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1 month1 monthCrazykCrazyk posted:
Chicken Manure on Buffalo lawn

So I've got a lovely lush Sir Walter buffalo been down since Oct 2016.
It grows great but is very spongy. Should I be top dressing with sand to firm…

1 month1 monthCrazykCrazyk posted:
Surface water runoff issue ...

Why don't you put a 150mm wide decorative gravel strip along the concrete edge and an aggi drain under that. To stop the graver mixing with the garden bed install…

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6 months6 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Decking post - Concret or No Fines Concrete

Hi SBG,
I will only be using them on the bearers.
Engineer design calls for a 150 x 150 post that is 2.7m high. I hate the post stirups for stand alone…

6 months6 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Decking post - Concret or No Fines Concrete

Hey all,
I'm discussing with my chippy regarding how to best set my deck posts in the ground.
We have heavy clay loam soil.
I dug all the holes to save some money…

6 months6 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Suspended weight from rafters

That'll be fine. It's just like you walking on the rafters.
Effectively you have 5kg on each rafter. Not a problem at all

6 months6 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Tree suggestions for side driveway

Thanks shamuscassar will look at that

6 months6 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Tree suggestions for side driveway

David your post didn't come out

6 months6 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Tree suggestions for side driveway

Hey all.
Need some help choosing some trees for down my side driveway.
I don't want anything that will have roots that will affect my concrete or trunks that get…

7 months7 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

Ok so here is the latest on my garden. Hadn't been doing much due to the wet weather but pulled the finger out over the last 4 wks

7 months7 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Timber span tables

Sorry I just saw this post.
Are you basing this advice on gut feel or the AS span tables and what sort of timber? Treated pine, hardwood etc and grade.

7 months7 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Timber span tables

Oh yeah I see they screw to the truss and too plate.
Looking at pictures on the internet they don't place them on every truss so I'll need to get…

7 months7 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Timber span tables

Thanks yeah I thought about that but not sure the existing gutter would cope with the extra water runoff.
From what I've read the tie in strap should also go…

7 months7 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Timber span tables

Thanks guys
I do understand that I'll need a permit. No worries there. Anything above 8m2 from memory.
What I'm trying to do is understand what I can use before…

7 months7 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Butt Welding 150x50x2 RHS Bearers???

You could put some thick plates internally and plug weld them from the outside to give extra strength.

7 months7 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Timber span tables

Hi all I'm struggling to interpret the span tables in AS1684
I'd like to know the following
1. What size beam required on the 9.2m side if it only has to span…

8 months8 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Crushed toppings for Adelaide

Lilydale toppings is not crusher dust.
You may also look at granitic sand. It's a lot coarser than normal sand and will compact quite hard. It's typically what councils like…

8 months8 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Is this a good quote for turf

Nice one. Can't beat that!

8 months8 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Grass Type?

Looks like it to me

8 months8 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Is this a good quote for turf

Make sure they are getting the turf locally and not interstate.
That way it'll be acclimatised to your region

8 months8 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Concrete Help

It's all good. Concrete takes 28days to fully cure

8 months8 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Organic Compost or Organic Soil?

I'm in a similar situation and we have heavy clay loam soil aka very sticky black s**t
I'm going to spread a 50mm layer of organic compost, gypsum 2kg/m2, and…

10 months10 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

Thanks guys.
Ive got some green manure growing as i didn't want to go crazy with veggies yet.
I did also plant some garlic in the far end bed and…

10 months10 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

Here is an updated photo of my landscaping and raised veggie garden.

10 months10 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Classic style weatherboard Melb - front landscaping complete

You probably have a dusk sensor connected to you garden lighting system. It's effectively a switch that works on the amount of light being received. It's not Solar
As far as…

11 months11 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

They are 400mm deep and 200mm at the front.

11 months11 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

Thanks stewie

11 months11 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

I'm paying for it this morning though
Just can't wait to get some veggies in there.
What are people's thoughts on if I need to dig the natural soil under…

11 months11 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

So here is my days effort
The bed is 400mm deep where I'm putting the trees so do I need to dig it deeper?
I have decided to line the whole tree…

11 months11 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

Thanks for the advice guys.
I'll see if I can make the bed a little bit wider maybe 800.
The citrus bed is separated from the veggie bed with the…

11 months11 monthsCrazykCrazyk posted:
Veggie garden beds

Never thought of double grafted but I'm always running out of lemons so might consider that with the other citrus.
I'm going to have gravel of some sort in between…

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