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The header is a local product I found. Sort of like Corten, with similar rusting color, but thicker so as not to create a sharp edge. I have a young daughter so didn't want to put Corten into the lawn. Comes in 8' segments that bend with some muscle grease or can be ground off. View attachment 1593304

Local soil underneath. My house sits on a pad that was cut out of a hillside (the remainder of which rhe brick wall contains), so no need for aggregate really. Its very compacted and full of clay as is. Means the adjacent planting bed needs to be heavily amended.

And ya, the wall is one of the few things the old owners did i actually like, though the wiggle is more extreme in some places than others.
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I like that wall but please give your lemon some love. Looks magnesium deficient.
 

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I like that wall but please give your lemon some love. Looks magnesium deficient.
Been trying to figure out what's wrong with him. He's been getting fed a bloodmeal compound along with a specialized citrus fertilizer. I had to trench up the lawn to redo all the irrigation as the old owners put in shitty soft flex pipe. Worried he got a little hated.
 

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Been trying to figure out what's wrong with him. He's been getting fed a bloodmeal compound along with a specialized citrus fertilizer. I had to trench up the lawn to redo all the irrigation as the old owners put in shitty soft flex pipe. Worried he got a little hated.
Try a handful of epson salts. If that does not work, get some Cal Mag from the grow shop. Nitrogen diffeciency also causes yellowing, but if you are giving it a fertilizer I doubt that is the issue.
 

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Try a handful of epson salts. If that does not work, get some Cal Mag from the grow shop. Nitrogen diffeciency also causes yellowing, but if you are giving it a fertilizer I doubt that is the issue.
I'll give it a try. My other citrus does not have this issue.
I'm also suffering a gopher/vole invasion. Have lost 25+ Lantana, a crepe myrtle, and almost a moro blood orange (something chewed through the whole trunk 3" above ground, but I left it in and its resprouting).
 

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Fucking gophers. If you find a real solution for those you'd be a rich man.
 

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Fucking gophers. If you find a real solution for those you'd be a rich man.
I want to try to get a resident barn owl, but the Great Horned Owls in the area like to....eat them.
 

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Fucking gophers. If you find a real solution for those you'd be a rich man.
Traps are the way , I use macabees and gophinators but you gotta dig holes. I catch 9 out of 10
 

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How does that dog still kinda look cute with a dead gopher in its mouth and blood all over its snout?
Gopher is in fact a nutria. But to answer your question - the world loves a born fighter.

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