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Dani_J
Dani_J
25 May 2016

Fixing gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

Fixing gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

That would be great Homehandyman. Never mind the paranoid people on here!

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Dani_J
May 25, 2016 10:07 pm
Teresa22
Teresa22
16 May 2016

Hire equipment in Serpentine

Hire equipment in Serpentine

Hi, does anyone have equipment they own and will hire it out? I thought its probably better to keep things local. I need the soil on my property turned with some gypsum…

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Teresa22
May 16, 2016 2:37 pm
Teresa22
Binx77
Binx77
12 May 2016

Brick Rendered Letterboxes - Perth

Brick Rendered Letterboxes - Perth

Hi All, Does anyone know of a good contractor that can build a brick rendered letterbox (with letterbox plate) for a new house in Landsdale? I am looking to get this…

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Binx77
May 12, 2016 11:11 am
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
9 May 2016

Plant Selection Help for My Backyard Project

Plant Selection Help for My Backyard Project

I like the plants that are in your designs on the first page! You should take those images to a garden nursery, they should point you in the right direction :)

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HomeAngels
May 09, 2016 9:32 pm
HomeAngels
piscean
piscean
9 April 2016

Hardenbergia comptoniana - How far spaced to hide fence?

Hardenbergia comptoniana - How far spaced to hide fence?

There are probably a lot out there that aren't quite as large and vigorous as the comptoniana. Just from experience alone though, I like the star jasmine (non native)…

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piscean
Apr 09, 2016 2:49 pm
Winthrop
Winthrop
7 April 2016

Plants for a greenwall

Plants for a greenwall

Were you thinking of a Hardenbergia comptoniana? If so, I think they are a great idea, and native to south west W.A. How did you go with it? I went to a Josh Byrne home…

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Winthrop
Apr 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Winthrop
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HomeAngels
Mar 04, 2016 8:46 pm
HomeAngels
Beazley77
Beazley77
2 March 2016

Perth Vertical Garden Climbers

Perth Vertical Garden Climbers

Thanks for the offer but I'm not a fan of the plastic pot up the wall type systems. :-)

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Beazley77
Mar 02, 2016 5:27 pm
Beazley77
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
25 February 2016

Lawn identification

Lawn identification

Top photo is looks like kikuyu, and the second a hybrid fine leaf couch.

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BeatrixKiddo
Feb 25, 2016 6:08 pm

Hi all My grandma recently pulled up the grass at the front of the house and replaced it with paver She paid the guy in full , he told her he would be coming back to…

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dellam
Feb 20, 2016 5:32 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 February 2016

Lawn beetle problem

Lawn beetle problem

It sounds like you may have an infestation of these beetles that is slowly killing your lawn seeing as your prep as per Fu's guide must be sound. While I try and find an…

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Stewie D
Feb 14, 2016 10:11 pm
jknightsmith
jknightsmith
30 January 2016

Retaining wall ideas

Retaining wall ideas

Hi Depends what material you are using. And what you want to spend. I used car pine and put jarrah on top as a seat. I bought an electric plane from Bunnings and ran it…

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jknightsmith
Jan 30, 2016 3:48 pm
Pants001
Pants001
28 January 2016

What is the best approach at landscaping?

What is the best approach at landscaping?

anyone who could help me with this please? Thanks. Skull try this bloke, he will quote you for just a plan Then you can get prices from him and other landscapers or do…

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Pants001
Jan 28, 2016 3:02 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 January 2016

Transplanted manchurian pear trees

Transplanted manchurian pear trees

Unless you have free draining soil around them I'd say yes. As per my previous post- look at covering them with shade cloth to keep the worst of the heat off them and give…

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Stewie D
Jan 21, 2016 3:03 pm
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Charley
Jan 20, 2016 6:02 pm
VerticalGardener
VerticalGardener
20 January 2016

Vertical Garden advice

Vertical Garden advice

auds..... You are welcome! Feel free to ask any questions you may have! Amir

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VerticalGardener
Jan 20, 2016 11:58 am
aussieta
aussieta
20 December 2015

Irrigation questions answered

Irrigation questions answered
1, 2, 3

Hi Fu or anyone else that has some ideas i have 2.5 acres of extremely sandy soil i am adding manure to the soil as fast as i can but obviously is a slow process on an…

