Ants and weeds have eaten my lawn!
Our house was a rental before we bought it and the people who lived there truly did not care for the lawn at all. As a result, ants and dandelions have taken over, leaving very little grass, lots of unevenness and a very unpleasant overall appearance.
We are looking to completely re-do the lawn this year, but wanted to know what the best steps would be for taking care of the ants, weeds, and then laying new soil to even it out and finally laying new sod. Which problem should I treat first? How long should I wait before laying the new soil and sod?