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11 January 2015

Concreting or other options for Backyard

Concreting or other options for Backyard

Hey Guys We have a backyard which is quite small.. We want to put a greenhouse and probably a garden shed there to make some use.. Imagine it as a shape of a toothbrush…

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Jan 11, 2015 7:34 pm
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Jan 11, 2015 7:31 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
8 January 2015

Can someone identify what type of grass this is?

Can someone identify what type of grass this is?

Its just common couch, either its a weed or started by seed by one of the previous owners. Not a great lawn but tough. Its worn out in parts because compaction.. The…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 08, 2015 7:47 pm
nateau
nateau
7 January 2015

Buffalo lawn repair - help please

Buffalo lawn repair - help please

Howdy all Long time reader, first time poster. My 3 month old Sir Walter Buffalo appears to be suffering from the same or a very (very) similar issue. As Jassy…

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nateau
Jan 07, 2015 3:04 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
7 January 2015

Tropical ground cover

Tropical ground cover

Some mood lighting might also be nice.

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Saint Mike
Jan 07, 2015 9:38 am
Saint Mike
chadsticles
chadsticles
6 January 2015

Lawn grubs?

Lawn grubs?

Wow, I've never seen that happen before! :shock: Just looked it up, yes Lawn and Grub Killer is what you want....good luck. Actually, I hope you've…

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chadsticles
Jan 06, 2015 2:25 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 January 2015

lawn now, or wait?

lawn now, or wait?

Don't think it matters if you do it right and get right variety for your climate. You want grass to deep root - and you may need top soil. I'd always suggest an in…

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Saint Mike
Jan 06, 2015 11:31 am
Saint Mike
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
6 January 2015

Empire Zoysia vs Nara Zoysia in Melbourne

Empire Zoysia vs Nara Zoysia in Melbourne

Should add both are good choices for a full sun front yard with little use.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jan 06, 2015 7:03 am

Hi Everyone, I've been lurking here for ages. We're first home owners, completely novice gardeners and I've found the tips on here amazingly helpful, but I can't find an…

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Clare G
Jan 06, 2015 12:43 am
1rocky
1rocky
5 January 2015

Landscaping on sloped block

Landscaping on sloped block

get in contact with a couple of landscapers and get ideas. at the front of my place is sloping so my son built two tier garden using grey blocks which is so much…

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1rocky
Jan 05, 2015 5:25 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 January 2015

Have you seen this stuff?

Have you seen this stuff?

Oh yes I didn't think of that. Now that you remind me I have seen councils use it.

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Crazyk
Jan 04, 2015 7:17 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 January 2015

What are these?

What are these?

Yeah I know it's pretty reactive because in summer my fences are all loose then in winter they firm back up. My zone was classified as 40-60mm reactivity so maybe this is it.

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Crazyk
Jan 02, 2015 4:57 pm
Crazyk
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
1 January 2015

Lumpy Turf...install questions

Lumpy Turf...install questions

New soil is 'fluffy'. Professionals would normally level the base, compact, re-level and often compact again. That's what rollers are for, there is no excuse for a…

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SaveH2O
Jan 01, 2015 9:01 am
SaveH2O
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Crazyk
Dec 28, 2014 6:56 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 6:54 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 8:21 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 12:32 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 7:50 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 12:34 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 1:36 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 12:05 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 4:05 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 5:45 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 1:40 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 12:40 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 7:17 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 11:56 am
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 11:55 am

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 1:48 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 08, 2014 11:16 pm
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 12:43 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 12:14 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 11:57 am
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 9:36 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 2:19 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 6:37 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 11:18 am
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 2:23 pm
poetic_slave
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jassy
Nov 29, 2014 9:22 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 9:52 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 7:38 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 5:58 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 2:11 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 7:39 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 9:23 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 8:47 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 10:11 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 8:34 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 8:28 am

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