PVC or Poly Pipe for Retic

Posted on 9th June 2011 in What's Going on There?

So which type of pipe should you use for your retic?

When we install we use PVC in lawn areas and poly in garden beds. You can use PVC in garden beds too, but I like go have more flexible pipe in the garden both in form and in function

With poly you can use shrub sprays, microsprays or drippers, but when you use PVC you are limited to shrub sprays

In the lawn where you are less likely to make any modifications it is wise to use PVC. It is durable and harder to chop thru with a spade.


Laying Sir Walter Buffalo

Posted on 9th June 2011 in Installations, Installing, Sir Walter Turf, Turf


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 slabs are solid and go down really well.

Sir Walter is 40ml thick but I always reckon it’s better to start 50ml below as it can boof up quite easily over summer.

When looked after Sir Walter is a beautiful lawn, but if you don’t look after it then expect it to look scraggy and messy.

We currently supply and lay Sir Walter at approx $14.00/sqm + delivery and gst. Winter is usually a bit cheaper but recent turf price rises have meant that we aren’t able to offer such good deals.