Category Archives: sprinklers

Reticulation & Irrigation Servicing and Installation in Yanchep

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If you live in Yanchep then we’d love to help you with your reticulation and turf needs. As we live in the area  Yanchep is one of the primary areas we seek to service. We can always be there promptly and often on the same day you call and get your reticulation sorted and running optimally. Don’t spend your […]

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Irrigation Servicing in Northern Suburbs

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From $85.00 inc GST We are less than 30 days away from Spring and the time when you can turn your reticulation back on. At Brighton Retic and Turf we offer a ‘spring special’ each year – a basic service for folks who know things are in reasonable order but just want someone to do […]

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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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Which Sprinklers Should I Use?

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When it comes to sprinklers this is definitely a case of getting what you pay for. You can buy a sprinkler and nozzle all in one for around $3.00 in some places. Or you can buy a reputable brand name sprinkler body  (Toro, Hunter, Rainmaster) as well as nozzle for a bit more. When buying […]

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How to Install Sprinklers by The Kerb

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  The first time I did some DIY retic I tried to install my kerbside sprinklers by digging along the line of the kerb. Big mistake! After 10 minutes I had all but given up. You see the soil along the kerb is actually roadbase. It is hard and rocky and not easy digging. If […]

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What Does it Cost to Install Reticulation?

We offer some general guidelines on our home page here, but the truth is it can vary considerably depending on the type of soil we need to dig in, the ease of accessibility and the simplicty or otherwise of the job. A new house is fairly easy to give an estimate for and we suggest that typical […]

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Running Sprinklers off a Bore

Which sprinklers should you run from a bore? You have a couple of things to consider: a) Flow rate: often bores allow you to run much greater numbers of sprinklers than a standard mains pressure system. 80l/min is normal as opposed to 30 off the mains. b) Pump run time: every minute your bore is […]

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What is the Best Type of Sprinkler?

A lot of people ask me what the best sprinklers are, and the answer is that it depends on the job it needs to do. Here are some pros and cons of various types of sprinklers: Standard Toro/Rainbird pop-ups:  are good sprinklers in that distribute a lot of water in a short space of time and they […]

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How Long Do I Put My Reticulation on For?

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This is not a question with a simple answer, because the response depends on the type of sprinklers you are using and how they apply water. The goal is to get 10ml of water to your lawn/garden each time they operate so different nozzles will require different run times. For example regular pop-ups can be […]

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Why Sprinkler Height Matters

Get them too low and you won’t get the coverage you need as they will be spraying the soil. Get them too high and the mower will hit them. If in doubt go for too low as it’s much easier to raise them up than to lower them. I saw two jobs today where the […]

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