Tag Archives: turf maintenance

How Long Should My Sprinklers Be on For?

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This is not what you want your lawn to look like! Currently the Water Authority is advertising on TV that sprinklers should be on for 10 minutes per station, which is somewhat misleading. I had a client recently send me this photo of her new lawn saying she is struggling to keep it alive on […]

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Carramar Reticulation & Irrigation Repairs and Servicing

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We do a lot of work in the Carramar area and can attend to your service needs quickly. We can repair solenoids, replace control boxes and do simple sprinkler repairs. If you need some reticulation service work done and you live in Carramar then be sure to give us a call! Or if you want to […]

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New Retic & Turf in Carine

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What do you do when you retire?… Some people play golf, others travel but for today’s job my client in Carine dug out 50 cubic metres of his front yard by hand as preparation for new retic and turf. Wow… yeah… 50 cubes is a lot! So once he had finished it looked like this. […]

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The Sprinkler Police Will Get You

Seems the water authority have been sending out their inspectors pre dawn and in the evening so if you are watering when you shouldn’t be then you might want to think twice. Its a hefty fine… If you aren’t sure how to set your control then just give me a call. Here’s the story

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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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Love Your Lawn

Here’s a  very useful site on lawn care with some short snappy videos around a variety of topics. I have included a couple of the videos below:        

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Why Choose Soft Leaf Buffalo?

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I received a pamphlet in the mail today from Westland turf, one of the turf suppliers I use and these were the reasons they gave:   a) Buffalo Grass is much more tolerant of the alkaline soils than is couch grass and is highly suitable for Perth’s coastal suburbs. b) Buffalo Grass has been shown […]

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Caring for a New Lawn – Part 2 – Mowing

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You will know if your lawn is ready for mowing when you can’t lift the turf from the soil bed below. If it still comes away easily then wait a little longer. During the warmer months the grass will take quickly and during the winter months more slowly. As a general rule mow your new […]

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Reticulation and Turf in Iluka

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  For some reason I have been doing a lot of installation work in Iluka recently. Actually we did a job in one street where the velvetene lawn looked so good that the neighbours wanted some and then the neighbours on the other side got in on it as well.   Its always good when […]

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Caring for a New Lawn – Part 1 – Watering It

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  Brighton Reticulation installs a lot of new lawns in the northern suburbs and we have learnt some keys to keeping them looking sensational. (This subject will be broken into several posts for ease of reading.)   Watering is by far the most important factor in the early days of getting a lawn going. Water, water, […]

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