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Recently answered

Answer: Hi Boxie, Thank you for contacting Yates. As the Dynamic Lifter Turf Starter Fertiliser contains water crystals to assist with moisture retention i...
Category: Lawns
Tags: lawn, fertiliser
Answered: 05:58PM, 18 Oct 2018
Answer: Hi Liz, Thank you for contacting Yates. You have sooty mould on your pandanus tree there. It is caused from the sap sucking insects such as mealy b...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 05:15PM, 18 Oct 2018
Answer: Hi Kelly, Thank you for contacting Yates. Can you see any pests on the stem and leaf axillaries? Sap-sucking insects such as mealybugs are common f...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 10:26AM, 18 Oct 2018
Answer: Hi Hendrik, Thank you for contacting Yates. This is a variety of Ficus elastica that has popped up there. These can be weedy in some areas and are ...
Category: General
Tags: plant iD
Answered: 12:20PM, 14 Oct 2018
Answer: Hi Hendrik, Thank you for contacting Yates. The weed that you have there is onion weed. It can spread from the bulbs and by seed and has a slight o...
Category: Weeds
Answered: 12:29PM, 14 Oct 2018