Nothing beats the real thing

When you install a new lawn with premium quality turf slabs, we guarantee you will enjoy an instant turnkey, landscape solution. Turf slabs will mean you will need less water to establish your new lawn and you will have a greater chance of minimising future weed problems.

There is however, always more than one way to skin a cat! Talk to our team of turf professionals today to find out how we can help you achieve desired results to meet your budget goals and project timelines.

Washed Turf

Suitable for turf wickets, or sand profile sports turf areas. Call our friendly team to find out more - 1800 0 55515.

Spriggs (stolons)/Plugs

Spriggs are simply shredded turf (available in all Coolabah drought tolerant varieties – not available in seed) for people who have large areas they would like to have as part of their extended lawn area. This is not an instant solution, but is a great option to overcome short term budget constraints. We usually recommend you plant at a rate of at least 10% to ensure adequate cover within a reasonable period of time. A processing fee apply in addition to turf meterage required. Most people with yards smaller than 1000m2 would rarely choose to embark on this type of project, as it may end up costing you more in the long run, and still potentially never achieve desired results. But if you are committed to and are looking for a labour of love lawn - this is certainly an option for you to consider.

Another method to achieve a similar result is to cut turf slabs into smaller pieces or thinner strips and place them in a grid or checker board pattern over your area with a larger gap in between. Because all our turf varieties have a lateral growth habit (ie they will creep across the ground), they will eventually, with some TLC, warm temperatures and plenty of time grow into a full lawn to give you full cover. Neither of these options will give you instant gratification, will require a serious commitment to weed management (hand weeding!) during the establishment phase, and will require significantly more water for a longer period of time, but it is possible.

Call us today and we'll talk you through the process so you can know what you are getting yourself into!

Phone the Coolabah Turf office on 1800 055 515 or click here to get a quote.

Fescue vs. drought tolerant varieties

Want to know how you can have a great looking lawn and keep your water bill down? Make sure you choose a drought tolerant turf variety, which can not only survive, but thrive our harsh hot summers with minimal water inputs.
Below is a quick summary of differences between a warm and cool season grass variety. To honour our company environmental platform, our team of turf managers choose to only produce and supply drought tolerant, environmentally sustainable lawn varieties which will self repair if they get damaged from lack of water or general wear and tear - its all part of Lawn For Life promise.
Here are some quick facts to help you make an informed turf puchasing decision and to highlight the difference between a cool and a warm season turf variety:

  • Fescue is a cool season grass specie which is not sustainable in warm climates which have low rainfall or in yards without irrigation.
  • Fescue does not have the same amazing ability to self repair like warm season/drought tolerant turf – ‘once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!’ you will have done your doe – there is no long term protection of your landscape investment. All drought tolerant turfs have a lateral growth habit – which is what gives them the ability to self repair. Fescue lawn varieties only have an upright growth habit, which means their ability to self repair is restricted.
  • Because of Fescues inability to self repair, Coolabah would not be able to honour its great grass guarantee on this variety – a lawn is only as good as it is managed. We have experts on our team who help every customer with the ongoing management and maintenance of their lawns because our streamlined product range is now limited to varieties which are proven , despite a decade of drought.
  • Annual preventative techniques are required for the control of weeds and insects – which most people tend not to do. Most people are reactive with their lawns management and maintenance – ie. They only notice something is amiss once it starts to look shabby. People are too busy in this day and age to have to worry about being a slave to their lawn. Once they get it established they want it to look great with little care.
  • There are very few good looking, established fescue lawns around – most will thin and grow sparse with patches of brown from dog urine or just general wear and tear over time.
  • For a Fescue lawn to look great – it needs to be fertilised every 8-10 weeks. To maintain thriving warm season/drought tolerant turf in your yard – it should only need to be fertilised twice a year – once before winter and once after winter.
  • Fescue lawns require nearly double the amount of water to be sustained in our region as compared to drought tolerant, warm season grass varieties:
  • FOR EXAMPLE: to produce drought tolerant turf varieties (Buffalo, Eureka Kikuyu and Couch) on our farm, we use 6 megalitres of water per hectare. For us to produce Fescue we would have to use 10 megalitres of water per hectare. To put it into perspective of how much water that really is – we could grow rice using 13 megalitres of water per hectare.