I'd like to remove the grass from the strip between our sidewalk and
the street and replace it with a series of draught resistant plants.
The new townhouses across the street have this arrangement and it
looks nice. The plants are like small shrubs or sprouts of grasses.
I don't want ground cover but just a dotting of plants with the rest
of the space (probably 5'x9') with some type of bark. The space is
currently filled with grass that we don't take care of and generally
So-What do I need to do to get rid of the grass and prepare the soil
for planting of our gorgeous new drought resistant plants?
Any other advice?
A friggin' *gallon*? He said a strip of yard.
Do you know how many acres of land you can poison with one gallon of
Roundup, assuming concentrate?
Why do I have to keep repeating myself?
Poison Bad. Do Not Use Poison.
Poison Make People Sick, Maybe Die.
Poison Hurt Developing Babies.
Do Not Use Poison
Use a shovel, sodcutter, some muscles, pull some weeds, read up on
Sorry, and yes, I have to do it.
Care..... about the earth and it's inhabitants
Hey thanks! I 'll look around more later. RIght now I'm off for some
re-cert training. The powers that be, in their great wisdom,have
decided that I get really stupid every two years at this time and need
to be reprogrammed. GRRRR.
I see you are bigdawg people too!
We have a Dane, sort of a rescue dog. Bought her away from a really
Cut and fit some old, busted down cardboard boxes. Wet them down. Cover
with an inch or 2 (at least) of 2 or more types of compost (cow and
chicken say - or sheep and mushroom, the more different types the
better), water, then put some mulch down - maybea few inches. Then
either wait till next spring to pull some mulch back and plant(make a
hole right through the cardboard for bulbs/plants), or plant some bulbs
this fall - whatever. That's one of several approaches I guess. I'm sure
others here can help. try www.davesgarden.com for a Forum of folks in
your area - they can help. And, as suggested, let us know what city
On Jun 5, 1:02 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Your quest is generally referred to as lawn conversion or lawn
conversion to native plants. You will find some helpful tips by
searching for these keywords through your favorite search engine.
You can also search for a native plant nursery in your area. I'm sure
you will find a few where you live. They will provide the most helpful
advice and show you samples of which native plants are available in
You will have to work a little to get it started, but you will save in
labor and expense after a year or so.
Best of luck!
At peace with weeds!
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