澳洲Australia property AArrgghhh! My lawn!! | Sydney


在澳大利亚 Hi Guys, Ive found a property that has mentioned two payments coming up of $1400 to apparently top up the admin fund and 2 have just been paid. Im looking at a financial statement (basically a balance sheet) for the strata and its all a bit Hi all, I currently have a PPOR and 10K cash in the bank which I plan to use as a deposit for a IP early next year. Is it possible for me to place this into my PPOR loan and then redraw the 10K when Im ready for the IP and then claim the int


We have just had our tenants move out of our IP after 2 years - and they have thoroughly killed the lawn. This lawn was thick and lush (care of previous owner) when they moved in - a real selling point. There is not that much of it plus a bit of garden, all automatically reticulated AND we paid all water usage costs (not anymore!). How could they???

The tenant said, "I've re-seeded and fertilised the lawn and the lawnmower man is coming tomorrow to mow it" (mow what???)

Does anyone have any quick fixes besides digging it up and laying new turf (and I don't mean paving either!) What cost would be involved in laying new turf?

Note to oneself: new special condition - tenant shall water lawn or bond will pay for new turf.  

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aussieamp,

My lawn had totally died over summer with the NSW drought. I fertilised it and gave it heaps of water (after the restrictions eased) and with lots of rain of late its back and green as ever and ive got crappy sandy soil .

So if you fertilise it and give it heaps of water it should come back, i suppose it depends on your time frame because it takes a month or two. If you want green grass quicker than that, you might have to turf or top soil and re seed.  

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It's a bit of a catch-22. Tenants want to rent a house with a nice garden, but very few will actaully look after it.

I recently inspected an IP. The house is in great condition, but the garden is a mess. Fortunatly, the garden is very low maintenance so when it comes up for reletting, I'll just have to spend an afternoon weeding and toss in a few cheap plants.  

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Hi AussieAmp,

well in your circumstances, rather than needing to rotary hoe it all & /or lay new turf, you can either fertilise it & get some growth OR (my preference) contact a lawn place that spray foamy looking stuff over the soil & grows into lovely lawns... It is commonly used by councils in nature strips & from what I have heard it is quite innexpensive in comparison to turn & grows well (as the foamy like mixture consists of seads, fertiliser & nutrients that help it grow lush & surprisingly quick)... Sorry, but don't know its correct name, but if you ask around at a few of the nurseries in your area they should know what I'm talking about...

Cheers,

MannyB.  

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Turf is around $6-$10 m2 (You laying it)
Spray on seed is around $3-$5 m2 from memory (They spray it)  

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Aggggh, one of my fav reno jobs.

There isnt always the need for a flash uv resistent colour coordinated sir shady variety.

Something hard wearing would be my suggestion.

Personally I always go for blue couch, but thats a geography choice so Im not suggesting its applicable everywhere. I find whilst its not recommended for shady areas, mine does fine there as well. $3.80 Sqm A grade.

In my opinion, one of the best all round of the "show me the money" turf varieties is Sir Walter, not sure about the geography application of it, its best to go with what grows easily in your state. Sir Walter is good where you need hard wearing, disease resistant, frost resistant and shade tolerant.

The dirt underneath is quite important, but I dont reckon you dont always have to chuck down an underlay ($44Sqm for something decent). Rotary how, some fertiliser, maybe import some sand and most. But get your soil tested, go to a landscape supplier for that.

It will likely take you two days, it can be done in less, just depends if you want to hire equipment to get rid of the existing lawn. But it depends on your own situation of course.

And on the other way of doing things, you can fix your existing turf, but best you pop into a landscaping supplier or turf supplier. I can't remember brands or quality. It really depends on how soon you need it done.

Last but not least, dont know if you get them where you are, but watch those grubs, they are really painful if you just put down new turf and it goes straw like. Just something to keep an eye on, doesnt happen all the time.

This is not advice, just some of my experiences, so dont quote me, Im not a pro, you need some pro advice, I suggest talking to a landscaping yard or turf supplier pronto.

Good luck  

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Hi Aussie amp

Get hold of some Scotts Lawn repair and starter and Yates Baithroid (for lawn grubs).

Use as per instructions on the packs and water water water (deep watering not just waving the hose over the grass).

If nothing comes up rip it up, underlay and re turf (seed is a waste of time) cost in Brisbane is about $4 sqm for nice turf. If your are in Brisbane PM me and I can help you further I know a bit about lawn and garden (do it for a living untill ....)

If you do returf yes i love Blue couch but it does not wear well and lawn grubs love it. Go with a broad leaf.

My suggestion is to put the rent up to cover a lawn mower man once a FN. Tenants love this and he will look after your lawn and gardens well and advise you in the tenant are trashing the place.

Hope this Helps

Brojac  

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