How easy is it to install a new lawn?

How easy is it? Well it won’t take 1 minute like it does in this video, but it is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together.

You start on the outside and work your way in.

But unlike a jigsaw puzzle, you water your turf puzzle as you go. This helps cool the turf as you place it down. And aides you in not having to water heavily when you finished.

Also if you are the waterer (as I was) then you get a break from the actual laying as well.

The installation process is also aided in the Coastal Turf Installation and after care guide we provide you with. As well as life long assistance if you ever need something to do with your lawn.

Watch this little installation process. The Truck Driver, The Office Lady, and the Turfman 

The Office lady is Me! I’ve been in the office now full time for the last 6 months and off the farm mostly. And I do miss it. So opportunities like this one, I never miss. I love it.

Chat soon, or watch out for me Installing turf somewhere!

Its always a good day when I get get some dirt under my fingernails.

Valentines Gifts need to be Personal

The best Valentines gifts are personal and life long. One of those gifts that your loved one will see every day, make their heart skip a couple of beats and cause a knowing smile to spread across their face.  Something that reminds them of you, and the love you share.  

You have a house together and that is a commitment.  A pledge that you will work together to create a better life for you both. Now this Valentines Day, with a new lawn, you are saying to your loved one, I want to create a Home together, not just a house. 

Your new lawn will be the place you spend more time than you realise on. The place you sit and have a beer at the end of the day together. The place your kids will run around and play on. The area where you will jump, run and play with your family. 

A Valentines lawn is the gift that will remind your partner of you every day

So  what better present can you give your loved one that a brand new beautiful lawn? They will see the lawn every day, on their way in and out of your home. They will feel the love when they walk out to the mail box, or clothes line. Or go outside with the kids. Or open the door for the cat  or dog to come inside. 

I have always found its when you are doing the most mundane things, like hanging out the washing, that something catches your eye, and brings back a memory of the person you love and a huge smile breaks out across your face.

Make the reason your loved one smiles each morning and afternoon you. and make your lawn that reminder. Your lawn is the last place you see as you leave your home, a huge reminder to your loved one how much you love them. And be on their minds all day. 

And when they come home, it will be the first part of your home they will see. Your love one can walk inside with a smile in their face.

So  what better present can you give your loved one that a brand new beautiful lawn? They will see the lawn every day, on their way in and out of your home. They will feel the love when they walk out to the mail box, or clothes line. Or go outside with the kids. Or open the door for the cat  or dog to come inside. 

I have always found its when you are doing the most mundane things, like hanging out the washing, that something catches your eye, and brings back a memory of the person you love and a huge smile breaks out across your face. So make your lawn, the first and last place you see as you leave your home, a huge reminder to your loved one how much you love them. And be on their minds all day. 

Create a large display of your love. We can even create your display of love while you are away, and have the gift be surprise. Get in contact with us now to organise your Big Display of Love.


Artificial or the way that Mother Nature intended it?

After attending a conference, a friend gave me a brochure for artificial grass to have a look at how glossy and bright coloured it was. As we sat down to have a look through them, we were shocked to read all the DONTS in the leaflet for artificial turf. 

So we thought we would do a bit of compare….

For Artificial  Turf Usage – Bold (Taken straight from the Jiazhou Turf Leaflet) 

Coastal Turf as a representative of Mother Natures Green Grass and Lawns rebuttal – In italics

