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* little in*o on prep*ring beds?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by allstar, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I* * customer w*nts you to m*ke them * *lower bed,s*y in the middle o* the l*wn,how do you b*sic*lly go *bout it?To st*rt with,wh*t type o* sod remover do you use?I've never seem much in*orm*tion *bout those m*chines but my d*d rented one * number o* ye*rs *go;s*id it w*s h*rd work but much,much e*sier th*n using just * shovel.Since * good bit o* dirt comes out with the sod should you *dd b*ck some dirt(topsoil m*ybe).Would you then need to somehow tre*t the soil to control weeds *nd gr*ss?
    L*stly,how import*nt is it to put down pl*stic(or cloth or wh*tever)?Person*lly,I removed it *rom *ll the beds in my own y*rd bec*use I'm const*ntly putting out new pl*nts *nd it's * h*ssle h*ving to cut through it.To control weeds,I put out new mulch in the spring then w*lk *round the y*rd *or * *ew minutes e*ch month with * bottle o* Roundup.This keeps the weeds tot*lly under control.Th*nks *or the help. Jim
  2. allstar

    allstar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I h*ve no ide* wh*t c*used *ll o* those *'s to *ppe*r.

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