Soil & Stone Factory understand that purchasing turf is a big investment and we want our customers to know that we are there to help them every step of the way.
PALMETTO® BUFFALO TURF
Loves full Sun and some Shade!
Palmetto® Buffalo is the #1 selling brand of Buffalo grass in the world. With combined sales in the U.S., Australia and South Africa, no other proprietary brand of Buffalo grass comes close to the quantity sold.
Palmetto® Buffalo Grass is a tough, soft leaf Buffalo that is available Australia wide.
This turf provides a lawn grass that has excellent winter colour, and generally out competes weeds when established.
Palmetto® Buffalo Grass requires less watering and less mowing than most other turf varieties. Over a two year evalutaion Palmetto® turf had a rating of 55% better winter colour than Sir Walter and a rating of 158% better winter colour than Shademaster. Research also showed Palmetto® turf needed autumn fertiliser to achieve outstanding winter colour.
SAPPHIRE® BUFFALO TURF
Rated the #1 Buffalo in the Shade
Sapphire® Soft Leaf Buffalo Grass has performance as good as any other buffalo turf, with the added benefit of fine texture. A Sapphire® Buffalo Lawn grows quickly across the ground, providing quick recovery from wear, has excellent winter colour, and has a deep root system. This soft leaf lawn has a colour that is truly amazing, its deep green colour will make your home lawn “the envy of the street”. Sapphire® Buffalo Grass has a super fine texture. So if you want a buffalo lawn, but don’t like a coarse looking leaf, then a Sapphire® Soft Leaf Buffalo Lawn is for you. Other great performing buffalo lawns have a much coarser looking texture compared to Sapphire® Buffalo. Sapphire® tolerates shade and cold, making it an excellent choice for coastal and inland regions.
EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA TURF
Empire Zoysia Turf Most popular premium choice, loves full sun & some shade, with less mowing
Most Popular Premium Choice, With a Finer Leaf Than Palmetto, Also Loves Full Sun and Some Shade
Empire™ Zoysia Turf grows Australia Wide and provides a lawn grass which is easy to look after. It has a relatively fine leaf which is soft to touch, excellent wear tolerance and thrives in extreme heat and humidity. Empire™ Zoysia is good in the shade and keeps a good winter colour and it can generally out compete the weeds once established. EMPIRE™ ZOYSIA generally requires less watering & less mowing than any other commercially grown lawn in Australia.
NARA NATIVE ZOYSIA TURF
Nara™ Zoysia is a low maintenance grass that is naturally very salt tolerant. It is generally a coastal grass but has been proven to work well many hundreds of kilometres inland.
This is a naturally low maintenance turf with a beautiful fine texture.
Nara™ native turf is fast to establish, yet needs little maintenance. Less mowing, edging, fertilising and watering is needed for this tough native turf to stay alive. Nara™ turf will need about 20% less mowing than Buffalo, 35% less than Couch and 55% less than Kikuyu plus, it is faster growing than Empire™ Zoysia. It requires less edging than Buffalo, Couch and Kikuyu, making it less invasive for the garden, although Empire™ Zoysia does require slightly less edging than Nara™ native turf.
Loves full sun!
Economically priced. Medium to fine leaf lawn. Durable with good wear characteristics. Thrives in local climate conditions.
Wintergreen Couch is a hybrid green couch that has high colour retention throughout the year and a fine, dense foliage. It is perfect for families who want a durable yet soft lawn at an economic price. It has a higher seed head production and finer leaf that other couch varieties resulting in a dense turf surface. Wintergreen is used extensively in home lawns, council parks and housing estates making it the most common choice in Queensland.
HOW TO ORDER YOUR TURF:
* Pre-Orders are required for all turf orders, the order cut off is 12 noon on Thursday, for Friday in store pickup . There is no delivery charge for in store collections.
* Direct delivery to your home are available Monday through to Saturday. Minimum of at least one days pre-order is required. Direct deliveries will incur a delivery fee.
* All turf orders need to be pre-paid, as stock needs to be pre-ordered.
* 2 working days’ notice is required for all amendments or cancellations.
Measuring Your Area
All lawn areas can be divided up into various common shapes. It is then easy to estimate your lawn requirements using the following formulas.
