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RE: sod cutter?


Not having Bermuda grass as a problem, how does RoundUp work on it?  Would
this be a viable alternative to removing sod?  Of course, if it works, after
the grass dies off, she will need to scratch up a little soil for either sod
or to spread seeds and cover with a mulching material to hold it in place.

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa W.
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2006 12:11 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] sod cutter?

O yuck!@  I was hoping that chopping off the sod would take care of that
problem- but perhaps not!
Theresa

sundrops@earthlink.net wrote:
> Theresa, I have never used a sod cutter or replaced a lawn but am 
> concerned about what will be required to actually get rid of the 
> Bermuda grass roots, which I believe can extend several feet into the 
> ground if they are happy --  Good luck on what sounds like a big 
> project -- --Barb, Grass Valley CA
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa W." 
> <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 6:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] sod cutter?
>
>
>> I haven't actually figured out what grass would be best to use in 
>> this area.  That will require a little research- or advice from some 
>> knowledgable person!
>>
>> Theresa
>>
>> pdickson wrote:
>>> Theresa,
>>> I have used one that we rented from a rental place.  I think as long 
>>> as your soil is moist but not wet or dry it wasn't too hard.  I 
>>> ended up being the one that had to pick up the sod and load it on a 
>>> trailer... now that part was hard.
>>> What kind of grass would you replace it with?
>>> Tricia
>>> zone 6b
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa W." 
>>> <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
>>> To: "GardenChat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>> Sent: Saturday, September 09, 2006 8:00 PM
>>> Subject: [CHAT] sod cutter?
>>>
>>>
>>>> Have any of you used a sod cutter to remove your existing lawn?  
>>>> Just curious how hard they are to use.  It finally came to my 
>>>> attention today that my back yard is inundated with bermuda grass- 
>>>> how lovely!  So, I started ripping it out, only to eventually 
>>>> realize that there was way more in more places than I could 
>>>> reasonable rip out, and at some point it just makes sense to 
>>>> replace the sod entirely.
>>>>
>>>> Any advise it welcome!
>>>>
>>>> Theresa
>>>>
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