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Hootie
Hootie
17 October 2014

Paving - labour costs

Paving - labour costs

Could anyone share what they know about the labour cost to lay paving for the external areas of a home? Thank you

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Hootie
Oct 17, 2014 7:22 pm
Hootie

Most nurseries will sell magnolias of one kind or another; especially the "little gems" which are exceeding popular (including as council street trees) at the moment. I…

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grom40
Oct 17, 2014 3:15 pm
grom40

Hi All, I'm after some creative ideas to help me mask the horrible drainage pit that's installed in my front yard after townhouses have been built on the rear of the…

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imprsv
Oct 17, 2014 10:38 am
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ChrisO2
Oct 17, 2014 8:40 am
ChrisO2
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
16 October 2014

Turf as part of build or later?

Turf as part of build or later?

Sure did! We got shredded turf rather than roll on. It was cheaper that way, and eventually we had the best lawn in the street. We were 600m from the ocean as…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 16, 2014 10:04 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
14 October 2014

Landscaping comments/advice needed !!

Landscaping comments/advice needed !!

Yes, even when it's not flowering the leaves are lovely. They are shaped like butterflies (hence the butterfly tree is one of its common names). I also like how the tree…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 14, 2014 11:33 am
chadsticles
chadsticles
14 October 2014

Lawn Care Assistance/guidance

Lawn Care Assistance/guidance

Hey All, Just thought I'd update you all. It looks like some of the grass is coming through ok in the back yard. Though the front yard where I had all the…

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chadsticles
Oct 14, 2014 9:59 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
13 October 2014

Bondall Pot and Ornament Sealer

Bondall Pot and Ornament Sealer

Has anyone used Bondall Pot and Ornament Sealer? The W.A. based company claim this thin water-based sealer, available from Bunnings, @ $19.95 for 2 litres, is 'ideal for…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 13, 2014 5:20 pm
trixee
trixee
13 October 2014

Sunken garden - how deep?

Sunken garden - how deep?

I'm thinking of putting a sunken area into my backyard landscape design, with built-in bench seating around the perimeter. A bit like this:

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trixee
Oct 13, 2014 4:49 pm
trixee
jemsaf
jemsaf
13 October 2014

Give me your lists.....

Give me your lists.....

Thank you all soo much for your replies. (apologies for the delay inresponse, I'd forgotten to check this post again). Some very helpful advise given, especially…

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jemsaf
Oct 13, 2014 8:36 am
mitch26
mitch26
12 October 2014

Soil Prep Questions

Soil Prep Questions

i have got 500m2 to do. So i will need a bulk load. Thanks for the heads up Sandra.

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mitch26
Oct 12, 2014 3:29 pm
Canvas n Shades
Canvas n Shades
12 October 2014

White Shade Sails - anyone have one - do they get too dirty?

White Shade Sails - anyone have one - do they get too dirty?

Hi, A couple of other things to note with shade sails: You will need to keep the tension in shade sail, so that it doesn’t sag. Make sure that you have the right…

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Canvas n Shades
Oct 12, 2014 1:43 pm
Canvas n Shades
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 November 2014

Not sure about concrete job

Not sure about concrete job
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Mixing colour all the way through is very expensive for the concrete supplier because the need to spend a lot of time cleaning equipment to avoid contamination of…

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Crazyk
Nov 02, 2014 7:33 am
Crazyk
MrBee
MrBee
11 October 2014

Help me with my buffalo turf not growing

Help me with my buffalo turf not growing

It will be fine over nov-March just too cold

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MrBee
Oct 11, 2014 7:34 pm
MrBee
Alex2424
Alex2424
10 October 2014

Yucca Dilema

Yucca Dilema

I love yuccas for the same reasons you do, they`re tough and they look good. But im not sure if its possible to plant them in the pots in the ground and what effect that…

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Alex2424
Oct 10, 2014 11:03 am
jackye
jackye
10 October 2014

experience with real irrigation

experience with real irrigation

Just wondering if any one used a irrigation company called real irrigation in the past?

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jackye
Oct 10, 2014 11:01 am
ngohil
ngohil
3 October 2014

Basic garden startup

Basic garden startup

Thanks grom40. Will post some pics next week...got a kiddie bday party to get through first!

