Lawn to Garden Convert - Removing Grass
I was hoping that someone can give me a little advice on removing grass from a lawn. I need to start planting within the next few weeks, so I don't have time to waste.
My original plan was to kill the grass with Round-Up, till once dead, add compost, till again, and then plant and mulch. I'm worried about this method now because I'm afraid the ground won't get dried out enough in the next few weeks to till it.
The other idea was to use a sod cutter, and I was wondering if any of you have experience with this method? Would I be able to cut the sod out sometime in April, or does the soil have to be dried out to a certain degree also?
As a last resort, I will cover the grass with newspaper and add 6" to 8" of soil, but I'd rather not go this route.
Thanks for ANY advice you can offer!