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7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

They shouldn't. Getting my cheque Tuesday!

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Trust me... I hired a cultivator and did about 159sqm in two hours... You should have no dramas

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Wrexter... tell me about it! We ordered 5cubic metres and got 8-10 as "once the truck is full its difficult to empty part loads".......... but we managed to do our…

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Hey Fu...
Just a couple of photos of the front of our place... using the Empire Zoysia (with your recommended soil prep) and Mulchnet mulch for the garden beds...

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Funnily enough these were the exact guys I was going to use... just around the corner from me.. and driven past the salvage yard and the Freo yard heaps of…

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
WREXTER's BUILD (WA) - Instaling Skirting!

No def going DIY.. def not a kit either.. just using high silica bricks... got plans already somewhere!

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Just ordered 5cubic metres of mulch from mulchnet.... it works out about 1/3 the price... and environmentally friendly.

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
WREXTER's BUILD (WA) - Instaling Skirting!

I hear ya... still have a pizza oven, and raised garden beds/ bench to do... along with a raised vege garden :)

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Thanks for the suggestions on the natives... we usually get our stuff from Caramar (?SP) Coastal Nursery as we havent had a plant thats died yet from them... and they…

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
WREXTER's BUILD (WA) - Instaling Skirting!

Am more than happy to lend a hand mate if I'm in town! I used classic hire for the equipment (hoe & plate compactor.. think both were $80 for 4hrs).
Def…

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

The grass is finally down..... piggypost, zeolite, wettasoil, bentonite and some generous hoeing.... Empire Zoysia (115sqm) now I hope Fu Manchu is right! It'll be an interesting study as I…

Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf
7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Summit Xanthus

Definately a nice feeling... mulch down next weekend hopefully! Then it'll be a slow progression to plants!

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Summit Xanthus

Thankfully the grass is now down....... and that the extra effort with soil prep is worth it in the long run! Just some mulch and having some fun buying the…

7 years7 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Summit Xanthus

OK... so things have been a bit slow in the garden situation but... firing on all cylinders now! Soil has been prepped with piggypost, zeolite, bactivate, wetta soil and been…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Ref_Kt, I was... considering it was going to cost me less to buy the 1000kg.... but I couldnt justify having 600kg extra sitting around... so I went and bought the…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Yeah the Bentonite figure is based on the second link from Plantman... as its covering 180sqm... the downside is that I can get 1000kg for $180 or 360kg in 25kg…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Summit Xanthus

Once done we will.. should be completed front and back soon after start of month! Assuming all goes well
!

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

So... My figures for 180 sqm so far are
Piggypost 30sqm/bag = 6bags @ $190bag (Datso)
Zeolite 750g/sqm = 135kg @ $19.95/10kg
Bentonite (sodium) 0.5-2kg/sqm = 360kg @ $15/25kg bag (or a bulk…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Realised getting bulk supply from Milne feeds in whelshpool will be cheaper. ESP since the application rate for bentonite is is 0.5-2kg/sqm. Aiming for the 2kg range = 240kg
Can anyone…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Totally random question but is attapulgite clay the same as bentonite. Can get it for $11.95 for 10kg. Or is the bentonite cheaper?

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Summit Xanthus

Really easy. If you're interested, ill email you later. Can even do a front yard design for you if you like... I have a copy of Autocad.

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Yep Lovegroves... about 120sqm... and the rest is gonna get mulch and natives (which I'll likely get from Carramar Coastal Nursery - cheap and their plants dont die like from…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Summit Xanthus

Approved to do our own landscaping today! Awesome

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Fu Manchu's Guide to Soil Prep & Laying Turf

Just got approval for doing own landscaping today. Gonna put your mantra into action Fu down here in aubin grove, western Australia in the next week.
Am going with empire…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Aubin Gardens -Stage 9 & 10 - Come and meet your neighbours!

Oooh... Very swanky and shiny!
We ended up going with Clearshield. A good deal via homeshow!

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Summit Xanthus

We are! Good tip thanks!

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Aubin Gardens -Stage 9 & 10 - Come and meet your neighbours!

What ever you do... don't go through Louie's Flyscreen Allsafe http://www.louiesflyscreensallsafe.com.au/security-doors.shtml... we've just finished building and were arranging some quotes for security doors (double door front, double slider at the…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Security Screen Doors -Perth

What ever you do... dont go through Louie's FLyscreen Allsafe http://www.louiesflyscreensallsafe.com.au/security-doors.shtml... we've just finished building and were arranging soem quotes for security doors and screen and had organised for these…

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Summit Xanthus

10 points to Brooke. Yep its blackbutt! Can't wait till I get to see the finished product.

8 years8 yearsBuildlingPerthBuildlingPerth posted:
Aubin Gardens -Stage 9 & 10 - Come and meet your neighbours!

Brooke,
We can discuss once I'm back... def not too hard esp such a small area. Once the carpet is down and i can swing a cat in the garage I'll…

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