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ngohil
Oct 03, 2014 4:09 pm
ngohil
justlearning
justlearning
28 September 2014

Kikuyu vs. Sir Walter - will it overrun the SW in time?

Kikuyu vs. Sir Walter - will it overrun the SW in time?

Just curious as to why are you replacing Sir Walter with Kikuyu? We planted Kikuyu in our last place and quite liked it. Was nice and soft for the kids, but durable for…

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justlearning
Sep 28, 2014 11:43 am
justlearning
pattycake4
pattycake4
26 September 2014

Raised garden bed from clay bricks

Raised garden bed from clay bricks

could you line inside with black plastic,?so you wouldn't see it you could have it finish about 15mm below soil.

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pattycake4
Sep 26, 2014 4:36 pm
takatam
takatam
25 September 2014

Putting lawn over native couch

Putting lawn over native couch

Thanks. That's what I was afraid of. It's been raining on and off, didn't have the chance to spray anything and the lawn is coming this weekend. Hopefully. Let's see how…

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takatam
Sep 25, 2014 7:57 pm
bpratt
bpratt
23 September 2014

agi pipe not working

agi pipe not working

I put socked 100mm agi pipe in the ground, with 20mm gravel around it but now geotextile above it, and after just a couple of heavy rain periods the water is simply not…

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bpratt
Sep 23, 2014 7:07 pm
SimonR
SimonR
23 September 2014

Moss taking over my front lawn

Moss taking over my front lawn

Chelated Iron has moss killing properties, applied with a spray tank to the folliage of the affected grass

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SimonR
Sep 23, 2014 6:11 pm
SimonR
beth95
beth95
23 September 2014

Australian Native tree suggestions

Australian Native tree suggestions

that does look very nice saveh20. exactly what i'm after

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beth95
Sep 23, 2014 2:22 pm
ST13
ST13
23 September 2014

Wood Retaining Walls vs White Ants

Wood Retaining Walls vs White Ants

Thanks for the information. Just looking for any recommendations regarding to my apartment to determine whether there are white ants or bug issue? Does anyone know good…

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ST13
Sep 23, 2014 1:25 pm
CC101
CC101
22 September 2014

Anyone built a DIY shed?

Anyone built a DIY shed?

I will pay stratco to install

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CC101
Sep 22, 2014 7:57 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
21 September 2014

Really stupid soil lawn question

Really stupid soil lawn question

Hi Maggie 10, Lost my opportunity to add at the end of the plastic lawn idea... ask a silly question and you get a silly answer... small…

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Saint Mike
Sep 21, 2014 11:31 am
Saint Mike
nemisis
nemisis
21 September 2014

Cheapest dolomite gravel for driveway

Cheapest dolomite gravel for driveway

Cheapest place in Adelaide? For a large driveway

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nemisis
Sep 21, 2014 9:44 am
nthkville
nthkville
20 September 2014

Landscapers in the hills district

Landscapers in the hills district

Actually I did - http://www.greenscapelandscapes.com.au/ And I can highly recommend them! They do what they say, they don't overcharge, they work tirelessy, they LISTEN…

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nthkville
Sep 20, 2014 10:32 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
20 September 2014

Landscaping, Gardening for New House

Landscaping, Gardening for New House

Hi BillyD, my brother used that type of seed I think but weeds did emerge as well... it was lush though. I think it had some type of fescu(?) in the mix. Eventually he…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 20, 2014 11:51 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
20 September 2014

Dividing one veg garden for crop rotation

Dividing one veg garden for crop rotation

Hi CH2012, I'm sure the fibre cement sheeting would be safe, but you might check if the cement content leaches out in time to make the soil alkaline. Great idea rotation.…

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Leonardo_23
Sep 20, 2014 11:44 am

well my old veggie patch is about to be resurrected. The soil there is looking lush given it's had a winter of pea straw over it. The worms have gone nuts. Better than…

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kexkez
Sep 18, 2014 8:18 pm
kexkez
MalSannie
MalSannie
17 September 2014

My finished backyard PICS

My finished backyard PICS

Go on then what're you waiting for :)

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MalSannie
Sep 17, 2014 4:20 am
MalSannie
Dollar
Dollar
16 September 2014

Update...

Update...

