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arcadelt
arcadelt
7 October 2018

Weeds and top soil

Weeds and top soil

There is an old definition that a weeds is any plant that is in the wrong place; however, that is not a weed, but clover, which is recommended in lawns under some…

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arcadelt
Oct 07, 2018 10:38 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
6 October 2018

Think landscapers drainage is not going to work

Think landscapers drainage is not going to work

It is difficult without being on site and knowing the levels but it would seem that Metricon has handed over a property without the correct slope away from the slab. The…

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SaveH2O
Oct 06, 2018 11:34 am
SaveH2O
MprCjr
MprCjr
5 October 2018

Sir Walter turf.... Is it dead?

Sir Walter turf.... Is it dead?

Thank you for the tips - it’s definitely worth a try.

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MprCjr
Oct 05, 2018 4:34 pm
aussieta
aussieta
4 October 2018

SOS: Fencing and boundary

SOS: Fencing and boundary

just wait until neighbor starts screwing metal screening/art onto your wall

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aussieta
Oct 04, 2018 12:46 pm
aussieta
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
3 October 2018

Sir walter buffalo backyard

Sir walter buffalo backyard

Great Job, but if have a quick way to make green,I think it is installing artificial grass!!!

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mynameisjonas
Oct 03, 2018 5:55 pm
fyeahm
fyeahm
28 September 2018

Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.

Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.

I believe the invader is Winter Grass? If so, you might want to try Amgrow Winter Grass Killer from Bunnings ($24). It kills the Winter Grass, not the Buffalo.

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fyeahm
Sep 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Vyls1wa
Vyls1wa
26 September 2018

Couch invading empire zoysia

Couch invading empire zoysia

Hi there, short of killing off my lawn and starting again, is there a targeted approach to removing couch from an empire zoysia lawn. The zoysia is definitely dominate,…

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Vyls1wa
Sep 26, 2018 2:53 pm

We have a sloping block that is partly tiered and covered with couch grass and has fruit trees and veg beds distributed throughout the area. The goal is to remove the…

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Philmm
Sep 22, 2018 9:52 am

Hi everyone. Slowly chipping away at the landscaping around our new place and finishing off around the immediate house and alfresco. Grass seed has taken well for how…

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jazig_k
Sep 19, 2018 12:05 pm
DawsonsCreek
DawsonsCreek
18 September 2018

Chicken Manure?

Chicken Manure?

Hi All, I am fortunate enough to have a large chicken company close by that sells chicken manure at very low cost. I know fresh chicken manure burns roots, but would be…

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DawsonsCreek
Sep 18, 2018 10:47 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
15 September 2018

Plant ideas

Plant ideas

A picture of the section would be useful. Also if you have a dog, don't plant brunfelsia as their seed pods are poisonous. Does it get full sun, is it overshadowed by eaves?

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SteveMc
Sep 15, 2018 3:44 pm
SteveMc
julia1301
julia1301
14 September 2018

Playground Ideas - Softfall Material

Playground Ideas - Softfall Material

Hi Marz1983 Its called Power Play Soft Fall. Its certified for playgrounds and schools etc. doesn't hurt your feet to walk on like traditional mulch

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julia1301
Sep 14, 2018 12:37 pm
julia1301

Hi Guys, We are close to engaging a landscape designer and looking for Landscape ideas. We do have a 2 mtr fall across our lot where the house sits, so we will be looking…

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Niel07
Sep 09, 2018 7:59 pm

A couple of plants in my muraya hedge are going from healthy plants to all the leaves dropping off within a couple of months. There is still new growth at the the top of…

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Skeney
Sep 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Klara8
Klara8
9 September 2018

Front yard

Front yard

Hello! My front yard is tiled. On the sides there are bushes. I do not like gardening at all. I like minimalism in everything. In the interior too. The front yard can be…

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Klara8
Sep 09, 2018 2:22 am
Klara8
SteveMc
SteveMc
8 September 2018

Block wall cost

Block wall cost

Guys. The rules regarding engineering also apply at any height wall (yes, even 30cm) within 1 metre of a boundary.

