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gazza_nz73
gazza_nz73
24 April 2015

Combining Concrete Driveway Slab with besser block retaining

Combining Concrete Driveway Slab with besser block retaining

Thanks for the cracking/reinforcement advice. The drawing was purely a concept only and not engineered yet. All of the advice has been great it has confirmed for me what I…

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gazza_nz73
Apr 24, 2015 11:02 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
22 April 2015

Blank canvas! Blue hues

Blank canvas! Blue hues

If you add gypsum and well rotted compost to the soil you will be able to grow a heap of plants in Margs. You can pretty much grow any ornamental trees in pots, just…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 22, 2015 5:00 pm
AAAHome
AAAHome
21 April 2015

How to fill this gap?

How to fill this gap?

Thanks for all your replies. I will go with the solution of installing a retaining wall (preferably treated pine of ACQ grade) right next to the fence and fill in the gap…

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AAAHome
Apr 21, 2015 8:36 pm
AAAHome
Saintly 60
Saintly 60
20 April 2015

Landscaping Program

Landscaping Program

I require a retaining wall to be built in Kellyville area. any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Saintly 60
Apr 20, 2015 4:23 pm
Saintly 60
LEMK2015
LEMK2015
20 April 2015

Civil Engineered Retaining Walls

Civil Engineered Retaining Walls

Hi, I am in desperate need of suggestions for a company which can give me an obligation free quote on a civil engineered retaining wall - it'll…

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LEMK2015
Apr 20, 2015 3:43 pm
aussieta
aussieta
19 April 2015

Vegetation removal permit VIC

Vegetation removal permit VIC

we had a block in our street with a large gum right in the centre of the block the council was adamant that the tree could not be removed funny about that looks like the…

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aussieta
Apr 19, 2015 10:34 am
aussieta
radiuz
radiuz
18 April 2015

Alternative to mondo grass

Alternative to mondo grass

I want to plant a border on a very narrow garden bed that already has established formal trees. Don't want mondo grass as I hate the way it shoots rhizomes which spread…

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radiuz
Apr 18, 2015 5:41 pm
psyko
psyko
17 April 2015

Bactivate

Bactivate

I fyou are located in Melbourne, Shaun from Bactivate can be contacted on 0421 920 734.

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psyko
Apr 17, 2015 12:31 pm
Jason007
Jason007
16 April 2015

Platinum landscaping = poor workmanship

Platinum landscaping = poor workmanship

Sounds like a nightmare… what kind of footings did they dig for the planter box's?

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Jason007
Apr 16, 2015 9:33 pm

Hello, I recently transplanted a row of hedges from my back yard to the front. Out of 14 hedges, around 9 withered and died. :( I removed them and tried again by…

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ayaman
Apr 16, 2015 7:56 pm
bpratt
bpratt
14 April 2015

HSTP Subsurface Irrigation Setup's

HSTP Subsurface Irrigation Setup's

Yes, forgot about that... if the soil quality won't soak the water up real well, you have to spread that same amount of water across a larger area.

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bpratt
Apr 14, 2015 4:54 pm
doohan777
doohan777
9 April 2015

North Sydney concreters/turfers and nursery/planters? Help!!

North Sydney concreters/turfers and nursery/planters? Help!!

Thanks a lot I will give them both a call. I have spoken to a few "one stop shop" landscapers so I was really looking to see if I could break it down to each package.

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doohan777
Apr 09, 2015 7:44 am
boosta
boosta
8 April 2015

Reactive soil - Concrete + Paving or pattern pave concrete?

Reactive soil - Concrete + Paving or pattern pave concrete?

I went with concrete (coloured) for perimeter and exp agg for driveway, this time instead of pavers, yes with reactive soil class of E-D/ P(fill). In your case, I will…

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boosta
Apr 08, 2015 4:05 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 April 2015

Plants with small root systems

Plants with small root systems

A better solution for screening those windows would be awnings or even tinting. Alternatively blockout blinds or curtains if light is an issue...?

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Treeseachanger
Apr 08, 2015 1:27 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
7 April 2015

Mulch Type to use in Garden

Mulch Type to use in Garden

I am always surprised at how many people are advised to use another type of mulch. In my opinion green mulch (leaves and bark, smll branches, twigs etc) is superior in…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 07, 2015 7:06 pm
Matymoo
Matymoo
6 April 2015

Identify some plants for me please.

Identify some plants for me please.

