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Hi all Finally an update of what we did with this garden area under the porch. A water feature plus some hardy low maintenance plants. :D Thanks for everyone's…

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delatite13
Mar 05, 2015 5:59 pm
delatite13

I've also got 150mm to boundary on one side where I want to run agg between the concrete footpath and the fence. Would it be best to put the fence in before digging and…

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ssjmark
Mar 05, 2015 12:24 pm
ssjmark
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alan1237
Mar 02, 2015 4:01 pm
Ozlizz
Ozlizz
2 March 2015

Landscape design help

Landscape design help

Thanks mb. Specifically I wanted to ask if the plan is good enough/acceptable. Thanks for the vege patch advice. Now I am thinking of moving it towards the left side. By…

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Ozlizz
Mar 02, 2015 4:58 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
28 February 2015

Small backyards - Can they add value to a home?

Small backyards - Can they add value to a home?

As a general rule of thumb landscaping spend should be about 10-20% of the property's value. Lower spend on cheaper properties higher on higher. This rough guide is if you…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 28, 2015 10:22 pm
Rod1949
Rod1949
26 February 2015

large front wall quote

large front wall quote

Why don't you get other quotes to compare.

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Rod1949
Feb 26, 2015 3:39 pm
Alex2424
Alex2424
26 February 2015

Which ornamental pear tree is best ?

Which ornamental pear tree is best ?

Yeah they are a nice tree, they should be a good addition to my yard :)

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Alex2424
Feb 26, 2015 11:03 am
josephr
josephr
24 February 2015

Raised garden bed advise.

Raised garden bed advise.

Thanks Stewie, ill have to start digging and see what they look like.

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josephr
Feb 24, 2015 4:20 pm
mtz08
mtz08
24 February 2015

How to increase the level of lawn

How to increase the level of lawn

Hi BeatrixKiddo Thanks for your reply. I will do this now and hopefully can raise it by a few cm before winter comes, and then will do the remaining leveling during…

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mtz08
Feb 24, 2015 10:19 am
Alex2424
Alex2424
23 February 2015

Ornamental pear tree`s

Ornamental pear tree`s

Thanks Quenda, I think it would be too close to plant any tree`s where I wanted to so close to the pipes so im not going to, thanks for your help :)

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Alex2424
Feb 23, 2015 12:01 pm
chadsticles
chadsticles
23 February 2015

Rotary Hoe & Irrigation - Don't mix?

Rotary Hoe & Irrigation - Don't mix?

Hello everyone, I'd like to say thank you to everyone so far for there expertise on this forum, it has given me many ideas wish I could give more back to the community,…

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chadsticles
Feb 23, 2015 10:45 am
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Quenda
Feb 23, 2015 1:02 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
20 February 2015

Kay Parris Magnolia - sick plant

Kay Parris Magnolia - sick plant

Just a quick reply, you need to water at least once a day atm 2 or more if it's hot like it has been the last 2 weeks.... You need to water it like it was in a pot, even…

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 20, 2015 9:37 pm
blackenator
blackenator
19 February 2015

how much topsoil

how much topsoil

You need to dig it down further than that otherwise your grass will find it hard to send roots down far enough so it can become drought…

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blackenator
Feb 19, 2015 5:18 pm
blackenator
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JohnTF
Feb 19, 2015 3:05 am
poohbear
poohbear
18 February 2015

Decking Footing Advice

Decking Footing Advice

I did see another hole (no photos), the footing was directly on top of the pipe. That hole was not as deep as the others. Would it be a problem if the concrete over it?

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poohbear
Feb 18, 2015 11:03 pm
ricko1010
ricko1010
17 February 2015

Rotary Hoe after heavy rain before laying new turf?

Rotary Hoe after heavy rain before laying new turf?

Thanks for that.. I'm putting down Sapphire Soft leaf buffalo, just hoping it's not itchy like the Kikuya we used to have..

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ricko1010
Feb 17, 2015 9:22 pm
applor
applor
17 February 2015

What is this Weed in my Empire Zoysia lawn?

What is this Weed in my Empire Zoysia lawn?

