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ST13
ST13
17 April 2014

Fanciest letterbox

Fanciest letterbox

I quite like these, just no chance of being able to afford it http://www.poboxdesigns.com.au/

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ST13
Apr 17, 2014 10:52 am
SimonR
SimonR
15 April 2014

Creeping Oxalis in new Buffalo lawn

Creeping Oxalis in new Buffalo lawn

Ultimately, using any weed killers on a new lawn is a bit of a no-no until the grass is established. Normally, an established lawn is defined as being mowed 4 times.…

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SimonR
Apr 15, 2014 5:46 pm
SimonR
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 April 2014

Grass Cel, Core Grass or similar for turning circle?

Grass Cel, Core Grass or similar for turning circle?

I have no knowledge of either of those products but having seen some of the other mesh products that allow turfed areas to be used by cars some of them are hard underfoot…

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Stewie D
Apr 15, 2014 8:58 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
15 April 2014

Modern Driveway Design

Modern Driveway Design

I get a google error when I click on your link. Put the images on photobucket etc and copy and paste the img tag here so we don't have to go to a third party site. Not…

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Stewie D
Apr 15, 2014 8:23 am
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
14 April 2014

Garden bed drainage problem for buxus

Garden bed drainage problem for buxus

I love your lawn and buxus. I can't help you on your drainage but if I may comment on your lawn. You have an area at the right hand end next to the drive and house side of…

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BoxJelly
Apr 14, 2014 11:17 pm

#2 We have a small garden bed in the back corner of our backyard which seems to be a damp spot (moss grows over the soil and in winter it's a boggy spot) Can anyone give…

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shellb78
Apr 12, 2014 5:14 pm
Lot927
Lot927
11 April 2014

Turf experts help please

Turf experts help please

We are in the process of buying over an acre of land to build a home on. Previous properties we have scraped the land, put down the right bed and then laid turf. this…

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Lot927
Apr 11, 2014 11:00 pm
Roar
Roar
11 April 2014

Who should pay for this retaining wall?

Who should pay for this retaining wall?

The storm water was an issue for a short while as their house was under construction. These are the only pics of the levels and retaining tequired so I think I have to be…

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Roar
Apr 11, 2014 12:05 am
fmac
fmac
8 April 2014

Palmetto buffalo vs Empire Zoysia

Palmetto buffalo vs Empire Zoysia

We got the EZ and have been really happy with it. Nice and soft and has been surviving well with water just two days a week. Even in the middle of summer I only mowed in…

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fmac
Apr 08, 2014 10:01 pm
boiselfish
boiselfish
8 April 2014

Our Landscaping journey! Bamboo is reaching for the sky.

Our Landscaping journey! Bamboo is reaching for the sky.
1, 2, 3

The bamboo looks awesome!!!! Looking for something like this in our chook yard, are they the clumping ones that i dont have to worry about running…

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boiselfish
Apr 08, 2014 5:58 pm
joannek
joannek
8 April 2014

Need ideas for privacy

Need ideas for privacy

Thanks tressseachanger. I'm going to ask about those in the nursery. Lilly pilly it says can tolerate full shade so that's looking good. The garden bed will only be about…

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joannek
Apr 08, 2014 11:45 am
stayxtrue
stayxtrue
6 April 2014

Need help with landscaping

Need help with landscaping

Hi Stayxtrue, That looks like a water meter to me. Is that right? Both potable water and recycled water. Is that the question? Or is it…

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stayxtrue
Apr 06, 2014 9:05 pm
stayxtrue
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
6 April 2014

Are pencil pine (glauca) roots invasive

Are pencil pine (glauca) roots invasive

I would say they should be ok root wise. You do know they can grow quite tall and cause other problems? I had about 10 along my fencelines a few years back. Some were…

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BoxJelly
Apr 06, 2014 8:38 pm
BoxJelly
BoxJelly
6 April 2014

Lawn Mower recommendations

Lawn Mower recommendations

I have Honda, Masport, Victa and Protea lawnmowers. All used for different reasons. I'd buy the Victa. If you really get into the "lawn scene" you can upgrade later.

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BoxJelly
Apr 06, 2014 7:21 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
6 April 2014

Plant Recomendations Please

Plant Recomendations Please

Hi folks, Just wondering what plants people would recommend for us. We need screening plants for one side of our fence. Our neighbour does not maintain their yard very…

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serialstyler
Apr 06, 2014 1:05 pm
serialstyler
LTL
LTL
5 April 2014

Where to buy guttering for a wall garden?

Where to buy guttering for a wall garden?