  • Forbidden to wear long or more than 5mm spikes and high heels on
    • Please wear what ever shoes you want to on the Real mother nature grass. Feel the softness under your bare feet in fact. It’s all natural and all wonderful. High heels will, in fact, aerate your lawn, and football boots tufts will repairs themselves quickly. Even when your little love takes a shovel to the lawn, it will repair itself. 
  • Forbidden any motor vehicles to drive on the artificial turf
    • Please do drive on your lawn. In fact we drive tractors all over the  paddocks before they become your lawn. And people will always want to park their cars on your beautiful Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn. You know your lawn can take it. Your Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn is looking after you.
  • Forbidden to put the heavy long term pressure on the artificial turf
    • Long term pressure? Please your Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn has been converting all the carbons and pollutants in the air into clean fresh oxygen for you. Even those created by the plastic carpet. How much more pressure can it be put under? Oh you mean the type like having a car on it. No problems. Or a trampoline? Easy; and the kids can walk over to it in whatever shoes they want to! Or None! No matter how hot the weather is your Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn will always be cool enough for bare feet. Why not have a game  of bare feet backyard football or cricket while your out there. Or put on the sprinkler for a little while and listen to those giggles come out of your kids mouths. It really makes your day. 
  • Forbidden shot, javelin, discus-style sports or other similar sports on the artificial turf 
    • Please do throw balls, and heavy things around on your lawn. And your school oval! Your Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn will literally bounce back! 
  • Forbidden the oil polluting the artificial turf
    • Well, Its not really a good idea to put oil or any pollutants purposefully on your lawn. But rest assured if you do it will absorb it and move the yuck away from you. Your Natural lawn will look after you. 
  • Fireworks forbidden
    • I love sparklers. Its the closest we will get to fireworks in New South Wales backyards for a while. And it is absolutely a better idea to drop it on your Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn, than it is on your tiles or wooden deck where it will burn a pattern in. But your lawn will take it all in its stride. The soft green lawn will provide a safe place for your kids to enjoy the sparklers, without fear of harm, to them, or your lawn. 
  • Forbidden chewing gum and all its debris
    • Eat your chewing gum, and whatever else you want to eat on your natural healthy green love lawn. You will only stay alive if you eat, and picnics on Mother Natures Best are always amazing. Natural grass lawns will be comforting and cool when you sit down on them. And the truely best part, is that if you spill some food on the grass, no need to worry about clean up, the lawn will absorb the mess. And the good insects in your lawn will clean up anything else. I cannot guarantee that if someone drops chewing gum on your lawn, you may walk on it and get it caught on your shoes, it won’t be yuck. But you won’t have to rip up and replace your whole artificial plastic carpet lawn because someone dropped a bit of chewing gum.  
  • Sugary drinks forbidden 
    • ALL drinks, be they sugary, alcoholic, milk, coffee, tea based are best consumed while sitting relaxing on your lawn. Get out your deck chair, spread it across your Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn and enjoy. And if you happen to get some large arm movements happening, or your kids run and bump your glass over, it doesn’t matter. Your lawn loves you enough to clean up the mess. It will quickly absorb the liquid and the only fuss you will have will be having to pour yourself another. 
Just one of the encouraged pleasure of your Coastal Turf Mother Nature lawn. Enjoying a drink and sweet foods
  • Corrosive Solvents forbidden 
    • Wow! This is like something that I don’t think that anyone should have. But I guess if you do have a chemical spill at your place, after you call the EPA, they will recommend that you place soil over it and then place natural turf across the top. Who are we to argue with the EPA? 
  • Sports artificial turf should keep filling the quartz sand smoothly and water regularly, ensuring the trajectory and bounce of the ball.
    • So even when you pay so much more for the plastic carpet, than you ever will for natural turf grass, you still have to top dress the area, and still water it so the ball runs smoothly? Even though it is not real, you have to waste  our precious resources on a plastic petro-chemical based carpet? To me that is horrible.
    • On your Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn, your beautiful natural healthy, life giving lawn, when you water, you are helping yourself. Your lawn will give you fresh air. Not headaches from the petrol chemical smells. It will give you a cooler home, not a carpet outside that is too hot to walk on with bare feet.
    • And when you top dress your lawn with a sandy loam, it will put so much nutrients back into the soil, which again will ensure that your Coastal Turf Mother Natures lawn can cool your home, give you fresh air, and the green lush lawn will make you smile. A natural green lawn will also help your mental health. Research says that a natural green lawn area will actually make you feel HAPPIER! 

So, after careful, probably biased, consideration; I really do believe that a natural lawn is the best for any home! 

At Coastal Turf we pride ourselves on making sure we can match the correct turf to your lawn. If you want to match the lawn you already have, then we will come to your place and help you match your grasses. Or if you have a new build, we will help you choose the right variety for your lawn. Like a shade sandy area, require a Palmetto Buffalo lawn. A full sun area that is going to have lots of Pitter Padder of feet, be they two legged or four legged, needs a totally different lawn. Like a beautiful Blue couch lawn; so soft for little bare feet to run around on. Or a Wintergreen Couch for the rough and tumble of dogs, and backyard sports. Or if you are on a budget, we make sure we can fit the best grass to your financial means. 

So give send us a quick email, and cool your home, breath your fresh air, spill your drinks, and play all day long on your lawn with a smile on your face. 


Back to School, Back to normal?

Todays the day. The day my “free” labourers leave*. My kids are going back to school. Away from the heat and humidity of working on the farm during the day, and back to the air conditioning rooms of school. 

I love the school holidays. It means I get to spend some quality and not so quality time with my kids on the farm for me and at new lawn installations with their father. And, I know, it helps them to know why we come home so dirty and tired at night. It also gives us time to chat about all the different happenings in their lives. 