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aussieta
Dec 20, 2015 9:00 am
aussieta
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 December 2015

courtyard outdoor inspiration

courtyard outdoor inspiration

If you have a look at the Houzz website and type in small courtyard you get this... http://www.houzz.com.au/photos/query/Sm ... ard/nqrwns Stewie

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Stewie D
Dec 18, 2015 1:52 pm
AKB
AKB
16 December 2015

Landscaping our half acre heaven- the last hooroo

Landscaping our half acre heaven- the last hooroo
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Omg Trees it looks amazing (you don't want to have a go at doing mine do you? ;-) )

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AKB
Dec 15, 2015 11:00 pm
AKB
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
8 December 2015

Fake or Real Grass

Fake or Real Grass

Please consider using green mulches in your landscaping, or real grass, rather than using artificial lawn. We all need to cut down the "urban heat island effect".

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Treeseachanger
Dec 08, 2015 8:01 pm

Digging up an old thread here, i would like to intall a fertigation setup fo rmy rear landscaping. I will have 2 stations (one for garden beds & one for lawn) and would…

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wrexter
Dec 02, 2015 3:24 pm
wrexter
Dukecaddy
Dukecaddy
1 December 2015

Where to start with repairing poor lawn

Where to start with repairing poor lawn

Agree with Stewie, read Fu's guide. As a minimum you'd want to top dress with compost and maybe add some bentonite, zeolite & spongolite to the top dress, then run an…

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Dukecaddy
Dec 01, 2015 12:25 pm
Dukecaddy
MrBee
MrBee
27 November 2015

Struggling Cycad Revoluta

Struggling Cycad Revoluta

What happened to Fu ?

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MrBee
Nov 27, 2015 3:56 pm
MrBee
subwayJ
subwayJ
23 October 2015

Amount of Piggy Post needed

Amount of Piggy Post needed

based on that it seems I am way under. Damn. Hopefully it works out.

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subwayJ
Oct 23, 2015 5:58 pm
Andrew37
Andrew37
19 October 2015

Backyard in the desert with some complications

Backyard in the desert with some complications

Gday. No water restrictions and other people have grass. Fake turf will get too hot imo. Garden beds is something im thinking about. Thanks for the reply!

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Andrew37
Oct 19, 2015 9:41 am
deeps
deeps
7 October 2015

Where to purchase bentonite clay

Where to purchase bentonite clay

Is it recommended to add Zeolite and Bentonite after the lawn has been laid?

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deeps
Oct 07, 2015 3:02 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
7 October 2015

Depth of retic and electrical conduits under paving

Depth of retic and electrical conduits under paving

Personally, if it were my house I would be happy enough to lay it at the bottom of the road base - but I would use orange rigid HD PVC conduit. I'd put danger tape just…

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 07, 2015 11:59 am
1960sModernistHome
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
4 October 2015

small tree that blooms (or a beauty) in winter

small tree that blooms (or a beauty) in winter

Yes. The wattle, as bashworth suggested. But if you or your family suffer from hay-fever, don't plant an acacia! Two other yellow flowering trees spring to mind: I have a…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Hootie
Hootie
3 October 2015

Verge landscaping question - from a non-green thumb person

Verge landscaping question - from a non-green thumb person

Hey all, This might seem a silly question, but we are not people with green thumbs and do not normally DIY so here goes. We have a corner lot with a walkway in front and…

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Hootie
Oct 03, 2015 11:30 pm
Hootie
aliaz
aliaz
3 September 2015

DIY reticulation Master Valve wiring question

DIY reticulation Master Valve wiring question

Hi, I am planning on doing my own retic. Although I have a question regarding wiring the master solenoid valve. So the master solenoid valve will be at the water…

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aliaz
Sep 03, 2015 1:32 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
13 August 2015

Permeable Driveway Options - SW WA

Permeable Driveway Options - SW WA

Hi All What are some of the permeable driveway options available that don't cost the earth and are relatively low maintenance? I was looking at some of the resins and…

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abbeybox
Aug 13, 2015 9:28 am
kastnerkev
kastnerkev
31 July 2015

Outdoor fire pit supplier

Outdoor fire pit supplier

Does any of you know a reliable company that sells outdoor fire pits? I am looking for a custom outdoor fire pit supplier

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kastnerkev
Jul 31, 2015 3:18 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
17 July 2015

Landscaping for the rural block?

