We have a nightmare garden. It needs to be completely cleared, levelled and re-fenced, but the problem we're having is the clearing and levelling. The ground consists of a high level of clay but is littered with rocks and bricks throughout. We have tried to dig it over before, and have struggled terribly, been out there for hours and have not managed to dig a square foot. A retired neighbour/handyman offered to do it for us (for a fee) and managed to break his wrist whilst doing it.
Are there any mechanical tools that we could use to help us level the ground to remove the bricks etc and help give us a good starting point so we can at least decide where we can go from there? Obviously a rotivator is out of the question because of the debris in the ground, but I wondered if there was anything else that anyone could recommend. We do have limited funds, but could save or stretch to something that could get us moving, and physically moving home is also out of the question