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Florida Gardener
10-23-2008, 10:41 PM
I have a customer who has 2 small areas of grass in her backyard that she wants me to remove and replace with plants. This may be a stupid question, but what is the best way to get rid of the turf?

TXNSLighting
10-23-2008, 10:54 PM
Bobcat!!!!

White Gardens
10-23-2008, 10:57 PM
If it's a super small area, then you can just use a long handle square shovel or manual sod cutter to do the job.

If it's a little too big, you can rent a sod cutter for a couple of hours. They work great at romoving turf. I wouldn't suggest anything else.

STRINGALATION
10-26-2008, 12:02 PM
or a tiller

TLS
10-26-2008, 12:19 PM
Round-up, add soil for a raised bed, mulch and be done with it.

Woody82986
10-26-2008, 01:11 PM
You could till it up really well so you don't actually have to dispose of it. If you need to get rid of it, then depending on how large the area is, use a flat nosed shovel or a sod cutter. Then grab it and haul it off.

ARGOS
10-26-2008, 07:26 PM
If it's a super small area, then you can just use a long handle square shovel or manual sod cutter to do the job.

If it's a little too big, you can rent a sod cutter for a couple of hours. They work great at romoving turf. I wouldn't suggest anything else.

Ditto.

I always remove turf.

Superior L & L
10-26-2008, 08:54 PM
Round-up, add soil for a raised bed, mulch and be done with it.

Im a round up king also ........forget that manual labor

P.Services
10-26-2008, 09:31 PM
Im a round up king also ........forget that manual labor

when's the last time you picked up a shovel? come on now dont act like your a hard worker.

Isobel
10-27-2008, 04:31 PM
turf cutter, or sod cutter as some would call it. They work really well.

a smaller area you can just use a flat shovel or a pitch fork and a mattock would do it also.

EagleLandscape
10-27-2008, 05:45 PM
bobcat or boxblade for 2 acres.

Superior L & L
10-27-2008, 05:55 PM
when's the last time you picked up a shovel? come on now dont act like your a hard worker.
LOL
I used a shovel just yesterday to clean dog poo from my yard

I work smart not hard ! My job is to make sure 20 workers have work for the next week and in theses challenging times thats a tough job

Mentally not physically

cpel2004
10-27-2008, 06:30 PM
LOL, not everyone knows how to use a shovel properly.

hackitdown
10-29-2008, 08:31 AM
I vote round-up.

Cut the edge, round-up inside the bed, then til the soil, or pile new dirt on top for a raised bed. The only negative is wating a couple of days before the grass is totally dead.