Mounding with overturned sod
Hello Lovely Garden Web members,
We recently removed 900+ sq ft of dead sod. By dead I mean we turned the sprinklers off. I have no idea what type of grass it was since we just bought the house 3 months ago. I had read online it could be turned over and used to make mounds in landscapes. But have been unable to find how you do this.
We have it in a pile in our front yard because it came out in chunks and could not be rolled up and taken out like I thought - gotta love the clay soil of Arizona.
Hauling it away is quite the pricey, as I am sure you know.
I am wondering 2 things:
1) Has anyone done this before? Make mounds out of overturned sod
2) Can I plant in the mound? The roots of the grass are keeping the pieces together so not sure if this is "good" soil to plant desert adapted plants in.
Any links, input would be GREATLY appreciated.