Brighton Reticulation

DIY Reticulation in Perth Soil

  If you plan on doing your own reticulation then consider hiring a trench digger. I used a trenching shovel for several years before purchasing my first trencher and I haven’t looked back since. You can’t use a trencher in every situation, but if you have larger areas then it really comes into its own. It will dig a straight trench between 120mm and 450mm deep and it will cut through sand dirt easily. Its great for established lawns where digging is a real chore, but I use it on every job now and it eases the workload as well […]

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Reticulation and Turf Installation in Mindarie

If you live in Mindarie then there are a few things worth knowing before installing reticulation and turf. Water Flow: in Mindarie water flow is usually very good – at least 30l/min. Bores are a good idea as blocks are often large, but they can also be quite expensive. Soil Content: Expect a lot of limestone rocks and sandy ground. Usually this makes for hard digging and its also essential that you use some good quality lawn mix below any turf that is laid. For a free quote on any installation work in Mindarie give us a call.

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Lawn and Irrigation in Eglinton

So I quoted this job on Tuesday and as the client wanted to get it done asap I did it today instead of going surfing… The bobcat got there yesterday and dug out the sand and spread the soil. The retic was installed – two stations using precision nozzles as the water pressure was pretty average and one station wasn’t going to cut it. I didn’t even bother getting the trencher off the trailer for this one as the sand was soft and digging was easy. From there it was a case of screeding and laying the lawn. This is […]

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Two Rocks Reticulation

When it comes to retic in Two Rocks, especially on an established property, you need to be ready for some serious digging and some hard yakka. As the suburb name suggests there is a lot of rock up there and sometimes you just have to go around what you can’t go through. I did this job last week, installing a whole retic system – 200m of PVC –  to an established property. There were lots of roots and rocks to contend with but also some nice long sandy patches. Thankfully the faithful trencher didn’t let me down and I managed […]

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The Great Australian Backyard

Back in the olden days when blocks of land were large the typical backyard was big enough for a full length cricket pitch as well as the Hills Hoist. These days most backyards are compact and good for a game of chess… Last week we were in Lancelin and installed a bore, retic and turf in this property. We finished it on Thursday and it looks sensational. The sprinklers used are top quality MP Rotators (3000 series nozzle) on 2 stations and the 320m of turf was Sir Walter Buffalo. Its  a huge backyard ready for the kids to get […]

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X Core Hybrid Controllers

This is the control box you would use if you have no access to mains power. It is totally battery operated and does not require a 240v supply. I came across one of these in Butler this week and only realised when we arrived that it was a hybrid. The trick here is that none of your regular 24v solenoids will work with it, so because we were laying retic and turf that day it meant a frantic search to locate some DC latching solenoids. In the end Total Eden in Balcatta had 3 we needed so it was long […]

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14.9

That’s how warm it got in Perth today… So much for spring… We were out laying lawn and doing some fix ups and getting pretty cold and wet along with it!   Phil compacts the turf   Coby dishes out the sandwiches!

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Village Green Turf

  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 more info. We can supply and lay Village Green Turf for you – just call now for a free measure and quote.  

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How to Install Sprinklers by The Kerb

  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 you want to install sprinklers along the kerb then dig a trench one metre away from the kerb and parallel to it and then ‘t’ off to the point where you need sprinklers. You will still need to do some hard digging but it will […]

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