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RE: RE: Theresa, found the perfect thing for you.....

Oh, how I envy you...I have wild Bermuda grass which does not die 
easily...if it is simply turned over, it will continue to take root...I 
usually have to pull out every single bit of it...I have tried to pile high 
and sometimes the lowest level dies out but the top always has Bermuda...I 
have even put it in black garbage bags...only in the hottest weather does 
it die...and usually takes months.  I have used other garden refuse to 
create small berms and love them.  Even a very slight elevation creates 
interest, makes the area look larger and can create a small eco system.

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

At 07:55 AM 12/28/02 -0600, you wrote:
>Or lay a thick layer of newspaper ( no color pages) and add on top with
>good soil in fall.... turn over in spring... no more grass. Have also
>used a piece of plywood for six months. Kills everything under it.
>Alternate ideas for those of us will limited leaves.. (read none here to
>speak of yet!)
> > No, no.
> > I outline a new bed, then shred leaves and pile them about a foot high
> > top of the grass.  Over the winter this kills the grass and the leaves
> > decompose down to only a few inches over the dead grass.  In late
>spring I
> > just turn everything over so that the leaf mold and dead grass get
> > into the soil providing humus, thus improving the clay soil.  This way
> > use the leaves, there's no sod to remove(meaning less back-braking
> > and the bed is greatly improved.
> >
> > Kitty
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