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2 d2 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Lily Pilly with Brown leaves

Best to give them a little soil wetter/ seasol to make sure they handle the last of summer. Also another layer of mulch will help. I can't stress that last…

2 d2 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Lily Pilly with Brown leaves

Just sunburn id say. What region are you located in? North East aspect is the full brunt summer sun without the arvo bake but still full on.
They will be fine.…

7 d7 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Retaining wall question

point 1; when you backfill your wall it's going to have to be excavated again to replace the panels.
Point 2; the difference in price isn't massive if you take into…

10 d10 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
What is this - storm water drain?

I have two such risers which are inspection/ openings for the storm water pit in my back yard. You can level them with your finish surface of the lawn or…

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11 d11 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style- stairs in

Great choices with the door profiles. The post detail on the stair handrail is genius. All very classy mate.

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12 d12 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Plastic planks for retaining wall?

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

17 d17 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

Good to hear your health is improving. You must be itching to go check it out !

19 d19 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Edge 39 MKI - Lake Macquarie

Looking good k&d. Looking forward to the money shot when the scaffold comes down!

26 d26 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style- stairs in

Thanks mate. Makes sense now that I can see the cavity door. Can't wait to plan our wir's. Only $$$ in the way right now 🤣

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27 d27 dSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style- stairs in

Hi Chris. Can you share the house plan part that your cabinets are to be installed?
I'm trying to picture the three designs as to where they fit.. 7 metres!…

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1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style- stairs in

Totally Agree with the sound proofing. I put them in between rooms and also to isolate the laundry from the family/ dining/ home theatre. Best ever investment.

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1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW

Argh. So frustrated for you Fee, on so many levels.
I doubt your going to have any fights about any previous conversations. Clearly these SS jobs are stop gaps between…

1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Shade tolerant grass with Blue Couch

I can also vouch for palmetto buffalo which is very close to couch in softness. Does very well in shady areas. Personally I like there mix of both palmetto and…

1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style- stairs in

Will you be including the wine cellar? Very impressive look there.
I can see why you are following the Hampton style as they are timeless designs

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1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Burnt/dead buffalo. Help please!

It won't hurt to fertilise the main turf. At least that will help it spread to the bare areas quicker.

1 month1 monthSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Burnt/dead buffalo. Help please!

Brown spot is untreatable. As soon as you see it, it has already strangled the grass. It’s more about preventatives before the onset of summer and high humidity. Often once…

2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Balmoral 34 MKI Majestic Facade (Syd) - Handover 16.11.15

Omg. What have you been using for the last two years? Btw. Looks great. We love ours.

2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style- stairs in

Surely if you need another mini board for the AC circuit breakers you can put a surface mount box next to your existing board.
I can understand why you might…

2 months2 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Grass ID please

Buffalo

3 months3 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Homes - Balmoral 34 MK1 St George Area NSW

Those feature tiles look very slick Fee. Looking forward to seeing it cleaned up and finished

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3 months3 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Weed issue - new seeded grass area

Yep. Most herbicides safe for applying on lawn will get rid of them. I assume you've seeded the bed and not used any pre-emergent treatments. Don't get a hose on…

3 months3 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style- stairs in

Starting to look ready to finish with the brick and cladding. Really like how the façade is shaping up

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3 months3 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Rawson Homes - General Thread

1. Is it a good idea to put only the batten points and NOT buy lights from Rawson(except downlights). Will we be able to save some $$? I was thinking…

4 months4 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Sloping Narrow block: Modern Hamptons style- stairs in

Looking good mate!

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4 months4 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

Thanks cat. The design wasnt focused on the planting scheme, but rather shape and form of the garden. The feature trees will be either maple, prunus, forest pansy or teddy…

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4 months4 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Garden (post project build) Sydney-Parramatta

We finally locked in the design for the yard. A lovely UK based designer Ali Conway of silver grass garden design came up with a Mondrian inspired design. I don't…

4 months4 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
What is this in my Palmetto?

Looks like winter grass. Best to hand weed it if you can. To control this weed you need to spray pre emergent herbicides during winter.... The window of opportunity has…

4 months4 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
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 find, along with a bulk…

4 months4 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Does Lowering Backyard Land Decrease Property Value?

Unless you've created a drainage issue and risked the structural integrity of the building, then it's just as you mentioned... Fashion/taste/style.
Landscaping is usually to the home owners liking which rightly…

4 months4 monthsSteveMcSteveMc posted:
Metricon Liberty 45 (Turramurra)

KDHW = kiln dried hardwood.
Pine is not hardwood.

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