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waynesaw
waynesaw
25 September 2015

Anyone built their own retaining wall?

Anyone built their own retaining wall?

How did you get on with your retaining wall Jojeke??

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waynesaw
Sep 25, 2015 5:17 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
24 September 2015

Decomposed granite alternatives

Decomposed granite alternatives

I can't help but I'm interested if anyone else can so I'm following!

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cat_dunc
Sep 24, 2015 7:18 am
cat_dunc
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
21 September 2015

Soil prep for turf

Soil prep for turf

Yeah no worries there is so many opinions on how prep should be done.. The book suggested is science based, peer reviewed and known to work.. Which is the main reason i…

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 21, 2015 11:39 pm
mightymo
mightymo
21 September 2015

Laying different turf types together

Laying different turf types together

I found a thread where Fu actually encourages the mixing of different turfs. He said it is a practice of some of the best in the horticulture industry. He advises to mix…

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mightymo
Sep 21, 2015 2:14 pm
Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
16 September 2015

Please help with landscaping ideas

Please help with landscaping ideas

We do a lot of landscape designs for new builds like yours. Tashpaul is exactly right, you need to work out the main functions of your garden and then work the design…

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Online Gardener AU
Sep 16, 2015 8:12 pm
Online Gardener AU
mightymo
mightymo
15 September 2015

Garden bed behind timber retaining wall

Garden bed behind timber retaining wall

just an update ... I heard back from my landscaper today. He assured me that given the height of the wall is only 600mm, there is no need to compact the backfill and that…

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mightymo
Sep 15, 2015 1:20 pm
sKyz
sKyz
15 September 2015

Turf Soil Preparation On The Cheap

Turf Soil Preparation On The Cheap
1, 2

Thanks for the replies, I really do appreciate it. From my last research back in…

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sKyz
Sep 15, 2015 12:25 pm
sKyz
Alex2424
Alex2424
13 September 2015

Potted plant for front porch

Potted plant for front porch

I would put one pot plant in the position where you`ve put the number 1 and another pot plant where you`ve put the number 3 then a third pot plant where you've put the…

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Alex2424
Sep 13, 2015 9:02 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
11 September 2015

Empire Zyosia Advise

Empire Zyosia Advise

Hi There - I laid Empire about 2 -3 years ago I used the guys from Austral Turf http://australturf.com.au/turf/empire.html and they were…

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Victoria_g06
Sep 11, 2015 8:19 pm
Victoria_g06
hlc
hlc
9 September 2015

extend retaining wall

extend retaining wall

Unfortunately, the builder has the details of the contours map. I will try finding some plans. But I have attached a sketch of the plan in my dropbox (I don't know how to…

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hlc
Sep 09, 2015 9:27 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
8 September 2015

Feature tree in Brisbane - suggestions please!

Feature tree in Brisbane - suggestions please!

While I love jacarandas I can't do anything along those lines as the roots would push over the retaining wall. It will be planted 2-3m from the top of a 1 m high concrete…

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Bjhf
Sep 08, 2015 7:37 pm
Bjhf
grom40
grom40
8 September 2015

Lilly Pillys dying off (last 3-4 weeks)

Lilly Pillys dying off (last 3-4 weeks)

I tend to agree with the frost damage assessment. Just because a plant says it is "tolerant" of frost doesn't mean it will survive a winter as cold as the one we've just…

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grom40
Sep 08, 2015 11:22 am
grom40

So a little while ago, I put down some new turf. The area was clean and weed free and I imported about 15cubes of soil from the landscape supplies. There was a few days in…

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bradk
Sep 08, 2015 6:53 am
mustard
mustard
7 September 2015

too late with wintergrass?

too late with wintergrass?

hi everyone with the warmer temps winter grass has just shot up all over the place on my front lawn.. reading around on google it has suggested that May is the time to…

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mustard
Sep 07, 2015 12:51 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
6 September 2015

Southern orienation shaded front garden bed-rental property

Southern orienation shaded front garden bed-rental property

Cycads are a really nice looking plant but they`re poisonous to cats and dogs so I would avoid using those just to be safe. Cordylines are tough and fairly low maintenance…

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Alex2424
Sep 06, 2015 9:59 am
Bjhf
Bjhf
5 September 2015

Landscape help

Landscape help

I love a nice lily pilly hedge

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Bjhf
Sep 05, 2015 8:15 pm
Bjhf
mightymo
mightymo
3 September 2015

compost quantity calculations

compost quantity calculations

Yes have read Fu's threads in detail. In his later posts, he recommended much less quantities than in earlier threads. So I am just trying to get some feedback that I am…

