Mothers Day Lawns

Want to get your Mum something that says you love her and the Environment this Mothers Day?

Then look no further than out your door.

With one simple phone call to Coastal Turf, we can arrange to have a beautiful new lawn installed for your Mum.

A green lawn is the purest of joys for any families lives. It is the place where your Mum probably taught you how to catch a ball, how to run races around the house and the place where you could all fall down together and laugh and giggle. Not to mention all those amazing backyard picnic adventures on your lawn.

Or possibly the place that your Mum sent you outside too when your Inside voice was becoming a little too much like it belonged outside on the lawn. Or when she believed that balls, nerf guns and lightsabers really needed the wide open spaces of the lawn.

A new natural Turf lawn will allow your Mum to take in big long deep satisfying breathes, as her new lawn purify the air.

Her new lawn will lower her heating and cooling costs, as studies have shown that natural turf grass taken right up the home, reduces heating and cooling bills by up to a third! See what the Benefits of planting a lawn are according to Conserve H2O

And with the new varieties available at Coastal Turf, you can choose a low maintenance, but always green and fluffy Empire Zoysia for her new lawn. A win win. She gets a beautiful new lawn and you don’t have to go and mow it. Expect of course if she is making those amazing cakes….

You can always give your mum little extra gift this Mothers Day and have the Turfman team install her new lawn. Then you don’t even have to get dirty.

So give your Mum a gift from Mother nature. A New Lawn.

And possibly a bottle of wine. She would like that. To sit with you on her new lawn with a glass of wine, and talking. What more perfect a mothers day is there?

Small orders? No problems. Coastal Turf can help

Last week I’ve was out delivering. We have one of our guys away. He is traveling and sending me lovely pictures of the amazing food he is eating. I don’t know if that is a lovely thing or not to do. 

 Anyway, while Mick has been  dining on pastas and risottos,  I’ve been out from the office delivering to some wonderful customers. In my little Ute,  I’ve been driving around dropping off little 20 to 30 square meter orders. On Thursday I dropped off some stunning Sir Walter to a beautiful couple in Murwillumbah. 

 As I drove up the driveway I noticed how steep it was going to be to unload and I was really glad that I didn’t send one of the boys with the bobcat.  This was a hand delivery situation.  

I knocked on the door and a lovely elderly gentleman answered, and with a beautiful smile he showed me his garden, all the amazing paving he has completed since he retired, and some stunning plants. We then moved over to where he wanted to turf. What an amazing preparation job he had completed. 

The gentleman asked how I was going to get the turf off the back of the ute. I said I will hand unload your new lawn and bring it up the back of your yard to where you want to install the turf. His face looked pleased but surprised. “I have ordered turf from another company previously, and they just left the turf on the front verge, “ He told me. 

Now, my parents raised me to be mindful of others, this gentleman was of an age that he should not have to lug 30sqm of Sir Walter up a 30 degree driveway out the back of his home, and then install the turf as well. But I didn’t say so. I simply smiled and said it would be my pleasure.

His lovely wife, of a similar vintage, came out to pay me as I was taking the ropes off the turf and getting ready to unload. She asked if she should send out her husband to help. As I turned to say I was fine, he was walking down the driveway to assist me. I smiled, and thanked them for their offer, but I like to hand unload the turf. 

I find that by going out on the farm, and hand delivering turf to people, it keeps me fit. My muscles stay strong, and I get to be outside. I have seen many a friend go to the gym, and pay thousands of dollars to strangers to make  them carry heavy loads of tyres, or weights up a hill. In the name of fitness. 

I enjoy cake. I love a good mud cake, and black forest is amazing. Oh and the soft crumble of a butter cream cake is divine. And who can say no to a luscious custard tart. Now I really want boring tea….

But I also really enjoy fitting into my shorts. So it is a fine line I walk. 

This is why I enjoy getting out of the office and hand unloading turf. I get to chat happily to people who are doing something wonderful at their home. And keep myself healthy. 

So I explained this to the wonderful couple. They both smiled and laughed a little. “Also if I fall over at the gym, people will laugh at me. But if I trip and fall while delivering turf, people will offer me help. It’s a much nicer way. “ And I got on with taking slab by slab up the driveway out the back of the couples home. Ready for installation. 

