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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
1, 2

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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spamhamster
Aug 23, 2014 3:49 pm
redbaron
redbaron
22 August 2014

new lawn prep perth

new lawn prep perth

Starting on my prep work as per Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf how much soil do i need to remove before starting. i am now…

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redbaron
Aug 22, 2014 9:44 am
redbaron
redbaron
22 August 2014

Growing blueberries in containers

Growing blueberries in containers

This is a good thread. I am going to buy some low-chill blueberries to grow in pots here in Brisbane. I will use pots so I can easier manage the…

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redbaron
Aug 22, 2014 7:34 am
grom40
grom40
21 August 2014

Drought resistant hedges

Drought resistant hedges

Something native will cope well in drought conditions; I've got some bottle brushes (callistemons) I've made into a hedge and they work a treat (no watering whatsoever…

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grom40
Aug 21, 2014 4:51 pm
grom40
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Kanga Hire
Aug 21, 2014 1:40 pm
Kanga Hire
Icon Walls
Icon Walls
19 August 2014

Composite Retaining Walls?

Composite Retaining Walls?

Have you considered concrete sleepers? Please feel free to contact me if I can be of help. Regards, Anthony

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Icon Walls
Aug 19, 2014 9:39 am
Icon Walls
PHL
PHL
18 August 2014

Any hillside landscaping designer recommended?

Any hillside landscaping designer recommended?

Most houses in Sydney with garden would be on some sort of slope, so designers would be familiar with slopes. 15% is a big chunk of change...

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PHL
Aug 18, 2014 8:41 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
17 August 2014

When can I start planting!!!! Impatient but how about .....

When can I start planting!!!! Impatient but how about .....

We don't really have a frost - but its worth waiting if you're down south. Frosts can come late. Maybe work on the beds and stuff - dig in the compost and have them all…

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Saint Mike
Aug 17, 2014 5:01 pm
Saint Mike
maximus
maximus
16 August 2014

Outdeco Screens

Outdeco Screens

Interesting. Who makes the screens you're using?

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maximus
Aug 16, 2014 11:09 pm
maximus
Rod1949
Rod1949
15 August 2014

Toddler danger with Cape Lilac??

Toddler danger with Cape Lilac??

All those berries want to grow into trees as well. If you have the tree removed for god's sake don't let the tree fellers just chip up all of the timber. I could be very…

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Rod1949
Aug 15, 2014 2:54 pm
CH2012
CH2012
13 August 2014

Trying to level the back yard

Trying to level the back yard

I've heard that after turf is laid and established, sand is used on top to even it out. Maybe fill in any holes with dirt, lay turf in those parts and later add sand to…

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CH2012
Aug 13, 2014 11:33 am
newey
newey
12 August 2014

MP Rotator

MP Rotator

I would say the 2000 and turn them down in distance if needed.

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newey
Aug 12, 2014 9:22 am
jeepers
jeepers
10 August 2014

Empire Zoysia or another turf in Perth area ??

Empire Zoysia or another turf in Perth area ??

I put down Velvetene last October and it was beautiful over summer. I nearly went EZ, but decided on velvetene after seeing it on display and liking how soft it was. Has…

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jeepers
Aug 10, 2014 10:34 pm
p0msd0wnunder
p0msd0wnunder
10 August 2014

Foamfast walls

Foamfast walls

Hi, I am looking to do some hard landscaping in our back yard, and am planning to construct some raised planters and other rendered walls. I just wondered if anyone has…

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p0msd0wnunder
Aug 10, 2014 8:23 pm
Wowzers
Wowzers
5 August 2014

Hardwood Sleepers - Treat?

Hardwood Sleepers - Treat?

Thanks everyone. I just put them in as is.

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Wowzers
Aug 05, 2014 2:56 pm

I am also quite confused about all this. They should make the per-litre rate much clearer on the bottles. Firstly, I never bothered to read the bottles (yeah :(), and went…

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SamfordValley
Aug 03, 2014 3:54 pm
SamfordValley
LeanneR
LeanneR
1 August 2014

Brick paving in WA

Brick paving in WA

Looks great Perth Dream. We also did some paving ourselves... its quite easy to lay... just need to make sure your ground id level and compact :) I dont have close up…

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LeanneR
Aug 01, 2014 12:12 pm
LeanneR
sands_13
sands_13
27 July 2014

Placing fill over an easement in Melbourne

Placing fill over an easement in Melbourne

Thanks Bashworth + JB1 I ll give the council a call tomorrow, we do have a man hole but do not need to cover over that.

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sands_13
Jul 27, 2014 8:47 pm
sands_13
PHL
PHL
24 July 2014

How many lumens for garden spikes?

