building a raised burm - Knowledgebase Question

Batavia, Il
Question by mjt61
October 19, 2009
I read somewhere that I can overturn the grass that I dig up and use it for building up the burm which also serves as compost. Is this true? I don't want grass to grow in the burm.


Answer from NGA
October 19, 2009


If you dig and turn it over now, you may have a problem with it sprouting. If you turn it over in the summer and leave the roots exposed to the sunshine for a week or two, the grass will die and turn to compost. It's just too cool and wet this time of year to effectively kill the grass if you dig and turn it over now. Wait until summertime and you'll be more successful.

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