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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Rajesh Koothrappali, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Sheldon Cooper

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    What? How am is that stupid? All I did was state some facts based on what I've done. And that I'm happy. It wasn't arrogant at all. I even gave it a smiley. *sigh*

    I even agree with you. I should have poisoned a couple of weeks back...
     
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    I think it is the perceieved tone. You could say the same thing differently and likely have a different response, i.e.

    "I did the same thing for the back yard last year and it worked out really well with only a small handful of weeds to deal with. Hopefuly it works the same this time around. If not I'll just have to suck it up and deal with it."

    People don't like being YELLED at.

    Anyway, moving on.....no retic ?
     
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    Anyone have tips on getting rid of clover? My backyard isn't too bad but my front yard has a fair bit and looks shithouse when it starts getting long. Looks fine when mowed though
     
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    There are specific clover killers available. I have a similar problem and spraying the clover only has the desired effect. It might kill back a small section of adjacent lawn depending on your grass type but at this time of the year, lawn will regenerate pretty strongly.
     
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    Fair enough. I guess text only means often times a lot of intent is lost. Apologies - I certainly wasn't yelling. I have always used caps to provide emphasis to a word, not volume. e.g. "I reeeeeeeaaally want to get my point across". I read "I REALLY want to get my point across" in exactly the same way.

    Moving on. Retic? Had to look that up again. I know we'd discussed it last year. Yes, there is irrigation in the lawn and garden behind the fence. Not on the nature strip though - that's actually against council regulations here. That's what the hand hose is for while it's establishing. I turn on the irrigation and hand hose the nature strip. Once it's established, both will only get it when they look like they're needing it. It's why I picked this turf - drought tolerance.

    Here's a good article. :)

    http://thelawnguide.com.au/organic-lawns/427-how-to-kill-clover-without-weed-killers.html
     
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    Wow !

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    So the re-greening of my lawn is taking longer than expected.

    Coldest September on record for Perth has certainly had an impact.....the greening is happening just not at normal speed.
     
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    Yeah we had a warm spell late August and early September so I jumped in and did the turf. Today will be the first day about 20 degrees since it went down a week and a half ago! lol

    It's a month earlier than I did the backyard last year (I was wrong when I said it was a year to the day - 11 months to the day). So I'm hoping the second half of October will see it power along! I finally did the low mow on the rear yesterday. Aeration this afternoon and some blood and bone after that.

    Not fertilizing the front until after it's first mow. It has some new turf fertilizer under it that's supposed to encourage root growth - provided by a local landscaper for nothing so that'll do for now.

    On a side note, I found out late last week that we technically have a "formal" garden. There's no colour - just green. That apparently makes it "formal".
     
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    How often are you watering and at what times?
     
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    Twice a day when it doesn't rain much or at all.

    Mornings: 5:45am

    Evenings: anywhere from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

    Checking soil wetness every day before evening watering.
     
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    Im thinking of getting the roundup out this weekend - wheather permitting - and smashing over my lawn on the side of the house.. did it to a rear section a few years ago at 50/50 mix with water.. nothing grew back ever haha.. luckily I was renting at that stage, was sick of mowing it with concrete piles and weedmatting / scoria all over it..
     
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    Sitting at work watching my grass grow... LOL!

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    Be wary of watering in the evening as the lawn could develop a fungus.
     
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    Yup... Keeping an eye on that too... With the cooler evenings, I'm checking wetness intently. If it's still decently wet deep down, I don't water.
     
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    Best early in the morning.
     
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    Four and a half weeks and first mow for the new front turf today. Plus general spring clean up. I LOVE SPRING! :D

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    What system do you have camera wise and where abouts did you get them? Quality looks good and really need some for my shed. Which by the way is a bit more full now, so will post pics when I get some decent ones.
     
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    I have a 30 terabyte NAS running Surveillance Station (motion detection recording - 30 seconds before and 3 minutes after or continuous if motion continues) with a quad bridged gigabit cat6 ethernet connection to my Cisco Small Business 26 port gigabit 12 port PoE switch. The cameras are Hikvision 1080p PoE bullet cameras connected via cat6 cable to, and powered by, my Cisco Small Business 26 port gigabit 12 port PoE switch.
     
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    Any tips for keeping grass green. Already here on the gold coast the few hot weeks have burnt all my couch, not matter how much it's watered, its just wasting water now, its not dead just burnt. Im half tempted to use the lawn paint to keep it green now.......
     

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