58 pm
HomeAngels
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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 8:46 pm
HomeAngels
mirz
mirz
3 March 2016

mixing Sir Walter with Palmetto in same area

mixing Sir Walter with Palmetto in same area

it is all done. i had to pickup an extra 4 sqm to fill all the missing area. now it is 100% palmetto, no mixing :) now can't wait till mid April to plant all bulbs in…

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mirz
Mar 03, 2016 1:53 pm
mirz
PEARZ
PEARZ
3 March 2016

What is this black pipe for?

What is this black pipe for?

Thanks Merida93. They have now reburied the pipe so hoping it's a lot deeper this tine round!

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PEARZ
Mar 03, 2016 1:09 pm
PEARZ


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