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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject: How to gut a section of grass / weed Reply with quote

I have sectioned off part of my garden which is over grown with weeds and grass 4 or 5 feet tall

I want to completely gut / kill all the grass and weeds there.
Its probably about 30 sq feet

What is the easiest way to do this.. All I want left is muck.
No immediate plans to do anything else with it after this for a few years
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: How to gut a section of grass / weed Reply with quote

frustrated1 wrote:


What is the easiest way to do this.. All I want left is muck.
No immediate plans to do anything else with it after this for a few years


You have plenty of time so. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks...

This recommends that before laying the plastic that it should already be cut to a few inches from the soil

It would probably take me a few weeks on my own to cut it to this level as there are a lot of weeds etc. Is there any 'safe' chemical that I can use that will kill these off .. That would work in a week or two after treating?
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