Thanks all. The first plant is definately murraya paniculata. After our recent heavy rain, little white flowers broke out. Managed to identify by googling. It's considered…

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Matymoo
Apr 06, 2015 8:40 pm
Matymoo
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si618
Apr 06, 2015 6:40 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 April 2015

Council landscape planning

Council landscape planning

Often there isn't a lot of thought that goes into tree selection. One of the worst I have seen in this enormous Norfolk Island Pine right next to a single storey house. (

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bashworth
Apr 06, 2015 8:48 am
bashworth

We have a mixture of grass, softfall, artificial turf, concrete and mod wood in our kids area.…

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kyton
Apr 04, 2015 3:01 pm
kyton
bashworth
bashworth
3 April 2015

newbie to Expert, making dam/pond, need advice soon

newbie to Expert, making dam/pond, need advice soon

Building a dam is a serious business and you need to make sure you have the correct permits, materials and construction methods. Not some comments on a forum like…

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bashworth
Apr 03, 2015 3:57 pm
bashworth
NewKid78
NewKid78
3 April 2015

Scleranthus dying back - what went wrong?

Scleranthus dying back - what went wrong?

Hi everyone, I've had a Scleranthus Biflorus for about 18 months now. It started out a few inches diameter and grew nicely into a mound more than a foot across. It was…

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NewKid78
Apr 03, 2015 11:04 am
NewKid78
NewKid78
3 April 2015

Citrus leafminer - how to win

Citrus leafminer - how to win

Ok it looks like the remaining leaf miners have given up and gone home :) Probably aided by the fact there aren't many new leaves left to infest! I will know to be more…

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NewKid78
Apr 03, 2015 10:55 am

Sorry Bluesuede wasn't aware of that procedure My miss found those I am not sure if they are doing that damage or not

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zillah
Apr 03, 2015 9:43 am
Simbo
Simbo
2 April 2015

Building a wooden sleeper garden bed

Building a wooden sleeper garden bed

A combo of a spade and a cheap hammer drill (a drill with a jackhammer function) will get you through it. For example Ozito do a range of DIY hammer drills for $50-150…

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Simbo
Apr 02, 2015 1:33 am
fantasticgardenersm
fantasticgardenersm
31 March 2015

Need help to identify my lawn

Need help to identify my lawn

Looks like kikuyu to me too. It's a quite popular choice around Melbourne lately. I would personally recommend to be careful with the weed killers they sell on the market.…

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fantasticgardenersm
Mar 31, 2015 10:13 pm
fantasticgardenersm
hibiscusrose
hibiscusrose
29 March 2015

bees/wasps on the last of the grapes

bees/wasps on the last of the grapes

We have quite a few bunches of grapes where they are half edible and half shrivelled. I don't know what caused the shrivelling, even though I searched the net. Now…

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hibiscusrose
Mar 29, 2015 1:35 pm
hibiscusrose
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
29 March 2015

Redirecting gutter flow to rainwater tank

Redirecting gutter flow to rainwater tank

You have to either divert the downpipes along walls or divert the pipepipes to a wet system. Wet systems are trouble and there are threads in Eco Living that discuss this.…

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SaveH2O
Mar 29, 2015 10:48 am
SaveH2O
swarmski
swarmski
28 March 2015

Colours for bore water?

Colours for bore water?

Hi all, Im in the process of designing my house, but need to keep in mind that bore water stains. What would be the best colours to design with that hide bore water…

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swarmski
Mar 28, 2015 8:29 pm
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hohkyo
Mar 28, 2015 12:17 pm
koston44
koston44
28 March 2015

Permeable grass driveway reinforcement

Permeable grass driveway reinforcement

Used this product commercially and want to use in same scenario as you are describing. About 29/m2 for grids only.

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koston44
Mar 28, 2015 7:42 am
koston44
Perth Dream
Perth Dream
28 March 2015

Replacement for spongolite?

Replacement for spongolite?
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https://m.masters.com.au/product/101387 ... nules-20kg called up the number on back of bag and guy said 100% spongolite mined in wa used in my front garden so far so good

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Perth Dream
Mar 28, 2015 6:24 am
Perth Dream
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
27 March 2015

Too much rain for new lawn?

Too much rain for new lawn?

