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09-11-2008, 10:16 AM
rip up sod? :confused: I have a job that I just started on the lawn that wantsme to re-do their flower beds. The ones along the house have been taking over by the centipede grass. Is there a machine that i can re shape the beds and rip up the sod and weeds with all in one or do I just have to use a shovel? thanks guys

09-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Sod cutter....

you could even rent a manual sod cutter for that job....

09-11-2008, 11:50 AM
I'd cut the edges, trim it down to dirt with a trimmer then RU the crap out of it.

09-11-2008, 07:33 PM
will that really work tho? the dirts not being turned tho but i guess that doesnt really matter

09-11-2008, 09:28 PM
its called a pick ax

09-11-2008, 10:59 PM
its called a pick ax a pick axe is a tool used to dig up dirt. However it uses manual labor so im guessing thats a no go lol jk *trucewhiteflag*

09-11-2008, 11:18 PM
a pick axe is a tool used to dig up dirt. *trucewhiteflag*

I guess you've never seen a couple Hispanics each with a pick removing sod. Sometimes referred to as Guatemalan Backhoe. I've seen a group of 3 take up several hundred sq ft in about 10 minutes.

Father&Daughter Lawn care
09-11-2008, 11:41 PM
A Sod cutter is the way to go. Check with your local tool rental place, most tool rental places have them. They are a bit heavy but it is the only tool for this job.

09-14-2008, 10:50 AM
what about a edger

09-15-2008, 11:16 AM
sod cutter might be to big to get all of it. He mentioned it's a flower bed. Might not even be able to get the cutter in the beds.

dura to the max
09-15-2008, 01:03 PM
bed edger, pick-ax, shovels, wheelbarrows, a place to dump the crap, and a few amigos...should take care of it pretty quick.