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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

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 4:40 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 10:28 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 9:53 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 4:03 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 9:40 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 7:21 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 8:13 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 6:25 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 11:53 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 8:18 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 1:17 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 1:26 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 4:18 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 5:30 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 1:40 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 5:41 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 10:23 am
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KnockItDown
Jul 25, 2015 7:12 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 2:18 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 7:26 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 8:01 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 12:27 pm
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 11:13 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 4:30 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 2:51 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 10:21 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 4:27 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 1:07 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 6:40 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 3:01 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 7:48 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 10:43 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 3:04 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 10:49 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 6:21 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 11:17 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 11:09 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 11:33 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 7:37 am
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Danman1705
Jul 04, 2015 12:37 am

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 6:06 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 02, 2015 12:10 am
evec
evec
29 June 2015

Huge Quote for basic landscaping

Huge Quote for basic landscaping
1, 2

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 3:07 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 6:07 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 9:03 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 9:01 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 10:02 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 3:12 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 11:24 pm

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