Which Tool to Cut Up Weeds?
I'm working on re-landscaping my backyard from scratch here in San Diego, CA. I'm doing it in my spare time, so it's taking a long time. I had used a rented motorized tiller almost a year ago on the whole yard. About half of my yard is still unfinished, and with winter rains, weeds are starting to grow on the unfinished part. I'd rather not rent a tiller again because of the hassle and the expense ($100). Is there a hand tool that I can use to easily cut up the weeds and just blend it into the soil?
My local Home Depot has the "Hound Dog Cultivator" (http://www.hound-dog.com/cultivator.htm), which looks like it might work. Is there a better alternative? Something w/ disks, rather than tines, maybe?
The dirt in my yard is loamy clay with a lot of rocks in it.