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How soon can I have my turf delivered?

Jimboomba Turf operates efficiently to ensure we get your turf delivered when and where you want. We operate in the the South East Queensland area including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Ipswich. It is ideal to place an order providing 24–48 hours notice to ensure we have the turf cut fresh from the farm, and delivered to your door when you desire. If you are unsure if your delivery location is in our service area please ask. Delivery orders can simply be placed over the phone by calling (07) 3114 8281

What are your office hours?

Our South East Queensland office is located inAcacia Ridge, just 15 km from the Brisbane CBD. We are open for turf & lawn care product purchases and lawn care advice from Monday to Thursday from 7.00am to 5.00pm, Friday from 7.00am to 4.00pm and on Saturday from 7.00am to 12.00 noon.

What turf can I grow in shade areas?

For areas of shade that receive less than eight hours of sunlight per day, it is best to useSir Walter DNA Certified turf. While there is yet to be a grass variety that will grow in shade completely,Sir Walter DNA Certified Soft Leaf Buffalo turf adapts to shady areas better than any other warm season soft lawn turf. In newly planted young gardens you may initially have plenty of sun, but as your garden matures more shade is inevitable. A shade tolerant lawn will work best in the long-term. Find out more about Sir Walter, and why it is recommended by Jimboomba Turf to grow in shade.

Do I remove existing lawn before new install?

Yes you will need to remove existing lawn. We recommend spraying with a total weed killer like Roundup, waiting seven days before rotary hoeing, and then spreading topsoil. Heavily vegetated surfaces may require two applications, seven days apart prior to rotary hoeing. Some surfaces may not require rotary hoeing prior to soil application.

What is your slab size?

Our slab sizing is very dependant on what turf is being harvested at the time, the moisture in the soil, the turf harvesting operator at the time and a mirrid of other environmental factors. This is a product that is harvested off a paddock and does not come off a shelf.

On the law of averages our turf slabs are approximately 58cm to 59cm wide and double that in length. It's the length that can vary depending on the above circumstances.

Do you install turf?

Yes we absolutely do install turf! Jimboomba Turf has the ability and experience to carry out most projects including sporting surfaces. We provide ‘green solutions’ for all your needs. Our installation teams are very experienced, and will transform your property in no time. Your site will go from a barren surface to an amazing, green landscape in no time at all. To arrange a quote to install turf, please speak to a member of our team by calling(07) 3113 9238. Orrequest a quote

Can I install my turf while it is raining?

Yes, you can definitely install turf while it is raining! Turf, like any plants, love the rain. This will help to water your turf in while it establishes. Watering is a step inpreparing your turf. If it is raining you can easily ensure that you are methodically and thoroughly soaking each square metre of the newly installed turf. The soil must be kept moist until the roots of the turf have established – usually around ten to fourteen days.

Do I need to top dress my lawn?

All new lawns should have a top dress to achieve best results. Top dressing fills in the hollows and gives your lawn a flat finished surface and better presentation after mowing. When applying topsoil the tips of the grass should show through to ensure the turf is not smothered.

A new lawn should be top dressed approximately six to eight weeks after installation, with medium washed river sand. If during the autumn or winter months, we suggest leaving it and topdressing between September and March for best results.

Mowing Couch Grass Varieties

Mowing couch grass is important as soon as it is anchored to the soil. Do not mow your turf before it has taken root. Also, do not let your turf grow too long before you mow it. The general rule is never cut more than one third of the leaf during a single mow. The first mow should be set at around 30mm, with the height being gradually reduced over the next two to three mows. For couch grasses in summer, a permanent height of around 15-20mm is advised, and in winter the regular height should be raised to around 30mm.

Mowing Sir Walter

Mowing Sir Walter is important as soon as it is anchored to the soil. This usually takes fourteen to twenty one days, depending on the time of the year. Do not mow your turf before it has taken root. Also, do not let your turf grow too long before you mow it. The general rule is never cut more than one third of the leaf during a single mow. The first mow should be set at around 40mm, with the height being gradually reduced over the next two to three mows. For Sir Walter in summer, a permanent height of around 30-35mm is advised. In winter, the regular height should be raised to around 50mm for Sir Walter.

Other tips: Always ensure mower blades are sharp, and mow regularly for best results.

Will my turf lose colour in winter?

All warm season grasses or turf lose some colour over winter because they are not actively growing. This impact can be lessened to a degree by fertilising in March and April. Winter is still a great time of year to lay new turf. Although it will take slightly longer to establish, the turf grass will require less water. Find out more about caring for your lawn to make sure it stays at healthy as possible during the winter season.

Can I pickup turf?

