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Hortico 1kg Tough And Drought Hardy Lawn Seed $6.94 @ Bunnings (was $13.18)

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Bunnings has dropped their prices in line with Aldi's upcoming special buys

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    Wished the drop price of trimmer again like they did before as now need another.

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    Sweet. Time to oversow my nature strip with another random seed.

    Survival of the fittest. So far there are 4 fighting it out for strip supremacy.

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      Aren't you concerned the fight might breakout on to your front lawn and spread to neighboring homes?

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        There's a DMZ of crossovers and rocks prevent innocent lawns being invaded by expansionist victors.

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      Fighting it out for strip supremacy ?
      Should this not involve some wrestling, an inflatable pool, and sum jelly😉 ?
      Or just a strip-battle in the mud perhaps ?
      🤗

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      I regret putting this stuff on my lawn!!! Don't do it! It grows at least 4 times as fast as the existing buffalo grass. The $$$ saved is instead spent on hours of your valuable weekends mowing it very often. It also is the first to die as soon as the sun comes out. Get buffalo grass.

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        As far as I'm aware, you can't really buy Buffalo grass seeds. Even if you could it's apparently very difficult to grow.

        • +4 votes

          no need for seeds, just get a few runners, soak em in water for an hour then plant and water regularly for 1-2 weeks

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          @daleyboy79:
          thanks!
          will have to try this!

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          @daleyboy79: Never even heard or thought of this. Will look into it. Thanks.

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          You are right i have never seen buffalo seeds. I have also tried planting the runners atleast 4 times now with little success, i think i get too lazy and forget to water them frequently enough. A family member has done the same thing and has successfully made an entire front lawn using this method!

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    Will this be suitable for shaded area? I have some moss growing in my lawn.

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    Perfect timing

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      Yes you can go out tomorrow to lawn seed your yard in the pouring down rain in Brissie. Same here in Rocky.

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        I'll wait a few days first. Need some clay breaker before anything else

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    I used this as repair lawn over buffalo and it grew like weeds with very shallow roots with long stems. Not recommend.

    • +2 votes

      It probably is a weed.

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    Can I use it to repair buffalo?

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      No. This is not buffalo seed. You will end up with two grasses. You dont want to mess up your buffalo

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    It's probably 90% ryegrass

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    newbie question, can you throw this on the ground next to a new home or do i need some kind of soil first (yeah i grew up around cement, or places that left top soil)- genuine ignorance

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      To start with, is is wet or dry?
      The best results tend to come from soil that is wet deep down, to encourage root growth.
      Next point, those roots I mentioned above, they tend to not grow through compacted soil, so you will need to break it up (aerate it) and if it is clay, treat the clay, so it breaks down into soil again.
      While preparing the base, add a slow release fertiliser to slowly feed it over a prolonged period of time.
      Be prepared to lightly water the sucker over a long period of time to allow the water to seep into the soil regularly in the morning/evening to keep moisture up.
      More info can be found here http://www.google.com.au

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        thank you for the reply and not heckling my lack of knowledge, wasnt sure what to look up in google but thanks

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      Try Googling "grow lawn from seed australia" without the quotes. I got a number of hits and also the "related searches" at the bottom looks interesting.

      IMHO you definitely need a depth of soil, eg if it's rocky or a thin "skin" of dirt over rocks there's nowhere to store the soil water and little sustenance for the seeds 086 has given you a good primer.

      If it's a new block the building work could have damaged the surface eg bringing up heavy clay sub soils and dumping that on the surface. Heavy clay precludes air in the soil and inhibits water penetration.

      At a guess see how easily a pitchfork will go well in, may give you an idea

      Not done a sow a lawn myself. Good luck with it.

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      Tough work! Are you planning on DIY this?

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        thanks for all the links

        i do plan on doing this myself but it seems like growing from seed alone would be pretty difficult as all the top soil has been removed and it looks pretty clayish underneath. so maybe turf transplant is the way to go

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          Yes for the best results that's the way to go.
          But if you don't mind to get hands dirty and save some money, you could still hire someone to do the heavy work; removing rocks/etc., levelling the ground, top soil. Once the foundation is ready you could sow lawn seeds (something tough like Kikuyu). If you still prefer laying turf lawn then it's better to get someone doing it. Easy to screw up.

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    edit. Don't worry bunnings have the https://www.bunnings.com.au/garden-basics-2l-seaweed-liquid-... so they don't have to match the aldi seaweed concentrate.

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      They’ll beat it by 10% which is even better

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        Only if it's exactly the same brand and product. I can't see them price matching a completely different branded product.

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          I hadnt clicked the commenters link, just assumed.
          yeah no chance

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    Got 3. Never brought so much grass b4.

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    Damn awesome price, upset i missed this.
    According to pricehipster price hasnt been below $12 since Jan 2016…