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greengumby
greengumby
21 August

Retaining wall against a pool

Retaining wall against a pool

Hi, Looking for advice on how to build a low retaining wall (1-2ft high) up against the side of an existing fibreglass pool. Once the wall is complete I would like to…

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greengumby
Aug 21, 2018 1:16 am
matt1927
matt1927
21 May

Fencing Questions

Fencing Questions

Good point about being climbable. We will need to consider this when choosing the gap size between slats. We have some quotes coming in now for both wooden and metal so I…

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matt1927
May 21, 2018 10:43 am
henry007a
henry007a
25 April

WA - Coastal brown ants

WA - Coastal brown ants
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Hi, I bought Amdro from Bunnings. On first day, I was so happy to see the ants take the stuff away, back to their nests. However, when I applied again on second day…

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henry007a
Apr 25, 2018 10:42 pm
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TheBigHouse
Mar 27, 2018 1:03 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 ?
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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
mr singh
mr singh
28 January

Synthetic Artificial or Fake Grass in Perth

Synthetic Artificial or Fake Grass in Perth

Hi Csk2014 I was in same bote was looking for artificial grass company in Perth didn't know where to go and what to do.then i found article has given am lots of…

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mr singh
Jan 28, 2018 7:41 pm
mr singh

New grass really spread out, should I be worried?

New grass really spread out, should I be worried?

If you mix the seed with sand and then spread you will end up with a more even coverage. I'd leave it for a bit longer and see what comes up. If it's still patchy, …

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Searching4 knowledge
Jan 06, 2018 8:02 am
Searching4 knowledge
Bananimal
Bananimal
26 November 2017

safe food grade plastic for wicking bed

safe food grade plastic for wicking bed

I agree with SaveH2O, polypropylene plastic is recyclable and food grade safe. The brand I use, , uses it for their container…

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Bananimal
Nov 26, 2017 6:28 pm
darrinm81
darrinm81
25 November 2017

Buffalo Lawn Repair Patches

Buffalo Lawn Repair Patches

Pretty much the cause was heat and under watering. A few things: 1) Aerated with a pitch fork and screw driver. Making sure to leave an open hole rather than compress…

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darrinm81
Nov 25, 2017 7:57 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
30 October 2017

When to trim/prune newly planted plants?

When to trim/prune newly planted plants?

Big difference between phosphate based fertilisers and natural organic soil tonics. Keep your thrive for potted colour and buy any seaweed organic concentrate you can…

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SteveMc
Oct 30, 2017 9:29 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
SteveMc
7 October 2017

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos

WREXTER'S REAR LANDSCAPING JOURNEY - Update Photos
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Hi wrexter. Hoping you might be able to explain a little more about your irrigation. 1. What's the loop and manual valve do before your solenoids. 2. Where's the x core…

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SteveMc
Oct 07, 2017 8:32 pm
SteveMc
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
12 September 2017

Success with residental Fertigation Products?

Success with residental Fertigation Products?

Hi I did see some threads here from a while back but can anyone recommend Fertigation products? I want to be able to put Seasol through my 200-300m of Boreline drippers…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 12, 2017 5:54 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
7 September 2017

Bore Staining - Irrigation Design considerations

Bore Staining - Irrigation Design considerations

Found this informative link Iron deposit problems (ochre) in drip irrigation systems have been reported mainly in the United…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 07, 2017 6:58 pm

Hi see below image Site is all sand. However as per another thread I will import clay, probably Soil Solver Clay Plus at 10kg p m2. So the top section behind the wall @…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
6 September 2017

Irrigation Components - MP Rotators vs RainBird RVAN, Articu

Irrigation Components - MP Rotators vs RainBird RVAN, Articu

Lakeside, I meant to add on the Hunter MP Rotators vs Rainbird RVANS I was told that RVANS are better suited to bores, as they throw a larger amount of water out and…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 06, 2017 4:43 pm
jaredlia
jaredlia
6 September 2017

Mortar mix

Mortar mix

Awesome! thanks very much. See how I go. Cheers for the advice. Appreciated!

