Monthly Archives: September 2011

Getting a Bore

Having moved into a place with no reticulation, we decided that this time around we would fork out the $$ for a bore, figuring we will be here a while so it will eventually pay for itself. I’m thinking that as water becomes more expensive it will also be a valuable capital investment.   After […]

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How Much For Reticulation?

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This is an interesting question. We have always pitched ourselves at the mid-price range so that we can use quality parts, do an excellent job and give a proper warranty. You can always get cheaper – and sometimes you will get the same for cheaper – but generally speaking the old rule applies that ‘you […]

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Snake Season in Perth

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Its that time of year when snakes come out, so as the move around the yard fixing the retic and attending to the garden be sure to keep an eye out and make sure it really is a stick! While doing some work in my own backyard today I discovered two different snakes. The one […]

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In My Own Backyard – Sleeper Retaining Walls

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When we bought the house we were aware that some of the retaining walls were around 20 years ago and had either completely fallen over or were in need of repair. We were faced with the choice of doing it all again in limestone blocks or rebuilding the sleeper walls. In a perfect world with […]

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In My Own Backyard – Ok So It Isn’t Pretty

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Because I spend my life fixing other people’s reticulation and laying turf its hard to come home and get┬ámotivated to put on the boots and start on my own home. However recently we moved to a new place in ‘old Yanchep’ where there is no reticulation and plenty of work to be done to get […]

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Great Gardening Info

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My friend James Middleton at Aussiegreenthumb is a legendary gardener and a fount of information when it comes to anything in our backyard. This month he is running a series of blogs entitled 30 Days to a Better Garden. He’s only up to day 5 so its not too late to catch up and follow […]

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Reticulation South of the River

Its a long way to anywhere south of the river and I have been there just twice this year (once on holidays!) But its nice to know people who live and work there so if you are looking for retic and turf south of the river then I can recommend Tao and the crew at […]

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Watering Days for Spring in Perth WA

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Ok, so its September 1st and you can officially turn your sprinklers back on. Keep in mind that you don’t have to water twice a week and if there are still rainy periods then every drop we save is valuable. If you are unsure of your watering days then you can find them below. You […]

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Sir Walter Gets Laid

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Sir Walter Buffalo turf always looks great when it goes down. Here’s one we did today in Balcatta. The ‘slabs’ of turf are a bit more expensive but they lay easier and take to the soil more easily too. If you can afford an extra couple of bucks/metre then its worth the investment

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How Much Does it Cost to Set a Reticulation Controller

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  Before I got into retic I used to get my wife to do this… so if you find it difficult then know you’re not alone! These days I can set most controllers quickly and easily so its a case of having a minimum charge. For local suburbs (anywhere north of Hester Ave) I charge […]

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