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SteveMc
SteveMc
15 September

Plant ideas

Plant ideas

A picture of the section would be useful. Also if you have a dog, don't plant brunfelsia as their seed pods are poisonous. Does it get full sun, is it overshadowed by eaves?

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SteveMc
Sep 15, 2018 2:44 pm
SteveMc
alexp79
alexp79
31 August

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Retaining Wall to boundary or offset?

Agg drainage should be be on your side, not on neighbours', as the footings will be positioned towards your side. You can put a fence on top of your retaining wall.

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alexp79
Aug 31, 2018 1:26 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
10 August

Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Having had a similar build on piers/posts/bearers I share your concerns. Avoid any possible water movement to your piers/posts and your all good. In my case I had piers in…

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SteveMc
Aug 10, 2018 6:39 pm
SteveMc

Removing rock to lay turf

Removing rock to lay turf

I have an old rock retaining wall in the middle of my lawn that now needs to have lawn at the top of the walls current height. The wall is not load bearing and just in the…

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aaronaaronaaron
Jun 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
26 March

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Hi all, Wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction. Using this guide, I installed my own soakwells a few months back. Pit in the back, pit in the front, with…

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Imightbedave
Mar 26, 2018 6:07 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 November 2017

How did the trees die?

How did the trees die?

Lack of water. Depending on the usual direction of the weather, they may also have been planted in a rain shadow.

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SaveH2O
Nov 27, 2017 6:08 am
SaveH2O
bones
bones
24 October 2017

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep.

Help with Fu's guide to lawn prep.

Hi there. I've read all through Fu's guide to soil and lawn prep multiple times so here's my quick question. In Brisbane with a heavy clay soil should I be going through…

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bones
Oct 24, 2017 3:49 pm

I love this thread. For everyone that says that nature strips should be grass or flat so you can see over it - welcome to my nature strip. Council has no problems with us…

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PVBuild
Sep 02, 2017 8:31 am
bg100
bg100
15 August 2017

Buying / Landscaping a Sloping Block

Buying / Landscaping a Sloping Block

I second the gumtree option - just search for "sandstone boulders" or something similar and you should get a few options. Keep searching over a week or two because new…

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bg100
Aug 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Dal01
Dal01
29 June 2017

New garden in a very rocky clay soil Brisbane block

New garden in a very rocky clay soil Brisbane block

Hi Corinda dream 2016, the best place I found for this information, quality plants at less than half price (for most) was the Rocklea Markets on Saturdays. We have just…

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Dal01
Jun 29, 2017 5:29 am
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marcoola
May 04, 2017 7:46 am

Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

MP rotators by Hunter. I use Toro sprinkler bodies to fit them to. You might find Hunter MP rotators on eBay at good prices. Remember, they need to be spaced much…

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TheGardenWhisperer
May 01, 2017 6:17 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
roscoepikotrain
roscoepikotrain
8 March 2017

Taylex HSTP Effluent area and Vegetable/Fruit patch

Taylex HSTP Effluent area and Vegetable/Fruit patch

What pump did you have for your Taylex HSTP. How long till it failed?

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roscoepikotrain
Mar 08, 2017 5:23 pm
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NthHome
Jan 30, 2017 7:50 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
27 December 2016

What is eating my lilly pilly?

What is eating my lilly pilly?

Looks like possums from the photos. Grubs most certainly do not eat entire branches. Possums love new growth btw.

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 27, 2016 6:02 pm
Vantage_35
Vantage_35
18 December 2016

Help identify this tree?

Help identify this tree?

OMG! That's it!!!!! YAY finally Thanks so much

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Vantage_35
Dec 18, 2016 7:50 am
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
6 December 2016

Lilly Pilly dying in same area

Lilly Pilly dying in same area

If it's not physical damage, ie ring barking from line trimmer as mentioned above, or herbicide damage (from the lawn) then it's the soil. Check the PH Check for…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 06, 2016 6:09 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Matilda Buffao Grass Patches

Matilda Buffao Grass Patches

Try both of the above :) Cow manure can help but the dog might like it too much :)

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 10:29 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners
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wow lots of posts. Use the right vegie mix. Soil mix is very important.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:43 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

Feed the soil, Never feed the plant
1, 2, 3

Mulch is fantastic to use and also helps to cut down weeds and moisture retention. Love the way it gives back to the soil as well.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:42 am
Turtle1
Althom
Althom
1 December 2016

Analog sprinkler timers?

