New house! Cleaning up dingy pine straw and weeds.
Hello, I've just purchased a house and I've never gardened a day in my life. I'm in Nashville TN and the previous owner had a lot of landscaping ... hedge rows, rose garden, and many trees on the acre sized lot. She had been using pine straw for mulch. Now it's spring and the pine straw is dingy and there are all kinds of weeds growing up.
Can you tell me where to start? How to I kill the weeds? Do I need to remove the old pine needles before starting over? I'm clueless and would really appreciate your assistance.