Long weekend Lawns

Are you talking an extra long weekend this 23rd to 26th January this year?

Australians just love a long weekend. Don’t we! And especially one in January, so we can recover and recoup after our Christmas and New Years shenanigans.

On your Long weekend are you looking forward to a traditional game of back yard cricket? Or a bit of lawn bowls or boccie ? Possibly a refreshing beverage on the lawns with friends and family?

Maybe you are you planning on creating a beautiful outdoor space so you can enjoy your lawn all year round?

Well, you are definitely going to need a beautiful soft, green lush lawn from Coastal Turf.

You could start your weekend soft and subtle and pick up your beautiful new Blue Couch, Wintergreen or Coastal Mix turf this Saturday.

Or you could round up the long weekend with a delivery of any of our turf varieties on Monday. Or maybe as a traditional DIY person, you could come down to our farm at Cabarita Beach and pick up your turf Monday after lunch or Tuesday morning.

Why not make sure this Long weekend sets you up for the rest of the year with beautiful home.

You take the long weekend to perfect your home, and we will make sure you have the turf to complete it.

Christmas Lawns

Merry Christmas everyone! This year I am proud to say that the Coastal Turf team were able to make two little girls Christmas that little bit more special!

This year has had its ups and downs. 2020 has brought its fair share of challenges.

So when I had two families call looking for a new lawn because it was on their daughters Christmas wish lists. How could we not help!

Firstly there was a lovely family with a happy daughter in Tweed who had the pleasure to have her birthday fall on Christmas day. What a beautiful Christmas present to her parents she must be. But her only wish was to have a grass for her Birthday and Christmas. She just wanted to go outside without shoes on.

Her mum called and was worried that with some of the shortages of turf varieties we would no the able to help. But how could we not!

So the team on the farm, feed, manicured and mowed the Sir Walter buffalo to perfection in time for us to take 180sqm of Premium Sir Walter buffalo turf to her Mum and Uncle to install 2 weeks before Christmas.

I called Mum to give her the good news we could lock in a delivery date, and Mum was driving in the car with her daughter. Its so beautiful to hear giggles and squeals of excitement through the phone.

On the last day of school, the little girl went to school with a dirt and rocky backyard. And came home to lushes green grass. And of course she ran around with bare feet on the lawn!

Another family in Murwillumbah had a lawn on their Christmas Wish list. When Dad called on the Monday before Christmas, he really thought it was too late to fulfil his daughters Christmas wish.

But, at Coastal Turf we are all parents. And a sucker for a kid Christmas story. So our Paul went over Christmas Eve moring and dropped off a beautiful new Coastal Mix lawn.

Her smile says it all!

As a family farm we know how important it is to make your kids smile. And how great a lawn is for kids to play on and enjoy. Especially a soft green lush lawn that the kids can run around on with bare feet.

Sometimes even before its laid!

The team at Coastal Turf will be closing down Christmas Eve at lunchtime to prepare the paddocks, incase Santa and his reindeer need a soft place to rest for the night.

And then we will reopen on the 4th January for all your turf and lawn needs.

Merry Christmas everyone. And green grass blessings to you all!

Smile, the sun is out!

Today is the first day I have really smiled in for so long.

The sun is finally out and shinning, and there just seems to be a much more positive feel to life today. As much as the rain is life giving and revitalises all the turf paddocks; for me it’s the sun.

Its the beautiful bright happy yellow sun, that sparkles down onto us and warms everything through. The sun, to me at least, just makes everything feel and look brighter.

The rain was amazing. And it has made all the turf paddocks look and feel so much greener and softer. The ground is now holding more water and replenishing the roots as they grow. Making the leaves stand up and wave at the sun. I think the turf is as happy as I am to see the sun!

In this very short time coming up to Christmas, everything can feel a little rushed and hectic! And I guess the rain does make us all slow down. Even stop. Giving us time to think about everything and more importantly, everyone that is important to us.

The rain has really put a dampening on our ability to deliver grass at the beginning of December. But on the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th December we are expecting to be back in full swing to be able to deliver your turf grasses for your new lawn.

I you do need a new lawn or just some patches of turf, please put your order in as soon as possible, because there is only 4 of us. And we only have limited deliveries we can do.