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mightymo
Sep 03, 2015 9:42 pm
aliaz
aliaz
3 September 2015

DIY reticulation Master Valve wiring question

DIY reticulation Master Valve wiring question

Hi, I am planning on doing my own retic. Although I have a question regarding wiring the master solenoid valve. So the master solenoid valve will be at the water…

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aliaz
Sep 03, 2015 1:32 pm
SP77
SP77
30 August 2015

Timber Fencing In George's Fair

Timber Fencing In George's Fair

Hi everyone. I have just received the keys to my house on Friday and within one day I had some shady shoppers come by and steal my hot water system and security…

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SP77
Aug 30, 2015 9:10 pm
civicblade
civicblade
30 August 2015

Is this a realistic budget for full landscaping? Sydney

Is this a realistic budget for full landscaping? Sydney

Hi jazz926, I am in a similar situation. I am buidling a 24sq single storey house on a 375sqm block of land. A 24sq house is the biggest that is allowed on 375sqm. I…

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civicblade
Aug 30, 2015 7:50 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
28 August 2015

Palm trees

Palm trees

Hi TC, when we were in suburbia there were land developers a few years ago asking for mature palms or other trees to plant out. They would pay for a bobcat to dig 'em out.…

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Treeseachanger
Aug 28, 2015 11:45 pm
WGertie
WGertie
26 August 2015

Best trees for narrow spots

Best trees for narrow spots

Thanks Emmz70, much appreciated

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WGertie
Aug 26, 2015 4:58 pm
WGertie
Anvil
Anvil
26 August 2015

Help with grass cutting info

Help with grass cutting info

I am building in stage 3. My builder has just informed that grass needs to be cut. Can any please refer a grass cutter who has done the job in Circa1886. Thanks in…

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Anvil
Aug 26, 2015 1:01 pm
Anvil
Roann
Roann
24 August 2015

Spray Kikuyu out of Zoysia Lawn?

Spray Kikuyu out of Zoysia Lawn?

Just want to let others know how we've got on. We're in southern SA near the coast - warmer than Melbourne but cooler than Sydney. We ended up replanting our back lawn…

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Roann
Aug 24, 2015 3:41 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 August 2015

Nylex hoses

Nylex hoses

Have you tried phoning them or sending them an Email? http://nylex.com.au/contact-us/

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SaveH2O
Aug 20, 2015 4:16 pm
SaveH2O
thehuntbegins
thehuntbegins
17 August 2015

How to patch this lawn/grass section?

How to patch this lawn/grass section?

How to patch this lawn/grass section? http://i.imgur.com/Le60o2m.jpg?1 Last year, I simply dug out the dead part and added some hortico lawn seed and covered with soil…

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thehuntbegins
Aug 17, 2015 11:23 am
mightymo
mightymo
15 August 2015

Lawn/Turf advice

Lawn/Turf advice

Yep you can do that no probs. Just when you mix the compost through the clay don't mix it deeper than 100mm if poss. The Reason is compost…

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mightymo
Aug 15, 2015 11:36 am
wingrider
wingrider
14 August 2015

Dragon fruit stand

Dragon fruit stand

Hi I am going to grow dragon fruit and think of making a stand from 2 inch x 2 inch steel fence posts into a rectangle frame. Can anyone tell if this will be ok and won't…

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wingrider
Aug 14, 2015 4:28 pm

Thanks John, good suggestion. Now that Ive messed around a little bit, I like both of these alternate options... :)

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bazfletch3
Aug 13, 2015 3:40 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
13 August 2015

Permeable Driveway Options - SW WA

Permeable Driveway Options - SW WA

Hi All What are some of the permeable driveway options available that don't cost the earth and are relatively low maintenance? I was looking at some of the resins and…

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abbeybox
Aug 13, 2015 9:28 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
12 August 2015

what grass to lay?

what grass to lay?

I'm curious about this too, except I'm in Melbourne :) Plenty of threads re zoysia in Melb. It's grows very differently down here compared to qld..

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 12, 2015 8:53 pm
GoodLife
GoodLife
11 August 2015

Quote for backyard Excavation - Reasonable?

Quote for backyard Excavation - Reasonable?

2nd quote received was $1550. Not much difference from the 1st.

