I have a typical Chicago suburb backyard, with a small patio 22'x12', a 2 car garage, and a rather decently sized lawn. Along with that I have a massive Creeping Charlie issue, lava rocks every where, and multiple hills, dips and valleys. I desperately want to "hit the reset button" on it and start from scratch.
I want to till the yard up, level it, and replant the grass.
What is the best time of year to do this?
What kinds of products do I need(soils, composts, etc...)
How deep do I need to till?
Should i cut the sod out first?
I basically need to know how to do this. Thanks for all your help.
Not a clue, there is a good bit of sand in it from a recent pool removal so some of the sand bed got raked into whatever top soil was there. I heard that a soil test kit would be a good place to start.