Analog sprinkler timers?

HPM have one for $18 outdoor rated at Bunnings

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Althom
Dec 01, 2016 11:35 am
Althom
djblurr
djblurr
3 November 2016

Sedgehammer

Sedgehammer

Hi there lads, I've got a quick question about this beauty product I found for killing nut grass - "Sedgehammer". The instructions say mix 1.3g into approx 10L and that…

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djblurr
Nov 03, 2016 4:05 pm
vonsta76
vonsta76
26 October 2016

Landscaping labourer?

Landscaping labourer?

Check out this site for info on landscaping. Might find a landscaper too! https://nswlandscaping.wordpress.com/

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vonsta76
Oct 26, 2016 8:14 am
vonsta76
Charley
Charley
17 October 2016

How to get my new grass green again

How to get my new grass green again

Have you tried watering with seasol?

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Charley
Oct 17, 2016 8:33 pm

We're building on a fairly flat block, 15m frontage and kind of triangular with 35m along the perpendicular border. We engaged a custom builder due to the strange shape of…

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Henzilla
Oct 08, 2016 4:00 pm
Henzilla
gowie77
gowie77
30 August 2016

New turf turning yellow/brown one week after laying

New turf turning yellow/brown one week after laying

Hi. Just wondering how you got on with your lawn?? Mine was laid 9 days ago and is starting to turn a bit yellow, I have lifted a corned and no roots have taken as…

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gowie77
Aug 30, 2016 5:15 pm
vonsta76
vonsta76
25 July 2016

Fencing on Gold Coast

Fencing on Gold Coast

Can anybody recommend a good, reasonably priced fencer on the Gold Coast for boundary fencing. Thanks in advance. Avoca 25 in Gainsborough Greens Gold Coast

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vonsta76
Jul 25, 2016 1:52 pm
vonsta76
LynneB
LynneB
6 July 2016

Rolling Newish Turf?

Rolling Newish Turf?

I wouldn't roll it if the ground is saturated, but rolling just because it's only 3 weeks won't hurt it. A pic might help in showing the size of 'bumps'. I don't know…

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LynneB
Jul 06, 2016 3:25 pm
LynneB
lazybones1987
lazybones1987
19 June 2016

Looking for a landscaper in Brisbane Northside

Looking for a landscaper in Brisbane Northside

Hi, I'm looking for a landscaper in Brisbane Northside (North Lakes). Can someone recommend me one? I'm not looking at doing anything fancy, just some turf and plants to…

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lazybones1987
Jun 19, 2016 11:10 am
lazybones1987

First home - no idea what to do with backyard ...ideas help!

First home - no idea what to do with backyard ...ideas help!

I can't see the original pics but the links work for me. Looks like you have a nice clean slate to start from. I am also planning our backyard from scratch. I have a dog…

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Waldorf_Grange_Build
Jun 05, 2016 6:43 pm
Waldorf_Grange_Build
Gilbert106
Gilbert106
28 May 2016

Retaining Wall rules

Retaining Wall rules

Ph the council and they will be able to answer your questions. All councils are different and seem to have there own rules and regulations :)

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Gilbert106
May 28, 2016 9:54 am
Gilbert106
Narrewarren01
Narrewarren01
5 May 2016

Opinion on landscaping quote

Opinion on landscaping quote

What area are u in?? I find the items over priced big time but then again that's how u make money

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Narrewarren01
May 05, 2016 3:55 am
LynneB
LynneB
3 May 2016

Cement path around the house fixed to slab

Cement path around the house fixed to slab

We used a bitumen-impregnated expansion joint (Bitumen Jointex) & put metal dowels through them into the house slab as you describe when pouring our perimeter path and…

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LynneB
May 03, 2016 11:37 pm
LynneB
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 April 2016

Garden against house, want to replace, need advice

Garden against house, want to replace, need advice

I would highly recommend that you Waterproof your foundation with a membrane moisture barrier. this is one of the best solution to prevent any moist to your foundation.

