Category Archives: Installing

Why You Should Use a Compactor When Laying Lawn

If you’re going to lay turf then be sure and do it right by compacting it at the end. Yesterday it rained heavily and I was laying some wintergreen turf. The rain was washing away a lot of the soil on the rolls of turf making them lay unevenly and look lumpy. I had screeded […]

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Does Your Dog Dig Your Retic and Turf?

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Then here’s an idea for you! I laid this Sir Walter turf today and the clients asked me to lay a grid of chicken wire over the top of the lawn. The wire is approx 80ml squares and the idea is that the grass grows up thru it and the dogs are unable to dig […]

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Laying Sir Walter Buffalo

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Today I laid 120m of Sir Walter buffalo down in Trigg. I buy my Sir Walter from Superior Lawns and they supply a great product. About 18 months ago they went from doing buffalo in rolls to cutting it in slabs. While the rolls could sometimes be fragile and fall apart (esp in winter) the […]

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Tips for Laying Your Own Turf

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  If there is one thing that matters more than anything else, its gettting the prep right!   You knew I’d say that didn’t you?… But its true, and by prep I mean getting the levels correct and using some good quality landscape mix as a base.   I have been asked to lay turf […]

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Reticulation and Turf in Butler

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  As a local business we can offer great prices on a new Retic system or a backyard Retic and turf package. If you’ve been living in a sandpit and dreading winter when it will all turn to mud then give us a call and we can come around and discuss what you need. Winter […]

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Lawn and Retic in Yanchep

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Whether you are in old Yanchep or in the new areas we can help with your lawn and reticulation. Backyard packages (Retic & turf) are discounted over the winter period and it’s a great time to save a few $$$. Or if you live on an established property but you have never had any retic […]

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Sprinkler Height – DIY Installations

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  How deep do you need to dig sprinklers when installing them?   Its a common question and the simple answer is that they need to sit approx 10ml under the finished level of the turf. If you are using 2 inch sprinklers then its really important to get this right as there isn’t as […]

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Garden Reticulation – Which Method is Best?

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When it comes to watering your garden you have several choices:     a) Microsprays – these are the most commonly used product as they generate a lot of water can be targeted at individual plants and are also cheap. Their negative is that they tend to mist and a lot of their spray gets […]

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Reticulation and Turf in Iluka

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  For some reason I have been doing a lot of installation work in Iluka recently. Actually we did a job in one street where the velvetene lawn looked so good that the neighbours wanted some and then the neighbours on the other side got in on it as well.   Its always good when […]

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Caring for a New Lawn – Part 1 – Watering It

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  Brighton Reticulation installs a lot of new lawns in the northern suburbs and we have learnt some keys to keeping them looking sensational. (This subject will be broken into several posts for ease of reading.)   Watering is by far the most important factor in the early days of getting a lawn going. Water, water, […]

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