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SteveMc
Sep 08, 2018 4:29 pm
SteveMc
brownbag
brownbag
6 September 2018

How to dampproof a brick wall before planting

How to dampproof a brick wall before planting

I have a section of my brick house which has a garden bed directly against it. I'd like to damp-proof it before I replant. I have a can of bitumen paint but am happy to…

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brownbag
Sep 06, 2018 7:28 pm
Drew01
Drew01
31 August 2018

Possum deterrents?

Possum deterrents?

They ate most of our tree!! I hate possums having grown up catching them when they got into our roof... Mothballs have been successful for us in the past on all of our…

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Drew01
Aug 31, 2018 8:45 pm
Drew01
alexp79
alexp79
31 August 2018

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Agg drainage should be be on your side, not on neighbours', as the footings will be positioned towards your side. You can put a fence on top of your retaining wall.

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alexp79
Aug 31, 2018 2:26 pm

I used this stuff which isn't cheap but was highly recommended to me by a landscaper who uses alot of natural stone. but I have to say it works a treat on sandstone. Bat…

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SteveMc
Aug 28, 2018 11:24 pm
SteveMc
greengumby
greengumby
21 August 2018

Retaining wall against a pool

Retaining wall against a pool

Hi, Looking for advice on how to build a low retaining wall (1-2ft high) up against the side of an existing fibreglass pool. Once the wall is complete I would like to…

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greengumby
Aug 21, 2018 2:16 am

Hi, I have a basic timber paling fence round my property ~ 1.8m high. The neighbours on the west have a smaller house with a larger back yard. They frequently entertain…

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Cleanshirtru
Aug 13, 2018 5:09 pm
kirk
kirk
11 August 2018

Crepe Myrtle advice

Crepe Myrtle advice

Thanks. I'm going to go the hard prune route tomorrow and lop off half the main trunk so that I can reset and hopefully get some growth outward so it looks more like a…

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kirk
Aug 11, 2018 6:04 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
10 August 2018

Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Having had a similar build on piers/posts/bearers I share your concerns. Avoid any possible water movement to your piers/posts and your all good. In my case I had piers in…

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SteveMc
Aug 10, 2018 7:39 pm
SteveMc
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
10 August 2018

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017

My Landscaping Journey - All Pics back in place. 12/08/2017
1 ... 14, 15, 16

Hi, Sorry for the slow reply, I took them out before laying the pavers.

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KnockItDown
Aug 10, 2018 9:57 am
KnockItDown
aussieta
aussieta
6 August 2018

tree loppers

tree loppers

does anybody have a rough guide price to remove some large eucalypts mornington peninsula victoria they are about 12 metres high with a trunk of around 500mm i realise…

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aussieta
Aug 06, 2018 5:32 pm
aussieta
yoyohv
yoyohv
5 August 2018

Cost of landscaping

Cost of landscaping

Haha... Right now I am in the process of gathering all of the info I can to diy our driveway... We spent a lot of money on an emergency trip overseas and now our budget is…

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yoyohv
Aug 05, 2018 11:40 pm
Stella L
Stella L
3 August 2018

Vertical Gardens or not?

Vertical Gardens or not?

Gaudi, Thank you very much for your answer. Luckily, my mom gave me the same piece of advice when it comes to choosing the right plants. The plants I've chosen are low…

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Stella L
Aug 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Stella L

After a knock down rebuild we decided to put in a native garden in the front. All the plants have been in for approx 3 months and now need to mulch the garden. I have…

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colin1
Aug 03, 2018 5:56 pm
colin1
Littlegem
Littlegem
29 July 2018

Murraya paniculata

Murraya paniculata

Murraya does not have invasive roots.

