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.