• Fertilising your lawn: 4 tips for a well-fed lawn

    October 1st, 2021 | by

    Here at Go Turf, we know what your grass needs. Now spring has well and truly sprung, soon your lawn will be growing like crazy! Make sure it has the nutrients it needs to look its best throughout the warmer months by following our 4 fertilising tips!

    • Fertilise when the seasons change

    The changing seasons create different demands on your lawn. During Spring your lawn wakes up and starts growing again, with summer being the period of most rapid growth. Autumn gives your lawn a chance to recover from the summer heat, and growth slows right down over winter. Keep your lawn looking its best all year round by fertilising 4 times a year.

    • Get your soil fertiliser-ready

    One of the most important steps to prepare your lawn for fertiliser is adequate watering. Be sure you give your lawn long, deep water rather than frequent shallow sprinklings. If the water isn’t soaking in and is pooling or running off, the soil may be compacted. Try aerating the soil and applying a wetting agent to ensure the water gets to where it’s needed.

    • Choose the right fertiliser

    Lawn fertilisers consist of three key nutrients – nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – blended to give your lawn exactly what it needs. Nitrogen for greenness, phosphorus for healthy root growth, and potassium for resilience.


    Before you fertilize, test the pH of your soil to make sure it’s within the ideal range of 6 and 7.5. This will turbo-charge the absorption of the fertiliser’s nutrients!


    There are several types of fertiliser to choose from, so you can find the perfect fit for your lawn’s needs and your gardening style!

    • Granular – these fertilisers are easy to spread and will continue to deliver nutrients over time. Use a spreader for even coverage, and water it in well.

    • Liquid-liquid fertilisers are perfect for lawns in need of extra moisture. They deliver an instant boost and are safe to use straight after mowing.

    • Slow-release – this “set-and-forget” option is perfect for gardeners who don’t want to be tied to a frequent fertilizing schedule!

    • Weed and feed – a great multi-tasking product that tackles weeds and adds nutrients in one easy step.

    • Mow with care

    The rapid growth of spring means more frequent mowing, but it must be done right to keep your lawn healthy. Avoid mowing for the first few weeks after fertilizing, and adjust your mower to mow at a higher cut. Remove no more than one-third of the leaf length to keep your lawn in top condition.


    With a good dose of nutrients from the right fertiliser this spring, your lawn will look its best in no time and will be ready to take on the summer heat!


    If your lawn is past the point of rescue, get a fresh start this spring with brand new turf! Contact the lawn professionals at GoTurf for a quote today!


  • How to stop your dog ruining your lawn

    January 21st, 2021 | by
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    So, you’ve fertilized, aerated, watered, and weeded then your dog decides to start digging halfway to China, ruining your perfectly manicured lawn in the process. We love them like they are part of the family but there is no doubt that our furry friends can be a menace when it comes to maintaining a luscious lawn. Keeping reading to find out why your dog may be ruining your lawn and how to stop them. 

    stop digging up my lawn! 

    If your dog is ruining your lawn by digging holes like he’s on the hunt for buried treasure, remember that he’s not doing it to deliberately annoy you. From boredom to trying to escape, your dog could be ruining your lawn for any number of reasons. If your dog is inclined to dig, the first step to fixing the problem is ensuring that all the essentials for your dog’s health and happiness are being provided.

    If your dog is ruining your lawn, they might need:


    Excessive digging is often a symptom that your dog has too much pent-up energy. Lack of exercise can cause all sorts of behavioural problems in dogs so ensure that your dog is getting plenty of exercise at least once a day.

    More chew toys

    If your dog is bored, digging a hole may be their primary form of entertainment. To stop your dog from ruining your lawn, make sure that they have an array of toys or bones to keep them occupied while you’re out of the house.

    Play and interaction

    Just like us humans, dogs can get lonely too. If your fur-baby is an only child (that is, the only dog in the family) your dog may be ruining your lawn because they’re lonely and anxious. Set aside some time in your day to spend time with your dog. Whether you’re teaching your dog tricks or just letting them sit on the couch with you, just providing your dog with some company will do wonders.

