Turf Services, a family-run business, was established by Jeremy and Celia O’Connor 16 years ago and is the only grower of Readylawn, from Christchurch down to Dunedin. The company covers South and Mid Canterbury, the Mackenzie Country and North Otago.
Mr O’Connor said the business’ qualified team of lawn and turf professionals jointly have more than 50 years’ experience working in the lawn and turf industry, both in New Zealand and overseas. It is also the only company in Timaru with a qualified team of new lawn and turf experts, with a staff of seven.
A greenkeeper since the age of 16, Mr O’Connor completed his apprenticeship in Nelson before moving to Timaru. When he and his wife set up Turf Services they were originally contracted to maintain two golf clubs in the region and it has grown from there.
The business also offers hydroseeding/spray-on lawn, which is a more effective and cost-effective way of seeding larger areas, germinating quicker, stops seed getting washed or blown away and keeps the dust down.
Another of part of Turf Services is its specialised sports turf services and it does all the specialised work for the Timaru District Council sports fields and lawn areas, provides golf course maintenance, works at schools, bowling and croquet greens and tennis courts.
The business also offers irrigations systems, maintenance programmes, soft landscaping and lifestyle block renovation work.
Mr O’Connor said the company has just ordered a new specialised seeding machine able to service small to medium-sized lifestyle properties, golf course fairways, sports fields and large lawn areas and will be available for use in September.
Readylawn means no matter where you live, no matter what time of the year, you can have a healthy, lush lawn growing at your home or business in a matter of hours.
At the moment, Turf Services is running a ‘‘Winter Supply and Lay Special’’ which is proving very successful.
‘‘We also offer screened soil from 10ml down to 5ml, which is good for the topsowing of lawns and sports surfaces.’’
As part of its service Turf Services is able to visit the client, assess the area and give an obligation-free quote, coming up with a plan to suit the client and their needs.
He emphasised the business’ commitment to providing the best value to its customers.
Anyone wanting more information, can call on 0800 529-648.