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Wilson63
Wilson63
28 July 2016

Clay soil

Clay soil

I've put in the plants listed below with little or none soil preparation and they are thriving. Adding gypsum (a clay breaker that allows air and water movement) or…

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Wilson63
Jul 28, 2016 6:28 pm
vonsta76
vonsta76
25 July 2016

Fencing on Gold Coast

Fencing on Gold Coast

Can anybody recommend a good, reasonably priced fencer on the Gold Coast for boundary fencing. Thanks in advance. Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens Gold Coast

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vonsta76
Jul 25, 2016 2:52 pm
vonsta76

Native Australian plants/trees to match Hamptons style house

Native Australian plants/trees to match Hamptons style house

We are building a Hamptons style house and want to design a garden to match the house style. We need to have at least three native advanced trees in the front yard and at…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jul 23, 2016 8:30 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 July 2016

Plant burn - next to glass balustrade

Plant burn - next to glass balustrade

Any succulant like an agave attenuta would do well. If the glass is acting like a magnifying glass then nothing will grow.. Cordylines, apart from the purple spiky var and…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 23, 2016 8:21 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 July 2016

Bird of Paradise - invasive roots?

Bird of Paradise - invasive roots?

The root system isn't the problem with the Nicolai its the girth of the trunk/s. The trunk width and basal structural roots will wreck your concrete. Keep it well away…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 23, 2016 8:17 pm
shezza84
shezza84
21 July 2016

Renewing pebble path

Renewing pebble path

As for getting rid of the layer of soil above the compacted rock (Red Scoria)... Any thoughts? I have shoveled as much as I could and the rake is lifting the rock.

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shezza84
Jul 21, 2016 12:24 pm
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
19 July 2016

Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

Are you struggling with the design of your garden?

retaining the ecological value of your place should be of primary concern while .

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ElephantGuy
Jul 19, 2016 11:57 pm
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 July 2016

Any grasses you can recommend for a garden bed in Perth?

Any grasses you can recommend for a garden bed in Perth?

We have used lomandra like luff, little con, and Tanika and they have freon really well. We are in coogee. We did make sure we added soul conditioner to the sand, as well…

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Beazley77
Jul 14, 2016 9:21 pm
Beazley77
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
13 July 2016

Plum Trees

Plum Trees

It's no issue but they will have less fruit. If they are ornamental then even less to worry about. A lot of plums are self pollinating, google the variaties you have…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 13, 2016 5:56 pm
B STAR
B STAR
12 July 2016

building a retaining wall?

building a retaining wall?

Change the slab type. A conventional slab is better and working with the fall of the property then say a waffle slab.

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B STAR
Jul 12, 2016 11:55 am
raina
raina
6 July 2016

Sydney Landscaper Recommendations

Sydney Landscaper Recommendations

I don't know if you have looked into this already but we have gone with sunspec landscapes and they have done an awesome job with our retaining, paving, shed slab and all

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raina
Jul 06, 2016 11:14 pm
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pkkalra
Jul 06, 2016 5:45 pm
LynneB
LynneB
6 July 2016

Rolling Newish Turf?

Rolling Newish Turf?

I wouldn't roll it if the ground is saturated, but rolling just because it's only 3 weeks won't hurt it. A pic might help in showing the size of 'bumps'. I don't know…

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LynneB
Jul 06, 2016 4:25 pm
LynneB

I have will have the same issue . Our tooth path is going to be 1.2 meters on each side. I found these in Bunnings .

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sunxiaoxuan23926
Jul 03, 2016 11:52 pm
Tom2016
Tom2016
3 July 2016

Budget of 17,000, could I get this done?

Budget of 17,000, could I get this done?

Seems like a decent budget to get completed. Most of the cost will be the crushed granite and rock depending how far from a local quarry with the above mentioned…

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Tom2016
Jul 03, 2016 7:03 pm
Tom2016
41202
41202
30 June 2016

Cost of driveway and landscape

Cost of driveway and landscape
1, 2

got that,thanks Reply From tapatalk

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41202
Jun 30, 2016 4:51 pm
41202
zeeshanzaki
zeeshanzaki
27 June 2016

Timber retaining wall

Timber retaining wall

We have 1m high timber retaining wall, but it looks like it is not sufficient to stop soil coming to backyard. So we are planing to build another tiered retaining wall.…

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zeeshanzaki
Jun 27, 2016 3:10 pm
PEARZ
PEARZ
26 June 2016

Screening plants: bamboo or other

Screening plants: bamboo or other

Sorry I'm based in Melbourne. Don't know ant good places in Sydney. Red Bamboo off Heatherton Rd pass Springvale is a great place. Our bamboos were small when we…

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PEARZ
Jun 26, 2016 9:08 pm
PEARZ
diydave
diydave
24 June 2016

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

I have a few tips on my blog for anyone who is building a wall themselves, like how deep to dig and using a compactor to create a solid base:

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diydave
Jun 24, 2016 9:26 am
Yu888
Yu888
23 June 2016

Landscaping ideas

Landscaping ideas

What are you planning to grow there?

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Yu888
Jun 23, 2016 10:57 pm
Yu888
andrewzakk1
andrewzakk1
23 June 2016

Landscape design software.

Landscape design software.

If you want to do 3d try Google Sketchup. Very easy to use and can be scaled.

