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    Very nice lawn/turf. I know your post is quite a few years old, but I am curious how the lawn has been holding up. I am moving soon to Udon and need turf for my property too (around 2000m2). Looking forward to hearing from you, tks!

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    Turf prices have risen a lot in the last few years. As has labour and equipment costs. I would be interested in some current costings as well. I reckon soil amendment and seeding will now be much more competitive. Sorry but my vote is always get the soil healthy and lawns will thrive. Lay sods on top of crappy dirt and my money says the lowest denominator wins.
    Have a look at what our Afghan Picker has been up to on his vanilla topic and follow back to how he created the compost etc onsite...

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    Where can you buy the golf grass seed in N Thailand please? Mae Sai ideal or next nearest
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    Question Looks good

    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    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.

    How old is the picture,how's it holdng up?
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    I have a nice lawn as well, but my problem is shade. As our trees grow in even with Malay grass areas are now beginning to thin because of shade where we have trees that are naturally growing. I tend to want to sacrifice tree branches for a green lawn. The wife would rather lose the grass than the trees. I wish they had a grass here that really could take to shade. If its here I have never found it.

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    She has just insisted on 2 truck loads of rough earth to be dumped at our gate and hire 4 women to come and spread it about the garden. The idea being to prevent the lakes that form during the rainy season. What rainy season?
    I asked her about grass seed and she reckoned 10,000 Bht per Kilo.
    Having straightened up the car I expressed my disbelief.
    So I'm on the hunt.
    Grass seed that will grow under trees.


    Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.
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    Basically the same question as AO.
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    I tried finding grass seed about a year ago with no luck.
    Everyone we asked looked at us like we were crazy when we asked for seed. Ended up going with turf.
    Good luck with your search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Any suggestions or advice gratefully received.
    This is how I did it. I brought in lorry loads of top soil from the rice fields. My grassed area is about 1 Rai. Too big to seed and too big to turf. I then left it and let whatever grow. I then kept cutting with a petrol mower on the lowest settings. Eventually the weeds die off and the cutting stimulates grass to grow. Eventually you will end up with a lawn.
    Come November the grass will stop growing and I let the lawn die off until it regrows come the rain season. I never water my lawn as it's too big an area. Come the rains it springs back into life. And so the cycle continues.
    For some unknown reason my pictures won't load. Help please.



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    I probably shouldn't give advice with a lawn like this but the grass grows the best near the gate where the dog is buried..

    Cost of a lawn in Thailand-img_20200325_094629-jpg

    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    Quote Originally Posted by naptownmike View Post
    I tried finding grass seed about a year ago with no luck.
    Everyone we asked looked at us like we were crazy when we asked for seed. Ended up going with turf.
    Good luck with your search.
    Yes, that's correct statement for Thailand. Nothing has changed in the situation after decades, because: At every larger garden center there are people who bring the folded carpets of the grass and lay it down as required. Price negotiated per sq. meter.

    However, not really clever to do it in the dry season. And for very large areas it's possible to place the pieces only with distance (or in stripes), within few months the grass will spread up and close the area totally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    This is how I did it. I brought in lorry loads of top soil from the rice fields. My grassed area is about 1 Rai. Too big to seed and too big to turf. I then left it and let whatever grow. I then kept cutting with a petrol mower on the lowest settings. Eventually the weeds die off and the cutting stimulates grass to grow. Eventually you will end up with a lawn.
    Come November the grass will stop growing and I let the lawn die off until it regrows come the rain season. I never water my lawn as it's too big an area. Come the rains it springs back into life. And so the cycle continues.
    For some unknown reason my pictures won't load. Help please.




    i think that's the way to go for us. There's no way we'll keep it green all year. It's the shaded areas that never seem to thrive but the merest suggestion of cutting down a pomello tree is fraught with danger. Do you throw on any additives or the like to promote growth?

    Looks very good bye the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    Do you throw on any additives or the like to promote growth?
    I do nothing to it other than cut it about every 5th day. Do not miss a cut because once you've let it get too long it can really be a bastard to cut especially if it's wet. Best to cut when dry. Also you buy a mower that mulches the grass. So you do not collect the cuttings but return the cuttings back to the soil.



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    That looks great specially since you just let it grow on its own.

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