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Old 08-07-2011, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hey all! I am about to attempt to make the drive way a bit wider. What i plan on doing is cutting out a section of grass thats next to driveway. About 2 feet wide by 8 feet long. Then i want to lay some pavers or even pour a bit of concrete down. Thus making the drive way a little bit wider for my truck.

The main question i have is how do i go about tearing the grass thats already there out? The stuff is in good condition and well established, if that makes any difference. Im not sure where to even start if i did have an idea how to get the actual grass out.

Meaning, that i am only assuming that i should mark where i want the border of said pavers/concrete.

Any input would be great, thanks!!

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A nice sharp shovel.

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Home depot rents sod cutters made for this task. A sharp shovel or a rototiller would also work just more labour intensive.
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Yea, i was thinking about a good shovel, which i do have. But was hoping for something that wont break my back. I'll look into a sod cutter.

So in either case, is there anything i can do to make it easier? Such as wetting it down real good or whatever?
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