Yes you can pickup turf. Jimboomba Turf is conveniently located just south of the Brisbane CBD. You can pickup your pre-ordered and pre-paid turf grass from our Sales and Administration Centre located at 1/243 Bradman Street, Acacia Ridge, Queensland. This location offers customers the ability to collect small or large quantities of turf daily during business hours. Our lead time is generally two to three days depending on demand.

Turf can be collected from our Sales and Administration Centre from 7.30am to 3pm Tuesday to Friday and 7:30am to 11:30am Saturday.

How do I order lawn care products on the site?

Jimboomba Turf has a very easy to navigate online store that displays all our lawn care products. You just add to your cart the products you need and follow the on screen instructions to checkout. Alternatively, you can call us on(07) 3113 928to place an order over the telephone.

May I inspect your farm prior to purchase?

The turf on our farm is unfortunately not open for public inspection due to biosecurity constraints and workplace health and safety reasons. While our farm is not open to the public, we have display turf at our Sales and Administration Centre in Acacia Ridgefor your inspection. This is where you will be able to see a display of the final product ready for its new home.

Is Sir Walter seed available?

Sir Walterseed is unfortunately not available. Whilst Sir Walter can produce seed heads when stressed, the seed is not viable. Most of your drought tolerant varieties cannot be grown from seed. The Sir Walter seed produced is male, sterile and not economically viable to be grown from. Even at the turf farms, Sir Walter is grown from a cutting. Your seed grown varieties tend to be cool season grasses like rye, fescue and blue grass. And these in most parts of Australia fail as a home lawn because the country is basically too hot. These grasses are much better suited to the cooler parts of Europe and upper North America.

Can the turf delivery go into my backyard?

Yes, depending on access, turf delivery can go into your backyard. The Jimboomba Turf forklifts measure 2.5m x 2.5m, and can manage most terrains. If you are unsure about your property access then please contact us and we can help you sort out any issues. Alternatively, you can take advantage of a turf installation service.

Can I install turf during winter?

Yes you can install turf during winter. Although it will take longer to establish, the ground does not get as cold in South East Queensland as it does in other parts of Australia. Also, turf does not require as much water during winter.

How much do I need to water?

It is crucial that you water your new turf immediately after it has been laid. Newly installed turf must be kept moist to prevent set back. Different soils have different moisture capabilities and therefore you will need to monitor your soil in order to maintain the correct moisture content.

As a general rule, new turf should have one or two decent applications a day (morning and afternoon), and a heavy watering at least once every second day. Soil moisture should be monitored according to weather conditions to ensure that the turf does not dry out, or that the soil does not become waterlogged and boggy.

Once your turf has established it will require a deep watering every week, depending on weather and seasonal conditions. In summer you may have to increase the watering to twice a week.

Be aware that some areas of your lawn may require a different watering schedule. For example, steep slopes and areas along building walls may require extra watering where reflective heat can dry the turf out.

Sir Walter turf should not be over watered. However, for the first four weeks you need to keep your newly laid lawn moist. You can check this by finding an edge of turf and feeling the soil around the roots. If it is getting dry, give the lawn a good water, if wet, hold off for a few days. Of course this will be weather dependant, and therefore if it rains a lot you won’t need to water. If we are having extremely hot weather, you may need to water twice a day.

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How long do I have to stay off my new lawn?

If laying a new lawn in warmer weather, we recommend keeping all foot traffic to a minimum for approximately four weeks, or until the turf is fully established. This can be checked by gently lifting the turf by a corner to test how easily it will lift. You should not be able to lift established turf. If you are laying your turf in late autumn or winter, we recommend staying off the turf as long as possible. During winter, turf takes longer to establish.

When is the best time to fertilise?

We recommend you fertilise approximately six weeks after installing your turf. For best results, fertilise four times a year using a slow release. To keep your lawn in top class condition it will need regular applications of fertiliser. Healthy, deep-rooted turf is more tolerant to stress, better retains its colour in winter, and can out compete weeds. When installing your turf it is advantageous to apply a pre plant fertiliser. This can be purchased at our Sales and Administration Centre, or via the Online Store. Once your turf has established and regular mowing has begun, you should start a regular program of fertilising.

Couch Varieties: Approximately six weeks after installation we recommend a controlled slow release fertiliser. This can be purchased at our Sales and Administration Centre, or via the Online Store.

Sir Walter: Approximately six weeks after installation we recommend a controlled slow release Sir Walter Fertiliser, available in a 4kg or 10kg bucket. This can be purchased at our Sales and Administration Centre, or via the Online Store .

What should I do about weeds and pests?

