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Prompt delivery to all Melbourne suburbs. Fresh cut slab turf from the farm.
Instant Turf Supply to All Melbourne Suburbs
Coolabah Turf is an award-winning grower and supplier of premium instant turf and lawn solutions to Victorian residential, council and commercial landscape customers.
We provide prompt delivery of fresh cut slab turf from our farm to all Melbourne suburbs, so no matter where you live, your instant lawn is only a phone call away.
We have an intimate knowledge of Melbourne conditions and only choose those turf varieties that will produce the best results for our customers living in this region. Our varieties are grown by local experts, are able to be laid all year round, and are designed to thrive in a variety of weather conditions.
Our Chosen Turf Varieties Suited For Melbourne’s Local Weather Conditions
Sitting on the boundary between hot inland areas and the cool southern ocean, Melbourne is well known for its changeable weather. From damp, cloudy winters to gales and thunderstorms in spring and summer, growing conditions can vary widely depending on where you live and what you’re trying to grow.
So when it comes to turf in Melbourne, successful results depend on choosing a trusted local grower and a quality product best suited to perform in our unpredictable Melbourne conditions all year round.
Our varieties are grown by local experts, are able to be laid all year round and are designed to thrive in a variety of weather conditions.
Reasons to choose Coolabah Turf
Our turf is drought and shade tolerant and child and pet friendly and built to last a lifetime. Our instant lawn varieties include Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo, Village Green, Santa Ana Couch and Common Kikuyu and all are harvested fresh daily and delivered directly to your site.
SLAB CUT TURF
All of our turf is slab-cut and is extremely easy to install. It’s fast growing, with less water needed during establishment and it has a thicker soil base and root system. And there’s no need for top dressing, which means a big saving in both time and money.
Our turf is harvested daily and delivered to your home or project site within 24 hours from harvest and we deliver 6 days a week including Saturdays. And it’s transported in temperature-controlled refrigerated trucks which feature a tailgate forklift, so the turf can be placed close to your site, minimising laying time.
OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Our Coolabah team is accredited to produce Australian Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) varieties and we have more than two decades of growing experience.We have an intimate knowledge of local Melbourne conditions and only choose those turf varieties that will produce the best results for our customers living in this region.
We deliver across Melbourne
Coolabah Turf delivers right across Melbourne CBD and surrounding areas including;
So whether you’re in the CBD or the outer suburbs, your instant lawn is only a phone call away.
We operate our own fleet of temperature controlled trucks and our drivers aren’t just truckies, they’re passionate ”turfies” who can answer any last minute questions you might have about laying or maintaining your new lawn.
Unless otherwise requested, your turf will arrive on push-off pallets, so you won’t be left with a pile of pallets to dispose of and the whole laying process can be done quickly and efficiently, regardless of how large or small the area being covered.
Or if you don’t need a lot of turf (less than 10m2), you also have the option of picking it up yourself from any Melbourne Bunnings outlet.
We supply Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo turf to all Victorian stores in the Bunnings Warehouse network, so there’s bound to be one near you. Sir Walter is our best selling turf due to its low maintenance, minimal water requirements and great performance in both sun and shade.
So wherever you are in our great city, if you want an instant lawn that will grow and thrive in local conditions, call us today at Coolabah Turf and talk to one of our expert team about your needs. We’re the experts in turf and we’re delivering 6 days a week, right across metropolitan Melbourne.
Instant Turf Installation Projects in Melbourne and Surrounds We Are The Proudest Of
Shrine of Remembrance Landscape Project Showcases Coolabah Turf’s Eureka Premium VG Kikuyu
We are so proud to have played a small part in a landscape project to help preserve and beautify one Melbourne’s most iconic buildings – the Shrine of Remembrance War Memorial located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road.
The Shrine was built to honour the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but now functions as a memorial to all Australians who have served in any war. Lest we forget.
The Melbourne Shrine landscape project showcases Coolabah Turf’s Eureka Premium VG Kikuyu. A project in collaboration with Premier Turf and City of Melbourne.
Victoria’s Springvale War Cemetery Turf Project Showcases Nullarbour Couch
These images of our premium quality Nullabor Couch cradling the burial ground of more than 612 Australian war casualties, still take our breath away.
It was such an honour to deliver this special project at Victoria’s official war cemetery in Springvale – a truly sacred site that has offered generations of Australians a peaceful and private setting to honour, remember and heal.
We think you’ll agree, the turf looks resplendent in these grounds, and is a fitting testament to the many brave soldiers, airforce men and women, sailors and nurses who rest here.
St Albans community Showcases Coolabah’s Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo Grass
This St Albans community is enjoying the benefits of open green space with a helping hand from our Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo.
It’s the perfect ingredient for promoting active bodies, healthy minds and bringing neighbourhoods together.
Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo is our #1 seller. It’s very high wear and the king of turf in shade – perfect for kicking a ball, enjoying a picnic or walking your dog!
The Coolabah Way Of Supporting Our Local Communities
We love any opportunity to give back to our community, so if you know of a worthy cause in Melbourne that is looking to raise money, be sure to check out our Community Sponsorship Program.
Some of the groups and events we are excited to already be supporting include:
- Good Friday Appeal
- Breast Cancer Foundation
- Give Me 5 For Kids
Frequently Asked Questions
All of our turf varieties perform well in the Melbourne climate, so choosing the lawn that best suits your lifestyle is the most important place to start.
The most important things to consider are the the level of sun and shade exposure in your yard, the salt level in your soil, water levels, wear and tear, look and feel, and ofcourse your budget. For durability and high wear, you can’t go past our TifTuf Bermuda and Eureka Premium VG Kikuyu varieties.
If you’re looking for low maintenance and shade tolerance, Sir Walter DNA Certified Buffalo is king.
When it comes to drought tolerant varieties, Sir Grange Zoysia, TifTuf Bermuda and Eureka Premium VG Kikuyu are top performers, and if you’re looking for a lawn that will stay green all year round, TifTuf Bermuda is your pick.
The short and simple answer is anytime you like! That said, spring is generally considered the best time of year to lay turf. This is because it’s during these months that foliage is flourishing and new shoots are sprouting. This will help your turf to quickly establish a deep-root system and thrive throughout the summer.
While the warmer months of spring, summer and early autumn are ideal for new turf installation in the Melbourne climate, with the right type of turf and preparation, you can successfully install turf in winter. Although it may take a bit longer to establish, it requires significantly less water to do so, and by the time summer comes around your new lawn will be in full swing.
If your lawn is in full shade during winter and has high foot traffic (for example you own dogs) then it’s best to wait until the warmer months to ensure a successful project outcome.
Your lawn will only be as good as the soil you’re laying it on, so for best results it’s worth spending the time to properly plan and prepare your site. To prepare your underlay for instant turf, first kill off any existing vegetation using a herbicide. Then hoe in and turn over the existing base and add in enough good quality soil underlay to create a 100mm base.
Ensure your soil pH is between 5.5 and 7 by using a pH testing kit and adjust as needed. A sand-soil base is always preferred over a clay base, and you can look at mixing in some organics to boost nutrients.
When looking to lay turf flush with an edge, keep your soil about 30-40mm below this height to allow for the thickness of the turf. Smooth out the rest of your soil, remembering to factor in drainage as you do so. Ensure the prepared surface is firm enough to walk on, but not packed too tightly. You also want to make sure the soil is moist to avoid scolding the roots, especially if laying during the warmer months.
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