How do I kill the grass on my lawn so that it would be suitable for planting - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jsbaral
February 25, 2008
How do I kill the grass on my lawn so that it would be suitable for planting. I have a big space that would be ideal for planting, but right now, the soil hasn't been cultivated and there are different types of grass that is growing. I want to create an organic garden but i don't know where to start. please help. thanks in advance and more power.


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Answer from NGA
February 25, 2008

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Jeuel,

I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

Depending on what grass you have now you may need to either spray it to kill it or perhaps you can use a sod cutter to slice off the surface if it is St. Augustine. Another option is to rototill it repeatedly and rake out as much as you can each time. Finally you can place newspaper 8 sheets thick over the area to be a garden and then cover that with compost for a few weeks to smother the grass from lack of light.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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