Chat soon

Sare

Smaller sized lawn? No problems

Not everyones lawn is the same shape, size or has the same needs.

Thats why at Coastal Turf we have 6 different varieties of turf grasses to become your new lawn.

Everyone has different wants and needs for their new lawn. Some lawns are in the baking sun all day, some in the cool of the shade most of the day. Some lawns are active areas, consistently being use. Other lawns are there for more oriental purposes.

Small thin lawns

Some people have great big large areas, and others smaller areas to make into a beautiful green grass.

At Coastal Turf, there is no “one size fits all” type of attitude. We believe everyone is uniquely different. And all their concerns and expectations about their new lawn should be meet individually.

That is why we are happy to delivery, 10, 15, 20 37, 52, 569 or however many square meters you have measured up for your new lawn. No amount is too small. No amount too big. Why not try our calculator to help you measure?

Often the size of your lawn will mean that you have different needs as well for your lawn. Sometimes a smaller lawn will mean you want to do less mowing, so an Empire Zoysia lawn is fantastic. Sometimes a larger lawn is going to be used for a more active family, especially the happier to see you four legged kind, so you want a Wintergreen lawn.

Either way our friend family team at Coastal Turf is happy to help in any way we can to match the best lawn to your lifestyle.

Stunning Dark green lawns that are easy to care for

I think a beautiful lawn should be a dark rich green colour, that makes your face light up when you see it. It should be cool and comforting to walk upon. A beautiful lawn should be easy to take care of, and you should spend more time out playing on your lawn, than you should be looking after it.

And that is why the Empire zoysia is one of my favourite turf grasses to become your families new lawn.

Its beautiful dark rich green colour is eye catching. An Empire Zoysia lawn is the type of front lawn that draws everyones attention as they walk past.

But more importantly, your new Empire Zoysia lawn will become a place where memories are made.

The medium sized leaves are soft soft and comforting to walk across in any type of shoe (even high heels) . But feels so good in bare feet. The leaves comfort your feet, moulding to your step. Making your our door lawn time so enjoyable. You won’t want to walk across your lawn. Your will want to lie down and make grass angels .

Empire Zoysia also has a reputation as being one of the lowest maintenance turf grasses. (See my hometurf.com.au) With mowing so low in winter you won’t remember the last time you got the old victa out.

Requiring a lot less water than buffalo lawn, but with similar shade tolerance to a Sir Walter, an Empire Zoysia lawn is perfect for families who want to be outside enjoying their time together.

So whether you have a furry family member who you want to enjoy your new lawn with, or the 2 legged giggly kind, an Empire Zoysia lawn will make you family time all that more special. Click here to order yours now

Beautiful lawns from a family farm

The best part of our family farming business is that I get to meet new and interesting people all the time.

As a family farm and business, all of us are customer focused. And the people we supply our turf to are not just numbers, but people get to know.

Our family and team live in the local area and there is no better feeling than driving past a lawn we have supplied, seeing a family out enjoying the lawn and getting a wave from the family.

Our customers are not numbers, but people we get to know.

We like to find out what people want to use their lawn for. If there will be dogs and kids playing on it. And if there is a particular style they prefer. And the best way to do this is to chat with them.

I have been chatting with a really lovely lady from the Gold Coast for several months now. We have bonded over our love of the Blue Couch! It is, in my opinion and hopefully hers, one of, if not THE, best turf grass available. So soft, beautiful and easy to take care of. This lovely lady has been ordering and installing Blue couch with her husband for  a couple of months now. A couple of pallets at a time. 

I had heard her describe all the wonderful things that her husband had created in their garden. How hard they had worked together. And how proud she was of both of their achievements.  Mick would take the Blue Couch up there, and come back and say how beautiful it all was. In my head, it was a flat beautiful lawn with a few trees. 

But I didn’t really fully fathom how beautiful it was. So I asked for pictures. 

Firstly I asked the lovely lady if she would mind sending some. She sent me through the first couple of stages, which looked AMAZING! She and her husband are doing such a magic job. The way they have installed the Blue Couch around their home and terraces makes me fall in love with the Blue couch all over again. 