    Stop your dog ruining your lawn with the right fertiliser 

    If you find your dog is ruining your lawn right after you fertilise, it may not be a coincidence. Dogs are drawn to the smell of some varieties of fertiliser, they get excited about the prospect of a treat and starting digging. Avoid using blood and bone-based fertilisers and keep your dog off your lawn for the first few days after your fertilise. Not sure what fertiliser to use on your lawn? Speak to our friendly team today or check out our website

    Your dog’s pee may be causing brown patches

    So, you have the digging under control but your dog is ruining your lawn by peeing on it. The high concentration of nitrogen found in your dog’s urine causes brown or yellow patches on your lawn. Hosing off the area immediately dilutes the nitrogen, mitigating the nasty effects of your dog’s pee on the lawn. You can also train your dog to do it’s business in a designated area. Just make sure that the brown patches on your lawn aren’t a symptom of lawn disease or turf grubs, to learn more check out our blog.

    If your dog has done some serious damage to your lawn, you may need to consider reseeding or re-turfing some patches. For a quote or to speak to our turf experts about how to bring your lawn back to life, contact us through our website today or call 1300 781 175. 

  • Benefits of Top Dressing Your Lawn with DIY Organic Compost

    October 2nd, 2019 | by
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    At Go Turf, we believe there’s nothing more important than a healthy soil foundation for your turf to thrive. Nutrient rich soil and good quality compost is key for injecting healthy micro-organisms and bacteria into your soil. With the organic-lawn care trend steadily growing throughout Australia, we thought we’d fill you in on the benefits of using organic compost to top dress your lawn this spring.

    Top dressing is a process of spreading a thin layer of topsoil mixture (often sand and blended top dress mix) to the surface of your lawn to revitalise or repair suffering landscape areas. Now, we’re not suggesting that you throw your vegetable peels and fruit cores straight onto the grass when referring to ‘organic compost’. However, when done correctly, the growing compost pile is growing in your backyard can be used to top dress your lawn. Of course, this is once the compost pile has broken down into a soft, dark and crumbly soil mixture. Similar to the photo pictured below.

    Organic Compost Benefits

    1. Nutrient Rich
    Did you know that organic compost hosts more bacteria and microorganisms than most products on the market? These nutrients are essential for helping your turf to fight off diseases, pests and increase water retention. Organic fertiliser mixtures are well known to reduce turf’s susceptibility to compaction, thus increasing water absorption. The upcoming summer is always a stressful time for living organisms, including turf. So, using a water retaining top dress on your lawn is highly favourable this time of year.

    2. Microbes Thrive
    Another benefit to using organic compost is that it encourages the healthy microbes in your lawn’s soil to thrive! Organic compost hosts an array of natural chemical compositions including:

    • Carbon Dioxide 
    • Nitrogen
    • Phosphorus
    • Potassium

    These natural chemicals are all very good for turf as it helps to feed the important microbes living within the soil. More often than not, synthetic or pre-made topsoils do not have the density or the presence of these chemicals. So, next time you’re looking to top dress your lawn, opt to use your organic compost heap as a nutrient rich alternative.

    3. Reduce Costs
    If you’re looking to reduce the costs of lawn care, why not try organic composting? The decomposing process may take anywhere from 3 to 4 months; however, you will be surprised at the amount of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps you will accumulate! Save yourself a few hundred dollars and start investing in organic composting.


    Top dressing your turf with compost

    Now, you’re probably wondering how you would top dress your lawn using organic compost. Using a shovel and a rake, we recommend that you throw the compost over the chosen area. Then evenly spread the compost on your turf, aiming to have a thickness of about 1cm. Don’t be afraid that your turf doesn’t look nice today, because after a few days the compost will barely be noticeable. Aim to top dress the turf about twice a year to maintain a healthy and happy lawn throughout every season.

