Instant Lawn Preparation & Installation

We share our top tips for installing your new instant lawn at your property.

Instant Lawn Installation Melbourne

At The Green Centre, we offer Melbourne wide delivery across our range of Instant lawn varieties. However, as this product needs to be freshly harvested from our turf farm to ensure the highest quality lawn is delivered (and maintain an optimum level of survival once installed) booking in advance is required. If you have any questions about your instant lawn delivery and installation please get in touch with our team on (03) 9331 5300.

Our Instant Lawn Delivery Process

All orders for instant lawn must be placed online or over the phone with our friendly staff. Unfortunately, due to our instant lawn farm being offsite, we do not offer yard pickup - therefore you will need to pre-order your turf and book in your delivery, as space on our trucks are limited.

How Do I Know When My Lawn Will Be Delivered?

Once your booking date is confirmed, an SMS will be sent to you with a delivery time the day before your delivery is scheduled (sent after 3pm). For most Melbourne suburbs, a $140 delivery fee applies - this will be calculated during the check out process for online orders, or over the phone when speaking with a staff member. This includes both truck and forklift use throughout the delivery process.

Can I Pay Cash On Delivery?

For all instant lawn orders, payment up front is required - we accept VISA or Mastercard over the phone, or via online orders. In addition, we also offer Openpay so your order can be split into equal, easy to manage payments.

Lawn Starter & Getting Your Lawn Established

With every instant lawn delivery, we will provide you with a free lawn starter. This will help establish and encourage root growth for your new lawn. However, it is important to note, in order to get the most out of your lawn using the fertiliser, regular watering and maintenance is required.

Best Soil To Use Underneath Your Instant Lawn?

We suggest Turf Loam sandy soil for optimum results. This helps create an ideal base and compacts well, allowing your turf to establish successfully and is also suitable for top dressing lawns.

How Do I Install My New Instant Lawn?

With every instant lawn delivery, you will also receive installation instructions, as well as a lawn care book, Certificate of Authenticity and LSA Warranty. Below are some of our top tips to help get you started when looking to install your lawn:

  1. Before laying out your instant lawn, first apply your lawn starter to the area. This will help establish the roots for your lawn faster and ensure it stays healthy.
  2. Roll out your instant lawn on the driveway, or a flat surface, then place the lawn side by side in your lawn area.
  3. It is important to position your lawn side on to each other without pushing each firmly against one another (important to leave a small gap in between) - this can otherwise disrupt the turf and root system.
  4. Once you have finished rolling out the turf for your area, you will then need to address the remaining edges - the easiest way to fill this space is to cut the lawn into the required strips using a serrated edge knife or pair of secateurs.
  5. After all your lawn has been laid out and you're happy with how it looks, it's time to water the lawn area.

Post Installation And Care Instructions

Following the installation of your lawn, it is recommended that there is no traffic to the newly laid lawn for roughly 6-8 weeks (depending on your lawn type). This is so that the grass has time to establish itself and handle frequent traffic. 

Do I Need To Top Dress My Lawn With Washed Sand?

For Sir Walter Buffalo grass, you will need to top dress with washed sand, concentrating on the joints and edges. This is to ensure the gaps between the blades don’t dry out, following an approximate ½ m3 to 100m2 ratio.

Do I Need To Fertilise My New Instant Lawn?

We recommend applying fertiliser 6 weeks after the initial installation, and then at the beginning of Spring, Summer and Autumn. 10kg of Sir Walter Fertiliser will cover approximately 500m2.

Book Your Instant Lawn Order Today

For more information about our instant lawn range or installation process, please get in touch with our team today on (03) 9331 5300 or via email. We are more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have, ensuring you get the right instant lawn and advice for your next project.