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mb21
mb21
7 November 2015

Native front garden ideas

Native front garden ideas

Hi Hoping some people can give me ideas for plants or even post pictures for native gardens. Currently thinking of using a Christmas tree bush as a feature tree with…

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mb21
Nov 07, 2015 10:10 pm
Mon445
Mon445
5 November 2015

looking for landscaper in Sydney

looking for landscaper in Sydney

Urban jungle landscapes. He's based in Caringbah. Check out their Facebook Mon

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Mon445
Nov 05, 2015 8:52 pm
newey
newey
5 November 2015

feed back on annual lawn maintenance

feed back on annual lawn maintenance

probably good idea on coring the lawn but I haven't in the 3 years its been down although a screwdriver can be pushed down 100mm easy or more. I tend to only do scotts at…

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newey
Nov 05, 2015 10:23 am
newey
newey
5 November 2015

MP Rotators - Not working! HELP!

MP Rotators - Not working! HELP!

How many are you trying to run at once? what series or colour rotators? You may need to do a test to see what flow your tap can do per minute.

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newey
Nov 05, 2015 10:14 am
allouttrees
allouttrees
3 November 2015

Looking for Tree Removal Adelaide ?

Looking for Tree Removal Adelaide ?

Our professionals have the knowledge and skills to offer a comprehensive tree services. In addition to tree removal, our specialists also perform stump removal, tree…

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allouttrees
Nov 03, 2015 5:32 pm
jen_t
jen_t
3 November 2015

Can anyone please help to identify this tree?

Can anyone please help to identify this tree?

Thanks Oldies for the potential lead - will have to check that out. No - I have never seen any fruit on the tree. I'm thinking of taking this picture to one of the tree…

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jen_t
Nov 03, 2015 2:38 pm
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
30 October 2015

Retaining Wall options (my wall blog)

Retaining Wall options (my wall blog)

Good looking wall. I used the same block supplier for both of my walls.

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KnockItDown
Oct 30, 2015 1:46 pm
KnockItDown
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
30 October 2015

Turf Rolls or Turf Slabs?

Turf Rolls or Turf Slabs?

I would guess the "slabs" would cost more as it is different from the normal rolls that most turf farms sell so would probably involve more work for them to cut it.

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Kelgofast
Oct 30, 2015 12:17 pm
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
Kelgofast
30 October 2015

How to stop lawn growing into garden bed

How to stop lawn growing into garden bed

Did you put any of that black plastic stuff down before installing your garden? I think its called weed matting or something. That's the only way I know too stop weeds and…

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Kelgofast
Oct 30, 2015 12:06 pm
Kelgofast
lookout magpie
lookout magpie
28 October 2015

Yogie's landscape thread - turf, path & paving - Help

Yogie's landscape thread - turf, path & paving - Help

Hi 1. Really need a pic to understand what your on about here. 2 . Depends on budget but not bad idea. Could use 75 ×25 mm timber edge or a paver edge. Seeds from next…

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lookout magpie
Oct 28, 2015 8:34 pm

Hi there, we had a retaining wall constructed approx 2 years ago. It's core filled besser blocks, then rendered/bagged in a cream/light sand colour. The render has never…

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daniboombani
Oct 28, 2015 2:27 pm
Chaton
Chaton
27 October 2015

Landscaper recommendations for North Brisbane?

Landscaper recommendations for North Brisbane?

Hello all, Can anyone recommend a landscaper in North Brisbane? Our yard is pretty small, and we want to focus on useful and edible plants. Any landscapers in the…

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Chaton
Oct 27, 2015 10:22 am
Chaton
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
26 October 2015

Retaining Wall - Timber - any concerns?

Retaining Wall - Timber - any concerns?

Hi The Huntbegins Firstly may I compliment you on your photo mark up and sketch. :) There should be no issues with Steel post and timber rails I've calculated the height…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 26, 2015 7:45 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Wanbrow
Wanbrow
25 October 2015

Any idea what this is?

Any idea what this is?

thanks for the answers. i was seriously about to pull it out when i remembered this post. been a long time since I've been in the garden!

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Wanbrow
Oct 25, 2015 5:35 pm
adam one million
adam one million
25 October 2015

low level retaining wall?

low level retaining wall?

getting the drain lowered would be the faster and cheaper option. As someone has mentioned, if its an overflow gully it should be below the next lowest drain (e.g.,…

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adam one million
Oct 25, 2015 5:35 pm

Hello I've spent a bit of time trying to diagnose a problem with my native Frangipani. I've planted three of them, one of which was from a different nursery. It came with…

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adam one million
Oct 25, 2015 10:43 am
subwayJ
subwayJ
23 October 2015

Amount of Piggy Post needed

Amount of Piggy Post needed

based on that it seems I am way under. Damn. Hopefully it works out.