To move 30sqm of Sir Walter up a driveway, and out the back of a home by skid steer usually takes about 10mins. By hand to took me about 25 minutes. So I thought I was doing really well. I was of course a bit red in the face. But feeling very good about myself. 

For larger orders, Coastal Turf comes with our skid steer loaders to take your turf as close as possible to where you wan tot install your new lawn.

When I had finished, the gentleman asked me to look at his existing lawn and give some advice on how to improve the areas. We had a chat, and I suggested some different mowing techniques and fertiliser.

I washed my hands under their garden tap, and thanked them for their order and said not to hesitate to contact us with any queries. 

Then the most wonderful thing happened. The lovely Lady came out with a little plate. She said “If you like cake, you will love this. Thank you for your consideration .” I nearly melted. How absolutely wonderful that this lovely couple thought so much of my service that they brought me a home made cake. I thanked them again and went back to the office to have a slice of cake and a well deserved cup of tea. 

 And everyone knows that little old lady cakes are the best type of cakes you can be served. And one served with kindness and gratitude tastes even better. 

It truely was the best cake I have ever had. I savoured every bite.

So for the best service on the coast, give Coastal Turf an email or a call .And if you are lucky, I will come along and hand deliver your lawn, and share some cake. 

How to create the best lawn in the street at your home

Do you need a step by step guide as to how to create the best lawn in the street? Well at Coastal Turf we have all the answers for you. We have the easy version – a quick 3 point guide to creating the best lawn areas for your home, or the more complicated version that goes into all the fine details. 

The Easy quick clean version is 3 simple easy steps. 

  1. Pick up the phone and call Coastal Turf and arrange for the Turfman to come out to provide you with a easy quote 
  2. Meet Tony at your home and describe what you want your new lawn should look like, shake his hand and arrange the time he will start. 
  3. Wake up on the morning with dirt and brown and muck in your yard. But relax, that night, you will running your toes through luscious lawn. 

 

Three easy steps to creating a beautiful lawn at your home.

But if you are more of the weekend warrior style kinda person, then Coastal Turf has you covered as well. If you haven’t installed a new lawn before, and you don’t know where to start, our team of Lawnatics can talk you through the steps that our experts would go through to create beautiful lawns.

 Like getting the soil right for optimal root growth and health. 

Like sloping the soil away from our home to stop water running into your lounge room. 

Or the correct pattern to install the turf in to stop slippage and make sure that all the slabs sit together properly. 

The steps for the DIY guide for new homes being with  

  1. Call Coastal Turf 
    1. Confirm with the Lawnatics at Coastal Turf which turf variety would be best to become your new lawn
    2. Tell the Lawnatics your email address for the team to send you the DIY guide
  2. Set aside a day to prepare your yard for its brand new lawn. 
    1. Call your Really Really good friends, preferably one with SOME turf installation knowledge and lock them in for the big preparation date 
    2. Ensure you have enough food and drinks for a BBQ for when they help. 
    3. Remember it is really important to hydrate the workers 
  3. Depending upon where you are located, ask for advice from the Lawnatics at Coastal Turf for the best suited soil. 
    1. Have the soil delivered. 
    2. Spread the soil, either by hand or get in a bobcat. 
    3. Remember it is really important to hydrate the workers, but not too much 
    4. Ensure that the soil is sloped slightly away from your home

And the list goes on. Can’t give away all our secrets here. 😉 

Send us a quick email to request your turf installation guide today. Or simply call to start the process on your new lawn.

Easter Lawns

This Easter we thought the best way to decide which lawns were best for backyard fun, was to ask the experts.

And who are better experts on backyard fun, like Easter Egg Hunts, than kids. I know our friends and families kids where very keen to help us out.

Our First group of Easter Egg Hunter experts decided that a thin leafed lawn was the best for Egg hunting, and the occasional fall while rushing to secure your chocolate goodness. See their movie here.

We then invited a larger group of boys and girls to come onto the farm and let us know which thin leafed lawn was their choice for their home.

Check out our second team of experts here. A huge thank you to these experts who made my weekend full of smiles, and the occasional melted Chocolate.

