About Us

Auckland’s premier turf care operator, we are more that just a ‘Weed N Feed’ type company, we use only quality approved turf care products.

Total Turf Services Ltd is a privately Owned Company located on the North Shore with Ian Kent as the Principal. As the name suggests, the Company is a lawn construction and maintenance operation. The products and services provided are of the highest standard available.

The Company specialises in the construction and installation of both seeded and instant lawn plus the post installation maintenance programme for these projects.

Also provided is a personal, professional and reliable service which the Company prides itself on the quality of workmanship and the manner in which it is achieved. The key objective is to achieve the highest standard possible, whilst working within the clients budget requirements.

Years experience now 40 years + now a family business with 2 sons joining the company. We have a depth of experience with turf consulting for sports fields, cricket wickets plus turf maintenance of numerous high profile properties throughout the greater Auckland area.

Testimonials

“I wanted to express my happiness with my new lawn which you done for us.

After completing some landscaping for my backyard, the construction company left with a piece of dirt. I had a lawn advice from them that was an utter failure, I was very disappointed and stressed seen my back yard like water pond when raining and a desert when sunning. I was almost gave up the idea have a beautiful lawn at backyard for kids to play.

I was luck that I found some useful information on Ian's website. then I decided to give him a call, I was quite surprised about his rapid response during the recent Auckland lockdown. After few conversations fears have gone. Ian was provided very detailed quote with steps included.

The outcome has been amazing. We have the greenest and easiest to maintain lawn.

Ian is very passionate about his product and services and level of professionalism was really appreciated. Everyone who visits raves about how good it looks.Your enthusiasm and commitment to the product, and your commitment to follow through until the lawn was fully developed won the day.

Last, but most importantly, Ian's solution was very cost-effective given the outcome. I would recommend his service very highly if you want the best looking lawn in your neighborhood.

Thanks Ian and rest of crew for all the amazing job and help.

Wish all of you have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.”

Zen & MablePinehill

“We have been extremely impressed with the team at Total Turf and we absolutely LOVE our new lawn!

From our first conversation through to the completion of the job - Ian, Duran, Brodie and Antony have been amazing!

The most notable reasons for this have been.

• careful guidance through our most suitable lawn options during initial consultation

• allowing us time to consider before committing

• competitive pricing

• providing us with fabulous contacts for irrigation and landscaping

• professional and friendly to deal with

• extremely hard working during the install

• finally -helping us to maintain our beautiful soft green carpet like lawn during times that we cannot

After a lengthy lockdown renovation it has been an absolute pleasure to deal with a small family business like Total Turf to take care of the finishing touches.

Communication is excellent, they are extremely accomodating, flexible, and their work ethic on the job is outstanding.

I couldn’t recommend them highly enough to others who wish to transform their lawn into one that people stop frequently to ask “how do you have a lawn like that?”. Not to mention all of the kids friends saying “it’s their favourite grass to play on”.

Furthermore, the lawn we chose is ‘drought and frost tolerant’ - so after the first month - you don’t need to water it! So it’s a WIN WIN WIN!

Thanks Guys! We love it!

Kim & RyanDevonport

“We asked Ian and his family team of “2 son’s” and staff to establish our lawn in the spring of 2020. This involved them moving in 120 cubic metres of sand and soil onto our property to plant the new couch lawn into, and subsequently, to establish and maintain it – not an insignificant amount of work.

Through the process we were impressed that the team:

◉ Were excellent communicators – we always new what was going to happen when
◉ Are very reliable – they did what they said they would do when they said they would
◉ Are hard workers and completed it all with a smile
◉ Are very flexible – we have a customised ongoing maintenance plan that means we can maintain as much or as little as we want to do ourselves, which can vary if we are away for an extended period
◉ Are real subject matter experts – they know their grass and standby their work – proactively providing us with guidance through the process

These attributes might seem expected - the norm - but having just completed a 2 year house build process, we appreciate how few “tradesmen” can bring all of these traits together to a customer. We would not hesitate to recommend and use Total Turf Services again.”

