Turf Varieties

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Summary Table

Environmental Conditions Recommended Turf Variety
Sunny with high amounts of traffic Wintergreen
Shady with high amounts of traffic Soft Leaf Buffalo  or Carpety Coastal Mix
Partly shady with medium amounts of traffic Palmetto Buffalo or  Coastal Mix
Full sun with little amounts of traffic Queensland Blue Couch or Empire Zoysia
Shady – 3-4 hours sunlight Palmetto Buffalo
Very Shady – 2-3 hours sunlight Sweet Smother Grass

Blue Couch

(Digitaria didactyla) – Available NOW! A and B grade available 

pinik ed qld blue

  • Native to Queensland, Far Northern New SouthWales and Western Australia.
  • It is a very soft, deep blue-green, fine textured grass.
  • Excellent sun tolerance.
  • Tolerates coastal conditions extremely well.
  • Minimal maintenance.

Summary – Queensland Blue Couch is the ideal turf for the sunny areas around your house such as the front yard and entertaining areas, as a beautiful dark green lawn is achieved year round with a minimal amount of lawn maintenance. Its softness and dark colour presents beautifully. A great lawn to sit on, lay on, and play with the kids. 


(Cynodon dactylon) – Available

picnik version

  • Thrives in full sun conditions (requiring approximately 7hrs of sunlight a day).
  • Excellent traffic tolerance (kids playing, dogs running & cars parking).
  • Ranges from a light green to a dark green colour.
  • Good tolerance of cold and frosty conditions, making it ideal for the hinterland areas of the Tweed and Gold Coasts.
  • Readily adapts to different environments (hot and dry conditions, to cold and moist conditions).

Summary – Wintergreen is the ideal turf for areas that receive a great amount of wear and tear from traffic, such as; backyards, caravan parks, sports ovals, council footpaths, car parking lots and walkways.

Palmetto Buffalo

(Stenotaprum secundatum spp) – Available

piknik version

  • An improved variety of buffalo grass that originated from Florida U.S.A.
  • Excellent Shade tolerance (requiring only 2- 3hrs of sunlight per day).
  • Excellent weed resistance year round (as a thick mat like turf is created).
  • Excellent green winter colour, even in frosty conditions
  • Less mowing required than other Soft Leaf Buffaloes, due to Palmetto coming from a tropical environment (Florida) to another here on the Gold / Tweed Coast.

Summary – Palmetto Buffalo is the ideal turf for those who desire a low maintenance high quality thick leafed lawn all year round and for areas such as display homes, feature gardens and grassed areas around apartment complexes. Palmetto makes a great outside carpet for families to enjoy.

Sweet Smother Grass

(Dactyloctenium australe) – Available March 

sweet smother after

  • A course textured grass that is lime green in colour with very soft leaves.
  • Excellent shade tolerance (requiring approx 2hrs of filtered sunlight per day).
  • Poor traffic tolerance.
  • Unique course texture created due to ‘curly’ leaves.
  • Requires free draining Soil, excellent for sandy soils

Summary – Sweet Smother grass is the ideal turf for those who desire a unique coarse textured lawn and for areas such as feature gardens and grassed areas around apartment complexes that suffer from a great amount of shade but DO NOT receive very much traffic. The Perfect turf lawn under larger trees, such as Macadamias.

‘Empire’ Zoysia Grass

(Zoysia japonica spp)  – Available 
piknik version

  • Originates from Asia, Japan and Korea. (known in Japan as ‘Japanese Grass’)
  • Empire Zoysia has an excellent Dark Emerald Green Colour all year round
  • The leaf size which is half way between a Couch and a buffalo, which gives Empire Zoysia the soft under foot feel of a couch lawn, but with the hard wearing qualities of a buffalo lawn.
  • Empire Zoysia “sleeps” over winter, requiring little to no maintenance (mowing, watering, fertilising) and grows so slowly over summer that you only need to mow every 15 days.
  • Empire Zoysia requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight a day.
  • Empire Zoysia tells you when it needs watering by curling its leaf.
  • Empire Zoysia is a thick dense lush lawn, meaning that it is less likely to allow weeds invasion.
  • Summary – Zoysia is an ideal option for those that do not desire the course textured Buffalo grasses but still require a grass that is capable of growing in shady conditions and can tolerate a moderate amount of wear. E-Z lawns are very low maintenance but have a fantastic colour all year round!


Coastal Mix

The perfect kids lawn – Available NOW 

  • An Australian Native
  • excellent traffic tolerance, Extremely good for children and animals
  • Great for shady areas (requires approx. 5 hours of sunlight a day)
  • Slow Growth rate
  • Dark green colour
  • Summary – Coastal Mix is the perfect family grass. It is light and soft underfoot, but wont be worn away by little feet or paws. Carpet Grass requires less mowing as like a carpet will grow out and as a native has adapted to thrive in our wet and dry climate. Combined with the softness and dark colour of the Qld Blue Couch, Coastal Mix has the best of both worlds – tough yet soft and fluffy. Carpet Grass within a symbiotic relationship with Queensland blue couch creates the Perfect Family Back Yard Lawn Grass – Coastal Turf’s Coastal Mix. Grows in sandy salty soils as well as richer darker soils. Coastal Mix now comes in 3 Varieties




  • Coastal Turf uses and recommends Dino Fert underneath your turf. Dino Fert is an all Purpose fertiliser.
  • • 100% Organic. • Adds essential organic matter to replenish soil structure.dinofert_standard_granular • Slow release so it lasts longer and does not burn plants. • Enhances moisture retention and aeration of soil. • Promotes microbial and earthworm activity. • Improves the soil cation capacity resulting in greater nutrient retention. • Heat treated to kill weed seeds and to significantly reduce harmful bacteria. • Consistent, easy spreading product unlike raw poultry manure. • Granules require less watering in as they filter down easily through the soil. • Contains minimal dust.


  • Disclaimer
  • Turf is a living organism that requires nutrients, moisture and sunlight to grow.
  1. Coastal Turf does not offer any money back guarantees, choose your turf carefully and maintain that product accordingly. Coastal Turf can only offer our best advice on suitable turf varieties from the customers description of the area. Ongoing advice and consultation can be arranged accordingly if required.
  2. Coastal Turf’s obligations end once the product is delivered onto the customer’s site
  3. Coastal Turf does not take any responsibility for the on going care, appearance, watering, nor quality of the turf.
  4. Coastal Turf does not take any responsibility for any damage done to the property on site for a delivery or installation that may be caused unless that damage was properly and specifically cautioned by the owner or the site foreman to the individual Coastal Turf employee.
  5. Coastal Turf will provide upon request to the customer with the required information to establish and maintain a quality lawn: this information is made available to Coastal Turf’s customers as a recommendation only.
  6. Coastal turf products are delivered and installed according to Coastal Turf’s standards and codes of practices.
  7. Coastal Turf is a member of the QTPA and the TPA and adheres to the relevant industry Guidelines and codes of practices.
  8. Risk in any turf supplied By Coastal Turf to a customer shall pass when the turf is delivered to the customer or into custody on the customers’ behalf but ownership in such turf is retained by Coastal Turf until payment is made for the turf and all other turf supplied by Coastal Turf to the Customer.
  9. Coastal Turf offers a range of payment options including direct deposit, Eftpos Facilities, cash and cheque. Coastal Turf does NOT offer account services.  All invoices must be paid upon receiving the turf.  All invoices paid via our credit card facilities will show “Mt Victoria Enterprises Pty Ltd” as the payee.