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Hi everyone, hoping someone may be able to give some advive. We are currently building a new house with a subfloor supported on concrete stump. The cladding is JH Scycon…

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Stuie Simmons
Jun 13, 2019 12:10 pm

I planted a row of Lilly Pilly Sublime along my back fence last September. I'm in Melbourne, and the soil here is fairly solid clay. I dug out around 50-60cm round holes…

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smokyjoe
May 28, 2019 9:45 am

Hi all, apologies if this is the wrong forum for this. We have a maple tree and when it got new leaves only half of it seemed to come back (after last winter). Now, the…

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Spagman
May 26, 2019 10:27 am
Spagman
KingTaco
KingTaco
15 April

Pictures of my garden (Updated)

Pictures of my garden (Updated)

Looks beautiful! I love the colour contrasts - it's all so very striking

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KingTaco
Apr 15, 2019 4:42 pm
KingTaco
inexp_user
inexp_user
7 April

planting in the easement

planting in the easement

We have a 2 metre easement along our NE facing back fence with 300mm uPVC pipe for stormwater at a depth of 1.08m. I would like to plant something that will screen out…

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inexp_user
Apr 07, 2019 11:57 am
inexp_user
SteveMc
SteveMc
12 March

Sleeper retaining wall cover with HardieFlex or HardieTex

Sleeper retaining wall cover with HardieFlex or HardieTex

I can't understand why you would cover a timber sleeper retaining wall with cement sheet. If you've ever seen these walls after 12 months you would notice significant…

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SteveMc
Mar 12, 2019 7:10 pm
SteveMc
Maria M
Maria M
28 February

Perlite & Vermiculite in Melbourne Area

Perlite & Vermiculite in Melbourne Area

If anyone is looking for either of these in the Melbourne area for cheap, cheap, cheap.... Anyone interested? ::wink:: Hi Kerry, Are you still looking for some people…

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Maria M
Feb 28, 2019 10:48 am
fyeahm
fyeahm
21 February

Sir walter buffalo backyard

Sir walter buffalo backyard

What did you use as top dress? I tried Hortico Top Dress from Bunnings once and it left some bark which got hot and burnt the lawn around it.

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fyeahm
Feb 21, 2019 1:49 pm
brokenstick
brokenstick
20 February

what can I do with my backyard?

what can I do with my backyard?

Hello there, You can create a beautiful lawn out here with beautiful flower pots aligned with the boundary in L shaped and grass all around the floor and can make it look…

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brokenstick
Feb 20, 2019 12:40 pm
brokenstick
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 January

water pump

water pump

You need to work backwards from the required flow rate at the sprinkler(s). It is impossible to give an opinion without knowing your flow rate objective, elevations etc.…

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SaveH2O
Jan 31, 2019 10:47 pm
SaveH2O

Artificial Grass Melbourne Clayton Area

Artificial Grass Melbourne Clayton Area

Hi dear, Thanks for your kindly reply and good to hear your garden had finished. If you have any question on artificial grass in further,feel free to contact us at any…

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subdivide hopeful
Jan 08, 2019 8:02 pm
amilelka
amilelka
14 December 2018

Plant Selection for screening. Near pool, narrow bed

Plant Selection for screening. Near pool, narrow bed

How about citrus trees? They are evergreen, dense and don't have very invasive roots. Plus the blossoms smell great in spring and you can eat the fruit.

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amilelka
Dec 14, 2018 2:37 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
11 October 2018

When to prune an English Box Hedge

When to prune an English Box Hedge

Definitely prune often. You need to keep in mind that as the hedge matures, the trunk and branches get woody and lack any decent leaf growth. Another reason to prune often…

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SteveMc
Oct 11, 2018 4:25 pm
SteveMc
fyeahm
fyeahm
28 September 2018

Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.

Buffalo lawn with other grass coming through.

I believe the invader is Winter Grass? If so, you might want to try Amgrow Winter Grass Killer from Bunnings ($24). It kills the Winter Grass, not the Buffalo.

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fyeahm
Sep 28, 2018 5:17 pm
brownbag
brownbag
6 September 2018

How to dampproof a brick wall before planting

How to dampproof a brick wall before planting

I have a section of my brick house which has a garden bed directly against it. I'd like to damp-proof it before I replant. I have a can of bitumen paint but am happy to…

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brownbag
Sep 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Drew01
Drew01
31 August 2018

Possum deterrents?

Possum deterrents?

