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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
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 1:27 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 18, 2016 12:59 am
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 3:17 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 7:16 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 8:10 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 3:49 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 11:14 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 10:55 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 09, 2016 12:08 am
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 9:19 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 11:21 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 6:52 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 10:37 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 5:42 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 9:22 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 9:08 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 6:40 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 5:04 pm
grom40

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