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11 years11 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Empire Zoysia - Is it too late in the year to dethatch?

My Empire Zoysia lawn has now been established for a couple of years, and I've discovered some generic areas that my sprinkler system is not reaching (that's another DIY project...)
In…

12 years12 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Connecting a sump pump to the stormwater pipe?

Thanks for the tip - I wasn't even aware of rain gardens and am surprised they didn't show up in any of my generic web searches on drainage. I'm going…

12 years12 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Connecting a sump pump to the stormwater pipe?

Hi all,
After watching one of our future garden beds (nothing but clay and weeds at the moment) over the past 2 years, I've noticed that it tends to become an…

12 years12 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Re-attaching architrave - looking for ideas

Thanks Arfur,
The sliding door track is attached to what I would call a frame - the architrave I'm referring to is the timber trim that is physically located above that…

12 years12 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Re-attaching architrave - looking for ideas

Hi,
Our house is a little over two years old now and I've only just discovered that the architrave above a sliding glass door is being "pulled" away from the wall.…

12 years12 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Irrigation - Connection piece between PRV and LPDE?

Hi all,
Hopefully a very easy question...
I'm in the process of setting up automated irrigation and have/am getting all of the bits and pieces I need. However, I'm at a loss…

12 years12 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Drip irrigation setup - air release and flush valves

Hi all,
I've got 4 raised vege garden beds and am in the process of installing drip irrigation on the top of each. I've decided to connect the irrigation in each…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Painting

My usual disclaimer...I'm not an expert! :D
If by 'skirting tiles' you mean a row or two that goes around the base of the…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Fungus or more water?

In the past couple of weeks, I've had portions of my Empire Zoysia lawn turn brown and it's looking a bit worse for wear. It's only been down a few…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Is a First Flush diverter worth it for a wet/charged system?

I've read a few conflicting articles about First Flush diverters - some say it's great, others say it's not worth it.
I've got a wet/charged system so rather than get about…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Magnetic cupboard/drawer locks for child safety

Hmmm...in that case, does anyone know how good they are if they're installed at the base of the cupboard door? I'm concerned that with the handle towards the top, the…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Magnetic cupboard/drawer locks for child safety

I'm very interested in getting magnetic locks for the kitchen cupboards and drawers to prevent the little one from getting into things she shouldn't! I'm specifically looking at the Safety…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Creating a brace for ceiling fan installation

I've just purchased 4 ceiling fans to replace existing light fittings and my goal is to have 2 of them installed by the end of the weekend!
First fan...no problems.…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Sprinkler system for lawn

44psi is within the operating range of the MP Rotators but I guess it depends on how many you intend to install and to what arc/radius as to whether it…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Drainage options vs. Garden bed

I've noticed that while the water won't completely drain within a 1-2 hours, the majority of it does disappear overnight so I might go with the option of filling the…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Size of sewer manhole?

I'm not sure if these are all a standard size, but I have one in the back yard and not being at home at the moment means I can't measure…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Drainage options vs. Garden bed

Hi all,
I'm looking for some advice with regards to drainage, whether a garden bed will be suitable to "retain" water if need be or if I need to incorporate plan…

Drainage options vs. Garden bed
13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Raising a sewer manhole?

It looks like I've blinked a few times and a year has gone by since I first asked the question. At least now, I have turf laid down and have…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Replacement for spongolite?

I picked mine up from Globe Australia in two batches - one was a little over a month ago, and the second was only 2 weeks ago. The first batch…

13 years13 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Sprinkler system for lawn

I'm also looking at the Hunter MP series for watering the lawn - I haven't worked out the flow rate yet, but the pump used in my rainwater tank apparently…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
seed heads and empire turf

My 1.5 week EZ is sprouting these seed heads - my neighbour's is actually doing the same thing, although he's had his down for almost a year. He's found out…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Seasol/Powerfeed application amount for new turf?

I was lucky to get 100 sq metres covered with two bottles and even then I think it was just enough to wet the surface of the turf.
As it turns…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Seasol/Powerfeed application amount for new turf?

After much effort and $$$ for hire equipment, the new turf is down and I'm happy! :D
While I haven't followed the guidance on…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Replacement for spongolite?

I was told zeolite was about 1kg per 3-4m2. Not sure about the spongolite, but I was going to apply it at the same rate.

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Replacement for spongolite?

no matter what form it is in, it has a great benefit to your soils future health
Does that also apply to zeolite? The same place has a granular version -…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Replacement for spongolite?

The only product I've managed to find after numerous phone calls and web searches is this: http://www.rapidspillcontrol.com.au/default.asp?Product=SPON4
But it sounds more like a powder than the crystals I was picturing. Is…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Replacement for spongolite?

For various reasons, I'm on a compressed time line to do the soil prep prior to having the turf arrive. I'm still trying to source some spongolite and will hopefully…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Clarendon Smart Wiring package include lead-in from street??

While we didn't have the Smart Wiring installed, it does sound right to me that they wouldn't connect it to the street for you. For example, we were only provided…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
Where to find certified organic soil in Sydney??

A question for those in the Sydney area that have followed Fu's suggestions for soil preparation prior to turfing - can you provide a link (or contact) as to where…

14 years14 yearsC&CC&C posted:
How to get builder to fix defects noted by inspector

Having learned the hard way on a few things to do with building, and having friends go through similar experiences, I would do three things:
* Organise a time to visit…

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