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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 :-)
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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
Adam.M
Adam.M
7 July 2015

Colorbond attached to timber fence

Colorbond attached to timber fence

Generally speaking, not desirable. You don't want to get to the situation where the neighbour's fence becomes less stable over time and takes your fence with it. Otherwise…

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Adam.M
Jul 07, 2015 10:09 am
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
6 July 2015

Options for sloped front yard

Options for sloped front yard

It is strongly recommended to have a grade away from the slab. Doesn't have to be a lot, just enough so that water is directed away from the slab. Search for the term slab heave.

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KnockItDown
Jul 06, 2015 10:33 pm
KnockItDown
heater0701
heater0701
5 July 2015

Help. Something is destroying my lawn

Help. Something is destroying my lawn

At night ? so - you've checked grubs. If so - do you have nocturnal visitors - Roos etc ? Some birds also make a…

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heater0701
Jul 05, 2015 6:37 am
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Danman1705
Jul 03, 2015 11:37 pm

The neigbiur's house was built about 2005/06, we brought the property in 2011. Here are some pictures of the plants in…

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karcher.cc
Jul 02, 2015 5:06 pm

I think there would be a big difference between something like that fibreglass one which looks more cheap fishpond to me than the more formal ones that are usually found…

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Stewie D
Jul 01, 2015 11:10 pm
evec
evec
29 June 2015

Huge Quote for basic landscaping

Huge Quote for basic landscaping
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Thank you so much lot927, we have decided to break up our tasks and get them done separately. We are going to tackle some of the jobs ourselves. We have a concreter coming…

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evec
Jun 29, 2015 2:07 pm
evec
KnockItDown
KnockItDown
27 June 2015

Landscaping help with cut and fill block

Landscaping help with cut and fill block

There are 2 options that come to mind depending on your budget. The most expensive option to maximise the usable area of your yard, you could escavate the remaining soil…

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KnockItDown
Jun 27, 2015 5:07 pm
KnockItDown
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
26 June 2015

Mounds all over my lawn

Mounds all over my lawn

Worm castings most likely if the soil is moist.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 26, 2015 8:03 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
19 June 2015

What's a reasonable price for laying sandstone tiles / paver

What's a reasonable price for laying sandstone tiles / paver

Price is about right. Depends where you are though. They usually lay with mortar/glue on the slab then stick the stone on. Then grout it. So there is bags of cement, sand,…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 19, 2015 8:01 pm
djlanceuppercut
djlanceuppercut
17 June 2015

Retaining Wall using gabion baskets

Retaining Wall using gabion baskets

By using a lower gauge steel (such as 3mm), the baskets can tend to "bulge" if stacked more than 1 level high. The steel struggles to hold the rock/stone in a form the…

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djlanceuppercut
Jun 17, 2015 9:02 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
16 June 2015

What's this plant?

What's this plant?

yep, the local nursery will stock several varieties of box hedge. just go in an ask or take…

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Ponzu
Jun 16, 2015 2:12 pm
jmn
jmn
9 June 2015

Removable timber screens

Removable timber screens

Just wanting some tips on building a removable timber screen. I was thinking of using 50x50mm steel posts with horizontal slats. It's only going to be between 1.0 to 1.2m…

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jmn
Jun 09, 2015 10:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 June 2015

Watering and feeding citrus

Watering and feeding citrus

Personally I prefer watering by hand with a hose and after a shrub is established I generally don't water them much except for during prolonged dry spells. Citrus are…

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Stewie D
Jun 09, 2015 10:23 pm
hachy
hachy
7 June 2015

Paver/landscaper named buster

Paver/landscaper named buster

hoping somebody lurking might happen to know of a guy going by the name buster who does paving and I believe landscaping. Our house was in barossa valley sa but I don't…

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hachy
Jun 07, 2015 11:48 am
hachy

Hey All, I am just wondering if anyone can help me out with some landscaping ideas. Me and my partner have just built a house in Victoria, and I have attached the plans…