    Go Turf is the largest independent turf producer on the Sunshine Coast. We pride ourselves on supplying developers, builders, landscapers, homeowners and other turf producers with high quality and amazing value grass suited for South East Queensland conditions. If you have any further questions regarding the maintenance of your turf variety, feel free to give us a call!

  • The Importance of Laying Turf on Same Day as Delivery

    August 22nd, 2019 | by
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    Laying turf may sound easy. However, the key to the successful installation for lush green grass is all within the preparation. There are a few steps you have to consider before laying turf to ensure its survival within a new environment. So, we’ve written this handy blog to inform you of the urgency and importance for laying your turf on the same day as delivery.

    What is pallet burn?

    Have you ever heard of pallet burn? Pallet burn is a term used to describe the heat stress in which turf slabs endure when left on a delivery pallet for too long. The process of pallet burn begins in the centre of the slab, combined with nitrogen in the leaves, moisture in the soil and the weight of the turf. As a direct result, parts of the turf eventually die off and you are left with unsightly dead patches across your new lawn.

    Why is laying turf a time-critical process?

    There are a few reasons for laying turf in a time-sensitive process. Firstly, most people forget that turf is a living product. This means that it has a short window from harvest to installation before it begins to slowly die. So, laying turf on the same day as delivery will increase its chance for thriving and surviving. We always explain to our customers, the healthier the turf when first laid, the better start to life as your new lawn it will have.

    What are the signs of pallet burn?

     The first sign of pallet burn on your turf order is the presence of semi-circle patches. It’s hard to miss and this is a clear sign that the pallet had begun to combust. Unfortunately, there are no real preventative methods for avoiding this other than laying the turf on the same day as delivery. Preparation is key, so to avoid being out of pocket, we highly recommend laying the turf as soon as possible.

    Do you have a strategic turf laying plan?

    Before the delivery of your new turf, have you considered a strategic turf laying plan? This involves completing any necessary gardening, clearing the ground, performing a soil analysis and making necessary improvements. Not to mention the aftercare post-installation such as mowing, fertilising and upkeeping plans. If you’re unsure of these steps mentioned, take a look at our installation instruction handbook for more information.

    “Correctly preparing your yard for new turf is vital to successful installation and lawn growth”

    If you’re looking to pick up the turf from any farm, we highly recommend that you lay it on the same day. The same rules apply for turf that is delivered to your home or work. Did you know customers of Go Turf can take advantage of our efficient delivery service, straight from our Beerburrum farm to your doorstep? This will ensure you have the freshest turf possible. We also offer next day delivery on orders made before 2 pm, dependant on weather conditions.

    Go Turf is the largest independent turf producer on the Sunshine Coast. Supplying developers, builders, landscapers, homeowners and other turf producers. Call us on 1300 781 175 today and be confident in the quality and service of your brand new, green lawn.


  • Your Guide to Turf Types: What’s best for your lawn?

    August 23rd, 2018 | by
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    It might seem simple enough, I mean, grass is grass right? Not really.. Certain turf types can thrive or take a dive in your backyard depending on how much direct sun your yard gets, your soil type, where you live and more. We thought we would put together a handy guide on the types of turf, their characteristics and their benefits so that you can choose the most suitable turf for your home. However, if you would rather speak to our team about your requirements you can also call us on 1800 959 176 and we can help you find the perfect turf for you at the best price. 

    Sapphire Buffalo

    An Australian grown turf breed, Sapphire Buffalo has a soft and fine-textured leaf, making it lovely under foot. Known for being a fast growing turf, it will recover quickly from excessive wear, making it ideal for household lawns and recreational areas. Thanks to its deep system, Sapphire Buffalo will keep a nice, green colour throughout the winter months.  People often refer on Sapphire Buffalo as the ‘street-envy’ turf, thanks to its truly deep, rich green colouring.  As Sapphire Buffalo turf tolerates shade and cold quite well, it’s an excellent choice for coastal and inland regions. Yet another benefit of Sapphire is less seed (39% less than other Buffalo turf varieties) making it a great choice for people who suffer from allergies as there will be less seed in the air when mowing etc.

