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Replacing vegetable garden with lawn

Zone Pittsburgh 15221 | Anonymous added on October 8, 2019 | Answered

Cleared veg garden which then became weed infested. Laid down layers of wet newspaper and weed control fabric over paper. Lifted fabric and weeds appear to be gone. Should I remove newspaper before spreading new topsoil then grass seed or can I leave paper in place to help prevent future weeds. Not sure grass will grow if I leave paper in place.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on October 10, 2019

If you want to plant seed now, I wouldn't leave the paper unless it is mostly decomposed. If not, you would need to wait till it breaks down before planting and that could take a few months.

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