What is this plastic netting in our soil?

cetacea33March 5, 2014

We moved in two years ago to our house in L.A. and just recently discovered this green plastic netting becoming unearthed in our yard as the grass disappears under our Dane puppy's giant paws. We live on the hill where gophers are a neighborhood problem - perhaps it was to prevent them? Or just was woven into the original sod matrix long ago? Or is an erosion preventative?... It is tripping me in spots where it has emerged so I'm thinking we need to get it all out. A landscape designer visited and said she had never seen it before. Anyone know for sure? Thanks!

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That can be found where sod had been previously laid.

And I am confused about the landscape designer.
It is (or was) a pretty common practice in sod farming.
A pain to get rid of..

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 11:05PM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

There's no reason to use plastic in the garden. Just dig it out. Since you're not going to have a lawn, do it as the dog uncovers it.

Not that it is critical for your question, but if you want specific help regarding your lawn in "LA," we will need to know specifically where you are. Almost nobody really lives in LA. Everyone lives in the suburbs where climates range from El Segundo fog to back up to the drier hills in West Covina.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2014 at 8:12PM
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Thanks so much!
Forboystoo, The landscape designer is young and maybe showing her inexperience with this. :)
Dchall, We are just off Mulholland in Sherman Oaks. Lol, I don't even know those areas you mentioned! Still think of myself as a Pennsylvanian.... The variety of climates here is interesting though.
Back to snipping plastic.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2014 at 10:14PM
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