Winter Lawn installation.

Is it better to install your lawn in Summer or Winter? 

Well, personally myself, I prefer to install our lawns in Winter. 

I love the hot. Its great to be warm. But I really really hate sweating so much that my clothes feel like they have just come out of a washing machine, but really do not smell as nice. So Summer installations are not my favourite thing to do. But in Winter, even on a really hard working day, my clothes do not become ringing wet, or smell like my teenagers shoes. 

The turf itself in Winter does slow down its leaf growth rate, but not its root growth. So in Summer, 3 days after you install your lawn, it is almost screaming out for a haircut. But you can’t run your mower across the top because it will destroy all the little tiny baby roots that are just trying hard to establish. Yet in Winter, the leaf grow is slower, and calmer. And the plant has the reserves to concentrate on root establishment. Your lawn will be well into its life cycle with the roots securely  holding onto your soil, before it will mention calmly that it may require a little trim to stay looking perfect. 

In Winter I think you need a reason to get out of your home. A reason to get outside and breath in the fresh air. And Winter can also make you feel a little sad. But nothing makes you feel happier and healthier than being outside on your own lawn. You can walk across your lawn in the middle of the day, bare feet, coffee in hand (or a better beverage if you like) and feel the warmth and happiness fill you mind and body. 

Winter is also a great time to see the minimum hours of sunlight your lawn will receive. In Summer your lawn will appear to have all day long sun light. In Winter as the sun is lower in the sky, and your lawn will tell a different story. You will see more shade. This puts you in the best position to know truely the best variety that will thrive in your lawn. We had a customer today who bought beautiful blue couch lawn,  which requires 6 hours of direct sunlight er day, in January. It thrived and looked stunning ; up until winter. The little yard now only reviews 2-3 hours of direct sunlight. And the blue is suffering. Being a new build the customers did not know how many hours the courtyard would receive in winter. So winter is defiantly the best time to know the mimimim amount of direct sunlight per day hours. And get the best fit lawn for your area. These customers now have a pretty Buffalo Lawn in their courtyard. 

So best for choice, best for mowing, and best for you. Winter lawns great to install. And by Spring and Summer, you will have a perfect Coastal Turf Lawn to use every single day. 

Get in contact with us now to either arrange one of the Boys to install your lawn for you, or we can help you with your DIY project.

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Where can you see the different types of turf?

I love Wednesdays. Wednesdays are donut days at the farm. Now you may be thinking that Donut Day is about something really technical, and maybe a trade secret. Well no. Its just delicious circle shaped pastry for morning tea day.

And I love it. I think that Donuts are a crowd favourite. They come in all shapes, sizes, flavours and wheat and noon wheat varieties. A Beautiful round delight for every taste. Like the different varieties of turf that we supply. Different tastes require different types of turf. But please do not eat your turf. It is not as tasty as a donut.

This Wednesday I headed over to Chinderah to purchase some donuts on the way back from visiting a lovely lady. The area I usually park was all taken, so I pulled up in front of JH Williams to leave the car quickly while I ran into to purchase my donuts. Well, donuts for all the crew. Being the polite young lady that I am, and also that I knew they would share, I bought an extra box of donuts for the Boys at JH Williams as a bit of a thank you for looking after our display plots at Chinderah.

As I took a stroll The yard looks amazing, not even the cold winter days have knocked around the display plots. The grass areas really shows you what your lawn can look ,like at your place. Much more I think than if you looked at the grass on the farm. On the farm its just a long paddock, and hard to visualise as a smaller patch at home. But as a smaller plot with pavers and bricks around it, looks more homely. And its near donuts!

So pull in to the JH Williams at (Click the link for directions)  24 Ozone St, Chinderah 

And go see the beautiful little lawn plots and that could be your lawn. Order straight away with the boys there, or give me a call and we can arrange pick up or delivery.