I learn so much about my daughters friends over the last 6 weeks. I now know more about Rugby League and Rugby Union and the differences that I ever did before. And why a Playstation is much better than a Xbox. I must admit that this one I am still a bit blurry on. 

And my kids know the difference between a couch and a buffalo. They understand the need to always have good manners, and they had lots of practice over the school holidays talking to customers. They also learnt how important it is to make sure that all the hoses are attached when you start the irrigation if you don’t want to get really really wet with Dam water. 

That is one of the beauties of Coastal Turf. We are a family farm. A family business, and we do not try and hide this. We celebrate it. So when you purchase your new lawn from us you know that not only are you purchasing a quality green lush lawn, you are also helping us support our children. 

Which is why we always thank you for your order. Because you helping us to educate our children, by sending them to the local High School and also teaching them the ways of the world. Manners. Customer Service. Making eye contact.

This is my two oldest on their first day at High School together. Year 7 and year 11. They made me take the photo at home.
  • Just a side note. My kids always get paid. My youngest (he is 10) is a great gofer. A Go for this tool, go for that tool, helper. And he wants to get paid in KFC. Easy. 
  • My daughter has discovered the joy of clothes shopping. I guess as a tween- teenager she will be. So clothes shopping is her payment. Thank god for Kmart
  • And my eldest, at 16,  loves WIFI, and playstation time. 
  • And they always, always get cash out of their father. I don’t carry cash just for that reason. It is already spent on their other needs. Like food and clothes and food 

Thank you!

Hot dry January and how to become a Lawnadic.

Welcome to 2019. It has definitely been a baptism of fire into 2019! The hot dry weather has not created many Lawnadics. 

Heat and dry hot winds are never good friends to me or many of the Lawnadics out there. They are like those family members, like a great Aunt on your Dad’s side,  that you know you have to see every year, but neither of you are too excited about it. So you prepare yourself with those extra bottles of wine and lots of cheese and chocolates, and look for exciting things to do to keep you all busy. You all get through it, but none of you are sure if you enjoyed it. 

January is like that for me. The wind is hot, and the lawns suffer. At the farm at the moment we are irrigating morning and night. We are fertilising with organic mixtures to give the grasses the strength, water retention and colour. Keeping our paddocks ready to become your new moist, green and happy lawn.

And when a pallet of Coastal Turf turf slabs are delivered to your home, they are super excited to become your lawn. You offer the lawn so much. Individual attention. When you first put down your new lawn, we recommend that you water your new lawn morning, noon and night; just for 10mins per time. This will invigorate your lawn and stimulate the establishment roots, and encourage leaf growth. This will make your lawn feel like it is going from being one in a million, to becoming your one and only. And it makes it thrive! 

And by asking us about our drought tolerant species, you can make your one and only Lawn greener and happier this year as well as the next and the next. 

Like our Coastal Mix. This is the most drought tolerant lawn we have, often once established, only surviving on rain water alone with ease. Our Coastal Mix is a perfect family lawn. The type of lawn you can send the kids out onto with bare feet, and not worry. The type of lawn that others walk past and wish that they had at their place. The type of lawn that you use, rather than worry about, and it stays green fresh and fun!

Like your favourite cousin who comes down and you both know you will be laughing and having so much fun you won’t even notice the time go by. This is what your new Coastal Turf lawn will feb like. You can still buy extra bottles of wine. But is going end in laughter!

A Coastal Mix lawn is the best place for bare foot kids to play making Lawnadics young and old!

So give us a call, and get rid of the stress of the Great Aunt stress of January, and invite your favourite Cousin over, and smile. And become a Lawnadic for life. 

Coastal Turf is Celebrating a New Odd Year

Our team at Coastal Turf is super excited to be in an Odd year. I think we like Odd years more than Even years because some people think of us as a a little odd…

I mean how many people do you know that love Grass? And not the Hippie Grass, but the Good Old Fashion Lawn. The greenery that encompasses our homes. The soft living carpet that comforts our feet. The safety crash mat that not only cushions our children when they fall, but absorbs all their bodily messes. The air purifier that encourages us to take that big breath first thing in the morning.

Well we do! And that is why we love cultivating our turf paddocks to become your new Lawn. Because we know how important it is to your every day life.

Even if you have an Odd shape, Coastal Turf can provide you with easy to use measuring tips to work out how much turf you require.

And we are ready to help turn your piece of dirt, into a magnificent lawn. We offer you advice on the varieties as well as a DIY guide to a new lawn installation and Aftercare to ensure your new turf grows into your new lawn.

