Our Turf

When you buy turf from Tanby Garden Centre, you are buying a product grown right here on the Capricorn Coast and you will have the benefit of expert advice. Our aim has always been to grow low-maintenance grasses suitable for this climate. Turf is cut fresh in the paddock for you to load, minimum quantity 10M2

BUDGET GRASS – $3.95/m2

A mix of Tropika and Couch. An adaptable forgiving blend which is perfect for any situation where a specific turf variety is not required. Read more information on species and blends here.

For small quantities we usually have pre-cut budget turf available on Saturdays by the roll ($3.95 each) for pick up off the pallet.

TROPIKA BLUE – $6.95/m2

(Digitaria didactyla var. swazilandensis)

Known at Tanby Garden Centre as ‘Fisherman’s Grass’ because you don’t have to spend your weekends looking after it but can enjoy other activities. An all-round favourite which looks fantastic, feels fantastic and yet is one of the hardiest turfs around. Find out more about Tropika characteristics here.

DAVID’S COMMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS

Tropika Blue, in my opinion, is the closest thing to a genuine low maintenance grass. Tropika Blue is a natural grass from Swaziland in Africa which is on approximately the same latitude as Central Queensland. It is a relative of Blue couch and has evolved under conditions of heavy grazing and irregular rain fall. In trials Tropika did not allow weed invasion even under conditions of nil nitrogen application. Under conditions of extremely low moisture, Tropika will shut down but come back so quickly after rain that it will not allow weeds to penetrate.

PALMETTO SOFT LEAF BUFFALO – $10.95/m2 logo-palmetto-200

(Stenotaphrum secondatum)
This grass makes an attractive lawn appealing to those who like a broad leaf grass that has good shade tolerance and is low maintenance. This grass is grown under licence to Tanby Garden Centre/Tanby Turf. Find out more about Palmetto characteristics here.                                                                                                    p-palmetto-2

DAVID’S COMMENTS AND OBSERVATIONS

Soft leaf Buffalo is the only decent broad leaf shade tolerant grass currently available in Central Queensland. It also handles sun. Soft leaf buffalo is becoming the most popular grass Australia wide. It retains good winter colour and does not usually get affected by grubs once it is established. Generally low mowing requirements. Soft leaf buffalo will become more popular as yards get smaller and houses bigger. Broadleaf weeds can be controlled by any broadleaf weed spray that does not contain Dicamba.

Disclaimer: Whilst we endeavour to grow the best turf possible, unfortunately we cannot ever guarantee that it is 100% pure species.