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Lawns, The Cold Remedy

This week my lovely children introduced the flu into our household. Now as a mother I love when my kids share. But not a cold. And as I think I have mentioned before, my family is made up of a majority of boys. So the cold progressed quite quickly and violently into a full blown death flu for part of our family. According to some of our family, really they are all lucky to be alive. I mean the kids were snotty and sad. My daughter and I got snotty noses and headaches. Bad head colds. And the boys, well they are young men, got really “Bad” head colds. So bad that they couldn’t reach for the drink.  But thankfully I believe they will live through it.

And having snotty noses, makes you really appreciated breathing. Breathing easily and happily clean fresh air is something that I hope never to take for granted. I am not back to big breaths yet, but I am working on it. At the moment all I can smell (and not very well) is Vicks. But I can remember how wonderful it feels to walk out onto my lawn and take a great big breath. The clean oxygen filling my lungs and helping me to face the rest of the day.

And I can thank my lawn for the awesome clean fresh air that I breath everyday. The air purifier, that I call my lawn, converts enough carbon into oxygen for our family of five. And a family of four needs just over 200sqm of lawn to take great big clean breaths everyday. And in my experience Mother’s and Father’s of a family of four need 200sqm of lawn to go outside away from their children to take big breaths. Or an area to send their children out onto.

My mother always used to tell me to have Chicken soup and go outside when I had a cold. She would send us outside with a blanket or towel to sit on the lawn in the sunshine. I have heard all the good benefits of a homemade chicken soup. I believe its meant to have have all the good minerals that you need to be able to recover. But I never really understood the outside part. This week I do.

I think that a large part of the “going outside” is to get you out of the stale air of the house that has all the coughs and sneezes just sitting within the four walls. I swear that my kids rooms have a smell of sick to them. When I walk into their room and air, I get why I see people wear the medical face masks. So yesterday, I sent my kids outside. I packed them up with a blanket, and a book and put them on the lawn. The air was so much nicer than inside. And with them outside I had the chance to clean our germ filled house. Now it smells like Pine-o-clean. (FYI – This also helps unblock your nose.)

So on the lawn, on their blanket, the  kids sneezed, coughed and expelled the germs from their bodies OUTSIDE. And the lawn was there to support them. It proceeded to expel clean fresh, not germy, oxygen out so their lungs could absorb it and help them get better. And like a sporting field, the lawn absorbed all the bodily fluids, like sneezes that didn’t really make it into the tissues. ( I have boys, so there are lots of these)

The sun kissed their faces. And the smiles started to return.

Today my boys went back to school. Most likely it wasn’t all the chicken soup that I gave them. Or that I made them go out in the sun. And perhaps it is not even because of the lawn. But I will continue to send them outside in the sun on a blanket on the lawn when they are sick. Even if it is just a chance to clean without sad voices behind me.

If you have a cold this year, to have families with sneezes, send them outside. And if you do not have a air purifying lawn, get in contact with us to have one put one in for you.

Tea on the Lawn, a perfect winter time activity.

Winter is one of those months that often draws people inside. But Winter in our area is full of bright sunshine days. And there is no better place to be in winter than outside in the sun on the  lawn.

Winter can cause some some Blues. The feeling that everything is just not as wonderful as it should be. And I think that being cooped inside can help exaggerate this.

Going outside, especially onto your own private lawn, is a great way to get that good rush of healthy happy into your head space.

Research shows that just by having a change of space can really help your head space. Something about a green area makes people calmer and more at easy. I think it must be primal thing, where our basic instincts know that green means food sources.

And what better way to feed that primal urge of green calmer happiness and food that by having a BBQ or picnic on your own lawn. Or by having a nice cup of tea on your lawn in the sun. Sometimes before a big week at work, being inside and having all the natural lights hit you, you need to have a weekend break on your lawn. Just to get all the natural sunlight and fresh clean air that is provided by your lawn, backing your system. To get you ready for another week.

And what better way to enjoy this area more than by having someone else do all the hard work for you so all you have to do is sit back relax and enjoy.

Give us a call and we can come and do all the hard work, and all you will have to do is sit back relax and enjoy your tea on the lawn.

 

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Why choose a Coastal Turf Lawn ?

