Novice gardner looking for woodland help
My family just moved into a house in the woods and I am making the landscaping of the property a hobby of mine. The property has been neglected for some years but apparently used to be in immaculate condition.
In the attached photo you can see how overgrown it has become. My first step is to knock down everything so that I can start from scratch You can see where i cleared around the steps, and top of the property toward the house in comparison to the other parts. Once I clear the rest I figured the next step is to actually kill the roots of all the weeds to prevent them from coming back. which brings me to my set of questions.
What is the best method of dee weeding this area?
Once it I eliminate the weeds, what types of planting do you recommend?
- I want to keep it mostly natural and low maintenance
(ground cover and few plants/shrubs for color)
-when is the best time to do all the planting?
I apologize for all the questions as this is the first big landscaping project I have taken on. Any advice is greatly appreciated