Brighton Reticulation

New Turf and Irrigation Installation in Yanchep

This is a great time of year to lay new turf! With the cooler weather ahead the turf will not be stressed and will get settled in before the dormant winter period. The picture above is of a job we did in Yanchep last year – new turf and retic to the whole backyard. You can check the whole project out here. (Labrador not included ūüôā ) Call us to get a free quote on new irrigation and turf for your whole house or just for the backyard. Chances are we can get your whole landscape transformed in just one […]

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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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Laying Turf in Two Rocks

We do a lot of work in the Yanchep / Two Rocks 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 […]

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One Solenoid Stuck On

A common problem is for one station to remain on while the system goes thru its cycle. Almost invariably this is due to the solenoid on that station being faulty and being stuck open. Depending on what type of solenoid you have it is most likely going to be a faulty diaphragm. Usually it is best just to replace the entire solenoid and be sure that all will work well for a few years to come. If you wish to try and replace the diaphragm then remove the top half of the solenoid (you may be able to screw it […]

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Reticulation Wiring Problem in Quinns Rocks

In the last week I have had two identical problems, and what’s weird is I have never had this problem before. In both cases solenoids weren’t coming on. There was no power to them. So the assumption is that there is a broken wire somewhere. There was power at the controller but no power at the solenoid so it was a case of tracking wires and locating the break. Only it wasn’t a broken wire. Instead it was a badly connected wire. The wires were joined but obviously weren’t conducting as they should have been. It seems that over time […]

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What Does ‘P err’ Mean on a Hunter X Core Controller?

If you own a Hunter X Core Control box and see ‘P err’ on your controller then it means nothing will work (or it may come on for a few seconds and then fail) and there are two possible causes. The first and most common is that the master solenoid coil has developed an electrical problem and is sending a fault message back to the controller. ‘p’ = pump or master valve. We can locate and replace this – problem solved. The second possibility is that the box is faulty and needs replacing. You can¬†determine which one it is by […]

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How Long Should My Sprinklers Be on For?

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 the Water Authority’s recommendations. I’m not surprised. She has Toro Precision nozzles which need to run for 30 minutes each time operate to apply 10mls. So here’s the deal… Sprinkler run times depend on the types of sprinklers used.   The goal is to get […]

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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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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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