We just moved about 6 months ago. I had the front yard dished up, leveled out, and reseeded. Now I want to plants some bushes in the front of the house. So I thought I would be a real go getter and try to do this myself. So I rented a tiller yesterday and after 3 hours of back aching work, all I have now is mud (Rained last night) and still alot of grass. What I need to know is what is the best way to go around this? The dimensions I tried to till up are about 70 Feet along the house and about 5 feet in width. I don't want a straight line across, so made it with curves, to make it look a little better..haha in my opinion anyhow. So I need some advice on what to do. Pretty much starting from scratch. I tilled it, but like I said still alot of grass. If I try to go in and pull all this grass up by hand, it would take forever. I am pretty sure it all needs to come up right?? would look bad with grass sticking up through the mulch. So what is the best way in getting the yard right to plant shrubs and flowers? Any help would be appreciated.