Hang on to your backyard

We need to hang on to the classic Aussie backyard! Find out why our lawns mean so much for us, and how you can make your own yard a classic Australian backyard.

The Aussie backyard is under attack!

With houses getting bigger and blocks getting smaller the classic Australian backyard is facing increased pressure for survival. With the popular rise in Do-It-Yourself and landscape TV programs, many yards have disregarded the lush, green natural lawn which is fundamentally Australian.

Now artificial products, concrete applications and brick pavers cover many backyard and path areas. This leaves little, if any, real space for a grass lawn. Perhaps it is in an effort to bring the indoors out and the outdoors in that sees yards converted to living spaces rather than play spaces. Although the outdoor room is a great way to spend time at home there are drawbacks.

Many customers believe they can’t have lawns because the grass varieties can’t thrive in their modern spaces. With the evolution of premium grass varieties this doesn’t have to be case.

Positive benefits of a lawn

There are numerous arguments that can be made in favour of an expansive and lush lawn backyard. One of the largest benefits has to do with the way a lawn combats the extreme heat.


Are you aware that grass remains cooler than any other surface in direct sunlight? If you think about walking around barefoot on a hot surface where do you go to get relief? The grass of course. In fact, asphalt and concrete are a full 30 degrees hotter than natural grass. Natural grass is cooler by a margin of 20 degrees over the synthetic grass alternative, and its 14 degrees cooler than straight soil. Think about it; who would rather walk across the heated surface of synthetic grass, not just the uncomfortable texture but the radiant heat will have you running for your pool. Now, when have you ever had to sprint across your lawn because your feet were burning hot?


Another consideration to take into account when deciding on a natural lawn is the ecological benefits natural grass offers. Studies show when it comes to global warming, grass lawns have the identical cooling effect to 8 tonnes of straight air conditioning. What’s more grass automatically absorbs outside airborne pollutants. Without a lawn to protect the ground, these pollutants and harmful substances would be absorbed into the ground and eventually the water table and streams. Don’t mistake the difference lawn makes in this situation. It’s proven that just 2,500 square meters of lawn will absorb through its surface area ample carbon dioxide. It also releases sufficient clean oxygen into the fresh air supply to support a four-person family each day.

A naturally good choice for your family

Of course we’ve yet to mention the biggest benefit. An expansive lawn provides plenty of room for children and grandchildren to play outdoors. When kids are looking to play cricket they certainly can’t do it on deck or hard surface, they need a lawn.

New lawn varieties need less maintenance than traditional grasses and perform in even the most challenging environments. So, you don’t have to give up on the traditional Australian backyard just yet.

Have a look at the turf varieties Turfco has on offer to see which one suits your home best. From the shade classic Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo to the ultimate in winter colour and lowest water usage TifTuf Bermuda. Or perhaps the low maintenance & fine-leaf shade-tolerant luxury Sir Grange Zoysia. There is the perfect lawn for every Australian backyard and budget.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    - Susan, Tapitallee

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    - John, Jim's Mowing, Kiama

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    - Reece, Hyams Beach

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

    - Matt, Wollongong

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

    - Robyn, Greenwell Point

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    - Mark, Warilla High School

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    - Bronwyn, Vincentia

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

    - Patrick, Illawong

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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