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Hey everyone, We are new to building so apologies if this has been answered before! We are building a single level house. We haven't had an offical site inspection yet…

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reneelms
Apr 25, 2017 4:04 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 April

Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts
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Hi icebreaka I am also looking for solution to retaining wall options for front yard for same reason. Did you end up using this retaining wall or are you happy to post…

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Gaudi
Apr 22, 2017 9:33 pm

We have concrete sleepers. My husband did all the work himself with some mates. It helps that he has an excavator with a post hole digger and he borrowed the sleeper…

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AJB
Apr 21, 2017 6:27 pm
AJB
cross74
cross74
21 April

Landscape Plan for existing house

Landscape Plan for existing house

Hello Cross74, This is Scott, an experienced Landscape Architecture. We are a Landscape firm/Landscape Contractor company in NY, we can provide you the most unique &…

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cross74
Apr 21, 2017 12:57 pm

Advice appreciated.

Advice appreciated.

Are they risers to indicate surface storm water points? If so you just need to cut them down and attach a grate. Sent from my Redmi Note 4 using Tapatalk

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shamuscassar.sc
Apr 14, 2017 6:57 am

Inground trampolines

Inground trampolines

Try to read this DIY inground Instructions at http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2011/05 ... tions.html. Hope this helps. :)

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nathancrowley
Apr 11, 2017 3:01 pm

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)

Landscaping a new house (Sydney)
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Wow, I love the colour of the oiled deck! Beautiful!

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The_Joneses
Apr 06, 2017 5:21 pm
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
5 April

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

Paint Colour for timber fence and front yard idea's

I'd go a dusty charcoal myself. If you plan to plant the area, that colour looks great with lush foliage.

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vgolfoz
Apr 05, 2017 1:27 pm
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DeKa
Apr 01, 2017 5:36 pm
DeKa
Francid1010
Francid1010
31 March

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Laying Turf to repair lawn

Hi all, I had several areas where there were bare patches and ditches in my lawn. I covered them with top soil in hope that the grass would spread across it and cover…

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Francid1010
Mar 31, 2017 9:25 am
Gravy
Gravy
30 March

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos
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Mate it looks sensational, hope my backyard turns out 1/2 as good as this!

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Gravy
Mar 30, 2017 10:49 pm
Gravy

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Hedging - how should I trim these?

Just quietly, I'd cut 'em back half their size. however, BeatrixKiddo is on the money for the less adventurous or skilled.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 27, 2017 11:21 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

you will see curling leaves on citrus in commercial wholesale nurseries. Water is regular. It's normally the fertilisers used to grow them doing it. Also, over watering…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 27, 2017 11:18 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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Lexi64
Mar 27, 2017 1:28 pm

Choosing seeds

Choosing seeds

Not enough to worry about.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 26, 2017 11:56 pm
The Garden Whisperer

Re-laying loose pavers?

Re-laying loose pavers?

If you have some mortar, that would be better.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 26, 2017 11:29 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Skinah
Skinah
26 March

How to kill couch grass under trees?

How to kill couch grass under trees?

Thanks I think the poison is needed. The cardboard may work for most grasses but after three months the couch is still stealing nutrients from under the cardboard with…

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Skinah
Mar 26, 2017 7:23 pm
Jamie2548
Jamie2548
26 March

Cladding a retaining wall help

Cladding a retaining wall help

Hey everyone. We are currently deciding on how to go about cladding a new treated pine retaining wall. We have decided to go the stacking stone tiles but we are a bit…

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Jamie2548
Mar 26, 2017 6:33 pm
ChrisBirmele
ChrisBirmele
26 March

Surface water runoff issue ...

Surface water runoff issue ...

Great idea, never thought about such a solution ....

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ChrisBirmele
Mar 26, 2017 12:25 pm
algernon
algernon
25 March

Backyard size

Backyard size
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Note that when you mark out the dimensions in the park, the area will probably *look* smaller than the finished yard (with fences, house, other objects etc.) will…

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algernon
Mar 25, 2017 11:31 am

Some good indoor plant suggestions?

Some good indoor plant suggestions?

Monsteria ZZ Calathea Dieffenbachia Kentia Palm Many succulents are also an overlooked option. Echeveria in particular. Umbrella tree. Syngonium Strelitzia nicolai pepperomia

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 25, 2017 9:59 am
The Garden Whisperer

How to use chicken manure tea?

How to use chicken manure tea?

lol Get a aerator from an aquarium shop. Chuck a hand full of compost into a dirty old sock or your neighbours clean sock off their line. Brew the concoction with the…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 24, 2017 12:54 am
The Garden Whisperer

Shade tolerant hedge

Shade tolerant hedge

Correa "Bicheno Bell", Westringea (fruiticosa will grow in shade), Callistemon "Great Balls of Fire".

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 24, 2017 12:50 am
The Garden Whisperer

Emerald kikuyu

Emerald kikuyu

Add some compost through it, and zeolite. The top 20-30cm You may have sandy loam which is nice.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 24, 2017 12:47 am
The Garden Whisperer
aloenyx
aloenyx
12 March

Landscape plans for CDC

Landscape plans for CDC

My estate has an example landscape plan, I just signed it and that's what my builder submitted.

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aloenyx
Mar 12, 2017 10:06 am
aloenyx

Landscape plans for council

Landscape plans for council

I don't know if this is still current but I'm doing my own now. I looked at lots of DA's that have been submitted to council and used the landscape designed as a template…

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 11, 2017 6:42 pm
Searching4 knowledge
PEARZ
PEARZ
10 March

Retaining wall help!!

