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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 9:02 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 9:58 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 11:05 am
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 4:19 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 3:57 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 2:27 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 1:19 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 8:20 pm
Bjhf
Matt1
Matt1
4 January 2016

Subsurface irrigation for lawn

Subsurface irrigation for lawn

Lookup Toro Drip-In PC with Root Guard. I'll be installing this under my turf and gardens in the next month or so. Plenty of plans on the net. Ran the idea past a…

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Matt1
Jan 04, 2016 1:59 pm
Matt1
mustard
mustard
4 January 2016

Cheap alternative to pebbles

Cheap alternative to pebbles

mate .. contact your local council recycling centres.. and look for recycled aggregate or similar.. then do a top layer of your river pebbles. thats pretty much the best…

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mustard
Jan 04, 2016 8:02 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 January 2016

Buffalo maintenance

Buffalo maintenance

Healthy buffalo will send out runners and should in time take over the dead spots. If it really annoys you and it is taking its time to regrow into those bare parts, maybe…

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Stewie D
Jan 02, 2016 12:26 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 December 2015

safe food grade plastic for wicking bed

safe food grade plastic for wicking bed

Polypropylene is food grade and it also complies with AS/NZS 4020 - Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water. This includes testing for the leaching of…

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SaveH2O
Dec 31, 2015 10:49 pm
SaveH2O
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
24 December 2015

Help with Crepe Myrtle

Help with Crepe Myrtle

Woods chips aren't causing the op's issue, it's lack of water & most likely heat. Depending on the quality of tree stock, the root system maybe poor.. If this is the case…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 24, 2015 9:09 am

I think a DEB works best for a smaller drop and a wall works best for a higher drop. Another factor is what your neighbours have done and wheather or not it conforms to…

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MadamImAdam
Dec 24, 2015 7:43 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
23 December 2015

Lawn seed for new lawn

Lawn seed for new lawn

How cold are we talking? Snow or heaps of frosts? What is summer like ie dry/hot? If its cool and wet year round then RTF seed is one option.

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 23, 2015 2:37 pm
aussieta
aussieta
20 December 2015

Irrigation questions answered

Irrigation questions answered
1, 2, 3

Hi Fu or anyone else that has some ideas i have 2.5 acres of extremely sandy soil i am adding manure to the soil as fast as i can but obviously is a slow process on an…

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aussieta
Dec 20, 2015 9:00 am
aussieta
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 December 2015

Help identify this week and kill

Help identify this week and kill

I'm unsure what type it is but we have it our place too. It is easily controlled by just pulling it out. They don't seem to have deep or large root systems. Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 18, 2015 2:00 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 December 2015

courtyard outdoor inspiration

courtyard outdoor inspiration

If you have a look at the Houzz website and type in small courtyard you get this... http://www.houzz.com.au/photos/query/Sm ... ard/nqrwns Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 18, 2015 1:52 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
17 December 2015

Clay, top soil and grass

Clay, top soil and grass

The idea is to try and break the seed cycle. You won't eliminate the chance but will diminish the possibility of large outbreaks of weeds.

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Crazyk
Dec 17, 2015 8:01 am
Crazyk
AKB
AKB
16 December 2015

Landscaping our half acre heaven- the last hooroo

Landscaping our half acre heaven- the last hooroo
1 ... 9, 10, 11

Omg Trees it looks amazing (you don't want to have a go at doing mine do you? ;-) )

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AKB
Dec 15, 2015 11:00 pm
AKB
Matt1
Matt1
10 December 2015

Concrete sleeper lawn edging

Concrete sleeper lawn edging

As a garden edge I think that would be more than enough.

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Matt1
Dec 10, 2015 10:05 pm
Matt1
cupidcutey
cupidcutey
10 December 2015

Sloping backyard with an easement

Sloping backyard with an easement

Hi, we moved into our first home in August, we built with Simonds. We have a 19m X 5m backyard. It is level at one side then slopes to around an 800mm fall in the corner…

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cupidcutey
Dec 10, 2015 7:49 pm
Blake.l
Blake.l
9 December 2015

how much compost/soil conditioners required for new turf ?

how much compost/soil conditioners required for new turf ?

I just laid turf on clay and was told with kye to cover the clay wih a thick coat of gypsum and at least 50mm of top soil… best to try to break up the clay first with a…

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Blake.l
Dec 09, 2015 5:51 pm
jj1
jj1
9 December 2015

Replacing the lawn ?

Replacing the lawn ?

Can't remember the brand/type exactly, but a cheaper version of "Sir Walter" is ringing a bell. You could well be right that the lawn is in fact not dead, but it sure…

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jj1
Dec 09, 2015 4:37 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 December 2015

Fake or Real Grass

Fake or Real Grass

Please consider using green mulches in your landscaping, or real grass, rather than using artificial lawn. We all need to cut down the "urban heat island effect".

