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whzzz28
whzzz28
22 February 2016

Decking or Timber Look Tiles

Decking or Timber Look Tiles

You've covered most of the pros/cons in your points. Decking needs upkeep, yearly (or so) staining/oiling. Tiles will present a problem between the two slabs. Its really a…

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whzzz28
Feb 22, 2016 4:22 pm

Yep, another weed, or should we just have a competition called "Name that Weed" or "Weed of the Week " Anyhow, this weed appeared in out Buffalo lawn about ten years ago…

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Stewie D
Feb 22, 2016 2:49 pm

Hi all My grandma recently pulled up the grass at the front of the house and replaced it with paver She paid the guy in full , he told her he would be coming back to…

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dellam
Feb 20, 2016 6:32 pm
6banga
6banga
19 February 2016

Onion Weed - Help! how do you get rid of it...

Onion Weed - Help! how do you get rid of it...

Im just glad im not the only one lol. Best time to tackle it is after extreme rainfall I find you can pull them up sometimes with the bulb still attached as the soil is…

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6banga
Feb 19, 2016 7:22 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
18 February 2016

Landscaping Highly Reactive Sites

Landscaping Highly Reactive Sites

You can have whatever landscape you want, just depends on how much money/time you want to spend. I know plenty of people living in the west of Melb on hideous clay but…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 18, 2016 7:44 am
Joker
Joker
17 February 2016

Paving a garden bed edge

Paving a garden bed edge

You tube has lots of how to do videos ? Was watching one just a few days ago, simple once you are shown.

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Joker
Feb 17, 2016 11:54 pm
6banga
6banga
17 February 2016

Please help identify this grass/weed

Please help identify this grass/weed

Hi There That is crab weed grass please copy and paste the below and see under crab weed grass http://faculty.valenciacollege.edu/tkle ... /weeds.htm Its a very common…

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6banga
Feb 17, 2016 9:07 pm
6banga
6banga
17 February 2016

Why does my Sapphire seed so much.....

Why does my Sapphire seed so much.....

Sapphire is a good breed of buffalo lawn I have done much research on it and decided to buy myself against sir walter. Is your lawn thatchy at all? Bufallo will generally…

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6banga
Feb 17, 2016 8:47 pm
6banga
6banga
17 February 2016

Backyard not quite level

Backyard not quite level

Can you please post a picture of what it looks like now. I think it would be ok what I would do is build the level up against your slab by adding soil and have a slight…

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6banga
Feb 17, 2016 8:29 pm
6banga
6banga
17 February 2016

horizontal slat gate mounting

horizontal slat gate mounting

HI Everyone. I picked up some sturdy steel horizontal slat gates. I was going to mount them on a piece of RHS 50mm x 50mm and dyna bolt them to the brick wall on the…

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6banga
Feb 17, 2016 7:42 pm
raina
raina
15 February 2016

Need some advice regarding Timber vs Colorbond sheds

Need some advice regarding Timber vs Colorbond sheds

Hi all, We are building in sydney and we want to install a small sized shed in our backyard for garden supplies and other bits and pieces. We like Timbersheds but they…

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raina
Feb 15, 2016 12:15 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 February 2016

Lawn beetle problem

Lawn beetle problem

It sounds like you may have an infestation of these beetles that is slowly killing your lawn seeing as your prep as per Fu's guide must be sound. While I try and find an…

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Stewie D
Feb 14, 2016 11:11 pm
MrBee
MrBee
14 February 2016

H4 timber posts in ground what to do help....

H4 timber posts in ground what to do help....

If you're that worried about it you should probably instead use something like this http://www.bunnings.com.au/ridgi-150-x- ... r_p1080303

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MrBee
Feb 14, 2016 12:41 pm
MrBee
piscean
piscean
13 February 2016

Wonky Front Path; Yes or No?

Wonky Front Path; Yes or No?

I would forget the s shape, people will just cut corners if it isn't a fairly straight run. Offset, slightly curved, straight, but don't make it longer or more cumbersome…

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piscean
Feb 13, 2016 3:29 am
6banga
6banga
12 February 2016

Help Building Steel Gal Retaining Wall

Help Building Steel Gal Retaining Wall

Is throwing bricks and rocks in cutting corners? Im making sure as a bare minimum that my wall height is 600mm im planting my gal post at least 600mm in the ground also?…

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6banga
Feb 12, 2016 6:49 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
10 February 2016

Driveways on acreage

Driveways on acreage

My access road on my acreage was about 600m+. It cost about $30,000. Most of this was for materials and cartage. For your 40m driveway expect between $1,000 & $2,000

