Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The new lawn

Against the advice of a few people that meant well I went with grass. This will mean more upkeep and water but but a gravel yard just does not get it for me. This is Bermuda grass and I got it through the vivero (nursery guy) near the Jaluco intersection on the way to Barra. Also got two lime trees from him.

I ordered 50 meters and sent some home with one of my workers. Price for the pasto (lawn) was 35 pesos a square meter. I think I overworked placing and cutting and didn't drink enough water so stayed in bed 'till noon today.

Still have almost half the property unplanned except for a few trees and plants. Think it will just sit while I finish the house. Hugo started painting grout joints with sealer today and I'll join him tomorrow.


Steve Cotton said...

It looks good. I was within a block of your house this afternoon. I should have taken a quick peek.

Elke said...

Looks great! Have you thought about putting in a sprinkler system? We brought a bunch of parts down (which we won't need anymore since we got rid of our grass).

el jubilado said...

I'll talk to you the next time I see you Elke to see what you have.

Had a big sink hole yesterday because the grey water septic was only surrounded by dirt and it should have been rocks/gravel. Water goes in as well as out. Just hope the septic did not fill with dirt.

The construction of the house finished in April 2011 and I'm pretty much settled in. As of March 2014 I'm in preparation for rain mode for this coming summer. That includes sealing and painting things and dealing with drainage issues from last year.

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