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    how to grow mutiara grass?

    anyone who has planted mutiara grass?. I started trying last friday and noticed that the grass is not sticking to the layer of sand and worry that it might not make it. so i have decided to add another layer of burn soil on top and started doing some light watering...any tips?.


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    Pearl grass is among the most difficult to maintain turf.
    Do you have a lot of time to spare?

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    i do have pearl grass at home..not really needing much maintainance. however, i noticed that it is leafier at the shaded areas whereas it is thinner and looks drier under exposed area..mayb need frequent watering (very important, i think). can't help much tho..mayb u need to experiment under a shaded area? btw, planted without burnt soil..jz korek dan tanam..later on when it starts to grow, jz the occasional stomp and roll..to make it even..

    btw, do korek around, u might find concrete under the sand/soil..n regarding the sand, it is part of the tanam process..i jz dun get it..n even the grass guy jz said make a layer of sand on top of the pearl grass couldnt give me a concrete answer. maybe it is to hold it down by weight n at the same time allow the pearl grass to breath n to be watered?
    WheRe aRt ThOu?!

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    I am just about to replace my peral grass with the type looks like "cow grass". Like just Jian Wei said, "it is leafier at the shaded areas whereas it is thinner and looks drier under exposed area..", it really does not look that good. While the "cow grass" has been proven to grow greenish and evenly.
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    i noticed that the layer of sand is not thick enough as provided my gardener and after a heavy rain, all the roots are exposed. For temporary solution, i am added more burn soil to cover the roots.

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    Before I moved into my new house I got the supplier to plant it. They are supposed to dig about 6 inches deep, put a layer of sand first, then soil and finally the pearl grass. Since then only need to water daily. No need to cut. I also noticed that it is thicker at the shady areas.

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    Pearl grass need water.
    So if say nobody's home for 7 days & there's no rain but hot sun.
    The grass' half dead already.

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    At the point of planting, the pearl grass need to be compacted into the soil.

    When my garden was done up with pearl grass, the top layer was dug some 4 inches, and replaced with sand/fertiliser/burnt soil. After that, the pearl grass was compacted into the soil.

    After that, it was water x 6 times a day. The watering method was "showering" into the air and allowing water droplets to fall like rain. The idea is to always keep the soil moist (as sand/burnt soil dries pretty fast).

    The grass will take root in about 1 months time (when you walk on it, step and lift, step and lift - don't drag as the roots are probably just beginning to grip the soil).

    Good luck.

    p/s: I think in your case, you need to water it a lot, as these few days, it has been very very hot.

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    As many have said, pearl grass grows higher on shaded area...infact I dislike that, sun exposed area, is much easier to maintain, as the grass is shorter thus no need of trimming or grass cutting...but as for shaded area, I have to trim it often..leceh lah.

    When I planted mine, we did not use any sand, some nursery did advised to place some sand below the soil..and some said not necessary because home tuff is not heavy usage as in golf course...where the root needs to go deeper to have better strength and the soil need to be more moistured...sand does the work in that instance.

    The first one month is very crucial, as its needs more water to take root and grow, there after jaga as biasalah…once a day watering is sufficient.

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    i noticed that all my grass root as exposed now after the sand has settled in(from a heavy rain on Sun)...went out and purchased 12 bags of soil and top them up, but you can still see the root exposed...is that a no no for pearl grass especially in the first month?. or should i covered the root completely?.btw, i did water them as suggested once a day...thanks for all the tips, as i don't want to waste the effort, time and money if i need to replant...my gardener is no way to be see until this sat or sun.

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    err... since we r on pearl grass, any advice on how to get rid of weeds other than back breaking old way? n ve no money to hire anyone else to do it 4 me.

    tq for sharing

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    compacted 6 inch deep...wow, my gardener just place the pearl grass like patching them on our body (the typical chinese patch)...i need to see him this weekend if my grass do not make it, as the root is all exposed until i put additional burn soil around the root(hope that will work)...plus a lot of watering yesterday luckily i keep some for assurance on the payment, if he doesn't show up this weekend and rectify the problem.

    Guess i better water them throughly tomorrow.

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