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Crazyk
Dec 28, 2014 7:56 pm
Crazyk
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 December 2014

New house build needing retaining wall

New house build needing retaining wall

Re fences - you will have to discuss this with the neighbours - which can be fun. The question of retaining walls is an interesting one. You might need to check the law…

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Saint Mike
Dec 26, 2014 7:54 am
Saint Mike
aspire029
aspire029
24 December 2014

How to determin Hight Of Garden Plastic Edging

How to determin Hight Of Garden Plastic Edging

My advice would be to look at timber edging. In my experience plastic edging expands and contracts too much and either pulls itself out of the…

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aspire029
Dec 24, 2014 9:21 am
dragonchild
dragonchild
22 December 2014

Privacy Bush

Privacy Bush

A leptospernum (teatree) is what I would suggest; the foliage is much less prickly than grevilleas (in general) and that is an advantage when you might be brushing up…

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dragonchild
Dec 22, 2014 1:32 pm
dragonchild
kexkez
kexkez
21 December 2014

Block vs timber retaining wall

Block vs timber retaining wall

Go blocks or the sleeper retainers. Wood won't last that long. You can always wait and save some more money to pave or grass. Get your retaining and earth works done.

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kexkez
Dec 21, 2014 8:50 am
kexkez
MrBee
MrBee
20 December 2014

Lawn plugs + weeds. Help!

Lawn plugs + weeds. Help!

Possibly option 3. How big are the plugs and how far apart did you plant? Any photos?

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MrBee
Dec 20, 2014 1:34 pm
MrBee
1rocky
1rocky
19 December 2014

shade sails

shade sails

that is so true. i had some wild prices for quotes given to me

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1rocky
Dec 19, 2014 2:36 pm
cfm
cfm
17 December 2014

Empire Zoysia and clay issue

Empire Zoysia and clay issue

I've had this for a few years and found it disappointing. It seems to die in shade and takes forever to patch replacement sections!

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cfm
Dec 17, 2014 1:05 pm
PanRaptor
PanRaptor
15 December 2014

How long does Merbau decking need to bleed before oiling?

How long does Merbau decking need to bleed before oiling?

Hi all, Trying to resurrect an old thread to answer my deck question. I've just had a merbau deck built in my (undercover) alfresco area. I was going to oil it over the…

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PanRaptor
Dec 15, 2014 5:05 pm
PanRaptor
13Jack
13Jack
11 December 2014

AAA fencing?

AAA fencing?

I got my quote done through them for the fencing. Fence hasn't been done yet, expected to go in around March end when the build is complete.…

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13Jack
Dec 11, 2014 6:45 pm
kifaya
kifaya
11 December 2014

Advice on installing garden edging before fencing?

Advice on installing garden edging before fencing?

We need to build a timber edged garden bed along the front perimeter of our new home and plan to add a fence - can't afford it just yet... Would you usually rip the…

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kifaya
Dec 11, 2014 2:40 pm
kifaya
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
11 December 2014

Garden edging made of metal?

Garden edging made of metal?

The top edge of the linkedge is bent over so it's curved with no sharp edges but where you cut the end pieces it can be quite sharp! Haven't had any issues here but can…

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xxkatxx
Dec 11, 2014 1:40 pm
jarunit
jarunit
9 December 2014

Recommended Excavation/Landscaping companies in Sydney

Recommended Excavation/Landscaping companies in Sydney

Hi Guys, I am looking to get my backyard and frontyard updated at our first home which we have lived in for the last 3 years. The scope will probably be clearing the…

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jarunit
Dec 09, 2014 8:17 pm
Vector101
Vector101
9 December 2014

correct soil prep for laying seed, same as method for turf?

correct soil prep for laying seed, same as method for turf?

hi, trying to get our front yard sorted, its a mixture of various weeds however in places the lawn has quite a thick thatch, should I poison the lawn wait a few days than…

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Vector101
Dec 09, 2014 12:56 pm
Vector101
Vector101
9 December 2014

correct soil prep for laying seed, same as method for turf?

correct soil prep for laying seed, same as method for turf?

hi, trying to get our front yard sorted, its a mixture of various weeds however in places the lawn has quite a thick thatch, should I poison the lawn wait a few days than…

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Vector101
Dec 09, 2014 12:55 pm

That's still a great idea as natives will crowd out weeds to some extent. Our gardener put weed mat down then Lilydale topping over the top which sets to a hard surface.…

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joannek
Dec 09, 2014 2:48 am
joannek
joannek
9 December 2014

DIY site preparation for landscaping

DIY site preparation for landscaping

A tradesman and a bobcat could level it all in a day and remove excess soil and debris. Ours cost about $1800 but a fair chunk of that was disposal fees. We haven't had…

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joannek
Dec 09, 2014 12:16 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 December 2014

Is this disease or pest?

