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removing bermuda sod in preperation for flower bed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by OKIE LAWNS, May 12, 2011.

  1. OKIE LAWNS

    OKIE LAWNS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 106

    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?
     
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,770

    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.
     
  3. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    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.
     
  4. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,723

    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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