Q.I am removing grass from area along back fence to plant shrubs. Do I have to remove the grass or can I cover with newspaper and
landscape fabric around shrubs and top with mulch? What is the best way to remove or kill the grass? How would you suggest I do this project? I am an 84 year old female. No photos.
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I think that you have the right idea! There will be no need to do extra work. Using newspaper, and mulching will be enough, but landscaping fabric really ads a layer of extra protection. I would give it several weeks to kill the grass, and let that start breaking down.
This article will give you another way to kill weeds, grass, and other critters in the soil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/how-to-solarize-garden-beds-to-eliminate-garden-pests-in-the-soil.htm