Deturfing the Greenery
After a couple of hours deturfing, I now remember why I prefer sheet mulching in order to remove grass.
Last week I decided to grow more greens in a dedicated Greenery area. Today, the lofty plans came crashing down into muddy grunt work.
I would much rather use sheet mulch to clear the grass—it’s less back-breaking, there’s no turf to move, you keep the nutrients on-site, it’s just better all round. But I want to plant the green things in 2019, so that there’s a decent amount of kale, cabbage and chard for next winter. This means deturfing, in the pouring rain if need be.
In the spirit of The No-Work Garden by Ruth Stout, which I’ve just started reading, I have mulched the freshly de-turfed area with old hay from the polytunnel and wood shavings from the sawmill. Basically, whatever I had to hand.
Poor light stopped deturfing, more fun and games tomorrow 🙂