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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #125 on: February 09, 2020, 04:03:15 PM »
Looks so green and lush,

For about the first time in a year  :D We've had reasonably good rain for about the last 3 weeks and the grass is just starting to recover after a loonnng dry spell, but there are still quite a few bare spots. We've got fairly crappy sandy loam around here, I'd love to top-dress with an organic blended topsoil but Mrs Spada wont let me spend money on "dirt" :'(
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2020, 05:05:38 PM »
Topdressing is really a thing you do to level a lawn.  If you are allowed, get hold of a coring machine and fill in the holes with the "good" soil.
If I get an area of lawn that is struggling, I fork it, and open up the holes a bit and go over with dynamic lifter and hose in.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #127 on: February 09, 2020, 05:41:06 PM »
Topdressing is really a thing you do to level a lawn.  If you are allowed, get hold of a coring machine and fill in the holes with the "good" soil.
If I get an area of lawn that is struggling, I fork it, and open up the holes a bit and go over with dynamic lifter and hose in.

You're right, I cored and fertilized after the first couple days of rain and it sure helped, but would have loves something decent to top over the cored holes.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #128 on: April 12, 2020, 03:14:23 PM »
This lock-up is going to kill me. Mrs Spada & I decided to use Easter at home to tidy up the gardens. It's their first big overhaul in 15 years. 22 trailer loads of trimming and raked up leaf litter (most of it was fed through the fire pit, but some went to the tip).

Front yard looks a lot tidier now  :D but we've still got the backyard to go  :'(
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #129 on: April 12, 2020, 03:26:01 PM »
This lock-up is going to kill me. Mrs Spada & I decided to use Easter at home to tidy up the gardens. It's their first big overhaul in 15 years. 22 trailer loads of trimming and raked up leaf litter (most of it was fed through the fire pit, but some went to the tip).

Front yard looks a lot tidier now  :D but we've still got the backyard to go  :'(

Nice job, it's a good time to get into the garden.
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #130 on: April 13, 2020, 08:51:17 AM »
22 trailer loads of trimming and raked up leaf litter (most of it was fed through the fire pit, but some went to the tip).

If you've got lots of trimmings etc, then I can recommend one of these https://www.ryobi.com.au/products/details/2400w-crushing-shredder-rsh2445s.

We've only had ours for a couple of weeks now but it's awesome ;D 55l bin on it, but that equates to ~2m3, or a trailer load, of rubbish ;D

& then couple it with one of these https://www.ryobi.com.au/outdoor/products/list/category/loppers for even more goodness! 8)
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Re: The "Show us ya Garden - Landscaping" Thread
« Reply #131 on: June 20, 2020, 03:43:57 PM »
Finally getting around to doing something about where the above ground pool use to be. An outside fire area, maybe something like this?
Where the deep end of the pool was, will become a water feature, water supplied from the shed and house.
Now it's time for a few Coopers Pale Ales and enjoy the view.

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