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.

Waterwise Reticulation Installation Secret Harbour

This week the Property Care Guys did Waterwise Reticulation Installation Secret Harbour, South of Rockingham.

Netafim is the brand for possibly the most water saving type of irrigation available from Total Eden our supplier. This is because it is a sub-surface type, meaning the water outlets are below the top of the ground, ideally just under a light mulch. A bit like a soaker hose but not allowing evaporation or misting, most of the water actually gets to plant roots therefore requiring less actual water. A now popular waterwise solution in the Perth area. This particular job was all garden, so over 600 meters of Netafim pipe was used throughout the property.

With over 200 installations of Netafim dripline and above surface water saving methods we ARE your professionals for any installation south of the river. Please see our reviews!

Sprinkler Work Baldivis

Matt of the Property Care Guys today did Sprinkler work in Baldivis

Our customer had small popups watering the garden on the side of her driveway which were just spraying into trunks of plants. We extended the poly pipe to the neighbours side of the garden and installed some 1200mm risers clearing the shrubbery.

Contact Matt for all reticulation repairs and modifications and Installs in the Baldivis – Rockingham area.


Driveway Plunking of Pipe Fremantle

Our customer Peters’ verge sprinklers were on his next door neighbours Reticulation station and had to many sprinkler running off the one station. The solution was a bit wild but can be done… So we had to add a new station by plunking under his wall, driveway and also his neighbours driveway to connect into his mainline and add a new station!

We plunk under most walls, footpaths, driveways and even double driveways in the Perth metro area

Re-Installation of Reticulation in Claremont

Recently the Property Care Guys did a Re-Installation of Reticulation in Claremont, near Perth. We had to replace all the grass area as a previous installer had run bore line under the turf and the lawn was dying everywhere. Do not use boreline for lawns! Due to the small widths of the grass areas we used Toro sprinklers with small 8ft and 5 ft nozzles to minimise over spray and side strips in the narrow garden beds. Previously there were 14 stations off the bore and we simplified the system to only 10 stations off the bore.

Thanks for not doing it right the first time — we get more work! đŸ˜‰

Reticulation Repair in Shoalwater

Today Matt from the Property Care Guys did Reticulation Repair in Shoalwater, near Rockingham south of Perth

We do a bit of work for Strata companies and this was one of them. Their controller was new and the bore pump worked fine. Station #1 was not coming on. This was diagnosed as either a broken wire or a faulty solenoid. After electro-magnetically locating both solenoid valves one was determined to not be opening even after an attempt at repair. Plus there was a broken wire somewhere. Then further issues were discovered so rather than spend time searching for the break we decided to install a station splitter which uses one wire to control two valves. Pretty clever. The further issues were poor installation of pipes with a big angle on two joins so we redid the entire valve area with new 40mm solenoid valves and fittings and a large valve cover.

All tested as good. Now John will have a nice view of green gardens AND the ocean!