Turfco and the Environment

Turfco prides itself in its sustainable farming practices. Our Turfco Turf is grown without the need for excessive fertilising and irrigation, this is something that some competitors need to do in order to increase crop turnover. Our turnaround timeframe for each turf crop is greater than most competitors as we are focused on the turf growing in natural, nature-dependent circumstances, as opposed to an artificial environment created by regular irrigation and manufactured fertilisers. Our turf typically depends more on the elements than other turf farms as we believe that if the turf is established in a more realistic, natural environment it will be more suited to the area it ends up in. Fortunately we are situated in a climate where our average rainfall is around 60 inches a year, significantly reducing the need for excessive irrigation.

Organic fertilisers

As much as possible, we focus on using organic fertilisers such as chicken manure along with organic matter to increase nutrient content in the soil. A question we are often asked is “How come your paddocks do not get lower each time you harvest the turf?” We mulch mow all of our turf, meaning lots of organic matter from the turf clippings is placed back into the soil along with organic fertilisers. This combined with sustainable harvesting techniques reduce the amount of top soil removed when harvesting turf.

Recycled water

Our Jaspers Brush farm near Berry is uniquely situated on a hill below a beautiful coastal escarpment. With our catchment drains we are able to recycle the majority of excess rainwater which then flows into our dams to be used for irrigation if needed, meaning water is not taken unnecessarily from local waterways.

Bio-netting

All of our Turfco Turf netted varieties are grown with Bio-degradable netting that is designed to break down over a short period of time, unlike standard netting which is still commonly used in the turf industry. This allows our turf to stay bound together when harvested as with standard netting, however once established will break down unlike standard netting that can get caught in lawn mowers or be a trip hazard for years to come. This is yet another point of difference in terms of sustainability and quality that we pride ourselves on here at Turfco.

There are also a number of reasons why turf is naturally good for the environment. These include:

  • Turf loves stopping erosion
  • Encourages healthy living, outdoors and exercising
  • Absorbs heat, breaks up radiant energy, reducing glare and has a cooling effect
  • Reduces Co2 emissions and generates oxygen
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  • Jed and his buddy are wonderful. You guys are a real credit to Turfco.

    - Robyn, Greenwell Point

  • On behalf of our club I wish to pass onto yourself and Turfco are sincere thanks for your generosity with the recent supply of turf to Ray Robinson oval. This has assisted our club immensely with the upkeep and preseason preparation to our ground.  Again we say thanks. We appreciate your support. 

    - Fernhill Soccer Club

  • We were very very happy with the service we received, everyone we were involved with were courteous, polite and professional. Would definitely use your company again in the future.

    - Karen, Mt Pleasant

  • Both Marcus & Joe are very professional and know exactly what they are doing; their friendly personalities and workmanship makes them a credit to your company.

    - James, South Coast NSW

  • Thanks Marcus! I have to say you and your team are one of the most professional trades I have come across and the lawn looks great! 

    - Belinda, Greenhills Beach

  • Fantastic , I bought it online Wednesday and it was delivered to my door on Friday, doesn't get any better than that. Thanks

    - Warwick, Goulburn

  • I just want to thank yourself and Marcus for everything and to the guys that did the job, they were fantastic and did a great job.

    - Melinda, Renwick

  • Product arrived with good grass growth and a nice root mass. Please pass on my thanks to your team.

    - John, Jim's Mowing, Kiama

  • The new lawn looks great! Thank you very much the boys did a top job.

    - Matt, Wollongong

  • Thank you for your help in the installation of our new turf – I am really happy with it and amazed at what a difference it has made to the backyard. Your company made everything so very easy, I will certainly be recommending you. If ever I need turf laid again Turfco will be the first company I turn to.

    - Margarethe, Shellharbour

  • Joe, Scott and the team did a great job yesterday and despite having all four seasons during the afternoon, we smashed the turf laying records and got the job done.

    - Jeff, Kangaroo Valley

  • I would just like to thank you and particularly Jed and Jamie who worked their butts off today, and have done a fantastic job turfing our front lawn.   Your whole operation is totally professional and  we could not be more pleased with the end result.   Thanks again.

    - Tony & Kay, Sutherland

  • Just a quick message to say a big thank you to the driver who delivered the Turf on Saturday. He placed the turf in positions that made it easier for our guys to lay the turf. Thanks again.

    - Ann, Surf Beach

  • The boys who laid the lawn were AWESOME . .. very polite , worked hard and more than helpful with instructions for care.

    - Bronwyn, Vincentia

  • Thanks very much for the photos!  The area is looking excellent - a huge improvement on the original !!  I appreciate all your team's efforts and hopefully we'll be able to successfully maintain the turf until it is well established!

    - Lile, Keiraville

  • Hi Marcus , just to let you know that the boys and yourself are a credit to your company. Their work ethics are second to none. Thank you.

    - Mark, Lake Conjola

  • Just wanted to thank you for the great product excellent service and the most professional experience we have had so far with our renovation. Josh and Joe were fantastic. Please feel free to use us as a referee to other potential clients, they won't regret it.

    - Victoria & Gary, Illawarra

  • Turfco did an amazing job at my place and now I want to repeat it!

    - Reece, Hyams Beach

  • Just like to say a big thanks to Marcus Josh and Jed, all very professional, courteous with nothing being a problem, a job well done and another happy customer,will not hesitate to recommend you guys.

    - Kevin and Florence Handford, Port Kembla

  • Hi Marcus & Jed, thanks again for your work, we really love our lawn!

    - Gary, Berry

  • Thank you for the great job your guy did on Wednesday. I recommend you guys to everyone. Thanks heaps!

    - Mick, Lake Heights

  • Nathan, Josh and Brendon were a delight to deal with and did a fantastic job.

    - Patrick, Illawong

  • These guys were awesome! Nothing was too much to ask, Thanks guys

    - Susan, Tapitallee

  • Thank you for a quick and professional job at our school.

    - Mark, Warilla High School

  • Our lawn is looking great, I'm really happy with it; I never thought I would be a lawn person but turns out I am!

    - Mick, West Wollongong

  • Thank you Marcus & Joe for such excellent customer service. Marcus gave us good advice on what turf to use and had no problems coming to offer his advice a second time to help us keep to our budget. Joe and his team were polite, friendly and efficient and did a terrific job on our very large backyard. It looks amazing. We've mowed it twice now and it looks like it has been there forever.

    - Berry

  • Thank you so much for your professionalism and attention to detail with the supply and installation of our Sir Walter at our newly built house. It has totally transformed the look of our home and has provided the finishing touch it so desperately needed.

    - Tim McGoldrick, South Nowra

  • Just a quick note to thank your guy for a great install - we had the perfect weather for laying (rained all day !!!) Looking a treat and I'll be in touch for more just as soon as this lot is established.

    - Michael, Tallong