Measuring a Rectangle
~ To measure the area of a rectangle or square just measure the width (A) by the height (B) 8m x 4m = 32 square meters
Measuring a Triangle
~ To measure the area of a triangle multiply the height (A) by the base (B) divide by 2.4m x2m = 8 square meters
Measuring a Circle
~ To measure the area of a circle measure the radius (or diameter divided by 2) by itself then by 3.14 6m x 3.14 = 113 square meters
Step 1 ~ Measuring
With a measuring tape, measure in meters your planned area and then use the formula LxW=m2 to work out how many square meters you need. Prompt installation on the day of pick up, or delivery, is crucial for a strong beginning for your lawn.
Step 2 ~ Soil Preparation
For best results, rotary hoe or spade the area to a depth of 10-15cm (4-6 inches). Eliminate any drainage problems by having soil slope away from your home. Spread Soil & Stone Factory’s Under turf Blend to a depth of 5-10cm (2-3 inches), rake out until level and then roll with a roller. After this is done it will reveal low areas that will need more soil. Keep soil 1-2 cm (0.5 inches) below edging or driveway, this will make your turf flush when it is installed.
Step 3 ~ Turf Installation
Spread out lawn starter fertilizer on your under turf blend, no need to be raked. Spread approximately on handful per square meter over the prepared area to help establish the root system of your newly laid lawn. A wetting agent can also be applied to assist with water retention at this stage.
If you are installing a sprinkler system, install it after soil preparation at the desired height. Water the area to settle the soil and provide a moist base for laying your instant lawn.
Install your lawn immediately upon delivery. It is important to water within 30 minutes of installation. Turf is a living plant that requires ground contact and moisture to survive!
Begin installing turf along the longest straight line, such as a driveway or footpath. Push each roll firmly together (without stretching), laying in a brickwork pattern. Avoid gaps and overlaps. Use a sharp knife to trim corners etc. Avoid leaving small strips at outer edges as they will not retain moisture. On slopes, place the turf pieces across the slope.
For warm season grasses such as Couch & Soft Leaf Buffalo, the Soil & Stone Factory Top Dressing Blend is also beneficial. This will help retain moisture and smooth out any cracks or gaps in the roll.
Step 4 ~ Watering
Give your lawn at least 2-3cm (1 inch) of water within half an hour of installation. Water daily, (two or three times in the first few days) keeping turf moist until it is firmly rooted (approximately 3 weeks). Then less frequent and deeper watering should begin in order to encourage a stronger deeper root system.
We understand that your property is a big investment and we want our customers to know that we are there for them to help them accomplish the dreams. From new construction landscaping to existing landscapes that need a facelift, our professional staff will help you.
Key Benefits of Soil & Stone Factory Turf
Regular care of your lawn and is the key to preserving its lushness and beauty. Whether you are looking to lay a brand new lawn or just maintain your existing lawn, Soil & Stone Factory can help you.
Lawn varieties great in the sun or shade
Wintergreen Couch is easy to care for
Quality Australian born, bred & grown turf
Be confident in the quality & service
Our staff attend annual training seminars
Our Fantastic Turf is supplied from right here on the Sunshine Coast
Essential Turf Care and Maintenance Tips
Grass, like any plant, requires healthy soil and the proper amount of moisture to thrive. Having the right kind of soil beneath your turf is one way you can best ensure its success. The Underturf Blend sold at Soil & Stone Factory is a specially mixed soil that is perfect for laying down fresh turf or seeding, and is a highly recommended alternative to using either crusher dust or sand products. When you visit our location on the Sunshine Coast for your turf supplies, you can rely on our experience with building great lawns to help you select the right product for your space.
Your Turf is supplied from a local Sunshine Coast business!
Soil & Stone Factory provides everything landscapers need, from our rectangular pieces of turf ready for installation to a wide variety of soil substrates and amendments suited for long-term care. We also have everything you need to keep your yard or garden looking its best, no matter the time of year or the weather. Our impressive selection of turf supplies helps to keep Sunshine Coast lawns green throughout the summer, so you can enjoy the look of having beautiful turf in your front or backyard even as the temperature rises.
Visit our location in Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast for the best service and knowledgeable advice from our team of turf pros. We can help you find the turf products you need to get your greenest lawn yet, so you can stop dreading the summer and start enjoying lush, healthy grass year-round.