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Littlegem
Jul 29, 2018 8:51 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 July 2018

Tall fescue grass

Tall fescue grass

Can anyone recommend good tall fescue seeds for oversowing? And where to buy them? I’m in Melbourne. I have a few bare patches from between where the lawn squares were…

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Gaudi
Jul 22, 2018 10:38 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
22 July 2018

Tips/ guide to laying brick edging

Tips/ guide to laying brick edging

You would be laying down a reinforced concrete footing, so you add reinforcing steel in a similar way you would for a slab.

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arcadelt
Jul 22, 2018 8:26 pm
dereklotts
dereklotts
20 July 2018

Need help on revive my lawn...

Need help on revive my lawn...

I know this thread is quite old, but some questions and answers never age. So, as I stumbled upon this thread, in which I learned something new, maybe someone else will do…

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dereklotts
Jul 20, 2018 3:31 am
dereklotts

laying soil and Turf myself

laying soil and Turf myself

Our turf wasn’t hard to lay because they were in manageable sizes. Just need a good smooth base to work with or it will be lumpy. We also had a team of about 7 so it…

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1sttimer_stoneridge
Jul 19, 2018 7:09 pm
1sttimer_stoneridge
arcadelt
arcadelt
15 July 2018

Pebbles around plants

Pebbles around plants

Certainly take the plants out of their pots and plant them directly in the ground, that way the root ball can spread out and you won’t need to water them so often. If…

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arcadelt
Jul 15, 2018 6:49 pm
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
8 July 2018

Garden lighting brand?

Garden lighting brand?

Super light are great products and have used them many times https://superlight.com.au/exterior-landscape-lighting/

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sparky_JsP
Jul 08, 2018 3:53 pm
sparky_JsP
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SaveH2O
Jul 07, 2018 12:34 pm
SaveH2O

So.... you have your elevation colours done, what next? That would be your landscaping and dressing of your externals. You need to forward think when designing and…

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Michelle
Jun 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Michelle
Gina
Gina
12 June 2018

Grass Identificationh

Grass Identificationh

Great thank you. Need to replace some that we ruined on a neighbours fence line when the fencers were working.

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Gina
Jun 12, 2018 6:54 pm
indu.singh0602
indu.singh0602
11 June 2018

Building retaining wall

Building retaining wall

Need reliable and affordable landscaper recommendations for building retaining wall and a deck in Cherrybrook NSW.

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indu.singh0602
Jun 11, 2018 6:20 pm
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BrownDog77
Jun 08, 2018 7:57 am
aaronaaronaaron
aaronaaronaaron
5 June 2018

Removing rock to lay turf

Removing rock to lay turf

I have an old rock retaining wall in the middle of my lawn that now needs to have lawn at the top of the walls current height. The wall is not load bearing and just in the…

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aaronaaronaaron
Jun 05, 2018 1:20 pm
Suewoodroffe1
Suewoodroffe1
4 June 2018

Potting & soil mix

Potting & soil mix

I have a potting mix recipe that calls for sharp sand. Can't find it anywhere. Could zeolite be classified as sharp sand? Or does anybody know what sharp sand is called in…

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Suewoodroffe1
Jun 04, 2018 3:57 pm
colin1
colin1
1 June 2018

Just Laid Matilda Turf atthis time of year

Just Laid Matilda Turf atthis time of year

Thanks for the reply. After looking at your lawn pictures if mine turns out anything like yours I will be verry happy Col

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colin1
Jun 01, 2018 11:32 am
colin1
gwu69
gwu69
28 May 2018

Build over Easement dilemma, Any Suggestions?

Build over Easement dilemma, Any Suggestions?

We have a 1.83m Easement along the west boundary, try to apply for BOE consent from council in order to build a masonry fence with wrought iron infills. However, council…

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gwu69
May 29, 2018 12:18 am
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Gaudi
May 23, 2018 12:13 am

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