They ate most of our tree!! I hate possums having grown up catching them when they got into our roof... Mothballs have been successful for us in the past on all of our…

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Drew01
Aug 31, 2018 7:45 pm
Drew01
aussieta
aussieta
6 August 2018

tree loppers

tree loppers

does anybody have a rough guide price to remove some large eucalypts mornington peninsula victoria they are about 12 metres high with a trunk of around 500mm i realise…

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aussieta
Aug 06, 2018 4:32 pm
aussieta
Littlegem
Littlegem
29 July 2018

Murraya paniculata

Murraya paniculata

Murraya does not have invasive roots.

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Littlegem
Jul 29, 2018 7:51 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 July 2018

Tall fescue grass

Tall fescue grass

Can anyone recommend good tall fescue seeds for oversowing? And where to buy them? I’m in Melbourne. I have a few bare patches from between where the lawn squares were…

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Gaudi
Jul 22, 2018 9:38 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
12 July 2018

Front yard

Front yard

Hello! My front yard is tiled. On the sides there are bushes. I do not like gardening at all. I like minimalism in everything. In the interior too. The front yard can be…

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IamSAM
Jul 12, 2018 4:47 pm
IamSAM
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
8 July 2018

Garden lighting brand?

Garden lighting brand?

Super light are great products and have used them many times https://superlight.com.au/exterior-landscape-lighting/

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sparky_JsP
Jul 08, 2018 2:53 pm
sparky_JsP
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
7 July 2018

Shade loving plants?!

Shade loving plants?!

Ferns?

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SaveH2O
Jul 07, 2018 11:34 am
SaveH2O
gwu69
gwu69
28 May 2018

Build over Easement dilemma, Any Suggestions?

Build over Easement dilemma, Any Suggestions?

We have a 1.83m Easement along the west boundary, try to apply for BOE consent from council in order to build a masonry fence with wrought iron infills. However, council…

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gwu69
May 28, 2018 11:18 pm
aussieta
aussieta
5 May 2018

irrigation for acreage

irrigation for acreage

we have 2 acres that will mostly be used for horses looking at some irrigation ideas looks like i am going to need multiple large water tanks looking at this sprinkler

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aussieta
May 05, 2018 6:08 pm
aussieta

Hi all We'll be filling in some of the building cut from around out house, which means we'll have to put retaining walls there, but I have no idea how to approach…

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Mikes005
May 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Mikes005
meowys
meowys
29 April 2018

Half or full landscape for backyard.

Half or full landscape for backyard.

Ah, sorry, 1m x 7.6m. Good point regarding having some low maintenance and basic plants. Thanks all.

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meowys
Apr 29, 2018 7:55 pm
mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas
24 April 2018

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Garden Help needed - Melbourne

Hi CrazyK - just came across this - we used diggers.com.au service - we are members, it was incredibly affordable and Keith did an amazing job! Would highly recommend!

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mynameisjonas
Apr 24, 2018 10:35 am
MrsT12
MrsT12
28 March 2018

Tree help (Victoria)

Tree help (Victoria)

Hi! We still haven’t done a great deal, whoops! We planted a cleaveland ornamental pear in the centre of the front yard, and it’s doing great (has a few super heavy…

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MrsT12
Mar 28, 2018 2:35 pm
MrsT12
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
26 March 2018

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

Re: SOAKWELLS - How easy are they to put in and install ?
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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
Mikes005
Mikes005
19 March 2018

Recommendations for diggers / landscape gardeners - Melb

Recommendations for diggers / landscape gardeners - Melb

Hi, all We've had a garden designer plan a garden for us in the backyard which will require a hefty bit of digging and leveling (around 20 by 18 metres with a 1.5 metre…

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Mikes005
Mar 19, 2018 12:33 pm
Mikes005
pandibabi
pandibabi
14 March 2018

Can anyone identify these plants?

Can anyone identify these plants?

Thanks guys! Much appreciated!

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pandibabi
Mar 14, 2018 4:23 pm
pandibabi
damienh7
damienh7
27 February 2018

Help! Carport position for best street appeal?

Help! Carport position for best street appeal?

Yeah, good call. That's a thought I'd had and would go with in an ideal scenario. Timber frame, double width, tied into the house etc. Unfortunately the budget is…

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damienh7
Feb 27, 2018 9:45 am
Jeeta23
Jeeta23
20 February 2018

What is this - storm water drain?

What is this - storm water drain?