Landscaping for the rural block?

The walled garden should help a lot, try one in the most sheltered sunny corner...

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Treeseachanger
Jul 17, 2015 10:13 am
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
14 July 2015

Make a colorbond GATE

Make a colorbond GATE

I made a gate pretty quickly without a special frame. Worked fine, but was a bit flexy. It was basically a colorbond panel but rather than screwed to a post, was screwed…

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Spottiswoode
Jul 14, 2015 3:27 pm
Dream_Catchers
Dream_Catchers
10 July 2015

1.7m or 3m backyard..what can I realistically do?

1.7m or 3m backyard..what can I realistically do?

Hi Skydroid, Our build will also have a 3m backyard (which i am very disappointed about as this was a deal breaker for us with a young family and dogs). When we signed…

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Dream_Catchers
Jul 10, 2015 2:04 pm
Dream_Catchers
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 July 2015

Reflection pool

Reflection pool

I think there would be a big difference between something like that fibreglass one which looks more cheap fishpond to me than the more formal ones that are usually found…

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Stewie D
Jul 01, 2015 11:10 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
26 June 2015

Mounds all over my lawn

Mounds all over my lawn

Worm castings most likely if the soil is moist.

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BeatrixKiddo
Jun 26, 2015 8:03 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 June 2015

Watering and feeding citrus

Watering and feeding citrus

Personally I prefer watering by hand with a hose and after a shrub is established I generally don't water them much except for during prolonged dry spells. Citrus are…

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Stewie D
Jun 09, 2015 10:23 pm
ennoh
ennoh
1 June 2015

Lemon tree roots

Lemon tree roots

I have just cut down a 4mtr high valencia orange tree as I found that the roots were making nearby pavers buckled. It was less than a meter from the house so if there's a…

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ennoh
Jun 01, 2015 7:58 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
30 May 2015

Raising levels in backyard (on top of clay)

Raising levels in backyard (on top of clay)

Hi D_rail, clean fill is not always "clean" but sometimes "recycled" from other sites. Builders do this to save some $$$. Not sure what is available in Perth but have…

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2015 12:17 am
HopelessRomantic
HopelessRomantic
24 May 2015

Molasses and how to use it

Molasses and how to use it
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Fu Manchu...Thank you for this amazing advice. My whole garden will need a huge boost after we build the extension. I have consulted with our builder to shield my plants…

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HopelessRomantic
May 24, 2015 12:23 am
Nic and Tim
Nic and Tim
7 May 2015

Best lawn/turf variety for Perth

Best lawn/turf variety for Perth

I have done a search and found some good stuff on growing and preparing for a lawn, but not a lot (especially recent) about lawn varieties and would like some feedback…

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Nic and Tim
May 07, 2015 3:29 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
6 May 2015

Help what plants to use-you get a say!

Help what plants to use-you get a say!

Yeah - I like them. Look out for the evergreen - they often call them "Singapore". They can still lose their leaves - but may not - unless you get a frost.

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Saint Mike
May 06, 2015 5:39 pm
Saint Mike
trixee
trixee
5 May 2015

New Home Landscape Design - Kensington WA

New Home Landscape Design - Kensington WA
1, 2, 3, 4

Picture appears broken on my phone, will have to go to laptop.

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trixee
May 05, 2015 9:31 pm
trixee
ChristineX
ChristineX
2 May 2015

Who laid Empire Zoysia here in Perth

Who laid Empire Zoysia here in Perth

I've had a small patch down now for about 1.5years - and I do like it. It copes with being ignored, two large active terriers as well as being a main thoroughfare for the…

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ChristineX
May 02, 2015 8:32 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
22 April 2015

Blank canvas! Blue hues

Blank canvas! Blue hues

If you add gypsum and well rotted compost to the soil you will be able to grow a heap of plants in Margs. You can pretty much grow any ornamental trees in pots, just…

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Treeseachanger
Apr 22, 2015 4:00 pm
Jason007
Jason007
16 April 2015

Platinum landscaping = poor workmanship

Platinum landscaping = poor workmanship

Sounds like a nightmare… what kind of footings did they dig for the planter box's?

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Jason007
Apr 16, 2015 8:33 pm

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