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What Are My Watering Days?

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Quoting on Reticulation and Turf Without being There

Sometimes its possible for us to give you a very accurate quote on your retic and turf needs without viewing the site. Ideally we would come and check it out with you and discuss your needs, but in the first instance we can look at your home on www.nearmap.com and talk with you on the […]

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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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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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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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Sir Walter v Velvet Buffalo

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Today I laid some velvet buffalo turf, the first time in a while I’ve been asked to do so. The client had some Sir Walter already laid so I took a photo and you can see the difference. In the pic above, the velvet is in the foreground while the Sir W is up the […]

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Are all Reticulation Parts Equal?

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  Absolutely not! Beware of using cheap sprinklers as they will cause you pain. Before I began Brighton Reticulation I was a retic cheapskate. I would use the cheapest parts I could find from K Mart or Bunnings, but get annoyed when they would foul up shortly after installation. In the last few years I […]

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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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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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Laying Sir Walter Buffalo

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Today I laid 120m of Sir Walter buffalo down in Trigg. I buy my Sir Walter from Superior Lawns and they supply a great product. About 18 months ago they went from doing buffalo in rolls to cutting it in slabs. While the rolls could sometimes be fragile and fall apart (esp in winter) the […]

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