I have a lawn that I am considering turning into more garden space. (roughly 25' x 25')
I've done raised beds on top of an existing garden in the past, but never on top of lawn/grass without ripping up the sod/grass.
Would I run into issues just putting soil on top of the lawn and putting in beds, or should I rip up the grass? I suspect it might work ok, and want to avoid tilling (400 sq feet or so) but I am not sure. (Especially as someone else pointed out issues with root crops)
I'm curious if anyone has had experience or definite knowledge about this
EDIT - after a request for a little more detail
The goal is to have veggies and likely a greenhouse over them for parts of the year (plastic tunnel ala Eliot Coleman).
- peppers (sweet and habanero)
- herbs (rosemary, dill, basil)
I might even try artichokes