Cover with lawn with bark mulch!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Question guys,

    I have a customer's lawn that is approx 100 sq feet. He wants it covered entirely with bark mulch!

    I was thinking to myself to scalp the lawn, level it off with a rake, lay down landscape fabric for the weeds/grass and cover it entirely with bark mulch!
    Will the grass still grow?


    Dig the turf up like 2" deep and level it off, lay landscape fabric and cover with bark mulch!

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
  2. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
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    He want's the whole 10'x10' lawn mulched?

    What's the plans after the mulch?
  3. Soupy

    Soupy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,125

    Kill the grass with roundup first, then throw some fabric down (if he is paying for it). Mulch it and sell him on a 3 step weed control program. I wouldn't worry about getting it real level, you can level it with the mulch.

    There is a guy in my neighborhood who has Rock lawn. It is about 5k sq ft and is landscaped real nice. Looks awesome.
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No plans after the mulch! he just wants his lawn covered in bark mulch.
  5. yz250fpilot

    yz250fpilot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    Scalp it, lay down 6 mil poly, and mulch. No need for landscape fabric unless you are looking for a weed control account.
  6. apluslawn

    apluslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 78

    Rent a sod cutter and remove the grass and then rake around the soil spray some round up and put down landscape fabric if you want but it doesnt make much of a difference.
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ah .. Screw the sod cutter, I'll just scalp the grass or remove it with a shovel!
  8. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ya, a lawn that small, you should be able to cut the sod, roll it up, and haul it off. 110 sq ft, is that right?
    Sell him some container plants afterwards. 2 or three interesting pots, and he'll have a low maintenance front yard with color.
  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I finished it in 4hrs with my friend nad myself.
  10. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    How did you end up doing it?

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