Use Rototiller to Get Rid of Grass?

garrai81February 28, 2014

I have a 20' x 20' stretch of grass that I am going to be using for a garden.

What is the easiest way to get rid of this grass?

Can I use a rototiller to get rid of the grass and just plough it under?

Or will the grass keep growing?

I would rather not spend many hours with a shovel, scraping the grass from the surface.



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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Strip the grass,perhaps with a rented sod cutter.
Stack the pieces upside down, cover with a heavy tarp, and let the stack compost for at least a year then add back to the garden.

If you only till it under, you'll have LOTS more grass.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 8:24PM
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Thanks for the great ideas.


    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 7:33AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

If you smother the grass, it takes a few months to make sure it is dead, but then does not need to be removed. Not ready to use as quickly, but the easiest to do, and no loss of the top soil and organic material of the dead grass. As a compromise, you could sit potted plants in the area while waiting to make sure the grass is dead.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 11:32AM
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