Help with making a garden bed, rototilling or remove sod?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by farmboy52787, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. farmboy52787

    farmboy52787 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    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
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,427

    option b , sod cutter and loam with cow crap.
  3. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    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:

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