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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
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 2:59 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 9:02 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 1:26 pm
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 10:09 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 8:43 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 3:37 pm
aussieta
aussieta
20 December 2015

Irrigation questions answered

Irrigation questions answered
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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 10:00 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 3:00 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 2:52 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 9:01 am
Crazyk
AKB
AKB
16 December 2015

Landscaping our half acre heaven- the last hooroo

Landscaping our half acre heaven- the last hooroo
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Omg Trees it looks amazing (you don't want to have a go at doing mine do you? ;-) )

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AKB
Dec 16, 2015 12:00 am
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 11:05 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 8:49 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 6:51 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 5:37 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 9:01 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 3:12 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 10:58 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 8:22 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 4:24 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 9:35 pm
MnT

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