Lilac Bushes

New Bed From Lawn – What About the GRASS?


Flowerbush added on May 17, 2011 | Answered

Can I cut the grass short and till the leftover grass into the area I'm turning into a bed? Then plant my bushes (lilacs and forsythia) and then put mulch over the whole bed? The info I read says options are: to cut the grass/sod out; smother it, poison it, but not what to do after it is smothered. Thank you.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 19, 2011

Yes, you can till it under then plant or you can just simply plant and mulch heavily. Both will work.

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