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 .
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Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 12:56
Subject: Re: [cg] Getting rid of a
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