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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Palmiera Cacatoos

Previously, our former house was called "Casa Natura", where we have rows of green small plants at every corner of the house. Moving into our new house, a different theme is planted in our brain (Miami desert), where Palm and Cactus shall be the main spotlight, besides green grassy pearl lawn. And we are now, proud to inform that, our new crib is officially called "Palmiera Cacatoos".

Read on what my guest writer cum travel partner has to say about our new lawn.

Green Grassy Lawn

Monday, May 21, 2012 by Sekupang.net
 
From a desert-look sandy and rocky surface, Palmiera cacatoos has received an upgrade to its lawn, a 9-hour project undertook by Mr.S of Satkhira, south-western Bangladesh. Since he has quite a vast experience in landscaping, laying a lawn of about 600 square feet didn't seem to be a lot to him. He even worked alone, with an hour lunch break in between.
In cooking, before a chef starts to heat up the oil, he must have all the ingredients prepared. Onions and red chili getting chopped and beef or chicken meat are washed and nicely cut. I'm not really sure what exactly the chef is going to cook but it could be the masala beef or chicken although I don't list out any spices to be added. Similarly, before a project can commence, all equipment, tools, and raw materials must be prepared.
In this case, a hoe, spade, garden rake, and wheelbarrow were the tools needed and can be acquired from any hardware shops available. From the garden nursery, a lorry of topsoil (red color) and 300 patches of 2ft. x 1ft. grass segment to cover 600 square feet of space were bought.
Saturday morning, Mr.S was all ready to go with plenty of land ploughing to do. About 1.5 tonnes of topsoil was dumped on top of the existing lawn surface covering the entire uncemented area. That requires more than 4 hours before grass patches could be laid. The type of grass we chose is from the 'pearl' variety. Do we have plenty of pearl grass variations in Malaysia? Nope. It has similar characteristics as cow grass but with shorter and round leaves or blades. Therefore, it's cuter, slower growing, nicer to look at, and easier (and hopefully cheaper) to maintain due to its slow growth rate when compared to normal cowgrass.
At one corner, a hole was dug to make way for a 10-year old cactus tree. Although this thorny species originated from a barren land somewhere, we took it home and let it to live on a grassland. I mean it was bought from a nursery and see how it will do in this new environment. I like the shape of this kind of cactus and I hope I'll find another one just to make it a pair. The guy at the nursery once told that this cactus tree will produce an edible red fruit and it is now bearing one. I don't think I'll eat the fruit anyway though.
With the laying of the new lawn is completed, I'll wait another week to fertilize it. I'll also expect water bill increase once the grass being fertilized as it needs more water. Can I no more enjoy the complimentary 20 cubic meter of water each month after this?

15 holler:

Janggel said...

WOW dah ada rompot! Ada KAKTUS jua!

TERPAKSA BUAT LAWATAN!

Anash said...

laaa....
why oh why i didnt know you like that cactus...i should have breed it for you (minus gary)..
but your's are much bigger..and nicer

Anonymous said...

Ok.. Nati bleh jadi consultant aku... Hehehe

Mommy rahah

Biqque said...

janggel, lawatan sambil belajar? ko kan eco hahaha! bleh nasihatkan tak camne tanak kasi kucing berak atas rumput??? budus tul la kucing tu...

anash, sila breed and kasi saya! yg tu jer kena 10 tahun nak besar woooo. i need more! yes, minus gary :D

mommy rahah, bleh bleh, tapi bukan gaji bangla tauuuuu hahaha!

Ely Hasrul said...

gile eco terus nk buat lawatan hahahhaha

Biqque said...

skin, aku dah buat lawatan ke rumah ko dua kali :D tak sabar rasanya nak lepak kat "kaki lima" tu :)

masMZ said...

Wow Wow! Haihhhh terpaksa pulak buat adegan terjah lagi.... Hahahahaha......

Danny / John said...

kalo tengok pagar ko ni, aku bajet umah ko mesti mcm mansion. nnt aku datang., nk bwk beg bju siap2 la utk check in. tiiitttttttt

Biqque said...

masmz, korang terjah mmg dpt makan kiki jer la kahkahkah!

john, banyak la ko mansion...umah aku plg murah kat situ weh, tu pun ada orang nak rompak tv aku...bahalol badigol wadiwol wol wol! nak nak book bilik mana? ada single, twin, and double kahkahkah!

3plepl8 said...

guest writer? huahuahua...

Biqque said...

3plepl8, exactly :)

BlueEwoke said...

Bagus la dah ada rumput..mesti cik Qilah nak main guling2 nanti huhuhuh ..best best!!

Biqque said...

boleh! ada burung kecik2 duk patuk cacing :D

Ely Hasrul said...

lawatan dua kali? hahaha aku pon xmelawat gile panas and rimas aku tgk.

Biqque said...

mcm takde progress je aku tgk skin...

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