Laying a new lawn is a huge undertaking, but a rewarding experience. If you’re someone who likes to see your projects through from start to finish, then you might consider picking up your turf yourself — directly from our farm.
Picking up your turf yourself can be one of the most exciting parts of the entire process; you’ll see where your turf was grown and get to take it home with you on the spot. Just like purchasing a new plant or a new piece of furniture, the car ride home is the most exciting part as you anticipate finally placing it in the perfect spot and seeing your vision come to fruition!
Beyond the excitement of seeing all of your hard work and preparation finally pay off, there are a few special benefits to picking up your turf directly from the farm that can save you time, effort, and money… and even provide a little bit of enjoyment!
1) It’s a nice drive
Occupying a prime location on the Brisbane River, our farm allows for exceptional growing conditions, as well as spectacular views. From start to finish, your turf pick-up day should be a truly enjoyable excursion — and that includes the drive!
Not only will you rest easy knowing that you saved yourself the cost of delivery, but you’ll have made a day out of it.
If you’re not a local, take the opportunity to visit some famous landmarks along the way! Grab a famous Fernvale Pie at the bakery, check out Cormorant Bay picnic grounds at Wivenhoe Dam, visit the Spillway controlling Brisbane’s water supply, or just dip your toes in the Brisbane River as you cross Twin Bridges on your way to our farm!
There’s plenty to do along the way that will make your journey feel special, exciting, and thoroughly enjoyable!
2) It’s cost effective
By coming to pick up your turf directly from the farm, you’re saving yourself the added expense of the delivery fee! It is especially worth it if you happen to live nearby or have a little extra time to take a relaxing drive into the country.
With the money you save on delivery, you’ll have extra cash to spend on your fun-filled day of activities on your way to the farm. Or, you’ll have a bit more to invest in topping off your new lawn with a brand new update to your landscaping.
We know getting new turf is an investment, so allowing for pickup is our way of helping you save even a small amount of money. Every little bit of savings can feel like a weight lifted off your shoulders!
3) It’s flexible
Picking your turf up yourself might sound like a lot of extra work, but we’ve made it as easy and flexible as possible for you. There’s no need to worry about time constraints, limited pick up hours, or days of the week we’re closed.
You can pick up your load of turf on any day that suits you, Monday through Saturday. This allows YOU to be in charge of your schedule instead of waiting for our truck to get to you. Pick up on a day that works best for you.
The farm gate is open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM, corresponding with the times we harvest the turf so that it will be as fresh as possible for you. If our farm gate hours don’t suit you, just call us so that we can help you make arrangements that work best for you.
4) It’s fresh
When you pick it up yourself, you’re getting it right after it has been harvested and is in its freshest state. It’s the perfect time to take it home with you and get started on your plans for your new lawn!
You’ll have access to the freshest, healthiest version of your new turf without having to wait for the delivery truck and can get started laying your fresh turf on your own schedule.
5) It’s possible… so why not?
It’s only one hour from Brisbane CBD to our farm. Not only is our location convenient and enjoyable to travel to, but the job becomes even easier if you happen to have your own truck, ute, trailer, or any combination of the above!
If you have the time, tools, and resources to make the pick up yourself, the entire process can be hugely rewarding for only a small amount of effort.
To put it simply, you should pick up your turf directly from our farm, if you answer “yes” to absolutely any of the following questions!
- Are you local or do you live close by?
- If not, do you have the time to make the drive out to our farm?
- Are you looking for a bit of relaxation, too, and would like to make a whole day of it?
- Would you prefer not to pay for delivery?
- Would you rather not wait for the delivery truck and instead pick up on your own schedule?
- Do you have a truck or trailer with enough room for your load of turf?
How to Prepare to Pick Up Your Turf
If you’ve decided that picking up your turf yourself is the best option for you, then there are a few simple ways to prepare.
Consider your capacity
For Aussiblue, Zoysia, Sir Walter and Soft Leaf Buffalo turf, 40sqm will fit in the back of an empty ute tray or on a single axle trailer. 80sqm will fit on a dual axle trailer. That means that if you have a ute and single axle trailer, you have capacity to transport 80sqm of these turf varieties.
For Wintergreen turf, 50sqm will fit in the back of an empty ute tray or on a single axle trailer. 100sqm will fit on a dual axle trailer. So, if you have a ute and single axle trailer, you have capacity to transport 100sqm of wintergreen turf.
If you intend to load your turf onto pallets, make sure to bring your own.
Prepare your trailer
If you’re using your own truck or trailer, make sure your tyres are pumped up and ready to haul your load of turf.
Be sure to order and pay by 12:00 PM the day before your pick up in order to secure your spot on the harvest list! All of our contact information is available here and we are waiting to assist you!
Prepare your site
Make sure your site is prepped and ready for installing your new turf before you pick up your order from the farm. If you’re not sure what that entails, check out our instructions for preparing for your new lawn.
Let Us Know How We Can Help
If you have unanswered questions or need more help deciding whether picking up your turf is right for you, feel free to contact us! We’d be happy to come up with a plan that’s perfect for you.
Whether you’re looking to save on delivery costs or just want to see where your turf was grown for yourself, a day at the farm can be productive and rewarding!