Posted: 01/02/2013 at 09:16
When removing turf I find it best to trench it in. Slice turf off, say 2 or 3 inches thick, and place it UPSIDE DOWN, grass facing down, in bottom of trench. I make a trench at least 12 inches deep. If you have compost, organic fertiliser, etc., mix it with the soil when you refill your trench. This buried grass will NOT grow again. Have you tested your soil to see if it's acid or alkaline? A PH tester is a cheap and simple way to find out. Sorry.....dont like landscape fabric.....it's difficult to replant, prevents birds accessing the soil and is AWFUL and makes for a dead garden. Finally, plant and THEN mulch with living organic matter.