Hello again, and thanks to everyone who responsded to my questions about boar and also webcams. I agree with one respondee that privacy is paramount, but since we only visit weekends, and it is literally hundreds of metres up on the slopes of a volcano, privacy is not really a problem - security however, might be.
So my final question of the week (I'm heading up to Shadowlands - the name of our hosue - this weekend): I'm keen to get some kind of lawn going, especially for the kids to play, but unlike the UK, most varieties of grass here go brown in the winter, and green in the summer. As I have mentioned before, we have extremely rich mulch-based soil, mixed with all sorts of volcanic elements, plus the hot rainy season. Does anyone have any advice, please, for establishing a lawn under such conditions? Turf or seed, over-seeding (seeding a winter greening grass over the summer greening grass), would it be a good idea to flatten the surface a bit (though leave a run-off)? These are all questions I have no idea about, having spent my early life in the UK. Perhaps some of the American contributors might have similar experiences. Any advice gratefully received. Kind rgs, ptarotuos.
P.s. - apologies for the typos, these messages are usally written very late at night.
- 1 Oct, 2010