Is this disease or pest?

Yes it's mealybugs. How often are you watering and fertilizing your palm? Overwatered and overfed plants are attractive to them. Once you get rid of them, try using the…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 08, 2014 1:43 pm

If you are building a slab nearly all blocks will require some excavation anyway don't they? That fall isn't much at all. And some variation in height can make a much more…

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strawlizzy
Dec 08, 2014 1:14 pm
Random
Random
7 December 2014

Tap timer with more than 7 days

Tap timer with more than 7 days

I don't want to encourage shallow root growth and there is more loss to evaporation when watering less but more often.

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Random
Dec 07, 2014 12:57 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
7 December 2014

Foxtail Palms - Wear and Tear !

Foxtail Palms - Wear and Tear !

Most palms I've had anything to do with like to be in rich, well drained soils. They like lots of water and fertiliser. Get those right and I don't think you'll run into…

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Stewie D
Dec 07, 2014 10:36 am
TraceyWayne
TraceyWayne
6 December 2014

Professional Landscape Design

Professional Landscape Design

Hi Joanne, Landscaping is coming along nicely, will compliment your beautiful home. I do like the grass, there is something about green lawn :-) For what it's worth, I would…

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TraceyWayne
Dec 06, 2014 3:19 pm
TraceyWayne
dalemengel
dalemengel
4 December 2014

Santa Ana Couch

Santa Ana Couch

Thanks a lot for the advice, much appreciated!!!

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dalemengel
Dec 04, 2014 7:37 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 December 2014

Soakwells

Soakwells

My plumber used 100mm pipe because of the low fall, but an…

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Crazyk
Dec 04, 2014 12:18 pm
Crazyk
poetic_slave
poetic_slave
2 December 2014

Fake grass on concrete

Fake grass on concrete

Why not look at ripping up a lot of the concrete and transforming the yard into something less harsh that is more user and environmentally…

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poetic_slave
Dec 02, 2014 3:23 pm
poetic_slave
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jassy
Nov 29, 2014 10:22 pm
touchedup
touchedup
29 November 2014

installing new lawn.

installing new lawn.

Hey Chad My opinion would be not to bother with the round up just hoe or dingo the hell out of it! Your going to kill the grass or hoe it back in rite, then bring in more…

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touchedup
Nov 29, 2014 10:52 am
woo10
woo10
29 November 2014

Backfilling to level backyard

Backfilling to level backyard

An even cheaper way is to call a few pool builders and tell them you will take x amount of fill if they are digging a pool close by. You should…

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woo10
Nov 29, 2014 8:38 am
Krilnik
Krilnik
27 November 2014

Emerald kikuyu, opinions? Qld blue turf?

Emerald kikuyu, opinions? Qld blue turf?

We laid Emerald Kikuyu seed a few years ago. Does not need to be mown often. Doesn't seem to grow high. Doesn't need much water either! Great lawn!

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Krilnik
Nov 27, 2014 6:58 am
Alex2424
Alex2424
24 November 2014

What plant is this?

What plant is this?

Thanks for your help, im not going to look into it anymore because I want to build a pergola/outdoor room in the area where the plant is and if I do I`ll be getting rid of…

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Alex2424
Nov 24, 2014 3:11 pm
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
24 November 2014

Favorite plant in the garden, but don't know what it is

Favorite plant in the garden, but don't know what it is

Thanks treeseachanger, I can now proudly announce the name of the tree to my guests instead just referring it as a plant.

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tomking.chen
Nov 24, 2014 8:39 am
tomking.chen
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 November 2014

My new veggie patch

My new veggie patch

I don't think leafy green veges freeze well. They will just wilt as the water in their cells freeze and expand. Nice looking vege gardens you guys have there. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 23, 2014 10:23 am
SimonR
SimonR
23 November 2014

Wintergreen lawn seed in Perth?

Wintergreen lawn seed in Perth?

Wintergreen is a hybrid couch. Hybrid couches produce sterile seeds, thus these cultivators are only available as turf. You can simply plant the runners in place of…

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SimonR
Nov 23, 2014 9:47 am
SimonR

We went down the concrete "path", me figuring it would be easier operating the blower !! So far so…

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jj1
Nov 22, 2014 11:11 pm
newey
newey
21 November 2014

Garden Irrigation System Help Needed

Garden Irrigation System Help Needed

Hunter irrigation have a good design guide in pdf form if going rectic.

