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Some part of the tree seems died... Get the help of tree removal specialist to remove dead parts and protect the tree

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KRed
Nov 30, 2018 9:13 am

Hi, Over a year ago I potted a Star Jasmine against a trellis with the intention of creating a wall of Jasmine. For a year it was fine, looking healthy, and then spring…

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kramer786
Nov 30, 2018 8:40 am
Bencrete
Bencrete
29 November 2018

Liquid Limestone for alfresco - Adelaide

Liquid Limestone for alfresco - Adelaide

Hi there, I used to work in western australia (now in adelaide) and it is possible to get liquid limestone however you will paying through the roof. Transport costs and…

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Bencrete
Nov 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Bencrete

Hi everyone. I just replaced sugar cane mulch in my garden with some 1inch wide hoop pine bark mulch and have run into a bit of a problem. I watered the garden for close…

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allanw
Nov 26, 2018 10:38 pm
aussieta
aussieta
24 November 2018

Lawn growth after cutting question

Lawn growth after cutting question

looks like your blades are blunt it is not cutting the grass but tearing it

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aussieta
Nov 24, 2018 9:19 am
aussieta
DawsonsCreek
DawsonsCreek
19 November 2018

Soil Cultivating

Soil Cultivating

I was wondering if anyone could provide advice on tilling soil to the depths of 300-400mm? The best rotary hoe I can find is the Red Roo in the area and it advises 175mm…

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DawsonsCreek
Nov 19, 2018 11:15 am
Althom
Althom
14 November 2018

did I kill my bottlebrushes?

did I kill my bottlebrushes?

Gone to their maker in a big way

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Althom
Nov 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Althom
Daisymana
Daisymana
13 November 2018

Free fill

Free fill

Hello all. I am asking if anyone knows where I can get clean fill delivered for free? I am getting a pool installed and need the dirt to go somewhere! It's proving to be a…

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Daisymana
Nov 13, 2018 9:51 pm
BarnOwl
BarnOwl
8 November 2018

How to fix a lost cause - lawn and garden

How to fix a lost cause - lawn and garden

Try Greenprint Landscapes. They were recommended to me by a workmate and I’m glad to do the same. https://m.facebook.com/greenprintlandscapes/

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BarnOwl
Nov 08, 2018 9:23 am
Littlegem
Littlegem
2 November 2018

Backyard screening plant advice

Backyard screening plant advice

Need to know your location before anyone can recommend plants

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Littlegem
Nov 02, 2018 5:15 pm
RenoMentor
RenoMentor
27 October 2018

Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?

Extending outdoor patio - retain existing tile size?

No problems, really glad I could help. It seems already quite light so maybe a darker tone, maybe see what something with minimal pattern looks like, that way they don’t…

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RenoMentor
Oct 27, 2018 2:51 pm
RenoMentor
SteveMc
SteveMc
25 October 2018

Invasive grass weed in Palmetto

Invasive grass weed in Palmetto

Ahhh. Yep. That's couch. I've got it too, but in my case I don't mind as it's on my nature strip and it's not smothering the buffalo. Lovely and soft amongst the buffalo.…

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SteveMc
Oct 25, 2018 11:04 am
SteveMc
Rani-k
Rani-k
25 October 2018

Growing medium for wicking bed

Growing medium for wicking bed

Hey guys, I've learnt so much on this forum (long…

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Rani-k
Oct 25, 2018 8:20 am
SamKM
SamKM
24 October 2018

Landscaper - Melbourne

Landscaper - Melbourne

Hi, Does anyone have recommendation for a good landscaper in melbourne. I need some feature stuff to be done but at reasonable pricing. Any suggestions will be much…

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SamKM
Oct 24, 2018 5:13 pm

Hi, please see the attached picture of my garden bed (lawn on the right side, garden bed above the rocks) This is not my house just a rental so I can't go through major…

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ApolloBigTree
Oct 24, 2018 2:21 pm
s-X-s
s-X-s
21 October 2018

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

Cost for H4 timber retaining wall construction

I have 3 different quotes - 1) 17k (28+13= 41m) 2) 11k 3) 7.3k . Such varying quotes...

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s-X-s
Oct 21, 2018 2:48 pm
s-X-s
inexp_user
inexp_user
20 October 2018

Retaining wall (or not)?

Retaining wall (or not)?

We have just had our fences done and the fencer has put a large plinth at the bottom which he has said is suitable to retain. So I guess it ca be classed as a retainer.

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inexp_user
Oct 20, 2018 11:09 am
inexp_user
SteveMc
SteveMc
11 October 2018

When to prune an English Box Hedge

When to prune an English Box Hedge

Definitely prune often. You need to keep in mind that as the hedge matures, the trunk and branches get woody and lack any decent leaf growth. Another reason to prune often…

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SteveMc
Oct 11, 2018 5:25 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
SteveMc
11 October 2018

Pruning lilly pillies

Pruning lilly pillies

Only issue is; "Syzygium paniculatum can be susceptible to psyllids, the insects that can cause leaf pimpling.." I still highly recommend resilience.

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SteveMc
Oct 11, 2018 10:30 am
SteveMc

Hi we have planted a Avenue of Ornamental pears in September 3 now look like they are dying in the last couple of days. Any one any ideas?…

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Garden trihard
Oct 10, 2018 2:11 pm
fyeahm
fyeahm
9 October 2018

Kikuyu invading Buffalo lawn

Kikuyu invading Buffalo lawn

Oh my, I think that's exactly it! Some of the patches mysteriously transformed back to Buffalo, I thought I was hallucinating. Then now I remembered it rained the day…

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fyeahm
Oct 09, 2018 11:17 am
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
8 October 2018

Roofed alfresco far too small. What to do?

Roofed alfresco far too small. What to do?

You can move the post if you put in the right size beam(s) to hold the roof up.

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TheBigHouse
Oct 08, 2018 8:35 am

Hi there, I’m very new to gardening, and I’ve got some potted plants on my deck. Mainly pansies and geraniums. The pots have these small bugs all over them, and I…

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rcrooks
Oct 07, 2018 5:53 pm
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
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
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
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

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