Recycling Sod | Reusing Lawn Sod
Since it was so nice outside I went ahead and planted a few trees and plants today. Whenever I dig a new hole for a tree or plant, I'll remove the lawn sod first and recycle it by either filling in bare spots or dips in the lawn or tossing the sod into the compost pile. You can do the same thing when digging a new garden bed. Just stick the shovel into the sod and then tilt the handle back towards you and push the blade forward a few inches under the soil. It doesn't take long to get the hang of removing sod. We had a ditch on a steep slope that was always washing out when it rained. I used my old noggin and after digging sod from planting holes, I lay the sod down in the ditch over the dirt and stomped it down a few times. It took awhile, but I finally got the whole ditch covered in sod from the lawn. That ditch hasn't washed out since.