While Mick was there delivering a load a month or so ago they asked his opinion on what to do in the lower levels. Mick had a look at the area, and chatted with them about what they were going to use this area for, and then suggested the Coastal Mix as an alternative. It would save them on costs as well as water. 

Mick went back this week with a couple of pallets of our Coastal Mix, for the area down the back that the Kangaroos may invade. The Blue and the Coastal compliment each other beautifully at their home. 

This beautiful DIY garden with our Blue Couch and Coastal Mix is so stunning that I had to share it with you!

We are so proud to be able to provide turf specifically for each persons individuals needs. And we love seeing the results!

Our Blue Couch will be ready again to harvest (fingers crossed) around the end of September. Our Coastal Mix is available now! We can’t wait to supply the Blue back to everyone who loves it as much as I do!

So call or drop us a line to have a chat with myself or Mick about what will be the best new lawn for your place!

Conversations that become beautiful lawns

Hi! I’m Sarah! My role here at Coastal Turf is chatting to people on the phone or in person and showing them the different turf grasses. Sometimes I venture out onto the farm for some much needed outside time.

I really love chatting with everyone and learning why they need a new lawn. What they are going to use their new grassed area for. Then helping them to match the best new turf grass for their new lawn.

When I chat with people on the phone I try to visualise what they are describing about how their lawn looks now. Then how a beautiful new Coastal Turf lawn will make their home look and feel.

So I really love it when people send in pictures of their lawns. Often it’s quite close to what I had imagined, and other times it is totally different.

The Palmetto Sanctuary

For example when a beautiful older couple came out to the farm to see which turf grass would suit their lawn, I showed them several varieties, including the Palmetto Buffalo . They feel in love with the look and feel of the Palmetto. They chatted about their little dark yard and how it made them unhappy. So they were changing it.

We arranged for Mick, our expert delivery man and turf farmer, to take Palmetto buffalo up to their home in Tweed Heads. A couple of weeks later I asked them how it was looking. I was so happy and excited when they sent me back this beautiful picture of their sanctuary, as they call it. It is not what I imagined, it is so much nicer!

The beautiful Palmetto Sanctuary

One of the best parts of chatting with people on the phone, is when they call back. Sometimes it’s for more turf, sometimes it’s for advice, sometimes it’s for aftercare products. But it really makes me feel that our relationship with our customers is more than just that truck that drops off that grass. I like to think that we form real relationships with our customers.

I would really love to chat with you about what you want to achieve with your new Coastal Turf lawn, and how we can help you. Give me a call on 0266763695 or email through to me so we can start this exciting journey!

How we make sure we are all Covid Safe so you can have your new lawn

At Coastal Turf we understand the anxiety people are feeling about the border.

It can be quite scary. So at Coastal Turf we are here to help take the stress out of installing your new lawn.

Not only can we assist you in choosing the perfect lawn for you home, we can also take some of the stress of installation and delivery as well.

Rest assured that your new lawn from Coastal Turf is still able to be delivered, no matter what side of the border you are on. Coastal Turf has a NSW Government approved Covid Safe plan which protects both you and the Coastal Team. All while ensuring you get a value for money beautiful new lawn.

At Coastal Turf we are a NSW Government approved COVID safe plan.

And our freight passes allow us to deliver your turf to you in Qld and NSW.

When you order your new lawn, an email will be sent you with the invoice, installation and after care guide as well all the payment details. Invoices can either be paid on line or you can call through to the office and pay over the phone. Unfortunately we do not offer cash payments for invoices anymore.

We will send you a text message the afternoon before letting you know an estimated time of delivery.

Our Team will bring you your new lawn to you on our trucks and then unload your turf with our bobcats. Your delivery will be as contact free as possible. Our drivers will say hello with a smile and move your turf as close as possible to where you want to install your new lawn.

Your new lawn will be delivered hands free!

Ask the guys for any advice you need, at the standard 1.5 distance.

And for those picking up your turf, we will load your turf for you into your vechile to make your life easier and healthier. Please if you are concerned or worried please have a chat to Sarah in the office. She is happy to help with anything she can.

What makes the perfect lawn?

You, is the simple answer. And what you think is the perfect lawn for you.

I think we all have a very different idea of what makes the perfect lawn. But I think the defining factor has to be that it is Green! 

