the front lawn

vpage vpage at nucleus.com
Wed Mar 22 02:28:15 EST 2000


Entire issues of newspaper held down with rocks. It composts beautifully ,
feeds the ground and absolutely kills everything underneath V
----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Pittman <pci at permaculture-inst.org>
To: permaculture <permaculture at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 7:38 PM
Subject: Re: the front lawn


> At 02:40 PM 3/21/00 -0800, you wrote:
>
> >My parents moved into a new place in IA and want to remove some grass to
> >plant a garden and flowers. Does anyone know a good way to get rid of
> >grass for good without herbicides?
> >
> >Black plastic hasn't worked. We left parts of the lawn covered for a year
> >one time but when the ground below contacts air and light again the
> >grass comes back from the root. She got a rototiller and was thinking of
> >tilling it under. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
> >
> >Dawn
>
>
> Severe overgrazing with chickens worked for us. Under severe I mean
keeping
> them in a movable pen for several more weeks after all signs of grass are
> gone. Please don't forget to mulch, and water occasionally, so chickens
can
> scratch deeper. (also - may not work for the first time. we grazed three
> areas this way, and one is recovering)
>
> arina
>
>
>
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