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newey
Nov 21, 2014 9:34 am
newey
newey
21 November 2014

Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance

Sir Walter vs Palmetto mowing and maintenance
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Was the clay rotory hoed atleast or was the underlay just placed on top? May be a problem with compaction later on down the track. My front lawn I did as per directions on…

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newey
Nov 21, 2014 9:28 am
newey
newey
21 November 2014

Hunter PRS40 vs Prospray with central pressure regulator

Hunter PRS40 vs Prospray with central pressure regulator

Got my mp s from ebay, pack of 10 for an excellent price with the regular popup body. You can regulate them via the adjustment at the solenoid or the tap. They also come…

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newey
Nov 21, 2014 9:17 am

So our house is nearly ready - and we are just unsure about what to do with the landscaping. I have some idea but just haven't been able to find a good landscape person…

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poohbear
Nov 18, 2014 11:05 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 November 2014

Buying tree ferns, palms etc in Sydney

Buying tree ferns, palms etc in Sydney

Keep checking ebay. Some people put ridiculous prices on their plants but most are reasonable and every now and again an absolute bargain will come along. A client of mine…

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Stewie D
Nov 18, 2014 1:58 pm
James+Ash
James+Ash
14 November 2014

Colourbond Gate Cost

Colourbond Gate Cost

Just pulled out the paper work $260 and $300 were the cost of mine. I really wanted a slated gate for one side but that was quoted at $800 :-O

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James+Ash
Nov 14, 2014 6:48 pm
James+Ash
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
13 November 2014

Advise for a front garden

Advise for a front garden

Q. Will you be putting retic in? Will you mulch after the plantings? This will help keep the ground moist after watering by reducing the water lost from evaporation.…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 13, 2014 10:03 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 November 2014

Retaining Wall "Near" Boundary

Retaining Wall "Near" Boundary

So what is on the other side of the boundary ? If your neighbour has a house or garage in close proximity to the boundary I'd be getting an engineer to design the wall…

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Stewie D
Nov 13, 2014 1:32 pm
UpsizeTime
UpsizeTime
10 November 2014

Fence extension ideas, please

Fence extension ideas, please

Our fence on one side went in before our house was built and it was done at the level of our neighbour who are lower than us. When our house was built our level at the…

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UpsizeTime
Nov 10, 2014 9:32 pm
Wallace44
Wallace44
9 November 2014

Front Yard - What have you done?

Front Yard - What have you done?

Hi All, We recently (12 months ago) built out in Bullsbrook. No landscaping or anything included, and still trying to decide what we want to do with all the sand. For…

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Wallace44
Nov 09, 2014 11:01 pm
Roar
Roar
9 November 2014

Spacing of Glauca conifer hedge

Spacing of Glauca conifer hedge

Hi I'm about to plant out a hedge of Glauca conifers but am getting mixed answers regarding the spacing. We want them to form a hedge eventually and they are being…

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Roar
Nov 09, 2014 3:59 pm
Agent 86
Agent 86
9 November 2014

Double Paling Timber Fence?

Double Paling Timber Fence?

Hi all, We're currently trying to agree on a new fence for a boundary with our neighbour. Everybody is on the same page as to the style of fencing - 1.8m timber fence…

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Agent 86
Nov 09, 2014 2:55 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2014

Another what plant is this? thread

Another what plant is this? thread

And you can give it the Treeseachanger treatment as well to give it even more personality :D viewtopic.php?f=19&t=72990&p=1262570&hilit=cousin+it#p1262570 Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2014 1:31 pm
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
8 November 2014

Cheap plant/landscape ideas around pool needed...pls!

Cheap plant/landscape ideas around pool needed...pls!

Most places will recommend bamboo for screening, grows tall and fast. Look for plants Wollongong on Gumtree, there are some available at the moment at Dapto. Ask friends…

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grumblebum54
Nov 08, 2014 7:34 pm
grumblebum54
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 November 2014

What is wrong

What is wrong

Testing for pests is simple, use the Detergent Drench Test- pour a bucket of water with a tablespoon of dish washing detergent in it, over 1sqm of the lawn area and…

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Treeseachanger
Nov 08, 2014 5:09 pm
JimAGT
JimAGT
8 November 2014

Looking for help with gardening website

Looking for help with gardening website

Hi there, I am just about to finish a Diploma in Landscape Design. I would love to get involved in someway with what you are doing. Please…

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JimAGT
Nov 08, 2014 2:27 pm

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