Hello all! I'm hoping I might be a regular here... this is just what I'm looking for
I've just bought my first house with a garden and I'm raring to go! At the moment there's a really scrappy lawn which I want rid of (I plan on growing veggies). I think I heard somewhere (possibly Gardener's Question Time, but equally possibly down the pub from some terribly unreliable source!) that you can simply cut the lawn up and turn the turf upside-down and that in a few weeks you can fork it all through, the grass will have rotted down and you'll have lovely top soil where once was a patch of scrappy grass.
Did I hallucinate this advice, or will it actually work? Anyone got any ideas on time-frame?
Advice greatly appreciated.