I moved into my house just over 12 months ago. It has a decent sized garden and this year I want to do a bit more than just mow the lawn! The main issue I'm having is the losing battle I am fighting with the weeds. So here's a run down of what I'm dealing with:
dandelions in the lawn and the paving
bindweed in the hedge
some kind of creeping weed with long green leaves in the lawn
horsetail in the lawn and the paving
Any suggestions that don't involve ripping the whole garden up and starting again would be great. As mentioned I am a complete novice at gardening and I have a young child so napalm is out!