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Sorry for pulling a necromancer on this topic/thread, but hopefully there is experience that can be shared by someone. Unfortunately I don't have experience with venturi…

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Jaans
Oct 26, 2014 10:47 pm
Lobby2
Lobby2
26 October 2014

Which way is cheaper?

Which way is cheaper?

Hi We are currently building a new house and are starting to get quotes for our landscaping. We need a fair bit done - driveway, fencing, pool surrounds with fencing and…

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Lobby2
Oct 26, 2014 6:24 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 October 2014

fruit trees for the garden

fruit trees for the garden
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You are lucky EandM. The little buggers have trimmed ours every year since it was planted and we are yet to see an Avocado! They seem to especially like the flowers and…

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Stewie D
Oct 25, 2014 9:13 pm
claypot
claypot
25 October 2014

Help identifying 'pest' in new turf

Help identifying 'pest' in new turf

I got your link open, thinking may be african lawn beatles, but no never seen those bugs before. We use Yates Baythroid to control african lawn beatles in our lawn that…

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claypot
Oct 25, 2014 10:00 am
claypot
claypot
25 October 2014

Winter Grass and Black Beetles in Kikuyu

Winter Grass and Black Beetles in Kikuyu

Hey there not sure about your "winter grass" But the beatle is most likely african lawn beatle. It will smash your grass as they eat the root system. Makes the grass look…

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claypot
Oct 25, 2014 8:57 am
bradk
bradk
25 October 2014

Retaining wall - no fines backfill

Retaining wall - no fines backfill

Thanks Bashworth. That gives me something to work with :)

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bradk
Oct 25, 2014 8:50 am
deldot8
deldot8
24 October 2014

Is it possible to build a retaining wall after fencing

Is it possible to build a retaining wall after fencing

Thanks for the advice and tips. Will look into doing it myself.

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deldot8
Oct 24, 2014 7:50 pm
deldot8
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 October 2014

Creepers or Privacy plants in pots

Creepers or Privacy plants in pots

Have you considered a structure designed for hanging baskets with trailing plants? You can plant 2 or 3 trailing plants in the one basket and the effect will benefit both…

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SaveH2O
Oct 23, 2014 5:53 pm
SaveH2O
bashworth
bashworth
21 October 2014

Easements, pipes and tree planting

Easements, pipes and tree planting

Here is some information from Sydney water https://www.sydneywater.com.au/web/grou ... 043649.pdf. Generally I would be more hesitant about trees near a surface water…

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bashworth
Oct 21, 2014 4:50 am
bashworth
Hootie
Hootie
20 October 2014

Outdoor laser cut screens Perth

Outdoor laser cut screens Perth

We've been to several places which do these screens just to have a look at them: 1) Q Design at Homebase Subiaco 2) Watergarden Warehouse in Ossie Park (who are…

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Hootie
Oct 20, 2014 5:58 pm
Hootie
Rache
Rache
20 October 2014

what weed is this?

what weed is this?

Give it a go Liliana! Round up is not nasty and does a great job. We do hundreds of metres of fencelines with it!

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Rache
Oct 19, 2014 11:21 pm
Rache
chadsticles
chadsticles
19 October 2014

Type of grass?

Type of grass?

Hi All, Been de-weeding and slowly getting grass back which was 80% weeds (was pretty bad). I had had some grass or weeds come through and wanting to know should I remove…

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chadsticles
Oct 19, 2014 4:21 pm
ChrisO2
ChrisO2
19 October 2014

Terrible back door area turned good!

Terrible back door area turned good!

I had a vision...a vision of walking out the back door and not breaking an ankle, or picking up a mountain of dirt and taking it back into the…

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ChrisO2
Oct 19, 2014 11:27 am
ChrisO2
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
1, 2

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


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