Greenhouse Beds

thirsty_dirt_77(3a)May 10, 2013

It's a late start but we've finally got the greenhouse on the go.

Inside we are going to created beds along the perimeter walls that will be about 18" deep. They won't have bottoms because I would like the plants to be able to grow deep if they choose to. :)

Anyway, we are building the greenhouse over an area where there is currently grass (it was never really taken care of other than being cut, we have too much grass to baby.) Should I remove this grass before I fill the beds? Or can i just do a quick till to loosen the dirt and grass and pile my dirt on top?

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macky77(2a)

Depends on the grass. If it's typical lawn grass, then you shouldn't have to do anything but pile your dirt on top and smother it. If it's a grass that spreads by runners (quack grass et al), then it *will* come through eventually; you're best off killing it first. Whatever you do, don't till a grass that spreads by runners. *shudder*

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 3:21PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

How about a heavy layer of cardboard under your bed? That should work to smother the grass.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 5:51PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

How about a heavy layer of cardboard under your bed? That should work to smother the grass.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 5:52PM
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