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Old 11-17-2018, 04:12 AM #11
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Did some searching, the clear plastic (people opt for clear more than black it seems) needs warmth like in spring to solarize (cook) the roots completely to prevent regeneration from root bits, but seems the most effective in preventing re growth next to grass killers.

Bermuda grass is really aggressive from what i read, and people mention even after solarizing aggressive grasses disturbing lower than the top 3 inches of the soil could dig up seeds that werent cooked completely.
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Are you growing now? If not, wait until Spring.
No sir, Iím not. But I was wanting to turn up the soil, amend it, get the beds laid out and let the soil cure under a crop of green manure...until mid March. So, by that time, all I really need to do is plant. I guess Iíll try the plastic down for a a few weeks; and then Iíll probably just dig up the top 4-6 inches (where the beds will be) with a shovel or maybe the tractor bucket. Maybe thatíll eliminate most of it. Iíll keep the plastic in place on the walkways.


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Did some searching, the clear plastic (people opt for clear more than black it seems) needs warmth like in spring to solarize (cook) the roots completely to prevent regeneration from root bits, but seems the most effective in preventing re growth next to grass killers.

Bermuda grass is really aggressive from what i read, and people mention even after solarizing aggressive grasses disturbing lower than the top 3 inches of the soil could dig up seeds that werent cooked completely.
Thanks for looking into it. That was my understanding also. Bermuda grass is one of the few grasses that does well here and itís not terribly water hungry to stay alive. Itíll sure turn brown in the summer heat, if you donít water it but at any point you can start watering and a couple weeks later itíll be green! Lol. The resilience is pretty useful unless you want to put in a garden. Most folks just spray glyphosphate but I donít want to do that. My neighbors would think Iím stupid. Lmao!
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till it then plant winter rye. when rye is 1' tall
till it in. then replant rye and repeat a few times.
it will kill off the other grass seed.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:31 PM #14
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I have several stands of super thick growing grass in my front yard.

I end up throwing a 4x8 foot lattice on top of it. It gives the pets a place to hide, that's always only a few feet away. Since they have to live with hawks forever circling over-head.

The pets hang out & play on the front lawn, then run to the lattices or into the bushes when the hawks start circling.
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PIGS! they eat everything and will till the top inches. How big area? The problem of being a pig farmer is NOT get rid of the established grass, also know as pasture…
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