A blue Couch Lawn on a Budget?

Do you need a Blue Couch lawn, but you a a budget you have to stick to? Yes I said NEED.

I think a soft comfortable, low watering, dark green, inviting lawn is a need. A need because you need someone to relax. A need because you NEED a place to be happy. A NEED because you have to breathe and a lawn is the best place to convert CO2 to beautiful O2.

So at Coastal Turf we have a paddock that is nearly ready, but not quite A grade quality. So we thought rather than letting it get fat at our farm, why not send it to mature as someones lawn. And we are happy to provide you with all the advice to make your lawn the best in the street.

This is a super special price of $6 per sqm. And will only be here while the stocks last. Call us now to ask about the Special Blue . 0266763695

Colds, Coughs and Why Mums know best.

Did anyone else’s Mum make them sit outside in the sun on the grass when they were sick as a kid and read a book?

When we were sick and the was sun in the sky, she would bundle us outside on a blanket and some pillows to lie in the sun to read a book. She said the sunshine, fresh air and the natural world would make us feel better.

And it did. Having a runny nose and being able to blow it outside and then have that wonderful hit of fresh clean air in your lungs made it, somehow, easier to breathe. And if you did sneeze on the lawn it landed on the grass. It wasn’t the end of the world.

And quite possibly, just a day relaxing reading your book, sipping on lots of fluids all day, was a healer in itself. But I truely believe that being outside made a difference as well.

As I got older and sillier (I know you are meant to get wiser, but you know when you first move out and you know EVERYTHING! Teenagers and early 20s people are not meant to be SMART people), and possibly a little lazier cause I didn’t have my mum to look after me when I was sick, I used to lie in bed when Colds and flus invaded my body. And all I can remember about those days was the bed would smell yuck. The sheets, the pillows and the quilt all had that sick smell about them. And I think that prolonged my illnesses. And gave myself more housework to do as well.

As I got a little older, I finally got wiser. And definitely less lazier. It may have come from the fact that I now had children of my own. And all of a sudden all these crazy things your mum used to do for you, made sense. And I do them for my kids now. And thankfully myself as well.

This weekend I have caught a cold. I am coughing and sniffing. My hankies, that I never usually carry, are pilled up high in my pockets. I smell of Vicks and my travel coffee cup which is usually filled with rich dark coffee happy smells, is filled to the top with warm with tea. And I am sucking on those cough lollies like there is no tomorrow. My voice, the boys on the farm say, sounds like someone who has smoked for 40 years. ( Just pointing our I have never smoked at all. )

But by going outside, and in the sun, sitting on the grass, sipping my tea, working on my iPad, and even driving my tractor around I am feeling a lot better than I know I would if I lay down in bed and sweated all the yuck into my sheets.

The fresh air is divine. The smell of the freshly cut grass is intoxicatingly wonderful as it over powers the Vicks. The warmth of the sun is making me warm inside and out.

I have a chicken soup on at home in the slow cooker which is going to be amazing! I mean my taste bugs are a little bland at the moment so I might add some extra chilli as well, but I am really looking forward to dinner time. Chicken soup is always a winner when you have a cold. This is my fav winter cold soup recipe.

In the mean time I will use the sun to make me feel warmer. And sitting doing my work today and using my version of a Table made of a Pallet for my work is a brighter and fresher way to spend my day. I think I am feeling better already. And I will use the grass as my chair and feel its comforting leaves help me on my way to recovery.

My Mum really did know best. When the winter coughs and colds come around, take a blanket, or a chair and perch yourself up on your lawn, preferably a Coastal Turf lawn because it will be so soft and comforting (and that is what you need when you are sick. Lots of Comfort) , and breathe the fresh air, open up your lungs again and let your smile return to your face!

Mens Mental Health and his lawn.

Well its the middle of June, and this marks the end of Mens mental health week. It is so important to get our men in our lives out there and talking.

And you know what? Your lawn is a great conversation starter for Men. A great lawn, that is thick and green us a great conversation starter. Neighbours will often stick their head over the fence and ask a quick “how’d you do it” question. and this can lead to so much more Men talk.

Even the most mundane talking about silly things like “how’s your lawn going mate” can lead to Real conversations about how a Mans days went. And all this talking realises little endorphins in Mens heads to make them Feel. And feel good.

And this talking for Mental Health does not have to just be over the fence. It could be with passers by. Or even on Social Media. The Australian Lawn Fanatics on Facebook is a great place for people to come together. And chat. Increasing good Mental Health.

And just being outside in the fresh air, breathing in all the great Oxygen that your lawn creates, is great for Mental Health. Man, Woman or Child.

And what is better for our retired Men than a good lawn bowls. There is always conversations over the grass those days.

Mental health is like all health. It has its Healthy strong times and its weak sick times. It’s important to everyone, that we try to keep ourselves Healthy. And if something as simple as your lawn can help you increase your Healthy strong Mental health, then let’s all get into it. You don’t need an expensive lawn. You don’t even need to start our strong. Just let your Mental health grow Healthy while making your lawn Healthy and strong too.

I am surrounded by men here at Coastal Turf. And in my family. And I know how hard it is for Men to have a chat with their girls about “stuff” but how easy it is for them to have a chat about Lawn care and Lawn Health. And how that just sometimes, that nothing chat change lift them up a little when thing have been a bit down.

So this weekend I am concentrating on Mens mental health. And making him smile more often like this.

Lawns and happiness

Is your lawn the first and the last thing you see as you leave and come home?

And does this lawn make you smile and feel so happy to be home? Or does it make you cringe and feel sad and disappointed?

