Monthly Archives: June 2011

Holidays

Its that time of year when retic & turf blokes try and have a bit of a holiday and we will be doing that until July 12th. We have just moved house to Yanchep and we’re going to take a bit of time off to get settled and adjust to a new place. If you […]

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Best Value Reticulation & Turf in Alkimos

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  If you’re moving into Alkimos then be sure to give us a call and get a quote for your retic and turf.   We live locally and always do a top quality job of retic and turf. Chances are we won’t be the cheapest price you’ll obtain, (our prices are mid range) but we […]

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Fixing a Leaky Solenoid

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If you have a station that stays running then you have a leaky solenoid. Simple as that. You can fix it by removing the whole solenoid and replacing it, or if you are lucky you may just be able to unscrew the top, take out the ‘guts’ (diaphragm, spring etc) and replace them. If that’s […]

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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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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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Retic and Turf in Merriwa

If you live in Merriwa and need some repairs done then give us a call. We are nearby in Butler and should be able to get there quickly. We garauntee excellent, friendly service, punctuality and reasonable prices. Look forward to hearing from you

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Reticulation When Moving House

If you are moving house then at your pre-settlement inspection everything should be in working order. The sprinklers should all be spraying properly and retracting and there shouldnt be any leaks or blocked nozzles. If you arent happy with the condition of the retic then get your agent to call us and we can arrange […]

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PVC or Poly Pipe for Retic

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So which type of pipe should you use for your retic? When we install we use PVC in lawn areas and poly in garden beds. You can use PVC in garden beds too, but I like go have more flexible pipe in the garden both in form and in function With poly you can use […]

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