We found our dream home and moved in mid Feb. Now that the snow is gone I relize that the previous owners weren't kidding when they said that they hadn't done anything with the yard. It's really just and old hay feild. How do I go about clearing the sod. I have to remove the sod and then put in raided beds. We have very heavy clay soil in this area. I read in Gardening Life that you could rent a sod cutter. Are they expensive? Do you need a tractor to use one? I'm hoping it wont be more dificult than wy weed wacker to use or I may have to hire someone to do it for me.