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Old 07-13-2014, 10:10 PM   #9
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Burlington, VT

At my new house I have an area of grass about 84' long and 24' wide at the widest, that is going to be a rain garden, transitioning into a drier perennial bed. It's quite probably over 1000 sqft.

I do not have the money to spread mulch over that entire area, nor do I have the patience or energy to flip all that sod. I found a posting on CraigsList for free clean fill that I can just go pick up.

I realize havalotta's unable to answer right now, but I came to this thread hoping to get clarification on the ability to dump soil on top of cardboard. Has anyone successfully done this method and kept the bulk of the weeds out/killed the grass? I'm hoping to do this within the next two weeks and ideally plant it this late fall (mostly shrubs) and spring (perennials).
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