Sorry I have been such a stranger on here. Good news....backyard has been landscaped and I can't wait to post some photos :) on moving in first thing that happened was the…

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Dollar
Sep 16, 2014 8:43 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
16 September 2014

Sticky soil

Sticky soil

Yes I think thats it insider. Oh it's not going to be fun then.

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Crazyk
Sep 16, 2014 6:35 am
Crazyk
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
14 September 2014

Landscaper - northern Melbourne?

Landscaper - northern Melbourne?

Hi Wondering whether anyone can recommend a good landscaper for the northern suburbs of Melbourne? Scope of works is: Two timber decks Concrete paths Craploads of new…

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Bluesuede
Sep 14, 2014 11:55 am
Bluesuede
Krilnik
Krilnik
13 September 2014

Please HELP !!!! Winter grass in kikuyu

Please HELP !!!! Winter grass in kikuyu

Wow, Endothal is awesome stuff. Totally destroyed the wintergrass. Kikuyu still going strong. Fu was right - it doesn't affect Kikuyu.

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Krilnik
Sep 13, 2014 12:22 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
11 September 2014

Recommend a fencer around Gold Coast

Recommend a fencer around Gold Coast

Thanks Stephy. Our land settles in October, so fencing work will be done around March/April next year. :)

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shadowarrior
Sep 11, 2014 12:41 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
10 September 2014

Backyard Flooding and Drainage Problems

Backyard Flooding and Drainage Problems

I could be wrong about the size and number of stormwater piping. I will try and do some investigations into that to properly work out what the…

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SaveH2O
Sep 10, 2014 12:27 pm
SaveH2O
Ellie_SA
Ellie_SA
7 September 2014

Turf choices, Adelaide

Turf choices, Adelaide

Hi everyone, We're looking to turf 50sqm of barren, scorched clay in full sun. I'm not sure about soil pH, etc. I have been a long-term reader of the soil preparation…

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Ellie_SA
Sep 07, 2014 12:41 am
MalSannie
MalSannie
2 September 2014

Trellis structure to grow vine on colourbond fence

Trellis structure to grow vine on colourbond fence

How about something like this - supanet plastic wire trellis - never seen it myself, but it sounds like it might…

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MalSannie
Sep 02, 2014 4:49 am
MalSannie
justlearning
justlearning
2 September 2014

Fencing costs

Fencing costs

We're considering a similar style fence for our front and would also be interested in approximate costs. We had a 1.8m brick boundary/retaining fence built recently in…

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justlearning
Sep 02, 2014 1:05 am
justlearning
bpratt
bpratt
1 September 2014

Paulownia trees

Paulownia trees

I sometimes suffer from 'brown thumb-itis' myself, but I think these will be worth the effort for us.

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bpratt
Sep 01, 2014 1:59 pm
vladmari
vladmari
29 August 2014

How to Grow Stone Fruit With No Copper Sulphate

How to Grow Stone Fruit With No Copper Sulphate

OK, have done some research and reading. Thanks strawlizzy for mentioning it. Will be planting this green manure in my garden this year.…

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vladmari
Aug 29, 2014 3:14 pm
vladmari
kexkez
kexkez
29 August 2014

Brick front fence construction in WA

Brick front fence construction in WA
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that might be the case NOW Nemisis but 20+ years ago it was the standard in WA. The piers matched…

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kexkez
Aug 29, 2014 7:49 am
kexkez
fantasticgardenings
fantasticgardenings
26 August 2014

Homemade weed killer questions

Homemade weed killer questions

Actually some vinegar diluted with water would be more than enough to kill most of the weeds. The salt can also be used separately as a weed killing product. But all these…

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fantasticgardenings
Aug 26, 2014 9:58 pm
fantasticgardenings
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
26 August 2014

Fenceline screening trees

Fenceline screening trees

Do you want trees or shrubs? I like the suggestion of callistemons, there's lots of varieties, but bear in mind they attract bees when flowering so perhaps not so suitable…

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JazzyJess
Aug 26, 2014 9:31 pm
JB1
JB1
25 August 2014

removing pebbled/paved border - sell or dispose of pebbles?

removing pebbled/paved border - sell or dispose of pebbles?

Advertise it on gumtree for free so they remove it. It won't be cheap to tip it these days. Save your back also.

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JB1
Aug 25, 2014 7:07 pm


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