Retaining wall help!!

Hi Cat_dunc, Yah just got notification that they have engineering report and applying for permits and works to get the retainer should be up by end of the month. After…

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PEARZ
Mar 10, 2017 9:36 am
PEARZ
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March

Weep Holes and Landscaping

Weep Holes and Landscaping

In WA, anything seems to go regardless of what the National Construction Code (NCC) states about weep holes or the Damp Proof Course (DPC). There are a few threads on…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2017 4:48 pm
SaveH2O

Mp rotator run times

Mp rotator run times

Look at using a Hunter Hydrawise controller. It's features help with running MP's. I'm big on these for good reason. Good advice above.

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:57 am
The Garden Whisperer

help with buffalo lawn!

help with buffalo lawn!

Not a believer in grubs being an issue and this is shared by many in senior turf management. Search my posts on lawn beetle. Wonderful lawn helpers. Fungicides should be…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:43 am
The Garden Whisperer

Crepe Myrtle Advice

Crepe Myrtle Advice

It will be fine. You want the lower stuff to get going. I'd bet that top branch snaps at some point in the future if the lower branches don't do some growing. It will take…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:31 am
The Garden Whisperer

Pop up Sprinklers for Turf

Pop up Sprinklers for Turf

Hunter MP rotators are the benchmark for efficient irrigation. (No not subsurface) No brainer. Get from an proper irrigation shop. Also look at using the Hunter…

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The Garden Whisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:06 am
The Garden Whisperer
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roscoepikotrain
Mar 08, 2017 5:23 pm
greggles
greggles
7 March

Vertical Sleeper Screen

Vertical Sleeper Screen

Thanks Neville, Assume they would need to be at least 1/3 height to be buried. Would curious to know if compacted earth gave more flexibility to get them lined up well.…

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greggles
Mar 07, 2017 8:59 pm
Berek
Berek
7 March

Sentrel cable balustrade

Sentrel cable balustrade

My bad. I saw cable and googled pool fence. However you did say horizontal in your post which is what i was commenting on.

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Berek
Mar 07, 2017 8:38 pm

3m fall is the new 1m fall...

3m fall is the new 1m fall...

Bahahaha a great outlook you have. Pun intended

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needsausername
Mar 02, 2017 11:44 am
needsausername
r13
r13
1 March

Pump required for large garden

Pump required for large garden

It would depend on the lph that your 4 sprinklers need. I have a few acres and I have run a 40mm green line poly as a ring around the yard and have 3 points where the…

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r13
Mar 01, 2017 12:22 pm
6banga
6banga
20 February

Concrete left by builders

Concrete left by builders

which builder the same happen to use they mashed I into the soil as well as the driveway gravel they provide when building. I jacked up and made them remove it. We…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 6:17 pm
6banga
6banga
20 February

What is this grass growing with buffalo?

What is this grass growing with buffalo?

The mini pic it didn't look anything like kikuyu but the larger pics looks a bit like kikuyu. Can you take an even closer image if its kikuyu you should be able to see…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 5:51 pm

Hello, It's my method for starting seeds indoors. My detailed instructions with images. Steps --->

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greatwoodworker
Feb 14, 2017 3:52 am
greatwoodworker
Megan0870
Megan0870
10 February

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Hi All, We laid a Empire Zoysia lawn (in the heat) 2 weeks ago, however we've had days/week of very wet weather for a Perth Summer and I was wondering if the lawn needs…

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Megan0870
Feb 10, 2017 1:31 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
9 February

How to prevent weeds growing from rocks and pavers path.

How to prevent weeds growing from rocks and pavers path.

We put weed matting under our paved paths but I wouldn't use it in the garden again. So hard to water and fertilise plants as well as put new plants in. Under the path…

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cat_dunc
Feb 09, 2017 10:08 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
8 February

Driveway recommendations

Driveway recommendations

I'd suggest investing in exposed aggregate instead of coloured concrete as there's less chance of them stuffing up the surface finish. Well seems that way from what I've…

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cat_dunc
Feb 08, 2017 8:35 pm
cat_dunc
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
7 February

Palmetto lawn help.

Palmetto lawn help.

Hi Blue, unfortunately I can't open dropbox links at work so I can't see your images. Probably an obvious question, but is there anything impacting how much water these…

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Imightbedave
Feb 07, 2017 11:41 am
subwayJ
subwayJ
30 January

Empire Zoysia Dethatching

Empire Zoysia Dethatching

Think ill just mow and get the height down and hopefully get a roller mower onto it to see if it can be firmed up.

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subwayJ
Jan 30, 2017 6:23 pm
JLH222
JLH222
30 January

Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

I can recommend David Bennett from Gardens by Design. He's put a design together for us, very informative, listens and really knows his stuff.

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JLH222
Jan 30, 2017 3:18 pm
JLH222
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NthHome
Jan 30, 2017 7:50 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
27 January

Cypress pine or eco timber for raised garden beds

Cypress pine or eco timber for raised garden beds

used railway sleepers look great and are ecofriendly. just get aaa grade for longer lasting sleepers

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Turtle1
Jan 27, 2017 9:35 am
Turtle1
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 January

Anyone used RTF turf?

Anyone used RTF turf?

I have tall fescue but I intend using RTF seed for patch repairs in Autumn. http://www.mckaysgrassseeds.com.au/rtf-tall-fescue/

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2017 8:55 am
SaveH2O


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