Which turf do the best use?


In some ways, lawns are similar to golf clubs. If you want to play your best, you need the best gear.

If you want the best lawn you need the best turf varieties. A lot can be done to make an inferior grass look great, but it will take more work and more money in the long run. Consider the money spent on product applications and water bills to get the result you are after. 

What do the best in the industry use when it comes to turf?

You just have to look at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show as the perfect example. Leading landscapers and designers from all across the country and overseas, design and install amazing display gardens in the hopes of winning a gold medal in their respective categories.

They know that in order to achieve their goals, they need to be using the best products available. This includes the turf variety they use.

More choice than ever

The best turf varieties are the ones proven to perform and are superior to other available species. For many years the turf variety of choice in professional circles has been Sir Walter DNA Certified. It is still the most versatile turf variety available. But there are now some new kids on the block. Turf varieties with different characteristics to provide you with more options.

The choice of turf varieties at this and last year’s show were once again turf varieties from Australia’s industry leading turf organisation, Lawn Solutions Australia. Sir Grange Zoysia is being heralded as the most impressive grass to ever appear at the show. It was utilised on many of this year’s gardens. Multiple award-winning Landscaper Martin Semken from Semken Landscaping knows the importance of utilising the best products available. They knew Sir Grange was the answer when it came to deciding on the turf variety for his display garden.

Where else do we look to for inspiration on the best types of grass?

In true Aussie fashion, we pay special attention to sporting grounds of course! Australians love their sport and if the groundsman, curators and superintendents are using a particular turf variety, then it must be good gear. TifTuf has been the turf of choice in recent times in this department. It has shown itself to be one of the hardest wearing and drought tolerant grasses. It is the quickest repairing grass ever to be used on an Australian sporting surface.

Grounds right across Australia have been looking to transition into this variety and many grounds have already reaped the benefits. Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Redcliffe Dolphins and the Maitland Blacks Rugby Ground have all had TifTuf installed. Many other grounds including Suncorp Stadium (Lang Park) and the Gabba are also undertaking trials and are impressed with what they have seen.

If you are looking to put the best of the best in at your place, contact Turfco on 1300 TURFCO.

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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

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Tim, South Nowra

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Patrick, Illawong 

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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 

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Jim's Mowing, Kiama

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Gary, Berry

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

Bronwyn, Vincentia

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Would definitely use your company again in the future.

Karen, Mt Pleasant

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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

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Lake Conjola - Mark

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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

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Victoria & Gary, Illawarra

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Anon, Berry

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Matt, Wollongong

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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