Tag Archives: diy turf

Now’s a Good Time For a New Lawn!

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We do lots of work in the Yanchep, Quinns Rocks, and Alkimos areas and autumn is a great time to lay a new lawn. If you have been waiting for the heat to break before installing a new lawn then we are pretty much there. We supply and lay all types of lawn and can give […]

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Before & After

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What difference can a day make to your front yard? How about this one we did recently in Kinross? Reticulation replaced and new Sir Walter Buffalo laid. It came up looking great. Call us if you’d like to do similar to yours! This is the Brighton Reticulation Blog and our main site can be found […]

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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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The Hottest Summer on Record

Its been a busy summer and a hot one too – in fact the hottest one Perth has ever known which would explain why by this time of year we are a little weary! If you are considering installing some turf then now is a fantastic time to do it, but I’d move quick before […]

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My Lawn is Dying! What Do I Do?…

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After the recent run of crazy hot weather all around Australia there is a fair chance your lawn will be looking the worse for wear. I have seen a number of browning, ‘crunchy’ lawns lately and it seems that the weather is simply getting the better of the two day/week watering regime. When the temperatures […]

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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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How To Lay Sir Walter Softleaf Buffalo Turf

If you have been considering laying some turf then we can certainly recommend Sir Walter softleaf buffalo as a brilliant product that looks great when it goes down and that will continue to look good if maintained correctly. Below is a job we did yesterday in Yanchep where we installed reticulation and then laid 200sqm of Sir […]

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We Chose Velvet Buffalo

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We moved into this place 4 months ago and have been working on the backyard ever since. This is the start of the retaining walls with all the dirt, rubble and rubbish still in place.   This is today There is still some work to be done, but this is now retained, reticulated and turfed. […]

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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 motivated 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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