Call us on 1300 556 116

About: Rob Cooper

  • First Name : Rob
  • Last Name : Cooper
  • Website : http://www.livingturf.com
  • Biographical Info : Rob Cooper is Managing Director of Living Turf, a business he started in 2003 with the aim of developing a technically competent and customer focused product distribution service for professional turf managers. With a practical background in sportsfield curation (North Sydney Oval), Rob has achieved tertiary qualification in Agrictulture (M. Ag 'Turf Mgt') and Business Administration (MBA) before starting Living Turf. Having experienced 10 years of international business with The Scotts Company (1994-2003), Rob has established a world wide network of professional contacts which helps to position Living Turf as thought leaders in a market that is so susceptible to challenges of a changing environment.

Streamline your Compliance when Spraying & Spreading

Living Turf is proud to present My-Apply®, the latest digital tool for turf managers from Turf Forensics®.  My-Apply® is cloud-based platform, that helps to plan, allocate, execute, and securely store all your spray / spread records, conveniently inside your personal My-Results® account.  At Living Turf, we’re always seeking ways for our clients to simplify, or improve their turf operations.  Our own experience with Precision Turf® (a professional spraying & spreading service for Sportsfields & Urban Green Space), has led to the development of My-Apply®.  Like our clients, we understand how time-consuming and cumbersome it can be to keep accurate, compliant… ...Read More

LIVING TURF JOINS SSROC PANEL

The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) is an association of 11 councils spanning Sydney’s southern, eastern, central, and inner west suburbs.  The SSROC contract for supply of horticultural products and services has long been known by industry as due recognition for excellence, by businesses chosen to participate on their vendor panel. From 1st October 2021, Living Turf takes up its position on this panel, and in turn introduce our unique product and service offering to member councils.  Headquartered in Marrickville, Living Turf is nestled right in SSROC territory, and with our technical sales representatives being well known to… ...Read More

THE PERFECT PARTNERSHIP TURNS TWO YEARS OLD

  In August 2021, Living Turf celebrate our 2nd anniversary as National Distributor for Rain Bird Golf Products. First pitched as The Perfect Partnership (combining Irrigation + Agronomy), Living Turf set out to bring value to the Irrigation sector, determined not to be just another link in the supply chain.  Now with Irrigation specialists embedded in every state, customers really are only a phone call away from Living Turf’s technical and sales support for Rain Bird Products and Technology. The Western Australian market is supported by Living Turf Irrigation Specialist, Tyson Riley, who is a weapon when it comes to Rain Bird technology.  A factory trained technician,… ...Read More

MIKE “DARLO” DARLINGTON RETIRES

Dear Friends,We wish Mike Darlington all the very best for his retirement, after an incredible career in the turf industry. Mike has worked at Living Turf for the past 10 years, and can be credited with helping shape our friendly, open, and professional culture. Mike is well known among the Bowling Green industry and wider turf community, with over 40 years of experience. Through his extensive journey, Mike has seen many changes in the way we manage turf, with a firm understanding of where the industry has come from, what's worked, what hasn't, and why certain directions are more likely… ...Read More

AGRONOMY TALENT FINDS A HOME AT LIVING TURF

Recent, unexpected, and much publicised corporate restructuring in the commercial turf space has created new opportunities for several talented professionals in our industry. Living Turf is pleased to announce that a number of these talented people have agreed to join our team. We can now publicly celebrate the following appointments:Jeff Bowtell, National Sales & Operations Manager of Globe Australia, and long serving Newcastle Technical representative, will join Living Turf, on the 1st of July 2021. Jeff will be joined by prominent territory managers Craig Jones (Newcastle & Hunter), Kevin Booth (Sydney & West), and Luke Clohesy (South Australia). “Globe Australia… ...Read More

Living Turf lands in New Zealand

In an exciting ‘Trans-Tasman’ development, Turfgrass Specialists (TGS) are being acquired by Living Turf, effective April 1st, 2021. Turfgrass Specialists are a legacy NZ business, with a long history of serving the professional turf market.  Based in Auckland, TGS purchased ‘Evans Turf’ in 2018, further consolidating themselves as an asset to the NZ Turf Industry.  Continued sophistication ensued with TGS licensing the My-Results analytical platform in 2019, and also winning the NZ agency for MATCHplay products.  Part of the 2019 MATCHplay deal included a license for NZ manufacture of Superior Turf Liquids, which are known for their soil enhancing beneficial… ...Read More