Paul and Karen MatthewsOrakei, Auckland January 2021

“Ian promised me a lawn for Christmas...
and our Christmas wish came true! We are now looking at a beautiful, green lawn that has added the final touch to our renovation. Ian and the boys have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. The aftercare has been really impressive - Ian really cares about what he delivers and gave great advice about the right lawn for us. I highly recommend using Total Turf to give you the perfect lawn.
Thanks Ian.”

Ruth McGill

“Ian & his boys from Total Turf offered a service encompassing a wealth of knowledge in relation to lawns, plants and landscaping. Ian's professional approach to the finer details of our project enabled us to get a finished product that we only dreamed of. Ian provided a maintenance schedule for the lawn and offered a comprehensive service to ensure the lawn was well maintained . One year has passed and the lawns are still rich and green like day one. We are so pleased with the work completed and have no hesitation in recommending Ian & Total Turf to others.”

Jennifer & Anthony - Solicitor, Legal Services New Zealand Police

“I found Total Turf great to deal with, they provided excellent advise and service and delivered on time. For me the thing that really stood out was their care and attention they took in laying the lawn to ensure a great result. They clearly really care about providing a great lawn and their passion for this was reflective in the final result. Additionally they understood the landscape plan and delivered on it. I would recommend Ian and his team to deliver a quality lawn which reflects your individual needs.”

Dave Mullan

“I engaged Ian Kent of Total Turf Services Limited to lay a new lawn. Ian gave advice as to when the best time of year would be to do the job, and what type of grass to use. Ian removed the old lawn and then prepared the ground for the new lawn. The preparation included resetting the irrigation to ensure that the new grass was well watered as it bedded in. I was impressed with Ian's advice, and the way that he promptly replaced a couple of sections of the new lawn that did not take too well; this gives me confidence to recommend Ian as a person who can be relied on to do what he says he will do, and to do it well. The new lawn looks great.”

David R. Courtney - Courtney & Co, Solicitors

“A good lawn, well-cared for is rare and can make a big difference to a home (and its value) However, the experts tell us that a beautiful lawn can transform a home and have a dramatic impact of the value of a property. When Ian Kent walked onsite to quote for our turf work, we were impressed by his knowledge and passion for fine lawns. Taking Ian's highly qualified advice was one of the best investments we have made in our property – our family enjoys every opportunity to make use of our wonderful all-weather lawn. Everyone comments and want to walk on it. You can't help it. It's so inviting.”

Lindsay & Lynne Armishaw - Greenhithe. Auckland

“I first spoke with Ian Kent from Total Turf Services two years prior to utilising his services and I was very impressed with his knowledge and his enthusiastic, helpful approach. Ian has been extremely easy to communicate with, he has been most obliging and taken on board every detail of what we wanted to achieve with our site and given us the best advice to achieve the desired result, which we are absolutely thrilled with.

Even though Ian is based on the North Shore and we are located in Pukekohe, distance has been no issue and Ian has been happy to visit us on numerous occasions and provide ongoing support in terms of maintenance and care. Ian would rate amongst the very best suppliers, who I have had the pleasure to deal with over the past 50 years and I can give him only the highest recommendation based on my experience.”

Mohan J Parbhu

“We asked Ian and his family team of “2 son’s” and staff to establish our lawn in the spring of 2020. This involved them moving in 120 cubic metres of sand and soil onto our property to plant the new couch lawn into, and subsequently, to establish and maintain it – not an insignificant amount of work.

Through the process we were impressed that the team:
Were excellent communicators – we always new what was going to happen when
Are very reliable – they did what they said they would do when they said they would
Are hard workers and completed it all with a smile
Are very flexible – we have a customised ongoing maintenance plan that means we can maintain as much or as little as we want to do ourselves, which can vary if we are away for an extended period
Are real subject matter experts – they know their grass and standby their work – proactively providing us with guidance through the process

These attributes might seem expected - the norm - but having just completed a 2-year house build process, we appreciate how few “tradesmen” can bring all of these traits together to a customer. We would not hesitate to recommend and use Total Turf Services again.”

Paul and Karen Matthews

“Great job!
Ian and his team were knowledgeable and proactively brought us a new turf species that had everything we liked about the old turf, with improvements to the year-round performance.
They were friendly and communicative throughout and we didn't have any budget or timeline blowouts.
We would happily recommend.”

James & Annabel Hurman

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