But before we could cut, we had to mark the beds:
Enter, The Machine:
About 3 passes gave us...
...a bed width we liked:
The cut sod roles up nicely:
Soon we had plenty of sod rolls piling up but also a lot of beds taking shape:
After we made all the cuts we'd planned to make we put the sod cutter away and hauled sod roles (from at least one corner) to a compost pile. Here's a shot from the roof showing about 1/2 of the garden. The circular area is the footprint of a burn pile that will be a big wildflower patch and sitting area.
Next time: six more raised beds and garden bed finishing touches...