preparation of large area before replanting
I have been retained to landscape a "yard" right on the Maine coast that has been denuded by bulldozers. The owners want the large area between the house and water back to native plants that will require as little maintenance as possible. They are willing to take their time to have it done right. There is another smaller part of the property that I need to concentrate on first. Does it make sense to till the larger area to help get rid of nasty opportunistic weeds and plant some kind of cover crop to help prepare it? I do not want to use herbicide.