Tips for reclaiming overrun garden?
Large fenced in garden, 18' x 40', that was completely overrun with weeds, grasses, thickets, thorns, etc.. I have cut, burned, dug out and hacked away most of it, but there are still a lot of stems poking out. I plan on building many raised beds (maybe 12'' high) and paths. I would rather not have to till this large area, as i don't own a gas tiller. Would laying down cardboard be best? or landscaping fabric?
I want to get started with the beds this spring. Any advice would be appreciated.