Starting A Garden

Removing Turf

Anonymous added on November 10, 2010 | Answered

I am toying with the idea of turning my front lawn into a vegetable/fruit patch. My question is if I just turn it over for the winter, will it rot down in time for planting in the spring?

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Answered on November 10, 2010

You should be ok, but it will be a good idea to mulch the ground heavily with several layers of newspaper (just lay them down after the plants are planted and put normal mulch over it if you want something more visually appealing). The grass blades will have decomposed by next year, but some roots will live and the newspaper will make sure they do not regrow their blades.

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