Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reticulation in Jindowie with Poor Water Pressure

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  This morning I laid the main retic line for a client in Jindowie (a part of Yanchep). I’ve written before about water pressure issues in this part of the world and today we hit the same problem again. I use Richdel solenoids 99% of the time, but today they wouldn’t seal. They need a […]

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Laying Kikuyu Turf

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Its been over 5 years of running this business and only yesterday I laid kikuyu turf for the first time. Kikuyu is a cooch variety and is typically used in parks or for commercial applications. It is hard wearing and sturdy. It has a broader leaf than wintergreen and yesterday’s batch felt quite spongy, although […]

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Village Green Turf

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  I had a request yesterday for ‘Village Green Turf’, a variety I have heard of but never used before. I did some research and discovered that it is a form of kikuyu but one that has some improved features. See the chart below for its strengths and then refer to the brochure here for […]

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How to Install Sprinklers by The Kerb

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  The first time I did some DIY retic I tried to install my kerbside sprinklers by digging along the line of the kerb. Big mistake! After 10 minutes I had all but given up. You see the soil along the kerb is actually roadbase. It is hard and rocky and not easy digging. If […]

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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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How Does My Miniscape Reticulation Work?

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  If you are using miniscape / netafim sub-surface irrigation then you need to know the following: a) The pipe (brown stuff) should be laid at correct spacing – for example some miniscape is rated at 30cm intervals and it needs to be laid accordingly. b) It needs to run for around an hour to […]

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