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Previous owners had a pack of hounds that wiled away their days digging the *^&$ out of the backyard. I have been slaving away for months addressing the worst aspects, trying to get some grass in the completely bare patches and removing all the gravel they had dumped in various locations (a singular joy in itself), and now I'm to the point where a majority of it is green and actually grass but the whole thing is lumpy and bumpy. Is there some feasible method to smooth things out without taking out a 2nd mortgage and hiring a construction crew w/ heavy equipment? I have a rototiller and considerable soil available to try and make some type of improvement, but is there something easier/better/more effective than just tearing it all up, adding enough soil to roll out flat and start back at square 1 growing grass?