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Travisd
Travisd
10 October 2015

timber retaining wall

timber retaining wall

Hi all, I currently have a timber retaining wall. What would be an acceptable way of extending the steel h/i beams around 250mm? Cheers

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Travisd
Oct 10, 2015 4:53 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
9 October 2015

Can anyone identify this tree?

Can anyone identify this tree?

Yes I agree ornamental or manchurian pear. Be aware there flowers absolutely stink but are beautiful

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Crazyk
Oct 09, 2015 6:43 pm
Crazyk
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
7 October 2015

Re level lawn

Re level lawn

yeh re turf it, disturbing the roots and trying to replant it never works apparently, according to a horticulturist friend of mine. Definitely kill it first, preferably…

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rebuilder86
Oct 07, 2015 8:50 pm
Leksie5000
Leksie5000
7 October 2015

Plants comments

Plants comments

yes daphne, you were asking…

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Leksie5000
Oct 07, 2015 6:21 pm
Megera
Megera
7 October 2015

Tree ID

Tree ID

So I took a look around the estate today and it seems that these trees are planted throughout the estate except for on one block (those look like gum trees). We also drove…

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Megera
Oct 07, 2015 5:13 pm
Megera
deeps
deeps
7 October 2015

Where to purchase bentonite clay

Where to purchase bentonite clay

Is it recommended to add Zeolite and Bentonite after the lawn has been laid?

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deeps
Oct 07, 2015 4:02 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 October 2015

Depth of retic and electrical conduits under paving

Depth of retic and electrical conduits under paving

Personally, if it were my house I would be happy enough to lay it at the bottom of the road base - but I would use orange rigid HD PVC conduit. I'd put danger tape just…

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 07, 2015 12:59 pm
1960sModernistHome
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
7 October 2015

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Apart from the online design place in this thread, not much. They all start…

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mynameisjonas
Oct 07, 2015 9:18 am
grom40
grom40
5 October 2015

Plant Suggestions please - Picture of my Home

Plant Suggestions please - Picture of my Home

Hi Marsh86, You might get some replies if you specify things such as: where is your house? (suburb/state) Which way does this garden face? (north, south, east, west) and…

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grom40
Oct 05, 2015 3:15 pm
grom40
FranticD
FranticD
5 October 2015

Top soiling my lawn

Top soiling my lawn

I was thinking of getting the 80/20? is that the same as organic compost plus sand? http://parkleasandsoil.com.au/landscape ... -underlay/ But would that help address the levels?

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FranticD
Oct 05, 2015 10:24 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 October 2015

small tree that blooms (or a beauty) in winter

small tree that blooms (or a beauty) in winter

Yes. The wattle, as bashworth suggested. But if you or your family suffer from hay-fever, don't plant an acacia! Two other yellow flowering trees spring to mind: I have a…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 04, 2015 8:30 pm
Hootie
Hootie
3 October 2015

Verge landscaping question - from a non-green thumb person

Verge landscaping question - from a non-green thumb person

Hey all, This might seem a silly question, but we are not people with green thumbs and do not normally DIY so here goes. We have a corner lot with a walkway in front and…

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Hootie
Oct 04, 2015 12:30 am
Hootie
Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
30 September 2015

Retaining Walls and General Landscape Design HELP!!

Retaining Walls and General Landscape Design HELP!!

Try googling for a 'garden designer' or 'landscape designer'. We also offer a full landscape design service, including offering designs for clients they want to attempt…

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Online Gardener AU
Sep 30, 2015 9:12 pm
Online Gardener AU
Adam.M
Adam.M
30 September 2015

Verandah post in/part of retaining wall.

Verandah post in/part of retaining wall.

Ideally you would want to keep the retainer wall post away from the verandah post but not much. There should not be too much effect on each other due to the footings being…

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Adam.M
Sep 30, 2015 11:35 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
29 September 2015

Winter Grass Removal

Winter Grass Removal

Winter grass is a common problem everywhere. Most lawns you see driving along are kikuyu, poa and kik are similar colours so it far less noticeable. You only really see…

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 29, 2015 11:01 pm

hi :) i've just tried it - it works for…

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yvonneh
Sep 28, 2015 6:40 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
27 September 2015

Weed or wildflowers? Identification please

Weed or wildflowers? Identification please

Thanks! Was over at a friend's place and they also confirmed they are osteospermum which are African daisies! Good one Mrsmel :)

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yvonneh
Sep 27, 2015 11:00 pm

Bummer about the house not coming through. The first pic you have looks great! But for dogs it should be 1.8m high and not see through if you can. We have a dilemma now…

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yvonneh
Sep 27, 2015 12:00 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
26 September 2015

What type of lawn is this?

What type of lawn is this?

Bloody hard to tell.. as it looks mostly like lots of weeds mixed with some kikuyu and winter grasses..

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BeatrixKiddo
Sep 26, 2015 10:58 pm
Spoonman
Spoonman
25 September 2015

Yet another turf question.

Yet another turf question.

Cool that sounds like the plan I will go with. Thanks heaps for the advice. I will hopefully get started sorting out what I need this weekend and take it from there.…

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Spoonman
Sep 25, 2015 11:00 pm
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 6:17 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 8:18 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 22, 2015 12:39 am
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 3:14 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 9:12 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 2:20 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 1:25 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 10:02 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 9:19 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 10:27 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 8:37 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 12:22 pm
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 7:53 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 1:51 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 10:59 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 9:15 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 10:42 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 2:32 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 10:10 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 8:50 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 29, 2015 12:45 am
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 5:58 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 2:01 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 4:41 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 5:16 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 12:23 pm
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 12:36 pm
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 5:28 pm

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