I now how important home time relaxing time is. When you get home and finally walk thorough your door, you want the pressures of the day to wash away. But if you come home to a patchy, brown, sad looking lawn, sometimes it can bring you down even further.

Our Mental health is something that is so terribly important to us all. But it is something we all often forget about. And put our mental states last, not the importance list.

Research has shown that by having access to green spaces, and I mean actual GREEN spaces, your mental health is vastly improved. People are shown to recover faster from life changing events when they have access to GREEN areas.

And your lawn, at home, the first and the last thing you see as you come and leave home each day, is probably the most important green space you can ever have.

At Coastal Turf we have turf varieties to become your new lawn that take more of the stresses out of your life.

Drought tolerant grasses so you don’t have to stress about watering your lawn.

Shade tolerant grasses so your home can stay private with the shade of trees, but still have a lush lawn.

And low maintenance lawns so you don’t have to stress about mowing.

It’s all about you having a smile on your face, a happy skip tp your step and that content “all is good with the world” feeling in your heart.

Get in contact with us and we can help you get that smile back on your face and that light feeling in your heart.

Queens Birthday weekend

Well like all Australian traditions, in Nsw this weekend is Queens Birthday Public Holiday on Monday. we are taking the weekend to ensure that the grass grows green and the peoples face are smiling

We are closed Saturday 8th , Sunday 9th, and Monday 10th June.

We hope you enjoy your little holiday as well.

Australian Backyard Lawns

Backyards are more than just that bit at the rear of your home. Backyards, and especially back lawns, are the All Australian sanctuary. The place we entertain. The place we relax. The place we send our kids when we need a bit of space. The all important outdoor room. And of course a perfect area for your much loved pets. 

As your sanctuary, your backyard offers you peace of mind. Leave the inside world. The inside which holds all the computers, phones, and work commitments of your world. Whereas your back yard has no power points no access to the work world. Just time away from all of that. 

The Australian backyard is where we all do most of our entertaining. The all Australian BBQ fired up on the back verandah, while everyone stands around on your lawn, having a chat about thier weeks,  glass in hand, finally relaxing. The green comfort carpet of your lawn is so party friendly it will even clean up for you any spills your party goers may throw at it. 

Your back lawn is the perfect place to take a few moments. The perfect place to slowly unwind in the warm sun. The perfect place to set ups chair and a beverage and take big deep satisfying breathes. And have that well deserved drink. That is until your back lawn turns from being a quiet humble place to one of many adventures.

How many times have you heard a Mum yell use your inside voice. Well no need in your backyard. That is the place for outside voices. For wild thrilling squeals of delight . Your back lawn is the perfect place to send your wild ones onto to run, bounce, yell, and play. To use their imaginations. And their bodies to play with all shaped balls.

Every home should have a back yard lawn with room for kids to move around  the wheelie bin to use as stumps for a very traditional game of Backyard Cricket!  Then when the sun is lower in the sky, and the air is cooler, it’s time to bring out the oval ball and play no shoes football. And if the play tends to turn a bit rough, a soft comforting Coastal Turf lawn will provide the perfect place for your little one to take a fall. 

Every back yard lawn screams out for a fur baby to call their own. Back yards and Dogs go hand in hand, skipping through the grass. A back lawn, covered in a robust, but comforting lawn, is there perfect place for active and not so active dogs to call their own room of your home. The back lawn is the place of frolicking, ball catching, fence running and general shenanigans, as well as providing an eco friendly toilet.

And when the kids, dogs, family and friends all  get together to really test your lawn out, there is no better lawn than a Coastal Turf lawn to make sure your backyard sanctuary shines bright, green, thick and lush. Your backyard is one of the best places in your home. That extra room in your home to escape the work pressures of life and remember how to enjoy your family and friends again. Thats the power of a Coastal Turf backyard lawn. 

Ask the Experts – Which grass is best for Football?

At Coastal Turf we believe that the pathway to true knowledge is to learn from people around you.

So we asked our local football team which grass was best to play football on at home or on the Big Field.

Give your Dog the lawn they deserve

I was flicking through Instagram with my daughter who is 13, looking at memes.We cam across meme “I just want to make enough money to get my dog the yard he deserves.”

It was so cute. And made us both think about how much we love our two fur babies. Two crazy Kelpies who believe that they are really little lap dogs, who just happen to be able to run like the wind.

They are beautiful girls. And we love them. And really they are probably the most spoilt girls, with 23 acres of green grass to run around on.

They are our “Testers”. They ensure that the grasses are good for all dogs. Our Testers ensure that it good to rub your tummy on. They make sure it recovers after they have run all over it.

And most importantly to all dog lovers, that the grasses do NOT cause any irritation to their skin.

Ethel the Turfdog also makes sure that our installers are doing a Top Dog Job!

Our dogs our part of our family. They are not our “pets”. That is a silly word. They are just the four legged members of our family. And sometimes, well usually, they are my favourites.

They are not as needy. Hardy ever answer back. And always, always they are super excited to see me when I get home.

If you are like me and love your Dogs, and they are part of your family, and you want the best for them, Give us a call. We can help you get the lawn your dog deserves.

We can help match the best turf grass to become your new lawn, the carpet for where your Four legged family member can frolic, and play. Or create the discrete area where your Four legged baby can use the toilet facilities. We match a lawn with your family.

Coastal Turf also ensures that we keep our lawns budget friendly. So you can provide your Dog with the lawn they deserve.

Make your dogs smile like Kai!

Kai is very happy with his new lawn!

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.