Smokin the Grass

Discussion in 'Bugs and Crud' started by JD3000, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. JD3000

    JD3000 Well-Known Member

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    Bed expansion for future plantings and to improve root zone for existing native trees.
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    Midway or so string trimming the grass to nothingness. Killing grass is wonderfully fun. Follow that with chopping up the grass debris and a bunch of fallen leaves with a mower. No sense in pulling up the sod as the trees have a ton of shallow roots there. Plus the decomposing grass roots and thatch will provide some free OM and improve structure a bit as it breaks down. No need for stirring with an air gun, soil isn't compacted and shows pretty good aggregates.
    Mulch and some plants to follow, hoping for a small snakebark maple to drop in. I grow bottle brush buckeyes from seed so those can go in plus some perennials.
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  2. evo

    evo Well-Known Member

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    ‘Lawns should be a rug, not a carpet.’ Kills the grass kills it!
     
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    JD3000 Well-Known Member

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    I use that line quite a bit
     

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