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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

Rather than start up a new topic, I thought I'd jump on to the end of this one. :) What trees are these, and what sort of height do they grown to…

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bpratt
Jul 17, 2015 11:27 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
17 July 2015

Landscaping for the rural block?

Landscaping for the rural block?

The walled garden should help a lot, try one in the most sheltered sunny corner...

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Treeseachanger
Jul 17, 2015 10:13 am
Krilnik
Krilnik
16 July 2015

Galahs destroying lawn, how can I deter them?

Galahs destroying lawn, how can I deter them?

Thanks for the response. They love chilli. I dare say they'd like garlic too! I came across this yesterday: http://www.multicrop.com.au/pdfs/Scat-i ... -sheet.pdf I…

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Krilnik
Jul 16, 2015 3:30 pm
bashworth
bashworth
16 July 2015

Plants/trees that can blockout road noise?

Plants/trees that can blockout road noise?

Double glazing the windows facing the road will probably give better overall results than landscaping. There are some more ideas at this link:

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bashworth
Jul 16, 2015 1:51 pm
bashworth
Orpheus
Orpheus
15 July 2015

Bluesuede's landscaping project

Bluesuede's landscaping project

Landscape looks very nice. If you dont mind me asking what would this transformation cost? We are in the process of getting landscspe costs as well and world like to…

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Orpheus
Jul 15, 2015 9:21 pm
Orpheus
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
14 July 2015

Make a colorbond GATE

Make a colorbond GATE

I made a gate pretty quickly without a special frame. Worked fine, but was a bit flexy. It was basically a colorbond panel but rather than screwed to a post, was screwed…

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Spottiswoode
Jul 14, 2015 3:27 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 July 2015

Drainage help !!

Drainage help !!

As per what others have said above if you are not concreting those side areas, you need a slotted stormwater pipe like the second photo on this page

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Stewie D
Jul 14, 2015 12:07 pm
Orpheus
Orpheus
13 July 2015

Landscaping before, and after :-)

Landscaping before, and after :-)
1, 2

Thats a nice and clean front yard Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge! build thread - viewtopic.php?t=78328

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Orpheus
Jul 13, 2015 5:40 pm
Orpheus
rmjose18
rmjose18
11 July 2015

Anybody need soil to fill?

Anybody need soil to fill?

Hey guys We have some extra soil in our land and was wondering if anyone around the Kellyville area would like it? I have enough for my land and my neighbours and…

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rmjose18
Jul 11, 2015 2:01 pm
tonycheckley
tonycheckley
11 July 2015

Ants in vegie garden

Ants in vegie garden

Ants. The age old ant problem. I've found 10s of tips to get rid of ants but here are 3 things that have worked for me. Note that most times I've been dealing with ants…

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tonycheckley
Jul 11, 2015 6:48 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
10 July 2015

Can someone advice what these are in our lawn?

Can someone advice what these are in our lawn?

Just to confirm, your pics look like normal worm activity. FWIW sod worm etc aren't active in our cold winters.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 10, 2015 9:43 pm
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
10 July 2015

1.7m or 3m backyard..what can I realistically do?

1.7m or 3m backyard..what can I realistically do?

Hi Skydroid, Our build will also have a 3m backyard (which i am very disappointed about as this was a deal breaker for us with a young family and dogs). When we signed…

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Dream_Catchers
Jul 10, 2015 2:04 pm
Dream_Catchers
anyone92
anyone92
9 July 2015

Fencing

Fencing

Thanks Matt for reply...mailed developers agent about the details and in case he couldn't pass on,gotta ask council.as both lots are vacant yet, so thought asking agent…

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anyone92
Jul 09, 2015 9:49 pm
[ DarkHalf ]
[ DarkHalf ]
9 July 2015

Pruning Evergreen Ash (Semi-Deciduous Ash) trees

Pruning Evergreen Ash (Semi-Deciduous Ash) trees

Hi All, I am looking for advice on how to prune Evergreen Ash trees (I believe they are also known as Semi-Deciduous Ash, depending on your location). The previous owner…

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[ DarkHalf ]
Jul 09, 2015 5:21 pm
Greg_K
Greg_K
7 July 2015

Sloped block - ideas for the side of the house

Sloped block - ideas for the side of the house

Hi All, We are building on a block that has about 2.5m slope from back to front (higher at the back) but also a little from the left to the right. As a result our house…

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Greg_K
Jul 07, 2015 10:17 am


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