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Old 06-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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We are killing sod. We are not replacing it. What is best way to get rid of that top layer? We are going to recycle some of it into a garden area.

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We are killing sod. We are not replacing it.
What is best way to get rid of that top layer?
Rent a "sod cutter" to remove the grass, it's roots and the inch or so of soil there.

Once you decide that you actually do want to have a lawn again....
THEN (after you've run the chem tests on the soil) add the needed nutrients, lime, fertilizer and some extra soil into the lawn by roto-tilling it all in.
THEN rake and roll. THEN hydroseed.

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Pretty much sums up the approach! Since you will have the sod you might as well use it otherwise I would hydroseed also.

Do make sure you are ready to put the sod right back down when you cut it or it will likely die on you especially if you let it sit for a day or two. This means you have to do the soil prep in the new part of the garden before you rent the sod cutter. Water the transplanted sod as you lay it down. And roll it all with a half-full landscape roller when you are done.
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We are killing sod. We are not replacing it. What is best way to get rid of that top layer? We are going to recycle some of it into a garden area.

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