Getting rid of grass?

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I turned a spot on my lawn into garden this year. I had it tilled in, sat a few weeks, placed manure on it and tilled again. Now I'm being over run by grass. Can I suppress/kill its growth just by mulching with grass clippings? I've tilled most of it with a weed whacker tiller but man that's a ton of work! It's faster with my hand cultivator.


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Roundup or a similar herbicide will kill the grass, but if you don't want to use chemicals, you can stretch plastic over the ground and let the sun sterilize the ground.


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Black plastic tarp works best and is the quickest way to cook the soil (solarize) to kill grass, and weed seeds!
You will need to leave it on for a few weeks! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to