Category Archives: Installing

How To Lay Sir Walter Softleaf Buffalo Turf

If you have been considering laying some turf then we can certainly recommend Sir Walter softleaf buffalo as a brilliant product that looks great when it goes down and that will continue to look good if maintained correctly. Below is a job we did yesterday in Yanchep where we installed¬†reticulation¬†and then laid 200sqm of Sir […]

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Yanchep Capricorn Estate Reticulation

I don’t know how many people have checked their water pressure in the Capricorn estate in Yanchep, but after working on a job today I was shocked at how poor the water pressure is. In a backyard of 5m x 11m we would normally use one station of MP Rotators evenly spaced and have heaps […]

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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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Replacing an Existing Lawn

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Sometimes your lawn gets to a point where it simply isn’t viable to revive it. It needs replacing and the question is ‘how’? Firstly let’s hope you have bobcat access, because if you don’t you’re in for a lot of hard grunt work digging it out. I still remember digging out 50sqm of buffalo on […]

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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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How Much For Reticulation?

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This is an interesting question. We have always pitched ourselves at the mid-price range so that we can use quality parts, do an excellent job and give a proper warranty. You can always get cheaper – and sometimes you will get the same for cheaper – but generally speaking the old rule applies that ‘you […]

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Sir Walter v Velvet Buffalo

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Today I laid some velvet buffalo turf, the first time in a while I’ve been asked to do so. The client had some Sir Walter already laid so I took a photo and you can see the difference. In the pic above, the velvet is in the foreground while the Sir W is up the […]

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Are all Reticulation Parts Equal?

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  Absolutely not! Beware of using cheap sprinklers as they will cause you pain. Before I began Brighton Reticulation I was a retic cheapskate. I would use the cheapest parts I could find from K Mart or Bunnings, but get annoyed when they would foul up shortly after installation. In the last few years I […]

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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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Laying Sir Walter

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A few tips if you’re going to lay Sir Walter turf. – Make sure you get the soil levels right. Sir W is 40ml thick and gets pretty boofy so you could even excavate 50ml – get a sharp steak knife for cutting it. I sometimes go thru a knife each time I lay it! […]

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