Whats the advantages of becoming an owner of a  Coastal Turf lawn? 

Beauty, Personal Style and Service. 

A Coastal Turf lawn is an investment. An investment into your home, your future and your family. So it is something that you should take the time and energy to think about. And, like any investment into your future, you should talk to a professional. At Coastal Turf , we couldn’t think of anyone better to talk to about grass, than the people who actually grow, love and care for your lawn while it is still maturing; (And known as our paddocks), the people who preform installations, and people who also have service lawns regularly. At Coastal Turf we have all these people, sometimes wrapped up into one.

John, Michael and Paul are out on the farm every day manicuring the paddocks to ensure they grow to their full potential to become the best looking grass around. These men are amazing. They can look at a a paddock and instinctively know what each variety needs to enrich its growth. They know when each area is at optimum growth and ready for harvest. And these men and I are the ones that harvest the paddocks, carefully making sure the slab is full of beauty, to become your new lawn. 

From our family farm to your lawn.

But before we can put our harvester into our paddocks, Belinda, Barbara, Tony, Brett or Myself will have a chat with you about which varieties, which grade, which feel is best suited to your lifestyle and home. We personally style  with you the perfect lawn.  Our team make sure we take the time to tailor fit each customer with their variety. There is no one grass suits all. We can talk to you over the phone, or we can come to your house and help you turn your house into a hoe with a personal onsite quote. 

Some people love a soft cushioning lawn; Others love a tough robust shade tolerant lawn; Others need a combination of the two. The best part about our consult team is that all of us are at different stages of our lives. Our team is made up of Mums and Dads of little and big kids, Grandparents and outdoor people. So with all combined knowledge about the grasses and life experience we pride ourselves on creating the best fit lawn for you. It also helps that all of our team have spent time on the farm, and installed a lawn or two, and preform after care services to lawns.  As part of Coastal Turf’s pre-delivery service, we email you an installation and after care guide. This way if you have decided to DIY you know exactly what the steps and processes are to ensure our Perfect Paddocks become your Luscious Lawn. The only thing we won’t tell you about the installation process is the type of food and drink you should serve to everyone after they have helped you install your new lawn. (Personally, if I am helping you, I prefer a good sausage sandwich and a chilled Rose`. Just saying.) 

After our consult team tailor selects a variety to you and arranges the best time for delivery for you, I head down to the farm. Micheal, Paul, John and myself set to work harvesting your new lawn from our gorgeous green paddocks to become your lawn. The turf is stacked on pallets by our Trebro. 

These pallets are then loaded onto our trucks and either Paul or Michael will bring these pallets of Green to your place. If you have engaged Tony or Brent to install your new lawn, they will be there when Paul or Michael unload.  If you are a DIY person, or someone who has friends that owe them favours, the boys will ask you where you would like the turf placed for your ease of installation.  

The boys installation crew are fantastic. They know the perfect way to ensure the lay of the land is efficient for your needs. They take a dirty brown area and turn it into a gorgeous green lawn. A place where you, your children, family and friends can frolic and relax for years to come. And all without getting your hands dirty. The installation crew will talk to you about the aftercare procedures to ensure the long term health of your lawn. They will of course provide you with the Aftercare guide from Coastal Turf, but sometimes its nicer to have someone explain it as well. 

After your lawn is installed, and you consult your guide, but you still have some questions; Give us a call. Have a chat with us about how your lawn is going. We are more than happy to talk to you years into the future about the health and well being of your lawn. We know the best fertilisers, the best weed eradicators, and encourage everyone to be Lawn Grub vigilantes. So we can chat or visit your lawn to make sure your investment returns dividends. 

And in any investment, isn’t that the most important part? That you get a return on  what you paid for? By purchasing a Coastal Turf lawn, you are not only buying a beautiful lawn, with the knowledge that you are buying straight from the farm, but you are also getting peace of mind that if you do run across any trip ups in the future with your lawn, then a Coastal Turf Professional with expert knowledge is just a phone call away. 

 

Get your lawn tailor grow for you now! 

