I'm a bit new to "large" (large for me is 2 acres :)scale gardening and need a little advice! I'm living on what appears to be a rock bed in the Appalachian Mts...Northern VA bordering W.Va. The previous owners appear not to have liked the terrain and it appears that they covered it liberally with hay which has seeded itself. The property is also overrun w/brambles, canes, bittersweet and grapevine. The hay comes up fairly easily but it's some task doing this by hand. What kind of rake could I use for this? Is there anything that would make the area less attractive to the vines? The understory is largely spicebush (Lindera benzoin), paw paw etc. I am trying not to disturb the natives and I am not interested in "landscaping" other than starting moss on the rocks and throwing some Asclepias seeds around. Any advice? Thank-you!