I just dug up part of my grass to make a raised vegie bed.
Now I only have the rest of my yard to go... Sigh.
Anyway, that's not the point.
The point is that now I have an entire pile of strips of sod that I pulled up. What to do with them?? Can I put them in a compost pile?
I have only recently started composting and I don't know if I will achieve a "hot" pile. I'm worried that if I put grass with the roots and all into the pile, then I'll have grass growing from all of my garden beds later on.
But, just sending this entire heap of grass and soil to a landfill doesn't feel right.
Could I burn it??
Oh, and one other thing: for future reference, is it necessary to dig up the grass? Is it possible to just lay down some cardboard and then build the raised bed so deep that the grass never comes up through it? Or is that a pipe dream? If that is possible, then how many inches deep does the raised bed have to be to defeat the grass?
It may be six of one and half dozen of the other. Because it's not exactly easy wheelbarrowing all of that soil mixture into the raised bed to fill it anyway. So it may not be any less labor than just digging out the grass...