No more grass

Asked January 25, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

What is the best way to kill or eliminate lawn without having to dig it up by hand?

Hood River County Oregon

1 Response

Hi:

Having removed turf by hand I can tell you that it is a terrific workout...:-). Short of that, you can cover it with any opaque material that will exclude sunlight from the grass and that too will kill it. Black plastic comes immediately to mind, but that is just one example-you can use that or any organic material such as a thick layer of newspaper. A covering of topsoil would presumably be effective as well. An herbicide with activity against grasses such as glyphosate will of course also kill turf.