Old 05-12-2011, 04:55 PM
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removing bermuda sod in preperation for flower bed

What is the best and most economical way to remove Bermuda sod in preparation for a new flower bed? Usually i would use a shovel and dig down 3-4" and remove by hand. BUt are there easier ways to do it?

it is about 800 sqft.

Is a sod cutter the best way?
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:15 PM
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I am at least 1000 miles away. But--you did plan to kill the Bermuda first--didn't you?
Sod cutter is a good bet. Local advice is better.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:04 PM
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Spray it, weedeat it to the ground and till. Then keep spraying for the next two years. You will never get rid of it completely on the first go round.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:56 AM
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I will guarantee the sod cutter will work better for getting rid of the Bermuda than spraying and tilling. I have done it several times and BTW I do not spray first. A good deep border is very helpful to keep the Bermuda out of the new bed.
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