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Winter Lawns… Which is best for you?

When you think Winter, do you think about cool crisp days outside on the grass watch or playing sport? Or do you think about a warm fire with the flames licking up into the air? Day or night I think I have the perfect winter lawn for you.

 

I have 2 boys. And really it is best for all of us, that they outside to play. There is less things to break. And outside they can tackle each other and fall on the soft grass. Less broken bones, less broken furniture. And when my daughter wants to hit a hockey ball, its way better to have her outside. And the Wonderful Wintergreen is perfect for cushioning little (and big) bodies and getting a great roll on a ball.

Thats why the professionals use the green couches on the big grounds and probably on your local sporting field as well. Head over to our varieties page for some more Green Goss.

 

I know that after a long weekend of watching and  cheering my family at sport ( and being concerned that their faces will not be bruised or harmed. This teeth have cost me a fortune and I really cringe every time I see a ball heading towards their faces. Thank God for mouth Guards. Its a mum thing) I love to sit down and relax with a glass of wine. And think about how my investment in my kids smile has paid off. But my kids still NEED to do something. So we have a fire pit at home. And sitting with an Australian Red in hand, watching the flames lick into the night starry sky is so relaxing. And great for my moving kids. They can through in wood and smile and joke. Our yard is really open so we have the sunlight for a Wintergreen couch around our fire.

 

But for yards, like my friends, who like a bit more privacy from neighbours and the road, she has less light coming in. Her lawn needs to be a bit more shade tolerant as well as being kid and dog tolerant. Especially in winter when all the plants tend to slow their growth. But funnily enough our kids just keep growing….

Anyway, her lawn is beautiful thick leafed buffalo lawn. So its great to sit down on in the afternoon wintergreen sun and watch our boys preform their amazing skate board tricks, or play a bit of soccer on the lawn. Have a look at our different Buffalo lawns by clicking here. 

 

Or if you would prefer the person touch, just give me a call and I will talk to you about the wonderful lawn that would suit your winter conditions, or sen done of the boys out to quote on site.

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Mothers get all the fun!

Do your kids say funny things about you at school? My 10 year old son has a habit of talking without thinking it through. Words flow out of his mouth quicker than he can scan it through his mind to make sure it sounds right. (Sometimes his Father has a similar problem.) 

A bit of background information for this story. I work physically on the farm. Every day. I am not one of those ladies that can sit in the office all day. I need to be outside, stacking the turf, digging holes, talking with clients, and generally being a farmer. I love it. Not a lot on my kids Mums are like me though. Most of them work inside, have perfect nails and hair, and always pick their kids up clean. I usually come to school in the truck with turf on the back, mud on my face, and dirt under my nails. My son used to be embarrassed, but he starting to embrace my working look. I secretly think it is because on the deliveries that he comes with me to, people say how lovely it is to see a young man out helping his mum.

 Thank you sooo much to all those lovely people who embrace our family business. 

Secondly every time I have seen my kids teachers in interviews, I make sure I look like everyone else Mum. I do not go straight from the farm in my work clothes. I go in interview clean face and a touch of make up. If I’m really trying to impress I might even wear a dress.  

Two of my little kids (12 and 10 years old) go to a small school where quote often year 5 and 6 come together. Luckily on Friday was one fo those days that my two kids were in the same room, or I wouldn’t have known about this story. 

So on Friday Mrs M (My 10 year olds teacher) starts to ask all the students in her class to describe their Mum in 3 words. 

According to my 10 year old, most kids had words like lovely, wonderfully, caring. Now he is really keen to impress his teacher and his older sister about how knowledgeable he is. So he started to think of better descriptive words for his Mum than his sister would be able to.

 

 Mrs M  comes to my son and says , “Ok Marcus ,your turn. Describe your Mum in 3 words “. Very proudly he stands up and says loudly “Bossy, Passionate, and Dirty!”  My 12 year old said Mrs M’s face went into a little screwy, like she was trying not to laugh. Other kids started to giggle. Then he thought about what he said. Then he realised; and he started to blush. 