And if you would like take the easier option, rather than convincing your Friends and Family to come to a Turf Laying Party, we can put you in touch with the best Qualified Installers near you. I mean who doesn’t love waking up in the morning and seeing brown sad dirt, But sitting down in the evening for a well earning Beer or glass of Wine with your toes being caressed but gorgeous soft Green Lawn.

So let’s celebrate 2019 together. Get in contact with us to arrange your piece of Greenery at your place.

Happy New Year Lawns

Our family and team at Coastal Turf would like to thank you all for your support in 2018. Your support of our business has allowed us to continue to supply beautiful lawns to the Gold Coast, Tweed and Byron regions.

This year our family and farm need a small break to rejuvenate after a wonderful year of supply gorgeous lawns. 

We will be closed from the 24th December until the 14th January. 

Please send through any enquiries and we will assist you as quickly as possible. 

December Turf deliveries.

Merry Christmas everyone! This time of year can feel so rushed and stressful. And the best place to destress is in nature. And the best place to find nature near you is on your new lawn. 

This week we only have Saturday deliveries available. Please book early so you are not disappointed. 

Please call 0266763695 to place all orders. 

Coastal Turf’s team would like to thank everyone for your support of our family business and look forward to creating new green stress free spaces in the New year. 

Vegemite and Top Dressing your lawn…

This morning at breakfast, the Coastal Turf family was sitting around eating Vegemite on Toast and I was scrolling through my facebook feed as I listened to the chatting and sipping tea. And then this picture popped up on my feed. 

And my face got wide eyed and a little bit frightened. How did Facebook know we where eating Vegemite! Is my phone turning on me!

So of course I showed everyone else at the table. And they did not see the spookiness of eating Vegemite and it popping up on my feed. They laughed and said it looked like some the top dressing jobs they had seen in the last couple of weeks. 

Top dressing your lawn at this time of year is a great idea. It helps to put great nutrients back around the roots system and feed the lawn before the heat of Summer. It also helps the roots to trap the water that goes down to its root system, making your lawn more drought tolerant over the heat of the day. 

But, just like Vegemite, if you under do the top dressing soil, your lawn will not taste the soil’s wonderful nutrients. 

Over do the top dressing soil, and your lawn will suffocate. The root system will not be able to breathe and the leaves will not see any of the brilliant sunlight. And you may become a lawn serial killer. 

But if you spread the soil over at a thick consistency, ensuring that a third of the leaf is still visible. Then water in the soil after you have finished. (Kinda like putting the butter on as well) This will drive all the good nutrients down to the roots system and help trap all the moisture in the soil near the roots which is where you really need it to be. 

So, just like Goldilocks, and a really good piece of Vegemite Toast , spread your top dressing just right! Any questions give us a call

And your lawn can look like this! 

A beautiful healthy Blue Couch lawn. https://www.coastalturf.com.au/turf-varieties/#qldblue

For extra tips and advice head over to Lawnspiration for lawn maintenance. 

Let Coastal Turf take the pressure off you

Wow. It’s the middle of November. It seems like it came so fast. Not long ago I felt like I was still wrapped in jeans and a jumper to keep warm. Now I am trying to work out if I really do have a swim suit that will “fit” me anymore. 

At the breakfast table this morning my 3 kids and husband and I were talking about all the things we have on over the next couple of weeks. Because school is nearly finished, and Christmas parties are starting , and summer sport finishes, and friends have parties and the list goes on we thought we should get organised.

My son is in year 10. So we have a formal next weekend. And my daughter is in year 6 so we have a graduation the week after and a MINI Formal for her (and we still need a dress. AHHH).  My youngest has more sporting commitments than I remember saying it was ok to go to. I guess like all families we are full on! I think my husband said something like he had Football Club commitments, but cause I don’t have to drive him to this (hopefully) I didn’t really listen. 

All Families are all really busy with all the “exciting” stuff our families get up to. Driving people here, getting people here and there, still managing to go to work and sleep occasionally. So the last thing on most of your minds is to install that new lawn. 

That is where Coastal Turf can come and lend a hand. I can’t run your kids around or attend that meeting that none of us really want to go to but have to, but we can arrange to have a qualified Turf Installer come to your place, give you a quote on site, and then install your brand new Coastal Turf lawn with no fuss or bother from you. We take all the hard work out of it. 

Think about how wonderful it will be to wake up one morning and see dirt and dust, and go to bed that night with a lush beautiful green Coastal Turf lawn surrounding your home. And all you did was make a phone call! Our guys did all the rest of the work for you. 

Let us take some of the pressure off your family this start of the silly season and get your lawn all ready for the end of the year rush. 

Imagine this at your place! 

Call us or email us today and get some stress out of our life.