Ok, so I think the best way to improve my soil without major machinery is sheet mulching. What I am curious about is the materials. What I have available in quantity for free are oak leaves and wood chips from the city recycle center. There are palm fronds, a variety of weeds and a small amount of pine needles. What can I do with these materials? What else will I need to add? Might be able to work out a deal with a local petshop to get the used bedding from the rodents. Mainly use pine and aspen.
This is mainly for a small front yard that has some grass, mainly weeds, and an oak tree. The soil is not terrible but could be bette. The back is a little grass, lots of pretty weeds and sand. Hard to do much with the dog pack rampaging thru so that will be raised beds and my aquaponic system.