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Treeseachanger
Dec 08, 2015 8:01 pm
jastreb
jastreb
8 December 2015

Weed Identification in lawn please

Weed Identification in lawn please

I have found a herbicide that is safe to use on buffalo and will control both the weeds as a pre emergent. Its called Surflan AS Herbicide. However I can't find where I…

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jastreb
Dec 08, 2015 2:12 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
7 December 2015

Fan palms

Fan palms

Thanks stewie I will look into those but I think I'm leaning more towards the windmill palm as they have a type of trunk that insulates the plant in cold weather and makes…

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Alex2424
Dec 07, 2015 9:58 am
ChristopherJ
ChristopherJ
5 December 2015

"Good Neighbour" fencing brisbane - cost

"Good Neighbour" fencing brisbane - cost

Yeah gotcha. Basically you would normally have 2.4m bays (and 3000 is too wide) so you're going to be using double the posts. You will need at…

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ChristopherJ
Dec 05, 2015 7:22 am

Digging up an old thread here, i would like to intall a fertigation setup fo rmy rear landscaping. I will have 2 stations (one for garden beds & one for lawn) and would…

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wrexter
Dec 02, 2015 3:24 pm
wrexter
MnT
MnT
1 December 2015

Does pigs face have a shallow root system?

Does pigs face have a shallow root system?

I already have it growing and was going to transplant it. The one I have is not a fast grower as its been in for 3 years but probably is more to do with the poor soil &…

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MnT
Dec 01, 2015 8:35 pm
MnT
claypot
claypot
1 December 2015

Boulder Retaining Wall - Cost effective?

Boulder Retaining Wall - Cost effective?

Hey bg100, Ours is only 600 - 800 mm high x 20 mts It is at the front of the house, on 10 acres so we have heaps of space. So I'm going to taper it back over 2 meters or…

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claypot
Dec 01, 2015 5:24 pm
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
1 December 2015

Where to start with repairing poor lawn

Where to start with repairing poor lawn

Agree with Stewie, read Fu's guide. As a minimum you'd want to top dress with compost and maybe add some bentonite, zeolite & spongolite to the top dress, then run an…

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Dukecaddy
Dec 01, 2015 12:25 pm
Dukecaddy
Alex2424
Alex2424
30 November 2015

Need help choosing plants for front garden

Need help choosing plants for front garden

Sorry about the late update guys, I have planted pig face succulents in these garden beds as I like the way they look and they seem to grow well in my area too. I dug out…

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Alex2424
Nov 30, 2015 10:30 am
Gaggy
Gaggy
29 November 2015

Help required regarding retaining wall and landscaping

Help required regarding retaining wall and landscaping

.......... I made sure tge retaining walls re less than 600 mm . Splitting the front one into two now…

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Gaggy
Nov 29, 2015 10:47 am
Gaggy
MrBee
MrBee
27 November 2015

Struggling Cycad Revoluta

Struggling Cycad Revoluta

What happened to Fu ?

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MrBee
Nov 27, 2015 3:56 pm
MrBee
mustard
mustard
26 November 2015

Dynamic lifter is it bad if so WHY?

Dynamic lifter is it bad if so WHY?

mate thanks a bunch for your reply !! its been bugging me for a while now :lol:

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mustard
Nov 26, 2015 10:29 am
murcod
murcod
25 November 2015

Fence used as retaining wall & water run off - SA law?

Fence used as retaining wall & water run off - SA law?

Their house was the last built on the street. So the boundary fence would have been in place before they built. Our place has been cut in on our side and a moss rock…

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murcod
Nov 25, 2015 10:45 am
aaronc
aaronc
23 November 2015

Vegetable Greenhouse

Vegetable Greenhouse

Hey guys you forgot the shade house market leader C-Mac Nursery Equipment! http://www.cmac.com.au/nursery-equipment/shade-houses

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aaronc
Nov 23, 2015 1:43 pm

hey all, almost done planning my deck build, however would like some critique and the build plan.. have tried to draw up as best possible, and appreciate your feedback…

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AceFI
Nov 20, 2015 1:17 pm
mb21
mb21
19 November 2015

What else to plant with lilli pilli

What else to plant with lilli pilli

I have 5 acmena smithii lilli pilli's left from my original 20 that I have grown from tube stock (15 where used for planting a hedge) and have been in 25cm pot for 10…

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mb21
Nov 19, 2015 9:15 pm
mb21
mb21
19 November 2015

Identify plant please

Identify plant please

Sorry for the late reply but thanks Osinode you are spot on

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mb21
Nov 19, 2015 9:06 pm
CapnBloodbeard
CapnBloodbeard
16 November 2015

What type of grass is this? Figuring out why lawn is dying

What type of grass is this? Figuring out why lawn is dying

Hi all, first time poster here. Earlier this year we redid the lawn at our Melbourne residence. Put some new topsoil down, seeded a new lawn. I don't remember exactly,…

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CapnBloodbeard
Nov 16, 2015 8:19 am
Franky40
Franky40
14 November 2015

Help identify a tree

Help identify a tree

Based on Google images and all the suggestions it does look like a golden elm. Now need to find out how big it grows viewtopic.php?t=78985

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Franky40
Nov 14, 2015 3:54 pm
Franky40
PHL
PHL
13 November 2015

Where to buy Zanthoxylum piperitum

Where to buy Zanthoxylum piperitum

I'm looking for a Zanthoxylum piperitum (Japanese Pepper, or Sansho) plant, ideally in Sydney. I've looked on-line, and there were leads to Diggers, but they do not appear…

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PHL
Nov 13, 2015 10:07 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
13 November 2015

Turf in Brisbane

Turf in Brisbane

Sorry guys, ignore part B. Have just found the awesome "Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf" - fantastic!

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Bjhf
Nov 13, 2015 1:04 pm
Bjhf


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