Purpleinopp this is for you.

plantmaven(8b/9a TX)November 22, 2011

Don't dig the grass. Leave it for the earthworms.

I have had 3 back surgeries. The last was to "install hooks and screws" and a cage to keep the vertebra from collapsing. Please take care of your back! The pain you feel now is minor to what it will be if you rupture a disc.

Read this link on lasagna gardening.

Here is a link that might be useful: lasagna gardening.

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Hey, thanks for your concern, much appreciated! I totally agree, I've decided this year that I'm not physically equipped for digging up grass. I've done lasagna in one version or another for decades but got impatient this spring. Don't know exactly what I did to my back on the slip'n'slide a few years ago but the pain was much worse than when I broke my tailbone and took many trips to the chiropractor and a few months of taking it easy for it to start feeling better. Sounds like I was lucky 2 b able 2 b helped so much without surgery.

I'm sorry for what you've gone through and thanks for sharing your advice. Does your family call you the bionic woman now?

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 9:16AM
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