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jaredlia
Sep 06, 2017 10:31 am
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
5 September 2017

Couch vs Empire Zoyisa

Couch vs Empire Zoyisa

Hi ok, I didn't realise couch was that intensive, the turf companies that sell both made out that in summer both require a fortnightly mow. The 6 hours you mention, assume…

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Jason Kirkness
Sep 05, 2017 11:11 pm
Lakeside Paving
Lakeside Paving
5 September 2017

Soil Ammendments - Time to drop Bentonite clay and zeolite?

Soil Ammendments - Time to drop Bentonite clay and zeolite?

Mate the existing sand will be fine. Add it then quickly run the rotary hoe back over it or even just give it a rake to the rough level. This will just allow some of the…

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Lakeside Paving
Sep 05, 2017 7:12 pm
Lakeside Paving

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
6banga
6banga
18 August 2017

Empire Zoyisa vs Soft Leaf buffalo -Sir Walter, PALMETTO etc

Empire Zoyisa vs Soft Leaf buffalo -Sir Walter, PALMETTO etc

+ 1 Sapphire I have it in NSW not to sure how it would fair in Perth though. Its an excellent Grass it just tolerates the frost here goes a bit yellow but bounces back…

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6banga
Aug 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Russell_inthe_bushes
Russell_inthe_bushes
18 August 2017

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl

Ill second the advice on white oil, It burned my plants despite following directions. I balcony gardened for a long time, And that leaf curl always occurred after heavy…

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Russell_inthe_bushes
Aug 18, 2017 10:17 am
Lakeside Paving
Lakeside Paving
29 July 2017

Pool Side Privacy Screening Hedge for Perth Soils (3m)

Pool Side Privacy Screening Hedge for Perth Soils (3m)

Metrosideros Springfire would do the job nicely. They do well in a range of conditions. They do well in coastal areas ,grow quickly and have a small attractive red flower…

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Lakeside Paving
Jul 29, 2017 9:15 am
Lakeside Paving
arrow224
arrow224
21 July 2017

Advice needed about back garden!

Advice needed about back garden!

I am a new home owner too. Me and my wife Ana are interested in providing more green to our yard. For a start what we have in mind is something…

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arrow224
Jul 21, 2017 1:56 pm
Jason Kirkness
Jason Kirkness
7 July 2017

Soil Preparation for Empire Zoysia - can a pre made lawn mix

Soil Preparation for Empire Zoysia - can a pre made lawn mix

Hi I have looked partly though the thread I saw mention of Greenlife soils as being a quality supplier, I have used them for ready to plant mediums , Native mix. I…

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Jason Kirkness
Jul 07, 2017 6:22 pm
AnnPerkins
AnnPerkins
15 May 2017

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

Mix of buffalo and couch grass??

You can cut out patches of buffalo grass using a spade. Then plant them where you want it. Use your spade to dig down just far enough to get under the grass. Then use…

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AnnPerkins
May 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Blake.l
Blake.l
14 May 2017

Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

Tree leaves are yellow green but should be red

I have these In my yard maybe try digging in some cow manure in the soil around the tree. It's done wonders for mine they have had a massive growth spurt and have turned a…

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Blake.l
May 14, 2017 7:46 pm
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
3 May 2017

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Letter box and retaining wall builder Perth

Any recommendations for someone to build and render a retaining wall and letter box in Perth (Western suburbs area)? Thanks

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lazandjohn
May 03, 2017 9:30 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
30 April 2017

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Replace it with a dwarf Apple or Pear. There are quite a few varieties to choose from. Pinkabelle is one that comes to mind. It would a be perfect size. The Little Gems…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Apr 30, 2017 11:12 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March 2017

Weep Holes and Landscaping

Weep Holes and Landscaping

In WA, anything seems to go regardless of what the National Construction Code (NCC) states about weep holes or the Damp Proof Course (DPC). There are a few threads on…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2017 4:48 pm
SaveH2O
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2017

Help Regarding White Ants

Help Regarding White Ants

Where are you from buddy? we provide .