Like all things in life, everyone has different tastes. I know that even in my family, we all have very different tastes on food, drinks, clothes and Netflix shows. So it makes sense in the wilder community, that everyone has different tastes in all things in life. Like food, drinks, clothes, Netflix and lawns.

Some people want a soft fluffy lawn. One like their grandparents used to have. A lawn you can take your shoes off and run all over. The soft green lawn that every weekend you can take your mower out and slowly glide all over their pride and joy with a rumbling machine, manicuring it to the finest detail. These people love getting out the fertiliser spreader and walking across the green just before rain to apply something that little bit special. To totally dominate the street! They have a  little sitting area, not on the lawn, but close by to admire their hard work. To them, this is a perfect lawn. 

To others the perfect lawn is a place where the kids can run, play , fall and do all the messy stuff outside on. A place where there are no bindi’s just green lawn to comfort everyone’s bare feet. Its the area where trampolines, slides and swing sets are a must, as well as somewhere to kick a ball. A tough robust lawn, that still comforts you when your body rests upon it. These lawns need to be able to handle picnics and paint. These peoples perfect lawns need to take a hammering and come back comforting bare feet each and every day. 

Then there are the people who want their lawn to be looked at and admired for its beauty. To look out their window and see green healthy happy grass gracing their homes, complimenting their perfect homes. But without them having to do a lot of work. Their lives are busy, and they want their lawn not to be. To these people their perfect lawn is a safe green inspiring place, without the fuss and bother. 

And then there are people like me. I love a beautiful green lush lawn. I hate winter and summer weeds. And I love a green space to sit upon in the sun, read a book and drink a wine or two with family and friends. I love a lawn that will handle my teenagers when they decide to play a quick game of hockey or football. I love a lawn that will handle the activities of my slightly fat dogs.

I have teenage kids who could really help put on the lawn or at home in general, but when they do it is a rush job. Usually they mow the lawn way too short. Its so they don’t have to do it again for a while, more efficient they tell me. They also have the same idea when it comes to most house work. Do it quick so they can do more of what they love. So I need a lawn that will recover fast, can thrive on a little neglect but is still there when I need to escape.  

Now I prefer a lighter Red wine. Like a Tempranillo. My husband prefers a Beer. And we live in the same house. Very different tastes, but we need to share the same space, or bottle sometimes. So not only does our perfect lawn need to meet what I want, and what our 3 kids need, it has to also meet what he wants too. And as a landscaper, he has a high ecxpectations of what he wants. But, like all tradies, he doesn’t want to do much when he gets home either. He prefers to exert his energy on other peoples lawns. So our perfect lawn needs to be tough, quick growing, withstand teenage laziness and then really activeness in burst, handle two slightly, (ok very ) overweight Kelpies and be able to absorb the occasional wine spill, and still stay nice and green. 

Is that asking too much? Nahhh. 

That is why at Coastal Turf we have 6 different varieties on offer. So everyone can find anyones perfect lawn for their home. No matter what your tastes. No matter what you want to use it for. No matter how much sunlight or lack of sunlight your home can offer your lawn. At Coastal Turf we try and find your perfect lawn to suit your home and lifestyle.

And we love doing it. Because, if like our place you have different personalities all living altogether, you need something that will make you all smile. Make you all want to share food and drink on the lawn together. 

Knox Park’s beautiful new grassed areas. And my kids

Have you been near Knox Park in Murwillumbah lately? Have you seen all the beautiful new green grassed areas for everyone to enjoy? I am proud to say , these green grass areas came from our farm.

The Gorgeous Wintergreen Couch at Knox Park from our farm.

I am one of those weird crazy mums who run around and do things with and for my kids. Granted at the moment now they are all teenagers, it it mostly just taking them to different places and then picking them up. During these car rides, I learn so much about their lives. And they get to learn about mine too.

One of the weird things I do when we go places, is drive past peoples houses and say, “oh look at that lawn”; ” Wow, that lawn is so pretty”; ” Look Kids. Look at that one, I installed that lawn! And it still looks great. And that one too. I wondering if they lovely people still live there.” – usually while gesturing wildly down the road.

I think it is such a Tradie family thing to do. You are really proud of your work and how beautiful you can make something. And you want to share it with your kids. Show them you are more than just a mode of transport to and from places, or the person who makes sure there is food there for them.