No worries Yes, essentially that what it is - a storm water drainage system for property. If it is done the right way, it will protect your slab from water issues too.

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Jeeta23
Feb 20, 2018 9:31 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
12 February 2018

Plastic planks for retaining wall?

Plastic planks for retaining wall?

Check out Aussie concrete products. They have 2m sections of concrete sleepers.

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SteveMc
Feb 12, 2018 7:16 am
SteveMc
sencillez
sencillez
19 January 2018

Landscaping Costs

Landscaping Costs

Hi Jason would you mind sharing the companies and costs please thanks. We’re building in the western suburb

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sencillez
Jan 19, 2018 2:03 pm
lindsayr
lindsayr
18 January 2018

Tropika turf - any opinions?

Tropika turf - any opinions?

Im currently comparing the 2 nicenurse. I am looking at something to lay beside some existing blue couch in a shadier area. How did you end up going? Thanks

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lindsayr
Jan 18, 2018 9:48 pm

I am after some advise, opinions or tips for my front landscape plan. Our land has a 30metre frontage and our house will be set back 15metres from the front. My husband…

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inexp_user
Jan 17, 2018 9:48 pm
inexp_user
Corinda dream 2016
Corinda dream 2016
3 January 2018

Assistance with planning garden

Assistance with planning garden

It all depends on what you want to do and your budget really. Have you got some ideas on what you would like to do?

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Corinda dream 2016
Jan 03, 2018 9:57 pm
ayaman
ayaman
30 December 2017

How to achieve a white pool surround?

How to achieve a white pool surround?

Thank you! We found an awesome limestone product that is exactly what we were after! :-D

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ayaman
Dec 30, 2017 10:32 am
Dani_J
Dani_J
23 December 2017

Landscaping - trees for screening

Landscaping - trees for screening

We've got pittosporums at our current place and wouldn't hesitate to have them again. They are a great screening tree that needs minimal water. Only thing is they can grow…

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Dani_J
Dec 23, 2017 8:20 pm
cinder
cinder
19 December 2017

Is this quote reasonable??

Is this quote reasonable??
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That's ok. I get it. You could even put in a small tree like a crepe myrtle. Trees can add a nice depth. Anyway I'll shut-up now - it's your garden! (and very unlikely to…

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cinder
Dec 19, 2017 9:54 am
cinder
bashworth
bashworth
5 December 2017

what weed is this and how to control.

what weed is this and how to control.

It's Kikuyu, which is a summer grass. Typically it is more resistant to weed killers than other grasses. I actually prefer it to other grass species as it requires much…

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bashworth
Dec 05, 2017 6:38 am
bashworth
rispar
rispar
3 December 2017

Want a darker share for the Merbau decking

Want a darker share for the Merbau decking

Any help here? Thanks!

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rispar
Dec 03, 2017 3:09 pm
crazyas
crazyas
28 November 2017

Weed issue - new seeded grass area

Weed issue - new seeded grass area

thanks!, Just tried BIN-DIE as i had some on the shelf and it has already started showing signs of it working.

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crazyas
Nov 28, 2017 7:20 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
27 November 2017

Neighbours digging to fence line

Neighbours digging to fence line

OP have you had any resolution to this?

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cat_dunc
Nov 27, 2017 7:43 am
cat_dunc
mycl
mycl
9 November 2017

Artificial grass, best edging - Metal? Timber? Other?

Artificial grass, best edging - Metal? Timber? Other?

Hi all, I am planning to have artificial grass installed in the front yard. It is mainly rectangular in shape, bordered by garden beds mainly, except for a couple of…

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mycl
Nov 09, 2017 11:01 am
Adnan633
Adnan633
19 October 2017

Landscaping in Mickleham?

Landscaping in Mickleham?

Hi Adnan, can I ask for their details too and if you have any pics to share? Ta[/quote Ill try to upload some tonight we have only begun the first stage…

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Adnan633
Oct 19, 2017 5:17 am
MayurS
MayurS
13 October 2017

Synthetic Grass

Synthetic Grass
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Hi, I am actually using Nice Backyard's Synthetic Grass www.nicebackyard. It's really great, so is the price too. i have been using it for almost 2…

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MayurS
Oct 13, 2017 10:04 am
MayurS
karimaka
karimaka
11 October 2017

Help with my Turf

Help with my Turf

Thanks for the feedback! Really appreciated

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karimaka
Oct 11, 2017 8:22 am

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