Can I successfully remove sod with...
I am re-landscaping for a wildflower garden. I want to put in two large flower beds, but first I need to get some grass out of the way.
Just average lawn grass. I heard I could rent a sod cutter, which sounds difficult to quickly remove the large area I need to. I don't want to use herbicides, and I would like to have the area ready in 3-4 weeks so I can reseed the non-flowerbed area with grass seeds.
I have been thinking about getting a rototiller that goes up to 8 inches deep from the Home Depot. I figure I could just go over the lawn, tear it up, and the grass that was there will decompose under the hot sun. Then, if I retill it every week or so for a few weeks, it will be ready to re-seed.
Would you think this is a good plan? Or should I get a sod cutter and put in some elbow grease? Any problems I will run into? Any advice on this would be great!