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Re: Getting rid of a dandelion lawn

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Getting rid of a dandelion lawn
  • From: <scolli@columbus.rr.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 19:17:02 -0400

What you are thinking of, using plastic is called soil solarization.  It is simply covering moist ground with a layer or two of 3-6 mm plastic, weighting it down, and leaving it like that for the summer or most of the summer.  Plants, "weed" seeds, and insects and pathogens are killed through the process of heating the soil.  Go to a search engine and type in "soil solarization" and there are hundreds of articles on it from garden magazines to Extension fact sheets.  Never tried it, but I've heard lots of good things about it.
We are stardust *million year old carbon* we are golden *caught in the devil's bargain* and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden .  .  .
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [cg] Getting rid of a dandelion lawn

Thanks, Adam - but I'm looking for a method to fully disappear the lawn, weeds and all. I know there are a couple of methods using plastic but I don't recall the steps to follow.  Laurie, Chicago
Laurie Tanenbaum
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