Jal: Wow that's a ton of info! Thanks its really helpful!
I don't know what kind of grass I have but it never goes away. From what I can see it has an extensive root system and I have to remove the whole thing or it'll come back.
Turns out I can't get any manure from the farms. They cant let me have any because they used some chemicals on it to make it break down faster. kinda weird if you ask me.
So I think I'm just going to go ahead and buy a yard or 2 of compost and add that with leaves and what ever else I can find.
The wheel hoe sounds interesting. I'll look into it.
Rainbow: I like organics too. I tend to stay organic as much as possible and tend to shy away from poison. Though I'm not against using some if things get really bad. A last resort if you may.
But wow I didn't know that roundup hurts that many creatures... Another x on my list of things not to use. :/ Thanks for informing me about it.