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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 5:09 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 12:43 pm
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 5:36 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 8:57 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 8:07 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 7:11 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 3:22 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 2:25 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 8:57 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 12:31 pm
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 10:44 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 11:32 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 12:51 pm
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 12:44 pm

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 9:18 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 5:20 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 9:43 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 7:35 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 12:55 pm
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 1:22 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 1:41 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 1:27 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 1:41 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 5:49 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 2:05 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 2:59 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 4:14 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 8:49 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 10:58 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 10:31 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 8:07 pm
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spamhamster
Aug 23, 2014 4:49 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 10:44 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 8:34 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 5:51 pm
grom40
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Kanga Hire
Aug 21, 2014 2:40 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 10:39 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 9:41 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 6:01 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 17, 2014 12:09 am
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 3:54 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 12:33 pm
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 10:22 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 11:34 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 9:23 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 3:56 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 4:54 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 1:12 pm
LeanneR

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