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Lawn "Removal" Basic Steps
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  1. Remove unwanted shrubs/trees
  2. Cap off existing sprinkler system underground
  3. Optional: "Scalp" lawn - mow as low as possible
  4. Cut back edges of lawn, 4" deep and 12" in from edge
  5. Create organic looking mounds with removed soil
  6. Place two layers of uncoated brown sheet mulching paper1 at right angles
  7. Place 4-6" layer of soil2 over paper
  8. Install plants (see transplanting instructions)
  9. If Applicable: Install drip lines
  10. Mulch with 3" layer of wood chips3 or leaves

1 Uncoated brown sheet mulching paper is available at Lyngso Garden Materials in San Carlos. $14.50 for a 35" x 166' roll.

2 Lyngso Garden Materials carries an excellent mix for natives under the name 'potting mix.' It is fast draining and not too rich for native species.

3 Lyngso Garden Materials carries an excellent mulch product called 'Mini Mulch.'
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Yerba Buena Nursery
(650) 851-1668

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@ Pastorino Farms
12511 San Mateo Road (Highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3188
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Open Tuesday - Friday 9 am-4:30 pm, Saturday 9am - 5 pm    CLOSED Sundays & Mondays
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