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Lawn Upgrades

With the water restrictions biting here in Perth the options for most people seem to be limited as far as their lawns go.
But if you think about it there are a lot more choices than you think!

Rip it out!

You can remove the lawn completely – artificial turf it!

This has some advantages in high traffic areas and can save a lot of work and water. Very useful around swimming pools!

You can rip up the lawn and pave it (gets a lot hotter in the summer though!)

Or you can use mulches – in this case gravel and pine bark!

Replace With New Lawn Varieties

A new lawn – but an extension to the Rose garden saves money and still achieves the look the client required.
We built a nice limestone retaining wall for this garden as well.

You can rip up the lawn and replace it with the newer water wise varieties of buffalo – Sir Walter and Palmetto come to mind here! This is expensive but the long term water savings can make it worthwhile. I suggest that a combination of new lawn and paving or flower vegetable beds can work real well.

We have gone down this path in our own yard and have the benefits of a nice cool lawn (the dog and grandchild love it!) and more vegetables and fruit for our kitchen!

Out with the old Buffalo and in with raised garden beds and Sir Walter!

A work in progress – day temperatures around 40degrees this week!

Finished Lawn and Walls

Upgrade the Reticulation At The Same Time

Add a high quality reticulation system and the water savings can be substantial over old style sprayers and water hungry lawn varieties from the 70’s!

MP Rotators – yes I know they are twice the price of the cheap ones – but they are so much more efficient!

The latest is under-turf drip systems – some of which can be connected to the grey water output from the house!
I use Netafim micro-irrigation on both lawns and vegetable gardens. The water savings are up to 70% over regular sprinklers!

Vegtables grow so much better with this reticulation system – no spray to promote moulds!

Welcome To Woodies Home and Garden Services

If you need general garden services or if you are planning to do some major landscaping work – we just may be able to help you get it organised. Offering landscaping and general handyman services to the northern suburbs in Perth Woodies Home and Gardening Services are here to help.

Experienced Gardener And Handyman

With over 30 years experience in home gardens and 9 years as a business venture Woodies Home and Garden Services are ready to help.

We can help you with painting, fencing, landscaping, reticulation and many other home maintenance tasks big and small. If we cannot sort it we will help you find someone who can through our extensive network of personally known tradesmen and business owners.

We specialise in the smaller job that many companies will not take on – just ask!

Trusted and Safe

We hold a current Police Clearance and a Working With Children Check.
Your family and your home are safe with us.

Many of our clients give us keys to their gardens and garages so we can access their yards when work needs to be done – that is how trusted we have become.

Fully Insured

We have complete public liabilty and Handyman Insurance to give you complete piece of mind just in case!

We Select Our Clientele

In order to supply the best service we limit the number of jobs we take on in any given month and also select our clients based on our ability to meet their needs over the year. If we feel that we cannot support your request we will not take your business and refer you to trusted friends.
We are a small business and focus on offering a complete personalised service – no two gardens are the same and so we want time to do the job right for you!

We Support Other Local Businesses

Over the last 7 years we have developed strong links with other small businesses in Joondalup and use them to supply hardware (like retic fittings) and services. We usually get a good price and better quality products with top notch support.

Thanks especially to Mat at Joondalup Mowers and Machinery this year for assistance in upgrading a number of my machines.
The new mower, hedge trimmer and garden vac have improved the service I can offer immensely.

Speaking of local business it is welcome to the new team at Controlled Irrigation Services – a family business!
While visiting for your irrigation parts and advice grab a cup of fresh coffee!