Installing your Lilydale Instant Lawn
1. Apply the Lilydale Instant Lawn starter fertiliser to your soil
Sprinkle the Starter Fertiliser evenly over your prepared area before you begin laying your turf.
Alternativley you can purchase our Super Starter Pack ($1.50 per square metre with a minimum order of 35m2) which contains a combination of Good bacteria, NPK Fertiliser, Sir Launcher and Liquid Lawn Rescue (a blend of kelp and trace elements). We highly recommend purchasing this pack which acts as a complete support cycle for your new lawn and has been designed to maximise root growth establishment. This unique blend is only available directly from Lilydale Instant Lawn.
2. Start laying your Lilydale Instant Lawn at your furthest point
Begin laying your QWELTS along a straight edge, such as a driveway or path.
Start laying your QWELTS in the furthest point & work your way backwards, which allows you not to walk on your new turf.
Lay your first row down end to end, laying the full QWELTS flat with the edges butted up together but not overlapping or squashed into each other otherwise you will use more turf than necessary, it will also cause the turf to dry out quickly & decreases the root to soil contact which is required for quicker establishment.
On the next row start with half a QWELT this will give you a brickwork laying pattern so that the joins are staggered.
On the third row, start with a full QWELT following the same pattern throughout your area.
You can cut and shape the QWELTS to conform to your area with a sharp steak knife or hedge shears.
3. Don’t throw turf offcuts away
With your remaining Instant Lawn off cuts don’t throw these away. When you have finished laying you will probably find there are a few unusual spaces to fill and these bits are perfect for that.
4. Watering your new Lilydale Instant Lawn
We advise to begin watering your lawn as soon as it has been laid. For bigger quantities of instant lawn, we advise that you begin watering once you have laid half or a smaller section of the turf. A thorough soaking of your Lilydale Instant Lawn is required (approx. 1000 litres per 100m2).
It is vital that your Lilydale Instant Lawn is kept moist until the root growth is established. This may be acheived by watering your lawn frequently. Once the roots have taken hold, watering can be eased off. Tank and grey water are great alternative water solution.
For all your irrigation advice please contact one of our specialist irrigation stores.