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farmboy52787
09-15-2009, 12:46 PM
Hi I have a customer who wants a garden bed for flowers/annuals/shrubs, etc. in there front lawn. I have never done this before and would like to know if i should rent a rototiller and till the area or should i get a sod cutter and remove the sod and then put down some good screen loam for the area? I figure by removing the sod/grass that will help prevent a lot more weeds maybe? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks

AI Inc
09-15-2009, 12:52 PM
option b , sod cutter and loam with cow crap.

DiyDave
09-15-2009, 01:58 PM
If you are licensed, spray with roundup, let die, then go to the sod cutter, dead sod weighs less, easier to handle than live. Till it up good, with the biggest tiller practical, add compost, or manure, or hollytone, depends on what kind of shrubs you are going to plant.:waving: