Category Archives: Ideas

Running Reticulation off a Rain Water Tank

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I get asked often if I can install a rainwater tank to act as the supply for the reticulation. Short answer… No… What you need to realise is that unless you are planning on having a massive (100 000l tank) there isn’t much point. Let’s assume you have a 3000L tank. Then assume you have […]

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Here’s an Idea

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Remember those old holiday shacks with grass driveways that always showed the furrows where the car had been driven into the asbestos shed at the back of the property? Well maybe grass driveways are on the return. This story in the news today is about a local Perth bloke who installed a special grass driveway […]

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A Garden Grows

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Its always nice when you get a chance to see how a garden you have worked in has developed and grown. I did some work for D & D from Quinns Rocks around 18 months ago and then went back this week to help them with the front yard. This is how the back looks […]

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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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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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How to Cut PVC Pipe (Easily)

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You can use the good ole hacksaw, but there is a better way. The hacksaw leaves burred edges and can be unwieldy, but a good set of PVC cutters will slice thru PVC and black poly easily and give a clean cut every time. They last for ages and you can pick up a pair at […]

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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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Cleaning a Microspray Jet

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If you use microsprays in your garden beds then they will get blocked. Its inevitable as they have very small openings and it only takes a little grit or dirt to clog them up.     The fix is easy. Just unscrew the nozzle, get a needleor piece of wire and use the needle to […]

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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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Love Your Lawn

Here’s a  very useful site on lawn care with some short snappy videos around a variety of topics. I have included a couple of the videos below:        

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