I am not sure how much my kids love it though. When they were little I used to get “great job Mum!” and “Oh that looks great!” Nowadays it is more of a “hmm. Thats nice.”

Over the last 9 months the Coastal Turf team has been working with the Tweed Shire Council on the beautiful Knox Park in Murwillumbah. A place we drive past most days. My three wonderful, but teenaged kids, all go to Murwillumbah High School. (Great school by the way. Perfect for my 3!) Can you imagine what I do every time we go past Knox Park and the look my kids faces!

On the way to and from school (when I get to take them. Mostly they catch the bus though) and driving around to all the other extra exciting events and adventures my kids do (this happens a lot. My kids seem to have a lot of after school activities!), I point out Knox Park and proudly say “look at that grass kids!” Or see “See Poppa unloading gorgeous Wintergreen Couch to be laid in the full sun parts of the park. Or is it Sir Walter and Palmetto Buffalo to be placed in the shaded areas. Wouldn’t that be nice for a picnic?”

Can you see their faces now?

But it must have sunk in though. At least a little. Because when Knox Park opened up again after the COVID Lockdown, guess where my kids all went to meet up with their friends?

Being teenage children, my kids love to hang out with thier friends. But they are also active kids who want to move! Which is great. But also exhausting. So this makes Knox Park in Murwillumbah a perfect place for them.

Not only is there playground equipment for all ages (that even mothers can use. Please try the flying fox. It is so much fun), a skate park, basket ball court, netball court, and it has large open areas with a couple of huge open grassed areas for running around and playing games on. And some beautifully shaded grassed areas to picnic under. Or sit a little out of the way with other mothers so your young teenager can hang out with her friends, but you are still close enough to see what’s going on…..

And the best part for me is that all the grass, every blade, I feel like I have watched grow and mature from a sprig in our soil to beautiful park grass.

Beautiful grassed running area near the steps at Knox Park

The Wintergreen couch in the open areas, perfect to take all the wear and tear of running, riding, playing, tackling and giggling on it anyone can throw at it, comes from our front paddocks on the farm. The grass was lovingly grown and fertilised and manicured to be the best looking Wintergreen Couch around. And also tested for its toughness in covid iso by the kids and I . We gave it a couple of test runs with some very amateur soccer games.

So amateur in fact I may have accidentally kicked a ball in to my daughters brand new glasses on her face that she needs to see everyday in one game. That was a really costly mistake. I had to buy her new glasses (which I think she is secretly happy about). I am not the most coordinated mother. But I get in there and give it a go.

As a family we also gave the Wintergreen Couch paddock few goes at touch football , but teenage brothers don’t really understand that touching should be just light, not hard enough to knock each other to the ground. We banned “touch” football after one game.

I can assure you though that if you do fall onto the Gorgeous Wintergreen couch at Knox Park, I have pre texted it for softness and comfort. Being uncoordinated does have some advantages. Like unintended rests. The Wintergreen couch is very soft and quite comforting to an older 40 year old body to take an unintended rest or fall upon. As a soft thin blade grass, the Wintergreen couch was good when I may have need a “rest” on my back, or side, or butt.

The shaded areas of Knox Park of course needed to be tested as well. We ran the Buffalos through the same extensive pre-testing as the Wintergreen did. But in a more refined manner.

The Sir Walter grass seat at Knox Park

As we knew that the Buffalos were going to be placed in the shaded areas where people would sit and picnic and chat and talk, my husband and I took it upon ourselves to partake in a few gentle beverages on the buffalos to ensure that they would be suitably comforting and supportive to have a lovely picnic upon. While we sent the kids to test the green some more with the dogs.

So if you see a lady in a little white car wildly pointing her arms in the car in the direction of Knox Park. Its me! Give me a wave. And point with me so the kids have to look.

You can imagine, every single time we go anywhere near Knox Park, I always make the kids stop and look the grass. Make them look how pretty it is. And if they have friends in the car, I make them look as well. Being good kids, they all say how lovely it looks. Or how soft it is to sit upon, and how much fun they now have in Knox Park. Sometimes other peoples kids are more likely to give you compliments than your own.