Trace the stems back to the central stork and pull them out. Yes it may be/seem impractical/time consuming if you have lots but it really is the…

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applor
Feb 17, 2015 8:44 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 February 2015

Help me identify this Hakea

Help me identify this Hakea

It looks very similar to one that our friend has in his leafy garden although in Sydney but he has commented on the black cockies liking it too although the ones in your…

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Stewie D
Feb 16, 2015 2:28 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 February 2015

Plants suitable for clay

Plants suitable for clay

Don't dig down into heavy clay if you can help it, instead build up a raised garden bed using organic compost, gypsum and mulch. Maybe even use some mushroom mulch and…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 14, 2015 4:35 pm
Nic and Shell 1
Nic and Shell 1
12 February 2015

Private certifiers gold Coast

Private certifiers gold Coast

Hi, long shot I know, but is there any private certifiers for the Gold Coast on this forum? Just need some advice about a retaining wall that needs building in a little…

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Nic and Shell 1
Feb 12, 2015 10:12 pm
joea
joea
11 February 2015

Please help me to identify this tree

Please help me to identify this tree

They are a great tree don't write them all off. The dwalf grafted flowering gums (2-3m) are better behaved. Smaller = less mess. In a garden…

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joea
Feb 11, 2015 7:00 pm
joea
grom40
grom40
10 February 2015

Short cherry blossom trees to run up side of house?

Short cherry blossom trees to run up side of house?

I've been looking at getting one of these for the corner of my front yard - might be a good option for you also? http://www.flemings.com.au/ornamental_d ... LT_ID=AMAN

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grom40
Feb 10, 2015 2:54 pm
grom40
glove balloon
glove balloon
5 February 2015

Improving Wintergreen Grass

Improving Wintergreen Grass

also try checking the pH levels of the subsoil, without correct pH levels you will always be uphill chasing. around 6.0 would be fine. it can be adjusted with lime if its…

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glove balloon
Feb 05, 2015 10:46 pm
PaulyT
PaulyT
5 February 2015

Looking for a landscaper

Looking for a landscaper

I know that most tradies down here in Vic are pretty busy at the moment. Could you consider project managing it yourself and get the various tradies in? Fencing first (if…

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PaulyT
Feb 05, 2015 9:27 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
5 February 2015

using export soil for leveling and future landscaping

using export soil for leveling and future landscaping

Thats sounds like a good idea, thank you stewie. Would like a yard that I can use and the kids can play in.

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mim_feher
Feb 05, 2015 5:00 pm
radiuz
radiuz
5 February 2015

Lawn installation this summer

Lawn installation this summer

Yes summer grasses such as buffalo, kikuyu and couch should be laid between October - March for best results. I put down Village Green Kikuyu in February and as long as…

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radiuz
Feb 05, 2015 10:32 am
light487
light487
3 February 2015

Landscaping quote received - thoughts?? NSW Central Coast

Landscaping quote received - thoughts?? NSW Central Coast

I'm having a similar experience to OP in regards to landscapers not responding to quote requests. I send them the site plans with itemised ideas of what we want to do, so…

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light487
Feb 03, 2015 5:12 pm
light487
bashworth
bashworth
2 February 2015

Retaining wall

Retaining wall

Your idea sounds like a retaining wall that is 900mm high which is a serious retaining wall that will need council approval. If you want to have a 600mm wall within a…

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bashworth
Feb 02, 2015 9:02 pm
bashworth

Hi all, First post and i'm really hoping someone has some good advice to repair my lawn...if that's still possible! It's fairly new turf, laid beginning of November and…

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RangersFC
Feb 01, 2015 12:00 am
MnT
MnT
31 January 2015

Planting native grasses

Planting native grasses

Nativeseeds is the business that recommended the Kangaroo Grass, they were extremely helpful. Good luck on the planting!

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MnT
Jan 31, 2015 4:23 pm
MnT
Rod1949
Rod1949
30 January 2015

Foxtail Palm Seeds

Foxtail Palm Seeds

Thanks for that Stewie.

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Rod1949
Jan 30, 2015 10:15 am
Nelly83
Nelly83
28 January 2015

Engineering costs for contours

Engineering costs for contours

We're looking at a cut of 1m and retaining walls a similar height. But council only allows 600mm cut & said no way they'll approve a cut that big. But spoke to cdc and…

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Nelly83
Jan 28, 2015 9:12 pm
candycandy
candycandy
28 January 2015

Medium Maintenance Garden

Medium Maintenance Garden

I always refer to the plants your local council plant around roundabouts, nature strips, etc. There isn't anyone caring for them apart from some mulch every few…

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candycandy
Jan 28, 2015 4:20 pm
JB1
JB1
28 January 2015

Poor Emerald Kikuyu lawn.

