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variation on lasagna method?

Posted by yardmartyr 5 IL (My Page) on
Tue, May 12, 09 at 11:54

I will be smothering large areas of my grass to make decorative beds. Some I will plant with perennial flowers, and for those I plan to use the full-on lasagna method. But other areas I'm going to leave empty (like behind the garage, for example). So here's my question: since I won't be planting those areas, is there some abbreviated lasagna method I could use, something without so many layers? And then that brings me to another question. I want to cover those same areas with something decorative, but keep in mind that I'll have to rake lots of maple leaves off that surface material come autumn, so it should be something fairly stable. So any suggestions for what to cover those beds with? Thanks. (Btw, I also posted this on the Design forum, just in case.)

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RE: variation on lasagna method?

I smothered some bermuda a couple years ago with 2 inches of sand and 2 inches of shredded bark mulch. Is that the sort of thing you had in mind for 'abbreviated?'

Watch your drainage if you are going to add solids (like sand or top soil). I was restoring the garden after a prolonged construction project. For me, sand was needed to bring the soil level up and keep water from draining toward my house.

Can you blow leaves off instead of raking?

RE: variation on lasagna method?

Ah, I hadn't considered a leaf blower. That would make things easy if I covered the area with rocks or chips, which are some of the things I'm thinking about.

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