(Not shown: Us completely covered in dirt from head to toe and Chris’s stiff neck.)Chris handled the sod cutter and I attempted to roll up the sod and move it out of the way. Let me tell you, removing sod is awkward, dirty, heavy and a little creepy if bugs aren’t your thing. (Bugs are not my thing.) Also, because there are sprinkler heads a long the fence, we’ll have to get the sod along the edges manually.
The good news is that removing all that sod only took us about an hour and bonus!, we got a major workout in while doing it. We haven’t pinpointed exactly what we’re laying in between the boxes, but would love some sort of stone path (I’ve been pinning), but really, that’s second to getting the plants IN THE GROUND. They’re a comin’.