Each time we sell turf It’s not just our company name on the line; it’s our family name. For over 40 years now we’ve been the largest turf supplier in the Canberra district.
Canturf is grown in Canberra so you know it won’t be affected by climate variations and long transportation stress. You know that what you see growing on our farm in Fyshwick is what you’ll be getting. Canturf can be cut, loaded and delivered on site in just a few hours or picked up from our outlet in Fyshwick.
Canturf (Canberra Turf) turf is a family business that started production in 1966 by the growing of several small experimental lawn plots near Bungendore totalling approximately 1/4 of an acre.
These turf plots were successful and soon after 3 acres were sown down. The first turf was harvested and sold in November 1968. Thus Canturf is the earliest surviving turf farm in Australia. With the Queens visit in 1970 Canturf was contracted to supply turf for the War Memorial and other government sectors. This cemented Canturf as the preferred turf supplier for the ACT.
During the seventies Canturf established itself throughout the Canberra, Cooma and Southern Highland areas. Canturf joined the American Sod Producers association in 1972 as the second international member and in the same year imported
its first sod harvester from Canada. During the eighties Canturf developed its business within the housing and commercial areas of Canberra while completing some high profile jobs including the National Library, National Gallery and the new
Parliament House. As the Canberra ‘Garden City’ grew so did the demand for turf. During the nineties Canturf developed turf pivot farming techniques from USA and Canada. The first pivot was installed on the Bungendore farm in 1995 proving to be an efficient way of growing turf.
Able Landscaping Pty Ltd
PO Box 772 Fyshwick ACT 2609
Phone 02 6297 4888
Fax 02 6297 8716
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