I want to make a garden like this for a small courtyard outside out family room window http://www.pinterest.com/pin/13088655140736973/ Where is a good place to buy small…

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LTL
Apr 05, 2014 3:31 pm
jenathome
jenathome
1 April 2014

Landcape Design Help

Landcape Design Help

Hi wheressteve, Do you have a site plan of your existing house on your block. That's a good starting point. It will show where north is at least and the relationship of…

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jenathome
Apr 01, 2014 8:37 pm
jenathome
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boosta
Apr 01, 2014 1:19 pm
Shambini
Shambini
1 April 2014

Landscape Designers in Adelaide - Recommendations please!

Landscape Designers in Adelaide - Recommendations please!

Hey Broom, check out your PM. I used a forum member "Cherub" who has put together a great landscape design plan for…

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Shambini
Apr 01, 2014 12:30 pm
Shambini
deadlawn
deadlawn
1 April 2014

Laying new lawn on building site

Laying new lawn on building site

Hi all, I've read through the sticky on fu's new lawn advice and plan to follow it. However I have a couple of queries.... We live in Perth, northern suburbs. As we…

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deadlawn
Mar 31, 2014 11:24 pm
SimonR
SimonR
31 March 2014

Improve clay soil couch lawn

Improve clay soil couch lawn

Hi Folks, new member to the forum here. I am in Adelaide with a couch lawn front and back. Front lawn was laid April last year with instant turf, and the back was…

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SimonR
Mar 31, 2014 10:50 pm
SimonR
71monaro
71monaro
31 March 2014

Rendered front walls and letterbox

Rendered front walls and letterbox

We are require a very similar rendering walls solution but land drops away to the right. Possibly two tiers of 600mm max tapering off to one 600mm on the left of the…

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71monaro
Mar 31, 2014 11:13 am
Crumpsbuilds
Crumpsbuilds
30 March 2014

Reducing Tree removal costs!

Reducing Tree removal costs!

Thanks for all the advise above guys. Sorry its takne me so long to reply. We spoke to over 10 companies in the end and most came back saying it was too big a job or over…

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Crumpsbuilds
Mar 30, 2014 6:34 pm
Crumpsbuilds
DoubleDutch
DoubleDutch
28 March 2014

Ecohex or similar product

Ecohex or similar product

Has anyone used Ecohex http://ecohex.com.au or a similar product to keep their gravel path in place? We consider using this along the side of…

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DoubleDutch
Mar 28, 2014 11:11 am
kid81
kid81
28 March 2014

Landscaper design and construction in Melbourne (Bayside)

Landscaper design and construction in Melbourne (Bayside)

Mayer Landscaping 0431 842 820 http://www.mayerlandscapes.com.au did a wonderful job on my place. small outfit so no big overheads (cheap)

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kid81
Mar 28, 2014 7:53 am
greatgardener
greatgardener
27 March 2014

Bulk Cert Organic Soil on Gold Coast

Bulk Cert Organic Soil on Gold Coast

I know these guys deliver and they have the best compost I have ever used.They have a farm you can pick up from in Cararra and Southport, awesome!

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greatgardener
Mar 27, 2014 6:52 pm
Fleb
Fleb
27 March 2014

Sound Proof, Screening, Fence, Ideas, Stories

Sound Proof, Screening, Fence, Ideas, Stories

Yeah would be fun, problem will be very young kids not sleeping = sad

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Fleb
Mar 27, 2014 5:18 pm
Lex
Lex
25 March 2014

Screening plant question

Screening plant question
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Hahahha ... our demolition man attempted to replant our small (but very mature) murraya shrub the same way - it died promprtly. But it was fully exposed on full hot sun…

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Lex
Mar 25, 2014 6:59 am
Lex
kexkez
kexkez
24 March 2014

murraya compost

murraya compost

I'd add some perlite to the hole as well as this will lighten up the heaviness of the soil. I have lots of clay and rock mix at my place. The plants that seem to do…

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kexkez
Mar 24, 2014 10:22 am
kexkez
SimonR
SimonR
23 March 2014

What is this weed called?

What is this weed called?

Juvenile weeds can be difficult to identify. Unfortunately by giving the turf the best conditions to take root also encourages weed germination. This is normal and…

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SimonR
Mar 23, 2014 1:43 pm
SimonR
SimonR
SimonR
23 March 2014

Winter grass

Winter grass

Hey Kempe, I am in Adelaide with the same grass on similar soil. Post emergent control is just a pain, so this year I did a bit of research and found that a pre-emergent…

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SimonR
Mar 23, 2014 12:50 pm
SimonR
pirdek
pirdek
19 March 2014

besser Block Garden Box adding expansion/caulking

besser Block Garden Box adding expansion/caulking

Hello Stewie, Thank you for your response, Yes I will need to cut through the longitudinal reo therefore I was thinking this shouldn't be a problem if I caulk the entire…

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pirdek
Mar 19, 2014 6:01 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 March 2014

Frogs have set up home under my front Lawn.