How many lumens for garden spikes?

Yes, and they are much smaller than normal fittings. We are using spike lights that are 10mm in diameter.

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PHL
Jul 24, 2014 8:03 pm
Sojuhoju
Sojuhoju
24 July 2014

Lawns, reticulation, advice/enlightenment

Lawns, reticulation, advice/enlightenment

Thanks again applor I guess it's just a bit overwhelming when I look at the garden :-) Need to extract the digit and do something though!

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Sojuhoju
Jul 24, 2014 10:59 am
applor
applor
24 July 2014

dead looking turf rolls

dead looking turf rolls

Really they just needs frequent watering but don't leave them soggy all the time. Given enough water to prevent them drying/dieing out completely and enough time they…

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applor
Jul 24, 2014 9:52 am
strawlizzy
strawlizzy
23 July 2014

Help us design a landscape for our sloping acre block

Help us design a landscape for our sloping acre block

Your block is very beautiful by the way. And there are many stunning avenue trees you could put on your driveway, anything with autumn colour would be amazing. ::wink::

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strawlizzy
Jul 23, 2014 12:03 pm
kellys-new-home
kellys-new-home
21 July 2014

landscape plans

landscape plans

hi all, I got a call from the building company today and they said I need to have a rough copy of how im going to have my landscaping done, and to just add where im having…

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kellys-new-home
Jul 21, 2014 10:07 pm
Tbags
Tbags
20 July 2014

Landscape Design HELP

Landscape Design HELP

Hi Vouge, It also has to do with $$$$. I agree with strawlizzy with the suggestions...but if the lawn is done properly it can be a really good view from the pool to the…

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Tbags
Jul 20, 2014 9:23 pm
Tbags
applor
applor
15 July 2014

Lawn slugs

Lawn slugs

Well I can't view your pictures at the moment to determine how bad it is. If most of the damage has been done, you can just leave it and it will eventually re-grow. This…

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applor
Jul 15, 2014 8:24 am
Landed_Gentry
Landed_Gentry
14 July 2014

Stormwater Drainage

Stormwater Drainage

Can't really redirect them without MAJOR earthworks. They sit in, and the outflow is into, a natural swale. However, it's unfortunately relatively flat and the water just…

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Landed_Gentry
Jul 14, 2014 8:22 pm
onggie
onggie
13 July 2014

Landscape design only?

Landscape design only?

Is there anything like the free Sketchup but for 2D landscaping. All the software I have come across is paid for.

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onggie
Jul 13, 2014 5:24 pm
chode1984
chode1984
13 July 2014

Help identifying plant.

Help identifying plant.

ha yeah sorry about that, should have rotated the image first. That's the one! Thanks very much. Got heaps of them in the backyard of new place.

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chode1984
Jul 13, 2014 3:41 pm
chode1984
CC101
CC101
12 July 2014

Can you recommend someone in Perth (retaining wall)

Can you recommend someone in Perth (retaining wall)

This spam could at least have been posted in a flooring thread, not an outdoor retaing wall…

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CC101
Jul 12, 2014 6:55 pm
littlegong
littlegong
11 July 2014

Landscape help for new construction

Landscape help for new construction

Due to my lack of knowledge i just grabbed whatever i could find. At the time i went to the local library here and borrowed an app made by Sierra, called 3d Garden…

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littlegong
Jul 11, 2014 8:19 pm
its
its
11 July 2014

Turf Query for Melbourne

Turf Query for Melbourne

Mine is not looking good.. I have put 100sqm of Palmetto and been over 5 weeks.. all edges are showing and looks a bit…

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its
Jul 11, 2014 12:45 pm
applor
applor
10 July 2014

Difference between Seasol and Seasol for Lush Green Lawn

Difference between Seasol and Seasol for Lush Green Lawn

powerfeed and seasol will be fine. You should add some molasses as well. What I do is dilute a cup of molasses in 1L of boiling water in a 9L watering can, then half…

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applor
Jul 10, 2014 2:04 pm
ayaman
ayaman
9 July 2014

Landscaper recommedations- Melbourne

Landscaper recommedations- Melbourne

Hi Guys, I am in the north western suburbs and am about to sell my property. My 12year old garden is in need of a huge makeover! Can you guys please let me know of any…

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ayaman
Jul 09, 2014 11:04 am
TinaG
TinaG
8 July 2014

Poor Quality Water?

Poor Quality Water?

My thoughts would be you should be using molasses and seasol/seaweed solution to improve the health of your soil ecosystems, as discussed here (section 4.0 after care)-

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TinaG
Jul 08, 2014 3:43 pm


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