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Last fall, my husband edged the sidewalks & driveway and put the considerable trimmings on top of my compost heap. (I asked him not to, he didn't want to haul it to the back of the yard where I wanted it.) As things are greening up here & starting to grow again, the sod is sprouting all the things it contained... weeds, lilies of the valley, grass, etc. Do I need to pull that stuff off my pile, maybe giving it its own space to break down? It is time for me to actually work with what's under the sod and get that into my beds - I just want to know if I should totally remove the sod or cycle it to the bottom to decompose? What say you?
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So, what I do with sod, and I suggest this as a solution to your troubles, is that I lay the cut sod, root side up, and I make a stack of it. Just pile those little sod squares on top of each other, root side up. Then forget about it for a year.
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Hi Suzy, I would remove the sod and all it's seeds. You don't need them in the veggie beds. Try what Camprn suggested.
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@camprn wrote:So, what I do with sod, and I suggest this as a solution to your troubles, is that I lay the cut sod, root side up, and I make a stack of it. Just pile those little sod squares on top of each other, root side up. Then forget about it for a year.
+1! Kills grass because roots got nothin' to use for nutrients. Actually makes a nice compost!
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