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Answer: Hi Russell, Thank you for contacting Yates. We would recommend getting the water tested by the local water authorities in Tasmania. You may also me...
Category: General
Answered: 01:18PM, 20 Feb 2018
Answer: Hi Paul, Thank you for contacting Yates. Please check the following mixing rate for white oil: Citrus leaf miner 2.5-10ml/L of water Red, white wax...
Category: Pests
Answered: 08:50PM, 19 Feb 2018
Answer: Hi Peter, Thank you for contacting Yates. Photinias prefer acidic soils, a pH between 6 and 7 would be ideal for them to thrive. They can manage se...
Category: General
Tags: Photinia, soil pH
Answered: 11:26AM, 19 Feb 2018
Answer: Hi Rebecca, Thank you for contacting Yates. I suggest improving soil by digging in some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, ...
Category: General
Answered: 02:54PM, 19 Feb 2018
Answer: Hi Peter, Thank you for contacting Yates. There are pre-emergent herbicides that are commercially available to control grasses and broad leaf weeds...
Category: Lawns
Answered: 08:31AM, 19 Feb 2018