Hey everyone, I did some digging on the forum but couldn’t really find much on something like this. The house we bought has a backyard that’s looks ok at first sight but is in rough shape. It doesn’t take long to realize that probably 95% of what is green are weeds. So I’m hoping to get some advice on how to restart and seed the lawn from scratch so I can prepare for the fall seeding season. What I’m really hoping to get advice on is the preparation of the area. I understand the basic process of re-seeding as I reseeded the fenced in area of the house we rented after the dog tore it up. But it was small enough to dig up the remainder/till all by hand. Some pointers on the best way to remove the weeds/properly prep the ground for seeding would be very helpful. Here is some info on the area in question. 0.20-0.25 acre of grass in central NC On southern end of house, backs up to wooded area Lawn slopes away from the house moderately As mentioned, it is basically all weeds I honestly am not sure if renting a sod cutter is an option. Judging by the size, I don’t know if a two person lift between my fiancé and I is possible… Some advice regarding equipment would be great too as I’m thinking about getting a rototiller as with the available attachments it can serve as a de-thatcher, aerator, and edger to cover all future overseeding and edging needs. But I don’t know if this would be the proper application for it. Thanks in advanced for any input!