weedy sod

(Question)

If I remove weedy sod (includes coarse invasive grass) to store over the winter in a plastic bag, in the spring may I safely work it into the garden soil without reactivating the weeds?
Zone 5 hot dry summers,

 

(Answer)

We suggest solarisation as a reliable method of solving this problem to be sure to kill both weeds and any seeds in the soil.

Information on this procedure can be found on the Toronto Master Gardener website . Click Ask a Master Gardener and put keyword ” weed root”

in Search Box in upper right-hand corner.

Also the following website offers excellent suggestions,.

 

www.weekendgardener.net/organic-weed-killer/solarization-100710.htm