We've recently moved to our homestead, and are itching to get our garden started properly. Of course there are some problems: No tillers, and very little money. Everything I have read about no till gardening and planting in hay recommends having at least 8 inches worth of hay, loads of compost... in the end it does not seem cheaper or less work (not that we're lazy, but we both work full time away from home). Here are the materials available to me. Lots of leaves and tons of cardboard boxes left over from the move. I was hoping to sheet mulch with the cardboard, and kill the grass that way, but what if I have some bermuda grass? My understanding is that I need something nitrogen rich (like manure) to get rid of the grass- Oh yeah, I don't want to use round up or chemicals-Any suggestions for an alternative to manure? Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.