Hey there. I'm Nick. I'm 28, and live in San Jose CA.
I moved into my current place back in March. The current spot is an actual house, with an actual yard. Previously I've only ever lived in apartments, and so, while I'm pretty good with container gardening, and keeping things alive, I'm kind of intimidated by the sheer amount of space I have now.
I've found the sprinkler system and gotten that working. My problem is that the entire front yard is just weeds. It was likely lawn at some point, but that must have been a while ago. I'm not sure I want to put lawn back in. I would prefer something low water and/or no mow to put in instead, as well as plantings around the edges.
So here's the question. The yard is nothing but weeds, what's the best way to get back to square one? Do I just till it over, ignoring the weeds and letting them get tilled back into the soil? Is there some good way to get rid of all the weeds before I till it all over (herbicides maybe?)? Is there some other solution I'm not thinking of? Should I not be doing it all at once, and instead just work in little chunks?
Thanks in advance