Associated Turf is a leading turf grower and supplier in the Sydney Metropolitan area. For over 30 years we have provided spectacular lawn solutions to home owners and commercial sites in the Sydney metro area as well as the Central Coast and interstate.
Our turf is widely used in all areas including the home backyard to larger areas including ovals, where Associated Turf is a preferred supplier to many councils and large landscape contractors.
Our turf is fully cultivated on the rich soil of Cornwallis Flats. The turf grown has won many awards from the Turf Growers Association which Associated are a member of (T.G.A #002).
All of our trucks are fitted with forklifts enabling ease of delivery. We accept payment by cheque, cash or credit card and accounts can be set up with credit approval. Our staff are available to help with all of your enquiries.
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Australian Bred and designed to suit our harsh weather conditions including summer heat and winter frosts. Matilda has a rich green colour and is an evergreen soft leaf buffalo grass.
Shademaster is a soft broad leaf buffalo grass and is 85% shade tolerant whilst thriving in full sun. It has a nice dark bottle green colour that is thick and spongy making it a great all rounder, particularly kind to children.
Greenlees Park couch grass has a deeper green than other couches and is ideal for bowling greens, golf courses, front and back yards. This turf will go brown if in frosty areas but has excellent heat tolerance and general wear.
Kikuyu is fast growing, hardy and likes good drainage. Will usually grow in any soil and needs full sun for best presentation. Very strong grass but is still quite soft to sit on and very economical for replacement if turf wears out.
Wintergreen Couch Grass is a top of the range couch. It is very slow growing turf with very fine blade and a good deep green colour which compliments garden beds and rockeries because of it’s thick mat and fine blade.
We offer a great maxi turf laying service. Maxi rolls are used for open areas with easy access e.g parks, sport ovals, golf courses, acreage etc. The maxi laying machine leaves a neater finish with less joins which helps the turf to establish quicker.
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We often get asked, “Can we lay new turf in winter?” The short answer is yes but the turf will remain dormant until the weather and the ground warms up in spring.
The process of establishing your new turf is the same but will take less water to establish. After a thorough soaking on laying the turf, water 2 days a week for the first 2 weeks and then once a week. We don’t want to over water and leave the turf susceptible to disease.
In spring, once the warmer weather has arrived, give your turf a light fertilise with a product from the Scotts Lawn Builder range suitable to your turf variety and water in.
Laying turf in winter does have it’s advantages as the turf can be established and ready to thrive come summer time. Talk to Associated Turf about the best turf varieties for your area.
The warmer weather is fast approaching (woo-hoo), and you’re probably wondering how often you should be watering your lawn in summer. A deep watering once a week in summer is usually enough, provided the watering is a deep one. It’s best to saturate the lawn using a sprinkler for about an hour or more – this will ensure the water gets in deep and it will encourage the roots to follow the water down and grow deeper, making your lawn more drought tolerant.
This advice is for turf types sold by Associated Turf.
Tip #1: It is important to water really deeply and less frequently.
Watering once a week in summer is usually enough, provided the water is a deep one. It’s best to saturate the lawn using a sprinkler for about an hour or more. This will ensure the water gets in deep and it will encourage the roots to follow the water down and grow deeper, making your lawn more drought tolerant.
After a lawn has been in a few years and it becomes very drought tolerant, you may be able to water heavily every two weeks in summer. If it rains, take that into account and water less. In the cooler months lawns rarely need watering if rain occurs occasionally.
A lawn will actually tell you when it needs watering. The leaves will start to wilt slightly. If this happens it is time to water. It is a little more important with Buffalo varieties to not let it thin out due to long periods of drought. Try not to leave Buffalo brown from drought stress for more than a week if possible.
Fertilsing your Lawn
Research shows that autumn is the most important time to fertilise your lawn. Fertilising in spring for most lawn types is not enough. The minimum fertiliser needed by a lawn is twice per year, but that is only if you use a slow release.
Summer fertilising is also important, but in summer it is very important not to use a fertiliser high in nitrogen Too much nitrogen in summer makes the leaves of turf grow really fast, and worse it can make it more susceptible to some diseases.
There are a lot of factors that one needs to consider when deciding what kind of a lawn would be best for your garden. Not only does every garden have different needs but everyone also has different preferences when it comes to their lawn.
Turf choices also vary but instant turf makes turf establishment much easier today.
So what are some things one should keep in mind before choosing a lawn type.
The look of the garden matters a lot to most people. You need to keep in mind how often you mow your lawn and your other gardening habits, so that you can choose a turf which can be easily maintained by you.
- Natural Lighting
Not all grass is the same thus they require different levels of sunlight. You need to see how much natural sunlight the garden gets so that you can get a turf which would thrive in the sunlight which will be best suited for what naturally occurring sunlight the garden gets.
- Soil Nutrient Level
The nutrient level of soil varies from garden to garden. Proper site preparation with a good underlay is essential for a healthy lawn.
If you live near a coastal area then the turf choice should reflect that. The wind in such areas is salty and can cause damage to a lot of kinds of turfs.
- Dogs & Pest Problems
If you have dogs choose a turf variety that is hard-wearing. Also at some stage all turf will have a natural pest problem. When something doesn’l look right, search for the type of pest that is affecting your lawn and treat is straight away before the problem area spreads.
A well-maintained lawn not only enhances your home’s scenic beauty but also provides a refreshing experience for the family. For many people managing a lawn can be quite intimidating as they think it requires immense energy and time. Surprisingly there are multiple handy hints that will help your lawn thrive. However, to achieve the best looking lawn in the street will require some extra effort.
Proper site preparation
An exquisite lawn had undoubtedly near perfect preparation which helped it grow flawlessly and blossom into a complete beauty. Removing weeds physically and spraying them is essential. Turfs provide great weed protection however weed is part of the natural plantation process and therefore needs to be catered for ongoing. Check that the soil depth is at least 100mm – 150mm so your root system establishes properly. To enhance the drought tolerance and moisture retention of your lawn, use quality soil that is a mixture of sand and soil.
Most people tend to ignore the installation of a proper irrigation system as they presume they’ll look after it themselves. Initially, people tend to be motivated however after certain period, you’ll get lazy with this chore and your lawn will suffer. Therefore pay extra to install an automated system if you wish to enjoy the lavishness of your lawn long term. Adequate water inputs are crucial for survival of any plant even if you are using a turf.
Choosing the right variety of grass
Turf varieties popularity differs according to the location and climatic conditions of the place. Therefore it is important to have through knowledge about the environmental factors of your hometown and scout for a grass most proven for it. Some turfs offer shade tolerance and are quite popular for home usage. Different turfs are designed for different types of locations such as public parks, sports fields etc. so it depends upon your own choice.
Frequent Mowing and Watering
Frequent mowing is essential as it suppresses the lawn’s upright growth and trains it to have uniform density and grow laterally. Another misconception most people face is that they water their lawns too much in hopes to fulfilling its nutrients requirements. Train your lawn to require less water and adjust according to the different seasons. Soil depth, soil type, tears on the lawn surface and seasonal conditions are some factors that influence the water requirement. Water your lawn for longer periods through the irrigation system depending upon the pressure of your irrigation system.
It’s imperative to apply fertilisers onto your lawn in autumn for its effective and timely growth. With a dense lawn, one is safe from weed invasion and could potentially survive the winter season easily.
To maintain a lawn that will impress your neighbors, it’s important to follow these basic techniques and apply them regularly. For extended information on the various turf choices and exclusive advice just for your lawn, Associated Turf is the place to be. We ensure that our clients are knowledgeable enough to make the right choices without compromising on their budgets.