“Oh no. I mean she is always covered in mud from the farm. She loves her family and her job sooo much. But she always telling me what to do! “ He blurted out. 

I’m not sure what his teacher thought.But I do not think that running a family farm and business was the first to come to mind. I think several other professions may have skipped across her mind. 

Turf farming and creating family lawns is a dirty muddy business. But it is full of laughs and fun. I get to work with my Dad, my husband and my kids, creating family lawns. Kinda like being a mum of 2 boys and girl; Its messy and loud, but full of laughs and fun. 

So thank you to all the people who support our family business. And know that not only are you giving my kids funny things to say at school, but a work ethic and love of the outdoors. Which we hope to pass onto your family when we help you create your backyard. Having a grassed yard to play in is a special gift that any family can give their children. Rolling around on the grass creates strong happy memories and bodies. 

Get in contact with us today so we can help your family get a wonderful green lawn to play on, and my family funny stories to say at school. Next school interview I am going like this!

 

 

 

 

 

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Suns Out; So Get Out onto your lawn.

 My husband was given a singlet-shirt a couple of years ago for Christmas which says “Suns Out. Guns Out!”. And being a landscaper, his arms are really well defined. They look good. So he always wears his singlet shirt, no matter what season it is, on a sunny day and he strolls outside to do something. At the moment I know all my family is just so happy to see the sun. And it really makes you look for things to do outside.

This is the perfect time of year to feed up your lawn before it goes into a more dormant state over winter. Almost the equivalent of fattening up to get you through. Your lawn, is looking for a big winter feast to give it all the stock pile of fat for its long sleep. Especially if you have a Empire lawn. It is about to go almost into hibernation, so it will be looking to have a last hu-ra before winter. The Couches will be looking for a top up of nutrients, and the Buffaloes, well they are just hungry little lawns aren’t they. With their cute little thick leaves, they are always looking for a good meal. 

At Coastal turf we have special blends of both Organic fertiliser and Manufactured Fertiliser, that we can match to your lawn variety, to maximum the winter colour and growth. You can use one or the other, or combine the two for a super Winter wonderful feed. Spread the fertiliser and then give it a good drink to get all the goodness right down into the roots. Ask about ours specials. 

I have tried this with my own body. Sitting and eating lots of delicious Organic cheese, cakes and other delights with a beverage or several to stock pile for the winter. But it turns out for people its totally different. Although I do like to sleep in through Winter, I do not hibernate. I do not need to stock pile fat storages in my body for winter. But it is lots of fun. 

So this weekend, my Husband will be wearing his “Guns Out” singlet,  while he is fertilising our Front lawn, and the larger backyard of the farm, with a beverage or two in my hand, I will sit on the grass, sampling the softness and thinking about how lovely his strong arms are. 

Send me an email to get your best fertiliser for your lawn, either delivered to your place, or pick up from our farm. Or if you want the Guns Out singlet at your place, give the Turfman a call to get him to fertilise your lawn too. If your lucky, Turfman may have his ‘Guns Out”. 

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Lawns from our family to yours.

I am a mum of 3 kids. Yes I am the Mother who is teetering on the edge of insanity. I’m about half a glass of wine away from it though. I’m hanging on.

I have a 10 year old, and 11 year old and now a 16 year old. Riley turned 16 on Sunday. And like all Birthdays I always make birthday cake for the Kids. I could totally go on that Nailed It show. I have great visions of cakes, but they do not always work out. Riley and I sat down on Friday night to discuss which cake he would like for a 16th. I though, you know, something mature, grown up, EASY. But no, he wanted a Luigi cake from Super Mario Brothers. (I did go for the easy style though. Decorated with M&Ms) And as you do sometimes when you look at the future, you think back on the past. We started to look at all the other 15 cakes we had done over the years, the parties we have had, and the people who have joined us.

And being Turf farmers all his life, a lot of Riley’s birthday parties have been on our lawn.  And it made me realise how we use our lawn so differently over the years.

