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    Oh no don't say that clbj! My twins will be toddling this summer and I have visions of them being happily occupied while I potter in my garden once they are on the move....no...?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT2561 View Post
    Oh no don't say that clbj! My twins will be toddling this summer and I have visions of them being happily occupied while I potter in my garden once they are on the move....no...?!

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    Maybe... Just that their idea of "happily occupied" and our idea might involve different degrees of destruction and danger!!

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    I need ideas please. I need to clear a chunk of lawn - about 5 by 5 meters. I tried with a Hoe today -that was intense - and not for me. Any ideas how to kill/dig out the grass quickly and easily.

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    I haven't tried it but apparently a "no dig garden" is the go. Google it. It involves just building the layers on top of the lawn starting with cardboard etc to kill lawn off. Apart from trying that, we usually spray, turn it over, spray again whatever pops up. Not very organic though and takes a couple of weeks.

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    Teehee, that's funny!

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    Oh no don't say that clbj! My twins will be toddling this summer and I have visions of them being happily occupied while I potter in my garden once they are on the move....no...?!

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    I like that idea - although I still need to kill some lawn because I want to put the white gravel stones around the beds. You know that stuff I mean?
    Quote Originally Posted by NAT2561 View Post
    I haven't tried it but apparently a "no dig garden" is the go. Google it. It involves just building the layers on top of the lawn starting with cardboard etc to kill lawn off. Apart from trying that, we usually spray, turn it over, spray again whatever pops up. Not very organic though and takes a couple of weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I need ideas please. I need to clear a chunk of lawn - about 5 by 5 meters. I tried with a Hoe today -that was intense - and not for me. Any ideas how to kill/dig out the grass quickly and easily.
    Are you philosophically opposed to using roundup/glyphosate? It's heaps easier to dig up once the grass/roots are dead. I know some people think it's terrible, but as far as I know there is plenty of evidence supporting it's safety profile for these types of uses.

    If you aren't planting on top straight away, something like simazine might give a longer term effect so the grass doesn't come back as quickly. That's the ingredient in the "path sprays".
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    No not really morally opposed. But I do try and be as environmental as possible (but if that fails I still spray - haha!) I just didn't want to wait the two weeks for the grass to die. Soon it will be way too hot to do any of that kind of thing for about 6 months, so I was kind of hoping to get it done in a day or two before the weather turns!

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    Are you philosophically opposed to using roundup/glyphosate? It's heaps easier to dig up once the grass/roots are dead. I know some people think it's terrible, but as far as I know there is plenty of evidence supporting it's safety profile for these types of uses.

    If you aren't planting on top straight away, something like simazine might give a longer term effect so the grass doesn't come back as quickly. That's the ingredient in the "path sprays".

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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    No not really morally opposed. But I do try and be as environmental as possible (but if that fails I still spray - haha!) I just didn't want to wait the two weeks for the grass to die. Soon it will be way too hot to do any of that kind of thing for about 6 months, so I was kind of hoping to get it done in a day or two before the weather turns!
    LOL. I think we have the same philosophy and level of patience.

    How about hiring a bobcat and "digging" (aka annihilate, destroy, massacre) it up with that? Would be heaps less sweaty and 100% more satisfying/fun than the shovel/hoe

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    We live on 100acres thats owned by DH's dad but DH farms it.
    We are lucky to have the newest farm house which we built & moved into 2yrs ago.
    I think we have 80ish head of cattle.
    Mostly breeders but some get sold for beef.

    We have 27chooks currently but there are a dozen eggs in the incubator so that number is subject to change.lol

    Other than that just a border collie.


 

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