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    Here's a before and after of my garden....

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    Total cost, about 6,000 baht

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    ^
    amazing difference.
    did that include the swing?

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    ^Probably, to be truthful the 6,000 baht was a bit of a guess... swing was 2,500 baht

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    even the houses behind have improved in the second picture.

    first one looks sort of like Bolton.

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    Thanks for the advice, the grass seed was bought in a garden centre impotred from the states, 400+ baht a tin, four tins later and no more that about two meters of grass visible, I think I will look at the turf option on my return.

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    Turf is really the way to go here. It's so cheap....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbo
    the grass seed was bought in a garden centre impotred from the states,
    That's you problem strightaway. You need tropical grass seed.

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    Thanks Marmite, I will be back in three weeks and invest in turf. As you can see from the pics it looks un-inviting with just the soil around the house.

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    The pool will also get completed when the funds allow.

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    Nice house

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    NickA, how did you make the pictures full size.

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    change "https://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/10870/thumb_P7210081.JPG"

    to "https://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/10870/P7210081.JPG"

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    Lovely looking place that.

    I'm seriously reconsidering my house plan.
    Do I really want an upstairs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Do I really want an upstairs?
    My Dad used to buy and sell houses regularly. He loved to do up the garden and interior and then sell at a profit. Until he got to be about 50 he always bought two story homes. Single story ever since.

    How old are you?

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    I'm 37.

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    ^Well then, enjoy the two story house until either your knees or lungs go....

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    ^
    It's not so much a fitness thing.
    The house I am in now is single story and is absolutely fine.
    I only opted to build a 2 storey house because we already have the wood for the upstairs.
    I might just sell the wood.
    I think i prefer the look and practicality of the single storey.

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    But 2-storey is good if it floods, and snakes have problems climbing stairs. I like your new house, CMN. Also, may be cooler in hot season. Just thinking of all the old Thai wooden homes on stilts.

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    Well the seed has grown into nice green grass. So its off to buy a mower to cut the stuff now.

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    In this part of the garden I decided to use turf, at only 19 baht a meter I should have used more turf rather than seed

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    ^^What was the name/make of the grass seed? It looks nice and might be useful for filling in a few bits that have gone bare.

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    I had about 500 sq m of turf laid this summer. It is yaa yippun and I think it was 30B sq/m delivered and installed.

    It was a pretty big job and took five workers three days. Seventeen truckloads of black dirt(5,300B) was delivered a month prior and the workers leveled it all on the first day. They soaked the ground completely. The second and third days they laid the turf.

    It looked pretty good all through the summer with daily watering, but has since turned a bit yellow. I need to find some fertilizer as winter is the best time for that.



    The grass goes all the way around the house. The best thing about grass is that ants have a bitch of a time walking on it. Haven't had a single ant in our house since the grass went down.



    I think it was about 20,000 for the dirt, grass labor and beer.
    Last edited by Texpat; 20-10-2007 at 11:50 AM.

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    Sorry NickA,
    Only that it comes in a sealed tin and it is imported from the USA, 480 baht a tin. I will be away for the next 28 days. I will post the details when I return. It may be of interest to someone.

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    Nice place Texpat, I would like to have had the spare cash to have employed someone to turf my lawns, in Pattaya they were quoting 50 baht a meter without black soil. I supose the only consolation is when I am doing these sort of jobs I am not drinking or chatting with the entertainment at the bars, when I finish its a different matter.

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    Do-it-yourself is about half price.
    But seeing as how I'm a lazy carp, couldn't muster the energy.
    (truth is I had the first 395 sq m delivered /laid) Second 200 my mate and I laid and then went on a runner.

    Little hard work always does a man good.

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