I'm stepping back a bit to tell you about a project we did on Memorial Day.
After two days of a baking south wind and one day of a chilly north wind, Memorial Day was calm at Garden on Sherlock Street. Exactly what I was waiting for to remove the rest of the sod in the back yard.
First, I pulled all the bachelor buttons and tall weeds that were in the area and cut a few areas of grass that had grown tall. I just left these plants on the grass to add to the soil.
I've been collecting newspapers from anywhere I could. I put one section at a time into a tub of water so they got completely soaked and then laid them on the grass. This is why it had to be a calm day.