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forest24

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Joined 27 March 2009
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7 years7 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Shutter -Electrical Issues

I have had the shutter for more than 2 years , so out of warranty. No issues so far. we have had heavy rain in the last couple of months…

7 years7 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Shutter -Electrical Issues

I have Electric shutter on some of the windows and when I press the switch to put them them down power to half the house goes away, now I know…

7 years7 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Looking for a feature tree - Help Me Plz

how about Crepe myrtle, there are a few colours to choose from , I think you get a variety with white flowers as well,
I have got 2 in my…

7 years7 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
VIRO CELL-PALMETTO

just an update and some advise required.
the viro cells are doing great , spreading very nicely , I would say 2-3 month it will cover the entire area. I put…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Cheap crushed rock (or similar) in Tarneit area

if I remember correctly it was $35 m3, plus $25 for delivery , but that may have changed ,

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Cheap crushed rock (or similar) in Tarneit area

got my crushed rock from Midway mini mix , sunshine

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Mushrooms on ez turf

the brown colour mushrooms in my yard last for a day or two than die off, but I have a thick layer of green mulch on my garden beds and…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
VIRO CELL-PALMETTO

there are a list of suppliers on the ozbreed website, I bought mine from a nursery in Olinda,

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Reviving dead buffalo grass

I dont know much about SW grass but if I were you
I would be putting a solution of seasol every other day , powefeed mixed with seasol once a…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Lawn alternatives

Cost was a issue for me as well , that is why I put down viro cells in my yard, hopefully in 6 months the area will get covered up…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
VIRO CELL-PALMETTO

thanks for all the input ,
I think I will leave the seeds out, if it works out to be the same amount of effort,
I rather weed than mow.
green…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
VIRO CELL-PALMETTO

is it a good idea to put some grass seeds betweens the plugs to stop weeds growing , and then let the buffolo take over when the growth kicks in.…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
VIRO CELL-PALMETTO

will viro cell lawn be a good option for Melbourne, spoke to a Sir walter supplier and they said that they dont sell viro cells in VIC because it takes…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Grass- Will this Work-Opinions please

I have 150 sqm yard and want to put grass on it, the area is L shaped , both area get good amt of sun.
to keep cost down for this…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Prepping sloped area for paving.

use a spirit level to get it right

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Pruning Callistemon

I have put my callistemon in the ground 3 weeks ago , they are a foot tall, they seem to be doing well so far. handling the clay soil, sun…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Clay Soil - How to dig it

I had hired a kanga or mini loader from kennards hire , they have a website you can go to check out the prices and do a online booking,…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Thinking of DIY paving, any suggestions

I will put some pic up soon
it has been 6 month since I put the pavers, did find some cracks on 2 of them the other day, I have…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
How to store rainwater but no mozzie?

there is a fish that eat the mozzies maybe you can put some of those in the wheelbarrow, add some rock in there as well make it a water feature…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Thinking of DIY paving, any suggestions

for my backyard I used crushed rock as a base, compacted it , then some washed sand and laid the pavers on it , used the same sand inbetween pavers.
edging…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Where to buy Molasses In Melb western Suburbs

if anybody is interested I bought a 25kg tub from a pet store just infront of DFO essendon, I forget the name of the place but it is on the…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Tilling in the rain

I would hold off till next weekend, forecast is heavy rain & hail and strong winds ,be mindful of the wash off in case of heavy rain , you dont…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Cornices

there does not seem to be any issues with the doors at the moment but will keep a close eye on this,
the builder has done a touch up…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Ground Cover plants that will keeps weeds away

any suggestion on which plant will be good in this spot it is is facing the west , frontyard, the area is around 25 feet by 3 feet, next…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Cornices

the builder came down for a inspection and said the gaps have appeared due to excessive rains and clay soil,
if I understood him correctly he said the weight of…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Vege bed and competition from existing trees

If the area between the trees get reasonable amt of sun , I would think about putting a raised garden bed

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Grevillea robusta -Silky Oak

thanks for the replies.
found this article about the tree
http://www.gardeningnativeplants.com/grevillea-robusta/
seems to the author they can take pruning well,
If it can be kept between 5-10m I…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Grevillea robusta -Silky Oak

I was at a nursery recently(sertels) and saw some Silky Oak tree plants , just loved the leaves and the way the plant looked, so I bought one realising that…

8 years8 yearsforest24forest24 posted:
Cornices

thanks for that TheOk, will bring it to the attention of the builder when he comes for the inspection,

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