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I'm building 2 vegetable raised beds at the bottom of my lawn do I need to lift the grass underneath or can I leave it and cover it with a black membrane



I'd lift the grass, dig the soil beneath and incorporate composted materials, then build the beds on top of that.

1 Apr, 2011


You could try covering it with a thick layer of cardboard and then layers of manure and/ or compost. The cardboard will rot down eventually.

1 Apr, 2011


Thank you for the advice. Will decide which way to go over the weekend

2 Apr, 2011

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