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23 d23 dshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Theralux mineral pool system

Yes amazingly so pools aren't too much work so long as you keep on top of regular maintenance.
Our neighbors have big trees which lose a lot of leaves and…

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24 d24 dshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Theralux mineral pool system

We have a mineral pool and I can highly recommend it. Just think of it as like swimming in fresh water. No aftersmell or burning of eyes.
We have all waterco…

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2 months2 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Nice /Shrub Tree

The pic is not a magnolia.
There are various varieties of magnolias available. For example, we have the magnolia teddy bear, which is a lot smaller and compact.

3 months3 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Advice appreciated.

Are they risers to indicate surface storm water points? If so you just need to cut them down and attach a grate.

4 months4 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
help with sad looking ornamental pear (chanticleer)

Mine looked sad in the first year given they were in pots for a while and then planted while it was hot. They had similar symptoms as yours.
A positive sign…

6 months6 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

You can get the buxus domes substantially cheaper at plant wholesalers if you are considering them. I have 18 of them scattered throughout our garden and paid $50 each.

6 months6 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

All irrigation requires maintenance but subsurface irrigation is another level, to the point where it can't be repaired without virtually destroying your lawn.

6 months6 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Subsoil Irrigation for Lawn

I invested a lot of money in subsurface irrigation for the lawn at my prior house. The system ended up getting leaks etc to the point where I stopped using…

7 months7 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Fiberglass Pool Close to the House/Slab New Build

We just told our builder that we were placing the pool (fibreglass) near the house and they reinforced the slab accordingly.
As for the pipes, they will just run to wherever…

7 months7 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Spacing between plants to create informal hedge

Summer pruning is okay but try to do it on a cloudy day as the leaves can burn.

7 months7 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Spacing between plants to create informal hedge

Have you been regularly pruning the plants? Regular pruning of new growth ensure that plant bushes out and forms a dense hedge.

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7 months7 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Idea's for a 'wow' shrub

How about a sasanqua camellia?
With flowers from late summer to winter, sasanqua camellias make a long impact on the garden. Their flowers, which may be white, pink or red and…

7 months7 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

We spent around 140k including an inground pool. Landscaping can be very expensive and from what I can see your quote looks reasonable.

8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Seasonal trees

There are many varieties available. They are deciduous though. We have a combination of evergreen and deciduous trees to complement each other. The crabapple we have a ioenis plena.
We also…

8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Seasonal trees

Crepe Myrtle bloom in summer and crabapple and weeping cherry in the spring. Camellias can also grow large and different types flower and varying times throughout the year.

8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
How often to clip a new hedge

It's really a matter of judgement. The rule with developing hedges is little but frequent pruning. That might have you pruning quite a number of times over the growing season…

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8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
How often to clip a new hedge

A winter prune may not be needed unless you are in a warm area. Any new growth in a cold area could get damaged. I would stick to the growing…

8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
How often to clip a new hedge

Tip prune a few cm off each end this will make the single branch split into two branches and is what makes the full, bushy look.

8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
How often to clip a new hedge

I tip pruned my frequently in the beginning (every few months during the growing season) to encourage bushy growth. It is also important to fertilise at the time of pruning.…

8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Teddy Bear Magnolia Problems

In summer three times per week with a dropper about 60 mins each time

8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Teddy Bear Magnolia Problems

We also have teddy bears which now have been in the ground for over 12 months. Ours receive direct afternoon sun and also have leave discolour similar to yours. I…

8 months8 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Retaining walls and Ingroudn irrigation

Start by look for the box that contains the solenoids. The pipes will run underground from that point.

9 months9 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Buffalo lawn-patchy. Help?

I was thinking that the irrigation might not be getting full coverage but if it has been raining that's not an issue.

9 months9 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Buffalo lawn-patchy. Help?

Are you using irrigation or hand watering?

9 months9 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Tree suggestions for side driveway

What about pleached pyrus chanticleer? They have a shallow root system and are easy to manage. I am pleaching some at the moment. The complete process takes around 4 years.
You…

9 months9 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Landscaping a new house (Sydney)

Love the fruit trees. You should try doing some espalier with them; it looks neat, saves space and increases productivity.
We are espaliering pear, lemons and camellias.

9 months9 monthsshamuscassar.scshamuscassar.sc posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Does that side of the house get much sun?
Why don't you install two posts and run marine wire between them. Train some star jasmine or another climber. That way you…

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