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Killing a lawn

We want to reduce the size of our lawn. How do we go about killing the lawn to use the space for other types of plantings? Elk Grove, CA
Submitted by shermanac

Hi, Well you can use a herbicide such as Round-up. It won't hurt your soil and when the grass is dead you can replant right away. Or, you can cover the grass you want to kill with black plastic. Over time the plastic will kill the grass underneath.

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