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quickest/cheapest way to convert lawn to forest garden

 
Nicholas Heindl
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Welcome Stefan. I'd like to know what is the quickest and most efficient way to convert a common lawn to a forest garden? Should I start with seeding with a grazing pasture mix or should I go straight to fruit trees and shrubs since the take the longest?
 
Stefan Sobkowiak
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Nicholas Heindl wrote:Welcome Stefan. I'd like to know what is the quickest and most efficient way to convert a common lawn to a forest garden? Should I start with seeding with a grazing pasture mix or should I go straight to fruit trees and shrubs since the take the longest?

Nicholas I don't see where your from.
You already have grasses that are less aggressive than pasture grasses so DO NOT change them.
You can plant your fruit trees and shrubs right into the grass AS LONG as you ALSO MULCH well. Cardboard then lot's of mulch. Cardboard will smother the grass so it gets no sun and mulch does it's job. The planting chapter in the film shows the steps really well. DON'T add amendments into the hole. Add them ON TOP of the soil. Good start, but start.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://richsoil.com/cards
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