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Beetaloo
Feb 10, 2016 10:07 pm
Beetaloo
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 February 2016

Excessive seed heads in Santa Ana Couch lawn

Excessive seed heads in Santa Ana Couch lawn

I'm certainly not complaining. Last summer was pretty dry for us too for a few long periods and I had to do a lot of watering. This year hardly any apart from pot…

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Stewie D
Feb 08, 2016 1:20 pm
Shambini
Shambini
7 February 2016

One year old Lily Pilly's - do I prune, huge size variance

One year old Lily Pilly's - do I prune, huge size variance

Tip pruning will encourage growth and also make them bushier. Try to do it on a cloudy day to prevent the leaves from burning. Spray the foliage and with a 50/50 blend of…

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Shambini
Feb 07, 2016 9:08 pm
Shambini
MadamImAdam
MadamImAdam
5 February 2016

HELP!!!! Retaining an unsold lot

HELP!!!! Retaining an unsold lot

The state of the land at registration date is considered to be the natural ground level. You are only required to retain as per natural ground level. Having said that, I…

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MadamImAdam
Feb 05, 2016 7:30 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
3 February 2016

Building a pond to control mosquitos

Building a pond to control mosquitos

D101 you also have to remember that mossies may need water to breed - mostly in ponds but even in the water of large crown leaves but they eat plant material and nectar.…

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Stewie D
Feb 03, 2016 8:28 am
Martin Johnson
Martin Johnson
2 February 2016

Advice!!

Advice!!

If moisture is getting into the masonry wall eliminate source of moisture by properly tuckpointing any cracks or missing mortar in the wall or patching concrete with a…

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Martin Johnson
Feb 02, 2016 5:00 pm
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starrynightz
Feb 02, 2016 4:07 pm
Charley
Charley
2 February 2016

Screening plants.....

Screening plants.....

Hibiscus and they have beautiful flowers viewtopic.php?t=81011

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Charley
Feb 02, 2016 12:51 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
31 January 2016

Help identify this tree please :)

Help identify this tree please :)

Is it a Tuckeroo - a lovely tree. Doesn't grow too high AND has non-invasive roots. BUT - I'm no expert - maybe someone will tell you it isn't ... :)

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Saint Mike
Jan 31, 2016 9:04 am
Saint Mike
jknightsmith
jknightsmith
30 January 2016

Retaining wall ideas

Retaining wall ideas

Hi Depends what material you are using. And what you want to spend. I used car pine and put jarrah on top as a seat. I bought an electric plane from Bunnings and ran it…

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jknightsmith
Jan 30, 2016 4:48 pm
MDRL
MDRL
29 January 2016

Landscape design and construction

Landscape design and construction

Hi, I am building a house in Marsden Park NSW 2760. Any recommended companies to get the landscaping done?

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MDRL
Jan 29, 2016 8:55 am

I haven't posted up here for a while...hows everyone going? :) Here my project over the Christmas break. Got my hands on a real which I cut then used as a table for my…

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Michelle
Jan 29, 2016 8:25 am
Michelle
Pants001
Pants001
28 January 2016

What is the best approach at landscaping?

What is the best approach at landscaping?

anyone who could help me with this please? Thanks. Skull try this bloke, he will quote you for just a plan Then you can get prices from him and other landscapers or do…

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Pants001
Jan 28, 2016 4:02 pm
bullswool
bullswool
27 January 2016

Purple Wisteria

Purple Wisteria

Hi Emmz, I was thinking about Wisteria for my house too! And was just reading up about it on w/end. Did you know that chinese Wisteria loose leaves in winter but an…

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bullswool
Jan 27, 2016 10:24 pm
bullswool
bullswool
27 January 2016

DIY costs and complexity for Pebble Path?

DIY costs and complexity for Pebble Path?
1, 2, 3

I've a question about the height of the soil before laying the pavers. Mine is maybe 150mm below where I want the height of the pavers. And I'm worried that if I build up…

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bullswool
Jan 27, 2016 10:11 pm
perthgirl16
perthgirl16
27 January 2016

Landscaping pics?

Landscaping pics?

Garden design was $550 and that included detailed overhead plan, plant list and pot sizes, planting instructions / soil preparation etc Made the whole job very…

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perthgirl16
Jan 27, 2016 3:11 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
25 January 2016

Garden bed planting advice

Garden bed planting advice

Ficus get big eventually thats why they are not recommended. Depending on height you want here is a few that work in Melb; Chosiya Ternata murraya paniculata Trellis on…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 25, 2016 11:30 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 January 2016

Will a lawn grow near an established gum?

Will a lawn grow near an established gum?