I was hoping that they wouldn’t find them all, but alas, there were no left overs on the farm.

If you have your own little team of experts at your home, who know what will make their back yard a place they all want to go out onto everyday, then bring them out to the farm to help you choose your best new lawn.

Get in Contact with us to arrange your visit. Unfortunately our experts ate all the Chocolate though.

Have a great Easter break everyone. From all the Team at Coastal Turf!

Palmetto Buffalo Lawn

One of the joys that we have as a farm and a small family business, is when our customers send us pictures of the turf they have installed.

The little blades of grass start off as little “babies” in our paddocks and then slowly grow into thick lush harvestable turf.

Then from being a strong healthy turf slab, sitting on a pallet, the last I see of our prodigies, is usually on the back of a truck, heading out to become someones lawn.

Our drivers, lucky men, get to see the exciting beautiful places that our little paddock babies get to become beautiful lawns.

But on special occasions, from special wonderful people, we receive beautiful pictures off the amazing work people do. And one of my favourites is B3nnett Property Group.

Marty is a great guy to chat with, and one of the few people I know who can work side by side with his wife. So much respect to them both!

And this is the beautiful installation of our Beautiful baby Palmetto at Currumbin, to become someones brand new beautiful lawn. I can’t wait to see it grow and mature into a beautiful lawn.

If you want to see more gorgeous lawn pics, head over to Instagram and follow us!
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So when we send out our baby turf slabs to grow and mature into your beautiful new lawn, please do not be shy in sending us baby pictures. We love baby pictures!

Or post them to our Facebook page and we will bring you a Fertiliser pack as a thank you!

Start Green and Stay Green

The best way to ensure that your Lawn stays green is to give it the best start in life.

By purchasing a Coastal Turf Lawn you are already off to a Green Start. Your Coastal Turf lawn will come fertilised, green and fluffy. It will have had all the love and care that a man can give a paddock to create a beautiful lawn.

When you install your new lawn, we recommend that you spread a lovely layer of fertiliser under your turf. This way when the little baby fine rots come out of the slab, looking to establish them selves into your new lawn, they hot a big delicious feed!

Coastal Turf’s Lawnpride Underturf starter will give your lawn the best possible start. It has all the nutrients to aide in quick establishment, as well as the added bonus of water crystals in the perfect quantities, to ensure that your lawn is green and beautiful. Ask us about this product when you order your new CoastaL Turf Lawn.

Then is you want to ensure the continued long term health of your lawn, Coastal Turf has specially formulated products for our Coastal regions to promote the growth and colour of your lawn. As well as protect it from Lawn Grubs and evil invading weeds!

Start Green, Stay Green!

Our team of actual real Horticulturists, and Lawnotics (people who love their lawns) will help you to choose the correct product for your lawn. And bring it straight to your door on the Gold Coast, Tweed Shire and Byron regions. And in March you get the added bonus of a Coastal Turf team member having a quick chat about your lawn onsite as well.

So get in contact with us today to organise your delivery.

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Lawn Life Choices

Often it can become so overwhelming when you choose the right varieties to become your new lawn. So at Coastal Turf we want to take the guess work out of one of your Life Choices. Your Lawn Life Choice.

Your Lawn Life Choice is probably not as dramatic as a lot of your other life choices, like Partner, Career or child’s name, but it is one, that made properly can created a smile on your ace every morning.

The different leaf sizes effect the way your lawn will preform. A thicker leafed lawn will generally perform better in the shade. A thinner leaf lawn will thrive in the heat and sun!

Not only shade and sun will effect your lawn, but also soil type and proximity to the Ocean. At Coastal Turf we have listen to where your new lawn will be, how it will be used, so we can match the best grass type to your lawn.

In our busy days, often you won’t have time to get down to the farm to check out the different grasses, or have time to get to one of our display yards. Knowing this, we have developed a program where we can match grasses to your new lawn and then send you photos of the leaf and what the lawn would look like straight to your phone.

A sample of the leaf size chart we use. call us today to get your comparisons sen tot you to make your Lawn Life Choice

So get in contact with us today and we will assist you in your Lawn Life Choice.

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.