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GoodLife
Aug 11, 2015 3:03 pm
Jason007
Jason007
10 August 2015

Planting new plants

Planting new plants

HI Mate Im not a landscaper or anything, but maybe you could fill the site and level it where you want to plant the plants with turf underlay and fill the good soil in…

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Jason007
Aug 10, 2015 8:40 pm
Michelle
Michelle
10 August 2015

My Deck

My Deck

Thank you :D Gee goody59, I might give that some thought. ::lol::

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Michelle
Aug 10, 2015 6:21 am
Michelle
pnkt
pnkt
9 August 2015

Invoice for unauthorised work?

Invoice for unauthorised work?

No I didn't, thank goodness. And thanks everyone for responding. It put me at ease …

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pnkt
Aug 09, 2015 7:13 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
7 August 2015

Treated pince fence behind raised garden bed

Treated pince fence behind raised garden bed

Technicially, yes if its CCA it will leach and has the potential to contaminate the soil and the vegies/trees grown in it. Most research suggests the most susceptible…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 07, 2015 5:25 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
6 August 2015

Tree identification

Tree identification

1st is maybe a Euc grandis, but I would have to see the whole of the trees to know. If they are you have a problem. They grow huge. 2nd is a wattle (acacia). 3rd is a…

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Treeseachanger
Aug 06, 2015 10:53 pm
jklow888
jklow888
2 August 2015

Buxes + drainage problem

Buxes + drainage problem

Our garden bed is approx 4 m wide and about 3 m deep. On the "high side" of the garden bed (so towards the driveway and house) for the first 2 m or so we have gazania's…

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jklow888
Aug 02, 2015 7:18 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
2 August 2015

My turf looks dead, help!

My turf looks dead, help!

Its just the first winter for the turf. It will fair better next year and if i was a betting man i would be backing your kikuyu to be greener than your neighbours this…

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BeatrixKiddo
Aug 02, 2015 12:17 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 August 2015

Low maintenance trees for privacy

Low maintenance trees for privacy

Lilly pillys are dense shrubs, there are small and large varieties. They make great windbreaks and screens but need pruning every few years. Being native they are usually…

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Treeseachanger
Aug 01, 2015 12:26 pm
kastnerkev
kastnerkev
31 July 2015

Outdoor fire pit supplier

Outdoor fire pit supplier

Does any of you know a reliable company that sells outdoor fire pits? I am looking for a custom outdoor fire pit supplier

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kastnerkev
Jul 31, 2015 3:18 am
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
28 July 2015

Our PD home front and backyard complete in SW Melbourne

Our PD home front and backyard complete in SW Melbourne

Any chance of knowing what trees you used at the back next to the palms? Looking for a relatively fast growing tree for privacy/screening and that one looks lovely :) Is…

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Dream_Catchers
Jul 28, 2015 4:30 pm
Dream_Catchers
Ari
Ari
28 July 2015

Sir Walter Buffalo - "generic" soft leaf buffalo as good?

Sir Walter Buffalo - "generic" soft leaf buffalo as good?
1, 2, 3, 4

It does look like its the winner BUT the palmetto is down in that spot because the sir walter hadn't ever coped well there either and needed replacing.. So just take that…

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Ari
Jul 28, 2015 12:40 pm
psyherin
psyherin
27 July 2015

Fencing / Landscaping / Driveway / Paving

Fencing / Landscaping / Driveway / Paving

Thanks for the info. Our land is not titled yet and it might get titled in september. We have already selected the builder and will be getting the contract soon. So before…

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psyherin
Jul 27, 2015 4:41 pm
psyherin
bpratt
bpratt
27 July 2015

Front fence/electric gate

Front fence/electric gate

If embedded in the concrete they'll always stay straight and true, and you won't have that tiny 'speed bump' as you come through. :)

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bpratt
Jul 27, 2015 9:23 am
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KnockItDown
Jul 25, 2015 6:12 pm
KnockItDown
parralegend
parralegend
22 July 2015

Sorting out yard overflow(drainage advice)

Sorting out yard overflow(drainage advice)

If i can offer any advice, it is research every aspect that can affect you. I just wanted a lawn to play with the dogs.... How wrong I was about the whole concept of…

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parralegend
Jul 22, 2015 1:18 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
22 July 2015

Side paths

Side paths

We're just getting plain concrete, with semi circular sections left unconcreted (two against fence outside kids' windows, and one between them…

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Leksie5000
Jul 22, 2015 6:26 am
bashworth
bashworth
20 July 2015

Landscaping access to backyard

Landscaping access to backyard

As long as the wall isn't too high they could build their own temporary ramp.

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bashworth
Jul 20, 2015 7:01 pm
bashworth


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