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2 years2 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Depth of soil over sand and cement fill round pool

I have to put sand and cement fill between the pool I'm getting and the retaining wall on the downside. I was wanting to know what depth of soil I'll…

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Screwing safety grab rail into steel frame

I need a grab rail in the toilet for a friend who comes to visit. We have steel frames. Is it ok to screw the grab rail into the steel…

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

Thanks Stewie. Next time I'll take my brain.

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

At 2 weeks the lawn is thriving rather than dying and I don't expect any change, therefore I would say that this is the way to avoid damage when you…

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

You can say that again, mate. I've watered for 7 days straight now as advised by Scott's, stopping today. Our water tank is long empty and we've been on mains.…

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

Not dead yet! Still watering daily.

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

That gives me hope, PHL. The chemicals in the Scott's Lawn Builder and Weed Kill I used are dicamba and mecoprop.
To relate what Scott's say: water, water, water. Try to…

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

I will. I'll ring Scott's tomorrow, too, and ask if there's anything more I can do. These things always happen on a weekend.

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

Thanks. That was my thinking, too. Glad your opinion is the same.

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Buffalo lawn repair - help please

Looks like mine does in the places that were shaded and stayed wet a lot in winter. I think mine is a fungus and maybe yours is too. They say…

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

A year and a half old. Not new turf.

3 years3 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Used the wrong weed and feed on my palmetto (buffalo) lawn

I picked up the wrong Scott's Weed and Feed from Bunnings and applied it generously to my 250 sq metres of lawn. Then I noticed the "not suitable for…

4 years4 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Firepit

Oww! Thanks, Stewie. I've played it safe (at great cost I might say) and mortared in a layer of firebricks with fire clay mortar. I'll be very disappointed if the…

4 years4 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Firepit

Thanks. I was thinking of buying the sort of firebricks that go inside a slow combustion stove. Easy to come by.
Has anyone heard of blocks actually exploding in a firepit?

4 years4 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Firepit

So will it be okay if I just line the concrete blocks with a layer of firebricks>?

4 years4 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Coloured concrete driveway flaking

Thanks belatedly for your for your reply. I didn't get back because I gave up basically and decided I just had to live with it, but I do appreciate your…

4 years4 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Firepit

I have just built a circular firepit out of garden edge blocks (2 blocks high- 250mm) and I'm told they might explode when they get hot. Anyone know whether they…

5 years5 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Joining cables in 12 volt outdoor lighting system

Thank you, aidan. Sounds like it would be a thorough job which would be good since the cats tend to scratch about in the garden. (Not to mention the kookaburras).

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Coloured concrete driveway flaking

PS When it stops raining I will post a photo - I have a new camera now.

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Coloured concrete driveway flaking

Well we were finally told by the concrete supplier that the concrete was fine and it was the concretor's fault. (They would say that wouldn't they?) The concretor then said…

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Help a beginner with garden layout

Why not a fairly broad garden with a curved border to act as a sort of "front fence" between the two drives? When I say curved border I mean…

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Grout turned white

For anyone who is interested in the outcome of this query: The grout company adviser pointed out that vinegar is not a great thing to use on coloured grout since…

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Joining cables in 12 volt outdoor lighting system

Ha. Handy. Thanks Trish.

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Joining cables in 12 volt outdoor lighting system

Thanks for that, Chippy.

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Joining cables in 12 volt outdoor lighting system

Can you join 2 lengths of 12 volt cable (2 strands) just by twisting the strands and covering with insulation tape? I've tried to use a "joiner" but I couldn't…

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Grout turned white

Hell. I sure don't like the idea of removing 71 square metres worth of grout. Great idea to call the grout company. I will do that. Thanks.

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Can Neighbour stand in my land when build his new garage?

I guess if your neighbour is polite and considerate I would try to accommodate him if I were you even though I understand it will be inconvenient. Try to get…

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Furniture Colour

I'd go for a honey colour timber with those hues.

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Grout turned white

I just cleaned the grout haze off my new outdoor tiles with vinegar and the beige grout has turned white.
It doesn't seem to wash off though when wet it is…

6 years6 yearsjassyjassy posted:
Coloured concrete driveway flaking

Still waiting for result of core sample. Promised "soon".

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