Before & After Salt Water Treatment

May 9, 2020

Grass Revitalisation and Salt correction!

 It is not your fault that your lawn is dying slowly or struggling to establish itself. Grass is like a child – tempermental and has mood swings… but it is also very quick to respond to its environment! 

So when it has too much salt to drink it has no choice but to promptly turn a sickly yellow and show signs of mistreatment. 

Unfortunately Perth is on the Western Coastal Plain which is of low elevation and high concentrations of salinity in our soils and water. Because grass is high water-consumption plant it is more affected by impurities in water.


There are 2 sources of salinity that destroys grass:

1. A bore hole missing a salt treatment system and;
2. Close proximity to the ocean. 


If you have a bore it is likely you will have high levels of salt and maybe other impurities such as iron (the dirty orange staining you will see on walls). Perth bore hole drillers are familar with the high salt level in Perth and we often work with them to ensure water that comes up is clean, drinkable and healthy. 

Suburbs closer to the ocean generally have a high concentration of salt in the ground water and in the air. Trigg, Cottesloe, Marmion and Hilarys all have greater salt in the air from sea spray and general air conditions. Hence why it is recommended these suburbs use marine grade metals on their outside areas. 

Earth & Water has installed hundreds of salt water treatment systems across Perth over the last 16 years. Which is why we are able to design systems faster and better than others. Familiarity with unique water characteristics of each suburb also helps! 

A consultation site visit is $190 by a water technician or our Director – Nigel Thompson. 

Following the consultation your water is sent to the labs for testing. This is an external fee of $200. The results determine how the system is designed.

From there you will get an itemised quote. From our experience the total cost of a salt water treatment system will be $1,500 – $3,000.

If you need a bore hole drilled we recommend Virgin Bores & Reticulation. They are a premium driller in Perth, with competitive prices and the best service. Earth & Water has worked with this company for a number of years and highly recommend this company. 

We also extend our services to bore hole drillers across Perth for fixing salt and iron in your jobs. Please reach out to us and strengthen your business across Perth.

See below the Before & After Images of our Water Treatment Systems across Perth.

For more information on salt water treatment systems in Perth, call our Director: Nigel on 0427 980 971.

Virgin Bore & Reticulation
Website: https://virginbores.com.au/
Ph: 08 9246 0111


Paula Fairbank
Paula Fairbank
01:20 20 Sep 19
Earth & Water recently landscaped around our pool. We were genuinely thrilled with the result! Nigel and all of his team were extremely professional throughout the whole process and had great ideas on how we could improve on our initial vision. All works we’re well explained and communicated. We love it!
Rina Lewis
Rina Lewis
02:10 28 Jun 19
From the first phone call, Nigel and his team have been very professional and very helpful. Nigel takes care to explain everything very clearly. I could see that my garden was struggling to survive but I didn't know why. Nigel suspected high salt levels in the bore water and a high soil PH. This was later confirmed by a Laboratory test. I agreed to Nigel's recommendation to install his Fertigation and Water Conditioning system. The whole process was completed without a hitch and within a month my garden started showing signs of recovery. What I also love is that I can apply fertiliser direct through this system, saving me the time spent spreading fertiliser. The Fertigation system means I'm no longer loosing sleep over my garden and to me that's money well spent.
Phil Jack
Phil Jack
05:12 09 Mar 19
Nigel at Earth and Water has designed and installed the landscaping and retic systems for our current and previous homes. When re-financing the valuers have commented that the landscaping has added considerable value to the home, we just think it looks great. The retic is something special as it allows us to fertilise by putting it in a bucket and opening a couple of valves to allow it to be distributed through the system. Much easier. We have no hesitation in recommending Earth and Water.
Samuel Hyde
Samuel Hyde
07:42 03 Jan 19
Incredible. By far the most professional contractor we engaged over the 3 years of building our house. I am confident that there would be no one better at Landscaping in Perth. Nigel took a difficult job with lots of criteria to satisfy and delivered it well above the standard we thought was possible. We had engaged other well known Landscapers who just had no answers to the issues we had. Nigel and the guys at Earth & Water blow all the competition out of the water.
Tim Bariss
Tim Bariss
23:41 04 Dec 18
Nigel and his team did a fantastic job for us and our front gardens with raised veggie beds are constantly admired by our neighbors. Fixed and identified problems that others had told us were lost causes (no need for a new bore and our lawn is looking great, we thought we'd have to start again). Great advice, quality work and the guys doing the work are all awesome. Highly recommended....
Dinusha S
Dinusha S
12:41 04 Feb 18
We love our new lawn and garden beds! Earth and Water were great to work with and very accommodating in helping us setup a low maintenance yard with lots of room to grow over time =)
Olga Ward
Olga Ward
02:09 16 Feb 15
Earth and Water were recommended to us when building our home. They have been involved in designing all of our irrigation, rainwater tanks, greywater system and now some green walls as well. We've found them to be friendly, efficient and very persistent when something brand new [and there's a lot with our home that was pretty new technology when it was installed] doesn't work properly. We're very happy with the way the system is designed and how well it all works. And the ability to translate a concept to a practical design has been amazing! thanks to all of you.
Russell Ward
Russell Ward
13:16 11 Feb 15
We have had a great experience with using Earth and Water for our gardens. After 4 attempts with other companies we had almost given up hope of creating the right garden for our home. After our experience with the creation of our vertical garden by Earth and Water (an awesome feature of our new internal courtyard) we asked Nigel to consider what he would do with the sloping front yard. It turned out fantastically and really complements the front of our house (we are talking about re-levelling, walls, plants, fence and reticulation – the lot). Our relationship continued to the large backyard and at last we have a backyard we enjoy being in – fun and practical. We have really enjoyed the creative process, have been very well treated and highly recommend Earth and Water to our friends!
12:28 11 Feb 15
We value our reputation at Virgin Bores just as much as Nigel does at Earth and Water..... No hesitation in recommending our clients to Nigel for specialist attention from a true professional in irrigation and water management. Had plenty of customers thank us over the years for the referral. Nigel's expertise in sub surface and drip irrigation are recognised industry wide. Important though with sub surface irrigation that service and maintenance recommendations are adhered to. Just ask Nigel for advice.
geoff mclaughlin
geoff mclaughlin
10:02 11 Feb 15
Earth and Water were contacted to help develop a landscape design when we redeveloped our dental practice on Canning Highway in 2008. We were struggling to create a design that would work adjacent our rear car park which had a sloping block. We also wanted to create an appealing frontage for our business. I met with the owner of Earth and Water, Nigel Thompson to discuss our landscaping and reticulation needs. Nigel is a genius with a natural eye for design and creative ideas and thanks to him we were able to create a beautiful garden that is commented on consistently. Nigel was able to share his passion and due to his tireless enthusiasm we were completely satisfied with the results. As the owner of Earth and Water he has always given us his complete attention and over the last years whenever there has been issues with maintenance Nigel and his team at Earth and Water are always there for us to keep our garden blooming. Always highly recommended.
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