Planting with Redgum mulch in Noranda

The Property Care Guys recently did Planting with Redgum mulch in Noranda, East of Perth
This spectacular new garden is a simple yet highly effective design, perfect for preparing the property for sale.
Mulching with Red gum mulch along with darker colors against the white picket fence really makes this garden stand out in the street and is very cost effective! Contact us for all your garden mulching, planting and irrigation requirements.

How to Diagnose your Sprinkler System Issue

One of The Property Care Guys main services is repairing residential automated irrigation. Before we come out, you can help us identify the problem saving us time and saving you money.

Nothing working / Cycle did not come on

Is there a display on the control box? No – Likely requires a new controller

Yes – Mains Water System?  =Probably a Master Valve / Solenoid or wiring.

Yes – Bore System? – Pump Relay, Pump

– Can hear the pump but no water? = Needs a prime or check valve

One section did not come on / One section staying on through cycle – Solenoid may need replacing

Low Pressure                

All Stations – Broken main line or master valve issue

One Station – Broken station line or station solenoid valve issue

Has Tree Removal Damaged Pipes and Cables?

Has Tree Removal Damaged Pipes and Cables?

Look no further than the Property Care Guys for any kind of jobs like this. Often we are asked if we can come fix pipes and wires which were broken in half or pulled out of the ground when they have had a nice tree or a not so nice tree / stump pulled or ground. Yes we can handle all these. We are very familiar in replacing or repair of the following wire or black, white piping:

– Drainage / Soakwell Plastic Plumbing
– Storm Water PVC 90mm
– Reticulation PVC 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm
– Reticulation Cable / Wiring
– Reticulation Poly Pipe 13mm, 19mm and 25mm

Firstly send us a photo and sizes if you can. It’s ok if not. We will usually come out and repair the lot the same day and the job would take 1-2 hours. If any are no longer required we can decommission water pipe and electrical cables too

Retic Control Box Replacement All Areas

We Program, Replace and Repair Reticulation components in all areas including Controllers in all Metro Perth and some country areas.


Our Technicians are based in Rockingham, Perth, Baldivis and Mandurah.  We strive to provide a prompt service and quality parts. To help us fix your problem fast, you can send us a photo and/or any of this information below. You can also first check for a blown the fuse, a reset button, or even the power board for a pump reset RCD switch.


  • Make and Model                            – Rainbird, Hunter, Irritrol, Toro, Orbit, Beehive, Holman, Rain Dial are common.
  • Number of Stations / Zones        – Areas which come on separately front and back. You can take the cover off to see how many numbers have a wire attached
  • Plug in or Hard Wired?                – If not leading to a power point like a toaster is, it is probably hard wired. Please send a photo if unsure.
  • Indoor or outdoor?                        – If rain could ever land on it, it’s likely an outdoor unit. A full door on the front closing the unit like a suitcase is a good sign.


It is best to send us a photo in SMS or email with any above information. Please include your Contact details and date you want the job completed by. Please note if your control box needs replacing we will go ahead and replace the unit right away if possible. There is a minimum charge if you decide you do not want it replaced or we diagnose as another problem. We rarely fix automatic timers as by the time they get one fault diagnosis they are well on the way out and due to be replaced.


Frontage Upgrade in Baldivis

A Frontage Upgrade in Baldivis is well underway by the Property Care Guys


A wall, Reticulation, instant grass and planting on the list for this makeover


  • Big block retaining wall being the backbone of the  job
  • Lawn (real turf) to be rolled out on the verge and popup sprinklers installed from Aussie made PVC pipe/fittings
  • Soil and native garden up top with drip irrigation

Keep you posted !


In the Southern suburbs (Rockingham, Baldivis, to Mandurah) we currently offer Landscaping, reticulation repairs, control box replacements, solenoid valve locating and mapping.





Landscaping in Palmyra

This week the Property Care Guys did Landscaping in Palmyra, south of Perth

A front yard makeover to convert a random looking messy yard full of dead trees and weeds, our customer wanted something low maintenance and with artificial turf. We don’t do much artificial turf as we prefer living grass but can have it done.

Apart from the drive and path the whole front yard was leveled, old fence removed and material taken away in one truck load. We then leveled it off and killed off any weeds over the next month to 6 weeks. Next we had the limestone wall made and rendered including a letter box. Lastly the ground compacted and prepped and the turf rolled out and cut. Looks good!



Removed stranded Animal (Quenda) in Safety Bay

Today Matt from the Property Care Guys removed the animal (Quenda) that pull the wires out of the pump in Safety Bay.

The pump system did not work at all due to pulling out wires, It is a bit of a tricky job we took ages to remove the animal (Quenda) in the pump place. The Quenda stranded at the wider bottom of the bore. Matt carefully studies the problem he uses a cloth to help ease the creature out of the bore and avoiding to bite

If you have ever dealt with animals that can damage your property you know how tricky it can be to get rid of them, not to mention the damage they can cause such as of plumbing issues. At worst, they can cause expensive damage to your pump.

Popup Sprinkler Protection in Baldivis

Today Matt from the Property Care Guys installed Popup Sprinkler Protection in Baldivis

We recommend everyone have concrete sprinkler surrounds installed to all your verge and driveway sprinkler heads. Done properly as we do them, it will cost a reasonable price and is a good investment as you will save money in the medium to long term guaranteed. The sprinklers won’t have to be replaced every few weeks or months and can last years. It’s not ideal, but after installation, cars parking on the verge or your lawn will not likely break the popups as usual. We compact the concrete into the lawn to make them very strong. They’re compatable with most sprinklers including toro, hunter, pope and rainbird. Usually we would replace some while doing the job with quality toro popups.

Prices usually range from $180-$400 depending whether you’d like just the roadside ones done or the whole lot. Sometimes the original system would not have been installed correctly and we have to lower the pipes somewhat. We come from the Rockingham area and service all of south of the river to Mandurah and north up to Ballajura

Reticulation Repair in White Gum Valley

This week Matt from The Property Care Guys repaired retic in White Gum Valley, near Fremantle.

Our Real Estate property manager sent a work order that a maintenance man had reported an issue with retic and requested a Technician look at the job. We discovered a leak under the brick driveway and dug it up. Poly pipe, surprise surprise. It ALWAYS fails under paving as the paving gets very hot and the heat weakens the pipe. Especially with traffic driving over the top and bending them all the time. So i fixed the leak and found two more. Repaired with new poly. One day the system will have to be replaced when too many breaks start happening.

When installing retic under driveways, use PVC pipe and trench deeper than a shallow 3-4 inches. At least 30cm (a foot) or at least use a PVC conduit sleeve and put your poly in that so its easy replaceable.

Reticulation and Landscaping Shelley

This week the Property Care Guys completed Reticulation and Landscaping in Shelley, near Perth WA

Our customer asked for a free landscaping quote and went ahead with it.

1. Renew the current front yard lawn. We removed five cubic meters of old soil and replaced it with new landscape mix. We then installed a new reticulation system with PVC pipe and Toro pop up sprinklers in the lawn area and risers in the gardens. Next up we rolled out some fresh Empire Zoysia live turf.

2. Remove the front street lawn and replace it with a different design but not install lawn in this area. Liasing with our customer we came up with a brick paver design using recycled bricks with stone in between(as requested) and a layer of wood chips on top.

Fill in our contact form for a no obligation quote on all irrigation and landscaping work.