When the kids where babies, and I couldn’t stand the sound of crying babies inside anymore, I would put them on the pram and push the pram backwards and forwards across a stick on the lawn. They loved the bumping (in helped with wind pain) and I was outside in the air. Which seems so much more cope-able than inside four walls.

When the kids were toddlers, the lawn was a sanctuary for us all. After hours of picking up toys and cleaning and then re-picking up toys and re-cleaning, there was no better place to go with them than outside on the grass. In summer I gave them a tiny water pistol and they squirted each other, and watered the lawn. In winter they could still go out with bare feet and run around with a ball or a tube of cardboard (this could easily a a sword or an instrument. Depending upon their mood). Our lawn was also very very valuable when the kids were toilet training. It seems that doing a wee on the grass is so much more entertaining and worthwhile for boys than in a toilet.

When they started school and where finally old enough to get the big kid swing set with the slide, our lawn and backyard became a place of squealing fun and excitement. When they were old enough for a trampoline, the lawn being thick and fluffy enough for bare feet to run across, meant that no shoes were abandoned outside.

Then as my kids got older and so did the neighbours kids, our lawn become an area of parties for everyone. Family and friends would come and we would sit, eat, drink and talk for hours while our kids played on the lawn. There is no better mother stress relief than talking with friends, knowing that your kids are happy and safe. Of of course wine and cheese.

As my  three kids grew and left me to go to school, they started to play school sports and then Saturday sports, so our lawn become a training paddock. The lawn was soft and comforting enough for football tackles that caused them to crash to the ground. But tough enough to take the beating of little feet, balls and sticks. Our grassed yard was great for the kids to learn how to pass a hockey ball, throw a football, and more importantly catch a ball. But the best part of having three kids on a lawn altogether, is that it teaches them to be good winners, and better losers. Our lawn was a great place for our family.

And now that I have a “mature” 16 year old, and two kids who think they are teenagers, our lawn is still home to running races, hand stands, football tackles, and it on occasion, becomes a camping ground for sleepovers. Lucky it is still thick soft and beautifully green.

There are so many memories that we have formed with our lawn. So many smiles, laughs, tears and joy have been on our patch of green. And I know that none of these memories could have been formed anywhere else. Our lawn is an intricate part of our family. Our family needs our lawn.

 

 

Let our family come and create a place of Joy and Green for your family. A place where memories can be made, and happiness shared.

(Sorry Riley would NOT let me put pictures of him on here. But I snuck in little kid ones because I kinda miss those days. Chat soon!)

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Get the Blue Couch to help get ride of the little extra Choc weight.

Well I believe I am possibly a little heavier after the Easter long weekend. I may have partaken in a little too much Chocolate, Hot Cross Buns, and possibly a little too much beverages. So I am putting myself out there for more physical work. I am going to be the one hand delivering turf and possibly installing as well. I need to get rid of a little extra weight that I have found on the weekend.

 

And the best way to get me out and about is to have a special on our beautiful Blue Couch.

 

Coastal Turf has paddocks of Beautiful Blue couch available for the Easter Commonwealth games Season. Blue Couch is a very soft, deep Blue-Green, fine textured, leaf grass, that is native to the Far Northern NSW and SE Qld. As a native of our area, Blue Couch understands our weather extremes, extreme heat, and extreme wet, then extreme dry. Staying greener for longer, and recovering quickly.

Like the name suggest, sitting on a Blue Couch lawn is like sitting on a soft comfy couch. Blue couch is one of the most salt tolerant turf grasses available, and the most drought tolerant. Blue Couch requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight a day. Blue Couch is the perfect lawn for those sunny areas around your home where you love to spend time without your shoes on.

Call our Office now to secure your new beautiful Blue lawn at this special rate of $4.99 a sqm. 0266763695 . Or send me an email and I will get back in touch with you. Delivery available at extra cost. Or pick up from our farm at Round Mountain

 

And also if you decide to DIY and install your own lawn, I will provide you with step by step instructions to also help you loose that little bit extra chocolate that may have cream its way into your life as well.

 

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