Category Archives: In My Own Backyard

Two Rocks Reticulation and Irrigation Servicing

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We’ve been living in Yanchep for nearly 5 years now and as a result do a lot of work in Two Rocks. We know it can be hard to find a tradie willing to drive the extra distance to Two Rocks and that getting someone to Seatrees or Breakwater is even harder. We service Two […]

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How to Fix a Broken Irrigation Pipe

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Ok so you’ve stuck a spade through a PVC pipe or maybe just pierced it. How do you repair it without digging it all up so you have enough flex to insert a coupling? There are two options. The first is the best option for a significant break and that is to use a slipfix/ […]

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Transformations

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When someone calls us to get to work on their backyard or front yard then essentially what they are hoping for is a transformation – a complete facelift that will have you say ‘wow!’ We don’t often get to go back ¬†and see how our jobs look a year or two later, but this is […]

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Roam Remote Control

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  I managed to get a hold of one of these babies for home the other day. On a quarter acre block it’s a bit of a pain running back and forth to test the stations so a remote comes in handy – and its even better when you need to change a nozzle. Now […]

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Converting From Mains Retic to a Bore?

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Easy to do! If you have recently moved and are wondering if this is a worthwhile option then my tip is to do it straight away. After 5 years in our last home we began debating the merits of a bore, but knowing we may not stay much longer than another year or two we […]

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Fixing Up Retic and Turf After Excavation

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Ok another post from my own backyard… We’ve been living in this place for a year now. When we got here the backyard was pretty well trashed so the last year has been spent getting it looking decent. We had just got there, with retaining walls, done, new turf in, the old turf revived and […]

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We Chose Velvet Buffalo

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We moved into this place 4 months ago and have been working on the backyard ever since. This is the start of the retaining walls with all the dirt, rubble and rubbish still in place.   This is today There is still some work to be done, but this is now retained, reticulated and turfed. […]

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Installing a Bore

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We’re still working on landscaping at our own property and the latest project has been to get a bore put down. Once that is sorted we can retic the areas already developed and then get the bobcat in to help us prepare the new areas. So today Luke from Aqua Attack arrived to drill the […]

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Plunking Under a Driveway

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So you forgot to have your builder put a pipe under your driveway to allow retic to be fed thru?… That makes it tricky. You have two options. If its a paved driveway you can lift and relay the pavers, which will take a couple of hours, or if its concrete one you can ‘plunk’ […]

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In My Own Backyard – Sleeper Retaining Walls

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When we bought the house we were aware that some of the retaining walls were around 20 years ago and had either completely fallen over or were in need of repair. We were faced with the choice of doing it all again in limestone blocks or rebuilding the sleeper walls. In a perfect world with […]

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