Brown turf roll edges is normal, same with the odd small brown patch here and there. Don't stress about that it will recover. As for the rain, its probably a tad too much…

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BeatrixKiddo
Mar 27, 2015 7:39 pm
force10x
force10x
25 March 2015

DIY Subsurface irrigation for new lawn

DIY Subsurface irrigation for new lawn

hello again. Is this correct? I have 19 mm poly pipes running along the length of the lawn. The 13 mm dripper line will be installed connecting the two poly pipes with a…

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force10x
Mar 25, 2015 4:59 pm
BradS
BradS
24 March 2015

Killing Kikuyu in Buffalo

Killing Kikuyu in Buffalo

will probably end up pulling runners up to a degree and letting them have it with round up. One sure way of getting rid of i guess. Wish me luck

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BradS
Mar 24, 2015 9:30 pm
TomCat
TomCat
24 March 2015

clay soil

clay soil

8) exactly what I wanted to hear. thanks! :D

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TomCat
Mar 24, 2015 12:57 pm
TomCat
Adam.M
Adam.M
24 March 2015

Query on Cement Sheet DIY Install for Raised Garden Bed

Query on Cement Sheet DIY Install for Raised Garden Bed

The going rate is that you would aim to avoid put any unnecessary pressure/weight on the fence. How high in mm do you want this garden bed though?

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Adam.M
Mar 24, 2015 11:35 am
davinci
davinci
23 March 2015

Irrigation - Connecting PVC pipe to tap

Irrigation - Connecting PVC pipe to tap

Dependant on the stand pipe and tap material.... Galv. Or brass/copper "t" fitting inbetween the mains stand pipe and tape itself... Use Teflon tape. Then a male to male…

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davinci
Mar 23, 2015 9:20 pm
davinci
hibiscusrose
hibiscusrose
20 March 2015

Identifying a plant

Identifying a plant

Hi MnT, Thank you for your reply. I googled seaside daisy and the flowers were quite a lot larger, really rather nice! I wouldn't mind a few of them. Thanks again Ann

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hibiscusrose
Mar 20, 2015 10:29 pm
hibiscusrose
mossbrooke
mossbrooke
20 March 2015

Cottonwood Hibiscus Hedge

Cottonwood Hibiscus Hedge

Hello, I am a newbie to this forum & was hoping that someone could advise me on the Cottonwood Hibiscus Plant as I am looking at creating an informal hedge with them…

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mossbrooke
Mar 20, 2015 1:27 am
light487
light487
19 March 2015

How to make a garden with poor soil

How to make a garden with poor soil

Gypsum is the best thing to use on clay soils. Spread on the Gypsum on top of the bed, then use a pick hoe or other hoe tool to break up the soil which will evenly mix the…

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light487
Mar 19, 2015 12:44 pm
light487
jimhome1
jimhome1
18 March 2015

Garden Design Help

Garden Design Help

Needing some inspiration and ideas to finish off plantings in front garden bed please. House sits below street level with a 15m x 4m garden bed between nature strip &…

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jimhome1
Mar 18, 2015 9:45 pm
dprice
dprice
18 March 2015

Granitic sand / decomposed granite - fixing softness

Granitic sand / decomposed granite - fixing softness

It was compacted in 2 layers but was not wetted. The soft areas were certainly no more or less compacted than other areas. I get what you mean about the water running…

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dprice
Mar 18, 2015 12:18 pm
Nic and Shell 1
Nic and Shell 1
17 March 2015

How much was your retaining wall?

How much was your retaining wall?

C channel is the same as the H Channel, but in the…

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Nic and Shell 1
Mar 17, 2015 6:12 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 March 2015

Concrete advice - small cracks and dusty

Concrete advice - small cracks and dusty

That is pretty much my point. The mass of concrete causes shrinkage cracks if the (de)hydration is too rapid. ..they never go straight. That was a very wet batch of…

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onc_artisan
Mar 16, 2015 6:50 pm
onc_artisan
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
15 March 2015

Goji Berry Plant

Goji Berry Plant

Hi Rod, we grew goji berry bushes in Perth. Easy to do if you build up the sand with compost etc. Had to protect them from birds when fruit ripening... At first the fruit…

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Treeseachanger
Mar 15, 2015 2:27 am
Liliana
Liliana
13 March 2015

Colour ideas - garden pots

Colour ideas - garden pots

Hi maximus, My preference would be a dark coloured pot. I think the white is too stark. But - on the question of mountain ash - aren't they Victoria's tallest tree? Or…

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Liliana
Mar 13, 2015 3:13 pm


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