Brighton Reticulation

New Turf in Carramar

We haven’t had a heap on over winter, but here’s a job I did last week removing old patchy turf and replacing it with brand new wintergreen. We began by removing the old grass and spreading 40ml of lawn mix all over the 90m to be turfed. With some care we were able to avoid all sprinklers so the retic fix up was minimal.   The old turf     The bobcat does his thing and spreads the lawn mix.     Screeded and prepped   New turf laid and retic all working well.  

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Laying New Turf in Alkimos

We do a lot of work in the Alkimos area and now is a great time to beat the spring rush and get your new lawn down. We install all varieties of turf so call us for a fast quote on the work that needs doing. The most popular turf varieties are: Sir Walter Buffalo – thick rich, full leaf and very luxurious. Wintergreen – fine leaf, hardy and very popular. Empire Zoyzia – a mid sized leaf and a beautiful looking lawn that needs less mowing. (The picture above is Empire) Palmetto – excellent in shade and another beautiful variety of Buffalo. Kikuyu – […]

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Converting From Mains Retic to a Bore?

Easy to do! If you have recently moved and are wondering if this is a worthwhile option then my tip is to do it straight away. After 5 years in our last home we began debating the merits of a bore, but knowing we may not stay much longer than another year or two we decided against it. But when we moved to Yanchep, to a home with no retic it was the first thing on the agenda. And there have been no regrets. With a bore you get: – ‘free’ water in the sense that it is not part […]

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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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Currambine Reticulation and Turf Installation

This is what we did today. After a bit of pre-lay work last week, followed by bobcat and then concretors, we went back today to finish off the retic and lay the turf. Its a real transformation from how it was a few weeks back. Rocky, limestoney ground was given a deep coating of special lawn mix before we installed regular Toro pop-ups and wintergreen turf. It looks great against the liquid limestone Here’s the ‘before’ pic. Then with limestone and lawn mix And finished    

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Tapping Reticulation & Irrigation Repairs and Servicing

We do a lot of work in the Tapping 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 Tapping then be sure to give us a call! Or if you want to replace a lawn, or install an entire system then we can help you there too.

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Converting From Community Bore to Mains in ‘The Green’, Butler

If you live in The Green Estate in Butler then you will probably have experienced the frustration most people do at not being able to control your own reticulation. You can only run tests at short times on a Saturday morning and no one can service your retic except for the designated company who charge an arm and a leg. This week I did my first conversion job in that area. I’m surprised I haven’t done more as I know the frustration people feel. This one was a direct change over which involved: a cut in by a plumber a new […]

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Yanchep Reticulation Repairs and Service Work

We’ve been living in Yanchep for nearly 5 years now and have a really good grasp of the local issues. We know the water flow in Jindowie and parts of Capricorn is lousy. We know the depth bores need to be drilled and what kind of water you will find. We know the type of retic that suits the coastal area and we can make sure your system functions at its best! And because we are local we can get there fast. So if you’re looking to find a local expert then give us a call and we can make sure […]

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Warranties on Control Boxes

So your control box has stopped working? Chances are it will be covered by warranty as most have two years of factory warranty and if a product simply fails we will replace it at no cost to you. However sometimes boxes fail as a result of user error. The box in the image is just over one year old and ordinarily would be replaced under warranty, except that it is evident that the digital panel has been exposed to the weather. The telltale sign is the greenish colour the panel has turned. It should be the same grey as the […]

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How Can I Improve My Retic System?

All of us are aware of the need to have an effective and waterwise reticulation system. But that doesn’t just happen. It requires planning and sometimes modifications to your irrigation set up. It may also be that your irrigation controller needs reprogramming for optimal watering efficiency. Some common problems that you may experience include: Water wastage – from overspray, wind affected spray or excess run off. Poor coverage – as a rule sprinklers should spray ‘head to head’. That means each sprinklers spray should reach to the one next to it. If your sprinklers are spaced too far apart they […]

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