removing sod to make shrub bed
Hello all, I am going to remove sod from my yard, from about 5 feet from the fence right to the fence. I want to plant shrubs among the trees I already have there and just have mulch in places where there are no plants. Anyway, looking at a few options:
1. Remove sod with sod cutter and bring sod to landfill. Read that this takes away a lot of nutrients, since many nutrients in topsoil
2. Remove sod with sod cutter, turn the sod upside down and place black tarp over this to ensure grass doesn't grow back.
3. Use lasagna method - layers with wet newspaper and cardboard, then add dirt and compost over top. I hear this takes a LONG time I hear and not confident the grass won't grow back.
Anyone have experience doing this on the Canadian Prairies? Recommendations? Thanks for your help!