Weeds and pests are really frustrating for lawn maintenance. This is a real frustration for people who love the Queensland outdoors lifestyle and use their lawns as platforms for entertainment, including family events, weekend barbecues, or even weddings! The lawn grub is a common pest in many lawns and can cause brown, dead areas of grass. If you need more advice, please call us on(07) 3113 9238.

NOTE:Before applying any herbicide to Sir Walter, please call our sales staff for product clarification.

What guarantee is offered?

Jimboomba Turf stand by our turf grass products with a turf grass quality guarantee. We guarantee that our turf will arrive at the delivery address in the same good condition that it is in when it leaves our premises. We also guarantee our turf supplies work.

Jimboomba Turf will always arrange an inspection at your convenience if you are not 100% satisfied. We are available to discuss this with you and to clarify any issues you may have with our turf grass product. For the best Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, and Brisbane turf products and the best service in South East Queensland, you can’t go past Jimboomba Turf.

We are able to offer this turf grass guarantee because of our long and extensive experience in the Australian turf industry. All of our staff are professionally trained and are experts in their respective fields. Before, during, and after purchase, our staff are happy to assist you in making the right decision. We also offer a unique guarantee for customers purchasing Sir Walter grass.

Store FAQ's

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Can I buy now and pay later?

Yes! zipPay is now available at Jimboomba Turf but you will have to be in store or complete these types of orders over the phone.

What hours is it possible to collect?

Monday to Thursday from 7am to 3pm, Friday from 7am to 3pm, Saturday from 7am to 12 noon*

*Saturday trading hours are subject to change. Please refer to our google details for the most up to date information.

Can I have my turf delivered?

Yes! Our palletless delivery and forklift trucks make delivery the best option for receiving your turf.

Our forklifts allow us to get the turf as close as possible to where you need it, and our palletless deliveries mean there is no heavy pallet to trip over or return after you finish laying your turf.

What areas can turf be delivered to?

We regularly deliver up to Morayfield in the north, Plainlands in the west and Byron Bay in the south.

We also do travel to parts of the darling downs (Toowoomba) once a week, however this is at a different rate. Please contact our office on (07) 3113 9238 to check your postcode and delivery rates for regional areas.

What is the advantage of having your turf delivered?

Safety and convenience are the two main advantages of getting your turf delivered.

A single pallet of turf can weigh more than a tonne making it a difficult load for a standard vehicle or trailer. It is far safer to allow our experienced truck drivers to deliver your turf safely to your door.

Our palletless delivery and forklift trucks mean your turf is conveniently delivered as close as possible to where you need it, with no heavy pallet to trip over or return after you finish laying your turf.

Why can't I get my turf immediately?

Turf is a living product and cannot be stored in a warehouse. All Jimboomba Turf Group turf is farm fresh delivered to your door or to our sales office for your collection.

Each delivery is cut-to-order to ensure the turf spends the least amount of time possible out of the ground.

Can we deliver your turf while you aren't home?

Yes! As long as we have easy access to your site and clear instructions for where to place your turf we can deliver your turf without you there. We have a very good proof of deliveyr system and can even send you a photo of where we've left it.

Can I Click and Collect?

Yes! If you have a small order and you want to simply purchase online and pickup from our sales office you can Click and Collect.

What is the earliest I can Click and Collect?

We require a minimum of 72 hours to inspect, harvest and deliver your turf.

This ensures you receive the premium turf grass our customers expect from Jimboomba Turf Group.

How much is turf delivery?

Standard metro delivery over 50m2 is $178.75 including GST and fuel levy.

Undersized metro delivery between 21m2 to 49m2 is $206.25 including GST and fuel levy.

*current as at 5th of December 2022 and subject to change without notice.

What is the minimum amount of turf that can be delivered?

Our standard delivery is for amounts 50m2 or more.

Our undersized orders are between 21m2 and 49m2 and incur a higher delivery fee and generally not to regional areas.

We do not deliver turf under 21m2 (but you can always pick up small orders from your nearest Bunnings Store or Click and Collect from our Acacia Ridge collection point).

There is a logical explanation as to why we can't deliver small amounts, it's because of our palletless delivery system. Our forklifts cannot pick up 20m2 or less without a pallet to support it. For some reason, the slabs hold together after 21m2 and above.

What is the earliest I can get my turf delivered?

We require a minimum of 72 hours to inspect, harvest and deliver your turf.

This ensures you receive the premium turf grass our customers expect from Jimboomba Turf Group.

How much turf will fit into my box trailer?

The amount of turf that will fit in your trailer depends on the load rating of your trailer.

Always check the load rating of your trailer before collecting your turf.

A pallet of Sir Walter (50m2) weighs roughly 1.2 tonnes which is higher than the load rating of many domestic trailers.