Frogs have set up home under my front Lawn.

It would aerate it if you have a honeycomb of mines below the surface with a frog community there ... :)

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Saint Mike
Mar 19, 2014 9:51 am
Saint Mike

Hi all I laid sapphire turf 4-5 weeks ago (wishing found this forum before I did so I could have prepared the ground better :oops: ). I sprayed the wild grass with…

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James+Ash
Mar 18, 2014 4:08 pm
James+Ash
live_by_water
live_by_water
18 March 2014

illuminating a pond at night

illuminating a pond at night

thanks renildnop, we finally installed 2 50W LED flood light from under the roof towards my pond, those lights made our garden so beautiful at night. and yes, we used…

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live_by_water
Mar 18, 2014 1:40 pm
green ignoramus
green ignoramus
17 March 2014

What Tree should we plant in our backyard?!

What Tree should we plant in our backyard?!

Thanks very much grom40 - I have to say that I've been to a few local nurseries - and the staff haven't been overly helpful. However I have on the weekend, found ONE…

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green ignoramus
Mar 17, 2014 11:25 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
15 March 2014

Virburnum hedge for narrow space

Virburnum hedge for narrow space

So I had a fancy garden designer come for an on-site consultation and was recommended a virburnum hedge along my fence line to keep things simple…

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JazzyJess
Mar 15, 2014 8:40 pm
insightboom
insightboom
15 March 2014

Zero lot boundary issue

Zero lot boundary issue

Hi guys. I'd like to know how people are generally doing for filling up the ground at zero lot boundaries. My house and my two neighbor's house were built by the same…

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insightboom
Mar 15, 2014 3:06 pm
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happystarz
Mar 14, 2014 8:51 am
dexx
dexx
13 March 2014

Please help my Sir Walter! Dead patches..

Please help my Sir Walter! Dead patches..

If you dig into the lawn, are the runners and roots largely intact?…

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dexx
Mar 13, 2014 7:57 pm
Liliana
Liliana
13 March 2014

Mulch

Mulch

hash_nannay, so long as the mulch (or garden beds for that matter) aren't up against the house I don't see that they create an increased risk of termite attack on your…

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Liliana
Mar 13, 2014 9:24 am
hash_nanay
hash_nanay
13 March 2014

Garden edging and buffer zone ideas

Garden edging and buffer zone ideas

Just updated my blog with more details of the plants of the proposed landscaping plan. You can access the page at http://mydreamhouse4u.blogspot.com.au/p ... -plan.html

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hash_nanay
Mar 13, 2014 9:13 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 March 2014

Grass wont grow

Grass wont grow

You could top dress and seed.

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Saint Mike
Mar 12, 2014 3:23 pm
Saint Mike
Rod1949
Rod1949
11 March 2014

Cheapest Turf in Melbourne

Cheapest Turf in Melbourne

If you can't scrounge runners and have to buy then buy 1 or 2 square metres and cut into 50mm square tuffs and plant it will quickly cover.

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Rod1949
Mar 11, 2014 2:48 pm
Ponzu
Ponzu
9 March 2014

Lawn Prep - calculation question

Lawn Prep - calculation question

So I've read the posts on lawn prep and am pretty confident in what needs to be done. The bit I'm having trouble with though is calculating how much matter i actually…

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Ponzu
Mar 09, 2014 9:22 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 March 2014

Best way to trim Lilly Pilly hedge - sloping land

Best way to trim Lilly Pilly hedge - sloping land

I prefer the big snips too - rather than electric etc. And - you'll learn as you go. Don't go overboard but if you make a mistake just learn from it. Manual allows…

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Saint Mike
Mar 08, 2014 10:40 am
Saint Mike
epsc
epsc
5 March 2014

Landscape plan needed - builing in Pittwater Council

Landscape plan needed - builing in Pittwater Council

Hi all, we are planning to build with Sekisui House in Pittwater Council. Our tender allows $1750 for the landscape plan. My query is, would we be better off organising…

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epsc
Mar 05, 2014 1:54 pm
filthydeluxe
filthydeluxe
4 March 2014

Feature trees for the Adelaide Hills

Feature trees for the Adelaide Hills

So the Wife and I were wandering the hills nurseries looking for a medium tree with weeping foliage that will go well in clay soil. Ended up with a Redwood. So obviously…

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filthydeluxe
Mar 04, 2014 8:06 pm
filthydeluxe
Crazyk
Crazyk
4 March 2014

Miniture crepe myrtle

Miniture crepe myrtle

You could try a crab apple also

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Crazyk
Mar 04, 2014 7:57 pm
Crazyk


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