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Happy Birthday Living Turf NZ

Having braved pandemic lockdowns to establish a New Zealand base, it is 1 year ago today that Living Turf completed the acquisition of Turfgrass Specialists, a legacy NZ business.  Based in Auckland, our Living Turf team are celebrating a stellar year, with major achievements that include establishing a South Island base, through the appointment of Grant Bunting.  Then, we won Agency for Syngenta (Plant Protection Products), allowing our team to steward this globally recognised product range throughout New Zealand.  More recently, Shaun Davies (Hamilton Stadium) was recruited to manage the Waikato / Bay of Plenty sales territory.  Shaun joins Joe… ...Read More

The Perfect Partnership Achieves Global Recognition

In 2019, Rain Bird Australia boldly changed their Australian distribution model, and appointed Living Turf as ‘Master Distributor for Golf Products’. Immediately coined ‘The Perfect Partnership’, the vision was that Irrigation + Agronomy belonged together, in the same conversation, and managed by the same distribution partner.  Rain Bird recruited Living Turf as their agronomy partner, and 2 years on that decision has been validated, with Living Turf sweeping the pool at Rain Bird’s Global Awards Ceremony for 2021. Prior to 2019, Living Turf had only minor involvement in the irrigation sector.  But after signing with Rain Bird, Living Turf immediately recruited Mac Ross,… ...Read More

A Partnership that benefits every Australian sports ground

Living Turf and FountainLine are now exclusively aligned to deliver this unique product suite to the professional turf market. Over the last 12 months, Living Turf has had the privilege of supplying FountainLine paint and line markers to sports turf managers across the country. Due to the success of this early venture, we are pleased to announce that this partnership will develop further in 2022, with Living Turf adopting Master Distribution.  For Sports Turf Managers, that means you can access FountainLine products, service, and expertise anywhere in Australia, either from Living Turf’s extensive field sales force, or through our trained… ...Read More


Friday 9 July 2021 POGO is a digital tool for turf management, that has inspired Living Turf and our clients, to innovate far beyond just seeing how your turf is feeling.  I want to share my experience working with the mapping of irrigation lines in POGO. This is an awesome feature because it is so good in its application and practicality for turf management operations. When we think of why we need maps 99% of the time on a golf course, or anywhere else for that matter, it is generally years after the installation, and nobody remembers where things are - "Does… ...Read More


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

MATCHPlay – Better Turf Surfaces with Less Environmental Impact

MatchPlay Superior Liquids bring the science of soil biology to life, while a My-Results biology test  can measure, track & validate microbe population balance & diversity.     Managing high value turf in sand profiles is where Matchplay Superior Liquids first came to prominence.  The patented manufacturing system, born in the Riverina (NSW), first made its way into the professional turf arena via Canberra Stadium, nearly a decade ago.  Word soon spread between major Australian stadium managers and it wasn’t long before Matchplay got involved.  Distribution through Living Turf followed, and now this unique liquid nutrient technology is available throught Australia… ...Read More