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Getting Rid of Half my Lawn

 
Devan Nielsen
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Hello,

I live in Utah and would like to get rid of half of my lawn, either for gardening or other vegetation. I don't have real plans for the land yet. It's a weedy variety of grass, not very good for doing anything on.

Can anyone recommend a safe and effective solution for this?

Thanks!

Devan
 
Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Devan, welcome to permies ! A long time ago I wanted to get rid of some lawn and so I started collecting newspaper. I covered the lawn with several layers of paper then covered that with wood chips. It seemed to work pretty well.
 
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Devan Nielsen wrote:Hello,

I live in Utah and would like to get rid of half of my lawn, either for gardening or other vegetation. I don't have real plans for the land yet. It's a weedy variety of grass, not very good for doing anything on.

Can anyone recommend a safe and effective solution for this?

Thanks!

Devan


Hello Devan,

I have been working on getting rid of the Bermuda grass lawn around my house. My current plan is to shade it out with lots of sweet potato, comfrey, small bushes, and trees.

Cheers,
Edwin
 
Kris Minto
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I removed my grass in section over a two year in four sections (spring and fall) to not overwhelm myself with to much work. I outline with a rope the new garden bed and rolled up all the grass in 1.5 ft. x 4 ft. section which I then posted on online (kijiji, craiglist...) for free. To my surprised it was gone in a matter of a few hours and people left there contact information which I contacted when I did the next section.

You can also do a lasagna garden but you will need to get your hands on a lot of newspaper and cardboard because you will want to put it on thick to keep the grass from breaking through.

Kris
 
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Thank you so much for your replies !!!
 
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