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SaveH2O
Apr 19, 2016 4:56 pm
SaveH2O
1st-timers
1st-timers
17 April 2016

Exciting Little Garden Space: Ideas?

Exciting Little Garden Space: Ideas?

The length of our block is 30m. A retaining wall (1m high) has been built down the left side. At 27m it takes a turn into the block for 3m, then another turn back…

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1st-timers
Apr 17, 2016 11:59 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 April 2016

Murraya paniculata leaves yellowing

Murraya paniculata leaves yellowing

A bit of liquid fertiliser like Seasol would be a good start as it gets down to the roots quickly being a liquid, then a slow release fertiliser in a granular form. In…

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Stewie D
Apr 13, 2016 2:17 pm
flossy17
flossy17
12 April 2016

Acreage landscape design South East Qld

Acreage landscape design South East Qld

Thankyou for that, I'll give a few a call today

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flossy17
Apr 12, 2016 6:16 am
flossy17
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
8 April 2016

Empire Zoysia turf help - Why is it different in one spot?

Empire Zoysia turf help - Why is it different in one spot?

Listen to the turf farm use a herbicide.. Don't rip it up for gods sake. You need to figure out exactly what weed it is, if it's a paspalum (most likely) there is a…

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BeatrixKiddo
Apr 08, 2016 11:08 pm
rubasurex
rubasurex
6 April 2016

Fixing fence to top of sand stone blocks?

Fixing fence to top of sand stone blocks?

We have a retaining wall built from sand stone blocks. The blocks are a rough rectangular shape and average about 1m long by about 500 square. The top (center) of the wall…

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rubasurex
Apr 06, 2016 10:21 pm
andrew501
andrew501
7 March 2016

HardiFlex over wooden retaining wall

HardiFlex over wooden retaining wall

Hi guys, I have a wooden retaining wall at the front of my house, I'm on a corner plot so it goes along the front then bends around the side, it's made of 4 sections of…

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andrew501
Mar 07, 2016 4:43 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 March 2016

Retaining wall - Foundation and starter bar Q.

Retaining wall - Foundation and starter bar Q.

Yes I would be too despite the small size of your wall. If you are using 12mm reo then drill 20mm ø holes at least and use chem-set to anchor the bars to the concrete. Stewie

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Stewie D
Mar 02, 2016 5:07 pm

Hi guys, I wonder if anyone has experience with garden edging? We've laid some road base (will be some concrete 'pads' constructed for granite pavers to be glued to) My…

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toucan
Jan 20, 2016 8:31 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
17 December 2015

Clay, top soil and grass

Clay, top soil and grass

The idea is to try and break the seed cycle. You won't eliminate the chance but will diminish the possibility of large outbreaks of weeds.

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Crazyk
Dec 17, 2015 8:01 am
Crazyk
ChristopherJ
ChristopherJ
5 December 2015

"Good Neighbour" fencing brisbane - cost

"Good Neighbour" fencing brisbane - cost

Yeah gotcha. Basically you would normally have 2.4m bays (and 3000 is too wide) so you're going to be using double the posts. You will need at…

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ChristopherJ
Dec 05, 2015 7:22 am

hey all, almost done planning my deck build, however would like some critique and the build plan.. have tried to draw up as best possible, and appreciate your feedback…

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AceFI
Nov 20, 2015 1:17 pm
Bjhf
Bjhf
13 November 2015

Turf in Brisbane

Turf in Brisbane

Sorry guys, ignore part B. Have just found the awesome "Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf" - fantastic!

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Bjhf
Nov 13, 2015 1:04 pm
Bjhf
Chaton
Chaton
27 October 2015

Landscaper recommendations for North Brisbane?

Landscaper recommendations for North Brisbane?

Hello all, Can anyone recommend a landscaper in North Brisbane? Our yard is pretty small, and we want to focus on useful and edible plants. Any landscapers in the…

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Chaton
Oct 27, 2015 10:22 am
Chaton

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