What's the best way to replace a lawn?
The time has come for me to cut what remains of the lawn, or else cause comment among the neighbors. But all the lawn does is cost me money and time. It serves no useful purpose at all. So what's the best way to replace it?
Most of the lawn has been replaced by an expanded vegetable garden -- and I've learned my lesson, during the expansion, that removing the sod layer is bad for the soil! (Although the big pile of sod from last year, composted this year, is going to be sheet-mulched, and I have great expectations for it.)
Should I sheet mulch the lawn? Cover it with black plastic? Pour lots of boiling water on it? Just mulch it and put ground cover I want on top of it all, like clover (flowering, therefore a pollinator attractant).