There is a mature Gum about 10m high and a canopy spread of about 5m not too far from us with buffalo right up to it and the lawn looks very healthy. The Gum tree has a…

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Stewie D
Jan 25, 2016 3:07 pm
Lorri
Lorri
23 January 2016

Landscaping large areas.

Landscaping large areas.

Hi I see there are a few people building on large blocks and acreage and we will be doing the same in a few months time. Maybe we could put hints and advice on here to…

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Lorri
Jan 23, 2016 3:09 am
Lorri
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 January 2016

Transplanted manchurian pear trees

Transplanted manchurian pear trees

Unless you have free draining soil around them I'd say yes. As per my previous post- look at covering them with shade cloth to keep the worst of the heat off them and give…

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Stewie D
Jan 21, 2016 4:03 pm

Hi guys, I wonder if anyone has experience with garden edging? We've laid some road base (will be some concrete 'pads' constructed for granite pavers to be glued to) My…

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toucan
Jan 20, 2016 9:31 pm
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Charley
Jan 20, 2016 7:02 pm
VerticalGardener
VerticalGardener
20 January 2016

Vertical Garden advice

Vertical Garden advice

auds..... You are welcome! Feel free to ask any questions you may have! Amir

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VerticalGardener
Jan 20, 2016 12:58 pm
VerticalGardener
VerticalGardener
20 January 2016

Vertical garden/screening

Vertical garden/screening

Hi Leskie, I am a supplier and installer of Vertical Gardens. Coming from a building and landscaping background, I can provide you with some great advice for creating…

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VerticalGardener
Jan 20, 2016 9:23 am
aloenyx
aloenyx
19 January 2016

What option did you go with for a front path to your home?

What option did you go with for a front path to your home?

That looks really nice. I like the wide steps, especially with a double storey. Balances out the facade, plus I hate narrow little steps and paths.. :)

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aloenyx
Jan 19, 2016 5:31 pm
aloenyx
Nick87
Nick87
19 January 2016

Smartphone app for identifying plants

Smartphone app for identifying plants

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could recommend any apps on either android or iPhone that can reliably identify plants in NSW? Thanks for any help in advance.

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Nick87
Jan 19, 2016 2:37 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 January 2016

Topiary plant dying.

Topiary plant dying.

1) Upload your photos to an image hosting site like Photobucket. 2) Click on your photo that you want to post here. 3) Locate the IMG tag under "Share Links" on the right…

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Stewie D
Jan 18, 2016 10:02 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
17 January 2016

To late for Buffalo?

To late for Buffalo?

I agree with kidsbuggingme, you can lay anytime of the year. In my experience i find that laying buffalo in winter + shade = about %70 success over the lawn. It does self…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 17, 2016 10:58 pm
Lorri
Lorri
17 January 2016

Driveway trees and front landscaping on acreage

Driveway trees and front landscaping on acreage

Hi, our land is in Tasmania, but I thought that the Bal was the same Australia wide but maybe I am wrong, I haven't looked it up to see. We will be thinking about what we…

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Lorri
Jan 17, 2016 12:05 pm
Lorri
gwu69
gwu69
17 January 2016

Landscaping on Irregular Block

Landscaping on Irregular Block

We plan to build a provincial home at an irregular block with narrow front inside a court place. The challenge is to provide space for kids to play (4-14), nice relax back…

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gwu69
Jan 17, 2016 5:19 am
jschalky
jschalky
15 January 2016

HELP ! Kept turf rolls on pallet for too long before laying

HELP ! Kept turf rolls on pallet for too long before laying

yeah, i just laid mine. Didn't realize some of my lawn wasn't getting water for a day or so, went brown, though it was dead but it came back after a few weeks. Just give…

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jschalky
Jan 15, 2016 4:57 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
14 January 2016

Landscape plan and quote feedback

Landscape plan and quote feedback

Franky how did u go with the landscape quotes? Have you chosen a company yet? @ Orph build thread: viewtopic.php?t=78328 Dream Metricon Glendale 38 (Sydney)!

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Orpheus
Jan 14, 2016 3:27 am
Orpheus
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
13 January 2016

Wanting to plant buffalo but has couch invading-advise pls!

Wanting to plant buffalo but has couch invading-advise pls!

Don't bother pulling it out, any part left in the soil will regrow. Water the area well every second day or so to get the couch sprouting up and growing well then hit it…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 13, 2016 2:19 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
8 January 2016

Outdated patio and pool area - need inspiration/help!

Outdated patio and pool area - need inspiration/help!

Also, a water feature would look lovely cascading down one of your rock walls

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Bjhf
Jan 08, 2016 9:20 pm
Bjhf


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