Category Archives: Turf

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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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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Why Choose Soft Leaf Buffalo?

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I received a pamphlet in the mail today from Westland turf, one of the turf suppliers I use and these were the reasons they gave:   a) Buffalo Grass is much more tolerant of the alkaline soils than is couch grass and is highly suitable for Perth’s coastal suburbs. b) Buffalo Grass has been shown […]

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Caring for a New Lawn – Part 2 – Mowing

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You will know if your lawn is ready for mowing when you can’t lift the turf from the soil bed below. If it still comes away easily then wait a little longer. During the warmer months the grass will take quickly and during the winter months more slowly. As a general rule mow your new […]

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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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Empire Zoyzia Turf Supplied and Laid

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  If you’re considering a different kind of turf for your yard then it would be worthwhile considering Empire Zoyzia, a fairly new player on the block, but a lawn that looks stunning.   A customer in Burns Beach regularly has people knock on his door and ask what kind of lawn he has because […]

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Getting a Reticulation Watering Exemption for New Turf

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Call 131039 and talk to the nice lady!   She will ask you several questions: • The address of the property; • Your name, mobile, home telephone details and email address; • If you are using a garden bore; • The nature and location of the new planting (ie: front/back, garden/lawn); • The date from […]

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Planning Your Landscaping

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  If there is anything that will drive you insane as a home builder it is getting jobs in the wrong order and/or having to do things twice. So here’s a rough guide to the order of things. 1. Site Clean & Driveway Prep – when your builder has finished they should do a site […]

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Velvetene Turf

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If I had to pick my favourite turf these days, then it would be velvetene. This is a soft, couch variety that has a stunning appearance and a great feel under foot. It is described as: ” a luxuriously textured soft leaf lawn, a stunning bright pea green colour with an attractive shiny leaf to […]

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