Grass yard removal

Asked February 16, 2017, 12:34 AM EST

I would like to replace my grass yard with more drought and water friendly plantings with mulch. What is the best way to remove grass and retain health of soil?

Washington County Oregon lawns and turf sustainable gardening and landscaping horticulture

1 Response

Removing all your lawn at one time might be a overwhelming challenge. If you replace your lawn in sections it will be easier to manage and replant as well. There are many ways to kill the lawn grass without using chemicals such as layering with cardboard, plastic, or old rugs. The following attachment is a step by step process from OSU which provides good results.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/two-ways-uproot-your-lawn