Gardening Advice

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  1. hash_investor

    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, so I have landed myself this little beautiful garden with no gardening experience. I am a noob a total noob. What I want to know now is what tools do I need to get and how frequently do I need to practice my skills to keep it in the current shape. I would need to

    - mow the lawn
    - kill the weed
    - maintain the fence

    I think I may need a mower, an edge trimmer and a blower/vacuum? Is that it?

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  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Mower, edger/whipper snipper, hedge shears/string line, 3 minions, rake, green waste bin, 2 spare weekends, slab of Brew.

    Is it leased or do you own it?
     
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    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    leased
     
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    - Mobile phone
    - Jim's mowing phone number
     
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  5. geoffw

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    IMO a blower is optional. Grass can be caught in a catcher or left to mulch on the lawn.

    Weeds can be pulled or you can use Zero- which kills by contact and is non-residual.

    What fence maintenance do you need to do?
     
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    hash_investor Well-Known Member

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    see those plants along the back fence in the picture? i would like to keep their height and balance in check
     
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    Ok. An electric hedge trimmer (about $100 at Bunnings) should do the job.
     
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    OK, any recommendations for the mower? do I need an edge trimmer?
     
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    I've trimmed but not mowed. It depends on how much you have. I used a manual one back in the day, that would be sufficient if you're only trimming the bit closest to the camera. Otherwise, I'm not sure.
     
  10. Joynz

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    If you want to do it yourself, then you need a mower and perhaps a whipper snipper to do the edges. Four stroke mower is better as no need to mix oil. I prefer Honda but they are expensive so may not worth it to you.

    No need for a blower. Use a broom.
     
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    Buying my first mower. All previous have been hand me downs or second hand. Getting older so looking at the self propelled push button start Rover. Any thoughts?
     
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    Ask @datto
     
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    Go self propelled Heinz. It's easier on your back. Always keep a good grip. Yeah I know that they got safety features but you never know. If that thing takes off it could end up anywhere, even in the neighbour's manicured hedge bush. Then there could be trouble.

    I prefer pull start. Just used to it.
     
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    Steel capped boots and any other relevant safety gear are worth it too.
     
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    +1 for steel capped boots.
     
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    Thanks got plenty of pairs of those
     
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    Eye protection is a good idea too (flying stones), and ear if it's a noisy motor (can get little plugs for your ears).
     
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    I bought an Ego self propelled electric mower. I absolutely love it
     
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    Battery powered! It's a whole new world for me. Lucky my lawn is a few weeks away. First I need to grow grass in white sand on sulphur laced bore water.
     
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    How does the battery powered one go? I looked at a few today that ryobi make, 18V & 36V lithium & thinking of getting one this weekend. the batteries interchange between line trimmer, Drills, nail Gun, circular saw etc & I have the lot so will make it so easy if they work well.