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subwayJ
Oct 23, 2015 5:58 pm
mightymo
mightymo
20 October 2015

Difference between Empire & Platinum Zoysia?

Difference between Empire & Platinum Zoysia?

There a bunch of different zoysia grasses on the market a lot of them aren't great oz wide. I have to say, like you, it's very bloody…

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mightymo
Oct 20, 2015 4:40 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
19 October 2015

Santa Anna Couch or Sir Walter in a Shady Corner

Santa Anna Couch or Sir Walter in a Shady Corner

Get a buffalo, doesn't have to be SW, any of them will be fine. The shade will only increase during the cooler months and the couch will struggle.

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 19, 2015 3:58 pm
Andrew37
Andrew37
19 October 2015

Backyard in the desert with some complications

Backyard in the desert with some complications

Gday. No water restrictions and other people have grass. Fake turf will get too hot imo. Garden beds is something im thinking about. Thanks for the reply!

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Andrew37
Oct 19, 2015 9:41 am
Old mate
Old mate
18 October 2015

How to improve my turf?

How to improve my turf?

Agree with the above. Backfill with mix of compost and sand. Top dress with the same. Any topdressing will help as will increase the size of topsoil above cracker dust.…

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Old mate
Oct 18, 2015 12:46 pm
aloenyx
aloenyx
18 October 2015

Anyone know of a good landscaper out near Pakenham?

Anyone know of a good landscaper out near Pakenham?

I need a quote for landscaping to give to the bank (plus I'll need a landscaper when the house is built). I can't find many online or any that have reviews. If I can't…

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aloenyx
Oct 18, 2015 11:28 am
aloenyx
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
15 October 2015

Landscaping quotes help! Somerfield Keysborough

Landscaping quotes help! Somerfield Keysborough

I reckon it all looks reasonable enough. Blue stone paving on a slab is around $250 - 300 m2 supply/install/grout/seal so you actually have a good price. Labour is the…

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BeatrixKiddo
Oct 15, 2015 7:29 pm

I have rooted a sample. ON left is winter grass and on right is the weed I would like to know what it is. You can see that the winter grass has rounded leafs as the…

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jastreb
Oct 15, 2015 1:47 pm
grom40
grom40
13 October 2015

Garden Photos

Garden Photos

Looking good Steph ::lol:: Why people plant ivy I will never understand! I lived in the Dandenongs (Victoria) as a child and we used to have to pull ivy off trees and other…

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grom40
Oct 13, 2015 10:36 am
grom40
monalisa
monalisa
12 October 2015

Drainage Issues - please help!!!!

Drainage Issues - please help!!!!

Hi all! We are building our home with Metricon - just got past lock up stage at the moment. We are having issues with drainage on site - our land is sloping sideways it…

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monalisa
Oct 12, 2015 8:52 pm
monalisa
Ponzu
Ponzu
12 October 2015

Is my Sapphire Buffalo turf dead? Please help..

Is my Sapphire Buffalo turf dead? Please help..

Weed and feed is a product brand name. It's a mix of broad leaf herbicide and power feed. Terrible product as it also affects the grass somewhat while killing weeds.…

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Ponzu
Oct 12, 2015 8:00 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
11 October 2015

What tree is this??

What tree is this??

Sorry - a habit of mine. Mrs SM tells me no one will understand ... :)

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Saint Mike
Oct 11, 2015 7:29 pm
Saint Mike
SJ_house13
SJ_house13
10 October 2015

Houzz - search for ordinary houses?

Houzz - search for ordinary houses?

Have you tried Pintrest? I searched up modern front yards and there's some simple ones there Our First Build /viewtopic.php?t=79716

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SJ_house13
Oct 10, 2015 5:05 pm
Travisd
Travisd
10 October 2015

timber retaining wall

timber retaining wall

Hi all, I currently have a timber retaining wall. What would be an acceptable way of extending the steel h/i beams around 250mm? Cheers

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Travisd
Oct 10, 2015 3:53 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
9 October 2015

Can anyone identify this tree?

Can anyone identify this tree?

