Hello every one, One of my clients has just bought their first home. They appear to have a black cloth-like screen under their grass. They dont like the edges showing and are contemplating having it removed. Its a small area showing where there is little or no grass and looks old and raggedy. This is not a new sod job. I just used a box cutter and cut off the raggedy pieces. I assume it is something used while laying sod. Does any one know what this is and why its there? What can be done to keep it from coming up?