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Removing large secions of sod
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Anne    Posted 06-05-2004 at 13:50:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I want to create a grass-free area on the perimeter of my back yard. Mowing is very difficult because of the fence and trees have sod up to the trunks. How can I do this easily? I was going to shear the grass, carefully spray Round Up, lay down plastic and then mulch. Will this work, or will I have to actually pull up the sod?


Alias    Posted 06-05-2004 at 14:12:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Trim it as close as you can and cover the area with heavy black plastic. Once, it can not get light, the vegetation underneith will die away. It might be a good idea to cut a trench around the perimeter of the plastic in order to keep it below the adjacent grass line. That way, you will stand less chance of getting the plastic caught up in your lawn mower. Cases such as this is a good example of where an edger can be used. Of course, you can edge by hand with a shovel.

Plastic will breakdown after 1 season. So, I would put it down in two layers.

Hope this helps.........gfp


Cosmo    Posted 06-05-2004 at 14:05:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Use the roundup. It will take about seven days to be noticeable. You don't have to be careful around trees as long as it only hits the bark, just don't get it on any thing green you don't want to kill. I threw my weed eater in the trash where it belongs. My garden sprayer will always start.:)


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