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2017

help with buffalo lawn!

help with buffalo lawn!

Not a believer in grubs being an issue and this is shared by many in senior turf management. Search my posts on lawn beetle. Wonderful lawn helpers. Fungicides should be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 1:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Berek
Berek
7 March 2017

Sentrel cable balustrade

Sentrel cable balustrade

My bad. I saw cable and googled pool fence. However you did say horizontal in your post which is what i was commenting on.

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Berek
Mar 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Megan0870
Megan0870
10 February 2017

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Hi All, We laid a Empire Zoysia lawn (in the heat) 2 weeks ago, however we've had days/week of very wet weather for a Perth Summer and I was wondering if the lawn needs…

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Megan0870
Feb 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
7 February 2017

Palmetto lawn help.

Palmetto lawn help.

Hi Blue, unfortunately I can't open dropbox links at work so I can't see your images. Probably an obvious question, but is there anything impacting how much water these…

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Imightbedave
Feb 07, 2017 11:41 am
LordBug
LordBug
2 January 2017

Overhead sprinklers

Overhead sprinklers

Hi everyone, I'm planning on setting up some irrigation in my fernery, and have a little question about overhead sprinklers. Are there any particular sprinklers that are…

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LordBug
Jan 01, 2017 11:32 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
24 December 2016

New turf some yellow squares

New turf some yellow squares

Make sure the turf rolls in question are making good contact with the soil underneath. Might help to lightly top dress those areas with washed sand to help hold water to…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 24, 2016 2:08 pm
mwccl
mwccl
22 December 2016

What soil do I fill my planter box with?

What soil do I fill my planter box with?

Ok. Noted. Thanks for all the help and info.

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mwccl
Dec 22, 2016 1:55 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

You can try treated pine for edging either treated sawn pine or winged splits. Depending on the garden you can also get concrete mower strips.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 12:47 pm
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
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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
dleesteere
dleesteere
4 November 2016

Dark coloured liquid limestone

Dark coloured liquid limestone

Hi, I'm looking to resurface (i.e. spray) the tiles in my bathroom before I sell the house. I was hoping someone could recommend a company in Perth that does good quality…

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dleesteere
Nov 04, 2016 3:10 pm
Cranzy
Cranzy
16 October 2016

Required compost for new lawn.

Required compost for new lawn.

Thanks for the info. So you are saying you don't really enrich the soil as it is just sand which holds no water and nutrients?

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Cranzy
Oct 16, 2016 12:32 pm
Cranzy
Beazley77
Beazley77
14 July 2016

Any grasses you can recommend for a garden bed in Perth?

Any grasses you can recommend for a garden bed in Perth?

We have used lomandra like luff, little con, and Tanika and they have freon really well. We are in coogee. We did make sure we added soul conditioner to the sand, as well…

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Beazley77
Jul 14, 2016 8:21 pm
Beazley77
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
13 July 2016

Plum Trees

Plum Trees

It's no issue but they will have less fruit. If they are ornamental then even less to worry about. A lot of plums are self pollinating, google the variaties you have…

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BeatrixKiddo
Jul 13, 2016 4:56 pm

I have will have the same issue . Our tooth path is going to be 1.2 meters on each side. I found these in Bunnings .

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sunxiaoxuan23926
Jul 03, 2016 10:52 pm
Josh604
Josh604
13 June 2016

Landscaping package in new estate without bobcat service?

Landscaping package in new estate without bobcat service?

Rainbow stone is the most expensive around. Direct from our quarry in gosnells you are looking at $145 per tonne ex-pit. Then you have the markup the garden centre would…

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Josh604
Jun 13, 2016 9:56 pm
Josh604

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