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andrewzakk1
Jun 23, 2016 2:36 pm
cinder
cinder
22 June 2016

PLANTING IN CLAY SOIL

PLANTING IN CLAY SOIL

This is all very interesting to me, thanks HA and 6banga - I have incorporated your advice into my mega gardening spreadsheet! Not planning on planting for awhile yet but…

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cinder
Jun 22, 2016 1:12 pm
cinder
lazybones1987
lazybones1987
19 June 2016

Looking for a landscaper in Brisbane Northside

Looking for a landscaper in Brisbane Northside

Hi, I'm looking for a landscaper in Brisbane Northside (North Lakes). Can someone recommend me one? I'm not looking at doing anything fancy, just some turf and plants to…

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lazybones1987
Jun 19, 2016 12:10 pm
lazybones1987
Gaudi
Gaudi
19 June 2016

Retaining Wall- and site cut help/advice

Retaining Wall- and site cut help/advice

Thanks Emma1906, That may explain the walls being less than a metre. I asked SS the question too, about drainage and scoria and about distance from fence but will ask…

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Gaudi
Jun 19, 2016 11:48 am
building-expert
building-expert
14 June 2016

Stormwater pit in frontyard

Stormwater pit in frontyard

Ask your builder first, then your council,

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building-expert
Jun 14, 2016 9:06 am
building-expert
Josh604
Josh604
13 June 2016

Landscaping package in new estate without bobcat service?

Landscaping package in new estate without bobcat service?

Rainbow stone is the most expensive around. Direct from our quarry in gosnells you are looking at $145 per tonne ex-pit. Then you have the markup the garden centre would…

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Josh604
Jun 13, 2016 10:56 pm
Josh604
andrewzakk1
andrewzakk1
10 June 2016

Photinia Hedge Advice

Photinia Hedge Advice

No worries! All the best

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andrewzakk1
Jun 10, 2016 1:04 pm
andrewzakk1
andrewzakk1
7 June 2016

DIY my backyard

DIY my backyard

ask a professional will be best for u. they can guide u best way

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andrewzakk1
Jun 07, 2016 3:20 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 June 2016

Is this landscape construction quote reasonable?

Is this landscape construction quote reasonable?

A lot of other hardwoods will leach tannin too Andrew. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jun 07, 2016 12:49 pm

First home - no idea what to do with backyard ...ideas help!

First home - no idea what to do with backyard ...ideas help!

I can't see the original pics but the links work for me. Looks like you have a nice clean slate to start from. I am also planning our backyard from scratch. I have a dog…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 05, 2016 7:43 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
28 May 2016

Retaining Wall rules

Retaining Wall rules

Ph the council and they will be able to answer your questions. All councils are different and seem to have there own rules and regulations :)

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Gilbert106
May 28, 2016 10:54 am
Gilbert106
Dani_J
Dani_J
25 May 2016

Fixing gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

Fixing gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

That would be great Homehandyman. Never mind the paranoid people on here!

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Dani_J
May 25, 2016 11:07 pm
jacqs66
jacqs66
22 May 2016

Frangipani Tree Location!!!

Frangipani Tree Location!!!

Yes, I would put it in a pot.

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jacqs66
May 22, 2016 3:47 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 May 2016

Can anyone tell me what has happened with my Lillypilly?

Can anyone tell me what has happened with my Lillypilly?

As per the others. A couple of photos from further away to show the area it is planted in plus a few closer showing the foliage would be a big help. How much soil prep did…

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Stewie D
May 21, 2016 12:16 pm
Teresa22
Teresa22
16 May 2016

Hire equipment in Serpentine

Hire equipment in Serpentine

Hi, does anyone have equipment they own and will hire it out? I thought its probably better to keep things local. I need the soil on my property turned with some gypsum…

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Teresa22
May 16, 2016 3:37 pm
Teresa22
Binx77
Binx77
12 May 2016

Brick Rendered Letterboxes - Perth

Brick Rendered Letterboxes - Perth

Hi All, Does anyone know of a good contractor that can build a brick rendered letterbox (with letterbox plate) for a new house in Landsdale? I am looking to get this…

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Binx77
May 12, 2016 12:11 pm
goody59
goody59
11 May 2016

Merbau Decking - Which Oil

Merbau Decking - Which Oil

Feast Watson Natural decking oil is water base. Oil in name but not in constitution.

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goody59
May 11, 2016 11:46 am
goody59
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
9 May 2016

Plant Selection Help for My Backyard Project

Plant Selection Help for My Backyard Project

I like the plants that are in your designs on the first page! You should take those images to a garden nursery, they should point you in the right direction :)

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HomeAngels
May 09, 2016 10:32 pm
HomeAngels
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 May 2016

Preparing for new turf

Preparing for new turf

Not sure it will be a worry - so long as you are adding some good top soil. It might even help with drainage and root growth. My only tip - if it is the very start -…

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Saint Mike
May 06, 2016 10:07 am
Saint Mike
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
5 May 2016

Merbau Decking

Merbau Decking

Bigo is dreaming 70sqm for 4200

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Narrewarren01
May 05, 2016 5:00 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 4:55 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 04, 2016 12:37 am
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 8:56 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 5:58 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 10:12 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 9:41 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 1:14 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 10:39 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 5:56 pm
SaveH2O


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