Yes, all of the lawn varieties which we sell here at Lilydale Instant Lawn are summer grasses, meaning they are drought tolerant and tough. Summer grasses are most active during the warmer months between September and May in Victoria. Summer grasses will go dormant during the cooler months and if you suffer from a severe frost you may experience some colour loss.
The good news is as soon as the warmer weather returns your grass will self-repair retain back its beautiful green, we recommend fertilising going into Winter and the start of Spring to assist in dormancy. If you also see wear in your grass during the cooler months we recommend to reduce traffic until Spring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 vehicle load limits. You will be required to sign a pick-up delivery waiver if you require us to load turf into your vehicle with our forklift.
For your Lilydale Instant Lawn pick up convenience, we have allocated times for daily pick ups. They are:
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
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.
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