Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-19-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

starting a flowerbed


We live in southwest missouri - have bermuda grass. I want to start flowerbeds where we now have a lawn. I have read where you can lay down paper and then compost and it will kill the grass in 3 months or so - I do not want to dig the lawn out as these would be large areas. Any suggestions?

sissygottagolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

starting a flowerbed


That will work fine. Ensure you have a few layers (6 is sufficient) of newspaper down to ensure you smother things properly.

Piper1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 06:36 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

starting a flowerbed


I have 2 large mature (30 plus years) that I would like to plant a shade garden underneath - can I use the same technique without killing the tree?
sissygottagolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2011, 06:35 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 8
Rewards Points: 10
Default

starting a flowerbed


You can as the newspaper will rot allowing the moisture to reach the root zone. One note of caution - excess soil on top of roots can damage some types of trees. You should check with your local Agriculture Extension office to see if your tree species will withstand a flowerbed over the roots.
Piper1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee starting problems jjohns29 Automotive Repairs 18 11-18-2012 09:24 AM
how to build a single phase induction motor sashman Electrical 3 03-31-2011 07:18 AM
Timecutter 16:42z trouble starting and now stopped starting jackdoldno7 Landscaping & Lawn Care 0 09-10-2010 11:43 AM
Starting tile project... rsclark67 Tiling, ceramics, marble 29 02-22-2010 06:06 PM
Problem with Utica boiler starting billygeg HVAC 3 01-04-2010 08:07 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.