Category Archives: Sir Walter Turf

Irrigation and Turf in Butler

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Brighton retic ¬†began back in 2007 by working only in the Butler area, but obviously things have changed a lot since then.   A couple of months back a friend moved into a Homeswest house in Butler where the previous tenants had left a huge mess so one Saturday morning we came in with a […]

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How to Cut Turf

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If you’re laying turf then inevitably you will need to trim it at some point. There are many ways to do this, but we have found the steak knife to be the most effective way. But not any old steak knife. Most knives will cut wintergreen and the softer turfs, but if you want to […]

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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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Can I install Turf Without Retic?

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The short answer is ‘yes of course’. The longer answer is ‘why would you?…’ Obviously budget is a consideration, but if you are going to spend a lot of money on earthworks and turf then it only makes sense that in a climate like ours you make watering your turf as easy as possible. If […]

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Preparing The Ground for Turf

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You can lay turf on ‘dirt’ but we don’t recommend it. Usually it is best to get a bobcat in and excavate the dirt and replace it with decent soil. At least 20-4ml will give your turf a good start and it is also a lot easier to screed than dirt and rubble. If you’re […]

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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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Replacing an Existing Lawn

When someone calls me and asks for a quote on replacing turf in an existing yard it is often more expensive than expected. Here’s why. Firstly there is the removal of the old lawn. That’s going to be a minimum of $450.00 if we get a bobcat in. You can do it manually but often […]

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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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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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