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

  1. Sabbath'

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    It's full. Time to build another one.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    More insulation?

    My name's Kevin and I'm here to help.
     
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    Bought some cheap stuff off ebay to try doing the walls with, as I'm cladding the back wall and will have shelving right down the other two. So thought may as well throw some up while its bare. Though it doesn't seem to get to cold in there which is good. Roof has been done with decent insulation so no condensation drips which is good.
     
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    ...and the hoist, right?
     
  5. Rajesh Koothrappali

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    You didn't paint/seal the floor!!!
     
  6. Rajesh Koothrappali

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    ya mum!
    I apologise in advance if I'm directly responsible for your death.
     
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    If I had $1 for everyone that said that I could probably buy one. That said this was never built with a hoist in mind. Next house will have a bigger shed and be made to accomodate a hoist.
    Yeah I know bit of a long story to that lol. I'll manage.
     
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    Well deep into its first winter, the turf is looking good. It's browned (or yellowed) off a bit and in the most shady areas at the back of the yard has thinned out also. It's been mowed twice since the warm weather ended, most recently yesterday after I trimmed all our privacy trees. Projects for this spring are re-turfing/seeding the front lawn (Buffalo as it's very shady in winter) and nature strip (seeding with Kyk seeds I have already before I decided to turf the rear insead). Also a peaked roof pergola over the concrete slab BBQ area which doubles as a dog yard when we're not home.

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    Looking forward to fertilising and getting ready for spring now!

    And the rest of the privacy trees.

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    I almost couldn't move my arms after finishing all of them! LOL!
     
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    decided to put a "couple" of solor lights ontop of the deck seat im building .. think i overkilled it haha.. then had a stupid idea and put a garden up there as well

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    Front re-turfing time! Getting read for a big day of laying turf on Monday. Single handedly tackling 85 square metres! :D lol

    This weekend will be some prep work as well as a general spring trim for all my border trees and front ornamentals, a mowing and edging of the back lawn and We'll be 100% ready for spring and summer!

    Decided to go for Kakadu Buffalo for the front and nature strip. The front of the house faces S/SW so shade tolerance was a main factor. And Kakadu over Sir Walter or Kings Pride for the better all year round colour.
     
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    I'm sorting mine this weekend as all it needs is a good fertilize and aeration , going for Kings Park turf quality , when it needs it first cut I may even do the fancy shmancy stripes ,
     
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    I scalped and dethatched mine a couple of weeks ago. Soil wetta, seasol and fertilser.

    Another rake and run over wth the mower the other day to remove some more loose thatch and another light feed.

    Green tinges coming along. Should be some good greenery in the next few weeks.
     
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    what dethatching technique do you use?
     
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    For the couch, using a rotary mower, mow it lower and lower with each pass of the mower.

    Rake with a broad, plastic leaf rake. Run the mower over again, sucking up the loose thatch. Can be multiiple passes of this depending on how much thatch there is.

    I go down to the second lowest setting so there is only a couple of mm of grass stem left. All brown/beige in colour.

    For the backyard buffalo, I just dropped the level for each pass. Didn't need the raking as there was bugger all thatch. More just uneven which the low passess sort out over time.

    At the old place, the buffalo out the front ended up getting quite thick and spongy so I used a vertimower to rip all the thatch out and then suck it up with the mower. That was a massive job but well worth the effort.

    Some peole say you can't/shouldn't verti mow buffalo coz of the way the runners grow. Ddn't do any harm when I did it and the improvement in the lawn was great.
     
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    Well a mammoth day yesterday, at least mammoth for someone who's not very fit at the moment. Front is redone! Ended up doing all the prep and turfing in one day yesterday.

    Before... I had well and truly let it go. Mostly weeds!

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    Probably should have poisoned the old lawn and weeds for a few weeks before digging them up.
     
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    Yeah probably - I did have that conversation yesterday. Any that make it through I'll pull out by t he root. Or once established, touch poison.
     
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    Some weeds have bulbs so pulling them out doesn't work, From my experience trying to control weeds later is short term gain but long term pain, you'll be fighting weeds for a few years and if you get a bit slack then it starts all over again.
     
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    Spot poisoning is fine.

    I did EXACTLY the same thing in the backyard EXACTLY a year ago. I've pulled maybe 5 weeds since I did it and not poisoned anything.

    Happy to live with it. :D
     
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    Take it easy little fella, don't get all stupid when you don't agree with someone. I see your still as arrogant as ever.
     

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