Yes I agree ornamental or manchurian pear. Be aware there flowers absolutely stink but are beautiful

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Crazyk
Oct 09, 2015 5:43 pm
Crazyk
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
7 October 2015

Re level lawn

Re level lawn

yeh re turf it, disturbing the roots and trying to replant it never works apparently, according to a horticulturist friend of mine. Definitely kill it first, preferably…

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rebuilder86
Oct 07, 2015 7:50 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
7 October 2015

Plants comments

Plants comments

yes daphne, you were asking…

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Leksie5000
Oct 07, 2015 5:21 pm
Megera
Megera
7 October 2015

Tree ID

Tree ID

So I took a look around the estate today and it seems that these trees are planted throughout the estate except for on one block (those look like gum trees). We also drove…

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Megera
Oct 07, 2015 4:13 pm
Megera
deeps
deeps
7 October 2015

Where to purchase bentonite clay

Where to purchase bentonite clay

Is it recommended to add Zeolite and Bentonite after the lawn has been laid?

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deeps
Oct 07, 2015 3:02 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 October 2015

Depth of retic and electrical conduits under paving

Depth of retic and electrical conduits under paving

Personally, if it were my house I would be happy enough to lay it at the bottom of the road base - but I would use orange rigid HD PVC conduit. I'd put danger tape just…

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 07, 2015 11:59 am
1960sModernistHome
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
7 October 2015

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Apart from the online design place in this thread, not much. They all start…

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mynameisjonas
Oct 07, 2015 8:18 am
grom40
grom40
5 October 2015

Plant Suggestions please - Picture of my Home

Plant Suggestions please - Picture of my Home

Hi Marsh86, You might get some replies if you specify things such as: where is your house? (suburb/state) Which way does this garden face? (north, south, east, west) and…

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grom40
Oct 05, 2015 2:15 pm
grom40
FranticD
FranticD
5 October 2015

Top soiling my lawn

Top soiling my lawn

I was thinking of getting the 80/20? is that the same as organic compost plus sand? http://parkleasandsoil.com.au/landscape ... -underlay/ But would that help address the levels?

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FranticD
Oct 05, 2015 9:24 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 October 2015

small tree that blooms (or a beauty) in winter

small tree that blooms (or a beauty) in winter

Yes. The wattle, as bashworth suggested. But if you or your family suffer from hay-fever, don't plant an acacia! Two other yellow flowering trees spring to mind: I have a…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Hootie
Hootie
3 October 2015

Verge landscaping question - from a non-green thumb person

Verge landscaping question - from a non-green thumb person

Hey all, This might seem a silly question, but we are not people with green thumbs and do not normally DIY so here goes. We have a corner lot with a walkway in front and…

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Hootie
Oct 03, 2015 11:30 pm
Hootie
Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
30 September 2015

Retaining Walls and General Landscape Design HELP!!

Retaining Walls and General Landscape Design HELP!!

Try googling for a 'garden designer' or 'landscape designer'. We also offer a full landscape design service, including offering designs for clients they want to attempt…

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Online Gardener AU
Sep 30, 2015 8:12 pm
Online Gardener AU
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 September 2015

Verandah post in/part of retaining wall.

Verandah post in/part of retaining wall.

Ideally you would want to keep the retainer wall post away from the verandah post but not much. There should not be too much effect on each other due to the footings being…

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Adam.M
Sep 30, 2015 10:35 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
29 September 2015

Winter Grass Removal

Winter Grass Removal

Winter grass is a common problem everywhere. Most lawns you see driving along are kikuyu, poa and kik are similar colours so it far less noticeable. You only really see…

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 29, 2015 10:01 pm

hi :) i've just tried it - it works for…

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yvonneh
Sep 28, 2015 5:40 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
27 September 2015

Weed or wildflowers? Identification please

Weed or wildflowers? Identification please

Thanks! Was over at a friend's place and they also confirmed they are osteospermum which are African daisies! Good one Mrsmel :)

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yvonneh
Sep 27, 2015 10:00 pm

Bummer about the house not coming through. The first pic you have looks great! But for dogs it should be 1.8m high and not see through if you can. We have a dilemma now…

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yvonneh
Sep 27, 2015 11:00 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
26 September 2015

What type of lawn is this?

What type of lawn is this?

Bloody hard to tell.. as it looks mostly like lots of weeds mixed with some kikuyu and winter grasses..

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 26, 2015 9:58 pm
Spoonman
Spoonman
25 September 2015

Yet another turf question.

Yet another turf question.

Cool that sounds like the plan I will go with. Thanks heaps for the advice. I will hopefully get started sorting out what I need this weekend and take it from there.…

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Spoonman
Sep 25, 2015 10:00 pm


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