    Wintergreen Couch

    Wintergreen Couch is a hybrid green couch that, such like its name suggests, retains its colour really well throughout the year and has a fine, dense foliage, making it a common choice. It is perfect for families who want a durable yet soft lawn at an economic price. It has produces slightly higher seed head and has a finer leaf than other couch varieties, giving it a lush, dense turf surface. Wintergreen is used extensively in home lawns, council parks and housing estates ad is the most common choice in Queensland. Wintergreen couch prefers full sun, so if you have a shady backyard you should consider another turf variety.

    Empire Zoysia

    Empire Zoysia is extremely durable and easy to look after. It has excellent wear tolerance and thrives in heat and humidity, making it the most suitable turf for our South East Queensland climate. Zoysia grows well in the shade and will generally out-compete weeds once established. One of the biggest benefits of Empire Zoysia is that it generally needs less watering and less mowing than any other turf variety in Australia. It’s also labelled as a drought tolerant lawn, making it a great choice for those of us who live in a drier area or have a knack for ignoring the lawn.

    Nara Native

    If you live in an area with a higher salt level soil, such as near the ocean, Nara Native turf may be the best choice for you. It is low maintenance and very salt tolerant with a beautiful fine texture that’s lush under foot. It’s quick to establish, requires little maintenance such as mowing or edging and rarely gets pests of diseases. Extremely well suited to humid and dry climates and although can show signs of rust in wet winters and colder areas, it will tolerate them well and affected areas will generally be camouflaged in the mature leaves.

    We are the biggest (and best) turf supplier servicing the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. So whether you need a lot or just a little, the friendly, local team at Go Turf can help.  Call us on 1300 781 175 or send us an enquiry for a free quote. We offer delivery and installation services or you can pick up your new turf directly from our farm in Beerburrum, we make it as easy as possible for our customers.

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  • Keep it Green: The Importance of Fertilising

    July 19th, 2017 | by
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    Fertilising isn’t just for avid gardeners; it should be done by everyone with a garden, lawn or plants in order to keep them healthy and thriving. In Queensland’s climate, we have the opportunity to grow a wide variety of species in our yards.  However, non-native plants, as well as turf often need a little extra help in order to get the nutrients they need and fend off pests and diseases.

    Luckily, with the right products, it’s easy to supplement your garden with the right nutrients that will keep your turf, plants and garden beds looking luscious and healthy all year around.

    Regularly fertilising your lawn helps to:

    • Keep your plants and turf in optimal condition
    • Promote the lawn to take healthy deep roots
    • Equip your lawn to deal with stress such as seasonal changes,
    • Maintain your lawn through winter
    • Prevent the spread of weeds

    The benefits of fertilising don’t just stop at your greenery; it also improves your lawn’s water retention. This means your grass and plants effectively absorb more water and therefore need less watering, which saves you time and money.

    The best way to care for your lawn? Watering deeply less often and fertilise in small amounts more often. This way, your lawn won’t have large deposits of chemical fertiliser running off into waterways.  Fertilising every two months or so will guarantee strong roots, consistent growth and a lovely and full green colour.  It’s also important to ‘water-in’ your lawn when fertilising, this is what assists the lawn in absorbing the nutrients the fertiliser provides.

    As the largest independent turf grower on the Sunshine Coast, we know how to nurture your lawn the right way, keeping your turf looking lush and green all year around. Our new fertiliser range, GoTurf Pro, is the fertiliser we developed for growing the turf on our farm. It has bioactive ingredients specifically tailored to condition your lawn and has a proven track record throughout Australia.

    For more information on our GoTurf Pro range, or to order your fertiliser today, contact our friendly team on 1300 781 175 or send an enquiry through our website.

  • Watering and Fertilising Your Lawn

    January 4th, 2017 | by
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    Learn how to water your lawn to become more drought tolerant. Fertilising is important, and choosing the right type of fertiliser is the first step.



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