Can I still install my turf during Winter?
Yes you can! We grow and harvest all of our premium turf varieties year round.
However, when choosing to lay your lawn in the Autumn/Winter months we strongly advise to purchase with your turf the Super Starter Pack.
When you purchase turf from us during these months we will provide you with appropriate installation instructions to ensure that your lawn has the best chance of establishment throughout the cooler months.
Can I install my turf during Summer?
Yes!! All our Instant Lawn can be laid over the summer period.
Summer is a fantastic time to install Instant Lawn, with the warmer weather Instant Lawn establishes quicker meaning you won't need to keep traffic off the area as long as during the cooler months.
It is vital that your Lilydale Instant Lawn is kept moist with regular daily watering until root growth is established approx 3 to 6 weeks depending on the season.
Lilydale Instant Lawn have plenty of high quality Sir Walter DNA Certified, Eureka Kikuyu Premium VG and Eureka Kikuyu turf and Nullarbor Couch available all year round with our ability to grow and harvest turf across 3 different regions within Victoria.
Do I need to top dress with white washed sand?
As our exclusive QWELTS are cut thick, their is no need to top dress with sand but if you choose to you can apply white washed sand to the edges of your QWELT pieces with the measurement of white washed sand (1/2m3 per 100m2).
Sand adds weight to the turf, improving root to soil contact, it also stops the edges from drying out too much.
Do Lilydale Instant Lawn install your turf for you?
Do I need to remove existing lawn or weeds?
Yes, we do recommend to spray with a weed killer like Roundup, then wait 7 days before rotary hoeing, then spreading top soil. Alternatively, you can remove the top 100mm of the area, then replace with top soil.
Which topsoil is best?
Lilydale Instant Lawn recommend a blended topsoil, which is soil, mushroom compost & sandy loam mixed together. Some suppliers may call it a 3-in-1 mix or a turf mix
How much do I need to water?
For the first four weeks, Lilydale Instant Lawn recommend you keep your newly laid lawn moist. An easy way to check this is by finding an edge of turf and feeling the soil around the roots.
If it is getting dry, give your lawn a good water, if it’s wet, hold off on watering for a few days. Of course this will be weather dependent.
If it’s pouring with rain, you won’t need to water.
If we are having a hot spell, you may need to water twice a day whilst your Lilydale Instant Lawn is establishing.
When can I use my Lilydale Instant Lawn after installing it?
If laying your lawn in the warmer weather, we recommend keeping all foot traffic to a minimum for approximately 4 weeks.
This can be checked by finding an edge of your Lilydale Instant Lawn and trying to lift it up, if it comes up too easily, it is not yet established, if hard to pull up, then it’s fully established.
If you are laying your lawn in late autumn or Winter, we recommend keeping your traffic to a minimum through the Winter period. to staying off the turf until spring.
Does Lilydale Instant Lawn have display patches that I can have a look at?
Yes, we do at our Yarra Glen farm. Take some time, visit Lilydale Instant Lawn, and why not make a day of it visiting the local vineyards and chocolaterie that surround us. Otherwise some of our outlets have displays, just ask the sales staff.
Delivery/ Pick Up
My street is steep and narrow, large trucks won’t fit & cannot turn around, can you deliver my turf?
Yes we are always happy to offer an alternative delivery solution,
Upon ordering we ask our customers, about access into their delivery site with our Prime Movers and each location access is looked at before delivery occurs. If we have any concerns we would contact you beforehand to discuss a suitable alternative. Our truck drivers are very experienced, however safety is paramount and we must have clear and safe access to enable the delivery of your turf.
Do we deliver into regional Victoria?
Yes we do deliver Lilydale Instant Lawn into regional Victoria.
We have allocated days which we deliver, however if you do need turf on a specific day, we can calculate the cost of delivery for you.
Tuesday $125* – Phillip Island, Wonthaggi, Inverloch
Wednesday $125* - Traralgon, Sale, Bairnsdale (I suggest this will be a daily delivery very shortly, we need to check this out). Before putting this up.
Thursday $125* – Dromana, Rosebud, Portsea
What are your terms and conditions for delivery of my turf?
Can my turf be left close to my laying site or delivered into my backyard?
Absolutely yes as long as our Driver’s have clear access. Our forklifts measure 2.5 mtrs x 2.5 mtrs and are all terrain.
Please note that due to council regulations we are unable to place our lawn on the road or footpaths as these are classed as a thoroughfare and Council could get cross at both of us and issue a fine!
Is pick up available?
Yes you can pick your turf up from Lilydale Instant Lawn. If you have a suitable vehicle you can pick up your pre-ordered & pre-paid turf from our Yarra Glen farm. Please note that the turf can be very heavy and vehicle load limits apply. Please feel free to Contact Us to discuss
For your Lilydale Instant Lawn pick up convenience, we have allocated times for daily pick ups. They are:
Monday 3pm -4pm
Tuesday – Friday 8am – 9am & 3pm – 4pm
Saturdays – 8am – 9am (pre-order & pay before 3pm Friday)
We harvest fresh for every order, so give us time to harvest your order for pick up. We recommend placing your order by 12pm for that afternoon & the following morning.
Lilydale Instant Lawn alternatively offer our customers the opportunity to pick up their Lilydale Instant Lawn from our outlet stores directly: Their details are:
Do you have a minimum amount of turf that I have to order for delivery or pick-up?
We can deliver as much turf as you need or as little turf that you need, straight to your door.
If you are ordering more than 20M2 of turf to be delivered within our Melbourne metropolitan boundary, a delivery fee of $125 applies. * conditions apply
If you are ordering 19M2 or less of turf to be delivered within our Melbourne metropolitan boundary, a delivery fee of $185.00 applies. * conditions apply
How soon can I have my turf?
We harvest out of our various Victorian farm locations almost everyday of the week therefore, if you place the order before 11am, we can generally deliver your Lilydale Instant Lawn to you the next day. *conditions apply.
For our busy delivery days, we recommend you get your order in early
Is Sir Walter available in seed?
Unfortunately not. Sir Walter can produce seed heads when stressed, however, they are infertile. If you have areas of your lawn which need to be patched you are able to purchase pieces of Sir Walter Buffalo Instant Lawn and patch the areas.
When do I need to fertilise and what product is recommended?
We recommend for you to fertilise approximately 6 weeks after laying your turf. Then for best results fertilise a minimum of 4 times a year, in September, December, March & again in April. For further details please refer to the lawn variety page of your particular lawn variety
What weed/bug do I have and how do I treat it?
Will my turf lose colour in the winter?
All warm season grasses will lose some colour over the winter period as they are not actively growing over this period.
If you would like green lawn all year round, we now have the solution for you. Please visit our Colourguard page for more information.
Sir Walter Buffalo will keep the best Winter Colour, and Lilydale Instant Lawn recommend fertilising in March and April.