Brighton Reticulation

Before & After

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!

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Reticulation and Turf in Butler

Brighton retic  began back in 2007 by working only in the Butler area, but obviously things have changed a lot since then.   A couple of months back a friend moved into a Homeswest house in Butler where the previous tenants had left a huge mess so one Saturday morning we came in with a crew from the Quinns Baptist Church and gave the backyard a complete makeover.   When we began it was pretty ugly, but people filled skip bins, moved bricks, cleared rubbish and generally cleaned up.   Dave from Dimension Paving in Butler kindly donated his time […]

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My Best Mate

No its not Bede Anderson of Mr Retic… although he is a good mate. Its my trencher in the trailer with Bede’s on its way down to Welshpool for its annual service. There are a lot of things in life I can live without, but if my trencher carked it then I might be considering another business… That said I only get it off the trailer for big jobs and often just dig the trenches by hand to stay fit. But when it comes to cutting through established turf and doing the job quickly it just can’t be beaten. Hence […]

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Days Like These…

Just for fun… Most days I enjoy retic and turf but then there was Thursday last week… It rained pretty much all day, which is never fun and from the very start of the day things didn’t go to plan. We arrived to dig some dirt out of a backyard and lay some lawn. As we arrived the tyre on the trailer was clearly going flat and needing pumped up. Bummer because we were out the back of Banksia Grove and the nearest servo was 15 minutes drive. Anyway we weren’t going anywhere with a tyre like that and we […]

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How to Cut Turf to Size

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 cut thru Sir Walter then you will need something more solid. We have found homemaker knives from K Mart to be the best as they are a strong one piece stainless steel knife. But good luck finding any as they seem to be a discontinued […]

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Large Scale Turf Laying

We have never had to do a job above 400sqm, but I have often wondered if there is a faster way to lay turf over large areas. Today I was visiting my parents and at the park opposite their home there were a crew out laying some new turf. It comes in 15m rolls and is laid by a machine with an offsider raking it into place before cutting and rolling. Looks pretty easy and I can imagine how much time it would save. Here’s some pics of the process. I’m pretty sure the company doing the work was ‘Turfmaster‘ […]

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A Garden Grows

Its always nice when you get a chance to see how a garden you have worked in has developed and grown. I did some work for D & D from Quinns Rocks around 18 months ago and then went back this week to help them with the front yard. This is how the back looks 18 months later. The turf is Empire Zoyzia and there is an assortment of some beautiful plants in there too. Like all turfs the Zoyzia goes dormant over winter, but it is just starting to come back nicely now.

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We Won – Again!

At the start of the year we got a great buzz from winning the Holman competition and scored a free trip to Sydney to the cricket. Well it happened again. A couple of months back Hunter industries launched a promotion open to all retic contractors who completed their 10 modules of online training. Well… a couple of nights in front of the computer paid off and Brighton reticulation won the $1000.00 in Coles/Myer gift vouchers. We picked them up last week and tomorrow they get spent on 4 new tyres for the Patrol Thanks to Hunter for the prize!

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