About

About Turfco

Today Turfco produces in excess of 200 acres of high quality turf; it is the NSW South Coast’s one and only Lawn Solutions Accredited grower along with being the area’s only certified AUSGAP turf farm.

The Lawn Solutions accredited allows Turfco to offer our 10 year turf product warranty on all varieties inclusive of the Australian Favourite Sir Walter DNA Certified.

Turfco employs up to 15 local staff and continues to actively support the local area economically and culturally.

The local turf experts

Turfco specialises in all types of turf work from residential lawns to sports stadiums. We consider ourselves as lawn experts and when we sell a lawn, we want you to have it for life! We can assist greatly with ground preparation and provide great advice on the selection of your new lawn.

Turfco services include:

  • Supplying high quality turf
  • Lawn replacements and conversions,
  • Ground preparation
  • Lawn installation
  • Project maintenance
  • Sports field construction
  • Erosion control
  • Colourguard Turf Colourant supply and application
  • Top dressing
  • Fertilising
  • Weed control
  • Aerating

Delivering great results

Our goal is to continue to be an industry leader in delivering the highest quality turf for any project. Exceeding customers’ expectations and delivering great results on time and on budget.

Turfco in the community

Turfco and the Turfco Cows support a number of important charities, causes and local sporting organisations. We encourage everyone to get involved in their local community.

Click on the following charities to find out more information on how you can get involved too!

Camp Quality

All funds raised go directly to Camp Quality Illawarra who brightens the lives of kids with cancer by bringing hope and happiness to them, and their families, through dedicated support programs.

Quackfest

Quackfest is one of the largest locally community run charity events in the Shoalhaven. All profits are used to fund charities associated with education, homelessness and domestic violence.

Biggest Morning Tea

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an opportunity for friends, family or workmates to come together, share a cuppa and some delicious food, and help those affected by cancer.

Pink Ribbon Day

Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day helps raise funds in support of the many thousands of Australian women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. 

Relay For Life

Welcome! Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.

movember

Movember

The Movember Foundation aims to raise funds to address the state of mens health. Mental health, prostate cancer and testicular cancer are all core issues that Movember is addressing on a global scale.

Berry RSL Sub-branch

Providing for the well-being, care, compensation and commemoration of serving and ex-serving Defence Force personnel and their dependants.

The Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club

The Shoalhaven Heads Golf Club is a locally run golf course that was originally community funded. Turfco provides grass related services to ensure the sustainability of the club for the community.

The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc

The Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Inc (HARS) is a not-for-profit organisation and was formed in 1979 by a group of aviation enthusiasts interested in the preservation of Australian aviation history.

The Magpies Berry-Shoalhaven Heads

The Berry-Shoalhaven Heads Magpies RLFC proudly supported by Turfco Australia.

The Vikings Rugby Club Wollongong

The Vikings Rugby Club in Wollongong proudly supported by Turfco Australia.

Bomaderry Tigers Junior AFL Club

The Bomaderry Tigers Junior AFL Club proudly supported by Turfco Australia.

Turfco leading the way

Turf farming was still a fairly new industry then and was treated by the local council as quarrying, with mountains of legislation and approval processes, which at the time saw the business almost give up.

However, after being successful in changing state legislation, Turfco pressed on to become one of the country’s most successful turf businesses.

Throughout its history Turfco has been an industry leader; Turfco was the first turf farm to introduce Couch, Fescue, Zoysia and Soft leaf Buffalo to the region.

When Turfco commenced all turf was harvested by walk-behind harvesters with turf being hand rolled on the ground then manually loaded and then unloaded onto trucks.

In 1993 Turfco imported the first automatic harvester from the USA and today all turf is now harvested by machines that harvest and deliver turf on a conveyor belt.

The turf is quality checked on the belt and placed on pallets and forklift loaded onto trucks. These innovative machines even have laser guided steering. As a result, turf harvesting is no longer the back breaking job it once was.

Turfco intends to still be taking care of its customers in the Shoalhaven, Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands in another 30 years, and will continue to lead the way in the industry through the use of the latest technology and knowledge, combined with the highest levels of service.

Turfco and the Environment

Turfco prides itself on sustainable farming practices. Our Picturesque farm located in Jaspers Brush fortunately receives majority of our irrigation water harvested from rainfall into our dams.

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.

Sustainability

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 the use of organic fertilisers such as Poultry Manure.

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 we minimise the need to draw water from local waterways.

 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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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

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

Sincere thanks for your generosity with the recent supply of turf to Ray Robinson Oval – it's assisted immensely with upkeep and preseason preparation.

Fernhill Soccer Club

Thank you for your professionalism and attention to detail with the installation of Sir Walter. It has transformed our newly built home with the finishing touch it so desperately needed.

Tim, South Nowra

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

Patrick, Illawong 

Jed and his buddy are wonderful. You guys are a real credit to Turfco.

Robyn, Greenwell Point 

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

The area is looking excellent – a huge improvement on the original! I appreciate your team's efforts.

Lile, Keiraville 

Please 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

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!

Greenhills Beach - Belinda Roberts

Big thanks to Marcus Josh and Jed – very professional, courteous with nothing being a problem, a job well done and another happy customer – will not hesitate to recommend you guys.

Kevin, Port Kembla 

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

Jim's Mowing, Kiama

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

Gary, Berry

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

Bronwyn, Vincentia

Very very happy with the service we received, everyone was courteous, polite and professional.
Would definitely use your company again in the future.

Karen, Mt Pleasant

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.

Surf Beach - Ann

Thanks Joe and Marcus for everything and to the guys that did the lawn, they were fantastic and did a great job.

Melinda, Renwick

Jed and Jamie worked their butts off today and did a fantastic job turfing our front lawn. Your whole operation is totally professional and we could not be more pleased with the end result.

Tony, Sutherland

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.

Lake Conjola - Mark

These guys were awesome! Nothing was too much to ask. Thanks again.

Susan, South Coast NSW

I am amazed at the difference the turf installation has made to the backyard. You made everything so very easy, I will certainly be recommending you. If I need turf again Turfco will be the first company I turn to.

Margarethe, Shellharbour

Great product, excellent service and the most professional experience we have had so far with our renovation. Please use us as a referee to other potential clients, they won't regret it.

Victoria & Gary, Illawarra

Excellent customer service. Marcus gave good advice on what turf to use and had no problems coming a second time to help us keep in budget. The team were polite, friendly, efficient and did a terrific job on our large backyard. It looks amazing. 

Anon, Berry

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

Matt, Wollongong

Marcus and 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

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

 Mick, Wollongong

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

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

Reece, Jervis Bay

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

Mark, Wollongong

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