Poor Emerald Kikuyu lawn.

Good to know someone had success with Emerald Kikuyu. Keen to give it another go.

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JB1
Jan 28, 2015 12:18 pm
Online Gardener AU
Online Gardener AU
27 January 2015

Seeking ideas on my small courtyard.

Seeking ideas on my small courtyard.

A few ideas; Retractable clothesline new large format pavers over concrete creeper grown on fence to hide and give illusion of garden being larger. (perhaps star…

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Online Gardener AU
Jan 27, 2015 12:15 pm
Online Gardener AU
Vertical Garden Love
Vertical Garden Love
26 January 2015

Vertical Vegie Garden - Perth

Vertical Vegie Garden - Perth

Has anyone in Perth attempted this? I am thinking of utilizing the side of our house (dead space) and turning it into a vertical vegie garden.…

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Vertical Garden Love
Jan 26, 2015 5:37 pm
Vertical Garden Love
Vertical Garden Love
Vertical Garden Love
26 January 2015

Vertical garden / living wall discussion and advice

Vertical garden / living wall discussion and advice

I'd like to discuss the topic of vertical gardens or living walls. Also known as green walls. Has anyone installed a vertical garden? What system have you used? What…

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Vertical Garden Love
Jan 26, 2015 5:27 pm
Vertical Garden Love
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 January 2015

Landscaping ideas & contractors/designers

Landscaping ideas & contractors/designers

If you did a google search for landscapers in Perth , the result would throw up quite a few. These days nearly everyone has a website so I'm sure you would get some good…

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Stewie D
Jan 26, 2015 8:24 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
25 January 2015

Pergola/alfresco ideas please.

Pergola/alfresco ideas please.

Browse Houzz. Lol that rhymes. It's a great resource but even better post a few pics and many members will be willing to give you their opinions

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Crazyk
Jan 25, 2015 8:41 am
Crazyk
chris_chea
chris_chea
23 January 2015

Synthetic Artificial or Fake Grass in Perth

Synthetic Artificial or Fake Grass in Perth

Good info grass culture there is a great company supplying and installing artificial grass in Ellenbrook , wangara, the vines, Aveley.there website is www.waturfgurus.com

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chris_chea
Jan 23, 2015 3:44 pm
chris_chea
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 January 2015

Sugar cane mulch always dry?

Sugar cane mulch always dry?

Sounds great! The sugar cane mulch is a great mulch but having it between quick draining soil and the wood chip mulch didn't do it any favours; spread some good organic…

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SaveH2O
Jan 21, 2015 3:21 pm
SaveH2O
JB1
JB1
21 January 2015

Magnolia 'Little Gem' Pruning

Magnolia 'Little Gem' Pruning

Hi, I've planted a few of these Magnolia 'Little Gem' (24 to be exact) in my garden, now, some are planted outside my window. As they are evergreen, I want to keep the…

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JB1
Jan 21, 2015 2:09 pm

With all the rain we have had recently it's making it hard to control the weeds that have come through. In saying that I would rather have the weeds come through now then…

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chadsticles
Jan 21, 2015 12:07 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
21 January 2015

Zoysia project in Melbourne

Zoysia project in Melbourne
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I wouldn't use fescue it would be even harder than rye to get rid of. If you use rye just follow the above advice, it will make for a better year round lawn. You can…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 21, 2015 8:36 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
20 January 2015

Levelling topsoil/turf underlay

Levelling topsoil/turf underlay

Hit it with the sprinkler a few times and it will naturally compact. Then roll dry as Pauly said. A dump of rain is the ideal.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 20, 2015 10:12 pm
mim_feher
mim_feher
20 January 2015

Retaining wall question

Retaining wall question

the retaining wall is within our boundary so i assume we are responsible for the entire cost.

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mim_feher
Jan 20, 2015 10:12 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 January 2015

Best way to remove spoil soil

Best way to remove spoil soil

If the pile is an approximate pyramid the volume = width x length x height/3

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bashworth
Jan 20, 2015 9:53 pm
bashworth
john3136
john3136
20 January 2015

Mortarless blocks for small wall

Mortarless blocks for small wall

Thanks for the reply. So far I've found ezy wall, versa wall and heron blocks which I believe all allow a vertical wall. The only thing I can't figure out with all of them…

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john3136
Jan 20, 2015 9:16 pm
john3136


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