Question by Skeptic: How do we convert lawn to vegetable garden?
We have a section of lawn that we will convert to a herb and vegetable garden. It has grass and weeds. Can we simply rototill the ground, enrich the earth with organic fertilizer and compost? Is it better to remove the sod first?
Answer by Steve F
If you rototill you will just promote more weeds, especially wire grass/centipede grass/crabgrass. Use a sod kick to remove the sod (You can usually rent one for the day or weekend). Spray if you want to use chemicals but make sure you follow the label for when you can plant there. Improve the soil with organic matter, and rototill. Use Newspapers or Landscape fabric to block new weeds. Plant, water, fertilize and enjoy! Find your frost date from your local garden center. Wait until it has passed, or be ready to cover the plants at night.
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