WHAT LAWN FERTILIZER TO CHOOSE? Why Fertilize your lawn? Which one to choose? How to Read a Fertilizer Label? A lush and actively growing lawn uses a huge amount of energy. Your soil supplies some of the nutrients required for growth but most soils are unable to supply these nutrients during the entire year, especially in Hawkes Bay (Napier, Hastings & Havelock) where it is very hot and dry in the summer months. Did you know fertilizing your lawn also helps: Reducing weeds Promoting new root and leaf growth Improving recovery from foot traffic or damage Replacing lost nutrients from lawn mowing and soil leaching Quick-release fertilizer typically lasts for three to […]
How to design and install and a basic residential automatic irrigation system By David Gordon – Baywide Dingos, Napier NZ Download the PDF file here: (right click – save target as) How to install a basic residential irrigation system with popups and automatic timers. A step by step guide.
How to lay instant lawn properly: Step by Step By David Gordon – Baywide Dingos, Napier Hawkes Bay, NZ Instant grass is nice. A year’s worth of hard work has gone into it already; weed spraying, fertilizing and mowing. It’s thick, lush and instant. There are disadvantages though. It’s not possible to get dead flat like you can with seeding or hydroseed because of the slight differences in thicknesses with the turf – in saying that you should be able to get it pretty good if you follow these steps. Readylawn Readylawn is instant grass that you roll out over bare dirt. It is the premium option for any […]
How to lay a seeded lawn properly: Step by Step By David Gordon – Baywide Dingos, Napier NZ There is a bit of an art in sowing a good lawn and getting a consistent 98% strike each time. So much depends on the watering, but if you follow these step by step guidelines you should be well on your way to a good lawn. This method assumes you can hire a Dingo and seeder yourself or have someone do the excavation and drilling for you. In my opinion you need to drill the seed in with some form of seeding/tilling machine or tractor. The method of spreading the seed on […]
How to build a retaining wall: Step by Step By David Gordon – Baywide Dingos Napier, Hawkes Bay, NZ These projects usually have a generic way to do them but each job is different with different levels and slopes, steps & tricks. Here are a few guide lines and general steps to learn before starting: Excavate the wall line with a machine. Make sure you leave enough room usually 200-300mm from the wall position to the excavated bank so that you can nail the boards on to the posts. Run a string line along the bottom from either end and make sure you have an equal level all the […]