? asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 7 years ago

equipment needed to remove sod?

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  • 7 years ago
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    I have used a rented sod cutter. Warning it is a beast to handle. I had to hire a strong young man who was able to follow direction (that was the hard part).

    If you do it by hand - shovel - make sure your tool is very sharp. Removing sod is back breaking enough without adding a poorly sharpened shovel to the mix.

    Good luck

    Source(s): Master Gardener Landscape Contractor
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  • 7 years ago

    The easiest way is to cover the sod with straw to suffocate and starve it. That way you can just wait until the sod turn into good humus after a season so that you can plant vegetables without back-breaking work. But this requires patience because you need to wait until next season. That's how I started my first garden last year.

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  • 7 years ago

    by hand shovel, rent a sod cutter, or a bobcat

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