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drpayne
Jun 06, 2015 1:51 pm
ShannaLK
ShannaLK
5 June 2015

Turf questions

Turf questions

Hi all, I have a couple of questions regarding turf Im hoping you could help me with... I got a quote for some turf today (350sqm) and just wanted to know if it's…

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ShannaLK
Jun 05, 2015 7:31 pm
ShannaLK
mightymo
mightymo
5 June 2015

Preparing clay soil on slope for turf

Preparing clay soil on slope for turf

Wow Old Mate , that is some super advice :: I really appreciate the time you took out to reply. I am reading each section and absorbing and trying to understand it. Will…

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mightymo
Jun 05, 2015 4:54 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 June 2015

Pebbles / Stones - Landscaping - Coloured

Pebbles / Stones - Landscaping - Coloured

A thing I did was use two sizes Overall a 10mm stone but then a 'dry river bed' formed with large…

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bashworth
Jun 02, 2015 8:40 am
bashworth
ennoh
ennoh
1 June 2015

Lemon tree roots

Lemon tree roots

I have just cut down a 4mtr high valencia orange tree as I found that the roots were making nearby pavers buckled. It was less than a meter from the house so if there's a…

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ennoh
Jun 01, 2015 7:58 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
1 June 2015

Plant Idea - Help!

Plant Idea - Help!

I don't think the heater has affected the plant (at this stage, although you have to watch that), as the leaf browning is mostly happening at the base. More likely root…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 01, 2015 2:04 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2015

Raising levels in backyard (on top of clay)

Raising levels in backyard (on top of clay)

Hi D_rail, clean fill is not always "clean" but sometimes "recycled" from other sites. Builders do this to save some $$$. Not sure what is available in Perth but have…

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2015 12:17 am
bpratt
bpratt
28 May 2015

Treated pine sleepers - alternative wood that doesn't warp

Treated pine sleepers - alternative wood that doesn't warp

I was thinking along the same lines when I first posted, and was going to get some old oil mixed with diesel to get it to soak right in.

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bpratt
May 28, 2015 7:30 pm
HopelessRomantic
HopelessRomantic
24 May 2015

Molasses and how to use it

Molasses and how to use it
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Fu Manchu...Thank you for this amazing advice. My whole garden will need a huge boost after we build the extension. I have consulted with our builder to shield my plants…

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HopelessRomantic
May 24, 2015 12:23 am

Hi guys, Wanting to do something like this picture... any…

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EmmaW84
May 20, 2015 7:37 pm

Hi all... we are currently awaiting a DA decision for a boundary retaining wall, on the boundary of a secondary street ( we are on a corner block). When we purchased this…

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mightymo
May 19, 2015 4:27 pm
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HomeAngels
May 17, 2015 7:26 pm
HomeAngels
homesaw
homesaw
12 May 2015

Turf Installer the Fu Manchu Way?

Turf Installer the Fu Manchu Way?

Hi, Are there any installers who might be able to install Turf the Fu Manchu way (as indicated in the above post) in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne? What do you think…

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homesaw
May 12, 2015 7:17 pm
VMEN
VMEN
12 May 2015

Independent Building Inspector for New House Construction

Independent Building Inspector for New House Construction

Hi guys I was hoping to get list of good independent building inspectors I could use. We are building in Sommerfield , Keysborough. Thanks in advance guys Cheers V

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VMEN
May 12, 2015 12:34 pm
Stuart05
Stuart05
9 May 2015

Need to move some palms Will they last in pots for 8 months?

Need to move some palms Will they last in pots for 8 months?

Yup parents have cocos palms at their place and they are a pain in the proverbial. They grow too tall too fast and then its a nuisance cutting the fronds and seed pods…

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Stuart05
May 09, 2015 12:30 am
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
8 May 2015

raising colorbond fence

raising colorbond fence

Moved to landscaping sub forum

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Bluesuede
May 08, 2015 9:25 am
Bluesuede


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