alternate pathways, tree roots and looking up

front walkway through vegetable beds integrated among perennials backyard pathway leading to wooded area and driveway pathway al...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

making way for native plants and edible plants

BEFORE

IN PROGRESS 

FRONT BEDS

WALKWAY

WE REMOVED 3 TRUCKLOADS OF SOD

SOD REMOVED!
Saturday we rented a sod cutter to remove lawn to make way for garden beds. We had never used a sod cutter before, in the past we have always sheet mulched (Lasagna Gardening 101).

We chose to remove the lawn this time due to both the volume and our timeline. In the past we have started soil building and mulch projects in the fall, but we were not able to do so under the relocation timeline last year.

The sod cutter worked beautifully and quickly. We cut the lawn into strips and then used a shovel to divide each strip into manageable pieces.

A sod cutter was used to cut lawn into strips and roll

Each strip was cut into manageable pieces for rolling and moving.

We used the sod cutter to remove entire areas as well as define new beds and walkways.